August 7, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party…August 7th}


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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Saturday the four of us who organized the Books for Batesville Book Drive met up and delivered the books that so many of YOU donated to the kindergarten and pre-k teachers in Batesville, Mississippi. The local elementary school lost all 15 of their kindergarten classes and 2 pre-k classes in a fire last month.


Thank you so much to anyone who bought and donated a book {or several} and to anyone who shared our facebook posts asking for help. We collected over 1,000 brand new books for these teachers!

In the picture: On the left (standing) Jessica, Me, Laura, (kneeling) Lydia.

On the right is one of the kindergarten teachers and the elementary principal.

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Did you know Dr. Seuss has a brand new book! You can get it on Amazon!

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Did you catch my post yesterday about the cuteness of Carson Dellosa’s Colorful Chalkboard décor. I am in love!

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IMG_9646 I went back to school Thursday and have been spending all week buried under scraps of paper. This is a little sneak peak of my back to school bulletin board and door. I’ll be back next week with finished pictures! Stay tuned…

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I was also given my class list on Thursday so I spent all Thursday afternoon printing labels, labels, labels and … MORE LABELS! Whew what a chore! And I just KNOW that someone new will be added to the list just as soon as I am finished labeling everything! HA!

My kiddos come Monday so I am hoping for some rest this weekend!

Post your Five for Friday and link up below.


  1. I can't wait to see what your classroom looks like! I'm especially intrigued by all the paper pieces. I have not idea what that will be, but I'm sure it will look awesome. And great job on collecting all those books! I'm sure the teachers appreciated that. I'm sorry that I missed it. I guess I need to start following you on Facebook. :)

  2. Have a wonderful start to your school year! I can't wait to see what you did with all those scraps of paper!

  3. I can't wait to see what those scraps of paper turn into!! That is an amazing amount of books and a great thing to organize.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Hope you have a great first day! And thank you for organizing that book drive. Can't wait to see your classroom!

  5. Thanks so much for the Dr. Seuss tip... didn't know there was a new book out! I can't wait to get a copy!

  6. I didn't know about the Dr. Seuss tip and so want to see your bboard!

    Just an idea: Create a file with all the named labels in it. This way, you just have to open, edit, and print one file when you have a new student. I don't know how easy this would be for you but it's a thought!

    My Bright Blue House

  7. What you did for those teacher is so amazing!! It must have been rewarding to be able to deliver the books to them!! :D

  8. I was admiring the labels that you created! I love them. Do you have them in a package to purchase? I was also wondering what font you used for the oval door decorations with the students name on them. I love you work!