Friday, 5 June 2015

Five for Friday - 5th May

Hip hip hooray - it's Friday! And that means 'Five for Friday'! 

1. If you are a regular blog reader you will know that sometimes I am 12.

I am still obsessed with things like markers and crayons and I added to my little secret stash this week. 

2. The May Winner for my monthly TpT gift voucher giveaway is Ellen! 

Please feel free to enter my June giveaway, daily - HERE

3. I have started reading Blinky Bill to my daughter of an evening - a chapter a day. It is a beautiful Australian story about a funny and mischievous little koala. We are loving it so much. It brings back many fond memories for me. My second grade teacher Mrs Lindsay read it daily to us, just before home time bell. We were enthralled. 

4. Speaking of Australian bush animals - I put the finishing touches on a bundle I have been working on over the last few weeks. This is my second 'Top your Writing' bundle and features Australian native animals. These writing toppers can be added to any writing piece and used to help turn your student writing into an attractive classroom display.

My fave would have to be the Frill Necked lizard. 

5. I have been laminating over the week. I found these baskets at Woolworths and they fit my pouches perfectly. I am using them to store my printed activities before I get them laminated, cut and sorted ready for my file boxes. Every printable activity I design is printed and prepared so I can assure its quality and usability. I then keep them or donate them to schools in my area. 

A huge big thank you to the fabulous ladies at 'A Dab of Glue will Do' and 'Mrs Jones Creation Station'. They held a blogger meet-up and asked me to contribute some clipart prizes for their attendees. It was so nice to be a part of it all, as being over here on the other side of the world it is not always easy to feel included in things like that! 


Have a wonderful weekend my friends!
Head over to Kacey's blog to find more Five for Friday fun!


Erin Murphy said...

Hi Mel, loved reading your 5 for Friday! I too am obsessed with all things marker and crayon! I even visit the Crayola Factory every summer! There's nothing quite like a new box of crayons! Your new Writing Toppers are so cute, I like that frilled lizard too, although the emu's face is priceless! I hope you have a great weekend!

Warmest Wishes,

Mel - From the Pond said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Erin!

alwayskindergarten said...

That Frill Necked Lizard is all sorts of awesome!
Always Kindergarten

Teaching Autism said...

I know what you mean completely about sometimes feeling out of it !! How nice of them to include you in the meet up ! Your little animal toppers look so cute!! Enjoy your markers/crayons ;)

Corinna said...

I always love stopping by your blog! Everything is always so fun and bright :) Love the writing toppers. Will have to remember those for the new year.

Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
Surfin' Through Second

Mrs Poultney said...

Those toppers look awesome! The kanga is particularly good :) You know what I buy those exact same baskets, every now and then they are on special and I grab every single one off the shelf :) I use mine on my classroom bookshelf.

Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

Sandy Welch said...

I always love reading your blog! I also love all art isles !! It's the first place I visit even if I don't need anything!!! New Crayons and markers make me smile!!!