• Five for Friday,  My Classroom,  Shopping

    Five for Friday – The BIG Room

    I’ve missed the last few Five for Friday linky parties but am happy to share today!    My preplanning doesn’t officially start until Monday the 24th but I went in a few days this week to get a head start.  Here’s what I saw when I walked in.  I’m moving rooms again this year but I really don’t mind.  I enjoy planning the layout and organizing everything.  I’m also getting what’s referred to as “the BIG room” by my peers.  What teacher doesn’t want more space? The room is great.  It’s nice and big and gives me so much more space than I’ve had in the past.  But it’s somewhat challenging as it has not just…

  • Five for Friday,  Pete the Cat,  Shopping

    Five for Friday – Shopping for Pete

    Here’s a look back at my week…a mix of vacation memories and settling back in at home.  I’m joining  Doodlebugs Teaching for Kasey’s fantastic linky party.  Check out her Five for Friday.  The lighthouses along the Outer Banks were simply stunning.  We visited three but the Bodie Island lighthouse was definitely my favorite.   On the way home, we stopped for lunch and a quick visit to a teacher store in Raleigh.  I’ve been to Stone’s Education Superstore several times and it never disappoints.  This place is truly a superstore as it’s over 17,000 square feet of well-stocked teacher shopping! Sorry I was too busy shopping to take pictures of the store’s interior.  But here’s a…

  • Five for Friday,  Shopping

    Five for Friday – IKEA Shopping

      I spent the day at IKEA in downtown Atlanta with three of my teacher buddies!  We laughed a little, shopped, laughed more, lunched at The Varsity, laughed even more, and simply had a wonderful time!  Linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for this week’s Five for Friday to tell you all about it! I adore all things that are black & white…a classic combo which works in any d├ęcor and belongs in every woman’s closet. I had one of these black & white dotty rugs last year and loved how it worked in the classroom.  This year I’m in a bigger room so I needed a larger rug.  Couldn’t find anything in a larger size for the right price so I decided to…