Five for Friday

Here's a quick look at my week...
1. I've spent a lot of my down time loving on this little sweetie!  He really seems to like his new bed.

2.  We are studying Plant Growth and Development in science.  Our school system uses Foss kits that are sent to us four times a year.  My students really enjoy all the hands on activities that the kits include.  This week we observed dry bees.  I don't know if you ever smelled dry bees but they stink!  Students had to glue their bee on a toothpick for observation.  Several girls were scared to death of the bees.  I assured them that they wouldn't come to life and sting them.  Here are our dried bees on a stick!

3.  This week my class went to see The Hundred Dresses at our local theatre.  Two of my students had parts in the play, so it was fun to watch them act.  The girls did a wonderful job.  One of them had a lead role as Peggy.  She was amazing!  She is in the yellow dress.
Every student that went to see the play was given a copy of the book.  The Hundred Dresses is a great book to read when addressing bullying with your students.
4.  I've been working on a math workstation activity for a first grade teacher in my building.  It should be finished this weekend.  They're called Math Mats.  Here's a sneak preview!

5.  This will be me tomorrow morning...

My daughter has a soccer game at 7:30 in the morning.  This means we will have to leave home around 5 am.  It is expected to be in the low 30s at game time.  I am not looking forward to it!!

This is what I've been up to this week!  Head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up with Kacey and give us your Five for Friday!


  1. Look at the puppy!!! We're having some colder than normal weather here, too. I hope you stay warm tomorrow!

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  2. I will be at a 9:00 am soccer game in the morning. It will be in the 40s here and I will be dressed like you in a sweatshirt, hats, gloves, and a scarf. I thought we were done with these COLD soccer games, hopefully this is the last one.

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  3. What?!? They still play soccer in that weather? Good gracious! You are a very good mama! Can't wait to see your Math Mats!

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  4. I'm gonna come steal your puppy. ;-) I have never heard of using those bees! Very cool!
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  5. Um, I'd have to skip that game and say the "alarm didn't go off, honey." Of course, it's about 70 degrees in my house and I have a blanket on.


  6. Puppy...super cute!
    Love Hundred Dresses!
    Weather...not cute at all! I am in flip flops!
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  7. Oh my goodness, your puppy is just adorable! I would never leave the poor thing alone:)) Oh soccer days. My daughters played for years, but never in snow!! Just early games at the beach park as I watched all the waves I was missing, lol!! Good luck!

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