Lazy Monday

Mondays are usually full of freebies and craftiness, but I have to confess, I have been a little lazy this week.  This is O'fishally my last week of vacation!!  I feel like I should have done more, but it is vacation and I will be up to my eyeballs in classroom business next week.

So what have I been doing? Well, enjoying time to stalk read all my favorite blogs and some great new blogs. So many great ideas and so little time.

My daughter also leaves today to Grandma's house in San Jose...all by herself!! She's 10 and I know it will be a safe journey, but I still worry and will try not to cry as I say goodbye at the airport.  So while she is gone I will spend lots of quality time with my youngest and enjoy this last week:)

I had a request from a nice follower who asked if I would create some signs in my Tropical Theme for the Daily 5 and Cafe.  Well that's right up my alley and I whipped these up.  I think they are really cute and you can grab them in my TpT store.




I also put my daughters to work and had them help me paint some clothespins that needed a makeover for my new class theme.






Cute, but I hope I don't get cited for breaking any child labor laws;)

I leave you with one last thing that I have been thinking about all week.  Over the last few weeks I have received some nice awards from great bloggers. I so appreciate all of them and I am honored everytime I receive one. It's so nice to know that others are reading my blog and they thought of ME :)

But I have to admit some of the requirements for the awards request that I do some things that I honestly don't have time to do. 

If you started a blog and you are reading and commenting and creating products and getting ready for a new school year...You deserve an award...you are giving your time to better yourself, your readers and the students you teach!!



I would like everyone to take this award and post it proudly on their blog. It doesn't matter if you are a veteran or newbie...Take pride in the fact that you are spreading Aloha to others.  No need to link back, thank anyone, or give it away to others. Mahalo for taking the time to read this little blog and all the others you regularly stalk.  We are all amazing, and deserving of this award!!

30 comments

  1. Your posters are so bright and colourful! I linked up too!

    Shanyn
    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

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  2. I love your Aloha Blogger button. Thanks! My house is a mess with items created for school.
    Alyce

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

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    1. Mahalo Alyce, I have piles of piles, lol!

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  3. haha! I had my daughter do the same thing for me!! :)) And she's only 4! haha!!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300
    Come check out my awesome giveaway HERE!

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    1. Oh, good, I love having little hands to help:)

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  4. Love it! Its my last week as well and I'm so busy that I can't keep up with awards, either. They are a lot of work and I have tons of stuff to get done. You have eased my mind...

    It's great that we have a few things in common! I'm originally from SF and live in the North Bay; I've taught second for most of my career; I'm fairly new to blogging; and I just joined TBTS. I hope we can connect and do something fun together soon! Also, I just got matched up with a blogger for a product review linky and she is moving to Hawaii this summer to teach second. I told her to contact you. Her blog is Teaching With Style. She's coming from Oregon - lucky girl!

    Heather at TeachItToday!

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    1. Wow, that's awesome Heather! Yes, Nicole contacted me about her move, she will be in the islands in a few days I believe! I will look for you in TBTS:)

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  5. I love the daily 5 signs, need those. I guess I need to paint some clothespins while I am here too. Thanks for the inspiration

    Terri
    thefirstgradeprincess.blogspot.co,

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  6. Enjoy your last week of vacay! I'm going to have to try actually painting my clothespins next time. This year I used spray paint and it was hard to evenly paint them. Thanks for the cool award!!

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    1. Thank you Anne! You are very welcome:)

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  7. Corinna,

    Enjoy your last week of vacation. It is amazing how quickly it passes. I go back in less than a month. Thank you for your cute Aloha award. Thank you for your post too. Being a new blogger and trying to keep up with all the blog award requirements is very time consuming. Your post made me breathe a sigh of relief!!

    Happy Monday!
    Christa
    sweetlifeofsecondgrade

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    1. Mahalo Christa! I am so glad this was helpful to you:) I hope others agree:)

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    2. Christa,

      How do you leave the link for your blog without it showing the URL? I can't figure that one out!

      happyhagys@aol.com

      Amber (see what it does when I try to insert my URL:)


      http://stepbystepintosecondgrade.blogspot.com/

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  8. Your daughters are so cute! My daughter begs to help, so I don't consider it breaking child labor laws! ;-)

    Do you have other Daily 5 stuff to match the beachy theme?

    happyhagys@aol.com

    Amber

    http://stepbystepintosecondgrade.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Amber, I think they are pretty cute too:) I don't have any other Daily 5 items. What in particular are you looking for?

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  9. Enjoy your last week of break. I can't believe how fast summer is going. I still have a few more weeks left.

    I love your blog design it makes me want to go on vacation to a beach.

    Ms. Fiorini’s Stadium

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    1. Thanks so much Sandy! I plan to kick back and relax as much as I can this week:)

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  10. Mahalo! The Aloha Blogger button is just so cute :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  11. i Love the Aloha Blogger button. Thank you!

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  12. Love the Aloha Blogger button! It makes me happy when I look at it! :)

    ❀Bethany❀
    Learning is a Journey
    Polka Dot Parlor

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    1. Thank you Bethany! Take it and display it proudly:)

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  13. I love the feel of your blog:) Isn't great when your kids are old enough to help? Enjoy the rest of your break:)

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  14. I just found your cute blog!!
    ஐRikki
    The Hive

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Mahalo Nui Loa For Commenting!!

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