Saturday, June 22, 2013

Five for Friday...on Saturday

Hello, sweet friends!

I'm a little late to join yesterday's 5 for Friday party...but I'm okay with it if you are.

1. I was going through my recent TpT feedback (gosh, you guys are wonderful) and came across this new seller...First Grade Kate. I saw this lovely product and had to download it. (It's a freebie!). I got to be her first follower which makes me all kinds of happy. I remember back in October, 2012 when I first started.

Well...then I read that she lives just down the road from me so I had to give her a little bloggy love. 

I know she'd love it if you stopped by her store to follow her and snag it up, too. You can get there by clicking the product picture...


2. In my Teach Like A Pirate post yesterday I talked very briefly about meeting Barbara Gruener from The Corner on Character. Barbara lives in TX but is originally from WI and is in town for a big family shindig after presenting at a conference in St. Louis. We had such a lovely lunch in a sweet cafe and the time FLEW!

Barbara's was a blog I started following a long time ago...she offers gems and nuggets that stick with you! I sooo wish we had guidance counselors in my district. Well...we do but their split into so many schools that they just can't do what they could if they were at the same school all the time.

We talked for two hours straight and I'm quite sure we could have gone into the afternoon and evening. She is full of energy and enthusiasm! It's no wonder she is hired to speak!

I heart her and hope our paths cross again! Sooner rather than later!

3. Freebie Review...This whole past week was filled with freebies...if you didn't get a chance to snag them up, click the pics/captions below to get to those posts and snag them up...
Mini-Common Core Crunch Pack

Reading Strategies Poster & Bookmarks
Sight Word: Find, Tally & Graph

Data Binder Covers

Bunting Header for posting your Learning Targets
4. I adore, adore, adore my Fit Flops. I didn't realize how much I love them until I put on a different pair of flip flops that I used to wear all the time. That pair felt like I had a slab of wood under my feet and I couldn't even wear them longer than a few minutes. I'll definitely be ordering another pair soon!

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Oh geez...in my '12 tabs open' fashion of being on the 'puter, I just headed over to Amazon and they're on sale, so I bought two pairs for just a bit over what I paid for the first pair (which is also discounted compared to when I bought them).

So now I'm sharing pics and links...in case you want to start (or continue) your addiction.


  This was my first pair...in silver, though.

 This pair is coming my way in black.

 This pair is also coming my way in pale bronze.
You can click any of those pics to check them out...via my Amazon Affiliate.

5. This sweet, spunky, sassy girl will be having her birthday party today. :) It's a dance party...it's my first party using the local Park and Rec department and we are literally showing up with Emily and that's it. They are doing everything else! And it was not terribly expensive either! I'm so excited to see how it goes...cuz the little man is turning nine in about a month. 

Three Generations
Go link up with Five for Friday (today, if you wanna join me in the We Are Late Party...or next week)!!!
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45 comments:

  1. I just went to TPT and started following First Grade Kate, and I am her 7th follower. Thanks for all you share. Have fun at the party!
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com
    PS-I deleted the first post because of spelling/typo errors. Can't stand that!

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  2. Lisa, this is so sweet! Thank you for sharing this on your blog and for being my very first TPT follower!

    Thank you Debbie for following me as well! :)

    - Katy
    firstgradekate@gmail.com

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    1. You are SO welcome!!! Looks like you're up to 16 now! Woot Woot! :)
      Hugs - Lisa

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday to Emily! I am in love with her fancy outfit - do you think they make it in my size?!?! I'm sure the party was a huge success! Thanks for all of the wonderful freebies this week. You're the best!

    Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

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    1. Her little outfit is so sweet! That was from her dance recital a few weeks ago...she was a butterfly fairy...and she kinda stole the show. She was "the salmon." The one who did different/opposite moves as the rest of her group. The whole crowd was cracking up and many stopped her afterwards to tell her how fun it was to watch her. I laughed so hard my face was sopping wet. Precious memories for sure!

