Five for Friday!

Hi there! I'm linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching to share a little about my week!

1. I'll be teaching at a new school next year and I am SUPER excited about it! I have amassed quite the collection of teaching resources, as I'm sure you can relate, and want to keep it all organized so my move is as easy as possible. Our sweet secretary has been collecting empty copy paper boxes for me. I made these giant labels and stuck them on the side of each box. As I'm packing things up, I just throw the item in the box it belongs in! 
System for keeping all of those seasonal resources organized from the Littlest Scholars

2. We only have a little over 5 weeks of school before my little scholars go to 1st grade. This time of year can be challenging for managing behavior and keeping students invested and engaged in the work they are doing. I wanted to excite my little scholars for what is to come but also keep them focused on reaching the goals I have set for them. So without further adieu, I introduce...

I used the Soldier Boy and Girl craftivity from Miss Kindergarten to make this. 

Do you think this will motivate my little scholars to keep working hard for the next 20 something days?

3. We have our end of year DIBELS testing in just a few days and I want to make sure my little scholars are as prepared as possible. I get SO excited when the data is presented to us...I love calculating my little scholars' growth! We've been using my Sound Count Sort pack to practice phoneme segmentation and I added the sand pails for a little novelty :)

4. My little scholars have been using one of their favorite math center activities this week. They each get a bag with a set of addition cards. They solve the equation and place a clothespin on the correct answer. It is such a hit! I love it too because the prep is super easy and it doesn't require color ink! Can I get an amen? You can find it [here]

5. I definitely saved the best for last...MY MOM is visiting this weekend! I'm originally from CA and moved to rural MS to teach in an underserved school several years ago. I miss my mom dearly and I am beyond ecstatic that she is coming to visit. Her BFF (and my room mom from afar) is also coming with's going to be a fabulous girls' weekend! Here is my guest room ready for their visit. 

I'd love to see your Five for Friday! Link up :)

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  2. Loving your box labels and moving technique! Great idea! Hope you have a great visit with your mom! I am your newest follower!

    Feel free to stop by and say hello!

    Sticky Notes & Glitter: A First Grade Adventure!

  3. I just found your blog through Five for Friday! I'm your newest follower! I just checked out your TpT store and became your newest follower there, too! What great products you have there! Can't wait to do a little shopping! Have a fun time with your mom! I live in Utah and my mom is in Illinois and it is so hard being this far away!
    Teaching First

  4. I am in LOVE with your "Operation First Grade" crafts. How cute!! I may have to do something similar. Thanks so much for sharing!! And, enjoy your visit with Mom. Mine is only an hour away, and I still miss her. :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  5. Love the labels! Your "Operation First Grade" board looks cute, too!

  6. I love your box labels! I am a labeling freak! :) My mom lives far away too...and she is coming to visit in just 13 days! YAY! I love her visits! I hope you have a great visit with your mommies! :)
    Ms. Shope's Class

  7. Oh my goodness!!!! I love the little soldiers!!! What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing :)

  8. I LOVE the box labels! Would you please share? I am moving to a new grade & classroom and they would help me get organized for next year.Thanks!
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