Academic Skills



Five for Friday

Today I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching  for a Friday Linky (my first one ever!) for Five for Friday!!

1. I am almost done with summer school and have been lucky enough to teach in my actual classroom this summer. I have spent a few hours every day after the kids leave at noon working on my room! I am almost done and so excited to "reveal" my classroom on the blog soon! This weekend I will get ready from the comfort of my own home using my awesome teacher planner from A Modern Teacher  
2. I am so excited to head to Chicago on Thursday this week to meet my newest nephew Eddie! Isn't he just the cutest!?!?

3. I made a HUGE purchase this week! I finally broke down and got a MacBook Air. I have gotten super frustrated this week trying to make the switch from Microsoft to Apple, but as I get better I am so happy with my purchase! It is so pretty and I am working on many new products for my TPT store!! If anyone has any good Mac Tips let me know! I have a learning curve right now when it comes to this new toy! 

4. I have a freebie!!!! One of my students has some anxiety issues and when she gets upsets she has some negative behaviors. One day she started singing this song and I was blown away at how cute it was! Where was it from?? I googled the lyrics (after I made her sing it 3 times) and found out it was from the children's show Daniel Tiger. I don't have any kids of my own so I never heard of this show, but it has become a great intervention to do when any of my students get upset. They love to sing it together and really calms them down! I made a cute printable with the lyrics to hang on my behavior bulletin board! Hope you all enjoy (Side note: I do not take credit for this lyrics AT ALL--check out the show it is a great way to show proper social skills!) Check out my TPT store to download the freebie! Clam Down Song
5. I am signed up for my very first Slant Box! Jameson over at Lessons with Coffee takes on a HUGE task of pairing up teachers to send a sweet box of treats every month! I am so excited to link up and get to know some more bloggers! I will be sending a box of fun Cleveland Stuff to Karen at Pens and Pencil Skirts and will be getting some local loot all the way from CANADA (I am so excited to have an international slant box on the way!) from Angela at Fun in Fourth! So excited to already make blogging connections! 

Thanks all for now! Happy Friday everyone! 


  1. I am signed up for the SLANT box for the first time, too! I'm excited for it!
    Miss King's Enchanted Kingdom

  2. It took a while for me to get used to my mac but now I struggle with the non mac computers at school! Enjoy your new toy!
    Growing Little Learners

  3. Your nephew is so so precious! I think you'll end up loving your MacBook Air! I have a MacBook Pro and I don't know what I would do with out it! Haha

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Ha, you make Canada sound so exotic. I'd better not let you down. Excited to see your classroom reveal!

  5. I just did my first SLANT Box and it was amazing! You will love it :) I am totally a mac snob. I love them. And if you want/need a cute decal sticker to jazz it up, my husband owns a company that does exactly that! Stickerslug

    Tasha Emmerson
    Confessions of a Tiny Teacher

  6. I have a Macbook Air and I absolutely LOVE it!!