Five for Friday: Birthday Bliss and Books!

Hello and Happy Friday!

I'm thrilled to join Doodle Bugs Teaching for another wonderful week of Five for Friday! Be sure to hop back over and check out the other posts!

First up this week, I should mention that it's my birthday!

This photo is from a birthday long ago; this year, I'm officially turning 29 for the third time, and I couldn't be happier. I'm so blessed to have a loving husband and family, a job that I adore, my health, a wonderful home, and I am incredibly grateful.

Next, I have a problem. A book problem.

I may have ordered several of the books recommended for teaching the 6 Traits of Writing by Vicki Spandel in Creating Young Writers, along with some new back-to-school read-alouds! Any favorites in there? Share in the comments!

I'm particularly excited for Lulu and the Brontosaurus as a read-aloud chapter book--I've heard great things! There may or may not be a few more on the way...don't tell Mr. Cronin.

I am super proud to have posted my replacement for Morning Work and Work on Writing in Daily 5 on Teachers Pay Teachers this week!

It's 20% off today, so you'll pay a whopping $2.40 for over a month of writing journal prompts! There's also a growing bundle that is pretty deeply discounted, which will include each month of the school year. Read more about changes to my schedule this year and how I plan to use this HERE.

My classroom is officially unpacked and ready for any and all decor additions/changes I want to make!

There used to be a desk over there!

This is my little check-in area--I plan to make a checklist on that whiteboard in vinyl, put our Paw Count (school-wide PBIS tool) on the little chalkboard, and all incoming notes, etc. go in those bins...all from Target, obvi. :)

We report officially on August 29, and kiddos show up the 31st. I plan to move around my word walls (getting rid of my teacher desk has freed up a lot of space, so I was able to move my standing desk!), add some vinyl to the walls and whatnot (if I can figure out my Cameo...), and finish my decor with picture #5...

I made my first official purchase from School Girl Style, which is somewhat unbelievable! I ordered just pom poms and lanterns to start, but I have a feeling this will become an addiction.

Any decor changes to your classroom this year?! Leave them in the comments!

Have a wonderful weekend!
- Lisa



  1. I like the colours of your classroom! Turquoise is one of my favourites!

    Confessions of a Modern Day Substitute Teacher

    1. Thanks so much, Christine! Good luck with wedding planning! :)

  2. Love your classroom - there's so much space!

    I share your addiction. Since I bought my Kindle I haven't been spending as much money on books. But I sure miss the smell of new books!

    Ilinca from Grumpydumpling

    1. Thanks, Ilinca! I do feel lucky to have so much space. :) New books are the best, but I agree that I love my Kindle for books for me. Can't beat the real deal for the kids, though!

  3. By the time I got to target, there was one bin left. Enjoy them lucky you.

    1. Ahh! I'm sorry. :( I got those last year, so there might have not been a huge stock of them this year (I didn't see them anywhere, or I might have gotten more!). Thanks for reading!


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