FRIDAY FIVE!! Come See what's Happening!!

I can NOT believe it is already FRIDAY!! Holy batman!! This week has zoomed by and I have no idea where it went! Thank goodness I have kids....and a teacher meeting tomorrow or else I may have completely forgotten it was Friday!! Is it weird that I am nervous about the parent-teacher conference? I am more nervous as a parent than I ever was as a teacher...maybe because I make a much better teacher??? I work so much that I often feel like I completely neglect my parental duties. I am ashamed to admit it. This is the first year that I have not been in my kids classrooms or been more actively involved, and yet, I am home everyday!!! I feel horrible for his teacher! 

I am hoping the awesome job Broden and I did fundraising gives me some parent effort credits..haha Actually, I would have to give most of the credit to all of you - so THANK you for helping me a more involved parent. For a work-a-holic, I need constant reminders. It is just very scary that both my husband and I are self-employed now. The pressure and stress is definitely a lingering whisper in my ear. My kids are growing up so fast and yet, I know that if I don't force myself into my office, then I am hurting everyone. There is a lot more pressure when the financial responsibility relies solely on my own motivation and work ethics (which are supreme by the way..haha), but I am only one woman and one woman cannot possibly be everywhere at once...or can I? Lately, the kids will hang out in the office with me, which is nice. They like to see what I do and I enjoy having the extra time with them. 

Well, I hope you all had a wonderfully productive week!! I have a lot in store for this Friday Five and I am excited to share some freebies!! Remember, you can grab the button at the beginning of this post, as well as the other title images, and link up with me every Friday. The Friday Five can be ANY five things you are interested in as long at it includes a FREEBIE to share. 

Today's Freebie is something fuzzy & fun for Valentine's Day!! If you are worried about having to find Valentine's cards this year, don't look no more!! I have a free printable with some fun V-Day cards I came up with using my V-Day Fuzzies!! Enjoy this Freebie. Click the image below to download this resource from TpT!!

Here is a cute funny I found floating around Facebook. I am not sure where it came from, but I thought you might all get a little silly giggle!!

I wanted to share something I found that all of you teacherpreneurs out there might fall in love with!! I found a very useful "App" that can be downloaded on your computer or your mobile device. 

This app syncs sales information from your Paypal and Etsy accounts and automatically generates statistical information for tax purposes. 

The app is free; however, you can upgrade to gain access to other helpful services they offer. I am currently using only the free service, and so far, I am really liking this app!!  You can check it out by clicking the image below.
As I get more familiar with this app, I will update you on what I find.

I am sorry - I got nothin' hahaha So I guess this nothin' would be considered my frazzle. Sitting here at 1:15am, trying to think of something clever or amazing to write... LOL!!

This Friday, I hope you don't mind, but I decided to feature one of my own products that I have recently updated & improved. 
Last year, I created an Iditarod Bulletin Board Unit filled with bulletin board words, accents, printables and activities. When I finished it, I was very happy with the result, but after looking at it again recently, I knew that I could do WAY Better!!
I have always loved tracking and watching the Iditarod Race with my students as well as on my own. It was not a popular resource on TPT - in fact, when I looked up the category last year, there was absolutely nothing! I was completely excited!! hahaha
I included bulletin board words, graphics (all created by me), printables, a giant printable outline of Alaska, checkpoint words and resources, as well as many other activities to go along with ANY book or resources you choose to do with your classroom.

I recently designed new bulletin board letters and words, improved the quality of the current graphics, added current graphics to the student book pages &&&&&
Added a zipped file filled with all of the PNG images of the words, letters and some of the accents for the unit. This will give you far more freedom to print a specific size or create extra materials to go along with what you are doing in your classroom.

 The zipped file includes a PDF product file filled with all of the printables and suggestions for use, and a zipped file with over 50 graphics!! I would love for you to check it out. The Alaskan Iditarod Race begins in March and it is a perfect time to begin planning. You can click the image below to check it out.

I created individual letters as well as whole words for the reading bulletin board display. The letters turned out super cute and I love the colors. You are more than welcome to use the "READ" words I created below! 

One of my favorite Iditarod themed books to read is Balto. You can get an eBook version for a few dollars on Amazon! This is for the younger kiddos, but there are a few good books for upper elementary as well.
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading)
The Mystery on Alaska's Iditarod Trail (Real Kids, Real Places)

Upper Elementary
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod

The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic
 You can click HERE to get a complete list of the TOP rated books! The Kindle versions are great to use in your classroom, because you can use them on an overhead or set up mobile devices for reading groups. Technology is slowly taking better get with the times or be completely lost!

I hope you enjoyed my Friday Five!! Be on the look out for my Valentine's Card Pack that I will upload sometime later today! I won't leave without giving you one more FREEBIE you can grab right here from my blog!! Enjoy!
Please read my Term of Use before using any of my graphics. Thank you so much for your support & I LOVE reading your comments!!

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  1. I so enjoy your Friday Five! I joined again with you this week.
    It's football honor of the Superbowl! :)

    Mrs. H's Resource Room

    1. Thank You so much!! I can't wait to check yours out!! I hope you are getting some traffic. I haven't been really good about letting everyone know about the linky, but I hope it continues to grow!!

  2. Holy lots of information! You are way cooler than me. I am lame, lol. LOVE the fuzzys!

    1. Hahaha!! You are too sweet!! I am so informative indeed..."I got nothin'" hahahaha

      Thank you for stopping by Nikki!! I am secretly competing to get more stuff out thant you and I have already lost my own competition...bwahahaha!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your war set! It is definitely one of those, "I wish I had thought of that" moments!! SUper cute and incredibly useful!!

      Have a fun weekend!!

  3. Love your blog!! Love your freebies!!
    The Lightbulb Lab

  4. Love the Linky Party and thanks for the freebie. I tried to link-up but it said the link-up has already closed. Here is my post:

    Happy Friday!

  5. Hello Michelle,

    I LOVE Balto, adn those fuzzies too. Nobody seems to know about Balto and his story. If you come to NYC you can go to Central Park and see a bronze statue of Balto. (if you visit let me know I will take you around. :) Super sweet!) It is amazing what those dogs do.

    Happy SUPER weekend.

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

    1. I was so surprised that the Iditarod was not a very popular lesson topic - it is so fun to follow!! I had no idea that there is a statue of BALTO!! I would love to see that!! I will definitely make sure to get in contact with you when I visit NYC!!

      Thank you for stopping by!!

  6. Love love love... but I cannot figure out how to download the blue frame... am I a silly goose?

    1. Sent..hahaha
      I hope you got it last night. I have been so busy the last few days and I am seriously considering hiring a body double!! hahaha..

      Have a great weekend! I bet your hubs is going to post a fabulous recipe for Super Bowl Sunday!! I have not had time to blog stalk!!!

      I have read so many great things about your products on FB though and I am so excited for you!!

  7. I love your blog & especially the science humor cartoon! I'm going to have to use that one on my blog! I use a lot of your clipart, you have great products!
    Science for Kids Blog

    1. HAHAHA! I LOVED THAT ONE!! Thank you for stopping by. I just checked out your blog and I am your NUMBER 3 follower!! Woo HOO - you are growing!! I LOVE all of your science pics - I will have to take some time to go through them! What a great blog!!



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