Five for Friday 9.27.13

It's Link Up Time!

Here's a peek at our week:

This week we launched Word Work; which means we are SO close to being ready to have Daily 5 up and running!  The kiddos have enjoyed practicing sight words all sorts of fun ways:

Today we did an apple tasting. The kiddos tried apple slices, apple juice, applesauce, and apple cereal bars.  Of course they loved this experiment!  Most kiddos were willing to try everything! 

We used this recording sheet, if you'd like a free copy click here

We continued to work on Main Idea and Supporting Details this week.  Our students are definitely getting the concept, but it is still a bit tough!  We are still making anchor charts whole group which is helping!

We are loving our Word Work packet this year!  We found over the years that the materials we had to teach phonics left gaps in phonics instruction, so we created this packet that addressed 28 phonics patterns.  The packet contains multiple tasks for each pattern, differentiated spelling lists, and more!
Each week we do the following tasks for each pattern:

For more information, click below!

Our kiddos were SUPER excited to get pen pal letters this week!  We have partnered up with Aylin and Amanda's classrooms to write each other once a month.  Our kiddos were jumping for joy when they saw the package and read the letters they received very intently!

Enjoy your weekend!  Make sure to join us on Monday for our Motivate Me Monday linky!


  1. I love the apple tasting activity! I'm sure your students had a blast with it!

    Fit to be Fourth
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    1. Yes, they sure did! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I LOVE the idea of writing on the windows! How fun! I am sure the kids love that, too! We have a really strict wellness policy, so we can do any of the fun food stuff everyone did for Johnny. Oh well - less to clean up I suppose! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, gals!

    Lucky to Be in First

    1. Yes, they LOVE it! They are "Expo" brand window markers. Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Hi girls!
    Your word work for Daily 5 looks so fun- I wish I had more than 1 window in my room so we could write on there too!
    PS We love being your pen pals!!!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core

    1. The window writing is definitely a favorite activity!

    2. What do you use to write on the window?

    3. They are Expo brand window markers; they are hard to find with exception to the beginning of the year when all the supplies are out. We got ours at Target. :)

  4. I love the writing on the window!!! I bet your kids love that! I love your apple recording sheet too!!

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. Thank you! The kiddos definitely loved apple tasting time!