August 30, 2013

Five for Friday {linky party.. August 30th}



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.

It’s Frday.. and a long weekend! I am ready! I cannot wait to sleep past 5 am at least one day this weekend! This week has kicked my tail. I am dragging today!


{1} We have been working on the –an and –at families this week. One quick and easy activity I do almost weekly is print a sheet of words and we each take a turn calling a word out and everyone finds it and covers it up. I do this in small groups so only about 5-6 do this at a time. After we use the word list at school I send them home for homework for them to practice reading.



{2} I pulled these counting by 5 apple cards out this week. I made these a few years ago and shared them on my blog a long, long time ago. But, I have added these as a free download in my TpT store.

Free Download: Apple Counting by 5 Cards


{3} My little ones got introduced to the listening center this week. I know many people have transitioned over to ipods or ipads for their listening center. But, this is how we roll! It always makes me happy to see a table  full of earphone wearing kiddos! ..


{4} Let me tell you a sad, sad story.. for weeks I have been working on a Back to School Unit that had activities that I use the first week or so in school. I literally have been working on this unit forever! It was so close to being finished. I opened it up last Sunday to finish it and it would not open. I was sick! Weeks of work gone! So sad… It was on a flash drive and it just would not open. Something about problem with contents.. ugh!!!

This shape activity was one of the activities in the unit. Thankfully I did have a hard copy for myself.


{5} It is hot here people.. miserably hot. And, I sat in the 100 degree weather to watch this child play 2 softball games yesterday. It was a fun afternoon with family and we all agreed that fall cannot get here quick enough.

Enjoy your weekend! Happy! Happy! Happy!


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  1. What a week. Thanks for he apples...they may be old for you but they are very cute! As for the technology failure, I have had my share this year. I almost lost my finished mid year class reports by a USB that packed it in without warning. Now that was scary!
    Happy weekend to you.
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  2. I feel you--the heat here has been horrible this week... We have survived, though! Thanks for the free apples, as I have a few kids that can use these. Have a wonderful 3-day weekend!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

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  4. Have a fabulous weekend and sweet dreams!
    {I sent you and email}

  5. Love the word game! It is hot here too! So hot that school was cancelled Thursday and Friday because we don't have a/c and room temps were OUTRAGEOUS! Enjoy your long weekend!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  6. Sorry you could not open all that work. We have had things like that happen, too. I know they say to save often, but have found that I can mail files to myself and if I run into a glitch, the whole thing is not lost. Good Luck.

  7. Thanks for sharing! I agree the heat is on. What a fan you are!

  8. Thank you for sharing all of your fun activities. I love the Bingo board, and I'm sure I could come up with a fourth grade version.

    Have a great weekend!


  9. What a big bummer about your lost work. That happened to me with my report card comments once. I think it was from not ejecting my jump drive correctly and just pulling it out. Now I've learned to email big projects to myself so at least I will have a copy somewhere.

    Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  10. Thanks for sharing....I love how you made a bingo game with your words for the week and then sent them home. Great Idea!

    The Very Busy Classroom

  11. I LOVE your idea of printing the words out like that and just practicing reading. The kids totally think they are playing a game and really they are practicing their words. I love it :)

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

  12. I am SO sorry to hear you lost your unit! That is such a bummer.

    Finally in First

  13. Oh no! I hope you can somehow recover the files! :( I had the opportunity to meet author Marc Brown a couple of years ago and the day after my computer crashed! The tech person could recover everything BUT my pictures! So I no longer have the picture of me and Marc Brown! :( Total bummer!

    The Journey of a Beginning Teacher

  14. There is certainly something sweet and calm about watching kids enjoying a listening center!
    Have a great week!
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  15. Thanks for the apples! I'm so sorry to hear you lost your file! We just wrapped our first week back! I'm pooped but really excited about the fun we're gonna have this year! I've got a great group! =)

    A+ Firsties

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