Friday, May 10, 2013

Five for Friday!

Five for Friday! Wahoo! 

Not just 5 pictures this week, but ... 5 pounds after all the yummy stuff from students!

We have had fun reading a variety of fairy tales. Students completed a characteristics of fairy tales chart and then selected two projects from Differentiated Tales Choice Board from 
Teaching with a Mountain View. 

For RTI, we divide our students into small group intervention and large group enrichment. This time I had a large group. We continued with adaptations, plant adaptations, specifically...Carnivorous Plants!
We watched a Discovery Education video. Then, students completed the super cute creativity from Teach n' Texas! Students were botanists that discovered a new carnivorous plant...and 
designed a seed packet!
They loved this!

Target Dollar Section!!!!! Love it! I found these coupon holders. They are perfect for my task cards!
Also saw them at Walmart, but not these cute colors.

Having tons of fun with order of operations! My students are really catching on. I'm impressed that they are actually writing down every step. Usually, it's painful trying to get them to write down the steps. I used the Dad's Worksheets to get my problems. Then, it was bowling time. I put students into groups and they had to work the problem. If their team got the problem right, they sent a representative up to bowl! The number of pins knocked down = the number of points.

My fun goodies for the week!
(Ummm, yes, that is a chocolate dipped Twinkie!)

For teacher appreciation week, my daughter and I made wreaths for her teachers. This was my first attempt at the mesh wreaths. Pretty fun and easy. My daughter and I watched a You Tube video on how to create the wreath. We were cracking up! The lady told us to "floof it" and "don't be gentle, you tell it where you want it to go."

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all!


  1. I never thought of using coupon holders to keep my task cards. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. I'm loving the coupon holders for task cards! In which section of Wal Mart did you find them? Were they still $1? I'm really sad to say that I live over an hour away from Target so I may have to get my stash at Wal Mart instead!

    You're wreaths are beautiful! I'm sure her teachers were thrilled!

    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

    1. It was in the section of file folders, accordion folders, calendars, file boxes....
      I was looking for a new calendar and found them. I think about a $1 also!
      Thanks-we had fun making the wreaths!

  3. I was just at Target yesterday but didn't see those either. I'm so going back! Those are PERFECT! I also love your fairy tales unit! :) Erin
    I'm Lovin Lit

    1. Thanks!
      The kids are having fun with the fairy tales. It's interesting to listen to them analyze the fairy tales..."Don't you think that is a bit violent?" and " I think that would traumatize a little kid!" about Little Red Riding Hood~

  4. Wow! It looks like you had a great week and the fruit looks healthy! ;)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. Especially the pieces that weren't dipped in chocolate, but who wants those?!!!