Friday, April 5, 2013

Five for Friday (plus a FREEBIE and Rafflecopter Winner too)!!

Happy Friday, Peeps! Kerri here...

I am happy, happy, happy! Cause it is Friday night and I am sitting in my Friday night uniform (hoodie and PJ pants) watching Duck Dynasty. Couldn't be ANY better!!

I am linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky.

First up....wipey boards! Can I just tell you how much I love my wipey boards?? If I were stranded on a desert island with my class (can you imagine? GAH!!) I would most definitely want my wipey boards with me! I use those things for EVERYTHING! When in doubt, get out the wipey board and do some learning. Spelling words, making words, all kinds of math practice. THEY. ARE. THE. BEST.

Number 2...Domino math!
I was teaching the fact family lesson for Envision math and OF COURSE the independent practice they provided was RIDONKULOUS, so I used that time to teach my kids how we do it OLD SCHOOL! Folding a paper into 8 squares, drawing our own dominoes and using real dominoes to make fact families. My mom was helping in the class that day, and she said, "This is how we used to do it in the olden days!" HA!!

We learned all about butterflies this week. SO MUCH FUN! Our story in HM was The Butterfly so it was perfect timing! Here is the butterfly life cycle sequence my kids did this week... (click on the picture to download your own copy)

We also drew a butterfly and wrote about it for our WOWZVILLE writing wall...
Frist...REALLY?? Sigh...

We also made butterfly art from my Rainforest Art and Writing Pack...

Aren't they pretty??

Number 4...Spring Center Madness! We are smack dab in the middle of all things Spring, including my Springy Things Math and Literacy Centers!
Hoppy Inflections Words Sort

Spring-ified Word Sort

Flowery Subtraction

Jellybean Greater Than/Less Than

Egg-citing Addition

Finally...Our Seeds of Happiness Giveaway Winner!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congratulations Jenni! I will be emailing you to get your info!!

Okay, well I gotta go get my Duck Dynasty on! I LOVE those rednecks!!
XOXO Kerri B


Tamara Russell said...

Kerri! Thanks so much for sharing these great ideas and that cute butterfly freebie! :) The craft project is such a nice culminating idea for it! :) I loved your new spring centers! They were just adorbs! :) Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas! I am so glad that I found you through the linky! :) My name is Tamara. I'm a first grade teacher from Florida! :) Can't wait to read more about the adventures in your room! :) Have a great weekend!

Mrs.Russell's Room
First Grade

Kristina said...

So glad I saw your post on fact families! I am teaching that same envision lesson on Monday and I LOATHE the independent practice page! I had whipped up something else, but I love your "old school" solution. Thanks for the inspiration!

Corinna said...

Love all your pics! What a fun week in your class!!

Surfin' Through Second

Amanda said...

Wow...looks like you had a great week. I love all those centers you posted. I am teaching about insects this week. We just finished up about butterflies so I am going to have to remember that craft for next year!

Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

Anonymous said...

Those butterflies are beautiful! I use my whiteboards for everything too! So much better than a worksheeet! Love Duck Dynasty!

An Apple a Day in First Grade

anu248 said...

I love your butterfly craft!! Do you have a template somewhere? It would be a perfect fun activity to end our butterfly unit!

Magic Mistakes and Mayhem said...

I love your Friday night uniform- sounds just like mine!!! I found your blog through Five for Friday -it's the first time I've done one as I only started my blog on Wednesday! I love all the great ideas and open communication in the blogging world!
I too use wipey boards for everything and the kids I teach are 10-11 years old and they're still an invaluable resource!
Your butterfly art is stunning- such a high quality visual piece for such young kids to have created! They must be so proud of them!
x Serena x
Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

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