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Friday, January 18, 2013

It's Finally Friday!

Since it's Friday and a 3 day weekend on top of that, I am going to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday.

Here are five random things that happened in my classroom this week...

1. We wrapped up the Math portion of the MAP assessment this week.  In WI, K5 only takes the math portion.  Most of my little owls met their goal score and a few are going to need some serious tough love because they knew just about all of those skills inside and out and still didn't meet those scores.  :(

2. I won two different blog giveaways this week.  I never win these things so you can only imagine how excited I was. 

3. We tried out the snowball fight activity that I was reading about everywhere this week.  My kiddos LOVED it!  We practiced our sight words using this activity.

4. In Science we are focusing on objects.  Today's lesson was on how objects move.  I busted out the paint and we showed how we move string, cars, and marbles and painted with them.  Kids were messy afterwards, the tables were messy afterwards, but they sure could tell my how those objects were moving.

5. I have been playing around with some of my own station activity creations lately.  I decided since we were being tested on beginning sounds with our PALS assessment this week (YES, another test this week!  This one is not even all done yet!) I would bring out my owl themed beginning sounds activity.  The kids loved it.  If you would like a copy of the beginning sounds owl, leave your name and e-mail and I will send it your way.  I haven't played around with google docs yet so I have to do it the slow, old-fashion way.  :)
There you have it-my 5 random things.  Now head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and link up to share your Five for Friday!

~Erin

20 comments:

  1. Love your owls! My blog is owl inspired as well. I haven't heard about the snowball fight...where did you find the idea?
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten
    Elizabeth

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    1. I saw that Rowdy in Room 300 did a post about it lately. I don't know which blog I saw it on first though.

      Your blog is super cute! My classroom is owl themed as well this year. Can never have too many owls. :)

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    1. Thank you! I was super surprised by the winnings. Definitely made my days. :)

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  3. Congratulations on the giveaways. It's always fun to open your email to find surprises :) Your owls are super cute!

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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    1. Thank you! It was beyond fun to see the great surprises. I always enter and then get disappointed when I see that I was like one or two numbers away from the number selected. :)

      I took a peed at your blog. Beyond cute. Love the name!

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  4. I would love a copy of the owl theme beginning sound game. I love owls as well. They are really cute. Congratulations as well.

    Thanks,
    Melissa
    mizemelissa@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you! I sent the owl beginning sounds your way. Let me know if you have any problems with the attachment.

      Enjoy!

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    2. Marble painting is so much fun!! Congrats on winning 2 giveaways! Awesome!

      Megan
      Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
      Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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    3. Oh my goodness! I love marble painting with my kiddos. They get so excited and are on their best behavior b/c they want to be able to do it again the future. :)

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  5. I would love a copy! My kiddos NEED practice with beginning sounds.

    Angelia
    Extra Special Teaching

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    1. What is your e-mail? I can send one to you then.

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  6. Hi Erin! I'm so glad you found my blog! Your blog is adorable and totally owlicious! Love the idea of painting with objects to show motion. I'm sure the kids had a total blast with it! Man am I jelly, I never win those contests. Not for lack of trying though! One of these times it just may go my way :) I'm happy to be your newest follower!

    Oh! And I would looove the owl beginning sounds center! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Khrys
    Kool.in.kinderland@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for following! I sent the file your way! Enjoy!

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  7. Hooray! Another Kindergarten blog to follow! I love meeting other Kindergarten teachers and seeing what is happening in their classrooms! I love forward to exploring your blog more in depth! Thanks for your Five for Friday. I love the "Tell Me Something Good" linkys too and plan to join that one as well. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for following. I love linkys as well! They are so much fun and I love the various topics that are picked for the linkys. Look forward to hearing from you again.

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  8. Wow, what a busy, wonderful week. I am your newest follower.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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    1. Thank you for following. Yes, it was quite the week. However, keeping busy makes the week feel like it is going faster. :)

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  9. I love that science/painting activity!! So cute! I'm your newest follower!
    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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    1. Thank you for following. I am following your blog as well. I loved all of your ideas! I'm always looking for ways to make science engaging and exciting for my kinders.

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