Friday, September 25, 2015

Five for Friday {September 25th}

I cannot believe that next week it will be October. This year is absolutely flying by. I am linking up with the incredible Doodle Bugs Teaching for another installment of Five for Friday. This is a great way to reflect on the week and pick of amazing ideas from other teachers. Make sure to head over to read what is happening all around the country.
I am in love with this apple pie recipe based on the one found here on The only changes I made was to add a pinch of salt and heaping tsp. of cinnamon into the sweet caramel sauce, and added lemon juice to the sliced apple mixture. The caramel apple filling is mouth-watering! Believe me folks...this is a MUST try!

I am loving using chromebooks with our 4th and 5th grade students in Digital Media. They are learning how to use Google Apps for Education to enhance collaboration and communication. They are doing such a great job and I cannot wait to see them continue to build responsible digital footprints this year! Check out my post on using the Google research tool from this week's Techie Tuesday for more information (Click the Techie Tuesday Button image for the full post).
Loving my neon pre-sharpened pencils! I added a little love, inspiration, or encouragement on each one. I use a fine tip sharpie to write things like "You are amazing!" "Keep up the great work." Always choose to be kind." "Be the change you wish to see in the world. " "Smile." If you are looking for things to write...think Kid President. My kids in the library love to read what is on these pencils. Simple way to spread joy...

I am loving white nails. Tried OPI Funny Bunny and it is beautiful. I also got this fun package from Christi Futz from and can't wait to try my first Jamberry sample. Wish me luck! Any tips for getting these on and having them last? 

I am excited about this NEW read that I have heard great things about! The sub-title alone does it for me (fighting for grade in a world of impossible standards). I cannot wait. What's on your reading list?


  1. Love your blog! It's so cute and colorful! That apple pie looks so good. It's the perfect time of year to make it, too :)

    Made with Love

  2. I have never thought of writing inspiring phrases on pencils myself! What a great and encouraging idea! I'm going to do that on some of our class pencils on Monday morning. :)

  3. I absolutely love your inspirational pencil idea - that's so thoughtful, and probably adds more moments of happiness to each day than you can even imagine!
    And that pie looks beyond delicious! I have to try it!
    :o) Pamela
    Hedgehog Reader

  4. I love your blog, too! It's so happy! And I LOVE the pencils! What a fun idea. AND the fingernails (and the ring!!! :)

    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!