Five For Friday... FLORIDA style!!! :) - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Five For Friday... FLORIDA style!!! :)

Happy Friday, friends! Guess what?? As this post goes live, I will be driving to Florida to visit my BBB Joanne for the weekend!! WHAT?! Bloggy friends can become real life friends?! You bet! I can't even tell you how excited I am. So this Five For Friday is a special FLORIDA edition! :)
Obviously, number one has to be going to stay with my BBB Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching!!!
We decided after the Atlanta Meet-Up for bloggers (when it would be quite a drive for her just for lunch) that we HAD to meet each other...and I decided I'd be due for a long-weekend about this time (you'll see why in #3)... and it was DONE. It will be about an 8 hour drive, but I'll have Justin Timberlake to keep me company, and maybe an audio-book too- still trying to decide on a good one. :)
Since Joanne lives close to Universal Studios, that's our plan for Saturday! I've never been, so I'm soooo pumped. I've always been a Disney World girl, but I can't wait for Universal and the MINIONS!!! If you are a follower of my blog, you know that I absolutely ADORE them. This is the wallpaper of my phone:
...and once others started learning of my love, I began getting gifts! Yay! :-P Just in the last couple of weeks, I've gotten this adorable pencil topper from Scrappy Guy Gary: well as this picture and ornament from one of my students!
(I wonder if this student thinks that's what I look like?? LOL)

And then, check out these two kiddos trying to get some A's on the same day! :-P
When I told my students where I'd be going, they were all jealous, but told me to make sure I get a picture with the minions. :-P
This week has been a loooooong week, so this trip is going to be a great get-away. In the county where I work, we have Early Release days twice each school year to meet with all of our parents. Wednesday and Thursday of this week were Early Release... the kids are a bit crazy because the schedule is so wacky! We eat lunch and then they go home... it makes for QUITE a crazy morning. But the craziness doesn't really begin until 12:30 or so when the first parent that is scheduled walks in, and the back-to-back conferences start. Every 20 minutes, a parent walks out and another walks in. Wednesday I didn't leave until about 5:30, and Thursday I left at 4:45. Trust me when I say, this is a normal "leave time" for me on a normal day... but cramming 25 parent conferences into two afternoons is NOT a normal day! :-P
I created an activity for my students to do with the sub today, and I wanted to share it with you as a freebie!

The Book Fair is coming to our school this month, so I don't want to send home Scholastic Book Orders so they will (hopefully) buy books at the Book Fair instead. But instead of trashing the book orders I received, I decided to use them to practice addition, multiplication, and subtraction!
Click on the images, or here, to download this for free. This would also be a great activity to do before you send home a book order so the kiddos can tell their parents what books they "have" to have! ;-)
Wanna do some end of the month shopping?
And if you're in a shopping mood... did you get a chance to check out the September Swap and Share? A few of my favorite BBBs swapped around some awesome products and used them in our classrooms, then shared about how awesome the products were! Make sure you check it out! :)


  1. I hope you have fun on your trip!!!!


  2. Meeting with Joanne? Yay!! You guys are going to have a blast! I'd say you definitely need some downtime after those parent conferences. Whew! Your minion pictures are adorable! :)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. I absolutely love the Minions too! I have a thing for Disney Princesses so ended up with a lot of pictures and posters and disney stickers last year!

    I really enjoyed this Five for Friday you did! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Best wishes,

  4. You'll be in my area! I sensing a bigger meet up? If you want to share! It seems like a waste that you'll be sooo close to so many bloggers and not meet up! Email me @ if you are interested in hooking up with few other fl bloggers! Joanne teaches in my district!

    The Applicious Teacher

  5. I am SO excited you and Joanne are going to Universal! I expect to see pictures! I hope you guys have a blast! You deserve a relaxing weekend after the craziness of conferences (already?!?!) Have a blast!

    Lucky to Be in First


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