Friday, March 8, 2013

Five for Friday!

Five for Friday linky!!

Hmmm, this is my first Five for Friday linky of randomness. I had great intentions of taking some awesome pictures of the million and one projects we worked on this week in the classroom, but it was a snow day today, WOHOO! (I'm seriously not complaining! After our first week of state testing, I needed the break and I'm sure the kids did too!) So these two classroom pictures and the three random pictures will have to do for this week!

#1. We are currently in Unit 4 of our new curriculum (we are writing it as we go) for Reading/Writing. It is titled "Revolutionaries of the Past." We've been studying revolutionists such as MLK Jr., Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, and a few others. It fit in perfectly with Black History Month too! I actually had a great time with this unit and I feel confident that my kids are passionate about what they are learning.  Now it is coming to the hard part, teaching the kids how to write speeches. They are going to be writing a speech, after doing individual research, from a perspective of a revolutionist of their choice. The chart above was created during one of my lessons and was made after watching multiple speeches on YouTube and students brain storming together.  They are going to start their research and speech writing next week.

#2. My adorable Super Hero Writing Checklist Posters that I am in love with. Not only do they brighten up my room, but they are SO helpful to the students. I placed them surrounding my quick write wall. We usually do a quick write in class everyday or so for ten minutes. It helps tremendously with writing fluency and stamina!

#3. Adorable new "Heart Tart" recipe I found in a magazine today and am excited to try out with my three year old tomorrow! :)

#4. Monkey Bread! YUM! Absolute heaven, although you probably just gained five pounds by looking at the picture! My husband has been dying for it and I thought I'd get wife of the year by making it...even if I did break my diet! I searched Pinterest and found a bunch of great recipes, I combine a few and... tadaaaa! The kids LOVED it and I took the rest to work the next day for my co-workers. 

#5. New perfume! I put it on my wish list for my birthday next month! I (also) found this sample in a magazine! (See...snow day today and I even got to look through a magazine!) It's Coach Love and boy do I LOVE it!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend!!


  1. Yay! So glad to see you link up! Those posters are cute!

    Collaboration Cuties

    1. Thank you! :) I was a TINY bit sad to have a snow day today just because I couldn't take more pictures for the post. Luckily, I had some on my phone from the week already. Thanks for the heads up on this! Is your school switched over to the CCSS? I wonder if you are doing the same units as us?

  2. Glad I found your blog through the linky! Your writing posters look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Thanks Jaime! So nice to hear! I'm off to check out your blog!


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