February 15, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party…February 15th}

Welcome to this week’s Five for Friday Linky Party.. here are 5 random things from today or this week. Join the party and post your link below.
1. We started working on compound words this week. Which is always one of my favorite skills to teach- and kids love it too. Laura from Peace, Love and First Grade sent me her “I Have/Who Has” compound word game. This is the first time I have played this game with my class.. .I felt like it took them FOREVER to catch on. But, by today they were fast! They loved it.
2. We had a great Valentine’s day.. complete with a fun class party. We all {myself included} got a little jacked up on sugar! And I was glad to see the school day end! This is the loot of love I came home with.
3. Today was an early dismissal day .. and it was a wonderful to leave school a few minutes after 11:00 this morning.  I am excited to start my weekend!
4. I have been working on a new bear math centers unit a few nights this week. I printed off part of it and laminated it this afternoon. I really hope to finish it this week.
5. For the first time this year.. I walked away from school with one folder and a few papers {including my weekly newsletter}. I am looking forward to spending Sunday afternoon/night doing something other than grading and planning!
Post your “Five for Friday” post on your blog and link up below.
Happy Weekend!


  1. I love the look of your newsletter! I desperately need to redo my template, but it keeps getting pushed to the back burner. Happy early release day!

  2. I would LOVE an early release the day after Valentine's Day! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

  3. Good for you for taking Sunday evening for yourself! We need to do that every once in a while. Thanks for hosting the linky again.
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  4. Looking at your newsletter, what does "bring your black box" mean?

    Thanks, Kelli

  5. That is a great feeling - leaving school with hardly any "home" work for the weekend. Enjoy!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  6. We don't get early release days any more! Gotta love Indiana! Thanks for letting me link up! This is always so fun!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  7. I just linked up for the first time! I'm jealous of your early release! We don't get those very often.


  8. Love this linky party! Thanks for hosting each week!!

    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

  9. You got a lot of stuff from your kiddos! :) I got more stuff yesterday than I did on Christmas!...I guess it's easier to shop on Valentine's day. haha


  10. Thanks for hosting another wonderful Five for Friday linky!!
    More Than Math by Mo

  11. This is the first time that I have linked up with you! What fun this will be! Enjoy your extra days! Cindy

  12. You sound like a wonderful teacher! I love your blog. I am your newest follower!


  13. This was my first time linking up. Thanks for hosting. :)

    The Science Penguin

  14. We never get early release days in my district. I'm jealous! ;0) You will feel like you actually have a weekend! Enjoy it!

  15. How exciting that you didn't bring much home! My bag, on the other hand...
    Thanks for hosting!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  16. Thanks for hosting this link up every week. It's a great way to take a look back at our week and see just how much we were able to accomplish with our students!

  17. I know what you mean with the grading and planning! I got all of my grading and half of my plans done today and I think I will be lost come Monday night when I don't have plans to do!

    Thank you so much for hosting this linky! So much fun every week!

  18. Hi there!
    Your 5 for for Friday was a great read! I promise to link up next week! Now I am definitely wanting to know more about your early release time. I am from Ohio and have never heard of that before! Goodness Gracious that would be nice!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Thanks for hosting! Your Five for Fridays are fun reads! I was traumatized by a money I Have, Who Has game, but that compound word one looks like fun! We'll be introducing them next week! =)

    Thanks, again!
    A+ Firsties

  20. Kacey, thanks for hosting this giveaway week after week. It's fun to link up, but I also love to read everyone else's 5 for Fridays too!

    Sometimes I think I eat more sugar at parties than my kids do!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  21. I love this linky! Now if only I could remember to take random pics so I can link up!!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  22. You are so lucky you get to leave early on Early Dismissal Days... the kids get to leave early on ours, but we have to stay...

  23. Thanks so much for sharing! I love your newsletter idea. I make one for my class but I love that your's is more of a resource than specific news! You have my mind rethinking a few things. :)

  24. Happy Weekend, Kacey! Thanks so much for the shout-out! I'm so glad your kiddos loved the game!! I'm loving the clean look of your newsletter! I know you were loving that early release! Have a great weekend!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  25. I am number 100....YAY I LOVE being a good round number... kinda OCD for me... and YAY on making 100 links to your partay!!!! this was fun thanks!!!

  26. I LOVE the font you used above that says "FIVE". Can you tell me where you got that font? I'd love to download it! :)

  27. I bet parents really enjoy having your newsletter as a quick look at it all at a glance - plus it's a bit of eye candy ;) Who doesn't like something cute to look at?