Saturday, February 23, 2013

Five for Friday {ahem, Saturday}

What a long week... It's time to link up to Doodle Bug's Five for Friday... except I'm posting on Saturday!  Here's some randomness of my week in pictures!  
1)  I keep checking their page thinking that this might actually be a good idea?  Not quite sure, but I think I could kick some serious butt on this show!
2)  My beloved Erin COndren is running out next month... so you know I was delighted to get this in my email.  You can get $20 of their site until the end of February.  I am super excited...did you know that you can chose which month you want your planner to start?  I will order mine this week, but the calendar will start in April!  Yay!
3)  I have been hard at work reading some of the novels that I am expected to teach during the last 9 weeks.  I am pretty pumped that I can even THINK about the last 9 weeks of the school year {can I get a collective AMEN}.  In Georgia, we have frameworks provided by the state to use as a guide...  So, I am creating packs to help my kiddos make some connections.  Hoping to finish these 2 packs sometime in the next week or two.... fingers crossed!  Do you guys have frameworks provided by your state to teach the Common Core?
4)  My spaceship craftivity that I came up with to go along with the Get Rich Quick Club book.  My kiddos were watching me draw it and just started blurting "football" "hamburger"... then a co-worker said "grill?"  I give up... these people have no imagination...  haha!
5)  I celebrated a 30something birthday last Friday... and got this clutch from my friend Tara... and I absolutely love it.  I was my favorite birthday present.  I love the color yellow... and I would monogram everything if I could... so this was a great combo of both those loves! 

 -Stacy post signature


  1. First, a very happy birthday to you! I am obsessed with the Amazing Race too! Who is your favorite team so far? I haven't picked a fav yet, but I know the teams I could do without:) Can't wait for Sunday!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  2. Happy Belated Birthday Stacy!
    Your clutch is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!
    I am very excited to see your 2 new book companion units! I am working on trying to do the same thing, but have hit a wall. Your frame and clipart on the Lemonade Wars is close to what I need inspiration with. Can you tell me which company you purchased from?
    Perhaps your new units will yield more creativity to mine!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  3. Happy Birthday, Stacey! I love, love, love Erin Condren and love my Life Planner even more. YAY for taking the plunge! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  4. Happy belated birthday!! Mine is tomorrow. I didn't realize the Erin Condren planners could start any month. Boo! I would have asked for that for my birthday. I already put it on my Christmas wish list. Haha! I love your clutch!

    Live Love Laugh and Teach!

    1. Stacy... how cool that your name is spelled the same as mine.... and in a really STRANGE twist your birthday is also in February... and before I got married, my middle name was Rena!!!! CRAZY! I hope that you have a happy birthday... oh and I think the getting to pick the start month on the planners is a new thing b/c I totally don't remember getting to pick with my last one. I am heading over to your blog now to become your newest follower! :)

  5. Your book companion covers look really fun :) What grades will they be for?

    Ladybugs Lounge

    1. Hey, Rebecca... the book companions are made to be multi-grade.... I have to use them as read alouds in my first grade class (Georgia frameworks are required in my district) but I created materials to make them user friendly for 2nd-4th. I just posted the Lemonade War one tonight... the details are all in my latest blog post if that helps! Hope you're having a great week so far! :)

  6. Happy Birthday friend! I kinda love your clutch too... :) love your units!