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Friday, February 5, 2016

Five for Friday (on Friday!)

This week on Friday I am posting my five random things! I love linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching and then reading about everyone else's week!

1. This week we learned about graphing in math and also about comparing numbers. One day each table had a different number of unifix cubes to graph. Then we compared results and learned about greater than, less than, and equal. We also learned an action and used our alligator voice to say this phrase, "The alligator always eats the bigger number." Then we compared numbers! 

2. We learned about groundhogs on Tuesday and had a groundhog snack and made Groundhog hats. I forgot to take a group picture with all of our hats on.
Pudding with crushed oreos and a teddy graham to represent the groundhog.

I almost forgot to take any pictures! But one little learner forgot his hat and I snapped a photo after school! 

3. We did a groundhog roll and cover game! Students have to roll two dice and add the numbers together. If they get the same sum as their partner, they can "bump" their partner off and cover the number with their own color. When the board is covered the person who has the most of their color wins. As always, we work on social graces during math game time and the loser Congratulates the winner and the winner encourages the loser. They are such a caring class!
I am appalled when I see this photo! I try to encourage students NOT to "W" sit.

One student didn't have a partner so she played the game "Put the kids in order."

4. Today we celebrated our 100th day of school! We talked about how 10 groups of 10 is 100 and when you group numbers like this it is called multiplication.

 I can't believe my horrible grammar, BUT.... I MEANT "Things I want 100 of" and "Things I do not want 100 of." My students understood! :) One student told their carpet partner that they want 100 dogs while another told their carpet partner they did NOT want 100 dogs!
Making 100th day hats is messy business! Ack!
 100th day snack! Students put 10 pieces of 10 different snack foods in a bag and had a 100 snack!

A snack made up of 100 pieces of snack food

Making the hats was messy (and boy do I have some better ideas for next year), but they sure turned out great!

5. My non-school random thing.... last week my sister and I had a sister day! She has young children, so this was a rare moment! We had a lot of fun! We went to Lindsborg and ate mexican food and then walked around Main street. Then we drove back. We laughed and talked and had a good day as sisters.


  1. You had lots of fun activities this week. I didn't do anything for Groundhog Day! I totally forgot. I'm jealous of your time with your sister. Mine lives on the Mainland and I only see her once every few years :(
    Have a great weekend!

    1. I am grateful we can do things together! It would be hard to see her only every few years!

  2. Some great activities going on this week - we don't have Groundhog Day over here in the UK and we don't really celebrate the 100th day either although I think it's a very good idea! Lovely to meet through the linky - Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

    1. Some Kinder classes don't celebrate the 100th day in USA either. But since students are supposed to learn about counting to 100 by 1's, 5's, 10's and 2's, I love celebrating. I think the more I can make learning fun, the better!