Friday, June 12, 2015

Five for Friday: June 12th

I'm linking up with Kacey with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share some randomness from my week for Five for Friday!
We have been out of school now for a full week and I'm so excited to have time to blog again! I have a huge list of books/apps/ideas I want to blog about. There is just never enough time during the school year. 
I started our week off by organizing my math supplies. Do I know how to party, or what?! Here is a sneak peek that I posted on Instagram. I'm working on another blog post with more details about how I organized everything. I finished math yesterday and started on my station supplies. I will be working on science and ELA materials next week. Mission: Organization
I am following along with several summer book studies, including "Teaching with Intention" hosted by Mr. Greg at The Kindergarten Smorgasboard  I have blogged about Chapters 1 and 2. Check back next week for Chapter 3. Of course I had a Bahama Bucks Cherry Coke Sno Cone while reading!

I host a summer book club for young readers at our local public library every Monday, all summer long. The kids love it and I love seeing them excited about reading! I started it last summer and at first is was very low key, just by word of mouth to friends. It grew to so many families that I gave it an official name (Wildcat Summer Reading Club), started a Facebook group page, and reserved the library activity room for our meetings. We had a great turnout for our first Monday and the group keeps growing. I'm working on a blog post all about it. It is a great way to promote literacy and keep them reading all summer! Here is my cutie with her books she picked out. I love seeing her choices each week.
My girls had volleyball and basketball camp this week! LOVE this darling t-shirt design!! My son has basketball camp next week, but I doubt their t-shirt will be as cute. ;-)
I drove the kiddos to Space Center Houston. Y'all should know, I HATE to drive! Seriously, if it is more than 15 minutes in any direction, I probably won't go. Even before my car accident last summer, I was not a fan. I have driven road trips from VA to CA and all over, but I don't like it. It isn't me, it is all the CRAZY Houston drivers that scare the bejeezus out of me. If you ever drive in Houston, you will totally understand. I have been wanting to take my kiddos for the past few years, but every time I thought about that 1 1/2 hour drive, all freeway, with construction, through Downtown Houston, I chickened out. I might have given the wheel a death grip and the kids heard tons of one or two expletives, but I am sooo stinkin' proud of myself today! We all had a GREAT time! My oldest even got to go on stage during the Living in Space demonstration. 
I had a good balance of being productive and making memorable family time this week! I hope it can continue like this, because it was a wonderful week!

Thanks for stopping by to get the scoop!


  1. Definitely would love to see more about your organizing! I'm an organizing nut! :)

    I am loving some of the book studies lately, I'm tempted to start following along! How's Teaching with Intention going?

    ♥ Stephanie
    Fishing for Education Blog

    1. Stephanie,

      It is great, you should join in! It is a quick and easy read, you can catch right up!


  2. Sounds like a fabulous week!!! The Space Center looked great - well done you of taking them all the way there when you have been so nervous about it! The Summer Book Club looks great!

  3. Hi, Stacia!
    I had to click on your button because of your name! Your blog is so, so, so cute! I LOVE it :) I like the way you organized the math supplies. Cute pictures make everything better.

    Made with Love

  4. I wonder if those Houston drivers are like Boston drivers? I agree with you - driving in the city is no fun. The space center seems amazing! I need to organize, too - after I finish school in 2 weeks, that is. Happy vacation!