Friday, May 10, 2013

Five for Friday May 10th

This has been one crazy, long, emotional week for me! I'm so tired I couldn't even come up with a creative name for this blog post!  I think I might just call and schedule myself a massage RIGHT NOW! The tease of a massage I got from my awesome partner during conference today wasn't quite enough to work out all the kinks!

Anyway, it's Friday, which means it's time to link up with Doodlebugs!

1) Snowballs!

This week I pulled out one of my favorite tricks- the snowball fight! We used this to practice contractions and of course the kids were in love. Throw a snowball, pick it up, write the contraction. Simple.  Of course, they had to make sentences with all of those wonderful contractions! They weren't getting off the hook that easily!

2) Class store with student-made products!

I let my little ones use a little creativity this week and create some products to add to our usual selection at our class store. They designed a product, created a short "commercial," and sold their products to the rest of the students. They were so cute and creative!

3) Happy Teacher Appreciation Week- to myself!!!

I decided to treat myself and bought books on Amazon- some that have been on my wish list for awhile now and some that I saw last week on a mentor text link up. It's pathetic how excited I get over brand new books! My favorite one is called If I Built a Car. I can't wait to read this to the kids in a few weeks and have them design their own car! Thanks to AMC from Looking From Third to Fourth for sharing!

4) Writing Offices

I finally made writing offices!  I have wanted to make them all year, but never got around to it. They are a little bland right now, but I really just wanted to try them out and see how I would like them. I love the way the room feels when they are up, and the kids like them, too! These little babies will definitely be something I use starting at the beginning of the year next year!

I used this adorable COPS sheet from The Eager Teachers in the offices. Click on the link to get your own copy!

5) Chipotle!

My teammate and I enjoyed the buy one get one free offer from Chipotle this week for Teacher Appreciation Day. Delicious!

Alrighty- time to make a date with my recliner and RELAX! Can't wait to spend time with my amazing mom this weekend. Head over and link up with Doodlebugs!

Happy Weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!!


  1. Contaction snowball - great idea. I haven't used "snowball" for a long time. Thanks for the reminder - I am going crazy right now trying to think of a way to use it next week! I hope your class likes the book. Be sure to post their cars, I would love to see them!! Thanks for the shout-out!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  2. Found you through the linky! Love the contractions "snowball" game. Looks like your kids had fun! Your "COPS" poster is cute too! I'm a new follower!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  3. I love the student made products for the class store! I have some very creative students who would have so much fun making stuff for our store! Great idea!

  4. This is the second time I have seen this book this week--must be a sign that I need to pick it up! Thanks for sharing your week!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers


Thank you for taking time to comment! I appreciate it!