Saturday, September 20, 2014

Five for Friday- Selfie-Free Style!

As promised...this Five for Friday edition will be selfie-free. Sorry about that last week, folks! We had a GREAT week in Kindergarten reading the classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom books.

Stamping and spinning fun. This was only our second week of Kindergarten so these centers from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten and Peace, Love, and Learning were perfect for my "first-timer" cuties. I let kiddos use uppercase or lowercase stamps which was a great way to differentiate for every student. And who doesn't love their very own spinner?!

Slow and steady...we began DeeDee and Deanna's Writer's Workshop. In the past 2 weeks, we've only made it 2 days. YIKES! We're still working on time management with Mrs. Murray haha! But I'm so excited that when we haven't done it...the kiddos are asking for it! This sweetheart used our popcorn words for the week "I" and "am"...and stretched out dancing. I helped her with the -ing chunk. Swoon!

This was the PERFECT activity for our popcorn words "I" and "am"this week. Check out Julie Lee's Brown Bear Unit here. We read the familiar story first and then colored our pictures. Then the students highlighted the popcorn words in each sentence. *Highlighters are such a big deal in our classroom. Anyone else agree about the level of excitement they can bring?* I also passed out eye rings to each student and let the reading BEGIN! We made a big deal out of the fact that we could READ these sentences! Yay for you, KINDERS!

Potentially the most random picture for a Five for Friday?! Do you SEE the giant 4 in the sky though? (Hint: It's on its side.) I am loving my morning drives as of late. I haven't been in the habit of slowing down and enjoying the beauty that HE creates in each day. I'm usually rushing around, getting the kiddos ready for preschool, making sure they've eaten breakfast, and remembering their lunches for the day! The sunrise is such a perfect example and reminder to slow down and soak in His creation.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day was a success! We celebrated at school AND at home. My Kindergarten students could not WAIT to share their favorite pirate joke with anyone that even came near our classroom door. Who knew the famous line "What's a pirate's favorite letter?" could be so hilarious. We shared it with our principal and made her laugh until she cried. They couldn't. contain. themselves. Our church group had a giant pirate party, complete with a treasure hunt for the kids and an outdoor movie The Pirate Fairy. It was a BLAST! Here are just a few more pics of our Friday night fun.

Have a blessed weekend, friends!


  1. I love your coconut spinners for letter recognition activities! Super cute! :)

  2. LOVE your pirate family pics! I saw it on Instagram too - so cute! I didn't do anything for pirate day with my class because apparently I live under a rock and didn't know until it was too late! :( oh well..... we will just make up our own pirate day! :) I need to check out that Brown Bear unit that you used. We have been doing Pete the Cat and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and I was wanting to do Brown Bear next perhaps! Glad I saw your Five for Friday post!