Friday, May 17, 2013

Pancakes, Party, Field Trip, Camping and Contraction Surgery


1. Pancake Day!

Students tasted pancakes with strawberry jam 
and syrup.  We graphed our favorite and wrote an
opinion paper on it.  We will finish the other activities 
on Wednesday.  This is from my Pancake mini unit.
Click here to check it out!


2. Shining Star Party

Students earned a party and chose to play games.
They earn 1 shining star if everyone stays on green
or above on our clip chart.  They also can earn
them for big compliments from other teachers
and this week I awarded them 2 shining stars for
every MAP test they all increased on. I didn't tell
them ahead of time they would earn stars but
when everyone increased, I wanted to reward them
and this gave us enough stars to have a party!

Obviously this wasn't a day we earned a shining star!

3. Science Center
Field Trip








4. Camping Read-In

Students brought in
a sleeping bag, flashlight,
books and a drink!
I supplied the smores!
I also found campfire sounds
on youtube and played it
while the students camped.

Obviously this setting on my camera didn't 
work to take pictures in the dark! 

This setting worked! 




5. Contraction Surgery

Prepping for surgery!

First we prepped our supplies and 
apostrophe band-aid (cut out the band-aid).
We recorded the patient's name (can not).
We prepped the patient (cut the two words in half).
We performed the surgery (cut out the letters not needed).
We disposed of the waste in the surgical baskets on the desks.

 Performing surgery!
 We glued the patient back together,
using a "band-aid" to cover the wound.

Surgery was a success!

Contraction Surgery Center

This was a fun project by 
Christie at First Grade Fever!
Check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OMGosh! I love your contraction surgery activity! So cute!!!
    First Grade Funtastic

  2. Hi!
    I am your newest follower! :) I love the Camping Read-In idea- how cute! Also love that Contraction Surgery. I bet they will never forget that!
    I'd love you to stop over to my blog if you get a chance!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  3. OMG! I love everything about your week! Especially, camping day!! So fun!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. Wow! You had such a fun week! I love the Shining Star party idea and the contraction surgery. I pinned this post.

    Thanks for the great ideas!

    Compassionate Teacher

  5. I love the shinning star jar...I have something similar but not as cute! Thanks for the idea!

    Two Friends In First

  6. Your Camping Read In looks so fun! I am definitely going to add that to my must do list for next year! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to drop by my blog!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes