Friday, July 17, 2015

Five for Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share a few random things about my week!

My kids started camp this week!  My son, Jacob, is in sports camp for half the day and my daughter, Leah, is in #bestsummerever camp through her preschool for three days a week.  They love it!  It's just a bit of a scheduling nightmare for me....I drop her off at 8, him at 9, pick him up at 12:30, her at 3.  So I have about three hours to myself...and I will take what I can get!

Leah, on her first field trip!  The class went to see a performance of Cinderella.  The highlight of the trip was going on a school bus, of course.

I'm taking a new position next year!  I'll be the literacy teacher for grades 3, 4 and 5.  I will push into classrooms to work with small groups in the mornings and I'll have classes come to me in the afternoons.  I plan to use a workshop model to spread the love of reading amazing books to our older readers!  I am so excited :-)  I've been pinning away....thinking about guided reading, library organization and my favorite novels for older readers!  You can take a look at my pinterest HERE.  Leave yours in the comments!

As part of my new position, I've been reading kids books like mad this summer! I've already blogged about the Crossover by Kwame Alexander.  I also read Brown Girl Dreaming, which I will review on Monday's post.  Check back!

I made our Disney fastpass+ this week!  We are spending two days at Magic Kingdom and one day at Animal Kingdom at the end of August, very beginning of September (I know that it will be crazy hot...).  We went to DIsney last summer, but didn't get to go to Animal Kingdom because I was too busy geeking out at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!  I made fastpass+ for the safari,  It's Tough to be a Bug (DH and Jacob), Character Meet (me and Leah) and the Lion King show.  Any Animal Kingdom experts? Does that sound good for a 6 year old and 4 year old?  We will hit dinosaur as soon as we get to the park.

This would be perfection if dirty wasn't spelled wrong! 
This is my life right now.  I love summer because I can workout so frequently.  I hate summer because I'm in the shower twice a day.

I hope you all have a great Friday and a fab weekend!  Be sure to link up with Doodlebugs to share your five for Friday!


  1. Your little one is so cute! And man a moms job is never done huh? Lol congrats on the new position! Sounds like fun. And I loved going to Disney! I believe we saw the Nemo show at Animal Kingdom. It was pretty cute. Hope y'all have a blast!

  2. Your new position is my dream! I love teaching reading and would love to do it all day! Enjoy Disney...just reading that made my heart skip! Love that place!! :)
    Moore to Learn

  3. Congratulations on your new position! I can't wait to read all about it. Florida is miserable right now. I wish we could turn the AC on outside. Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Sarah: That was SO sweet of you to leave a comment on my blog! (Thanks for that!) And, I am so excited about your dream job... because I want to learn more about how you plan and structure literacy time. I am so glad to find a new blog to follow. YAY!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade