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This is my second week with Five for Friday by Kacey!!
Since it is my Spring Break, I don't have any in-the-classroom updates, but I have done PLENTY for my classroom this week!!
I went to a wedding reception for a very cool couple this Saturday. The bride and groom are both SO much fun, and hosted a great party. They had already gotten married in February in the trees in Big Sur, so they just wanted to celebrate with us. It was a ton of fun catching up with friends and celebrating two great people.
I got a chance to see my boys play on Tuesday! YAY for baseball! Even though the A's lost, I spent great time with the high school kids from the youth group, and my "little" cousin even went!
Gotta love the Dollar Tree!!

 This TV was picked up within an hour of putting it out! Thank God!!

Ahhhhhh, the time to actually ORGANIZE and clean!!! I am heading out to work tomorrow (technically today) to unload a TRUNK full of stuff. I love when other teachers are willing to share. One of my good friends' mom is a former kindergarten teacher, and asked if I wanted anything. Um, YES, PLEASE!!! I scored some great stuff!! I also met a nice woman at my last Dream Dinners session who used to teach kindergarten and is now a stay-at-home-mom, and she offered me a bunch of stuff! I am sooooo fortunate to have met the people I have. I also finally sorted my extra crayons by color into containers, something I have wanted to do for over 2 years. I know it seems a little cray-cray, but I already feel better looking at them. I made the labels really quickly, and I am really glad I did. I am taking them out with the rest of the load tomorrow! Since I have been cleaning out my stuff, I wanted to allow my TPT followers to clean out their wish lists in my store. I am hosting a sale of 15% off everything through Friday. 
This girl right here was SOOOOO productive today!! I got rid of that darn TV that has been sitting in my garage for a year, dropped off used ink cartridges at the e-cycling location, listed some DVD's on ebay, sent a package, and this was ALL before noon! In the afternoon, I headed to Ikea in Sacramento (about 1.5 hours away) to return a bookshelf that I had bought that had a broken piece. It was SO easy to do the return. I then picked a NEW shelf and loaded it into my Ford Fusion for the drive home. Tonight, I put it together. Now, the whole purpose of the shelf is to store my DVDs, but I would like to eventually have some parisian accents here and there to spice it up from being "only functional."
I am participating for the first time in an Instagram loop!! If you follow my instaGram, @veryperryclassroom, you will see how to participate to win $150 to Target. Who wouldn't want an extra $150 to Target?! I know I am wishing I could win or participate, but you should totally enter!

Ok, that is my five!! Next week should be a little more "classroom-oriented," since I will be back in my portable palace! ;) Stay tuned later this weekend for a post on how I send reminders home in my classroom!


  1. Sorting crayons by color is not cray-cray :) You're gonna love it. I did last year and it is so handy when kids can grab crayons of a certain color, and there's always enough! Have a good week back. I'm heading back, too, for our home stretch! See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. Thanks! I always need people to feed into my organizational strategies! :)

  2. Stopped by your blog from Doodlebugs linky - I too love Disney and live near Walt Disney World in Florida! Our dream is to visit Disneyland! :)

    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

    1. How funny! I live in California and have a goal to make it to WDW! :) SOME DAY!!

  3. Wow! You really were productive. Good for you! It feels so good to check stuff off your list like that. Happy Friday!
    Joya :)

    1. Doesn't it?! I went in to work today to put a bunch of stuff away and am totally envisioning a ton of changes to the room for next year. I wouldn't want to freak my students out and do it now!

  4. You were so productive! Can you come on over here when you are done and help me organize? ;) Isn't Dollar Tree the best. They have such good finds for students and little kids. Dollar Spot at Target is another obsession I have. I hope you enjoy your last few days off before heading back to work.
    Jennifer {}

    1. Haha, I hear ya, Jennifer! I hardly EVER make time to be productive, so I have to seize the moment when I can. I also SO love the Dollar Spot at Target, but I have to make it a goal to only go in to Target once every 10 days, otherwise, I would spend my month's salary within a week! :)

  5. Way to go! You are definitely making use of all your free time during Spring break!! I swear, there is never enough time in a day for teachers. Glad you are having some time to take care of some business ;) I just wish my Spring Break hadn't passed :( lol
    Teaching in Paradise

    1. I hear ya! I'm already having the "but, but, but..." attitude about going back on Monday. Gotta cram as much as I can into Sunday! We only have 30 days left in school, as our summer break starts May 23rd!! I can't complain, but it is always bittersweet coming back from Spring Break, as we are in the "home stretch!"