Friday, January 31, 2014

Five for Friday {January 31}

Wow!  When was my last Five for Friday???  
Way too long ago, that's for sure.

This week I taught one day.  We had school yesterday, but snow days every other day.  So, I have nothing to talk about, but I actually have time to post something on Friday!  Ha!

Who am I kidding?  I ALWAYS have things to talk about!!  
Let's get started!

1.  I enjoyed a fun few days at the hospital following my son's surgery last week Thursday.  The weather was so crazy that not many people could come visit, and we were not able to get out and about at all.  So....we were SUPER excited on Sunday when the doctor said that Trey was ready to go home!!
He's doing great and was back at school yesterday!

2. I took this picture in my classroom today.  Do you notice what's missing?  Yes!  My students! :(
The ONLY day that I taught this week was yesterday.  We have had SO MUCH snow and I teach in a rural community, so many of the back roads are not open enough for busses to get down.  I was able to get to my school today, and spent a few good hours there getting lots of work done.  As much as I love having alone time in my classroom, I am really missing my kindies!  Crossing my fingers for five full days of school next week!

3. Puzzles!  
Last year I realized how much my students love to have a puzzle table going in the classroom.  It is awesome for choice time or indoor recess.  Besides the obvious benefits of puzzle-making, I love that it is such a wonderfully calm activity. :)  I like to use 100-pc. puzzles.  They seem to be the perfect level of difficulty for my Kindergarteners.  I recently had a parent donate several puzzles after finding them for 25 cents each at the thrift store.  My boys are loving this Batman puzzle right now!

4. My reading corner has needed a new display for a while now, and today I finally had time to change it out.  
 A couple weeks ago, I did a "Sharing Circle" with my class and asked each of them to share their favorite book.  I took several of their answers and used them to create this display.  
 Next week, I'll have these kiddos complete writing prompts about WHY they love these books and add them to the display.

5. Are you watching "Under the Gunn"?  I love Project Runway, and this show is similar and fun.  Tim Gunn just makes me happy. :)

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Happy weekend!


  1. I can't imagine missing that much school for snow! We live in the southwest and never miss for anything! I hope you get to teach next week! Great blog! Heather @Learning with Mrs. Langley

  2. I really love the puzzle spot! I also really like the favorite book display!

  3. Yes, I'm watching! I love Tim Gunn! :)

  4. Glad your son is home! Teaching only one day is crazy - yikes. We had Monday/Tuesday off in Dexter. Having a full week will be very strange (whenever that happens).
    Funky First Grade Fun