Friday, September 6, 2013

Five For Friday {September 6} with a freebie!

I'm linking up with Kasey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday.  It has been a busy 4 day week in my classroom.

Party Time!  We are having a party in our dramatic play center.  Thanks to my mom for helping me create the little cake (made from foam) that my students love!

We've enjoyed more time at labs (centers).  A favorite center is the puzzle center.

My students are loving reading.  Many of them are reading pictures rather than words, but thanks to HeidiSongs, students are picking up on sight words!

In my math center, my student were all about a little matching game I created using cute monster clip art.  Our current theme is "I Am Amazing! I Feel Fine!"  I read "Sad Monster, Glad Monster" and created a few monster themed activities to go along with the book.  You can download your own copy of the matching activity here.

We started writing in our journals this week.  Students really enjoy the picture making part, but they aren't fans of the actual writing part yet.  I am hopeful that they will love writing as much as my students did last year.

I'm off to finish watching the TEACH documentary on CBS then off to bed.  What are you up to this weekend?  Check out the other fun happenings this week at Doodle Bugs Teaching!


  1. Those cakes are fabulous! That would be my favorite place to go! I'm glad teachers start their journals so early in the year. I know your students will love writing after being able to express in drawing. I look forward to seeing more as the year progresses.

    :) Shelley
    The Perks of Teaching Primary

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Shelley! I want my students to love learning and I think journaling is a great way for them to learn to write.