Monday, April 1, 2013

Five for Friday!

      It is time for Five for Friday!  This Five for Friday is EXTRA special!  You might ask why and I will tell you!  Today is a training day and next week is spring break!  No, I am not heading on a fancy vacation, but I am heading to Ohio to visit family and friends! 

Monday is Opening Day for the Cincinnati Reds!  Unfortunately, the game is sold out and I didn't realize I would be home until it was too late to get tickets!  I am, however, having a SALE at my TpT site on Monday in honor of Opening Day!  Make sure to check it out! 

My kiddos this year are huge sports fans and they share a love of Amelia Bedelia, so I was inspired to get a set of activities ready for the book Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia.  I am planning on using this with them after spring break.  This packet includes five literacy response activities in color and black and white.  They ask the students to analyze the characters and their traits and understand and explain idioms.  If you love Amelia Bedelia, you will love this story and these activities!

3. So today's training was on standards based report cards. Our county attempted to move toward a standards based two years ago without a lot of planning or piloting it to see how parents would perceive it. They looked back and realized they made some mistakes. One, in particular. was that every CCSS for math in 1st grade is listed! The math report card alone is two pages! This year they took the time to create, tweak, and pilot a new one. Today we learned about that new report card. It looks MUCH better! What are your thoughts on standards based report cards? Do you have any suggestions?

4. This week I spent my last few dollars that the school gives us to spend on my classroom! Check out the goodies I bought! Aren't they cute?

5. This last one is for my southern friends! As I type, we are driving up to Ohio for spring break!

Don't forget to head over to Doodle Bugs to link up! Click on the picture below!

For those on spring break this coming week, enjoy the week! I know I will!


  1. Hi, I just found your blog through the linky party. I'm a native Cincinnatian currently living on NC and I am a huge Reds fan. I'm so excited about baseball season starting. I love that tshirt. I'm your newest follower. Have a great spring break.

    Teacher of Scholars

    1. Katrina,
      I'm so glad you found my blog! I live in Charlotte too! We go to Knights games but they aren't the same!

  2. Hi Miss King!
    I just found your blog through a linky! I am also a NC Blogger and teach first grade. Stop by sometime.

    1. Hi! Thanks for following my blog! I am following yours too! I'm always glad to meet other NC bloggers!

  3. Hi Miss King! Found your blog through the "Linky Party" I'm a new blogger from Texas. I currently teach 1st grade and LOVE it! Feel to stop by sometime. I'll be looking through your blog as soon as I post this. =)


    One Fab Teacher

  4. Just found your blog through April's Currently! I love it and am happy to say I'm your newest follower.

    Granny Goes to School

    1. I'm glad we found each other's blogs!

  5. Hi there,
    I love your idea of the opening day sale...what a fun thing to celebrate. You are starting your spring break and I'm returning from mine on Monday -- we had 2 glorious weeks off. :o) enjoy!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After


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