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  4. I can't wait for the mystery box giveaway!

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  5. Newest followers. Thanks for the chance to enter for the mystery box giveaway!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win the June mystery box!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win the June mystery box! I'm super excited! -^)

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  8. Thanks for sharing about Teach Like a Pirate and all of your deals and freebies. Hope the party is fabulous! Can't wait to find out what's in the mystery box!

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    1. You are so welcome! The party was DARLING! I'm a tired mama, though. :)

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  9. Fingers are crossed for the June mystery box..... :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  10. Another great box giveaway!

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  11. Happy Birthday to Emily! Hope it was spectacular! Thank you for an exciting week of deals and freebies...learning and laughs! Arg, I gotta get that book!

    Angie
    ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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    1. Argggggg...ya better, if ya know what's good for ya! Hehehehehe. :)
      The party was adorable...Thanks for your sweetness, Angie!

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  12. What a great FIVE! We can't teach in flip flops, and I think that's just a travesty, to be honest.I promise I'd be a better teacher when my feel feel good :)

    Excited about the mystery box... yay :)

    Kelly
    First Grade Fairytales

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    1. I'm afraid that they'll take away the opportunity for us to wear flip flops and I would heart broken. I love me some cute comfy summery shoes!!!

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  13. Love the mystery box giveaway!

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  14. Thank you for all your freebies this week! I love flip flops, but since I can't teach in the ones I always wear, I'm on the lookout for comfortable cute ones that will pass for "nicer" shoes. I'll have to check out the ones you bought. Thanks for participating in the mystery box giveaway. I absolutely love that one...even when I don't win! So much wonderful stuff in a box delivered to my door...I hope!

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    1. We have SOOO much fun doing it, Andrea! Thanks so much for stopping by! AND, good luck on your flip flop search! :)

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  15. I have to reply twice because the Mystery Box giveaway was just announced...Is it that time again already!?! Wahoo! I love the Mystery Box giveaway! Ya' all are so fun..and nice...and generous...okay, I better stop! ahenry4443ah@gmail.com

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  16. This giveaway looks great! Thanks so much!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  17. How exciting! Hope you are having a great summer!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  18. Found you through the June Mystery Box giveaway! Hope the birthday party was a success!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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    1. It was a HOOT! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Oh my goodness - I can't wait to see what's inside. I hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

    karenrowland112677@yahoo.com

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  20. 1. I love your site.
    2. I love your tpt products.
    3. I'm commenting about the June Mystery box and I really hope I win!
    artlvr4@gmail.com

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  21. Very cool birthday outfit! I am commenting about June Mystery Box, hopefully I win!


    Rie

    hiphophurrayreading@gmail.com

    Hip, Hop Hurray! Tales in an Artroom

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    1. Well...that was her recital costume from a few weeks ago...I'm too mean to let her wear it when I knew she'd be a maniac at the party. :) And she was. :)

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  22. So excited to win (hopefully) the mystery box.
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  23. So excited about the mystery box! Such fun!
    -Megan

    firstgrademagic@gmail.com
    First Grade Magic

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  24. This is my first time entering for the Mystery Box!

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  25. Love the activity! Thanks!

    Crystal Shepherd
    lucytumnus@gmail.com
    Lamppost in a STEM classroom

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  26. Thank you for the Mystery Box giveaway!

    Abby
    aetuckner@gmail.com

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  27. found you via christy & tammy, and am very glad to have another first grade resource! looking forward to more inspirational posts and fab freebies, as i peruse quicky trough past posts!

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    1. Awww - you're a sweetheart! Hope you found some helpful stuff!

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  28. I love the idea of the mystery box! Who doesn't love a surprise?!

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  29. Oh my gosh! She is just the cutest ever!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the dress. Do they have that in my size????

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    1. Awww - you're a love, Katie.
      And...you're small, so I'm guessing they DO have it in your size! :)

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  30. First time I've seen a Mystery Box Giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

    Liz
    lamoya41@sbcglobal.net

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