Friday, June 28, 2013

Five For Friday! PLUS $25 Erin Condren Giveaway!

Go grab a popsicle or cold drink.  Kick up your feet and join me.  Wowzers!  It is hard to believe Five for Friday time is here AGAIN!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching.   Two weeks in and I am finally settling in summer break mode.  Boy, it takes a few weeks to decompress and get in the summer groove.  Anybody else feel me?

What have I been up to?

1. ERIN CONDREN!!!!  My FIRST EVER fancy teacher planner arrived yesterday.

If you would like to see my first impression and unboxing of this shiny teacher planner (plus more goodies) check out my video below!  

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2. $25 GIVEAWAY!!!  

I am loving my new Erin Condren planner and can't wait to share the love.  Lots of ways to enter!  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

3. See what I have been up to this past week! Mr. Winemaker brought home a GIGANTIC zucchini,  I found a HILARIOUS children's book at TJMax, and I did some serious shopping damage at my favorite stores (White House Black Market, Anthropologie, and Gap).   


4.  Summer is HEATing up! Mission: save money and keep air conditioner off is underway.  Kitties and I spend the days flopping and lounging around.  

Toooooo hot face!!!!

5. Reading this book.  I hope to incorporate more "gross" science in my curriculum next year.  The grosser the better for 5th graders right?!?  

We have a winner from the $50 TPT giveaway!  Carrie you won!!!!!  I was shocked and super duper excited when I saw your name pop up.  I take this as a sign.  We are OFFICIAL soul teacher interwebs sisters.  Really glad you found my blog, really glad we connected and have a TON in common, and you WON!!!!  Woot Woot!  


  1. Wooohoooooo! Thank you so much! I seriously never win anything, including last night at Bunco where I miserably lost money all around. What's even more awesome is that I almost bought a $38 bundle from Teaching in Room 6 and told myself to wait a couple weeks. It was a sign!!! And I'm so glad I found your blog too because we are definitely connected somehow. We may slightly differ in favorite stores though. ;-) Oh and funny side note, the cover of your planner is the one I originally wanted before I spotted the chalkboard version. Ha!

    1. Yay! Glad you waited! I love Teaching in Room 6 curriculum! She is such a with-it teacher and her curriculum is always spot on for my 5th graders. Make sure to let me know if the gift certificate code worked. What are your favorite clothing stores?


  3. Hi She! I just finished Gulp - lots of gross (& fun) stuff in there! I just found your blog, I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog

    1. Just wanted to say Hi! I think I am now your newest follower and just can't get enough of your videos and advice. You are amazing and I have used a lot of what you do in your classroom in mine. I am a graduate teacher with a Grade 4 class. Thank you again for your inspiration and honesty.

  4. thank you for the kind words! love it! just added to our pinterest board, check it out! pinterest/erincondren...enjoy! #ecNEWlifeplanner


    Thanks :)

  6. The link to my Facebook where I have posted this giveaway several times: Yea, it is after midnight my time, and I am trying for 10 more entries in the giveaway. Because yes, I am obsessed with Erin Condren products and am dying to buy my first teacher planner along with a desk calendar. However, my husband says I have to get some sort of discount so I am crossing fingers and toes for $25! Thanks so much for showing me Erin Condren and for bringing sunshine to my day with your videos and spirit.

  7. I love Erin Condren!! What an awesome giveaway!!

    Lessons with Laughter


Sheila Chako
Sprinkle Teaching Magic