Friday, April 19, 2013

Free clipart, getting ready for testing, an ecosystems flipbook, and an upcoming linky!!! {five for friday flashback}

Welcome to our Friday flashback for the week!  We love linking up with these lovely ladies each week to tell you how our week has been!!


In light of recent events, we will be getting together with Jessica from Ideas by Jivey and Joanne from Head Over Heels for Teaching to help host an uplifting linky!
This Peace, Hope, Love, and Kindness linky party will be a place for you to link up whenever you have heartwarming stories, lessons you've done with your class about peace, hope, love, or kindness, or even random acts of kindness. When the world seems to be falling apart around us, we will have a webpage to visit to get a pick-me-up! We hope this linky will not only lift our spirits and remind us that there is so much good around us, but also will be an encouragement to us to be the good we want to see in the world. As teachers, we have such a powerful role in shaping the future...let's share our ideas so we can make the world a better place TOGETHER!

So here's our idea- how awesome would it be for us to flood all the bloggy newsfeeds with uplifting posts? Let's all try to post for Peace, Hope, Love, and Kindness this Thursday! Then, you can come back anytime after that and link up as often as you'd like. Need some ideas? You know that awesome teacher friend that you wish you could show a little more appreciation...? Surprise them with Starbucks or breakfast one morning! Or maybe you have a child in your class who went out of their way to make someone else feel special...... share that heartwarming story with us! We're teachers- you know we eat it up! :o) Or perhaps you've done a lesson (or are going to do a lesson) that helps students find peace, hope, or love... or maybe a character-building activity about kindness. The options are limitless, really! We hope you'll join us this Thursday! Come back to any one of our blogs to link up!

You probably think I forgot, but I didn't!! Here are my 3 winners for the sparkly striped paper!  Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my first "clipart" type product!!  ~Amanda

Congratulations Joanne, Liz, and Suzy!!  You have been emailed!!  Enjoy!

My students and I were working on ecosystems this week, and we created little flip books to show our learning! Our important vocabulary words were ecosystem, producer,  consumer, and decomposer. They had to have the meaning of each word and an illustration under each flap. 

I am so excited to share some new clipart with you! I have created some colored crayons and a pail of daisies. These are both going to be free in our Teachers Pay Teachers Store. They would be great to use in your products and in Spring items! ~Stacia

Click below to download these freebies.

Freebie Fridays

TESTING...TESTING...TESTING...It has arrived! Our rooms look so sad! Our walls are covered or bare...and are brains are all starts Monday and we are will all be okay...everyone will do their best.....Amanda and I have been eating our M&M's......they do seem to help a little...hehe  :)

Have a Happy Friday!
Stacia and Amanda
(Aren't these daisies adorable???  Daisies are my favorite and they make me so happy!!  I love these!!  Thanks Stacia!!  ~Amanda)


  1. Daisies are my faaaaavorites! Yay! I can't wait to download them!! xoxo
    ideas by jivey

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love everything you two make! I also think your flip books look really well done! Have a fantastic weekend.

  3. Thanks for two more super fun clipart freebies- you know I love your creations! Good luck with testing next week- your students were very well prepared by the two of you!

    Learning to the Core

  4. Good Luck on your state tests! We took the English Language Arts this week (three glorious days of fun!! NOT :) We're onto the math next week--I can't wait for it to be over and have my room back to normal!!

    Thanks for the freebies :) I love the daisies!!


  5. Love the clipart! Adorable! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  6. Love the linky idea! I do like to share and read about the "happy stuff" going on! The news lately is just so sad and scary. Thanks for the freebies. Your clip art is adorable!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  7. Hi Girls! We love your freebie graphics! Thanks for sharing! Hope you can try to have a relaxing weekend to be prepped for next week.

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  8. Good luck to both of you and all of your kiddos on their testing! And I absolutely LOVE your linky idea! I can't wait until Thursday to read the great posts!


  9. Yay!!!! I'm the winner!!! I can't wait to use that gorgeous sparkly paper! Good luck next week-you're kids will do great because they have some amazing and dedicated teachers!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  10. Such a great idea!! I look forward to linking up on Thursday!! Daisies are my favorite flower! The clip art is adorable- thank you!! Have a great weekend.

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  11. Love the daisies! I also think your link is a really sweet idea. Good luck with the testing next week...on the bright side you won't need as many lesson plans!

    Literacy Spark

  12. What a very sweet and heartwarming idea for the linky! I really like your clipart, especially the daisies! They will be sure to brighten up any activity. Looking forward to downloading them right away!

    Eclectic Educating

  13. How talented...your own clip art! Thank you for sharing.
    Good luck with your testing. We have one more week before ours. I'll get my m & m 's this weekend.

    School Is a Happy Place

  14. So excited about the glitter paper! I am a firm believer in sparkly. Cannot wait to download your newest goodies to go with my wonderful winnings!

    I love flipbooks...thanks for reminding me to make one soon!

  15. Hi Ladies! Found you through the 5 for Friday link up and I'm your newest follower! :) LOVE your new linky party idea!!! Those daisies are adorable as well! Good luck with your testing. We do MAP testing at my school and my first one is next Friday. Let the stressing begin...

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  16. These daisies are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Friday, gals!

    Lucky to Be in First

  17. The crayons are cute and the daisies are cheerful:) Thanks for the freebies!

  18. The daisies are so cute! You girls inspired me to make my own drawings for an activity I did with my students when I couldn't find any clipart I liked.

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  19. Love flowers - love the daisies - thanks for sharing. Also love your peace, love and kindness idea. I'll be looking this week for something to add. Sara.

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