Friday, June 28, 2013

Five for Friday - Vacation Edition

I'm linking up for a vacation edition of Five for Friday! There's a ton I could write about, but I've limited myself a bit. I'll be back into the full on teacher mode blogging in just a few short days! We wrapping up our vacation on Sunday, but then still spending a week with family in GA before the long drive home to PA.

The transfer from Savannah to Tybee Island has been a good one.  We've already eaten in some of our favorite places, spend some time on the beach, ridden the bikes that came with our little apartment we rented, and enjoyed the hot tub! The other thing we've done is WALK. Then we walked some more, and then when we finished that Killer B wanted to go for a run. Let me tell you, my lovely wife and I have very different attitudes when it comes to vacationing. I want to sit somewhere and enjoy an ocean breeze and cold drink. She apparently is more into 100 degree hikes through salt marshes.

One thing we've been able to agree on though, is where to eat! One of our favorite places is called The Crab Shack, and that is where we were served up this excellent platter of fresh seafood. 

But this platter is nothing compared to the majesty of what came the next day at Coco's...
This is one of the deep fried strawberries we enjoyed for dessert yesterday. These should be illegal. Especially for people who are still trying to lose another 14 pounds this summer!

 It's not all sunshine and deep fried strawberries around here though. Back home my town is flooding! This is a picture from downtown taken yesterday. Our house is prone to having the finished basement flood, and I am almost positive that it has/will flood and then sit for a week and just mildew up a storm. NOT looking forward to driving 14 hours to get home to a mildewy, gross house that will take hours and hours to clean. Sigh. But I've resigned myself to it at this point!

 It's not too late to enter a bunch of the giveaways going on right now (including mine)! I even took some time to pretty up my own little custom matchy-matchy bloglovin' button for my sidebar last night!

My summer reading is coming along nicely! I took some time to read "Teach Like A Pirate" today while sitting on a beach that probably had real pirates on it back in the day! I really like the book so far, I've found it to be really reaffirming of the beliefs and practices I have for my own teaching. One of my favorite quotes so far is "It's not supposed to be easy - it's supposed to be worth it."

I find it super hard to take off my teacher hat and just do other things, but I've kind of done that on this trip. I brought along the novel I'm writing a fun unit for, but haven't worked on it! I have a long list of classroom products and stuff for TpT that I want to do but just haven't had time. It's funny that my vacation is stressing me out because I'm not working!

To make myself feel a little better, I went ahead and got something where someone else had already done all the work for me! These are the three mentor sentences units from Ideas by Jivey, and have weeks of great activities included. All three are on sale through today. 

If you haven't seen these yet, you should check them out! I'm really looking forward to using these next year!

And that's it for now! I'm looking forward to sharing some of the freebies I've been working on (and plan to finish!) next week!


  1. Oh my goodness. That seafood looks delicious. I'm hoping to enjoy some in Florida after the 4th.

    And I'm sooooo sorry about the flooding! Oh my goodness! Fingers crossed maybe your house wasn't affected!! :(

    AND HELLO!!! Thanks for the amazing plug!! You rock, my friend. I really do hope that these units will help you tremendously!! I can tell you it has changed the way I teach grammar and it has made my kiddos better writers! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your vacay!
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  2. I love Tybee Island. We've only been there once but loved it. :) I'm following via Bloglovin'.
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  3. Sorry to hear about the flooding! Hope thinks aren't as bad as you expect. And, deep fried strawberries?!! Never heard of such a thing but I want one.

  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about the flooding. I've got friends dealing with major flooding in Alberta, Canada, and I can't imagine what they're going through. Hopefully any damage you find when you return will be minimal.

    I've never heard of deep fried strawberries, but I can tell you that I'd LOVE to try one! :)

    Good luck!
    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom


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