May 9, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. May 9th}

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.

People.. seriously, I feel like I am drowning. You know the end of the year madness/craziness, right? I feel like I cannot get life together. This is hard for my over organized self.
And, five days is pushing it..
Really, I have 2 whole days and 2 half days with my current class.
..a few hours with next year's class
...and a teacher work day.
Throw in an award's day program and a field trip and next Friday cannot get here quick enough! Bring it on!

This post is going up before school on Friday.. so I am heading off to school with these and praying that I can pull off this super easy {last minute} Mother's Day activity in time to send home with my kids when school is out tomorrow.

I took individual pictures of the kids- and they are going to color and glue their picture on the flower page. We will fill out the questionnaire then glue it on the back of the flower page.. and laminate. 

The questionnaire is a free download: Mother's Day Fill in the Blank Questionnaire.

My next year's class is coming to visit for a few hours on Monday morning. I will have parents in my room and we have been cleaning like crazy and we made these butterflies to hang up. 

The patterns came from this book.

I am also getting a summer work packet ready to send home with next year's class too.

A quick and no prep time filler.. white board practice. 
Days of the week abbreviations.

And writing number words with a buddy.

Our language skill this week has been learning about the dictionary. I usually teach the introduction to the dictionary in February.. after we have learned to put words in ABC order but .. it kept getting pushed back and back. But, no worries. We have squeezed it in this week and they have all picked it up really well!

Have a great weekend! I would love for you to link up below!
This time next week I will be on SUMMER VACATION!


  1. 5 more days? When did you start school? With all the snow days we get out on June 26th but we didn't start until the September.

    Technically A Media Specialist

  2. 5 more days?! I envy you. My countdown is at 22. You can do it!!! :)

    My Carolina Classroom

  3. My countdown is at 29 - June 19th! (But before snow days, we were supposed to get out at the 11th!)


    Teaching Voracious Learners

  4. I can't believe that you only have 5 days left! We are not done until mid June. I wish you all the best during this crazy time!

    Searching for Teacher Balance

  5. I love the butterflies! So bright and cheery!

  6. I love that you get to meet your class for next year before the school year is out! That's great for them to already have met you before their first day of school...helps with the first day jitters! :)

    Tacky the Teacher

  7. WOWZA! Just FIVE days? I thought I was doing great with just 20 days. Enjoy these last days, hectic as they are, they're still tons of fun!


  8. Five days. I was about to comment on how close you are, but then I realized that I only have ten left. And I'm resisting the urge to panic. These last days really are crazy. Hang in there; you're almost finished!! :)


  9. WOW! 5 Days?! We have two weeks and I feel the same way! There is SO Much to do. I hope your last week goes great and you enjoy your summer.
    Miss King's Enchanted Kingdom

  10. 5 more days! Yikes! I have 3 more weeks and I am stressing about getting it all done!

  11. I'm just a little after you...8 days!

    Do you happen to have a dictionary unit for sale?

  12. So jealous you only have 5 days left! We've still got 18 to go, and a million things to get done.


    Luv My Kinders

  13. I just learned about the Friday link up! Can't wait to join in next Friday! :)

    Learnin' Books