Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday {5-3-13}

It's Friday! Time to link up with DoodleBugs! Here's 5 random things from my week:

1. I mentioned last week how a bunch of our projects got funded on DonorsChoose. This week they started rolling in. Seatsacks. Big Book Storage. Leveled Readers. Books. Books on Cd. A Reading Bench. If you don't have a DonorsChoose account... you need one!

2. On Thursday we went to see the Windmill Theater production of Grug! Which is based off a beloved Australian storybook Character. Think Little Critter down under. They kids loved it! After the show the classes got to go on stage and see the sets up close!

3. On Friday the kids did a craft I made to go along with the play. I'm hesitant to put this on TPT, because I have no idea if there are copyrights on Grug. (There are no other Grug products up, despite some Australian sellers) So, if you saw this performance, or live in Australia and love Grug, leave a message with your email and I'll send it to you!

4. It rained. All. Week. Long. Somebody send us some sunshine!!

5. Now for some exciting news.... all of the Common Core Checklists I created with Jessica Purtell are now editable!!! You can type your name into the cover pages, and your students names onto the checklist pages. The best part is, you only have to type your kids names on the first sheet and they will automatically show up on the rest! If you've already bought, re-download for the editable version. If you haven't, check them out! (5th grade coming soon!!!) A HUGE thank to DeeDee Wills for helping me figure out Adobe Pro to make this possible!

Happy Weekend Friends!!


  1. Your Grug is soooo cute! It rained us out this week, too. What's worse is that we had SAT 10 testing all week long and the kiddos were so over being in the classroom after that ridiculous test!

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  3. I bet your kids are so excited for all of the new things in your classroom! I found you through the linky and I'm excited that I did! :)

    ✿ Regina
    Keepin It Krazy

  4. I am going to get your Kindergarten Common Core checklist! It looks very good! Thank you for creating great packets!!!