March 15, 2013

Five For Friday {Linky Party.. March 15th}


Today is Friday.. join me in posting 5 random things from your week or today. Add your blog link below. Last week 151 of you joined in on the party. Can you beat that this week?

Here are my “Five for Friday”..


1. I am wrapping up my Spring Break vacation.. and let me tell you it has been a GREAT week! I have enjoyed and taken advantage of having a week off from school. I have worked all day/every day catching up on things that I have been putting off or just needed to do. This little girl has enjoyed me being at home all week too. She has been right beside me all week. This is sweet Peanut..


2. New Folders… Our school breaks down the year into four 9-week periods. Each new nine weeks I give my students new take-home folders. I cannot believe we start the last 9 weeks on Monday. Where has the year gone?? This has been the fastest {but hardest} year ever!


3. I stopped by the school on Wednesday to do a few things. I grabbed our directed drawings from the hall bulletin board and brought them home. I made them into books to put on our book table. My kids will love looking at their Lincoln and Washington drawings.



4. I really had good intentions on making a President’s day post and sharing some of the things we did.. but I never got around to it. But, I wanted to jump in and share this freebie with you. I made and upload this counting by 3’s activity to my TpT store.. It has the cards and a recording sheet if you are interested.

American Counting by 3’s Activity {free download}


5. While I was at the school Wednesday morning- I put away the America and St. Patrick’s Day books and pulled out my Easter collection. I really don’t like Easter being in March. I all ready feel like I am squeezing it in…


You can see some of the things we will do for Easter in this post and there are some freebies too if you want to jump over and check it out.

Enjoy your weekend! Link up below!


  1. Your president books are so cute. Enjoy the rest of your time off.

    The First Grade Princess

  2. thanks so much for hosting this.. I love linking up and seriously your president pictures/drawings are FABULOUS!!!

  3. WOW! I love all things ARTSY and your presidents are Top Notch! Thanks so much for the freebie! I will manage to squeeze that in next week. So glad you are enjoying your break and having the time to get your odds and ends done!
    Happy Friday!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. Wowza love the presidents!!! And your cat picture makes me miss my little puppy I had to leave back home with my parents this year. :) I'm linking up to this linky party for the first time. Thanks for creating an avenue for teachers to connect. :)

  5. Those president are so cute!!! I'll have to keep that in mind! :) Thanks for hosting this! It really is one of my favorite linkys!

  6. What a fun way to publish the kids art work! That is an excellent surprise for them when they get back!
    Enjoy the rest of your break!

  7. The kids drawing are really good!!..Thanks a bunch for the freebie!

    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers 

  8. It was our Spring Break here too - but our weather was horrible. I love their drawings. Thanks for hosting this linky every week.

  9. I have to get out my Easter books too. :) How do you like going for 9 weeks?
    Thanks for the linky party. :)
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  10. Love the directed drawings! I agree about Easter in March! It doesn't feel right and it's a mad rush to get everything done!

  11. The presidents are so cute. This link-up is always a fun way to end the week.

    Third Grade Galore

  12. I linked up but it is totally non teachery...more spring breaky....hope that's ok. Let me know if you want me to yank it:) I would love it if you linked up to my Monday Made It:) Your last post full of cuteness would be perfect:) Thanks for hosting:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  13. That is a really good idea to give them new take home folders. Ours are looking a bit worn out. ps. Your kitty looks a lot like mine. What a cutie! :)


  14. Thank you so much for the freebie! I love your stuff!

  15. Thanks for hosting, as always, and thanks for the freebie! How fun!! :) I have to agree, I don't like Easter being in March either. Just feels like we're shoving too much into a short time. LOVE the Lincoln and Washington books you put together with the kiddos' artwork. Hope you have a great weekend.

  16. Your students drawings are adorable!


  17. Love your counting by 3's review! This is so hard for kiddos! They can always get the 2's, 5's, and 10's; but 3's are tough! Thanks for hosting this linky; what a fun Friday tradition it's becoming for our blog!
    Tarma and Sarah :)
    First Grade Buddies

  18. Your linky is my fav each week! The president drawings are too cute!

    Lovely Literacy & More

  19. Those presidents are TOO cute!! My spring break is just starting...I'm hoping for a good mix of restful & productive! Thanks for hosting the link-up...I look forward to posting and reading all week!!

    Happy Teacher Heaven

  20. You obviously have some quite talented artists in your classroom - just LOVE those drawings of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Thank you for sharing them.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  21. Just starting Spring Break over here - this will keep me busy! Thanks a bunch for the freebie!

    Susanna Westby

  22. Do you have directions for the directed drawing? I love it, but I'm not too artistic...I need directions to draw it myself! haha