Friday, May 16, 2014

Five For Friday

Only one more week left of school. Wow that sentence sounds crazy! I am so excited to start summer vacation but also sad to see my kiddos move on. We have had a great year and have one more fabulous week planned. I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share the MANY adventures we have had this week!

**Update** I just found this FABULOUS new linky from Emily at Style Closet to Classroom and since my first two Five for Fridays are about two very FABULOUS things, I am joining up! It is called Friday Fabulist! Post about anything fabulous you want to share!
One of my favorites ways to treat myself is with a Birchbox subscription. This is the my 9th Birchbox and I LOVE them. If you are not familiar with you should be!
Just go to and fill out a profile. For $10 a month you get a box with five or six samples of deluxe beauty and lifestyle products (there is a box for men too)! This is great for yourself and a great gift! In fact, I gave my sisterinlaw a 3 month subscription for Christmas. So for three months she got a present. I love getting a cute box full of treats!! 

And because you can't pamper yourself too much I also subscribe to Ipsy, just like Birchbox, you go online, fill out a profile and for $10 a month you get  5-6 samples in a VERY cute bag. Here is this months bag and samples! Not only are the sample great but the different bags each month are fabulous!  

Now that I have fully pampered myself this month, let's talk about Kindergarten!
Camping Day
A huge thanks to my fabulous hubby for helping me set up  setting up and taking down the tent in my classroom to kickstart our summer fun unit. The kids had a blast taking turns in the tent reading!
 We colored and cut out tents to make a picture graph.
Would you like to camp in a tent?
We decorated tents for our pictures! 
Then we made S'mores!!!! YUM!
 We graphed our favorite part of the s'more.

 At the end of the day, we made these adorable paper s'mores and we chose if we would  "want s'more" s'mores!

**All the fabulous clip art I used is from the collection "Love Me Tinder" from Lettering Delights.**
Click on the link below to check them out.

Picnic Day

We talked about ants, voted on our favorite picnic food (hamburgers or hotdogs), made a paper picnic, made buggy visors, and ate ants on a log! This is a day that as a grade level we are working on to add more to it. If you have any ideas, I would love to know about them!

Pirate Adventure Days
So much fun we had to spread it over two three days!
After reading about pirates, we made puppets and a booklet (this is a great review of color words since they have to read each page and color the parts of the pirate a certain color). I have had these two projects forever and have no idea where they came from!

We have read so many good Pirate books the past few days.
Our favorites have been The Night Pirates & Pirates Love Underpants!

We are still in the middle of making these super cute pirates from Deanna Jump's Pirate Math and Literacy pack!

I will post our finish products next week!

Our essential question for our Pirate Adventure Days was: Why do pirates wear patches?
I had all the kids write what they thought and then we  "googled" the answer. I must say I was very impressed with the kids' thoughts and one was very close to the actual answer!

**In case you were wondering, they wore them so they could quickly see below deck after being out in the sun!**
Another on of our favorite books was, Pirates Don't Change Diapers!
There is a great resource pack {here}!
Here is some of our writing from the pack..."What Treasure Would You Want to Find?"

 "I have gold coins and necklaces."
 "Chocolate gold is my favorite gold"
 "Money - I want money because it makes me rich. And because I can give it away." - this from my child wanting to be Mayor when he grows up!
 "I hope gems and gold are in my chest."
"I would want gold."

Look for Pirate Adventure Day 3 next week.

For now I am off to get ready for Field Day at our school!

I hope you are all having a wonderful last few days or weeks of school. What do you do fun to help keep your super excited kiddos' attention this close to summer break?
Leave a comment and link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and share!


  1. What a fun week you have had! Today is also my field day but I am taking the day off to visit my daughter! I tried BirchBox and since so many bloggers like it so much I may go back and try it again! This week I tried a clothing service called Twice.

    Thanks for sharing your week!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. I has been fun and will continue into next week. Smart move missing field day. Although this year was so organized and smooth we actually had a good time this morning! I do love Birchbox. You may want to try Ipsy if you already tried Birchbox.

  2. Gee, you all are up and at it early. Loved looking at your week. Kids always love the changing of themes, but I know it is a lot of work. Thanks for all you do for children.

    1. Thank you! It is a lot of work but so worth it!!! I have been called the "Best Teacher Ever" multiple times a day for the past week!

  3. I want to be in your class! I bet your kiddos can't wait to get to school. so much fun integrated with lots of learning!

  4. Kindergarten looks like so much fun that for a few seconds I think I want to teach it. :) I love my 4th/5th graders but the kinders are adorable!


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