Friday, November 7, 2014

Five for Friday November 7th 2014 GIVEAWAY TIME TOO!

Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party hosted by Doodle Bugs Teaching where you post five random things from the week on your blog.  Them you link up at her page and check out what everyone else is up to as well.  I always love this linky party because I get great ideas from all of the participating bloggers! You can find the latest linky party here.

Don't know how to join a linky party?  Check out my post here.

Since Halloween was Nevada Day, we had a three day weekend! Woo Hoo!  I got to spend the day with my kiddos and one of my students (his mom had to work and he is buddies with Luke, so he spent the day with us).  We had a fun-filled day!

We started at Build a Bear where Luke got Olaf and a new bear (I of course forgot to take a pic of him - grrr!).  My student got Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. I DID remember to take his picture since I was texting his mom with them throughout the day.

Next up was the movie theater where we saw Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  If you haven't seen it yet - you must!  It was so funny!  Even my hubby loved it!

Finally, we ended the day with a ride on the Ferris Wheel at Scheel's (a sporting goods store).

We had a half day professional development class, so I had to have a sub this week.  One of the activities that I left was this Pumpkin Pie Pronouns Roam the Room from Teacher's Clubhouse

The sub said it was by far the best activity she had ever seen in sub plans.  The students loved it, were engaged, and learned more about pronouns.  What's not to love?  Note to self - Include more roam the room activities in my sub plans!

Because my PD was in the afternoon, I actually posted these around the room while my students were taking an assessment.  They were so curious about them, I knew they would be engaged for the sub.

We have been working on elapsed time this week using t-charts.  T-charts have been the BEST way to teach elapsed time.  I explained more in this post here.

Recognize Toothless? LOL!

My students and I were very happy to receive our newest Amazon order. I MAY be a bit addicted to Amazon - just saying.

The Book With No Pictures is HILARIOUS!  It was another hit with the sub.  The Stink books are quite the hit in 3rd grade right now, not just in my class but the others as well.  I have a few students from other classes who come down to borrow them.  We are currently working on a fairy tale unit, so a few of the books were for that, and the new Ivan book was a must have since we will be reading The One and Only Ivan later in the year.

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  1. I love finding new Around The Room activities to try! The kids love them and like you said, they do learn in the process!

    Papers, Pencils and Books, Oh My!

  2. I love scoots or roam the room activities too- so much more engaging than filling in a worksheet at a desk! I'm interested in how you teach elapsed time so I'm off to read your post! Thanks for the ideas xX

  3. One of my kiddos favorite activities is write the room or count the room. The boys have been asking to Alexander, we are planning to go Monday on our day off. I know I have an amazon problem. Especially since I have the Prime membership and it has my billing info all saved. It's one click and it is on my doorstep in 2 Have a great week!

    Luv My Kinders

  4. Shout out time! I've been using the Kicking It Basic Facts Mastery Pack with my 2nd graders and they love it! They are so excited when they pass a level! It is really motivating! I have their levels on my Promethean Board and they can't wait to see if they're moving up!
    On the Go Teacher Mama


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