Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday

It's Friday again... wait what?  IT'S FRIDAY AGAIN??  Yikes! I need to s l o w the summer down!
Linking up again with Doodle Bugs!

Here are some things going on!!

1.  Blog Hop

WOW- I am so pleased with the huge number of you who linked up to the blog hop!!  If you are just hearing about this and want to learn more about Bloglovin' and/or want to link up and find blogs to follow on Bloglovin' click HERE!  Thanks everyone who is now following!!  Love you guys!

**UPDATE!  Daily Bloglovin' Winners so far:
Day 1- Emily Wells
Day 2- Miss L
Day 3- Corinna {Teaching Fablous Firsties and Second Grade Smarties} 
Day 4- Elyse
Day 5- Mercedes

I'm still waiting to hear back from the Day 3 winner!

2.  I {heart} Michaels

I think I have a secret obsession for chevron! I'm planning out my Monday Made it projects as we speak! :)

3.  Knock Knock!
Look who ended up at my back door...
Yes, he is as big as he looks!!  I was told he was an alligator snapping turtle!  We live about 20 feet from a creek and he must live back there somewhere.  Why he landed on my doormat?... beats me!!
Here he is walking away... it's pretty cool!

(to see other crazy happenings like this in my life, follow me in INSTAGRAM :)

4.  Giveaway/FREEBIE
Don't forget that I have a giveaway going on right now if you follow me at Bloglovin'.  To enter, click HERE

Also, I have a freebie for fans only at my Facebook page.  To get there click HERE.
Don't forget to click on the purple box that says, "Free stuff for fans."
(those Facebook fans seriously get ALL kinds of free stuff!!)

5. Product!!
So just a few days ago I finished my First Grade version of my Math Vocabulary Pack!  It is completely aligned to common core and grouped by standard.  Take a peek:

click pic to see

I also have this version in second grade too!

click pick to see

I am currently working on GRADE 3 now and should have it done by early next week.

If you are interested in one of these (Grade 1, 2, OR 3) leave your name, email, and grade preference below)  I will pick TWO winners on Sunday night!!


  1. Busy week! And I've been following right along with you.
    I'd love a copy for First Grade !

    Thank you,
    The Tutu Teacher

    1. Thanks for following Vera!!! :)

    2. Congrats Vera.... you are the first winner!!

  2. I would love a first grade copy! Love your products on TpT!


  3. I don't think we even get little turtles here in New Zealand! that is intense!!

  4. My mom had a turtle that size show up in her backyard. She sent me pictures and videos. He looked like a monster!

    Third Grade in the First State

  5. Common Core Aligned. Of Course!!! 1st Grade :-)

  6. Cool visitor to your back door. The most exotic animals we get in our backyard are robins and rabbits. I love your vocab pack. Grade 1 would be my choice
    Erin R

  7. I would love the grade 2 pack to use with my class next year!

    rosemarykn at

  8. Wow! You are brave. If Mr. T showed up at my door, I would be terrified - ha! :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  9. I would love a copy of your second grade packet!

    Thank you :)


  10. These common core packets sure look fabulous!!! I would love to win teh 3rd grade one! Thanks for the chance of winning it.

  11. The common core packets look great. I would love to win a third grade pack!!!!

  12. I would love the 2nd grade pack! These look awesome!

  13. Hi Tori,
    I would love the 3rd grade pack! Just this week I went to an ELL institute and in every session they stressed the importance of teaching/front-loading vocabulary. This would be the PERFECT jumping off point for me! Plus, I'm going with a brights and polka dot scheme in my classroom next year! :)
    Kim Wilke

  14. I would love the third grade one! I teach middle school special ed so I normally am working few grade levels below with some students.

    I can't believe that turtle! We only have birds and rabbits in our neighborhood, well along with mosquitos.