Five for Friday (2/5/16)


Oh my word! What a busy week! There was some kind event every day this week and this teacher is wiped out! This week was full of live and learn lessons. Keep reading for some real teacher talk.

We began letter writing this week. If you've been following my blog this year, you'll know my class is a tad bit...ahem…creative.

In math, we've been working on 3D shapes. We tried to make our own. We were mildly successful. Some were able to put two shapes together on their own. Many needed help. Three cried. It took an hour. We colored after that. #somedaysarelikethat

Tuesday was Groundhog day. We used this freebie from First Grade Blue Skies and made it into a puppet. (This year, we LOVE puppets.) It helped offset the trauma of shape folding.

Wednesday was our 100th day of school. Our district scheduled training for this day, so I missed the first half of the day with my kiddos. :( When I got back in the afternoon, we made these super cute cupcakes with 100 sprinkles. Confetti/sprinkles are just like glitter: think long and hard before you get it out. #confettieverywhere It was still the "best day ever" even though they had to clean up all their messes. I'm thinking next year, we'll make sprinkle donuts instead of cupcakes.

We also started our Black History Month research. I used this set from Amy Lemons to introduce the topic with The Crayon Box That Talked. Later, we researched Rosa Parks and made these adorable buses with facts about her on them. This year's class is VERY aware of cultural differences and passionate about equality. We have had the most amazing conversations about civil rights.

Today, we'll be enjoying a few football themed activities in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl. I love this day each year and I'm not really a big football fan. I guess it's my way of through a Super Bowl party in a girly, teachery way!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Now head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five for Friday fun! Happy Friday!


  1. The cupcake/donut idea is a good one... counting, gluing and all things quiet :) Thanks. Kathleen

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