Saturday, June 20, 2015

More Life Lately

Hi friends! Normally by now in the summer I would have already been knee deep in my classroom makeover, but I'm not able to get back in my classroom until next week, so I don't have any makeover pics to share with y'all yet. I did want to talk and share with y'all some more stuff that's going on in my summer. :)

Liane Moritaty is quickly becoming my new favorite author. I read What Alice Forgot first and LOVED it! I finished The Husband's Secret last week and I think it was even better that What Alice Forgot. I've started Big Little Lies and it's just as good as The Husband's Secret. Have y'all read anything by this author? What should I read next? 

I finally organized my A Trait A Day unit that I made last summer. I loved using this to increase students' vocabulary and help teach character traits, but I did not do well with organizing this resource in my classroom. I printed every trait card out and placed it in this binder to keep it reusable and organized! You can check out this activity here

I am most proud of accomplishing the task of finishing the first grading period's pacing guide. I had several requests to share this after I posted the pic on Instagram. If you want a detailed post about what standards I'm teaching during the first grading period, let me know and I can write about it! :) 

I've started collecting material for the comprehension skill and strategies that I'm covering in the first grading period. I'm determined that these storage bins are going to keep me organized!

Who doesn't love a good Target Dollar Spot find?! These gift bags will go perfectly with my black and white theme!

I made over my hallway this week. You can read about it on my life+style blog Southern Belle Inspired.

Is anyone else excited about this Lifetime movie that comes on tonight? Sign me up for anything that involved Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig! 


  1. I would like to see what you have planned for the first marking period. Love your stuff! - Becky

  2. Please post your pacing guide and what your scheduled block for a regular day/week looks like!!!

  3. I would love to see your pacing guide! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I would love to see your pacing guide!!!!

  5. Hi Leslie Ann, I would love to see your pacing guide! I am new to 5th this year (moving from kinder!). Although your items measured for first semester may be different, I would love to see how you managed this task!
    Thank you!

  6. I would love to see your pacing guide also. I use SF also and would love to see what all you do per unit.

  7. I'm moving from PreK to 5th (ELA and social studies) and would love to see your pacing guide and read more about long term planning. I'm excited but feeling overwhelmed right now! I've bought a few of your products so far and can't wait to use them!

  8. I would love to see your pacing guide! Love your blog

  9. I would also love to see your pacing guide. I'm moving from Kinder to 5th, and apparently the teacher before me used the book and never had a pacing guide 😕