|Oh Benedict...how do I love thee???|
So here it is on Saturday and I am linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky party!
Number one... Martin Luther King, Jr. portraits!! These portraits are always one of my favorite art projects to do each year, because, well, First Grade art is pretty much AMAZING!!
|perfectly perfect Martin...|
|Just woke up Martin...|
|I love them all!!|
Number 2...My Terrific Tree Maps!
My sweet friend Jill Pherrin from my school who teaches Kindergarten has just uploaded the most FABULOUS pack ever to TPT!!
She teaches her students about a different animal each week that corresponds to the letter of the week and they fill out a tree map for each one, which the kids then use to write about each animal.
It SUPER helps her Kinders with their non-fiction writing!
She also saves each tree map and makes a book for Open House at the end of the year, and it is so darn cute!! You can check these out by clicking on either picture!!
One of my littles came to school with a new haircut and I am totally obsessed with it! He looks exactly like a miniature HIPSTER, which is so much cuter than actually adult hipsters!! This haircut suits him perfectly and he is just too cute, I had to share...
Number 4...Kendra Scott and Teacher of the Year!
They recently opened a Kendra Scott store at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, which is about 10 minutes from where I live. This is DANGEROUS, friends! Very dangerous!! Have you heard of her jewelry? It is GORGEOUS!!! Even the shop is soooo pretty!! I think I might be obsessed!
Well, I was selected as one the top 5 teachers of the year for our school district this year, which is such a HUGE honor!
I actually WAS the Teacher of the Year for our whole district in 2006, so to be in the top five again 8 years later just blows my mind!
Anyway, I was presented with a gift from our PTA at Flag Deck on Friday and guess what it was??? OHEMGEEEEE!!!
|Can you believe this??? It's GORGEOUS!|
I have a mom at the school who is one of my good friends and she just happens to know about my Kendra Scott obsession, and she also just happens to be on the PTA. Isn't this AMAZING??? I was COMPLETELY blown away yesterday. How blessed I am!!
Number 5....Winter Games! They're coming, people!! I CANNOT WAIT to see this guy tear it up with his snowboard... Anyone else have a wee baby crush on Shaun White???
I am also all kids of excited for my kids to do all of the activities in my Winter Games Unit, which I completely revamped this year and even added another activity too!
Here are my kids doing some of the math and literacy activities from this pack!
|Spin, Tally, and Graph|
|Digraph Write the Room|
Well, that's about it for me, friends! I'm off to my yoga mat and then, okay, FINE, I'll take a shower. It's only 11:45 a.m.!! HEEHEE
XOXO Kerri B