Friday, July 18, 2014

Five for Friday

Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs to share five random things about my week.  

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The biggest thing about this week, is I started this blog!  I'm so excited to share my ideas and get to know other bloggers. I put together a Blogging Binder to help keep me organized :-)

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I went to Target and got a ton of stuff for my classroom.  My favorite find was in the dollar spot. They had packs of three blank hardcover books.  I can't wait to use these for publishing student work next year!  I've already cleaned out two different Targets, and still want need more.

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I got a new (to me) car!  I loved my old car, but it was eight years old and didn't have many features.  My new car is a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and it has every feature you could imagine.  I love it so much!

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I'm switching schools next year, I'm so excited and nervous at the same time.  I made plans last night to meet my new team next week (there are 8 of us!), and I can't wait!!
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I changed over the name of Teachers Pay Teachers store to "The Cutesy Teacher" from "Thrilled in Third Grade".  I never was really attached to "Thrilled in Third Grade", but change is hard! I also am super excited about my Back to School Language Arts Task Card Bundle!

I'd love to hear what you've been up to this week :-)


  1. Welcome to blogging. I haven't been at it long but it's fun!! I love your blog look. Maybe you might help me figure out how to mine look this cute!

    1. I wish I had made mine look cute! I had my designed by Tenille at She is SO talented, and was great to work with! I'm going to go check out your blog :-)

  2. Welcome Bonnie. I too made a blog planner this week. Your blog looks amazing. I LOVE your header...where did you get it. On a sad note, I scratched my new car this week :(

    Kovescence of the Mind

    1. Hi Sarah! I had my blog designed by Tenille at She was awesome to work with, and I HIGHLY recommend her! I'm sorry to hear that your new car was scratched, that's the worst feeling. I feel like wrapping mine in bubble wrap to keep it looking nice, lol!

  3. Welcome to the blogging world! I love it but had a hard time keeping up with it last year with a new baby and a tough teaching situation! You will love it! I am also switching schools this year so we have that in common! Good luck! I am your newest follower!

  4. Welcome to blogging! I love, love, love those books that you found at Target and I MUST find them ASAP! Congratulations on the new car. It's really nice! I work on a big team too, there were 8 of us last year and will be 7 of us this year. I hope that your team is AWESOME!

    Mrs O Knows

  5. The blogging binder seems like such a smart idea! Your design is super cute :) Congrats on the new wheels!

    Learnin' Books

  6. Oh Target, how I love thee!!! Thanks for posting, I will def have to check my local Target to see if they have those books!

  7. Welcome to blogging! Your blog looks amazing! I think I need a blogging binder as well.... :)

    -Rainbow Lily
    Rainbow Lily Designs

  8. Oooh a new car is exciting! Although even more exciting is starting your blogging journey... or at least that is how I see it!! Welcome to blogging!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  9. Bonnie-Your post is great, and I believe I need a blogging binder too. I always end up just blogging as something hits me versus planning them out. That's a goal for me this year. Sorry we didn't get to meet at the VA Blogger Meet Up, but perhaps next time.

  10. Adorable blog! and congrats on getting a job at a new school! :) I just got hired at a new school as well and will be teaching second grade. Good luck!

  11. Congrats on the new car! That's always fun! I need to get me a blogging journal, maybe it would help mr be more consistent with my blogging, sometimes i just can't think of anything to talk about. Your blog looks terrific!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  12. Congratulations on starting your blog - I started a couple of months ago and wish I had thought of keeping a blogging binder - I will have to start one!
    Growing Little Learners

  13. Congratulations on starting your blog! I started mine just a couple of months ago and have truly fallen in love with blogging! I have already made some blogger friends! It truly is terrific community we all share! I'll definitely keep an eye on your blog! And if you're ever looking to collaborate on any projects/linkies/giveaways let me know! We're stronger when we work together! :)

    Shoe Laces & Sweet Faces

  14. I like the design of your blog. It’s really appealing, and made me want take a look around a bit more. I also love your car! That’s a nice model, and I hope you can give us a tour inside your car as well. Haha! Thank you for sharing!

    Maurice Osborne @ Fast Lane Automotive