Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 7

Happy Fourth of July! For this edition of the things I’m loving, let’s celebrate our great country!

American Flag

Patriotic Love:

  • The beautiful and majestic American flag. I love the 13 red and white stripes, the 50 white stars on the blue background, and what each element of our flag represents.

Flag flying high


  • Patriotic Songs: Whether it is our national anthem, a silly version of Yankee Doodle, or a country version of a classic, I get teary-eyed singing along to these songs.
  • Fireworks:  One of my absolute favorite parts of the 4th of July!  A fireworks show accompanied by patriotic music is even better.  If the fireworks include specialty fireworks (like my favorite smiley face!), it is even more special!


  •  Friends & Family: Another thing I love about this holiday that honors our country is the fact that I can celebrate with friends and family. This year I will be with my friend and my “nephews” who will be celebrating their first and second 4th of July, respectively.

How are you celebrating this Fourth of July?

Previous Things I’m Loving posts:

Volume 6, Infographics, Google Drive, Quick Learning

Volume 5, Firefighters, Twitter & Feedly

Volume 4, Connections & PLN (Stand up desk fun!)

Volume 3, Math, ASCD, Anticipation

Volume 2, Protocols, colleagues, reading to students, Slice of Life blogs

Volume 1, Elena Aguilar, PD, Outlook calendars, blogs


About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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6 Responses to Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 7

  1. Jack Illingworth says:

    I’m celebrating with my little boy. 🍔🍷

  2. Veronica says:

    I too get teary eyed when I hear patriotic songs and it reminds me of the sacrifices many have done to give me the freedom I enjoy. I started my day by running a 15k with Lisa celaya in Coronado and will end it with friends watching the fireworks. What a great day to reflect on our country and share it with friends and family.

  3. Veronica says:

    I too get teary eye listening to patriotic songs, it reminds me of the many sacrifices others have had to go through for our country. I started my day by running a 15k(9.6 miles) with Lisa celaya and will end it watching the fireworks with friends. 4th of July is a great day to come together with family and friends and enjoy the privileges of living in this wonderful country🇺🇸Thanks for the reminder Amy!

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