Oh Friday, how I have waited for you.
Whew. What a busy week!
I am sooo excited about this week's Friday Favorites! I know you will be too!
1.) For those of you who do not know, I have the BEST job in the whole wide world.
It gets crazy sometimes, but I love being a KINDERGARTEN teacher. The world of teaching is something I LOVE. It is just so wonderful, filled with many challenges, but something I love.
One of my favorite things about teaching is Literature. I love reading, especially teaching it. There is just something magical about a book.
Since I changed grades, the curriculum changed. I love what we teach in Kindergarten. I have enjoyed all the units so far. One thing we do is compare and contrast Fairy Tales. I did not have the original versions of many fairy tales so I ended up borrowing them from other teachers.
One of my favorite stores is AC MOORE and when I was shopping for Christmas crafts, I came across these fabulous books. They were on sale for under $4 each. Usually a book under $5 is not worth it because it is either cheaply made or the content is for the birds.
I read through all of these and they are simply wonderful, timeless pieces I plan to read over and over again. If I had children I would totally buy a copy for them AND for my classroom. I 100% recommend these books! Your students, children or grandchildren will love them!
There are views from the inside. The pages are simply amazing! Also, the cover is a hard squishy material that is so soft, yet durable.
If I were you I would hop in your car right now and go grab these great books!
2.) The past few weeks I have not been sleeping very well. I am a sleeper, and usually sleep 8-10 hours. I have ALWAYS been a sleeper, a good sleeper.
When I do not get my sleep, I am not a happy camper.
My mom uses DoTerra essential oils and I have been putting them into my diffuser for a few days and I have slept for 8 hours non-stop. Once I lay down, it only takes about 5-10 minutes for me to fall asleep. I put a mixture of serenity and lavender in my diffusor. If I REALLY need to sleep, I put it on the bottom of my feet and have an excellent night's sleep! I totally recommend it!
Here is my diffuser. You open the lid, lift a little compartment and fill water to the line. Then you put your essential oil of choice! I have put orange and lemon before to make my room smell good, but lavender is just the best! I love mine because it has a button for a light that is different colors! At night I keep the light off, but when I wake up I love having a little light. You can also set the timer. It had 1,2, and 3 hour and has a constant option. I always put the timer on for three hours and it turns off when I am sleeping.
You can find the exact diffuser HERE for half price. You can also get one at Earthfare.
You should try it! It is totally worth it!
3.) I totally saved the best for last. Josh moved into the same city as me a few months ago and we have been soaking up every opportunity to spend time together! We go to the gym during the week, every once and a while eat out together, watch T.V. together on a work night, etc. People don't realize how lucky they are to see someone everyday. There would be times I would not see Josh for 3 or more weeks. It about killed me, but we made it through.
One day this week we went out for breakfast at McDonald's (don't judge I'm a sucker for their biscuits and gravy, and it's the only close place that's open at 6:40 in the morning) before work! Josh was headed out of town to work and I was headed to work. We only saw each other for about 20 minutes, but it was what got me through the day!
What are your Friday Favorites? Do you have a new favorite book or have you grabbed a must have from the store this week? I'd love to hear them!