Friday, May 22, 2015

Five for Friday Randomness!

Well Happy FRIDAY!!!! Happy 3 DAY weekend!!!! So in true end of year teacher style I am going to say I have been superbly busy! I mean duh right?! I am going to try to squeeze a complete five in tonight but may only make it to 3-4 haha....
First off a FREEBIE!! I made these little tags this week for our admin team. It was educational bosses week! Once again, SO easy!! 
1.Go buy you some Burt's Bees products. 
2.Download and print these tags.
4. Smile and feel good you just made someone have a future smile too! 

Click here to download

So a few weeks ago I posted about starting a BIP. You can read about that here if you missed it. Ok, talk about glorious! This has worked like a charm! My BIP's I have had LOVE LOVE being a mini me. And let's just say I LOVE LOVE LOVE having a mini me also that can handle it! I can't wait until I can start this from like week 1 of the next year. 
The BIP today helped check off work due, filed papers, handed out reward coupons and walked  around answering questions  for me! 
The key is hand picking "randomly drawing their name from a hat" ;) oh ya'll know what I am talking about...BIP is not supposed to be more work for the teacher haha...

Our baby chickadees hatched again this year!!! We had like 17!! *hanging head in shame* I didn't do a good job this year of taking pictures and documenting their journey as I normally do (I am superbly busy remember?!) I did snap this one though as I had the kids come pet them. 

So I bought these wonderful word strip cards the other day on TPT from Tara West. 
 I was wondering how to organize them for easy access next year in guided reading and came across an empty plastic container. It happens to be the kind I normally use for magnetic letters but took out some of the dividers and it fit the strips perfectly! I then added some labels and WAH-LAH!

So I went through this banner phase...not sure why, but felt very crafty and these were so simple to make I gave in to the urge. I am one of those people who will pin things all day long but then never get the motivation to really go back and DIY. 
I made this one for Easter and hung it on the mantel in the living room.

We also had this empty frame that just sat around taking up space aka drives me nuts!!
So I decided to make the banner and put it inside for our guest room. You may not be able to tell with the horrible lighting but the guest room is gray/yellow themed. I painted the letters yellow.  

Well lookie there! I made it to 5! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and THANK YOU to all those who serve and have served our country! I know we focus a lot on how it is an extra day off school, but tend to forget or overlook the real reason we actually have off. 

Have a BLESSED weekend!!

"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13


  1. I LOVE your word strips storage idea!! I bought them too! Now, I need to get those boxes! Awesome!

  2. So I just found your blog as I was "blog surfing." I was reading about your BIP, which I have thought about trying, and imagine my surprise that we have the same last name! I think of it as a little unusual for a name, so I find it quite interesting. :D

  3. Love the BIP...If only SIP had the same ring to it! Might just have to make it a VIP in my classroom this year. Great idea that I'll be stealing and crediting you for! Glad to find another fellow first grade teacher with the same OCD tendencies as me! :)

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