Friday, February 15, 2013

Five For Friday

It's FRIDAY, friends!

See, I told y'all that I was going to link up on time this week. ;-)

I'm linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs to share five random things about my week.  It's been such a LONG week.  I am so glad that we have Monday off to rest.  I'm in need of it.



Number 1-I had to share a picture from our party yesterday  If you read my blog post yesterday, then you saw that I played the cookie game where you had to get the cookie into your mouth using only your facial muscles.  My kiddos were still talking about it today.  So much fun!


Number 2-I am using WAY too much paper on literacy centers.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE centers and differentiated guided reading.  Fridays are our "Fun Fridays  in reading.  Students finish their work from the week and then get to participate in fun literacy activities. Today, I tried the Daily 5.  They loved it and asked me if they could do this all the time instead of our "other centers".  Hmmmm....I have a lot to think about this weekend and definitely for next school year.

Number 3-I read this book to my class yesterday during our Interactive Read Aloud time.  It was a hit.  Such a cute and funny story, but had a great lesson to go along with it.  

Number 4-I purchased Rachelle's, What the Teacher Wants, packet about the legend of St. Valentine.  She has such cute ideas!  This packet was adorable and they learned so much.  Definitely put this on you wishlist for next year, friends if you didn't buy it.  My kiddos had so much fun talking about St. Valentine and understanding what Valentine's Day is all about.

Number 5: This time last year I was on maternity leave with a 1 month old.  This year, I have a rambunctious 1 year old who's in to everything.  Brayden would not let me get a good picture of him.  He has on his "hunk of burning love" shirt.  Too cute not to share!



Link up and share all about your week! I'm finishing up a new packet.  It's called "Shufflin' into Subtraction".  My students used it this week and loved it.  Details coming soon. :-)

Lots of love,

17 comments:

  1. Awwwwww...I have a son named Hayden (of course mine is in 4th!) They grow up so fast!
    I also love Diane DeGroat books, they are so much fun!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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    1. They do grow up so fast! This was the first Diane DeGroat book I have read. I will have to check out some other books by here. It was too cute!

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  2. We played the cookie game at my daughter's birthday party - we had a Minute to Win It game-a-thon (trying to burn off some of the sugar!). I struggle with literacy center ideas that don't require paper or marking - can't wait to hear what you come up with!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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    1. That sounds like to much fun!!! I'll let you know what I come up with. Still thinking about it...

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  3. We have played that cookie game before! It is so funny to watch them! They make the funniest faces trying to get it in their mouths! HA!

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    1. It was hilarious. Their faces were priceless. I'm glad I could capture some of those shots. So much fun!

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  4. They grow up so fast, don't they? My youngest is not much older than your cutie! I find myself doing the "this time last year" thing all the time.

    Have a great weekend!

    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one. I've gotta stop thinking "this time last year" but it's so hard. They grow up WAY too fast! Have a great weekend, too! :-)

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  5. That cookie game looks like fun! I bought too many boxes of Girl Scout cookies this week. I think I know what I'll do with an extra box of Thin Mints! :)

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    1. They will have a blast. I'd love to hear how it turns out. :-)

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  6. That cookie game looks HYSTERICAL! Will definitely have to try it sometime. I do Literacy Work Stations....and I love them. But I am super intrigued by Daily 5 too. I am going to have to do a bit of research this summer.
    Jean
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

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    1. Definitely try it. It was so much fun. I'm going to have to research too. So much to think about!

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  7. That cookie game looks like so much fun!! And your son is tooo cute!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

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  8. I've been doing the Daily 5 and love a lot of things about the routine, however, I believe little kids love colorful centers and literacy games too and it's hard to make them fit together. Daily 5ers will say to "make it your own, tweak it" but then it's not really the Daily 5. I'm struggling to balance it all, teach ALL the standards and have everyone engaged at their instructional level. Oh, well, there's next week to fix it all up.

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    1. There's always next week, I agree. I have a lot of thinking to do. I think I'm gonna try to do both and balance it. We will see. Good luck trying to figure it out, too!

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  9. Your little guy is just too precious and your cookie game sounds like fun :)

    Thanks for linking up with my FB post today. Glad I found you! :)
    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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