Friday, April 26, 2013

Five + 1 for Friday

1. This has been a very looooonnnnnng week! I am not always cheerful. I was down right crabby during the week. Yep...It's true. I'm sure my students don't always like having to fix mistakes. They don't thank me when I have high expectations for them. Shocking isn't it? What amazes me is that at the end of a day that's been filled with my high expectations for my owlets in behavior and work they still hug me and smile as they go out the door.

2. Finally we have been able to get outside. Earth Day morning we cleaned the wooded area around our school. The next day we estimated and weighed the amount of trash we were able to collect. It was wonderful to spend time outside enjoying the sights and sounds of spring.

3.  After collecting trash we came inside and ate dirt and worms!
All items used in this snack were recycled, reused or reduced!
4. The pull of the great outdoors was just too much for me this week. Out we went again on Wednesday! We did our Daily 5 Word Work together outside. The sun felt so good...I'm ready for more!
Please share some ideas with me about what I can do with sidewalk chalk next week.
The forecast looks sunny and warm!
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It's easy and if you follow my link I get points! You can even earn different badges. Please help me get on the leader board by following me to Carson-Dellosa!

6. I'm sneaking another one in here! We are working really hard on fluency. First graders amaze me! I have several students who couldn't read more than a couple of sight words at the beginning of the year and now...Wow! What a blessing it is to lead these learners into a deeper understanding in the whole reading process. Click on the picture to grab some fluency posters for you classroom. Please rate the product if you download it...Thanks!

Freebie Fridays


  1. I am on my way to check out Carson Dellosa Super fan! I never knew it existed and I love EVERYTHING Carson Dellosa.

    I also love the idea about the dirt and worms. I bet the kids enjoyed it so much! I am putting this down as a snack for Earth Day next year. Too cute!

    Lucky in Learning

  2. I love your owls, and your dirt and worms! I'm Brandee, your newest follower! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. You?! Grumpy? Ha ha. It actually makes me feel good hearing that, cause I was that way Thursday afternoon. And yes, I still get hugs, too :))

    Eating dirt and worms sounds FUN!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  4. I had my grumpy moments this week too. I'm glad to know I'm in good company. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  5. Hi Jennifer,
    I love to see my students progress in decoding and fluency - how exciting for you too. Hope next week is much better. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. I just downloaded "Owl about Fluency," and I love it! Can't wait to use it in my classroom. Thanks so much! :) Also, I rated the product on TPT. Thanks again! :)


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