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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Five for Friday: Early Edition

They say the early bird gets the worm.. 

Well, in this case, the early bird hasn't blogged in two weeks and really wanted to link up with the Five for Friday this week, but knew it wouldn't have time since tomorrow is THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!  Can I get a Woot Woot?  
 Yeah, I said that. The mass chaos & delirium of the last week of school led me to actually say "woot woot".

Forgive me.

So...anyway...as I said tomorrow is our last day of school and it's a half day, which means...
    7:45  Come in.
     8:15 Kickball Tournament (kids vs. teachers)
     9:30 Pick up lunches
     9:30 - 11:00   Movie, games and survive....ahem.... I mean, intense instructional focus
     11:15 Pack up, say goodbyes...cry a little...laugh a little...
     11:30  CELEBRATE!!!  The school year is over! :)

Allright, enough about that... on to my Five for Friday....last one of the school year (have I said that yet?) 

During my recent blogging hiatus, I celebrated a birthday, and MB was sweet enough to send me flowers to school.  Isn't that the best feeling?? And these puppies are still kickin' and smell oh-so-good!

   My #2 was my annual girls beach trip. It was late this year, but it's just me and my two best girlfriends that I grew up with leaving life behind and planting our butts on the white sands of Florida.  It's the best. 

   This year, we drove all night after work to get there....showed up at 2 am....and saw this....
Ummmm....yeah..... condo not clean. :(  Being so late, I couldn't call the owners. {Insert loud words that I can't put on this sweet little blog}, & we had to strip the beds and do laundry.... at 2 am. 
Oh yeah, awesome sauce, right?! 

  But, once the sheets were clean.. (among other cleaning tasks), and an email was sent to the owner... it was time for some much-needed sleep and some BEACH TIME!

 Ahhhh..... I'm still crossing my fingers that I have the winning numbers, so I can just PERMANENTLY prop myself up in this chair.
So, when I get back from the beach...what awaits me??
Mounds & mounds of paperwork...
My To-Do list is STILL not even halfway checked off, but it will get done, right??
Right?  RIGHT?
But, it's the last week of school, so we had to get some fun stuff in there.
My parent helpers and I got the kids' beach buckets together & they loved them!!
Always a hit..and this year, my parents were so generous :)
And lastly...since tomorrow is the last day (yeah, I said it again), I had to come up with some cute, budget-friendly gifts for the kiddos...a sweet little parting gift.
What did I do before Pinterest??  
These little pops turned out so cute! 
Thanks to the AWESOME Ashely Hughes for the super cute clip art!
If you are looking for a cheap, easy gift, here you go.
Click {here} to grab the tags for free. :)

Lastly, if you are looking for a summer pack for your kiddos, check out my Splashing through Summer packet.  It's 61 pages of daily work for your kids to do throughout the summer.

It's Common Core aligned to bridge the gap between first and second grade, and includes a parent letter and reading log.

Just click the picture! 

So, that's it, friends.  I know I'm a little early, but I just LOVE this linky.
Go check the others, and don't forget to link up so we can see all the fun stuff YOU did this week :)

Happy Friday!!!



  1. Love your summer buckets! Those look like a HUGE hit! Too cute!!

    One Fab Teacher

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