Five For Friday

We are headed to Pittsburgh for the weekend and I still need to pack and get the car loaded by noon so this is going to be short and sweet today!
This is the last chance to enter my giveaway for my Math Workshop product from the March Blogger Matchup.  If you would like to win a free copy, click the picture below and enter the rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends on Saturday.  I'll post and email the winner Sunday or Monday when we get home.

 I got a few products uploaded this week.  I'm going to blog more about the States and Capital task cards and how I used them with the 4th grader that I tutor.

I loved THIS watercolor cross project that I found at Mrs. Ehle's Kindergarten Connection.  I decided to try it out with my religious ed class this week and it was a success!!  I don't normally paint with them because we have such a short time together each week plus it isn't my classroom so storage and clean up can be a problem.  I wanted to do this project so badly that I made it work and the kids were great.  Their pictures didn't come out as bold as the examples that I saw and the ones that I tried but they still look great.  Liquid watercolors are awesome.  They can definitely stain your hands and make more of a mess than the little watercolor cases but the colors are more intense and it dries really fast.

I've spent a good part of the week emailing back and forth with Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do.  We are working on a big giveway that is going to go live on Instagram in a few weeks.  We are shooting for the weekend after Easter.  There will be chances to win two $150 Target gift cards.  So awesome and I wish I could enter!!!!  Follow me on Instagram (@SaraJCreations) to see more details as the giveaway gets closer
Last weekend I took K to see Cinderella.  It was her first movie at a theater.  It was a little long for her with all the back story information in there but once it got rolling she loved it.  We have used the line Have Courage and Be Kind all week long to help remind her how to treat others.  Such a good message and a cute movie.  And I probably cried.


  1. I hope you guys have such a great weekend in Pittsburgh! Thanks again for all of your help. It really means a lot. I want to see Cinderella so bad. I cannot wait for Molly to be old enough so I do not have to go by myself. ;)

    1. No problem! It has been fun helping and having adult interaction/email during the day. I love our new collaboration. Cinderella was good - K was still probably a little young but it was fun do be able to do something together like that.

  2. Your blog design is too cute!
    Thanks for sharing your 5 this week.
    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

  3. Hi Sarah! Thank you for all of your help setting up the instagram giveaway! I'm so grateful to have connected with so many fantastic bloggers and I can't wait for it go live. Where in Pittsburgh are you going? My husband grew up there and I went to grad school there and lived there for two years after college! I hope you enjoy your weekend!

    Teach Talk Inspire

    1. It has been a lot of fun to get it coordinated and it has been nice to bounce ideas back and forth with Jennifer. We love Pittsburgh. My sister currently lives on Mount Washington. When she first lived there she lived on the other side of town near the hospital (Allegany, I think). We usually just hang at their house and then go out for a meal or two and try something different each time like the children's museum, zoo, Pirates game, etc. We did the science center this time and had a lot of fun.

  4. Hi Sara,
    Enjoy your weekend in Pittsburgh. Sounds fun! I'm jealous that you saw Cinderella. I need to take Suri to see it. She and I would love it. The old Cinderella was my first movie I ever saw in the theater. Man, that makes me feel old. I owe you an email. Sorry. Everytime I sit down to write it the power goes out. It has been a week! Talk to you after you get back!
    Joya :)

    1. You and Suri would love it! She is probably a much better age for it than K. Cute mom and daughter date for sure. Hope the power is staying on more than it is going off. I don't know how you deal with that. What a pain!! No rush on the email. :-) I'm feeling behind after being away for the weekend. Trying to clean up first before I catch up on "business" stuff.


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