Five for Friday: Plants, Linkies, & Makeovers

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Today I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for her weekly Five for Friday linky. I hope you had a great week and are able to enjoy some down time this weekend :)
 
This week we learned about Plants and my class and I attempted to grow some seeds. I found these little gems in the Dollar Spot at Target and am ready to see what happens (cilantro, basil, parsley, daisies). The larger vegetable gardens came from our Scholastic book order using bonus points ($10 each normally).  My kids LOVED watching the soil expand when we added water. Don't mind our paintbrush "shovel". They are also enjoying taking turns recording our observations.
 
We also tied in a little math by having each student measure themselves using string. They each created a flower for our "growing garden' by decorating a simple di-cut shape. 
 
 
 I have been using an awesome Science Notebook product from A Dab Of Glue Will Do for the past few weeks. We were paired up for Jungle Learners' Stop, Swap, & Roll linky party. For my complete post on her product and how we are using it click here. You can also enter to win it until the 28th!
 
She also reviewed one of my favorite end of year products, my Oceans of Learning: Math & Literacy Bundle. For a chance to win it be sure to visit her blog.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/OceanBeach-Themed-Reading-Math-Centers-K-2-1225677
We are continuing our preparation for Global Night. This week we created a few new giant coloring pages. To make the giant sarcophagus I projected an image onto my smartboard, hung white paper, and simply did a rough trace with a pencil. Then I just outlined it in black marker and let my kids go to town coloring (trying not to micro-manage their work on my masterpiece hah). We also completed a directed drawing of a pharaoh. I love how great everything is turning out so far and can't wait to see the final product.
 
 
The warm spring air is sending me into major make-over mode. I have had an urge to redecorate everything! I started by redoing my living room with a cream and burlap theme. I love the way it turned out! I'm stuck with the large dark furniture and was in desparate need of something to lighten and brighten it up. Thanks to multiple trips to Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Kirklands, and AC Moore...Misson: Brand New Room on a Budget is complete.
I then turned my sights to some of my original Teachers Pay Teachers creations. It is amazing to think how much I have learned as a designer over the last year and a half. I am in the process now of updating many oldies (but of course goodies!). This project will clearly take longer than my living room...
                                             Before                                        After
 

The last exciting part of my week was getting a package! A while back Mailbox Magazine had a buy 1 get 3 free sale. Of course I had to stock up! I found some great Early Finisher task cards for both reading and math. My favorite item has to be a Listen & Do book. Each page has simple directions for the teacher to read aloud while a student completes them. I know my kiddos, a few in particular, really struggle following directions. I am hoping this will be a fun way to get them to pay attention while reinforcing basic skills.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.

1 comment

  1. Love the plants from the Dollar Spot! Target gets me every time. :)
    Your living room make-over is adorable, as well!

    Happy Spring!
    Mallory
    Sprinkles for the Teacher

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