Thursday, July 30, 2015

Five for Friday: July 31st

Holy moly!!!! I can't believe I am seriously experiencing the last Friday of my summer!!! WHAT?!

I mean, if I didn't have Five for Friday I seriously might be delusional as to what day of the week it is. Time to get ready to get back into action! Let's get started...
So last week I told you I was off to this "drive through zoo." Ok...seriously, there are no words for this place. NO WORDS. So you drive up to this place in the middle of the country, and BAM, there are wild animals EVERYWHERE. IN. THE. WILD. You pay $9 and off you go! We got some food treats the guy told us to just beware of the zebras. So off we go, windows fully rolled down, ready to see some animals. These animals came CHARGING our car. Heads in the car and we were surrounded within seconds. Due to the shock, food went flying and it took a few minutes to get the windows rolled up. Pigs, zebras, water buffalo, cows, emus, donkeys, peacocks, camels... All I can say is WOW. If you are ever in East TN, you must experience this place!
Cleaning. Lots and lots of cleaning this week! Knowing that the next two weeks are super busy for the hubby I... it was necessary! It is amazing how incredibly clean you feel after you deep clean your carpets! Before the deep cleaning madness began we did go on date night though! We went to an oyster bar and it was terrific! 
I went back to school to meet with my team and get a few things done. I was totally all into changing my room and going for a sports theme this year...until I hung my new border. I hated the change and hanging border usually gives me such joy that I knew this was a big reg flag. So, I went back to my old polka dot theme and did some sprucing up! Here is sneak peak of my job chart. I am trying to do a clip chart this year for my jobs. I will post more pictures very soon!

Get up to 28% off of my store next week!!! Who doesn't love a back to school sale?!?

Lastly, I am teaming up with my sweet friend Paige from Our Elementary Lives for an instagram linky! Yes...we are so into the back to school craziness, however we think it is important to enjoy our summer memories too! So lets all take a minute and enjoy each others summer fun! The image we are using is below. Check my instagram to see my summer memories! :) Repost and #teachersummerdays

Have a fabulous weekend friends!!! Cheers!


  1. Wow! Those animals are up close and personal! I hear there's one like that in Ohio too. I love your polka dots!

  2. Oh, I laughed with the image of your car being bombarded by "wild" animals. Snort. We have one of those drive through zoos in Michigan, too, but I've never been. Gotta try it. I love animals. And you know every time I see the TPT back to school sign I think "wedding." Something about the white clothing, the fingers, and the TPT symbol at the top that looks like a wedding ring to me. I gotta get over hearing wedding bells and think SHOPPING :) See you around! Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  3. I want to go to that zoo!!! I know exactly how you feel when you reallllly clean. Love it. Also, I'd love to do the instagram link up but I am so lame- I don't have instagram. I've got to get it together! :)
    Happy Weekend! ( at least for the weekend you don't have to remember the day...)

  4. I like your polka dot jobs! Good for you for recognizing you weren't quite ready for the sports theme. Better to know now then when you get your whole room ready! I had polka dots the last two years but chose to do a Kinder Garden theme this year! Classroom reveal coming soon :)

    Also, thanks for sharing the fun summer memories linky! I will check it out on IG!

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press

  5. Summer is the perfect time to get a good deep cleaning in before all of the craziness starts. I did that last weekend :-). Hope you enjoy your last weekend before school starts!

    Team J's Second Grade Fun

  6. What an awesome experience to go through a drive through safari and see such cool animals up close...even if they did mob you!! :-) Kudos to you for starting out a new school year with a completely deep-cleaned house! I bet that's a relief!! I LOVE your polka-dot theme, and I can't wait to see more of it!!
    I hope you have an incredible weekend and an amazing start to the school year!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  7. Hi friend! It looks like you had a fun filed week! We have a place here called Bearizona where you drive your car through and see black bears! My girls love it!
    The Blessed Teacher