February 28, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party... February 28th}

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.

I skipped out on posting my Five for Friday last week because I was busy with our school's annual auction. This is our school's largest fundraiser and it was another success!  We have a huge selection of items that people donate and we have class projects that are always a big hit. Each year I paint a cross with my first graders. This was our finished project. It raised $136 this year. Each child picked a color and painted with "their color" then it had a fingerprint sheet that listed each child's name and color. 
Here is a look at part of the silent auction room. The live auction is held in a different part of the building. 
I also donated two groups of notecards and a  gift certificate to Doodle Bugs Paper.

One of the first units I teach at the beginning of school is Dogs. But, I also always read Go Dog Go in February. So, we did a few dog activities last week. 
I have decided this bulletin board is crooked! I really tried to get a straight picture but it is impossible. 
We made these precious dogs for our hall bulletin board. I have made these a few times over the years. This is an old art project {now renamed as craftivity} that my mom has had for years that she passed down to me. I just love them! 

We had a little fun with this cool dude this week...
 Left... My decorating
Right... First Grader's decorating 

Bad News.. my beloved laptop bit the dust this week. I was hoping it was having a bad day.. nope.. It's gone. 

The good news it was Ebates pay time.. and this will pay a big chunk of a new laptop. Yippie! I share every four months when I get my "Big Fat Check" that you are CRAZY if you shop online and don't use Ebates.

Just in case you missed hearing.. Teachers Pay Teachers is having a HUGE sale! Everything in my store is on sale! Enter code TPT3 during checkout for every more savings! 

Happy Happy Happy 
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  1. I absolutely ADORE your Dr. Seuss art! Happy Weekend to you too!

  2. Very cute post with lots of good ideas! Thank you!

  3. Great Ideas! I absolutely LOVE Dr. Seuss!! Enjoy your weekend!
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  4. I LOVE that cross! I would totally bought it, and I don't even have any children in your class!
    Southern Fried Teachin’

  5. I love the dogs! My first graders would have moved Thing 1, also!

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  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The dogs!!! Congrats on your Big Fat Check! How fun!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  7. I really like the cross. That is special for sure!

  8. That cross is gorgeous...makes me want to paint one myself!
    Teaching with Giggles

  9. Oh My Goodness...I LOVE that cross!! I also love that dog craftivity (don't you love that word?). Would you and your mom mind if I stole that idea when I read Go Dog Go this week? Lastly I am glad to know I am not the only one who collects and hoards De. Seuss books. I have a similar stack of the Cat in the Hat.

    Terri Izatt


  10. So sorry to hear about your laptop! It was rather traumatic for me when mine died!

  11. Your art is beautiful! congrats on the fund raiser success! Paula

  12. Must... have... dog pattern!!!!

    Do you sell it anywhere?
    LOVE it!!!!
    Heidi Butkus

  13. Your cross painting is beautiful! I love how you added a fingerprint with each child's color on it. So creative. :)
    Fifth Grade Wit and

  14. We had NY events here which was fantastic. The bar staff was professional and courteous! I had grilled chicken with avacado, tomato and artichoke hearts.