Friday, October 10, 2014

Five for Friday {October 10th}

Happy Friday, friends! I am usually so happy to see Friday because the weekend is near, but I have been on Fall Break this week so today it means I'm closing in on the last of Fall Break! 
 
I didn't get Fall Break in my previous district so I have thoroughly enjoyed my Fall Break this year! It was a much needed and has been a breath of fresh air!
 
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Right before school ended for Fall Break, I received this sweet acrostic poem from a sweet student. It made my day!
 
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For Fall Break we spent some time with family back home. The week prior to going home I saw an advertisement of a yard sale of a teacher who was getting out of teaching. I contacted her and asked if I could come a week later if she had a lot left. It turns out that she did! She gave me a GREAT deal on the picture books she had left and I ended up getting all of them! I got around 500 books for approximately 12 cents each!
Here were some of my favorite finds: a collection of Fall and Winter books, Jan Brett books, and Magic School bus books.
Here is another picture of some of my favorite titles!
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I also scored two other GREAT deals. I purchased this straw dispenser (to use as a pencil dispenser) for $5.00 and a book scanner for $10.00! What a steal! 

 
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My son and I enjoyed painting some this week on a rainy day. We painted handprint acorns and a fall tree. He also painted a rainbow!
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Yesterday we toured a school that we are hoping my son will attend next year. I was thoroughly impressed with it and would LOVE this to be our school home. I am planning on applying as well, but we are working on one step at a time. This picture sums up my thoughts and prayers for now. I prayed before we went and I am putting my trust in God that if this is where he wants either of us, he will help us in our journey to get there.


4 comments :

  1. I just found your blog and I’m glad I did! I have to say how jealous I am of your find of all those wonderful books! The pencil dispenser will definitely come in handy! You definitely lucked out :) And such cute artwork by your son...these are the ideas I have for when I start having kids. I’m your newest follower :)

    Kelly
    Sliding Into Second Grade

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  2. WHAT a deal you were able to score with those books! That's wonderful! E's paintings are adorable and I hope that both of you will find the perfect home school for you!
    Erin

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  3. Wow, what a week! That's a seriously great score on some fabulous books!

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  4. Dear Lana,
    My name is Heather, and I am a student in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama. Your post was extremely refreshing to read. I love reading teachers' blogs that are so enthusiastic about their students and classrooms. Those books were an awesome score! The artwork by you and your son is adorable, and it is wonderful to see that you have put your life into the hands of the Lord. I look forward to reading more of your posts!
    --Heather Howton

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