Saturday, October 18, 2014

Five for Friday and TWO Giveaways!

I'm tired, and it was SUCH a short week!  Is that strange?  We had Monday off and a PD day on Tuesday.  I'm linking up again with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky.

We've been working on using rounding to estimate.  I created a set of fall-themed story problems for students to sort into two categories: exact answer and estimate.  We folded 12" x 18" paper in half. One side was the "exact answer side". The other was the "estimate" side.  The students needed to read each problem, highlight the key words, and then decide whether to estimate or not.  They were so excited, because we used "fall colored" paper and crayons.  They are so easy to please!  

Not one, but TWO, giveaways are happening now and will end on October 20th! 

Marine at Tales of a Very Busy Teacher is having a giveaway to celebrate her new blog design.  

Fran at Primary Essentials is also hosting a giveaway!  She's celebrating 500 TPT Followers.  
Both giveaways started TODAY and will run through October 20th. Don't miss out! Head over to Tales of a Very Busy Teacher AND Primary Essentials to enter!

The students created crowns this week out of paper,sequins, and glittery foam shapes.  These crowns will be the inspiration for some descriptive writing.  Students planned and began to write detailed descriptions of the crowns using specific details.  We were elbow deep in glue and art supplies, so I never took pictures! 

This is my sweet friend of FORTY years. Yes, FORTY years!  She and I spent a friends' day out on Monday having lunch, getting mani/pedis, and shopping at Hobby Lobby.  I'm so blessed to have such a loving and faithful lifetime friend.

We've started our point of view unit.  To jazz things up and make it fun, we started with the traditional version of The Three Little Pigs and, of COURSE, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We also used Deb Hanson's Perspectives Craftivity. I had to adapt it a little, since it was intended for older students.  

Have a wonderful weekend, and don't forget to visit Doodle Bugs Teaching to read more Five for Friday posts.  


  1. Making crowns sounds like a great way to start writing descriptive sentences- love that!