May 17, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 17th}

Five random things about this past week.
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Well, obviously #1 in my life right now is that I am officially on SUMMER BREAK! Yesterday was my last day.

We enjoyed a luau breakfast party at a local church and a trip to a  park before parents picked up and summer break began!


I gave my kids a little goodbye gift.
I found these little boxes of gum crayons at Dollar Tree a few weeks ago. I printed & laminated a class picture and tied them up with ribbon.

I spent my first day of summer vacation working on stationery orders. I love the extra time I have in the summer to work on my business. It frees up my nights and weekends and gives me free time that I miss so much during the school year.  Here are a few things I worked on this morning.

I know I have posted about Ebates several times before.. but seriously why are you NOT using it?!??!
My husband was in the car with me when I went to the bank earlier this week and he asked what this check was about.. he didn’t buy that it was FREE money!Four times a year- I get a check simply by visiting Ebates before I shop online.

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Happy Weekend!!!!!!!!!!



First Grade Buddies said...

Happy Summer Break!! Hope it gets off to a great start!

:) Tamra and Sarah
First Grade Buddies

Michelle - The Organized Señorita said...

Wow so jealous your summer has arrived! Your gifts are adorable :) Thanks for hosting!

The Organized Señorita

Susanna - Whimsy Workshop said...

What lovely little summer gifts you sent home! Kiddos and parents must appreciate your efforts so much. :-)
My gift is a Class Memories DVD each year (and I keep one for myself of course!)
Whimsy Workshop 

Stephanie said...

Can't believe you are already on break! JEALOUS. Enjoy!!
Love your end of the year gifts to your kiddos, very cute :)

Elementary My Dear

Stephanie said...

I love the gifts you gave your kiddos. Isn't Dollar Tree the best? You're stationary is super cute.

P.S. This is my first linky & I'm so excited!!!

Polka Dot Palace

Wallis said...

I love the little gifts you made...super cute. Happy summer!

First Grade Wolves

Miss Cosby said...

Wow, mid May and on break! When do you go back?

You Might Be a First Grader….

Mrs Cupcake said...

Summer already?! Girl, I'm jealous! Enjoy! :) :)
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Jill Sloothaak said...

YAY for summer break!!! I always say that the first Sunday of summer break is the best Sunday of the year! :) Enjoy it!!!

abcs and polkadots

Miss Foote said...

I still have 17 more days. Congrats on your year!

Chickadee Jubilee

Brandee Green said...

Wow! Happy Summer. :) Thanks for hosting.
Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

Lovely Nina said...

I'm jealous you already started SUMMER!! Love the stationary!

Sara Connell said...

I am officially jealous that you are on summer break! Your gift to your kiddos was cute! :)
First Grade Funtastic

Kelli said...

I'm not going to exaggerate one bit. My level of jealousy about you already being on summer break ... on a scale of 1-10 is about 58! :) Savor the days for the rest of us!

Surviving the Little People

The Hands-On Teacher said...

LOVE your end of the year gifts!! The picture is a cute idea! I didn't realize you have such a small class! That must be awesome.

Have a great first weekend of SUMMER BREAK! :)
The Hands-On Teacher in First!

Sarah Hankinson said...

Love your end of year gifts! I'm also doing pictures to send home on the last day. Enjoy reading! :)

Learning is for Superstars
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Jenny said...

Your stationary is fantastic! I hope your summer starts well. Enjoy it for the rest of us!

Suntans and Lesson Plans

Anchored In 3rd Grade said...

NICE! We only have 8 more student days...
Love the stationary...
I'm working on my end of year "movie" for the kids. I take more and more pictures every year... Makes for a looooonnnngggg movie.


Amy Harrod said...

I'm a new blogger and your newest follower! I loveee the Ebates Big Fat Check! Enjoy your summer break! I'm so glad I found you!

24/7 Teacher: Amy Harrod

Tanya Dwyer said...

Soooo jealous of your already being on break! only 14 1/2 more to go! I signed up for ebates recently after reading about it on your blog and got my first little "big fat check" in the's definitely now, my go to...especially considering that my kids HATE going out shopping! Haha! Now, I can do it from home and earn a little in the process! Thanks for sharing it!

A+ Firsties

Pam said...

So lucky that you are done with school! I still have four more weeks to go. We're pushing through though! :)

I also use Ebates. However, I don't shop online so I don't really earn much. If only Ebates accepts ALL types of Amazon orders...then I'd be earning some serious cash. :)

Diary of a First Grade Teacher

Alison Hislop said...

Happy summer break! Congrats! I LOVE your stationary orders - very cute! I will definitely be looking into more detail about these!

Teaching Maths with Meaning

BaysideMathTeacher said...

oOO I just LOVE your stationary! They are all SO gorgeous, simple yet colourful :)
Have an amazing spring break! We still have another 5 weeks in Brisbane, Australia until we have our two week break! Nowhere NEAR our long break.

Liz - BaysideMathTeacher