Five for Friday!

I can't believe October is half way over!  This month is just flying by and before you know it, it'll be Christmas!  That. is. Unreal.  I guess that means I can start thinking about holiday shopping.... Hmmmmmm :)
Anyway back to October.  This week was filled with greatness and I'm here to share my...

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Last weekend my husband I traveled to Stockholm and Copenhagen!  Both are fantastic cities with delicious food, great people, interesting museums, fun tours, and fantastic sights to see.  Although a few of the days were cold and rainy, we still had a lot of fun.  Adding these two countries to our total count we can now say we have been to 16 countries!  So crazy and I still feel so blessed to have this opportunity.

I just finished up my Halloween Fun Stations!  I've never planned for a full week of Halloween themed activities but at all the schools I've worked at students have been allowed to wear costumes to school on one day, so I do some fun activities on just that day. (Don't worry the rest of my weeks are filled with fun themes like bats, spiders, and pumpkins just not so Halloween)  This costume day can be great fun (sometimes chaotic -ha-ha) so instead of throwing a sugar filled party I like to do Halloween Stations.  This set includes 5 stations.  Each include a station sign, activity directions, materials list, and any printable you may need. 

Basically I set up a "Halloween Celebration Afternoon" but you could do the activities throughout the day whole class style if you'd rather.   For afternoon stations I put out the 5 stations, break students up into 5 groups, and then rotate them from station to station.  They stay at each station for about 20 minutes and I provide Halloween books at the stations for early finishers.  We wrap up the day by having a "Halloween Walk the Runway" to show off our costumes one last time.  In the past I've asked for parent volunteers to run the stations as it is a lot of fun for both them and the kiddos.  The station direction sheets I made would make this easy for parents too!

New pots and pans!!!!!!  I was so excited when I checked the mail Wednesday to find that my Amazon order had arrived.  I have needed new pots and pans for awhile now and this set is beautiful! Ha-Ha  I've already used them twice and the non-stick surface is amazing.  Plus the handles actually stay cool so I can pick the pans up.  Do you get this excited over pots and pans?

That there is a new product cover!  Ok, so I just started selling on TpT about 2 months ago but already I started noticing how some of my covers for my first products weren't up to par with my newer ones.  So today I decided to update a few and re-upload them.  In just these few months I feel like I've learned a lot and want to make sure that I keep up with updates on older products as I go.  Here's another re-do!

Look at those Fall colors!  I just love that you can actually see signs of fall here. :)

Happy Friday!

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  1. I am soo jealous. 16 countries, wow! I hope someday to be able to travel to that many. Love the Halloween station idea. We wear costumes on Haloween day and have a school parade. These would be perfect to have fun with a little learnin' the rest of the day. Since I know trying to stick to our usual schedule that day will be impossible.

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  2. I found you through the Five for Friday link up, and wanted to say that I get excited about pots and pans too! I would love to visit Copenhagen- I am jealous!


    1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one :)

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