Saturday, October 26, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for
Honestly, I can't believe my littles made it through this week, so Friday could not come fast enough! Add in a Teacher Workday on Monday, and I think they'll be fine by Tuesday. Poor things! We had CogAt Testing this week, and rearranged their schedules for related arts and recess, and their desks for testing security, so they were tired, off balance, and displaced.

Because there was so much "bubbling in", we celebrated the end today with Bubble Magic!  First, while some classes were still testing, we very quietly learned to blow bubbles without wands. Add a little dish soap and a little glycerin to your regular bubble mix and pour it into very shallow dishes. We used lids for some science containers. Be sure your entire hand is covered in the bubble mixture, then experiment with using the okay sign, making a "diamond" with your forefingers and thumbs, etc. Dip them in, and blow gently. The kids were A-Mazed they didn't need bubble wands to blow real bubbles, and, BONUS! Desks were super clean! (Clean up bubbly desks by wiping the surface dry, then spray on some rubbing alcohol and wipe clean to cut through the soapy mess.)
Later, we chewed bubble gum and some of us taught others of us how to blow bubbles. We made a quick list of directions for some "how-to" writing later in the year.
 
 

 

 


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, we PINKED OUT today - even my boys were into it!




I learned to make a fishtail rainbow loom bracelet this week. My eleven-year-old and nine-year-old daughters could spend hours sitting at that thing, so I asked for a lesson. Mine turned out pretty well, I thought. BTW, I already knew how to make the "original" one!

It's my mom's birthday (and my puppy's) tomorrow, my mother-in-law's Monday, and my brother's mother-in-law's was yesterday. Isn't that weird?
I'll be baking two cakes, serving one meal, having one luncheon, attending one dinner, and buying one doggie treat this weekend!

I don't know if y'all know, but First Grade Wow has the most incredible Cinderella unit for free in Google Docs. I found it today, and printed, copied, laminated, and cut all afternoon! It's adorable, perfectly aligned to second grade common core, and, like I said, FREE!
Jump over and pick yours up!



One of my BBBs has a fabul-o-tastic Fairy Tales Unit, too. Heidi Harrell, from In That Room has her Fabulous Fairy Tales AND her Stone Soup Folk Tale units on SALE right now at TPT.  They are awesome! Be sure to check out her store - it's all on sale!



Hugs,
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