Five for Friday

Good morning, friends!  Today I am joining the lovely Kacey at Doodlebugs for my very first Five for Friday linkup {yahoo!} 


So the first thing I did this week that's worth mentioning is that I started up this blog! I felt that after a year and a half of selling my teaching resources (and giving away freebies) over at my TpT store (Jen Rece on TpT) it was about time I step up and start a blog to connect with the lovely ladies and gents I've recently met! I have to say, I'm super excited about this new venture :)


As part of my New Years Resolutions, I decided to take up a new hobby to help decrease stress...colouring! I have to say, this is SO therapeutic! I can completely lose track of all my worries (like parenting issues and lesson planning) and relax before I go to bed. I highly recommend them to you if you need a bit of a helping breaking away from your thoughts too! 


I spotted this super cute Sesame Street magnetic book when I was out shopping earlier in the week. As soon as I saw it I knew my almost 3 year old would love it! Not only is he obsessed with Cookie Monster, but he also has taken up a love for printing and colouring and what better way to strengthen those fine motor muscles than playing with small pieces? So here is a picture of him doing just that:


I did some bulk cooking this week as well. It was in hopes that I would have been well prepared to throw dinner on the table at a decent time, thanks to heading back to work and school after the Christmas break.   Luckily for us it worked and I didn't have to scramble for ideas in the evenings. Definitely a huge time saver!


Lastly, I spent time printing off copies of my Winter Emergent Reader Book and they are now all ready to be implemented. I love printables, and this comes in 3 versions so it's going to serve me well from year to year. If you have a chance, feel free to check it out and see if it's something you could use, too! :) 

Well that just about sums up what I've been up to this week. What were you up to? Thanks for reading!