Saturday, February 9, 2013

Five for Friday (Saturday) and something for free!


So... I know.  It's Saturday.  Almost Sunday even.  I really tried to do this on Friday but this week was ridiculous and I'm pretty sure I fell asleep on the couch three minutes into Whitney last night.  Does anyone else watch that show?  It took us a long time to start it but it is so dang FUNNY!  If you haven't watched it, you should.  Let's make that my first random thing.

2. So, like I said, this week was nutso. We cellebrated the 100th day of school by doing these guys and writing about what we'll be like at 100.  We've been working on adjectives and my kids were so funny.  They'll be wrinkly, gray... One of them said prickly.  That was my favorite.

This little girl has beads in her and I guess she is planning to continue with the style for a while. :)

Not sure if this is a beard or chest hair. Hee hee.

3.  We also celebrated Chinese New Year. I LOVE using this holiday as a way to make my kids just slightly more aware of the world we live in and the people we share it with.  These are some quick little lanterns we made.  We also did a dragon dance using a long roll of crepe paper. They LOVED it.  I'd never done that before, but it is something I'll definitely do again.The picture stinks... Dang iphone doesn't take great pictures of moving objects. 

4.   Guided Reading, oh Guided Reading.  You're killing me, too!  We just changed up all of our groups and I went from having four groups of approaching readers to four groups of beyond kids.  I know I'm supposed to jumping for joy, but SNORE-FEST! I'm just not used to kids who don't have to work at it.  What I'm finding with these kids is that as they come to a word they don't know, they have no dang clue how to figure it out!  So I made this to encourage them to recognize that they don't, in fact, know a word. This week they told me and I wrote it. Next week I plan on letting them write them up themselves.  Once they're up there we'll use strategies to figure them out.  Wish me luck. And if you have any ideas for making GR work with high kids, let me know!  Oh, and if you like it, you can use it too.  Assuming I can get google docs to work...

5.  Um... I'm out of stuff!  Here's a picture of the influence my video game dork of a husband has on my sweet little two year old.

Thanks for reading this VERY long post!  Let me know what you think.


  1. I love your 100 day pictures, so cute. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  2. We love your stump poster! What a great way to work on building vocabulary with our kiddos!

    :) Tamra and Sarah

    1. I am so glad you like it. I hope it works for you!