Friday, August 7, 2015

Five For Friday! 8/7/15

After more than a week of hiatus, I am finally back!!! I took a much needed mini vacation to Michigan to have a little relaxation before the school year starts! What better post to come back with than a little Five For Friday with Doodlebugs Teaching!!

I love taking a few snapshots from my week and getting to see what you all are up to!! With only a few short days until school starts, I am trying to enjoy my final days of relaxation and less responsibility. Not that it is easy because I find myself constantly working on something for school! Anywho, here are some highlights from my last full week of summer!!!!

I got to watch the BEAUTIFUL sunset in South Haven, Michigan! It was so nice and relaxing to just get away for a few days and the Michigan sunset with one of my best friends! Fun Fact: We have gone to school together since the age of five!

While we were in Michigan, we took a class where you paint a picture (with the help of an instructor) and enjoy wine! I have been wanting to try this for a long time and am so glad we did! It was so fun AND they turned out WAY better than I thought! I may even hang mine up in the classroom!!

My running view along the lake!!! So pretty!!

By looking at this picture, you can TOTALLY tell I have experience in yoga ;) Honestly the most peaceful thing I have done!

Clearly I enjoyed vacation because my third clip of the week is from my workouts while I was in Michigan. I loved running on the lake front and even better, YOGA ON THE BEACH! Yes, you read that right! I got up and enjoyed the sun rising while listening to the waves of the ocean and literally finding my zen. It was so tranquil. You can bet I will be doing yoga sessions throughout the school year because I have NEVER felt better!!

I have been working for the past few weeks on my classroom and am getting closer and closer to feeling finished (even though I am FAR from it!) I need to take a few more pictures to see the whole set up! I am pretty proud of the fact that I made ALL of my classroom decor. It was a labor of love and SO worth it!!

Oops no picture!!!
This is my second year teaching, but my first year STARTING kindergarten (I came week 3 last year), so I got the opportunity to work at our registration!! Our kinder team of four plus a few other helpers spent 5 hours today and 5 more on Friday welcoming new families and getting them all set up for this school year! I loved meeting everyone and it really got me excited to start the year!

Thanks for taking a look at my week!!! I can't wait to read yours :) Make sure to link up and share your fun!!!!!


  1. Found you through the linky :) Looks like you had a fun-filled "last" week of summer! I've always wanted to try one of those painting classes! I agree that the final product would be super cute addition to your classroom! Good luck getting everything ready for your kiddos! I always love getting the room ready!

    1. Yay! Thanks for checking my blog out!! I highly recommend the class!! Especially with some good friends and wine ;)

  2. I'm so glad you were able to get away and recharge on your vacation! It looks like you had an amazingly relaxing time! I LOVE Wine and Canvas nights, I've done three so far!! They are SO ADDICTING!! :-) You did a great job with yours and you should totally take it to your classroom and show your kinders, they would so get a kick out of it!! Turn it into a mini-lesson about the job of an illustrator versus the job of an author!! Your classroom looks great, super welcoming for your new kiddos!
    I hope you have an amazing weekend and a wonderful start to the new school year!!

    Kindergarten Dragons

  3. Michigan looks like it was an awesome vacation!! I LOVE that sunset!! I have wanted to do one of those paint nights SO bad!! I always look at the calendars to see what pictures they are painting to see which one I'd want to do, but I've just never committed to doing one! I still absolutely LOVE that bulletin board since I saw it on instagram!!

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  5. So funny! I'm from Michigan and I just took a vacation to your state (to hike...and shop of course!)! Glad you enjoyed it here. And by the way, I've done one of those painting classes and mine didn't quite turn at as good as yours! You've got some talent! :)

  6. That is amazing that you made all of your classroom decor! Way to go! Can't wait to see the finished product! I just finished mine up today! :)

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press