May 18, 2017

Five for Friday (May 19th)

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And just like that.. I am DONE! Year #17 is in the books.

Hello Summer vacation!

 

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I bought a box of mini oreo packs at Walmart (18 for $6) and found this perfect free tag/card as an end of the year gift for my first grade babies.

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So cute and so easy!

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Also as an end of the year gift- I framed these cute directed drawing bugs in frames from the Dollar Tree. They turned out super cute!

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Four times a year when I get this good mail- I remind you that you absolutely should be using Ebates if you shop online! This time I ordered a bunch of books from Amazon with my Big Fat Check! HA I had to stock up for my summer reading.

It’s legit friends! Check it out.. Ebates!

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summer

And.. just wanted to give you a heads up that it’s almost time to shut down FFF for summer break. (And, I am kind of thinking about discontinuing it all together but if not I’ll be back on 8.4... I’ll keep you posted!)

May 11, 2017

Five for Friday {May 12th}

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A few weeks ago I shared these Guided Reading Booklets. I am back to remind you or if you just missed that last post to tell you just how awesome they really are.IMG_2448

Each book has 6 pull out readers. The books I have are geared toward first-second but I only used these with my highest reading level group. The text is a little difficult for all my first grade friends.

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The readers have a TON of info in them. Great higher level skills!

And, the best part! You just tear them out and put them to use! No other prepping! The quality is AMAZING! Very thick with a laminated coating.

They are $20 for the books- which include 6 readers (6 copies each = 36 total). And, when I jumped over to the Carson Dellosa website to grab a link I noticed they are having a 30% off sale and free shipping with orders over $25. Great opportunity to stock up for the end of the year or even next year!

Carson Dellosa Guided Reading Books

I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson-Dellosa and have received these products free to review.

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Every year I forget how much I love these little mini flower pots we make for Mother’s Day.

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And, I started early this year and we were finished by Thursday morning. No more late Friday afternoon scrambling to get finished!

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This was actually last Friday.. but I didn’t share last week.

But we had May Day.. and it almost killed me.

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One whole day of games and fun! It was super organized and lots of fun {really!} but I was so worn out! I have NO idea how my little people were still going strong at the end of the day.

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This plastic pool full of tissue paper was part of an obstacle course. They had to dig around to find a little ball.

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And just like that.. one week left. Actually it’s only four days now. Next Friday is a teacher work day.

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The last day with the kids will be Thursday. We have a lot of fun to squeeze into these last days!

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Last weekend was so busy! I had so much squeezed into those two days that I am really looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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May 4, 2017

Five for Friday {May 5th}

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April 27, 2017

Five for Friday {April 28th}

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The sweet people at Carson Dellosa recently sent me a box of Guided Reading materials to review- and I seriously felt like I hit a jackpot at the perfect time!

I got these four Guided Reading Books that have pull apart books for small group time. Let’s be honest- It’s the end of the year and I am ALL ABOUT using anything that takes zero amount of time to prep! And, these were as simple as tearing the books out and folding them down the middle.

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We did some teeth/dental health type stuff last week so this particular set about Caring for your Teeth fit in perfect. I only used these with my highest group of first graders. You get 6 copies of each reader and they come all ready laminated super thick! They were a perfect addition to our reading block time and we had tons of info to talk about and discuss with these little readers.

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I would really recommend checking these out. Here is a website link if you want to read more about them..

Carson Dellosa Guided Reading Books

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We have a great art teacher and program in my little school- and we had our annual art show this week. These were school, district and state winning art pieces. This is only a small sample of some of the artwork that was on display.

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I really don’t know how we could be at the end of the school year. This picture was taken earlier this week- we only have 14 days left now.

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I added a new collection of folded note cards to my Doodle Bugs Paper website this week.

The Faith Collection

Doodle Bugs Paper Website

Doodle Bugs Paper Etsy Store

Doodle Bugs Paper Facebook Page

Doodle Bugs Instagram Account

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Have these Fidget Spinners taken over your school. They only get to come out during recess time in my class. They cause WAY to much distraction. This is one fad I am ready to see disappear! How do you feel about them?

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April 20, 2017

Five for Friday {April 21}

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Grown up Easter Baskets…you are simply never too old for the Easter Bunny in our family!

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Tax Day.. the day you might cry after leaving the post office.

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Thursday was our school’s reading story board turn in date. My kids {and parents} totally knocked it out of the park!

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Directed Drawings are my go to time filler and bulletin board decoration.

This is a set of Spring Directed Drawing.

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20 days friends! 20 days left to squeeze in a whole bunch of learning to a group of wild, spring-feverish first graders. And, it could actually be 19 because I am not sure our exact last day. But, who is counting!?

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