A fun 5 for Friday!

Five for Friday is here and so am I!

I had such a fun week - here is a little snippet:
If you are lucky to have a teaching "bestie" than you know how special those relationships are.They are there for you whenever you need them and they make your hard work day immensely better. This is a picture of me and Lindsey and I have been lucky enough to work with her for 3 years. We plan together, goof around together, eat lunch together and vent together. We recently found out we won't be working together next year and I must say my heart is broken :( I have NO idea how I will teach without her, but I am so grateful that I have gotten the opportunity to get to know her better and she has become one of my best friends. I LOVE YOU LINDSEY!!

My practicum student, Ms. Paddy, had her last day on Wednesday and she made me the SWEETEST gift!!!! I was already loving it when I saw the Ms. Moran sign... and then she flipped it around and showed me that the other side says Mrs. Jones for when I am a married lady! I am in love!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ms. Paddy will be missed by all my students - and ME!

This is my view on the way to work every morning. Once Spring begins, the hot air balloons take over the sky and against the mountains, the sight is just beautiful. It is such a peaceful way to start the day.

This week was teacher appreciation week and my kids and parents SPOILED me!! I felt so appreciated and I love my kids so much!! I wrote a whole post about it over at my personal blog if you want to read more: Late Nights and Lattes

If you weren't living under a rock this past week, then you must've known there was a SALE! A big one too! I shopped a bit myself and I am very excited about my purchases! Click below to see what I got!
I bought Jessica's fonts that I have been wanting for-e-ver:
Katie's Busy Teacher which saves me every month:
Kelley's morning work - we use this EVERY day (I got the reading and math!):
Doodlebug's directed drawings for Spring - my kids love art and these are so simple and fun:
Rachelle's Rabbit Research - everyone knows I love a good research project and this one is spot on:
Michelle's dollar store superlatives - I can't wait to use these for the end of the year:

Happy Friday and I hope all the momma's out there have a great Mother's Day! 


  1. Your flowers are so pretty and that view is gorgeous. Looks like you use your Instagram pictures for your Five for Friday's too! Cute sign...what a creative gift.

    For the Love of First Grade

  2. We can definitely relate to being teaching 'besties'! We don't know what we would do without each other at school! We know we wouldn't be planning lots of great activities for the kiddos or surviving the crazy moments well! So sorry to hear you won't be working with each other next year! :( We are a little unsure ourselves about next year...hoping for the best. Hope you have a nice weekend despite the sad news.

    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. I bet you are so sad about not being with your teaching bestie next year. Looks like you racked up so good items at the sale! I did too. Got lots of new clip art, it's become an obsession!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

  4. I hate that you won't be working with your teaching bestie next year!!! My teaching bestie is moving over 1,000 miles away so I can TOTALLY relate! I keep thinking that maybe it's a joke and she'll be here next year just like usually!

    The Applicious Teacher

  5. Sorry about next year. I worked with a great teacher and she retired a few years ago. I was so lonely those first few weeks :( Love all your pics! Have a great weekend :)

    Surfin' Through Second

  6. It stinks when you lose a teaching buddy! I hope you both adjust to the changes. I don't know about you, but I hate changes like that. Every year I cross my fingers and hope that I am not moved to another grade level; I love my team!! Have a great weekend!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. Hi Susan!!! We blogged about your darling Mother's Day recipe freebie on our five for Friday!! Thanks for sharing such a great resource!!


  8. It's heartbreaking to lose a good teaching buddy. All my friends are retiring or are very close to retiring. I love all of our teachers but it has been tough to see the women that I've worked and played with for 30 years leave. We raised our children together for gosh shakes! i know just how you feel!

  9. Your flowers are beautiful! I can totally relate to losing your teaching bestie. Our grade is moving to a new school next year. One of my besties is retiring and another won't be coming with us. It's tough and very emotional!! I'm lucky to have the rest of my team sticking with me. :) Good luck! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  10. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you... for the shout out!!! and I loved reading your 5 for Friday!!!!


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