Friday, July 6, 2012

Super Linky Day!

It's July, which means I have less than 6 weeks before my first day.


Is anyone else starting to freak out a little yet?

I don't have to work much this week, since we don't have a camp running again until the 16th. I still have to go in and get a few things done, but I can sleep in and go in for a couple of hours when I want, and spend some other time unpacking my classroom!

Make sure you link up with Farley if you haven't already!

Now, I was going to stop there, but I stopped in school this morning and found this:

My classroom's current state (on a blurry cell phone camera- sorry). Yikes.

But I also checked out the table of giveaway items in the teacher's lounge, and found this:

Yay- nice big cardboard coins for display, AND more counters (which I can always use more of!).

But here's the real gem-

A *set* of Lucy Calkins books for grades 3-5 that are in perfect shape. They look brand new.

I was so excited, I had to link up with Elizabeth from Room in 4B.

Coming up next week... 

My series for new teachers. (Any suggestions for topics, let me know!)

Pictures of the new classroom I'm moving into!

Passing on the MANY awards you have given me lately (thank you!!!)

A special project in the works to help a teacher blogger who's going through tough times right now... I can't wait to share it with you and get your help!

If you haven't already, don't forget to enter for my 250 Follower Giveaway for 10 awesome prize.! Even if you've already entered, check out the comments to find some new blogs!

 Have a WONDERFUL weekend! :)


  1. I'm still waiting to hear when I can get into my classroom. Thankfully I'm not moving classrooms this year (I did that last year). Didn't change grade levels, just classrooms. Hope you are able to get everything organized just the way you want it.

  2. Wow! That is a fabulous find~for free!
    Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  3. Someone was actually giving away their Lucy Calkins' Unit?! Gasp. I'm glad you got your hands on it though!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I think it just started hitting me this week that summertime is starting to fly. I'm with Tammy, I can't believe someone was giving Lucy Calkins away! At least you got to benefit from it though! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Wow, the Lucy Calkins books are a great find!!


    Visit my new blog at Teaching in the Valley

  6. Hi Jenny!
    My name is Katherine, and I just linked up to Farley's July Currently. In following her rules, you are one of the two posts ahead of mine, so I wanted to say hi! I also teach third grade, so I'm super glad to have found your blog! I'm also hosting my first giveaway on my blog, so I'd love it if you stopped by!

    Have a great weekend!
    Third Grade Teacher Files

  7. I nominated you for some awards. Stop by and see.

    Surfing to Success

  8. Awe, I love the table in the teacher's lounge that people put things on they don't want anymore! Good find! We found your blog from Fun in Room 4B's Fabulous Find linky party--we teach k and 3rd, and are your newest follower!! :)

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  9. Not only are you working during the summer but on your week off from working, you are going into your classroom! :) I love it! You are a dedicated teacher! I think you deserve that dog now as a treat! :) I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your classroom!

    Delighted in Second

  10. I loved The Book Whisperer and Roald Dahl is so wonderful! I'm totally sad over the fact that we have only six weeks left. Where has the time gone?!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  11. I've given you an award! Come by my blog to get it! :)

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  12. I guess I'm second in line to give you an award, but I think your blog is super cute. I will be starting to teach 3rd grade next year after 5 years of teaching 2nd. It is so nice to be able to see what other teachers do.

    Mrs. Slocum
    Teacher's Don't Steal, They Share!

  13. The BFG is one of my all-time favorite books! I found your blog through Farley's July Currently. It's been fun to see some of the other blogs linked up. You have a cute blog, and I am your newest follower!
    Swersty’s Swap Shop

  14. I'm freaking out too. I dont get into my new classroom until August 6th, and there is so much to do. I've been having working dreams that make it very hard to sleep. The only cure is to get up and do the thing I'm working on in my dream.

  15. Hey Jenny! I am Shannon and I have a blog called The Teaching Reef! I am just following Farley's rule of 3 and stopping by to say HI! I am also freaking out about how close the new school year is getting! I am teaching summer reading camp and still have one more week left! Then I can finally get down to checking off things on my to do list! Anyway, I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog!


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