Friday, January 24, 2014

Five for Friday {1.23.14}

Happy Friday!

Here's a peek into our (short) week:

We had a great 3 day weekend…followed by a workday (aren't those the BEST?)…followed by a delayed start due to snow!

We found time to work (on TpT projects and report cards)...

AND found time to play (chilly outside but great to have the time to see family!)...

Our kiddos are finishing up their "How To" writing unit and will begin "All About" writing soon!  Love these examples…

"How to Make a Bed"
I love the "last" step…"put the pillow on and puff it"

"How to Tie Your Shoes"
Don't you like the last statement…"Enjoy!"

"How to Make an Ice Cream Sundae"
Love how he included the cherry on top.  :)

This week our kiddos also learned about Martin Luther King Jr.  They enjoyed the activities out of Dr. Martin Luther King Mini-Unit from Tamara Russell over at Mrs. Russell's Room.  We got this fun product from a product swap we took part in last year; it was neat putting it to use! After reading a few books about Dr. King and reading our Scholastic News, kiddos completed these organizers:

We also completed a timeline of Dr. King's life, then made our own timelines!
Tamara also just updated this unit so it has a LOT more goodies now!!  Click the pic to check it out over in her TpT store.

We have added St. Patrick's Day Math Bags to our store for First Grade.  We are working on the Kindergarten and 2nd Grade St. Patrick's Day Math Bags as we speak!  Math Bags are teacher and student friendly math centers that we have used for years and have had great success.  We have complete sets for KG, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade and have been adding holiday/seasonal Math Bags recently!  

We are participating in the "Facebook Free-for-all" for February!  Make sure to check it out!!!  

Click the picture below for the map of the event:

Click the picture below to head to our FB page to find our freebie (you won't want to miss it!):

Have a nice weekend!


  1. I LOVE your own life timelines! What a great idea! We had a "cold day" this week! Gotta love unexpected time off. :)
    First Grade Funtastic

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