Five for Friday

Doodlebugs Teaching is hosting Five for Friday and I'm linking up. You should too, or at least head over there to check out her blog and many other educator's blogs.

1. Instagram- I am hooked! Who doesn't like taking pictures! I also like that other educators have gotten hooked too and are posting pictures of their classrooms, lessons and events at their school. I've been taking lots of pictures, but they are not school related since I've been out since May 17th. So, most of my pictures are of my three handsome boys and our summer adventures. You can follow me on Instagram at @eshepherd. 

2. Impossible Odds- I was watching Jay Leno last night and Jessica Buchanan was a guest. I didn't know of her story or who she was, but one minute into her speaking and I was inspired by her courage, strength and faith that she had to get through her kidnapping. I immediately went online and purchased the kindle edition and started reading.

3. Summer Reading- Check out my professional reading for the summer! You can read more about these books and the book clubs I am participating in here.

4. State Teacher of the Year- I am anxiously waiting to hear if I made the finals for Louisiana State Teacher of the Year. There is an interview on Monday, June 17th. You can check out my blog post here to see how my school came together to recognize me for Estelle Elementary teacher of the year as well as District Teacher of the Year.

5. Family Beach Trip- This is the beach house my family will be staying in for a week long vacation starting Sunday. I am looking forward to relaxing, catching up on my reading and spending time with the family. 


  1. So I'm now following your blog and you on instagram- yay! Wow- that is so exciting that you were nominated for teacher of the year-- good luck with the rest of the process and keep us posted! That beach house looks AMAZING! Enjoy :)
    Learning to the Core

  2. That looks like an amazing beachhouse - wow!
    Love seeing what everyone is reading... thanks for sharing!
    Whimsy Workshop 

  3. Instagram is so much fun...{I have it for my other blog...Karen and I are thinking of doing one for The Classroom Creative, but she needs an Iphone first. ;0

    Your beach house looks incredible. Enjoy your time there.

    Good luck on the teacher of the year!
    The Classroom Creative


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