May 31, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 31}



Hello Friday!

My mind is centered on the BEACH! I leave tomorrow.. and getting ready to go on vacation is as time consuming as preparing for a substitute! Seriously, my to do list is loooong!


The stuff gathering to be packed is getting ridiculous.

My sister sent me this little comic strip years ago. It hangs on the bulletin board in my office.


And, it is so true. We definitely either need a flatbed trailer or a cargo plane to get there!

I was up this morning at 7 am baking cookies to take with us. I unwrapped 36 Reese’s peanut butter cups and didn’t eat a single one. That in itself is a miracle. I ♥ peanut butter!



I have my stack of books and my kindle charged up ready to go! Sleep, eat, read.. those are the three most important things for this week! I look forward to it each year.


My Doodle Bugs Paper website got a little makeover this week! I am just tickled to death with the results! Hop on over and take a peek!


I wanted to update you on the Oklahoma fundraiser that a group of us did last week. I cannot take any credit for any of the hard work that went into this successful fundraiser. Ashley was the workhorse behind the whole thing.


I was just one of the 25 teachers who donated a product for the fundraiser. We were thrilled when Ashley made the announcement that our final total was $29,394.00.. and 100% of the profit went directly to the American Red Cross to help the Moore Oklahoma tornado victims. Thank you to anyone who donated and helped us raise money.

Share your Five things from today or this week and link up below!

Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Your willpower with those Reese!! I would have had to have at least just one :)

    Sparkles, Smiles, and Successful Students

  2. Have fun on your Beach vacay! I love being able to read all I want on summer vacation.

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  3. I am jealous you get to go to the beach! A beach sounds AMAZING right now. :) I've read all of those books. They're wonderful books. Karen Kingsbury is an awesome author! :) I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to head over to my blog and follow me as well! Have fun at the beach!

    Adventures in Room 204

  4. Those cookies look so delicious! Have a great vacation!

  5. I so wish I was leaving for the beach!! Jealous!

  6. Those cookies are one of my favorites, but I don't make them very often because I hate unwrapping the cups!

    Fifth in the Middle

  7. I am ready for the beach, too! Luckily, this has been our first full week out of school and it has been awesome! Lots of time to hang out with my babies! :)
    I'm linking up with you today and if anyone is reading I would love for them to stop by my blog and give some input/advice for a special ed. teacher planner I am working on!
    Mrs. H's Resource Room

  8. Enjoy the beach! Those cookies look delicious, and there's nothing better than reading a good book while relaxing in the sand!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  9. Enjoy your vacation to the beach! I always end up packing way more than I really need too. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  10. I hear ya on packing for the beach! We don't leave until the end of June, but I've already started making lists. It's easier than waiting until the last minute. Which beach do you go to?

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  11. Such an amazing fundraiser. Teachers are such giving, caring people and I love that I am part of that:)

    Have fun at the beach!
    The Resourceful Apple

  12. Jealous of your beach vacation! (and those cookies) Enjoy!

  13. HUGE applause for not eating those pb cups. I. would. fail. that. test. :) Have a great trip! Thank you for doing these linky parties. They are awesome!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  14. Those Reese's cookies are my absolute favorite!!!!! I'm impressed you didn't eat any while making them...I have no control when it comes to peanut butter :) Enjoy the beach!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  15. Those cookies look amazing! They are the perfect treat for your trip. Have fun!!

    Primarily Speaking

  16. Love the comic that is exactly how I feel whenever we go anywhere with kids!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

  17. What an incredible fundraiser!

    Enjoy your time to "eat, sleep, and read".

    Here in Chicago we still have a few weeks to go until summer break!


    The Classroom Creative

  18. Thanks for hosting! I am trying to branch out more, so this is my first Five for Friday! I hope you can hop on over and join my blog too!

    :)Melanie Mowery

  19. Thanks for hosting and congrats on not eating the Reeses. I would have never made it! :) My favorites...
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  20. Have a great beach vacation!! $29,000 is an amazing amount that was collected! Way to go!!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  21. This is my first Five for Friday and I just loved it! Thanks for hosting! :)

  22. I love that comic strip! My family is going on a vacation in July and my head is already spinning thinking about all the stuff we need to pack. Enjoy your trip!
    Third Grade Galore

  23. What a great fund raiser...What a blessing that will be to those in need.
    One more week and I'll have my toes in the sand, too!
    Owl Things First

  24. I love your new blog design for your business page! Thanks for hosting every week!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  25. Love Karen Kingsbury! That is a great series. :)

  26. So jealous of your stack of books ready for vacation! I'll be there in a few short weeks.... enjoy! :)

    The Eager Teacher

  27. Yummers- peanut butter cup cookies... are they all gone now? Have a wonderful beach vacation!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  28. I love Karen Kingsbury books!! And how did you stop from eating the PB?? It's a weakness!!

  29. Have a great time at the beach! I would never have been able to open that many Reese's without eating half. ;)

    I shared pictures of my class's frogs from your Spring Directed Drawing activities if you'd like to check them out.

    Have a great summer!

  30. I make the cookie/Reese's treat a lot, but I can never manage to not eat several as I'm opening them!

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  31. Hi! I am gearing up for my beach trip this week! I don't think I would've been able to not eat one of those Reese's cups though! Love your blog and I am your newest follower! If you have a moment, stop by my blog...I am brand new! Can't wait to see more posts!

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