Friday, November 21, 2014

Five for Friday

Happy Friday! and for our district happy vacation!  We get the entire week of Thanksgiving off!!!  Oh, to sleep in...

Okay back to the present.  

1 - Thank you Kacey for hosting the Five for Friday each week!  I appreciate all the wonderful ideas I get.

2 - Fact and Opinion - the kiddos worked hard on identifying facts and opinions this week.  The students used two crayons to mark up their paper as they searched out facts and opinions.

3 - Tasty Tuesday - the students made turkey tracks snacks this week.  It is interesting to notice the students fine motor skills.  Some need a lot of direction and others are very competent.

4 - Contractions were also on our schedule this week.  Like your students our class loves a good Scoot time. 

5 - Finally, I attended a reading conference this week with some sweet teacher friends.  The presenter reminded us to get our students up and moving throughout the day.  She said that students need to move every 12 1/2 minutes.  As part of my lessons I incorporated movement.  I place several posters around the classroom and let the students go with adding contractions to the correct posters.  Very cool results, within five minutes the students were able to correctly list about 20 different 
Don't you love it when you take away something from a conference that is very ready to use?


  1. LOVE the turkey track cookies! I am adding that to my list of things to do next week. Thanks for the post. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  2. Enjoy the treat! Here's the recipe: round crackers (like ritz), whipped cream cheese, and chow mein noodles. Super easy!