Before I get into my Five for Friday I want to remind you that I have a giveaway happening right now for a signed copy of Maria Dismondy's newest children's book Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! Click here to enter for a chance to win.
My class is hatching eggs this year!!!
One of my former students have chickens and they have been so wonderful to allow my class to hatch 7 eggs. The 2 white looking eggs are actually a green/blue color and they are called Easter eggs because of the color. The kids have been making predictions as to how many with be boys/girls and what color they will be. They have also been thinking of names for our future chick. I just hope at least 1 hatches.
This center was giving some of my cuties a really hard time. In hindsight I really should have put out about 4 sentences for them. They started to complain that it was just too hard so I told them to make silly sentences and read them. Instant success! They had so much fun making the sentences and reading them to me. What could have turned out to be a disaster, turned out to be a win/win situation after all.
Thursday was my Birthday. So I decided to throw myself a party at school. I had treats and we played gonoodle for the afternoon. My kiddos were so sweet! Some of them made me cards and pictures. When I had to run down and grab the ice cream they all hid under their desk and jumped out and yelled surprise and then started singing Happy Birthday. The kids were so surprised because I hadn't told them until they came into our room and saw all the decorations. I think this will be a tradition each year now:)
I came across some great deals this week. Walgreens had Mr. Sketch scented markers 2/$6. Of course they only had 2 so I will be checking out the other Walgreens nearby today for any more. Highlights sent me these wonderful foam math cubes for FREE. And lastly one of my cuties brought back enough Wikki Stix packs for everyone in the class even me. I will definitely be getting some of them to add to my centers for next year. I did learn that they don't work if you get them wet. My son was playing with some on the carpet and they picked up some dog hair Yuck. Once he washed them off they weren't sticky anymore:(
I finally got around to taking some pictures of my Synonyms flap books. They kids had a great time making these and they still yell out synonyms for words all the time:) This is included in my packet A Unit on Synonyms available in my TpT store. The picture will take you to my store to check it out if you would like to see what all it includes:)