Friday, July 24, 2015

Five for Friday - 7/24/25

Another Friday has arrived!! Only one more Friday in July is left!! Can you believe there are stores with Christmas stuff out already???
Today I am linking up with the fabulous Doodle Bugs Teaching for her super-fun 5 for Friday linky party!

This linky is where we get to share five random things from our week.

My sweet furbaby Isis had her fourth birthday on Tuesday!! It kinda snuck up on me, I can't believe she's four!! Not being able to get around on my own yet, I wasn't able to get her a gift yet. I know she's not going to care one bit that I'm late with her birthday gift, though it makes me a bit sad!!
It says three years, but the bottom pic was taken a week before her fourth birthday. I didn't realize her birthday was so close when I took this!!
She's changed so much since she was a puppy! However, she just seems to love me more and more every day!! Love her to pieces!!

On Monday I had another doctor's appointment with my Foot and Ankle Specialist. I received laser treatment #7, and talked with the doctor about how my recovery is going. I've been able to use my leg brace and walker and put weight on my foot to walk. I have even been practicing going up and down the stairs using just the brace and the hand rails! The doctor said as long as I didn't overdo it, I could start to take short trips out into the wide wide world!! Huge deal for me, since I've been stuck on the couch since January, only leaving for a doctor's appointment!!

After my appointment, my dad and I went to a local Red Robin. I have a tavern bacon double-cheeseburger with bottomless fries, and a grown up drink or two. This was so yummy!! A prickly pear margarita with sugar on the rim!! So good!!!
It was so incredibly wonderful to get out of the house! Tomorrow I get to go to Target and zip around the aisles in the little electric cart! The Dollar Spot is calling my name!!!

If you've been paying attention to social media lately, especially Periscope, you have learned about the movement created by Lucky Little Learners and Schroeder's Shenanigans in 2nd called 'Find Your Tribe'. This is a way for teachers to get together and help each other out by giving support, encouragement, collaboration, and so much more! 
There are many different tribes you can become a part of, and often more than one tribe will apply to you! Just go search Facebook and you're going to find at least one tribe for you to join up with!!
I was lucky enough to become a part of #teachertribe, #primarytribe, and #kindertribe. I find myself spending the most time with #kindertribe, since this is a group full of kindergarten teachers. There are so many in this group that the experience level ranges from brand new to veteran teachers. There is so much wonderful information and ideas to share! The #kindertribe Facebook group I belong to have gone a step further and created a blog. This blog was designed with the intent for kindergarten teachers from all over the world to come together and help build each other up!
In order to get to know the many, many kindergarten teachers who are part of our tribe, there is an awesome linky party going on right now.

This linky party is where we get to share a bit more about ourselves and learn more about each other. You can read about the many members of our tribe by clicking on the image above!

I've been working hard on adding some new products to my TPT store! I have been creating different activities that can be used during the beginning of the year. I think my kinders are really going to enjoy these!

They will get to use various colors of BINGO daubers during each of these activities! You can read all about these three activities by clicking here!!

Finally, I wanted to share with you how my Freebie Feedback Challenge is going! For any of you who don't know, I am challenging myself to leave feedback on all of the freebies I have downloaded from TPT. Here's what I've accomplished so far!

Since I started, I have been trying to leave feedback on at least ten freebies every day. This doesn't always work, and some days I leave more and other days I leave less. However, I think I'm going pretty well so far!! I have left feedback on almost 300 freebies, and that's pretty awesome!!

Thanks so much for reading about my 5!! Swing back over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to see who else has linked up. You can link up too!!

Don't forget that tomorrow is Spotlight Saturday! It's a Teacher's Show and Tell link up to share your favorite products, activities, resources, activities, ideas, tips, tricks, and whatever else you use in your classroom life that you just have to share!


  1. Your pup is adorable! Congrats on the amazing recovery you are having :) So glad!! Love our tribe and the amazing connections we have been able to make!!

