Friday, February 8, 2013

Five For Friday

Here are five random things from this week….
sequencing anchor chart
1.  Our skill for the week was sequencing. I love chart paper and I REALLY love my Mr. Sketch markers!
sequence stories
2.  For Writer’s Workshop we wrote stories using sequencing and then turned them into small books.  I love foldables (almost as much as Mr. Sketch) and we made these cute little books with one piece of large construction paper!  My kiddos are so excited to read them with the younger reading buddies.
fast fact ice cream
3.  Our ice cream sundaes are coming along!  I have lots of kiddos moving on to their 6s.  They are so motivated right now and have been practicing so hard!
shared writing journals
4.  Work on Writing needed some spicing up this week.  I love Daily 5 and so do my kids, but if I am being honest, they were starting to get a little squirrely during Daily 5 time.  I introduced these shared writing journals this week and they were so excited.  Daily 5 time turned around this week!
testing sign
5.  Unfortunately, it wasn’t all fun learning this week.  We did have benchmark testing in both reading and math.  Ugh.  I know there is no way to get around the testing issue, I just feel like we are tested like crazy, and my poor kiddos are feeling it. (This cute sign is from Amanda Nickerson at One Extra Degree)
Thankfully, next week we have early release days on Thursday and Friday and then Monday off! WooHoo!


  1. Thanks for linking up!!! I love that testing sign. I need to jump over to Amanda's blog and find it!!

  2. Oh, love those shared writing journals. I would love to know more about them. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

  3. I love your ice cream sundays! I do something similar but use a cone and its if they pass levels of their sight word test!
    Apples and ABC's

  4. We are focusing on sequencing this week. Love the anchor chart! Thanks for sharing :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher