Thursday, September 17, 2015

Five for Friday!!

Happy Friday friends! It's that time of the week again, Five for Friday! We are linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for our favorite linky party!




One of my parents set up a parent meeting with me for after school this week. I had no idea what she wanted to talk about so I was all prepared with my assessments and her child's progress in the few short weeks we've been in school. When they came in they brought me flowers! She said her daughter insisted that she get me some nice flowers! How sweet!! I LOVE the sweet kiddos I have this year!!




On Wednesday I posted about how I have been teaching character traits this week. Every year I struggle with getting the kiddos from emotions to personality traits. This year I have had more success and this is my favorite response about the main character of Enemy Pie! You can read more about how I am teaching character traits by clicking HERE.



This year I have been doing guided math. I have been having a lot of success. It has been taking me some time to get the planning done for all three levels of my math groups. Lucky for me! One of my besties is also a seller and she has an AMAZING product that my kiddos LOVE!! This is Roll, Add and Sort from Joya's Fall Theme Even and Odd Numbers Fun pack. This is SO great because all I had to do to differentiate it for each group was change the level of the dice! Easy peasy! They were so engaged and they were sad when we had to rotate and they had to move on to stations. HELLO! They would rather be with the TEACHER then STATIONS!!! I about fell off my chair! RUN to get this pack for your kiddos too!


It's apple week!!! Well...NEXT week is apple week. We are going to be talking about Johnny Appleseed next week. Here is a peek at our Johnny Appleseed Passages set. This set, like all our others, has the same passage at 6 different levels, A-I. In my class I am going to be printing levels C-I, so I am definitely happy with all the levels. They also include vocabulary and sight word practice. To check out this set and our other apple themed sets, click on the picture or click HERE or HERE.



Happy Blue Friday friends from me and my new favorite 12th Crab mug!! I also have it on a sweatshirt:) Go Hawks!

I hope you all have a restful and relaxing weekend!!

10 comments:

  1. What a sweet gesture from that family! Have a great day :)

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  2. Great that the family recognized what a great teacher you are! I pinned your character trait post for when I teach it. My anchor charts tend to look like the "Camilla is ______." one. I figure it gives them some language structure and gets the point across.

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. I agree! As long as they can access it, then it can be plain or messy. No one said learning was super cute all the time! Thank you:)

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  3. Wow, that's so incredibly sweet that a parent brought you flowers!

    Sarah
    Years That Ask Questions

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    1. I was completely surprised!! Have a great day:)

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  4. Flowers! That must have been such a nice surprise. I've started using math rotations this year and it's been a challenge. My students aren't the best at working independently, but they're improving! I like the activity you used. I'm thinking about how I could modify it for my students. I have some 0-20 dice that would work well I think. Have a great weekend!
    Jan
    Laughter and Consistency

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    1. Thank you! Good luck! I'm glad to hear your kiddos are improving:)

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  5. I love your math activity! Looks like a great and engaging way to reinforce needed concepts.

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