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Friday, November 28, 2014

Five for Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I am taking full advantage of my break from school to write a post, and of course I am linking up with Doodle Bugs. It has been a busy two weeks! ( I feel like I say this every time I post, BUT it is true every time...I swear!)
Some big things have happened since my last Five for Friday and I am SO excited to share them! 

I am going to start out with the fact that I have only one (that's right you heard me!) assignment left between me and my first semester of Grad school. One. one. One!!!
I can not wait for the break. Hopefully while I am on break I will have more time to blog because lets be honest that is what is slowing me down. Ok, but for real I am so excited. 

My favorite Thanksgiving related craft we did this year was our Teepees! The kids loved these and totally got into it. A couple of the kiddos even wrote stories on their bags using just the picture symbols.  After we finished our craft we watched the movie Spirit. Always a kid favorite.  We also did super cute turkey handprints to give to our families, but I forgot to get a picture of those. They turned out super cute too.  Did I mention that these teepees were super easy also? Just a brown paper bag with a triangle cut out and some twine to tie it together at the top. I will definitely do them again!

I'm gonna take you back in time here, y'all. This is going to happen for two reasons. One, this event happened about two weeks ago and I didn't get to blog about it, and also because well for one whole week we channeled the 1950s. 
The event, you ask? The 50th day of school! Let me tell you, it was the best day of the year so far. 

Here is a picture of me and the three lovely pink ladies that I teach with. They are so much fun!

We started out the day with a sock hop. I made a youtube playlist of songs from Grease, The Beach Boys, and other classic hits. As soon as the announcements were over we were dancin'. We danced so hard my ribs hurt from doing the twist! 

The kids had so much fun and I think they were totally worn out!

In the afternoon, we had Rootbeer floats and Tootsie Rolls and did the limbo. It was a great time!

One of my team members and I purchased Renee Dooly's Nifty Fifties Unit and used that for activities throughout the week. It was such a great find. You can find it here in her store!

I found these huge glasses at Dollar Tree and couple of months ago and finally found something to use them for! ---That sentence would only come out of the mouth of a teacher, am I right? :) I had been doing my sight words a little differently, but I made a change and I think I am totally loving it. I know the kids are. I choose one person every day to first read all the sight words to the class and then lead the class in reading them as well. Of course the whole time they have to be wearing the glasses to improve their eye sight! I am sure that this has been done before and it isn't some huge shocker of an idea, but it is just so fun and we are guaranteed to get at least one big laugh in. Plus, you should see the hands shoot up in the air when I ask for someone to read the sight words now! 

Going to end it today with a reminder of the Cyber Monday Sale on TPT! My store will be on sale and you can shop here! Enjoy the rest of your holiday break!!


  1. Your 50 Days celebration looks like a lot of fun! Love the poodle skirts!

    The Craft of Teaching

  2. Sarah,
    I LOVE the idea of the special glasses! I've never heard of that idea before.Great engagement trick.
    Teaching Voracious Learners


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