Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yay for Friday!

I have been looking forward to Friday for all week for many reasons...visiting my boyfriend, listening to a book on cd in the car (really though, I can't wait), setting up my classroom, and my first Five for Friday AND Freebie Friday!

First things first. My classroom has an orange wall. It's one of our school colors so it's...festive.
 I must admit I was a bit shocked when I first saw it...but I am going to make it work! It helps that my "neon" color scheme has orange in it, so that will coordinate. It could be worse. I could not have a classroom!

Picture is slightly blurry due to the state of shock ;)

As I mentioned earlier, I am very (probably too much) excited about listening to a book on tape this morning. You see, I'm moving across the state (of Michigan...any fellow Michiganders out there?) for my job, so right now "setting up my classroom" involves a bit of a drive. One of my friends was talking about listening to a book on cd (I want to say "tape", but that's even more outdated!) on her drive - and it inspired me! I picked up "Shopgirl" from the library. It seemed like a fun, kind of mindless read listen...I'll let you know what I think.

I really like blogging. It hasn't even been a week but I'm already having so much fun with it...and I've discovered some awesome blogs in the process! Thank you to anyone who has reached out to me or introduced themselves!

I just started reading "The Revealers" by Doug Wilhelm. I'm really enjoying it so far, especially since it's from a 7th grader's perspective. Any insight I can get is helpful ;) I'd like to do some book reviews of summer reads so stay tuned for more updates!

Freebie time! Can my #5 be a freebie? I hope so!
My very first post was a freebie for a poster I will quickly learn that I love making things for my classroom, especially posters. Since I'm on a neon kick I wanted to remake the "You Matter" poster I originally saw on Technology Rocks. Seriously. 
I loved her poster but needed it to match my classroom...perfectly...nope I'm not OCD at all.

So, here is the version I made; the chevron coordinates with my previous sign. I also made one in black and white just in case you're not on a neon frenzy too :)

Click on the picture to download it free from TpT:

Is anyone else moving for their teaching job? 
Does anyone out there have an orange wall too?!

p.s. - Love neon? Check out my Neon Chalkboard Genre Posters for middle school!


  1. Orange wall?! Oh boy!
    Some bloggy friends and I are organizing a midwest meetup in Illinois this fall!
    Check out for details!!
    Thriving in 3rd

    1. How exciting! Thanks for sharing :) I will check that out now!

  2. Wow! That sure is an orange wall!! I'm your newest follower!
    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

  3. Hello there! I'm a fellow Michigander from Muskegon on the West side of the state. Where abouts are you moving to? Love your blog also!
    ~Cara Taylor

    1. I'm moving to the East side :) what a coincidence, I was just in Muskegon yesterday :)

  4. Welcome. Michigan here! North of Lansing. I love your sign...printing it this week.
    Kovescence of the Mind

    1. I am so glad you love it, Sarah! Thank you :)

  5. Wow--that wall is serious business! thanks for the fabulous freebie and the book suggestion. I'm absorbed in YA this summer, so I'll add it to my list!
    The Wild Rumpus 

    1. Haha, it is serious! You are welcome :) I am enjoying reading your summer reading posts!

  6. I think that color looks great for a classroom, super for us we have white walls!


    Mrs. Solis Teaching Treasures

  7. Thank you for linking up this week at Teaching Blog Addict and offering our followers such a terrific freebie!
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    1. Wow! Thank you for the opportunity, Fern! I am thrilled! I will absolutely be linking up!