Friday, 25 July 2014

Five for Friday - Summer is here!

Friday has finally arrived!

I'm linking up with with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday to share some random things from my week.

The summer holidays finally started for me on Wednesday afternoon! I am very excited about a lazy 6 weeks at home (and hopefully a holiday!). I will undoubtedly be doing a fair amount of school work but it feels so different when you don't have to and there is no time pressure - I'm looking forward to it!

To celebrate the end of school we all went out on the riverboat shuffle. Here is a picture of us boarding the boat ready for a slow cruise on the Thames with plenty of celebratory drinks and dancing!

I made these sweet little magnets as a gift for the parents at the end of the year. I think they turned out really well - they were a very lively class but I will miss them all!

I saw this fact file against the wall background on lots of blogs a while ago - I can't remember where so please let me know if it was you and thank you for the idea! I also used them as a slide show before and after our poetry recital a couple of weeks ago and got lots of compliments!

School may have finished on Wednesday but I went in on Thursday and today to do some sorting. I thought I was in pretty good shape as I only moved into the classroom last year and have worked hard to be super tidy all year. However, by the end of Thursday, my sorting left the classroom looking like this...

And despite, 7 hours of work on it today, it still only looks like this!

You'll have have to trust me when I say I threw a whole load of stuff out and am more organised. 

I'll head in on Tuesday for another couple of hours and to print up all the labels and other goodies I'm going to make over the weekend and have a final spruce!

I couldn't resist sharing this gorgeous picture as number 5. My very lazy cat is not making the most of the beautiful weather we have been having recently and is snoozing away as usual. I need to get her up, out and chasing butterflies to help her lose some weight this summer!

That's all for today - have a great weekend wherever you are. I'm off to see Les Miserables in London with my family tomorrow - can't wait!


  1. Enjoy Les Miserables! I saw it twice last year. I think it gets better each time! Love the picture of your fur baby. I think my cats sleep about 22 hours a day! Oh, the life of a cat!

    Mrs O Knows

  2. Your classroom looks like a lot of fun! 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. I am so GLAD you are finally having school break! Your fur baby sleeping is precious. My kitty is curled up right beside my keyboard. I have to move her tail to type a q. Good thing I don't need q very much!

    Have a great weekend!
    Teachers Are Terrific!