October 24, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 24th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

 

This week has been really low-key and not much to report! For the first time in three weeks we actually went to school all five WHOLE days! Not that I EVER EVER EVER complain about a day off.. but anytime we have 1/2 days the whole week seems off to me.

We are continuing to enjoy Halloween and still have more fun and exciting stuff for  next week. Next week will sure to be busy with a big Harvest Festival and Halloween. Nothing says sugar high more than a week full of candy!

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We worked on a SUPER SIMPLE ghost directed drawing this week. We did the pencil part on Monday as a whole group and then one of my weekly afternoon center rotations was to finish the ghost. It worked perfectly not having all my kids painting at one time. Just a few! We still need to finish them up and I am going to mount them on construction paper before I hang them up. I will grab a picture and share the finished product probably next week.

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One of our math centers this week are these fill in the missing number cards. These are from my Halloween Centers Unit.

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This math center was thrown together at the last minute because we need all the extra practice we can get for math facts.

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Another math center we did this week were these Counting by 10's pumpkins. So Cute! They put the cards in order in the pocket chart. It was perfect practice since it goes from 10-300. I had them do a recording sheet when they finished too.

These are from my Happy Halloween Centers.

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We started buddy reading this week too during small group time. These kiddos rocked it. We talked and set up a bunch of "rules" before we started but it went off without any problems. They were reading short u practice sentences from my Short Vowel Unit.

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Have a wonderful weekend! Link up your Five for Friday post below.

October 17, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 17th}

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Seriously, HOW can it be Friday again? {Not that I EVER complain about the weekend!} But, these weeks are flying by so fast I can not catch my breath!

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What I thought was going to be a calm week started out with severe weather and an unexpected early release from school. We dismissed kids at 12:30 on Monday due to possible bad weather. Luckily we escaped with no damage but the alerts were pretty crazy. I am so thankful for a school that will dismiss us rather than having to take cover with a room full of kids!

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Then on Tuesday.. we woke up with this glorious fall weather!

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There is nothing I love more than a sweatshirt!

Makes me happy, happy, happy!

I am also thankful for a school that lets me wear sweatshirts and jeans!

This picture is for Janice who told me I need a picture of myself on my blog!

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My website- www.ilovedoodlebugs.com has been updated with a new look. I would love for you to check it out and click on a few links!

 

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How long do you think I can leave these pom-poms on my hall bulletin board? I put them up for back to school and I keep thinking they will come down the next time I change the board. But, I somehow keep making them fit in with the new decorations! I am not sure I can make them blend in with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ll let you know….

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This week our weekly centers all came from my Spiders Unit. This is one of my favorite units.. such fun!

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I finished a product this week that we are enjoying in my class. It’s a set of 20 cut and paste Halloween printables. They have been great for morning work or early finisher work during our center rotations.

Here are a few we’ve done this week…

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Have a great weekend!

Link up below.

October 10, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 10th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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A few days ago – I posted about these fun Candy Corn Guys over on the Blog Hoppin’ blog. They are also a free download in my TpT store.

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These are displayed on our main hall bulletin board. My class was assigned the month of October- and they are smiling at you when you walk in the front door of our building.

Quick Download: Candy Corn Guys Craftivity/Art Project

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I have definitely put the MANY pocket charts to use this week in my room. I have been pulling students 1 or 2 at a time for extra sight word practice and I have needed lots of activities to keep the others busy.

Quick Links:

Math facts * Months & Days * Short Vowel Sentences Unscrambling * Crayon Counting by 5’s *Apple Counting by 5’s

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I took a personal day on Thursday and went to the largest flea market in our state. I’ve been going for about 15 years. It’s a fun day. It was crowed {as usual} and really hot this year. But, always fun!

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While I was out on Thursday, I left this monster project with the little ones. They turned out pretty funny!

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I don’t have anything exciting for #5.. other than it’s Friday. And, we have a 1/2 day. I would totally fall in love with a fall break .. but unfortunately I will settle for just an afternoon off. I think I might just take a nap.

And for no reason.. here is a little Biscuit cuteness! I simply ♥ her!

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Have a wonderful weekend! Link up your below!