October 2, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 2nd}


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.

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Hello October! I just adore you! I love the cuteness of Halloween and was ready to start celebrating a new month this past Thursday.

And.. I absolutely LOVE my new black calendar pocket chart from Scholastic! Makes changing our classroom calendar a breeze!

You can also grab my free Halloween Calendar Cards in my store! (As well as calendar cards for all the other months too!) They fit in the pocket chart perfect.

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We always do this cut and spell activity at the first of each month. It’s simple and quick. This can be found in my Halloween Unit.

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Speaking of quick and fast. A perfect time filler that my kids always love is to practice spelling (or any kind) of words using chart paper and markers. I just cut the chart paper into 1/3 and they spread out on the floor.

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Our phonics story this week is about a bug who makes hut out of a nut. I picked these acorns up out of my yard and had them in this little bowl on our special book table. They went crazy over these. And, I totally used them as bribery! Ever given out an acorn as a being quietest award?! Yea, me either! But, it worked!

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I blogged a few days ago about parent communication from the Mailbox Gold program. If you missed it I would love for you to jump over and see a few different options the Mailbox Gold has for communication. HERE is the blog post!

I truly hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Link up your blog post below!


  1. I LOVE your black pocket chart! I have a ton of blue ones, boo! But black would go perfect with my classroom colors. I need to shop scholastic LOL!

  2. What a creative way to practice spelling words! Love it!

  3. Love the nut huts! What is the story called? That sounds interesting.

  4. love the black pocket chart! also love the freebie calendar cards! we use them every month and my kiddos get so excited to see what the new patterns will be! thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you for hosting this very fun weekly link-up!
    I love your black pocket chart - and using chart paper sized for kids is such a great way to practice spelling words!
    :o) Pamela
    Hedgehog Reader

  6. I love this Linky Party idea! I'm going to have to jump in next week since I'm a day late-lol!

    I also like your idea of students writing their spelling words on a strip of chart paper! What do you do with it afterwards when they're finished practicing their words?

  7. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing all your creativity. I love those notecards that you send home with positivity. I bet parents and kids love that connection.