Second Grade Nest: Five for Friday (July 25th)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five for Friday (July 25th)

Been a while since I've linked up for 5 for Friday! I haven't had much to blog about this summer. 
Still don't have too much! Can't wait until next week's 5FF because I'll finally have access to my classroom! 

So here are 5 things that happened this week!
WARNING: This is a crazy mix of random pictures. Like I said... don't have much. It's summer.

My birthday was the 19th. I have been out of town for two weeks and I flew in on my birthday. All I really wanted for my birthday was something low key. Mitch took me out to a really fancy dinner at Tony's steaks for my birthday and I had a family dinner the following day. 
I feel like a nerd- I rarely take selfies, but it was my birthday! 

I wish you could see Mitch's meal over there. He got the rack of lamb and I got a filet minon (sorry vegetarian friends). We ate at Tony's (as I mentioned) and there was a live smooth jazz band playing piano and saxophone while we ate. Good way to bring in 27.

Then the next day, this cuteness happened... 
I could not love my niece more! She kept peeking out over top of them because it was too dark when she had them on.  

At said family dinner.... my brother and I pulled a wishbone.
I wished for a new job to open up. ONE HOUR later, I got a phone call for an interview.
The NEXT DAY, I interviewed at a new school and an hour later I was offered the job.
I have a new job, friends! And it's in first grade again! Woo hoo!

My favorite thing to do is update my UGLY products from the start of my TPT career.
Yesterday, I updated my Find Someone Who FREEBIE... and now it is actually something I am not embarrassed about!

Grab the freebie here! 

I have been a busy girl with TPT lately.
I have actually realized that starting next week, I only have ONE DAY off before we start with our kids. I have new hire trainings for the district plus PD days plus moving/setting up my classroom.
Meaning- I have ONE day left of summer after tomorrow.
So, I've been working really hard to get some stuff done!
First things I've created since June!!! 

Totally random...
Mitch and I vowed to try new foods as often as we could this year. I've been very good about it because I'm usually REALLY picky. Just wanted to share our most recent find.

Starfruit! Isn't it the cutest?!

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  1. Congratulations on your job - isn't it amazing how things always have a way of working out! I’m gearing up for a big giveaway on my blog on August 11 - come stop by so you don’t miss it!!
    Beyond The Gradebook

  2. Congrats on your job! I have been playing the interview waiting game and I know how stressful it can be!
    The Chalkboard Garden
    P.S. I love starfruit but haven't had it in the longest time. I think now I need to go get some!

  3. Congrats on your job! And happy belated birthday!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  4. Congratulations! That is so exciting. Good thing you made a wish. :) How long did you teach 1st? I did some student teaching in 2nd and didn't think I wanted to teach any younger grades. Then I was hired to teach 1st and can't imagine being in another grade. It's so awesome to be a part of this year of huge growth. I'm excited to read your new blog posts as you prepare for the year and start teaching 1st again. :)
    Teacher Treasure Hunter

  5. Congrats on the new job! I love it when the universe works it out for you like that!