Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for (TGI) Friday! Book Reports, Birdhouses, cupcakes and more!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for one of my favorite linkys, Five for Friday... five random pictures from my week!

First off my lovely cereal box book reports finally made it into the display case in the lobby. The kids were so excited to see their work in the front and center of our school! My class does a creative book report monthly for homework and believe it or not, the kids LOVE them!

Next up is my "Green Eggs and Ham" themed birdhouse that I created for our art show raffle. Our art teacher is so creative. She purchases wooden pieces for teachers to paint and design and then they are raffled off at our yearly art walk. I found an inspiring birdhouse on Pinterest and it gave me the idea. Overall, I love it! I need to touch up the bottom because I am a perfectionist and it bothers me that there is some white on the turquoise and some turquoise on the white. My kids are all BEGGING to win this birdhouse.

RAINBOW CUPCAKES! My daughter and I went to a "Mommy and Me Baking Day" at a local bakery. We made adorable rainbow cupcakes that were so fun and amazingly delicious! The best part is they weren't as hard as they look! The recipe is floating on Pinterest, just look for rainbow cupcakes or rainbow cake. I will be making these for her classroom birthday next December!  

Have you heard of Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper? It is AMAZING! I am currently reading it right now and I cannot put it down. I don't want to give too much away about the book, but you can read the summary on the amazon link. My class will be reading it when we finish Wonder, right now they are hooked on it and eating up every word!  

I am saving the best for last! I am SOOOO excited to get into Unit 6, although it doesn't start for us until May. I have yet to start Unit 5, but it is less exciting. Anyways we will be studying heroes. We are going to start by studying and creating our own superheroes and then move on to nonfiction everyday heroes. We will be incorporating technology through some awesome hero websites and I'm SURE this will be my student's favorite unit. It will be perfect to end the year off. I created this great teacher friendly/student worksheet packet with essential questions, CCSS, activities, lists of possible resouces and even a rubric. I CANNOT wait to use it! :) You can check out the packet at my TPT store here.

Thanks Doodle Bugs for hosting!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! :)


  1. Ooooh! I love the book boxes!

    I have been wondering about that book, Out of My Mind! I have seen some of my students reading it. Is it a series??

    And your packet looks great!!!!

    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Love the rainbow cupcakes! I've made those before and my students thought they were amazing. You're birdhouse is really cute too!
    Literacy Spark

  3. That birdhouse is just too cute! How creative....I need to read both book recommendations....

  4. Your blog is great!! You have so many great ideas. I am excited to explore and see what I can use in my classroom. I am your newest follower.

    A Basket Full of Apples

  5. Those cereal box book reports are adorable! I think I might try that when I return from spring break :) I found your blog through Five for Friday and follow now!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

  6. I love the book Out of My Mind! Love your TPT stuff too! Laura


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