April 12, 2013

Five for Friday {Linky Party… April 12}



It’s Friday!!!! This week has flown by.. and I am shocked that we have a month left of school. Our last day is May 17th and I am a little worried about everything I need to squeeze into these last days! So much to do!!

Here are my “Five for Friday” and would love to have you post five random things from this week and link up below!


One of our major math skills we have been working on mastering this week was adding 10 to a number. We spent some time each day doing some math problems on the board. I just write math facts and use my document camera and let them go pick one to answer. It is a great time filler…

On another note, we had storms pass through on Thursday and the electricity was out at my school for a little while. One of my kids said, “This shouldn’t be a problem.. we spend  a lot of time in the dark anyway.” She was so right… I question how I ever lived without my Elmo!


Since we worked hard on adding 10 this week.. I made this little Spring freebie. If you follow me on facebook you probably all ready saw this but here is a quick matching activity I made. You can download it below.

Adding +10 Spring Math Center {Free download}


This week I have worked to finish two new products that I am really excited about. We have used both of these in my class this week and I am excited to share them with you. I hope to have them listed this weekend!


This afternoon we had “Spring Cleaning” at school. Each class spent a little time doing some extra cleaning .. I put my little ones to work! They loved it.. but it was probably more work supervising 14 cleaners than it would have been doing it myself! HA! Anyway.. we got rid of lots of dust but no junk! I really need to have a BIG clean-out! My room is so small- and it is so cramped with stuff!


You know what Monday is .. ugh! The downfall of owning your own businesses is no fun this time of the year. We made the trip to our accountant’s office this week and will be having a check writing party this weekend. Enjoy your weekend!


Link up below! Would love for you to join the party!!!


  1. May 17? What! That is cRaZy early! I'm so jealous :)

    Thanks for the freebie! We too have been hard at work adding and subtracting ten from a number! Some of my kiddos have it d-o-w-n....while others need lots more practice.

    Thanks for hosting this linky! I always enjoy linking up!

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  2. I think I've sent you a message before, but I cannot remember, so I'm doing it now :) I just want you to know that you have a former second grade classroom teacher turned homeschooling mom in Mississippi who buys everything you put on TpT and I print every free printable you've got! I love all of your products and so do my girls. I just need you to keep moving up grade levels with us :) Keep up the good work!

  3. Wow...May 17th? That's early. We go later than we have in years...June 6th. Thanks for this fun linky!

    Fun in Room 4B

  4. May 17!! Wow! We go until the 13th of June! I would feel like I would have so much to do too!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  5. Only one month left!! I can only wonder how that feels. We have 2 more month left. Lucky you!

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  6. Thanks for the freebie! I feel as though there are a few students in the classroom who are great helpers other want to be...but like you I feel like it is sometimes more managing than anything else! :)

    Thanks for the great linky!

    Learning to the Core

  7. So jealous! Not out until June...
    We really need to do a deep cleaning!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  8. Both of your products look like they'll be great! Have a nice weekend!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  9. I love my Elmo too. We have 5 in our building and each one has a stuffed Sesame St. character attached to it. Mine is Oscar, although I'm not usually a grouch! I love your linky. Enjoy your May 17 release. I have well over a month more than you!
    A Burst of First

  10. I had an all-day meeting on Monday...writing sub plans was difficult. We can't let our subs use our login on the computer. Planning math was sooo hard without my gadgets, lol. I'm tech dependent.

    You Might Be a First Grader….

  11. Wow, you guys get out so early! That was us earlier when we were finishing building our new schools! The cleaning looks fun! I LOVE your new products-- everything you make is so incredibly cute! I so wish I taught younger grades so I could use the two new ones.. I'm seriously in love with the adorable cover pages you made for them :) Happy Friday!


  12. I love how the kids practiced their math facts on the board. Something new for me to try on Monday! Thanks for hosting this linky. I really enjoy reading the other posts.

    Third Grade Galore

  13. Love that comic!!! Funny! Thanks for hosting a great party!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  14. Thanks so much for the freebie. One of our PLC goals this year was 10 more/10 Less. This will be a great center for them. I am jealous that you are out that early. I would also be in a huge panic as I keep thinking of all the stuff that I have yet to do. :)
    First Grade Funtastic

  15. 34 days left for me... I wish it was May 17th :)

    How does TPT work with taxes? All I have heard is that they don't send a 1099 unless it's over $20,000 - and I'm relatively new at this whole thing, didn't really get anything going until this year. Any input would be helpful.

  16. I love that you put the kiddos to work! We're getting ready for Open House next week and I'll be doing the same thing! Thanks for hosting this awesome linky!

    Lucky to Be in First

  17. I was sitting here reading your comments and thought to myself, I miss my Elmo (my new class doesn't have one) - they are so handy! And I don't mind teaching in the dark either.... hehe

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  18. Love that little comic!! :) My husband owns THREE little businesses. This is definitely not our favorite time of the year either. I fell ya!

    Jealous about May 17th, although our last day is May 31...not TOO far behind!

    Beg, Borrow, Steal

  19. May 17th - you're right that's approaching QUICKLY!! Best of luck on your unavoidable tax filings ;)
    Also, I'll be launching a giveaway soon, and would be honored if you'd be able to offer a donation - we're celebrating my upcoming birthday and gaining 200 followers! Let me know: rivas423@gmail.com
    Antonia @ forkin4th

  20. Just linked up (on a Saturday afternoon).... I guess better late then never. :)
    Fabulous 4th Grade Froggies
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  21. Ugg.... I too have a BIG FAT check to write on Monday... and I am just staring at it! This time of year is a major drag!
    Melissa Leach

  22. What a great linky party! I have seen it everywhere but have not had time to participate yet!

    May 17 is early but we get out May 23 so only a week later.

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

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