March 15, 2013

Five For Friday- March 15th

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday! Lots of exciting things to share with you this week!!

1.  We got back from Jamaica on Monday. It was such a fun vacation. We went zip lining and visited Dunn's River Falls. We also got engaged. I was so surprised.

2. I have been working with this Pre-K baby who happens to also be my favorite (only) nephew! We have been working on his letters and he is learning so much. We have been working our way through Abby's RTI Letter Recognition Pack and will move towards the Letter Sounds Pack in the next few weeks. The letter pack is pictured below. If you have Prek or K babies who are still learning their letters  this pack is a no brainier. If your kids are past this point this year- wishlist it for next!! 

3. My kids favorite activities from my MLK and American Symbols units was the book I made to read to them. I just laminated the pages and put it together. These books went right into the reading center and I just love hearing them read the books. Most have memorized the words from when I read it to them. But they are still pointing to those sight words and using beginning sound strategies to figure it out when they don't remember a word. Anyways I have added a book to my Earth Day unit and I am hoping my kids love it!

4. After we got home and picked a date for the wedding I knew I wanted to ask my bridesmaids right away. So I made these little gifts for them. I have given one out already but my sisters and best friend from college will be home for Easter so I am impatiently waiting!

5. As I reach my almost 1 year mark on TPT I am also having a fun time making over some of my older units. I am so happy that Spring Break Intersession has given me the chance to do some makeovers. If you have purchased these units please re-download. I have updated Earth DayEgg-cellent Easter Activities, and Gardening Fun! On my "to finish before the end of spring break" list are Weather Fun, Ocean Adventures, and Splendid Space. 

So happy to actually get this post out on a Friday. Can I just mention how much I adore the productivity of spring break.  


  1. Congratulations!!!!
    I am also updating my units. Isn't it fun to see them again! :)
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Carrie- CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement! Such an exciting time in your life! I love your idea of "asking" the bridesmaids with the wine bottles. Also, thanks for the Disney Character idea! I LOVE IT! I teach in central Florida so Disney is BIG!

    The Applicious Teacher

    1. ps- Let me know if you need more help with adding buttons!

    2. Thanks! That too is on my "to do before the end of break!" Only two more days- I need to kick it into high gear! =)

  3. Congratulations Carrie! How exciting!

    The Kindergarten Pod

  4. Congratulations, how exciting. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  5. Congrats on the engagement!!! How exciting! And early congrats to almost reaching your 1 year TPT b-day :) Looks like lots of excitement is going on in your life right now!

    Lovely Literacy & More

    1. P.S. being your 94th follower I see your almost to 100! Wawhooo!!! If you host a giveaway & need any products for it just give me a shout :)

  6. Follower #96! Congrats on the engagement and what must have been the perfect setting for popping the question! Can't think of a better way to spend Spring Break! I know the kids will so excited for you!

    Tiny Toes

  7. Happy engagement!! How exciting! So glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you! Love it! I'm follower #98 you are almost to that 100 mark!!
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  8. First of all.. CONGRATS on the engagement! and congrats on the 100 (now 101) followers! :) and thank you for reminding me about Earth day.. it completely slipped my mind! March is flying by and it'll be here before we know it!

    The Center Based Classroom

  9. Congratulations on your engagement!! Isn't Jamaica beautiful?! My husband and I got married there almost 10 years ago...can't believe it's been that long!! ;)

    Happy Teacher Heaven

  10. You have a great blog. I am your newest follower.

  11. Congratulations on the engagement! That's one of the fondest memories of all of us who have been there! Enjoy this magical time ahead!!!