June 28, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. June 28th}

Hello Friday! Friday’s don’t have that magical feel in the summer like they do during the school year! HA! Right now, it is just a reminder of how FAST my summer break is flying by! I know some of you are just finishing up school so you don’t feel the panic yet. But, I have just over a month of summer break left.
I also have an announcement about the Five for Friday linky at the bottom of this post.. make sure you check out what is going on!
Post your five random things from this week and link up below!

We had our last art class at our local library this week.
This week the project was a fun little apple with a worm inside. We had a great time and the end results were cute!

I also spent a few afternoons this week helping to unpack and organize new books! Exciting stuff! New books always make me happy.

I have three students that had birthdays this week- so I mailed off their birthday treats. I included their birthday tag that would have been on our class calendar if we were in school, a pack of Fun Dip and a birthday sticker inside a birthday card. Fun Dip is the perfect treat to mail because it does not take up much room in the envelope.

I have been working on new notebook designs for my Doodle Bugs Paper website.. and I “released” them this week. I am really happy with the 24 new designs! I would love for you to check them out too! They are 6x9 inches, 80 lined pages inside, top spiral.. personalized just for you! I am in love!


I took advantage of Oriental Trading’s free shipping deal last week and stocked up on my favorite stickers. Love these!


.. and for the Five for Friday news! I am taking the month of July off from the linky party. The Five for Friday party will be back on Friday, August 2nd.

But, don’t worry.. My friend Cara is going to keep the Friday Linky Party going in July with a favorite pins link up. So, for the next four weeks link up on her blog with your favorite pins from Pinterest! See you there!
Happy Happy Weekend!
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  1. It looks like you have been very busy!! I love the new spiral notebooks you have created!! We will miss you in July, but it sounds like you have a great person to step in to help! :-)
    Learning Is Something To Treasure

  2. The apple project is adorable! Love your notebooks too! Enjoy your month off :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  3. Those art projects were super cute!! Thanks for sharing!! We will also miss linking up in July; however, we will enjoy the favorite pins link-up. We started a Wednesday link up called Wednesday Wisdom, but we are only doing it over the summer. Enjoy your break!! Thanks for a great linky!!

  4. I was soooo disappointed when I read that Five for Friday was not going to be active during July... happy for you, though, taking time off! I love reading about everyone's weeks and I just joined in myself last week. However... PINS!!!! YES! Thanks for continuing the Friday linky and thanks to Cara for filling in.

  5. Thanks for doing the Five for Friday every week! It really helps me to look at what I've managed to accomplish, when it feels like I'm in disorganized. I'll miss it in July!
    I love your notebooks.. so cute


    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  6. The spiral notebooks are adorable! I think I might need to order some for my daughter to start the new school year! Good for you on taking a break! Have fun and thanks for the great linky! I'll be linking back up in August! Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  7. You deserve a break! Enjoy your time and RELAX! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

    Blessings, Cindy

  8. What a thoughtful way to remember summer birthdays! You are a blessing to your students!

  9. I love that you send birthdays in the summer. I never thought of doing that! Great idea and thank you for the Linky Party and sharing!!

    A Rocky Top Teacher

  10. This is my first ever Five for Friday. Thanks for the opportunity!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  11. Love your cute spiral notebooks! I am going to hop over there and look at them more closely. This is my first Five for Friday and cant wait for you to start it back up after July!

  12. Super cute notebooks! And I love your idea of sending students goodies in the mail when they have a summer birthday!

    First Grade Brain

  13. GREAT idea to send birthday treats over the summer!!!! I bet they ABSOLUTELY LOVE getting that in the mail from you! :) Thanks for hosting!!!

    Soaring Through Second

  14. I LOVE that your mail your "summer birthdays". I might have to steal that! And I need to check out those notebooks...too cute!

    ap Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  15. I love art projects and new books! It sounds like you are definitely keeping busy. You are soooo thoughtful to still recognize the summer birthdays! I'll have to remember to keep those kiddos birthdays & addresses next year. I can't wait for the Favorite Pins Linky Party!

    Super Sparkly in Second

  16. Love your Five for Fridays. I know it's super hard managing it all. Would you mind if I do a 3 for Friday ? I just want to keep up my picture taking.

  17. Love Five for Friday and peeking into everyone's rooms:) The break will be nice so everything will be fresh for back to school! Mailing birthday gifts is a fabulous idea too.

    The Resourceful Apple

  18. I love those FABULOUS spiral notebooks! I'm shopping for myself now.. they are irresistible! What a wonderful idea to mail birthday gifts to those summer babies!

    That's So Second Grade!

  19. I love those notebooks. I saw your birthday post and I thought I could write Happy Birthday on the notebooks. Thanks for letting us know about them.

    Third Grade Galore

  20. I LOVE the little notebooks - So cute and perfect!

    This is one of my favorite Linky parties, too! So much great, funny, helpful info on the other blogs! Thanks for hosting and enjoy your month off! :)

  21. I love that you send your students their birthday treats during the summer! I think I may have to start doing that next year. Thanks for the great idea!

    Thank you also for hosting Five for Friday. Enjoy your month off!

    AmyTeaching Is Sweet

  22. Thanks for hosting the linky party. I love new books and school supplies too. The notebooks are so cute!
    Grade School Giggles

  23. I love those notebooks! Thanks for hosting this linky. I'll look forward to your return in August!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  24. Thanks for hosting this! Love reading your post! I am still in school and am enviously reading about everyone's summer adventures!!!

  25. I think it's incredibly sweet that you mail b-day goodies to your summer birthday kiddos! They must be so excited to open an envelope from you!


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