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Friday, April 19, 2013

Five for Friday

Five for Friday. I love Friday and I think all week about what I might post. Head over to Doodle Bugs and read, laugh, and link up.

1. We are developing more independent writing activities into our classroom. Last weekend I downloaded and printed, and printed, and printed..... and I have writing activities for oh.... forever. Am I crazy? Introducing new procedures and new ways to do things this close to the end of the year. I don't know because I've never done this before.  I just think that I might as well start now and figure out what works and put them into place for next year. I got new journals ready. I have started conferencing with students about what I expect and what they need to work on. Here is the writing rubric I found. It is so cool. I can't find where I found it now, but it is from Miss Francis's Class. So check it out! She has a link to TpT on her site so check it out.

writing rubric from Miss Francis's class

Cover of new journals

Title page of new journals
2. We are really restless with Spring and paying attention and listening to the teacher have been really hard for us! So I decided yesterday to reward my kids after all their hard work with some dancing.  I brought up Youtube and I found "The Twist." I love this photo SO MUCH because of it's blurriness. I love the blurriness because it means the kids are MOVING! It was great.

3. We are doing a some science learning about plants. I bought this unit from TpT, and borrowed from my friend Alyce who shared that they planted flowers last week. I love Marigolds, so I went out and bought some marigolds, potting soil, and colorful dixie cups. We are planning to observe our plants and record observations as well as doing an experiment to see if the plants really need light to grow.  Students plants are receiving water and sitting in our classroom.  My plant will be getting watered, but is in the supply cupboard in the hallway.

4. My daughter wanted to celebrate her birthday at school this week. Her birthday is in July and she wanted to take treats to school. She made sure she helped frost the cupcakes. Here are a couple of her favorites that she decorated. She watches DC Cupcakes and Cupcake wars and gave me strict instructions for how to make them look. I was supposed to try to make them taller and more puffy in the middle and make them flatten out at the edges. I tried but seriously, I could not make them look as nice as she did.

5. 20 days left. Wow. I vacillate between excitement/relief and panic/dread. Excitement to be that much closer to summer, lazy mornings and late nights, time with family and friends and getting reunited with my gardens an my home.  Dread to think my precious Kindergarten family will be spreading their wings. I am skeered that they won't have learned everything they need to know to be ready for First Grade. I am terrified that I will not be able to prepare them adequately for their next school adventure. I probably shared this last week.... but oh well. Our school doesn't have school on Fridays for the rest of the school year. So it's four day weeks from here on out. 

Okay, that's my Five this week. I am still on the quest to find a job. So prayers will not be turned down. Thanks for reading! Enjoy the weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Love your week! My kids have "spring fever" too!! Ah! No more school on Fridays!?!?! JEALOUS!!!

    Peace to you as you search for your new are going to find it!

    Ms. Shope's Class