July 4, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. July 4th}


Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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Happy Happy Independence Day! I shared some patriotic fun over on Blog Hoppin’ this morning. Jump over and see all the red, white & blue!

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Speaking of Blog Hoppin’.. you will NOT want to miss the amazing announcement {tons of fun} coming tomorrow.

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I spent a glorious week in Fort Morgan, Alabama last week. An annual family girls trip was successful. I am the master of being a beach bum.  When getting dressed to go out to eat seems like a chore- you have officially become lazy!

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If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my daily book pictures. Here is the stack of the ones I read last week while being the master beach bum.


From top to bottom:

Irresistible by Susan Mallery

Take My Breath Away by Christie Ridgway

Afterburn & Aftershock by Sylvia Day

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

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One night at the beach I did put the whole gang to work cutting my newest group of centers. These Plain Jane math centers {or task cards} are perfect to use year round for extra practice or reinforcement. It includes 35 different sets and are super easy to prep. Just print and go…


Have a happy & safe 4th of July!

Link up your Five for Friday post below.


  1. Hello! I'm new to the blogging community and just joined your Five for Friday for the first time, as well as requested to follow you on Instagram and started following you on Bloglovin'. (I'm not a stalker...just looking for some cute ideas- LOL.)

    I had fun linking up with you, so thanks for the Linky Party. I'm also looking forward to seeing the surprise you have for Saturday!

    <a href="http://literacylovinggals.blogspot.com”>Liteacy Loving Gals </a>

  2. I love the Elin Hilderbrand books. Have you read the new one? The Matchmaker? That is on my list. Have a great Friday!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  3. Hey there! You're not messing around with the reading...I need to get to more of my books for sure! Which one that you read was the best?
    BigTime Literacy

  4. I love that you were able to read so much on vacation last week!! Right now I don't really get very much reading time on vacation because my kiddos are so small. I know one day I'll be there again!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  5. You have been in my neck of the woods. We are about 45 minutes from Gulf Shores!!!

  6. I'm glad you had a fun beach trip! We are heading to the beach in another week, and I intend to take after your beach bum ways! Of all the books that you've read, to have some faves that you would recommend? I just read Snoops in the City which I downloaded free from kindle. I would describe it as a Hallmark movie in book form, but it was a fun and easy read that I enjoyed.

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

  7. I'm new to your linky party! I think it is SO much fun, so thanks for hosting! I love your summer reading list. I will have to add more books to my list now! :)

  8. I am really looking forward to the Blog Hop!


  9. Checking back tomorrow... you know we can't resist surprises! Good thing I follow you several ways :)
    Kidpeople Classroom

  10. Glad you had a great trip! Looks like some great reads! Can't wait to check back in tomorrow . This was my first time linking up, yay!

  11. My 5 for Friday...