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Friday, February 15, 2013

Five for Friday 2.3


Happy Friday to all! We have made it past Valentines Day! This next part of the year is such a great time in first grade. We get a good long stretch without any interruptions and last year my firsties really took off. 
Well, let's get to it! Teaming up with Kacey on this fabulous linky. 

1. We learned about comparative endings this week and along came this lovely anchor chart. Pardon my birds, I'll practice my drawing skills at some point. I found this great comparative ending go-fish game and my friends really enjoyed it. I love teaching this because I always enjoy being the "TALLEST" in my room. This is one of the many reasons I teach 1st and not 5th, I'm the tallest. Haha

2. We did lots of fun Valentine activities. I gave out highlighters for our next Math unit and sweethearts for treats on Thursday. One of my student's mom made these adorable SMORE treats and I got the best Valentine treat.
"I was 'soapin' you'd be my Valentine!"

 One activity involved our favorite character, JUNIE B. We read this:
and then practiced using details that we remembered to summarize each chapter. We loved finding out who Junie B's secret admirer was!!

3. I found a great adjective lesson that also allowed us to eat some candy hearts. We had a page of adjectives on one side and then a Valentine's mad gab story on the other. You drop the candy heart on the mat and whatever adjective it landed on we would record it on the next blank. My firsties created the funniest stories and giggled forever at their silliness. We ended the lesson by getting to describe Miss A using adjectives. You should try it out, its a great comic relief and confidence boost ha. I was described with these adjectives:
~funny teacher
~beautiful hair
~craziest teacher
~tall boots (I told you I like to be tall)
~shiny eyes

4. My necklace got caught on something this week and broke at the clasp, but have no fear, the teacher was here. It is currently being held together with a trusty PAPERCLIP

5. Funny school stories:
My kids are still talking about Punxsutawney Phil, they loved him and this week one of our books mentioned him again. 
BC asked the funniest questions: "So is he the only groundhog that gets our vote on spring or winter?" then he came back later and asked "So what happens if he gets killed or dies can we look that up?" 

We were playing a math game for Go-Math and one problem required the student to take some peppers off the scale. KE was having trouble with moving them on the SMARTboard and yelled "Get out of here, you peppers!" I wish you were there it was so funny in the moment.

Today I got asked: "Do you spelling going to "gowingto" 
I had to explain to him that it was actually two words not one!

~Happy Valentines Day yesterday!


  1. Your blog is adorable! I love the comparative endings anchor chart.

  2. Sounds like you had a busy week. I love how you did the little picture montage at the top!
    I love hearing the kiddos talk when they are working!
    I found your blog through the Five for Friday! I am a new follower!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  3. we love junie b in our classroom! I have been thinking about doing some follow up activities with the books instead of using them as just read alouds..

  4. "Gowingto" is better than "gonna", which is how they all spell it here! Looks like an exciting week!

    Reading Toward the Stars

  5. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love Junie B! That soap Valentine is WAY cute!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  7. How cute! My kids have love Punxsutawney Phil...I don't know why they are stuck on him! I like it! :) I'm your newest follower!!

  8. You had a busy week! I like your comparative endings chart - your birds are cute! Following you, Sara

  9. I love your paperclip fix! Only a teacher can be so resourceful! I'll bet you have sharpies in your purse (I do!) I also really like the comparatives anchor chart- I will use that idea and have kids make more with different words, I think. Thanks for sharing! Visit my blog when you have time!