October 30, 2015

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 30th}


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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Do you read Spookley to your school babies? This is such a sweet and fun little book that is always a class favorite. This year we made these super fun Spookley pumpkins. IMG_0284 IMG_0282

I also bought the Spookley movie from Amazon a few weeks ago and left it with a sub one day. My first graders loved it! (and with Amazon Prime it was only $4.00.. score!)

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We also did this sequencing activity with the Itsy Bitsy Spider and did a quick directed drawing for the top. The words are for the poem are found in my Spider Unit.


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If you need a quick (no prep) math activity.. I would suggest sorting coins. This literally takes about 2 minutes to get together and the kids love it. And, they need the practice! We will be adding in quarters soon. Money identification is always a hard skill for some to pick up.


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October 15th marks the beginning of my Christmas season with my stationery business. It will be crazy busy for the next two months but it is always exciting. I have a few holiday shows coming up in November so I am working on getting things together for those. My ordering deadline is usually the last weekend in November so that will be approaching really fast!

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I screenshotted (is that a word?!?) this image from instagram a few days ago. I wish I remembered who I grabbed it from to give credit.. but it is TOTALLY true! Patience and wisdom are pretty important.

I hope you have a spooky and fun Halloween. I am posting this before school on Friday but our day is packed with Halloween fun. We are going trick or treating in the morning, Halloween party and a Halloween themed pep rally for our high school football team. It is sure to be  day packed with sugar highs and hopefully lots of patience for me!

Happy Halloween!! Link up your Five for Friday post below.


  1. I am loving those Spooklys! My kids loved the story and I'll have to look for that video :-)

  2. I love your itsy bitsy spider sequencing activity :) so cute!

  3. I LOVE your pumpkins and spiders! What fun activities!! Coin sorting is for sure something that every grade can practice! Thanks for the easy no prep activity!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  4. Thank you for hosting another week of the link up. I love all of the Halloween/Fall activities that are so popular this time of year. Your Spookley pumpkins came out great. It's such a cute story too!

    Grade School Giggles

  5. I love your spiders and coin sorting ideas! So cute and effective!

  6. How did you make that fireworks-looking display in your first picture? It's incredible!

  7. Thank you so much for the linky! You're Spooklys are adorable!

  8. Love the Spookly pumpkins! They are each so unique and cute!

    Thanks for hosting a fabulous linky party!

    Blessings, McKenzie

  9. Your Spookly display is amazing!! Thank you so much for always hosting this great linky!

  10. Oh my goodness, everything is so cute!! I need to go and scoop up that video for next year! Thanks for the fun linky!

  11. Such adorable Spooklys! I'm also loving the Christmas labels, it's getting to be that time already! I'll need to check it out. Thanks :)