Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday and a Freebie!

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1. Fairy Tales

When we arrived at school Monday
morning, this had grown out of our 
floor and into our ceiling!

We began our study of fairy tales!

We started with Jack & the Beanstalk.

I swapped Fairy Tale units with 
Elizabeth from Kickin' it in Kindergarten!

Kickin it in Kindergarten

It is exactly what I needed!
It has graphic organizers, writing
activities, it is loaded I tell you!

We will be continuing fairy tales
next week due to our snow day!

 It is a perfect compliment to my 
fairy tale/fractured fairy tale unit!

2.  Plants

This is a perfect time to study plants.
Fit right in with Jack and the Beanstalk!

3. Numbers 1-120

We had a Survivor Challenge today!
Students worked together to complete
this 1-120 puzzle. It was so fun!
They worked so well together and
were so excited and cheered each 
other on! They had rules to follow, such as
the numbers had to be touching and
they couldn't put numbers down out of order!

This product come from Kristen Smith.
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Get your students up and moving with 100's chart activitie

Survivor Reward for Everyone:

Tootsie Roll Pop Experiment!

(The winners got an extra 
Tootsie Roll Pop to take home)

How many licks will it take to
get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

A one, a two, a three, nope!
It took an average of 400 licks!

4. Snow Day!

I drive 10 miles to work.
I was already there when I 
got the text that we were cancelled.
I got a little bit of work done
but spent too much time visiting with 
other teachers who got the late text too!

I am so glad I did!
The mail came and I got a 
check in the mail!!!!!!!!
I applied for a grant from our
Development Corporation
and was awarded $547.50
to pay for 5 years of BrainPop Jr.
for my classroom!!!

Can you tell I am excited!?!

5. A GIANT Blood Sucking Tick in MY Hair 

Just disgusting! I haven't had a tick in my
hair since I was a child! This one had been
there for a few days and I don't know how
I didn't know it! I am still checking my scalp!

Funny From a Honey

I had another eye issue. If you have followed for
awhile, there have been several instances 
involving my eyes this year. Anyway, something
was going on with my left eye and it hurt, so I kept rubbing it.  Rubbed all the eyeliner off, took out
the contact and left it out because my eye was swollen.  Moving on, I went next door and asked 
a teacher if she had any eyeliner, (I felt naked without it!) and she said no she didn't, but one of her girls 
jumped up all excited and said, 
"Yes she does, yes she does! Right here!"  
She ran over and grabbed a highlighter!  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh my goodness so many different aspects to your post- it goes from cute, to fun, to gross, to sore, to funny! haha! I love the "How many licks" idea- I'm going to do that with my kids (who are way older but they'll love it all the same)- what a cool way to do predicting, estimating etc etc!
    I hope your eye gets better :( Sounds sore!

    I just found your blog through the linky and am your latest follower- how could I not follow after reading such an action packed post!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. Love you beanstalk idea! So fun for studying Fairy Tales! Have a nice weekend!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Wow - you have had a busy week! I love your idea of taping the bean seeds to the window so their progress can be checked easily.

    I popped over from the linky and am your newest follower. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  4. Wow! You have the cutest ideas!!!! I love teaching fairy tales, and your ideas were terrific! You brought in so many skills. Love.

    I found you through Five for Friday and I'm your newest follower! Have a great weekend!

    Teacher at the Wheel

  5. So adorable! I love your Jack in the Beanstalk idea! I saw a pin on Pinterest that a teacher had her kiddos then take the seeds and plant them in a cup with a castle in the clouds attached to a stick. I can't explain it very well, but here is her post.
    Sorry about your tick situation! I actually got lime disease from one a few years ago. Yuck!
    3 Teacher Chicks