Friday, August 16, 2013

my first five

This is going to sound crazy because I know this linky has been going on for a while, but I have never linked up with Doodle Bugs for a 5 for Friday! Better late than never... right?


I am so excited because it only took 7 school days for my kids to make it past 20 minutes for their Read to Self!!! I was even able to get a few of my "beginning of the year" running records done!!! This is the first year I have been able to implement D5 very early, correctly, and successfully!! We started learning Word Work games this week and now that we have gotten met our reading stamina goal we can start working on our Read to Someone stamina! Love it!!!


I am in love with this amazing graphing mat that a co-worker referred to me!

It is perfect fit for the inside of my door and gives us a fun way to graph info about ourselves. About a month back I was able to get a freebie for weekly graphing prompts from Teacher's Clubhouse. It is!!! I was so lucky to get it for free, but it is only $6... So, go grab it!!!


I am loving that my kiddies (at home) are watching Full House on Nick@Nite. I LOVED this show when I was a kid-- who am I joking... I still love it!!


Every year I do this activity and I ADORE it with this printable in the middle. I found this on pinterest and knew I had use it! Here is how my activity works:

1. Write all your students names on sentence strips. 
2. Cut apart names, then cut each name into a puzzle and place in individual ziploc baggies. 
3. Give each student a bag. 
4. Have students glue the name they get to a blank white paper. {This happens after they put the puzzle together and figure out whose name they got.}
5. The student who puts the puzzle together draws a portrait of the friends name they got. 

Very very easy and great community builder, everyone wants to do their best when drawing their friend. 


Are you ready for the TPT sale this weekend? I am filling up my cart and getting ready... I've been waiting since school started (Aug. 1)!! Everything in my shop is 20% off from 8/17-8/19 and you can get an additional 10% off 8/18-19 with the code BTS13. 
Thanks to the 3AM Teacher for this adorable button! 

Have a great weekend! 

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