Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday

Love it!

Thank goodness for a 4 day week coming back from Spring Break...we had a field trip today!

The Bucket Game! 
Much like the muffin tin game, we used the buckets to score points as a team.
The best was when the ping pong ball went in the 3 point bucket, bounced out, hit the rim of the 4 point bucket and went into the 5 point bucket! That student was the rock star for the day!

Field Trip Friday! Toured the caverns then a bit of mining! Mining for gems!
Lots of comments about selling their finds on e-bay! Seriously?!!!
Science journal write-up for Natural Bridge Caverns. 
We have had a big push on nonfiction.
My students had to write about their experience and create a diagram.

A game of scoot with the nonfiction task cards! My students loved it!

Last one...really it was last week, but I totally missed the Five for Friday due to all the wedding festivities. My dear friend (who happens to live in Chicago) got married here in San Antonio! Two days of total fun! She was a stunning bride! Under her fabulous dress where some rockin' cowgirl boots!

 Now, head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to check out everyone else.
Happy Friday!


  1. That field trip looks like so much fun! Isn't it funny how kids these days would rather get money for something online than keep it for the memory! Things were so different when I was in fifth grade!

    I teach fifth grade, too! Just found your blog through the Five for Friday linky :) New follower!

    Little Lovely Leaders

  2. This does look like a fun field trip. I am heading to San Antonio for the NSTA conference & noticed these caves offered as a field trip. Do you think it would be useful to an out-of-state teacher? Are there any must see's or do's while I am there? Thanks! :)

    1. Ohh fun! Natural Bridge Caverns is an awesome site to see.
      You can get some really great pictures and some great science about the caves.
      There is one fern that is growing in the cave! It would be a great pic to talk about inferring.
      I love the caves!
      Do you want must see's and do's relate or just plain fun?!!! :-)

    2. Both would be great (if you have time)! Greatly appreciated! :)

    3. Restaurants - La Gloria! Mi Tierra- Rolando's Super Tacos (hole in the wall, but have great breakfast tacos)
      Take a river boat ride, usually the guys are funny telling about the history of San Antonio
      Of course see the Alamo. It doesn't take long. :-)
      Institute of Texan Cultures. Botanical Gardens. Canyon Lake Gorge (very cool)
      Hope that helps. Have fun!

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  4. Hi Charlotte - I found you through Amy's post on the Some Bunny loves your blog linky! I love the pics and I'm your newest follower :)
    Doodling Around in 6th Grade

    1. Thanks for following!
      Heading over to your blog!