Friday, April 5, 2013

Five for Friday (or maybe six)

Thank you today for being Friday!! Man, this week was exhausting! I think the week after a break is always the hardest!
Got a basket full of candy for Easter. I never really crave candy/sweets, but if I have it...I am going to eat it! So yep...that means I had Easter candy for dinner 3 nights this week! Oops!
I was able to spend Easter with my family! Look at how perfect my niece is! She is just too cute! Love!
I know I told ya'll that I was spending my spring break out in Vail, CO. Well, I had the best time EVER! It was truly amazing! I ended up taking 5 days of ski school and then the last day I was able to ski with friends. I started the trip off learning how to put on skis for the first time and being SO nervous to fall when I got off the chair lift, to skiing on some blacks the last day! Ah, I just loved it! Do you like my snowman I made? haha
Now to the pictures that I actually took today! We started our weather unit this week. I thought this was the pefect activity to tie a little bit of poetry for Poetry Month into our weather unit. I found this adorable freebie from Lori over at Teaching With Love and Laughter HERE. This center was super relaxing today. My students were able to make the 'tear art' rainbows by themselves, no questions asked. They even filled in the poems by themselves! They came out adorable and definitely brightened up the hallway when I hung them up!
Sunny Sounds! I continue to put beginning and ending sound practice at my students centers. They all know their beginning and ending sounds, but I think it is a great review and also great for independent practice! It is really important that my children are able to work independently so I can really focus on my reading groups!
They also wrote the first page in their 'All About Weather' books. I thought this little one did an awesome job!
The weather activities can be found in my weather unit on TPT by clicking the image below
Now, head on over to Doodle Bugs to read what everyone else was up to today!!


  1. I found your blog through the linky party and I am so glad! I'm your newest follower. =)

    K-3 Connection

  2. Your niece is adorable. :) You look good with a baby :) So glad ya had a blast skiing. You dear are braver than I am. I would have fallen into the snow and refused to move :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. Your "sunny sounds" activity looks great. Glad you had fun in CO!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  4. I love Vail. I think Ski School is the BEST :) We go to Beaver Creek (right up the road) and I just think it is the prettiest place I have ever been (that is not an ocean) :)

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  5. Just found your blog through five for Friday! Super cute!
    Primary Buzz

  6. Look at that beautiful baby! So cute! Your rhymes came out amazing. The children did a splendid job! Love the tear paper rainbows!

    ΡΌ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  7. I LOVE Reese's pieces eggs. I ate an entire bag last week. Addictive little things.

  8. I love candy for dinner! Yum! :) I live in South Florida too! You are CRAZY to love the snow so much!!!

    Ms. Shope's Class

  9. I did the rainbow rhyme this week, too, and I actually toyed with doing tear-art rainbows, but decided against it because of something else going on that day. Yours make me wish I had done it!I just mounted them on the same color of paper as the color they wrote about. Next year for sure I'm going the tear art!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten
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  10. Caitlin, your kids are really writing! I have to keep telling my students "Write more than one sentence." I just put up some spring freebies on my blog, including a writing prompt with a word bank for spring. If you have a second, please stop by! :)


    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight