Friday, July 31, 2015

Five for Friday: July 31st

It's Five for Friday time! Summer is pretty much over, but that's OK. Soon I will be meeting my new group of 2nd graders and I will be reminded I am the best teacher ever based on notes I will receive all year long :)
This week we went to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. The sea creatures inspired me! Off to make some new units! By the way, this aquarium was seriously awesome! I have been to many aquariums and this one was really good.

I thought I was touching a hammerhead shark and I thought I was going to live to tell about it. Then I found out that shark is not a hammerhead baby, but a bonnet head (a cousin of the hammerhead). Whatever!

On Saturday I met up with some amazing teachers! I feel so blessed to have been able to share ideas with these great ladies. This is not a picture of those ladies. It's a picture of the fabulous name tag and goodie bag made by Laura from Luv My Kinders. Truth be told. . . there were so many cameras out, I figured I'd steal some of theirs :)

So this is my classroom right now. I always underestimate the time it'll take to get my room set up. I think I'm down to hours left to get my room ready. Not days, hours. We have training all next week and then. . . Oh! Wait! I have 1 day and some hours left.

If you haven't checked out my latest post, I really think you should. I love teaching writing and I want to share my excitement! I've began a series of posts for using mentor texts in writing lessons. See those 6 Traits posters and the My Word Collection book? Free on my blog! Check it out here.

I'm linking up with Whitney from With Love From Texas for a blog hop. Check it out!


  1. Hi Stacy,
    Yes, the Aquarium of the Pacific is amazing! So glad you enjoyed it! And how did you get connected with the Central California bloggers? I am from central California, currently live in Northern Cali, but am often in the central valley visiting family and would love to connect with other bloggers and TpTers! Hope you have a wonderful start to your year!

    One Step Closer Teaching

  2. Found you through Five for Friday :) The Aquarium of the Pacific is an awesome place. Thanks to you I learned a new animal - I didn't even know there was a bonnet head shark. Love those writing traits posters!

    Apple Blossoms

  3. Hi Stacy!!!

    You can get it done!!!!!! Seriously … I always remind myself that it WILL all get done … so stop stressin'! So fun meeting other bloggers!!!!! Can't wait to continue reading your series on mentor texts!!!!!!

    Good luck @ training! I still have a month left (YAY)!


    Teach! Sparkle! Smile!


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