Saturday, August 3, 2013


When did August sneak in???

I swear it was just the 4th of July like last week....Wasn't it???

Time to link up with Farley for CURRENTLY...Such a fun way to check in with other bloggers and to meet some new friends!
Most of these are pretty self-explanatory so I won't bore you with the explanation.  Just a few to touch on...

Wanting: Back in June, I had a very tall pile of books I was looking forward to reading this summer.  I am such a wishful thinker....most of them are STILL in that pile.  Here are a few that I DID get through though:
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Awesome, awesome read on taking a new look at revision.  Used this book for my NWP project. 
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Also used for my National Writing Project inquiry, TONS of great lesson ideas from a writing expert!
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OK...well I'm ALMOST done with this one.  I was inspired to read it from the book study that some of you were posting about this summer.

B2s Must Haves: 
Lots of Post-its -- the brighter the better.  I love the ones in shapes.
New Room Décor:  I took everything down in June because I have been looking at the same room décor for the past five years.  I figured that if the walls were bare, I would HAVE to change things up.  I'm excited for my new décor -- going for a bird/owl theme with lots of turquoise, magenta & lime green.
Synonym Word Rings:  A great product from Joanne Miller at Head Over Heels for Teaching.  I blogged about how I used these yesterday (you can read that post here) and can add other writing cards to the rings for my kiddos to use as a reference when writing.  You can find them at her TpT Store.

 In honor of many of you heading back to school now, I'm having a SALE at my TpT Store through Monday.  Now would be a great time to grab my Word Parts We Know program for prefix & suffix work or my new Number of the Day Task CardsHappy shopping! 

Before I go, a reminder to enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to WIN my new Number of the Day Task Cards.


  1. I want to see your room with the colors! I like the idea of magenta. I am almost similar- turquoise, lime green, and black with owls.


  2. I thought I was going to deep clean my house over the summer....I always found an excuse not to and school is back in session (at least for the teachers!)

  3. I'm with Liz...I had grand plans to deep clean my house this summer, but I never worked up the motivation. Can't wait to see your new classroom decor!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Shafer's Shenanigans 

  4. Love these task cards. Would be great to use in my room!

    Really enjoy reading your blog!

  5. I'm your newest follower! I did an owl theme last year- black and neon! Can't wait to see yours!

    Floating Through Fifth

  6. August came quickly, didn't it?!? Love your task cards! Visiting your store now... ;)


  7. I need to deep clean my house before school starts as well, but my motivation is lacking! :/

  8. I love your ideas!

    I was determined to deep clean my house this summer. I have gotten a lot done, but still have a couple of rooms left! :)

    A Day at the Beach with Fourth Grade

  9. I feel so behind on my reading for school list. Yikes! I had a huge list all planner out and I haven't even made a dent in it this year. I guess I'll just try and make up for this week and then keep adding it to it like always ;)

    I found your blog through another blogger! You have some great ideas :) I'm your newest follower :)

    My Shoe String Life
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  10. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for visiting my blog - I am now following you too!

    I LOVE getting up when others are still in bed too - I am always awake early on the weekend so get up and start blogging!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  11. I am a new follower on GFC! I read a few books this summer, but only one for school. Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

  12. My room theme is birds & Owls with turquoise, green, and magenta! Great minds think alike!! Can't wait to see pics!

    Adventures in Multigrade

  13. I have owls for a theme the second year in a row! The students loved it and they always brought me fun "owl things!" It might be difficult to switch. lol I love what you did with your pencil cases and was also inspired by Joanne. I have bought 38 of them and need about 15 more but the stores are sold out! Time to go on a hunt this weekend. :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  14. I couldn't agree more with both your "loving" and your "needing"! Thanks for doing the giveaway, too! ~Deb
    Crafting Connections


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