Friday, March 8, 2013

Five for Friday Linky Party {March 8}

I'm linking up with Kasey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday.  Here are 5 random things from my week.  I'm working on updating my blog page, so please excuse the "construction dust" as I try to teach myself how to edit backgrounds, colors, etc.  It is a process!

We are learning about insects this week.  This kiddo loves my ant glasses.  There is an extra lens inside that makes it look like an ant would see with compound eyes.  So cool!

We built cubes from straws and pipe cleaners.  I am working on another post explaining this a little more.  It was fun to see them try to problem solve this task.

A local theater company came to our building and presented Snow White.  My students enjoyed the play, and one student had the opportunity to be a dwarf.  One very observant kiddo told me all the things in the play that were not in the movie :).

My student teacher read the book The Insect Ball today and had students write about whether or not they would like to attend a ball (dance).  I was proud to read this kiddo's writing today!  He has really been struggling and has speech problems.  This was awesome for him :).

"I do not like balls because it would not be fun."

Students are leading most of our circle time.  I've been impressed with their questioning and compliments to one another.

Tomorrow is a day to play "catch up" on all the things I didn't accomplish throughout the week and begin working on report card comments.  What's on your agenda for the weekend?


  1. Love the insect glasses . . . they entertain me too. :) Don't you love it when you can watch the kiddos lead more of circle time. Observing them interact with each other is always fun (and enlightening). I am sleeping in tomorrow -- that's as far into the weekend I've planned. Hope you get caught up.

    1. I am most fascinated with the ant farm. This is the third or fourth year that I've had one, but they are always different. Sleeping in sounds like a wonderful idea!