Five for Friday Randomness

It's my favorite day of the week.....Hello FRIDAY! I am once again linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for:
Here is my week of randomness:

My supply boxes are prepped and ready to go for next year. Of course I had to find something that matched my turquoise and black theme. My brilliant team partner found the turquoise tape and black paw prints (our mascot is the cougar) to make them as adorable as can be!!! Love them. I will add turquoise and black name tags once I get my class list in August.

After school today, I went to Party City and picked up a pack of Krazy straws. I am going to use these for my "birthday blooms" next year instead of pencils. Can't wait to make those!

I just finished making these bad boys as well!! I wanted a new and easier way for my kids to keep track of their vocabulary words through the year. I just put the finishing touches on this packet-Monthly Vocabulary Word Banks and Writing Pages. Each month has a few theme words and then blank boxes for the kids to write their language arts vocab words. I may even use it for math, science and social studies too! The packet also comes with monthly graphic organizers, and writing pages.

A big thank you to Aimee at Primarily Speaking for this awesome freebie! I reviewed cause and effect with my kiddos using the book A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon. They loved the activities and I got a kick out of their drawings.

My own Little Guy (kindergarten) came home with this today! I am so proud of him. I think he is definitely ready for first grade!!! 

Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy the weekend!


  1. Hi Jaime!

    How will your krazy straw "birthday blooms" look? I really need something different for my students instead of boring old pencils. Thanks!

    I am now a follower!

    Tina Parker

  2. Wow! You are so ready for next year! I'm afraid to do too much planning for the new year because I worry I'll lose it!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. did anyone tell you it's only May?? you are SO ahead of the game already! wow...i need to kick it in gear;) that project of your son's is uh - mazing! he is definitely ready for first grade!

  4. Great ideas! Your box looks wonderful! I like the vocabulary book idea...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. Your son's writing is amazing!!! I'm glad you liked the cause and effect activity! Only a few more days to go!

    Primarily Speaking

  6. Your son's project is too cute! I am having a “Tour My Blog” linky party...stop by and link up if you have time! It is a great way for bloggers and their viewers to learn about your blog! I would love for you to join me!

    Bits of First Grade