Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday, 300+ Followers Giveaway & September Currently

It's Friday, and I'm actually on time with my Five for Friday!  (I am a little late for my Currently...)  I am just now feeling that I have my act together have my head above water with all things concerning school.  I got my beginning of the year things turned in (you know, stuff like Sub Folder, daily schedule, blood borne pathogen quiz, etc.).  The only thing left on my beginning of year check list is to make my SLO student groups.  One more test to do next week, and I'll will be set with that.  But, all in all, I do have to say my year has started out pretty smoothly.  I almost have my Kinders convinced that they need to walk quietly in the hall without dragging their entire bodies along the walls.  I don't know how many times I've said, "You are not paint, get off the wall!"  They are getting fairly good at following procedures, and they are a pretty agreeable bunch of kiddos. 

1.  On Labor Day we went to the little parade that has been a tradition for fifteen years.  It takes place on the highway (two lanes in our neck of the woods), and is comprised mostly of tractors, firetrucks, a few horses, tractors, a 4-H club or two, some tractors, and lots of candy.

 Isabella's road candy.  (And a banana that was thrown by someone in a gorilla suit.)

2.  Apple Picking.  Sarah came over with the girls today.  We had fun picking apples.  I am amazed at the number of apples we have gotten from our little trees.  We picked this little Cortland apple tree clean.

 Isabella is sporting her new riding boots with her little sundress.

 Sarah picked this big honeycrisp!

 Olivia had fun putting apples in the bag.

 ...and taking them out of the bag.

3.  Here is a little freebie to go with a freebie.  If you didn't get the alphabet freebie from July, click here.  Now, click here to get this companion freebie.

4.  I am just now getting around to putting together a giveaway to celebrate over 300 followers!  Yay!  Thank you!  For this giveaway, I will send one winner everything I have for sale in my Teachers pay Teachers store, and a 2014 chevron life planner donated by my talented daughter (Sarah of Kinder Cakes).

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5.  Finally, my Currently for September.



  1. Love all the pictures! My little town should start a parade like your alls! Lord knows there are enough tractors, horses, and trucks lol. I feel the same way about my students this year. They are 6th graders but I am so blessed so far with my homeroom. They have great personalities and so far hardworking!

    Good luck with your laundry problem. Mine never gets done until the weekend lately!

    Math Madness

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  3. What a wonderful post. Living in Australia, it's been a real cultural education. Thank you! I wish we had candy-spewing tractors on labor day. And those apples! Hope you have a wonderful year.

  4. Oh no! I hit "enter" when I meant to hit the back space. My email is Thanks!

  5. Now what do I like best about being a teacher! And I can only pick one thing!?? Hmmm... The hugs!! :-)

  6. Congrats on the 300 and plus followers! I love my job (most days). I think it is the sense of humor that little 6 year olds have!

  7. I like finding a way to make each child feel successful, the glow in their eyes when they get something, and the spontaneous hugs they give me! While they are in my class they are my children!

  8. I like the love my students show even when they move to another grade!!!!

  9. We had fun picking apples at your house! It made my Five for Friday, too! :)

  10. I love how excited children get when they learn something new.

  11. Found your post on Five for Friday. Following! Smiles, Jayne
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