Friday, March 29, 2013

Five for Friday

Happy Friday!! I am so excited to link up for the second time with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!  

1. Chia Chia!!! Ok so this activity is obviously in the beginning stages, but I have to admit that I am so excited about it!!  I will post about this activity again next week when they actually grow.. but we made chia pets in science this week! I'm going to allow my kiddos to give their "pet" haircuts, but talk about a lesson learned in disguise! We are growing grass, limas, and a flower.    

2. This is the same project we did last year during our goods and services unit!  We found this at Mrs. Saylor's Log and it was super fun!

3. My class is obsessed with post it notes! But have you ever heard of post it TAPE?!  I was introduced to it by our writing specialist (yes, the one I have mentioned in several previous posts) and it works really well !  We use it during writer's workshop.  Everyone knows the thin brown writing paper with handwriting lines.  We also know how easily it rips!  Almost every time a kiddo erases something, it tears!  My biggest pet peeve is when they are almost done creating a book, and it rips.  Because now there are tears.  Tears because we have been working on this book ALL WEEK.  Well, have no fear, post it tape to the rescue!! They can cover the tear or the word they wanted to change, and write ON THE TAPE! 
Now we don't have to start over on our rough drafts!

  4. This was a Short week!! We were only in class Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  (Tuesday we had a field trip and today we are OFF!) Not to mention that yesterday was the 28th, and do you know what that means?!  PAY DAY!! Happy Good Friday to MWA! Off to the mall because........

5. I HAVE BACKSTAGE PASSES TO BILLY CURRINGTON!! I mean I can't meet him in a yucky old outfit? Ew! (Please watch this video so you can hear the way I am saying "Ew")

Happy Weekend Y'al!!


  1. I'm so happy I found your blog! And no you cannot meet Billy in a yucky, old outfit! I mean, EW! Can't wait to see pics of your new outfit and meet and greet!

    P.S. I heart Jimmy Fallon! :)

    Happy to be your newest follower! I blog over at The Teacher Diaries -

  2. Thanks Bren!! I will post pics of the concert! :) Thanks for following..I'll go check out your blog!

  3. I love the Chia activity for science! That is such a great idea!
    I'm your newest follower! I love the quote at the bottom of you blog!

    Fluttering In First

  4. Thank you Jessica!! Just started following you too! :)

  5. SO glad I found another 1st grade blogger who lives in Texas!! Your blog is too cute! Holy smokes, post it tape...awesome! Have fun at the concert! I can't wait to read more.

    For the Love of First Grade

  6. I love those goods & services pictures! I'll definitely need to add that to my plans!

    Lucky to Be in First

  7. LOVE that post-it tape and your cute blog!! My sis and I are your newest followers! =)
    Sister Teachers

  8. I love when I find other teachers from Texas! I teach second grade in Little Elm. We are learning about plants now too. I am on my way over to the other blog you listed - I love the goods and services project. And I love the idea of post it tape! Hate ripped paper! I am really glad to have found your blog through the linky! I am your newest follower!

  9. I enjoyed reading your five! I would be lost without the highlighter tape!!! Happy to be a new follower of your blog! Its so nice to find new first grade teachers to connect with!
    Happy Easter,
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  10. I just got back from Fifth in Middle and linked up by state. I'm so glad I came across your blog. I just became one of your newest followers. I teach for Denton ISD, so it's great to find a fellow blogger not too far away.