Saturday, May 18, 2013

Five for Friday on Saturday!

Five for Friday on Saturday!  

1.  Ready for this... only 14 days left!  That is right!  Actually, for me it will only be 12 because I will have to miss two days due to a trip.  WOO HOO!  I am ready for summer!

2.  Every year we make these pretty flowers!  My friend made a template in our first or second year teaching and I have used it every year.  The kids LOVE their own flowers and I LOVE them too!

 2. and 3.  This week all of our centers were about plants as we finished up learning about what plants need and how plants grow.  So, numbers 2 and 3 are both center activities.  In the picture above, the students create a setting that shows what plants need to grow.  Then they label the picture.  They turned out really cute.  We glue real seeds in the "dirt". The picture below is the cover of a lapbook.  The students completed plant lapbooks and they turned out great.

4.  This week our story was Alexander Graham Bell.  It was a basic biography that provided the students with some good information about how the telephone was invented.  It is SO hard for the kids to imagine a time without a telephone.  I used this adorable template from Leslie Ann at Life in First Grade.   They had a ton of fun making their phones.  They wrote facts about Alexander Graham Bell and what they think he would have thought of the cell phone!  Some thought he would like the cell phone so he could walk around and talk and a few thought he would be confused by all of the buttons and not know how to make it work! 

5.  This year, the way they have done testing, we have had some sort of testing going on constantly for two weeks straight and we have it continuing for two more weeks!  Our literacy facilitator began having people share their happy places with each other to keep a sense of calm in the building.  I shared a picture of the beach.  Just looking at a picture takes me back to the soothing sounds of the ocean.  
     If your school is anything like mine, I know testing time can be crazy. For the younger grades, we have benchmark testing but we have to be SILENT in the halls because of the other people benchmark testing and EOG testing.  SO, during these next few weeks, I will be sending myself to this happy place and hoping that my kiddos follow suit!  

Happy Saturday!



  1. We love all of your Plant activities!! Looks like fun!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. Thanks! Plants and living organisms are my favorite science units to teach!

  2. I love the seed picture! I will have to pin that to do for science :) The beach is my happy place too :) Good luck with testing, we just finished ours last week!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

    1. Thanks! I can't wait to be done with testing!


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