July's Last Five for Friday

This can't be the last Friday of July. Nope. Not accepting it.

I decided to make my own Five for Friday numbers because I seem to link up with Kacey EVERY week (and love it) and I don't have anything better to do I'm procrastinating.

I took the GRE on Tuesday and am DONE! It wasn't my best testing performance ever, but I did well enough that I won't need to take it a second time. 

I'll quickly rehash it for those who wanted me to let you know how it went.


(Well, that's how I felt about it although I haven't gotten my writing scores back yet.)

Quantitative Reasoning (aka MATH in 2nd grade terms):

Verbal Reasoning (convoluted lexicon aka TRICKY WORDS):

I've spent plenty of time this week getting school stuff together! In other words, I've used LOTS of paper, ink, and laminating pouches. Oops! 

I am OBSESSED with this flip book.The fact that I used $10+ of Astrobrights and 2 whole ink cartridges on them does not even make me love them less because they are AMAZING and I am sure my parents are going to appreciate them as much as I want them to. 

You can get this EDITABLE flip book here. Thanks Lindsey!! 

These are double-sided reference cards that students will keep in their writing folders. I got the Stretch a Sentence from Cassie and the Portable Word Wall from Amelia

I have finished putting all of my bunting together for my bulletin boards, teacher desk, door, and so on. It may be a little much. Or not.  You can get it here

Snail mail rules. 

I sent my first SLANT box a few days ago to miss Cassie from Mrs. Thomas's Class! Eeek I hope she loves it. I've already signed up for SLANT next month because I love the theme. You can read more and sign up here.

I also received some exciting snail mail this week... 
I got a surprise box from Cassie at Funky in Fourth as part of her giveaway that I won! It is AMAZING! Isn't she awesome?!?

My first giveaway was a HUGE success! 
Thank you so much to everyone who donated and participated. Scroll on down to my giveaway post (or click here if you're lazy) to see who donated and who won. 

Have a perfect weekend. 
I know I will because my man is coming to visit!!!!! :) 


  1. Your flipbook looks great! Thank you for the shout out here and on IG! :)
    Fab goodies from Cassie!
    Thriving in 3rd

    1. Thanks! I love it and everyone else does too. It's perfect. Thank YOU! Feel free to use my picture to advertise your amazinggg product.

  2. I LOVE your flipbook. I know your parents are going to love it!


  3. That box from Cassie looks AWESOMENESS and so do your flip books. They are bright and I like bright!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. They are VERY bright. Hopefully that means parents won't be able to overlook them! ;)

  4. Your numbers are cute - I might have to do that, to match my new blog design! And I made a flip book as well, I just haven't printed mine on colored paper yet. They are fun and I hope my parents enjoy them! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Beyond The Gradebook

    1. Thanks! I had fun making them. It only took a few minutes. Your blog looks awesome!

  5. Love LOVE your flip book!! Can't wait to create my own :) thanks for sharing it!!

    1. Thanks! It was so easy and I'm obsessed with it. :)

  6. I love your banner!!! And what an amazing surprise box from Cassie!!! :)

  7. I'm in denial about the end of July too! And I love your new 5 for Friday numbers!!

    Carolina Teacher

  8. I came across your blog on Instagram and I am in love! Small world that we both are Carolina beginning teachers. :-)

  9. I'm in Fayetteville! I'm always traveling through Charlotte, Columbia, and Greenville. :)

    My IG is just starting up like everything else. My user is The Blissful Beehive for my teacher account. I came across your IG through one of my teacher friends I {heart} recess. I'm excited to get things going, but I'm sure it will be a slow process...especially with school starting up soon!


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