    1. Thank you so much, I love my furbaby to pieces!! I'm getting pretty good at this whole walking thing, I'm very optimistic that I'll be able to head back to school next month! I love having been able to make such wonderful connections too!
      Thank you so much for reading my 5 and leaving such great feedback, I really appreciate it!!

  2. Your furbaby is so cute! Thanks for the heads up on teacher tribes. I am heading over the FB right now to check them out! Have a great weekend.

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

    1. Thank you so much, i love that little girl! I would definitely recommend checking out the different teacher tribes! I'm pretty sure there's a tribe for every group, so I'm sure you'll find yours!!
      Thank you so much for reading my 5 and leaving such sweet feedback, I really appreciate it!!

  3. Love the idea of challenging yourself to give freebie feedback! I also am loving your numbers for this link up-- did you design them? They are great!

    My Bright Blue House

    1. Thank you!! I've had to challenge myself to give freebie feedback since I always start off strong and with the best intentions but eventually start slacking off! This challenge is really helping to keep me on track and accountable! Aren't the rainbow numbers the cutest? I have the letter sets as well! I didn't make them, they are the creations of Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs and I bought them from her store on TPT!!
      Thank you so much for reading my 5 and leaving such great feedback, I really appreciate it!

  4. Your pup is so cute! My brother and sister in law have a blue pit named Allie that just turned one! She is super sweet:) I am so glad that your treatments are going well and know you are excited to get back on your feet!! Have fun at the target dollar spot and buy...everything HA!!

    1. I think pitties are the sweetest and most loveable dogs! They just get a bad rap since there are some owners who don't know how to raise them right!! I am SO EXCITED to be up and moving again! I'm practicing walking every day and really hope to be ready to head back to school!
      Thanks so much for reading my 5 my friend, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

  5. Your pups are so cute!!! Also, you are rocking your feedback challenge!!! Way to go!! I have never been to Red Robin but have only heard good things, I need to put that place on my to do list! :) Glad your appointment went well too!!! :) Thanks for sharing with us! -Kristen
    Moore to Learn

    1. Thank you so much, I love that little furbaby of mine! She makes my heart happy!! I'm trying really hard with leaving freebie feedback, I've tried before and always started slacking off. This challenge is really helping me to stay on track and stay accountable! I LOVE Red Robin!!! One of my favorite parts is their 'bottomless fries' policy, so I can never run out of my favorite treat!!
      Thank you so much for reading my 5 and leaving such wonderful feedback, I'm so glad to have been able to meet you through this journey!!

  6. Hi Erin, I'm so happy to hear your recovery is moving forward! It must feel so great to get out of the house for a change! And that pear margarita looks pretty amazing! Yum! Thank you fro sharing the link for meeting new kinder teachers! I will definitely check it out!
    Your puppy is so adorable (even though she is 4, she is still a puppy to me!!! That face! OMG!
    Tweets from Kindergarten

    1. Thank you so much! I am practicing walking every day and am getting stronger each time!! It is soo nice to see the wide wide world again!! You're so welcome about the #kindertribe link, you can find us on Facebook too!! My furbaby definitely still acts like a puppy, that's for sure!! She has just as much energy as she did...maybe more!!
      Thank you so much for reading my 5 and leaving such thoughtful feedback, I really appreciate it!!

  7. Your dog is so adorable!! So glad you are able to get out of the house a little more!! I'm sure that is such a relief for you! Have fun shopping the Target Dollar Spot! I just looked at the stuff I've been picking up for my classroom and I've definitely shopped the Dollar Spot pretty frequently! Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Heather :)

    1. Thank you so much!! My furbaby is rotten but i love her!! :-) It is a huge relief to be able to get out and about more, even if it's only once a week or so it's still more than it was before! The Target Dollar Spot is a dangerous place for us teachers, isn't it??
      Thanks so much for reading my 5 and leaving such amazing feedback, it is very appreciated! I hope you have an amazing weekend!!