09 January 2015

Five for Friday

Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Check out the linky party at Doodle Bugs Teaching.

Mmm... Cranberry Chicken Salad Wrap recipe!  I've been trying to prepare my lunch meals in advance in order to choose healthier options.  I love using Pinterest to find recipes and this one is quite delicious!  I love the sweetness with the dried cranberries.  However, I substitute mayo with 1-part light mayo and 1-part Greek Yoghurt.  

I've been pushing myself to workout more regularly.  I mainly go for a run between 2-5K, for at least 30 minutes.  (20 minutes on the day I'm slacking.)  You've got to mix it up and although I have the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (and know the awesome results), I'm more of a fan with follow along videos. YouTube is awesome for that and my absolute favorites are the ones at Tone It Up.  (Look up the Love Your Body Series!)

In February we're off to Japan for a few weeks.  We're spending a little over the week in Tokyo, then spending most of our time in the mountains snowboarding.  I'm trying to read up all I can on Tokyo traveling.  I really enjoy reading entries from a traveler's perspective in this case.  (This way I can check out things I enjoy as well.)  The Beautiful Day Blog's entry is my favorite! I can't wait to go now.  (I'm looking forward to Disneyland and snowboarding!)

Since we'll be traveling I'm looking for some backpacks to travel with.  I'm hoping to replace the need of a purse with a stylish backpack.  I wasn't going to bring my DSLR camera because it's so heavy, but in a backpack it'll do great.  Two straps on my back is much better than one strap across my body.  Loving this one from ASOS, and at $39 it sounds like a good deal!

I've been spending some time working on this packet for my TeachersPayTeachers store!  I used anchor chart last year to introduce the skill and display in class for the students to use as a reference when they get confused/lost. Look out for it in my store!  I'll be posting it soon, as well as the same packet with an ocean themed background.  I enjoyed this so much that I'm also working on a packet for parts of speech, figurative language, base words, and more!  


  1. Your blog is so cute! I'm so glad you commented on my blog, because I was able to find you! I cannot imagine teaching in another country! You're very brave!! I'll have to checkout those workout videos. I never even thought to look on youtube! haha

    1. Thank you! :) I absolutely love your blog! One of my favorites!

      Luckily I moved to a country that also speaks English, so I didn't have to experience that much struggle. I just pronounce things differently and slowly learning the way of the Aussie language. (Schooling is very similar to what I experienced in the States.)