September 13, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. September 13}


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 flown by. It also took 23 days.. but the first grade germs have attacked me! Yuck! I have been fighting a cold since Wednesday. And, I am ready to feel better. Being sick definitely makes you appreciate the days you feel good.

My first graders are amazing! Seriously, every day I wonder when something is going to go bad. They are a smart, smart group.

Here are just a few things we have done this week.


Counting by 5’s:


And, when counting to 100 is so easy.. why not count to 300! No problem.. they got it!

Months of the Year/Days of the Week:


We have been sorting, reading and ordering the days and months of the year all week. These apple cards are part of my Fall Pocket Chart Unit


We made these Pete the Cats. This project has been sitting on my desk since the second week of school {we are on week 5} and we finally had a few extra minutes to squeeze it in. We worked on them for several days. These patterns came from Deanna Jump but I don’t think she still has them available. {The people in Pete’s world made us pull all Pete items off TpT.}




We worked on some easy patterns using unifix cubes this week as an early finisher activity.


Unscramble sentences:


We have been unscrambling sentences in small groups or with a partner using cards for the last two weeks.. but this was the first time they had to do it by themselves on paper. They did great! These sentences are part of my Short A Practice Unit.


Happy Weekend! Link up below…



  1. I think I may actually have 6 things...hope it's okay! I tried to put your button on my blog but it wouldn't work. Not sure if it's a blogger thing that's going on or what.

  2. I hope you feel better! Love the "unmentionable" cat! ;-)

  3. I love unscrambling sentences!! Your "cat" activities are ADORABLE!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  4. My first week as a blogger and when browsing through the teacher blogs there seems to be a lot of hype about 'five for Friday'!

    Finally it's a friday and I could do my first five. It's such good fun! :)

  5. Yay! My first 5-day week of the school year DONE, and my first-ever Five For Friday Linky! Thanks so much for hosting! I'm very impressed at what your first graders are accomplishing! :)

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  6. Thanks for hosting. :) I linked up but somehow it's not popping up, but it says it's been added... Here's the link:

    Love your "cat"!


  7. Oh I don't know why my logo isn't centered. Makes me sad:(

    Mrs. Tretbar’s Library

  8. I'm so glad that I purchased Deanna's Pete unit before she had to take it down. LOVE that Pete!

    ABCs and Polkadots

  9. I really need to get some of these Pete the Cat books, at least for Keagan. They look so fun! Hope you start to feel better soon!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  10. Love your week! Also, love how you did the sentence scramblers in small group. I bought the entire set from you and I've been trying to figure out a good way to teach them how to do these! Duh...small groups!! :) thanks!!!


  11. Thanks so much for all the great ideas from your week! Love your Pete's!!
    Owl Things First

  12. Thanks for hosting a great linky party. I just linked up for the very first time! I'm so excited to be part of this party!

  13. Linked up (a little late - sorry)! I also mentioned one of your freebies in my post. Thanks so much for the linky and for the cute freebies :)

    First Grade Smiles

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  15. Where can I find the unifix cube patterns?

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  17. I just found out about this today and decided to join in on the fun. My first time ever joining a teaching linky party and I am super stoked!

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