Friday, October 23, 2015

Five for Friday :: October 23

Happy FRIDAY!!  Yippeeeee!  I love my job so much, but Friday is still such a GREAT feeling!

I'm linking up today with Kacey for Five for's been too long!!

1. Last week, I received my very first package from Naeir.  The box was BIG and I was so excited to see it on my doorstep!  It had been a while since I'd placed my order and I had forgotten exactly what I was getting.
Inside were labels and post-its and book tape galore!!  ALL of this was less than $25.  Such a fabulous resource for teachers!!

2. I got to be twinsies with this cutie pie earlier this week.  I love that long sweater that she wears!!  It's always so much fun when my students show up wearing something similar to me.

3. We recently finished our Five Senses unit in science.  I always love starting the year discussing what it means to be a scientist and how we can use our body to explore the world around us.  This activity from Kindergarten Smiles was a favorite activity with my students this year!  I just used a sound CD that came with my reading curriculum.  It was lots of fun!

4. My students had the best time "flipping for good behavior" and earning a special, delicious treat last week Monday.  After earning all of the letters in the word APPLESAUCE, we got to make fresh crockpot applesauce in class and enjoyed eating it at the end of the school day.  
We had gotten to the point near the beginning of October when we just needed an extra behavior management trick.  I love having lots of resources to pull out of my bag of tools!  We haven't needed anything since, but I am ready with my next word for when we need a little boost again!  I love this resource from Ashley Sharp!

5. We began Literacy Work Stations last week!  It always feels overwhelming to begin this a few weeks into the school year, but we dove in last week.  It felt like ripping off a bandaid!  Just had to be done.  And, as always....the kids did great!!  I really do love this time in our day.  The kids love it too -- working at their own pace, feeling independent, and getting to choose their own activities when they've completed their tasks.
I've blogged about my Literacy Station routine before.  Click here to read that post.

I'll be spending my weekend filling out progress reports for next week's Parent-Teacher conferences.  Hope your weekend is terrific!!


  1. Hoe smart to encourage good behavior with earning applesauce! I may borrow that idea! I love when my kiddos show up in something that matches me too! Its always fun having little twinges walking around.
    It’s Kinder Time

    1. Hi Kimberlee! Thanks for visiting and commenting! The applesauce was very fun --- I love finding ways to fit special memory-making moments in with all the demands of curriculum and standards and everything else!! :)

  2. Do you think that Naeir is worth the money?? I have been looking into it but not sure?! Do you get everything for the basic price, the $59?

    1. Hi Angie! This was my first experience with Naeir, but I didn't have to pay any $59 fees....not sure what that would be for?? The only stipulation that I ran into was that I had to spend $25 to place an order. The shipping took 3 weeks or so, but I knew that going in. I thought it was a great resource for basics like labels and post-its that are otherwise pretty expensive. :)