Five for Friday - and a back to school freebie!

Happy Friday!  I am definitely starting to have school thoughts on the brain.  I can’t help it – everyone is posting classroom set up ideas, pinterest finds and school supply sales.  We don’t go back until the last week of August, but I’m definitely turning the corner from total summer mode to at least THINKING about school.  Ok, more than thinking….

I’m linking up with Doodlebugs once again for Five for Friday.  Here’s a peeky at my weeky!

Check this out

It’s a staple that comes in two pieces – the bottom is attached to the top with a magnet, which means you can take it apart to staple on the wall… or even better – anywhere on a page!  This is genius!  Why didn’t someone think of this before?  Click on the picture to go to Amazon to purchase it.

Whoa-baby!  Look at this!

Yep, that’s me… on the T.U.B.E.  On the tube BEHIND the boat… and the boat is moving… pretty fast (ok, maybe not that fast if you ask the people on board, but it FELT fast!)  I was fine going straight.  Even picked up a little speed.  Going around the corners, nope, not so good.  Captain Crunch had to slow the boat waaaaay down around the corners to make me happy.  But it was fun.  Once.

I’ve been looking around for more apps to use with my kiddos this year.  HD Notes is a great way to allow students (or anyone) to use the ipad as a notebook – write on it, draw, graph, etc.  I could see having kiddos use the stylus to practice spelling words, math problems… any practice sheet I want.  Great way to save paper!

I took a morning and decided to go into my room for a bit.  Actually, it took me over an hour to GET to my room because I stopped to talk to everyone on the way.  

This is what I was greeted with.

Not bad actually, everything was put back pretty much where it belonged.  The stuff you see in piles is what was on top of bookcases, etc.  I put all of it back and started my to-do list of what’s next.
- organize math supplies
- put up word wall
- organize classroom library
and a bunch more… the list was getting long so I decided to leave for the day.

I spent a while after that getting this little freebie ready to go.

I know there are a lot of “Find Someone Who” activities out there, but I’m partial to mine. J  This is part of a bigger set of 6 different FSW activities perfect for back to school.  Yes, there is a general “All About Me” one in there, but I also included summer activities, things to do and more.  You can see the full pack by clicking HERE.  And you can download the freebie by clicking on the image.

Well, that’s it for this week.  I’m planning on doing some school supply shopping next week and going back into my room again to do some reorganizing.  Be sure to check out the Five for Friday linky to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

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  1. That stapler is ridiculously cool. I'm impressed with your tubing skills!

  2. Woah. That stapler is amazing! I'm jealous you are back in the classroom setting up. We don't go back until September. Classroom setup is my favourite part!

  3. Ok... I seriously may be purchasing that stapler... so awesome! I hate the initial "where do I start" moment when you first enter your room after summer... can't wait to see it when it's all put back together :) And I have the same feeling about tubing!!! You look like a pro, I would never have guessed how you really feel ;)
    Tales of a Teacher

  4. That stapler looks amazing!!! Is it light? It looks less heavy than the one in my room. The fact that it comes apart sounds insane! I once stapled my hand as I was stapling the walls. I'm accident prone. I can't wait to try that app too. Thanks for sharing!

    The Super Sparkly Teacher


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