Friday, March 24, 2017

Five for Friday- March 24th

I apologize in advance for all the exclamation points, but I cannot contain my excitement!
I am going to start with this really cool marquee light that I found at Hobby Lobby! I was looking for a cute desk lamp and I found something even better!
Please excuse all the dust!! It's everywhere!
It finally came!!! My Iris Photo Storage Case came in!!! I have been obsessed with these boxes since I saw them on Instagram! They are a perfect way to organize task cards. My next purchase will be the Multi-Colored Pack! Oh and BTW they are on sale at Michael's for $16!!!!! Grab them while you can I promise they won't disappoint!
Another recent discovery was Kahoot! It's one of those things that I knew existed, but never really got to use until now! Our school was blessed with iPads in every classroom this year! My kids really enjoy playing Kahoot! in groups and I love how easy it is to play. I even started making a few games to fit my classroom's needs.
We are learning about changes in habitats(deforestation, pollution, forest fires, natural disasters, etc) and my kids have shown a great interest in this subject. They have really out done themselves with some of the illustrations they came up with. I can't wait to start our Recycling Unit so we can make Recycled Robots!
Dancing with the Stars is back!! Any other DWTS fans out there??
My dogs are DWTS fans as well!! I've never seen a dog so interested in TV. 
She will literally stop in the middle of playing and start watching TV even with Sophie trying to distract her! My Luna is one of a kind!
Well that's it for this Friday! I'm off to Atlanta to see Eddie B Comedy if you haven't already you seriously need to look up his teacher videos! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Five for Friday - March 17th

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
While everywhere else was getting snow we were getting freezing rainy days. So while others were having snow days we were still at school!
Cold Weather= Indoor Recess
We have been stuck inside for the past few days and what a great time to watch movies! Thanks to Target for their $5 movies!!! I found a lot of old favorites!
We had our field trip this past Wednesday and it was great!! Besides the cold weather I think the students had a great time! We went to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture & Historic Village otherwise known as the Agrirama. The students got to tour a 19th century town and participate in some of their chores. My favorite was the Grist Mill where the students got to make grits using a water wheel mill and the schoolhouse where we learned how good we have it in our school in 2017.

Last weekend we took a trip to my husband's alma mater, The University of Georgia home of the Georgia Bulldogs! We went to Athens to watch the Gym Dawg's gymnastic meet against Utah! The Dawgs dominated in their last home meet! If any of you followed the Rio Olympics than you may have heard of Mykayla Skinner (one of the USA Gymnastic's Team Alternates). Gymnastics is probably the only sport I follow in the Olympics so I was a total fan girl when I heard she was competing.

I almost forgot today was St. Patrick's Day! It would have made a big mistake not to wear green today around my 3rd graders who would probably love to pinch their teacher! I usually look to Super Teacher Worksheets to find my holiday worksheets! They have some freebies, but most of their worksheets require a subscription which is totally worth it!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Five for Friday - March 3rd

It's time for another Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!! Thanks for the linky!
Read Across America-Dr. Seuss Day
Although we didn't celebrate this week like other schools do :( I still threw in a few Dr. Seuss things this week! The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are probably my all time favorites! We also did a throw back to the time I went to Dr. Seuss Land at Universal Studios Orlando!
Yes I did take a picture of the trashcan!! It's my favorite Dr. Seuss quote!

We are reaching the end of 3rd quarter so that means end of quarter tests! My students this year learn best in a small group setting so to review for tests we are doing math stations! Our big focus this quarter was on multiplication, division, and area and perimeter. Grab these No Prep Area and Perimeter Printables to use in your classroom!
I also created some new station signs using Teaching in a Small Town's Chevron Letters to go with my Math Station board! I think they are very fitting to my name!! I grabbed the Math Stations from  That Teaching Spark and it has been a lifesaver! My students know exactly where to go and who they are going with!
I don't know about you, but opening up a new pair of markers or pens is like Christmas to me! I never want to take them out of the pack!
We just read "Smudge Face" A Native American Cinderella Story in our guided reading groups so of course we had to compare and contrast with the original Cinderella story. We also threw in a few other versions of Cinderella some I've never heard of. We were comparing and contrasting it up!  Here are some read- alouds for other versions of "Cinderella" stories!
We also talked about how a lot of fairy tales have been made into different stories. Same plot, but different details, characters, setting, etc. So I had students create their own versions of different fairy tales! 
A project of mine has been working on getting all of my task cards laminated, but I was lacking ideas on how to store them. That was until I saw an Instagram post by Two Teachers in Fifth using these picture boxes!
 I am so excited to say that I have put in my order on Amazon and they will be at my door in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by! I will leave you with a picture of my sweet Sophie! She went to a dog park for the very first time and she is exhausted!! This is her "No more selfies Mom" face!