August 8, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. August 8th}


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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I’ve officially gone back to school- but Monday is my first day with students. This is EXACTLY the way I feel. The thought of early alarm times, getting dressed, makeup and working ALL DAY wears me out just thinking about it. I am starting my 15th year of teaching. This is nothing new- but I quickly forget how tired going back to school makes you.

I know YOU understand!!!!!!!!!!

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Last week I told you about rescuing Biscuit. She is doing so much better and she has been my little sidekick all week. She has moved into my parent’s house but she visits our house and  has been spending lots of time playing at school. She’s a nosy little girl who loves wandering the halls and meeting new friends at school. We are all in LOVE!

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I got my class list for this year.

I have 12 new first graders.

7 boys and 5 girls.

Do you know how much I love the number 12!

Perfect for dividing the class in 1/2 and in groups of 3 or 4.

It’s a teacher’s dream!

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After I got the list- I got busy making labels. I had a list of everything that needed labels- books, folders, boxes, desks, cubbies, hooks, helper chart, door, etc… and had it all ready to start labeling everything Thursday.


I ended up forgetting a few things- and had to go “old school” with the labels.. blank labels, handwritten names, and stickers. Oh my!

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Biscuit and I spent a little time in the copy room Wednesday afternoon. I got my sight word flash cards copied for the year. I hate this chore! It seems to take forever . but so thankful to have it done and ready! My sight words are from my Sight Word Unit.

I hope you have a great weekend! I hope to catch up on a little sleep.. my mind has been going non stop all week and have not slept much. My room is ready and work is prepared. Bring on those little ones Monday.. at least it’s a 1/2 day.

Link your Five for Friday below. Remember to grab the button and link back to this post! ♥




  1. That little dog is adorable! I have been thinking about adopting a dog but don't think I would have enough for them. Glad you and your parents are giving him a great home! And I am sure he LOVES wondering those halls at school!

    And GOOD LUCK on your First Day Back on Monday!

  2. 12 students!?! Oh my.... I'm JEALOUS!!!! Hope you have a great first day back :)

    Dirty Hands & Lesson Plans

  3. Biscuit is so adorable :)
    I wish I had only 12 students!

    Hope you have a rested weekend before all your students arrive.

    Rainbow Lily
    Rainbow Lily Designs

  4. Biscuit makes the internet again... from being bullied to being blogged :) And TWELVE students. Ah. I can dream. So wonderful for you AND them. Good luck Monday... it's a little bit longer for me. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  5. OMG! I totally understand about not being able to sleep. My brain will not shut off at night, and then once I finally do fall asleep I am up a few hours later with my brain racing again. Good luck on your first day of school with your kiddos! Our kids don't start until the 18th.
    Learning by the Seashore

  6. Biscuit is ADORABLE!!! Good luck on your first day of school!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. Twelve students?! I am soooo so jealous! I have 31 and have done every since I've taught!

    I love Biscuit, what a little cutie!!


  8. 12??? WOW! That is an absolute dream and definitely what education needs. It was a good year if I started off with less than 28. Crazy! Good luck with the beginning of your year.

    Sara J Creations

  9. I love your comic! I think we are all feeling that way. August and September are definitely the hardest months of the year trying to get into the swing of things. Thank you so much for hosting this linky party every week. I really enjoy seeing everyone post such wonderful ideas!

  10. 12 Students ?!?!? So lucky! In Kinder we get 25! Biscuit is absolutely adorable!

  11. Does your class list stay that small, or do more get added before the first day? All our classes have 21-24 kids. I love how small your class is! Good luck with the new school year!!!


  12. I'm glad biscuit is settling in so well! 12 children - how lovely! I'm excited to only have 22 this coming September!
    Growing Little Learners

  13. Biscuit is adorable! 12 kiddos?! I have 17 and am thankful that it's smaller than last year's group! Have a great weekend!

    Learning is for Superstars
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  14. LoL, we have a Cookie! You must LOVE having such small numbers! Fantastic!

  15. 12 students!?!?! That is definitely a dream number. Good luck on Monday (although I'm sure you will be just fine).
    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  16. Hi Kacey,
    I love your colorful class list! I was wondering, is there a quick way to create multi-colored text like that, or do you highlight and color each letter? Thanks for sharing!
    Best of luck for you first day- I've got one more week before my firsties come :)
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  17. Thanks again for hosting this fun linky ! I LOVE Biscuit. I hope she makes an appearance every Friday. My doggie always shows up in 5 for...And I have to say I am a little Jealous. 12 students?!! What a dream! Are you at a private school? Around here you only get numbers like 15 and below at private schools. Last year my class was 22.
    Reading and Writing Redhead

  18. Wow - 12 kids. how lucky = have you ever had had a larger class? Last year I had 24 grade one and two's.
    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

  19. wow to 12 kids! That's awesome. Your new puppy is so adorable. Keep those pictures coming! Have a great week next week.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  20. Lucky you with 12 students! I'm sorry you had to go back already :(

  21. Congratulations on getting 12 kids, Kacey! Biscuit really is starting to look better. I'm so happy you rescued her. By the way, I love the links you shared. They're very interesting. I love reading about how teachers interact with their students. You and your fellow teachers on your blog are all so sweet. I wish all of you the best! :)

    Blanca Hoffman @ Marketing theProduct

  22. I heard you might be trying to coordinate a New England blogger meetup! I couldn't make the meet up today but would love to go to the next one if possible!

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