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Five for Friday

January 24, 2015 7 Comments

Excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching today for some five for Friday fun!  

Why is it that short weeks always seem the craziest?! Anyone else feel that way? Well, I was dreading the week ahead on Tuesday morning until this little cutie walked through the door.  She has me figured out and brought me a little pick me up present so we could be “twinsies!” (Please excuse the HUGE microphone pack sticking out of my side and all my fancy “jewelry” around my neck). I love my Minnie Mouse ears and this little ray of sunshine.  On Tuesday, she dressed as Minnie and then on Wednesday I turned around during indoor recess and she was in a full Ariel costume equipped with matching doll!  Sigh…girl after my own Disney loving heart!

(This word building activity is from Teaching with Love and Laughter)

We started studying long vowels this week with a focus on Long A cvce pattern.  My kids LOVE all of the Electric Company songs and were huge fans of this magic e tune.  If you’re not familiar with their letter songs youtube electric company immediately!  It’s a teacher’s dream and makes phonics lessons so much more fun!  The kids seemed to get it with a LOT of hands on practice!  Monday we start with Long I, bring it on!

 We are in the middle of our Informational Chapter Books unit in writing workshop and this little cutie spent her recess time designing her own “How Can I Teach My Reader?” chart. She made my teacher heart so happy!

We spent a lot of time learning about Martin Luther King Jr. this week and the kids’ were fascinated by him, as they should be.  We capped off our study with these adorable directed drawings from Mrs Miners Monkey Business.  It was free on TPT and I love how they all came out so differently!  The kids really view themselves as artists when they do directed drawings.  It’s great!

I know that I’m biased but he may be the cutest little pup I’ve ever seen!  I found this little love-bug passed out after being at the puppy hotel for a weekend stay while my husband and I were on a mini vaca.  He played so hard all weekend with his new friends that he couldn’t manage to keep his head up when he got home.  #rufflife 

 I will be curling up on the couch working on my mid-course check in report for my SGO’s this weekend.  Anyone else in the same boat at this time of the year?  I can’t look at anymore things like this…bleh! 
Anyway, have a great weekend everyone!  


  • Sweet Sweet Primary January 24, 2015 at 3:44 am

    I think we all had a long week, even though it was a short one. Gotta love inside recess.

  • Jayme January 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    So true! Indoor recess is never enough for the kids to get their wiggles out. Have you tried GoNoodle? It has saved my sanity during indoor recess.

  • Molly January 24, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Your MLK portraits are awesome! Love the Minnie ears – I'm headed to Disneyland in March!

    ā˜˜ Molly
    Lucky to Be in First

    P.S. You're a no-reply blogger (google it or email me and I can let you know how to fix it!)

    • Jayme January 25, 2015 at 12:26 am

      Molly! Thank you so much, I had no idea! I just googled it and fixed it. I was wondering why I wasn't hearing back from anyone. I really appreciate your help, it's clear that I'm a newbie huh?!

      You're going to love Disneyland. My students figure out my Disney obsession very quickly, never fails!

  • Janet January 25, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Your puppy is ADORABLE! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

    Mrs. D's Firsties

  • Jayme January 25, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks so much Janet! He's a very playful but sweet boy!

  • A. Monroe January 26, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Hi Jayme.
    Congrats on your new blog. It's always so fun and inspiring to see what is going on in other classrooms.
    Best of luck.
    School Is a Happy Place

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    Hi! Iā€™m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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