Five for Friday Linky Party

Five For Friday time.... I'm linking up Doodle Bugs Teaching!
You may notice that my last post was last week's Five for Friday... what is my problem? Oh yeah, it was just a hectic, crazy week! Here are some of the reasons why.

1. Open House... it was last night. I LOVE this night, but man does it suck all kinds of time out of my life. I never can decide which one is more stressful Back to School Night in September or Open House in May??? Either way... it was amazing and even better, it is over!

I'm going to share more pictures about Open House in an upcoming post.

2. Chick Update... we are up to 8! They are home with me for the long weekend. They went on a "field trip" to Michelle at Apples and ABC's classroom this week. It was nice to know another bunch of kiddos got to enjoy them. My kids weren't thrilled to know that three of them were gone for a day..."What kind of field trip? Who took them? Did you tell them their names?" .... Those are just a few of the questions they asked me.

But here they all (names were created and voted on by my little ones): Hazel, Sunshine, Fluffy, Fuzzball, Pepper, Lovie, Chickie and the last one is "New Chick whose name will be decided next week"

3. My Erin Condren planner AND clipboard arrived!

4. Due to my stress levels for Open House my hubby made sure I was fed well all week. Not only did he drop off lunch for me at school twice and help in my classroom he also cooked amazing food. AND we even went out for ramen... my obsession.

5. I planned a Palm Springs trip this week with some of my friends for June... Can we revisit the fact that I was super stressed all week and yet, this is the week I choose to look into something that won't happen for another month?? That is how I cope, I think.... so I booked us a house for end of June which is their "off season" since it will be at least 115 degrees and that makes me smile! I just can't wait! I was going to post a picture of the place... but I thought you may get a little too jealous :) Don't you worry I'll be posting all about that in June!


  1. Wow, Open House in May?? I can't imagine how stressful & exhausting that would be. We only do the August one... and now I'm thankful even if it does look AWESOME!! Love your Five - and what a fabulous hubby you have! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. Hello from another Whimsy Blog!
    I stopped by from Doodle Bugs...great blog!
    Whimsy Workshop

  3. Mmmm, your food pics are seriously making me hungry!! My family loves ramen as well and we go as often as possible :) Kudos on your Open House it looks awesome!!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  4. I LOVE Open House!! My favorite time of the school year. Ours was so late this year, two weeks before school's out. Can't wait to see more of your pictures!


  5. Your hubs is so sweet! Sounds like mine, feeding me all the time! I just love your planner and clipboard! Totally fabulous!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  6. Your classroom looked great for Open House! We hatched chicks this year too! I have 5 home with me. So cute!!

    Enjoy the long weekend!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  7. Open House in May?! Is it to show off a great year or to meet your kiddos for next year? Is that a silly question? I understand planning a trip even though you are stressed. That is when I tend to do things as well. I just wish I could say I was going somewhere like Palm Springs. The best I can do this summer is probably Cleveland, Ohio :)
    Curious Firsties

  8. It isn't a silly question! I learned last week that everyone doesn't have a spring Open House and I had questions too! We have two evening events each year: Back to School Night in the fall for parents only to explain the upcoming year and show them what their kids have done so far (although we've only been in school for 2 weeks) Then in May is Open House for kids and parents. It is mostly for your current class, but we have many kids who are starting the following year come too!

  9. I absolutely love your blog. This post is amazing, an open house, your stationary and that food just all yummy. I am one of your new followers from Australia.
    Paula’s Place and coming soon iSURF Maths