Five For Friday

Happy Friday!  Happy Friday!  How was your week?  Great, I hope!   Kristin here for a little Five for Friday.  Thank you so much Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this fun way to end the week.  I LOVE reading what you all have been doing!

Normally I am the one in the duo who thinks in themes, but this week?  Totally random!  Here are the five random things that happened this week in our world. 

Ahhhhh…….we spent one of the last weekends of summer weather at the cabin at the ocean.  It was fabulous!  The weather was warm, the leaves were falling, the ocean was beautiful!  Of course we took the three giant furrybeasts!  They love the cabin as much as we do.

Our staff dressed in blue to support our police officers!  (Here I am with one of my awesome team members posing in our blue.)   The police are our best friends at our school, as we have lots of not-so-good stuff happening in the neighborhood surrounding the school. They keep us safe.  And also…..for Lindsey and I they are extra special, since we have some in our family.  We definitely “Back the Blue.” 

Testing, Testing, Testing!  That’s how my team and I have been spending the last few weeks.  Since we are the support team, we do most of the testing for the school at the beginning of the year.  We love it because we get to see all the kids in the school and welcome them back from summer break.  Aren’t these little kiddles adorable???  They are taking the STAR Early Literacy test on the tablets.

Sneak Peek, Sneak Peek!!  If you read our blog much, you know that we are all about getting kids to read as many minutes as possible with high success reading materials.  We have been working hard on our newest resource…Quick Read Cards and Responses.  They are leveled A-H, designed to match the topics you already teach in your classroom, and to be used in centers, independent work, partner work, or guided reading.  We use them in centers to up the minutes that our students read each day.  Stay tuned! We are on the finishing touches and will have it posted Sunday.  Here’s a pic of the Spiders! set.

Finally, Rosie and I would like to wish you a very Happy Fall!  It is such a great time of year, isn’t it? 

Thank you for what you do.  What you do matters!  Have a wonderful weekend friends, and a terrific week ahead! 



  1. Learning in Wonderland
    September 25, 2015 / 7:29 am

    Just look at your little ones taking their test! Wow! You both do the testing for everyone at your school? That is impressive!

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:28 am

      Hi! Our team of 6 actually does a lot of the testing, but we love it! Thanks for connecting with us!
      Have a great week!

  2. Unknown
    September 25, 2015 / 7:51 am

    I must say your furbabies are just too cute ha! Loved your sneak peek 🙂

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:29 am

      Ahh…thanks so much! Hope you have a wonderful week! Thanks for connecting with us! 🙂

  3. SENCO Cat Herder
    September 25, 2015 / 9:31 am

    That wreath/garland looks just like the one I saw for sale at TK Maxx yesterday (over here in England) and thought how lovely and now your dog has made it look adorable!! I'm much less keen on spiders but your little readers look really interesting so I'll be waiting to see more 🙂 Have a super weekend both of you! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:31 am

      Hello from over the pond! I have cousins in England so it is especially wonderful to connect with you! 🙂 I'm not much of a fan of spiders either, but the kids love learning about them! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! Thanks again for connecting! Kristin

  4. Teaching Autism
    September 25, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Love the idea of dressing in blue to support the police officers! Great for students to get involved with too! Your spiders work book looks great – but with my fear of spiders I couldn't even look at it !!! Looks like you've had a busy week – love the wreath that your dog is wearing!!

    Have a great weekend,
    Teaching Autism

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:32 am

      Hi there! I know what you mean about spiders. Shivvvvers! Thanks for stopping by our blog! Have a terrific weekend and week ahead!

  5. Adventures of a Techie Bookworm
    September 25, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    Darling picture of Rosie!

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:33 am

      Thanks so much! She's pretty much the diva in the house! Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead! 🙂

  6. ithappenedin3rd
    September 26, 2015 / 2:22 am

    The last picture is too cute! Thanks for supporting the police…my boyfriend is a cop and it drives me crazy when they get bashed!

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:34 am

      We agree! We have two police officers in the family! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and week ahead! Love your photo with your pup! Smiles, Kristin

  7. Hedgehog Reader
    September 26, 2015 / 7:20 am

    I love your Back the Blue show of support for our police officers! That is wonderful!
    And that Rosie's face is just too sweet for words! Happy Fall to you too!
    :o) Pamela
    Hedgehog Reader

    • 2 Literacy Teachers
      September 27, 2015 / 12:35 am

      Hi Pamela! Thank you and thanks for connecting with us! By the way….LOVE your logo! Have a terrific weekend and fabulous week ahead! 🙂 🙂

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