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Don't Go To Pinterest When You're Hungry

I have been enjoying my summer...creating, reading, going out to lunch with friends.  And of course pinning!  There is one thing that I have learned. They say you should not to go grocery shopping when you are hungry.  The same thing applies to Pinterest!   All those food pictures.  They all look so good!

Cara from the The First Grade Parade is hosting Favorite Pins Friday.  You can show off all the fun pins you have found this week and share them with us all.  

Teacher Pins:
I know it is summer, but I can't stop looking for teacher stuff.  A teacher's brain never stops!


A Modern Teacher pinned this post about organizing.  You need to check it out!  Organized, neat, and looks so cute!  Click the picture to read and see more!

I fell in love with the sweetness of this piece of writing from Meriwether Lewis Elementary.  I see so much potential in what could be done with this.  Adding the photo to it made it even nicer.  Again, click on the picture to be taken to the source.

This super cute booknook comes from Ana White.  Isn't that just adorable and fun?  Which reminded me that I have a tepee in my attic that is a lot like this booknook.  I bought it for my two sons when they were small and they absolutely loved it.  I need to get that back out and bring it to school!

This is a book timeline posted by Julie Ballew to her blog, A Literate Life.  It is an idea about creating a timeline of all the books your class reads throughout the year.  I thought this was a great way to remind them of all the books they have read as a class.  Won't they be surprised at the end of the year by how many books were read?  

Yummy Food Pins:
I restrain myself and do not pin most of the food pictures that I see.  They just look so good and I really do not need to be eating them.  But some sound and look so good that I can't resist!

DeAnne from First Grade and Fabulous posted this cupcake and her recipe.  She loves to make cupcakes and her cupcakes look delicious!!  If you click on the picture you can see her Butterfinger cupcake-yummy!!

Cheese...bacon...potatoes...this must be good right?  Or at least taste good!  I haven't tried this recipe because it makes a really big dish.  But I like cooking in a crockpot, so the next time I need a lot of potatoes, I think I will try it out.  Click the picture for the recipe.  

Funny Pin:

I saw this pin and thought it almost makes me want to teach older kids just so I could have this in my room!!  Well, okay...not really.  I don't want to teach older kids.  But I think this is just a fun pin and would be fun to have!  I have been to teacher meetings where we have needed this.  :)

Positive Print Pin:

Enjoy your weekend and your loved ones!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your pins! I love the reader timeline and have pinned it as well...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  2. That book timeline is genius! Just repinned!

    Ginger Snaps

  3. I love the book timeline!!! I'm off to pin that!

    I checked my classroom organization board, and sure enough, I have a Modern Teacher pin on my board :)

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  4. I love the phone prison. I know some family members who need that! Fun pins!

  5. Hi Lori,
    I love the title of your post- it's just so true! I also was hoping to create some sort of reading timeline for my classroom this year and that pin certainly is helping me visualize what I want to do with it!
    Learning to the Core

  6. Love the booknook and the book timeline

  7. Holy Bacon, Lori! :-)
    I have an old tepee from when my two boys were little too - I"m sure my kids would love it. Maybe I'll carve out a corner of my small classroom for it.
    Great pins today! Hope you're enjoying your summer!
    Whimsy Workshop

  8. Haha, love your post title. I get SO many recipes from Pinterest! I also love the Phone Prison!

    There is a book I ordered last year called The Best Part of Me. It goes perfect with the project you pinned. I use it to teach paragraph writing! :)

    Mrs. Johnson's Little Prowlers

  9. Thanks so much for pinning the post! Yay!!! It is funny how we both pinned reading nooks this week. ;) Don't you just love snuggling with a book. I might fall asleep these days but when I was a kid, it was the best. And just seeing anything with bacon on top makes me drool. Ha!

    A Modern Teacher

  10. I really like "the best part of me" pin. This would be a great keepsakes for parents and gives students some time to reflect. I am going to do this in my classroom. Thank you for sharing.

    Foreman Teaches

  11. I think I pinned The Best Part of me Too, although I haven't used it in my classroom yet. There are just way too many great ideas out there. (The cupcake looks like perfection.)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  12. I had a co-worker do the Best Part of Me activity last year and it was such a beautiful project. I am so doing it this year!
    Three Cheers for First Grade!

  13. Seriously great pins!
    I have a little tent in my room for reading. Your kids will love the teepee!
    I'm going to check out the organization pin.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. Thank you, Sarah! I thought the book timeline was a good idea too.

  15. Ginger, the book timeline is such a good idea! I am sure she will appreciate the pin. :)

  16. Bridget, a Modern Teacher has lots of great organization tips! :)

  17. Thanks for coming by, Kay! So glad that you did!

  18. Susanna, bacon right? Can't go wrong with that!

  19. Thanks for coming by, Lindsey! Pinterest has way too many recipes. And they are all so good for you too! ;)

  20. Thanks so much, April, for coming by! I loved reading as a kid too. I always read at night at bedtime. :)

  21. Foreman Teaches, I thought "the best part of me" would make a great keepsake too. So sweet!

  22. Tammy, "the best part of me" has to be a popular pin. It is just a wonderful idea!

  23. Annie, that is neat to hear that someone you know has done "the best part of me" writing. I would love to see your's when you do it this year!

  24. Thanks Barbara! I bet your students love going to your tent to read!


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