Friday, September 19, 2014

Five for Friday and FREEBIES!


Linking up with Kacey for Five for Friday has been on my list for weeks.  My weekends have been so busy, I just haven't had a chance.  Needless to say I'm feeling pretty accomplished right now.

My class is entering the GoNoodle kid-led brain break contest.  Aren't they just so stinkin' cute?  Wish us luck!

#GoZumba from Lydia Schaeffer on Vimeo.

We've been doing all things apple for the past few weeks.  My favorite activity was making Johnny Appleseed inspired self-portraits.  I snagged the idea from Mrs. Maya's Kindergarten.  

You're probably asking yourself, "Why does this kid have whiskers?"  Your guess is as good as mine.  I thought it was pretty hilarious. 

It worked out perfectly because our sight words this week are I and am.

This week we (finally!) started our normal Daily 5 routine.  My kids have worked hard the past few weeks practicing each component of the Daily 5.  They can now Read to Self, Work on Writing, Listen to Reading, and Read to Someone for twelve minutes.  (I will not introduce Word Work for a few more weeks.)  The progress they've made in just the past couple of weeks is tremendous.  They've all learned to tell stories based on pictures, and several kiddos have started reading the words.  I'm one proud teacher!

I love their smiles!

The kids earned "super special star glasses" when we reached 6 minutes of reading stamina.  They love them!

  Daily 5 is my absolute favorite part of the day.  I love looking out and seeing my kiddos immersed in reading and writing.  


We use Reading Street curriculum to guide our Language Arts curriculum.  Honestly I think it's a bit all over the place, but I'm making it work!  We played quite a few partner games this week to help solidify some of the skills.  

The kids practiced rhyming by matching images of rhyming words.  This was also a great opportunity for some of my ELL kids to learn new vocabulary words.  (Snail for example.)

We also played a syllable game.  One student flips over a card and counts the number of syllables in the image shown.  They then move that number of spaces.  Easy peasey lemon squeezey.  

See the counting happening?

Games make everyone happening!

We also had fun with some fall-themed math stations.  I was so busy working with small groups that I didn't have a chance to take pictures, but check them out on TPT.  Two are FREEBIES!  I promise they're lots of fun!

Apple Counting Book

Fall Roll and Cover

Fall Number Puzzles

Apple War


  1. Good luck with the Go Noodle contest! They are all so adorable.

  2. Your littles are the cutest! I especially the little guy with his eyebrows raised- must not have wanted his picture taken! Good luck with Go Noodle!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  3. I am nominating you for the Liebster Award! Click on my link to find out what to do next!