Friday, July 10, 2015

Five for Friday

Well, well, well - here we are again! Fridays have a lot less appeal in the summer than they do during the school year. I've come to the very real truth about how quickly my summer is dwindling. There is still so much to do! Oh, jeez.

To calm myself down, here's a quick look back at my week! I'll remind myself how much fun I've had this summer and that all of that school business will be there waiting when I'm ready to tackle it.

I started the week with a dinner hosted by four of my loveliest friends. We celebrated my birthday a few days early because of travel schedules and whatnot. If it's my birthday, you can be certain that there were chips and salsa, as well as Minion balloons involved. And, of course, the cupcakes weren't anything to complain about - seriously, pink lemonade cupcake. Yes, please. 

Speaking of Minions - their new movie was released today! So, naturally, like every soon-to-be-27-year-old, I just haaaaaad to see it the night before for its opening! What could be better? In this movie, my very favorite yellow friends are in England. Yes, Minions in London. Uh, hello.

Here's our creepy back of the dark movie theater selfie! 

I've tried really hard this summer to tend to Kristen's needs, rather than Miss Cannady's needs (let's face it, if you're a teacher, you have at least two personas: you and you as a teacher - I sometimes have a difficult time separating the two!). Anyway, I've been cleaning and organizing every corner of my apartment. A couple of weeks ago, I successfully cleared out and sorted my pantry. But, the labels I wanted for my spices were at school, and I kept forgetting to grab them whenever I was there. Well, this week, I finally remembered! Yay! I'm very pleased with how they turned out. I'm convinced that a KG font and a mason jar can fix most of the world's problems. 

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale started. 
You know what? Nevermind. Let's not talk about it.

And, with all of the #tptvegas15 and #teachersNOTinvegas and #fomo action happening this week, I totally jumped on the Periscope bandwagon. Okay, friends - I'm in love. My head is spinning with ideas for the classroom! Seriously - so excited. The possibilities are endless. Ice cream social! Meet the Teacher! Pen pals! Book buddies! Science experiments! Recess fun! Oh, my heavens - what an exciting new tool for teachers. Yay! 

This is my "professional" account - I plan to keep my classroom account separate and more protected in terms of viewers. You know - safety first :) 

I am sure that I will have a lot of posts throughout the school year about this! Stay tuned! 

How was your week? Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and let us know! 


  1. Happy late birthday! Um, chips and salsa are a must at every party aren't they? Or is that just me!?! I have to say that this 34 year old is so jealous you got to see the Minions movie already. I'm not sure who is more excited in our house- the parents or the kids! So glad I found your blog on the linky! I can't wait to read more!

    Yee-Haw in Kindergarten

    1. Hi, Marisa! Oh, my goodness - yes, it's not a party without my best friends chips and salsa! I hope that you enjoy the Minion movie! They are just so cute!

  2. Those cupcakes look delicious. Love your labels for your pantry. I've been cleaning and organizing too - summers the best time to get all of that done! Hope you had a good birthday!

    Team V's Second Grade Fun

    1. Hi, Jordan! Thank you so much for stopping by - and for the birthday wishes!

  3. Looks like you had a great week! Isn't periscope just great! I just joined too! Love your jars and labels!

    1. Hi, Tessa! I'm loving Periscope - I cannot wait to use it in my classroom!

  4. Great to find another minion-obsessed 'adult' !! I love them! Hope you had a great birthday!

    Teaching Autism

    1. Yay, Minions! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. Happy Birthday!!! Your birthday sounds like my kind of birthday, love it! :)
    Moore to Learn