It's FINALLY Friday.. and I'm FINALLY linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching (after being gone for way too long) for the fabulous Five for Five linky party....
It was only a four day week for us with the MLK holiday, but it was a FULL four days, that's for sure. We had a lot of fun, but I am thankful for Friday. :)
We made 100 Day Cupcakes and Gumball Machines....
Our gumball machines will be part of a later math lesson. The kids each wrote a subtraction equation on the inside of their machines. Next week, the kids will trade with partners to see who can solve it using the "gumballs" and their subtraction skills :)
We also counted kisses... each one is labeled with a number & they have to pull a kiss, and color in their 100 chart to match the color on the kiss. They keep going until the whole chart is full. Definitely time consuming, but the kids loved it & they all got kisses, too! :)
And cup-stacking....or building... or something. This is the kids' FAVORITE center, and they all can't wait to do it. They have to build ONE structure or something using all 100 cups. I got this idea from Pinterest, and traced it back to Joyful Learning in KC..... HUGE success!
It has been COLD... and I mean, COLD in the ATL this week. Now, I know some of you don't want to hear me complain about 9 degrees this morning, but for us southerners, that's like dropping us off in the Arctic Circle with a fleece throw and a hat. We just don't have the clothes... or the thick skin...for this stuff!
But I did get to wear my cute sweaters, boots, and coats that never get to leave the closet, so that made me happy. I do love winter...but after all this cold weather, I'm ready for spring...
My "ready for spring" attitude leads me to #4....
Beach Trip Booked!!!
Every year, my best girlfriends of almost 25 years and I take a long weekend and head to the beach. We all live in different places, and certainly live different lives, so it's one of the things I MOST look forward to every year... and it's booked !!! Bring on the Florida Sun and Fun!! The countdown begins...
I am so excited about my #5.. I am on Scholastic.com!!!! :)
For those of you that have read my blog, you know that I am a member of the new teacher material website, Buy, Sell, Teach. Well, they have linked up with Scholastic & my product is on the splash page!
So exciting :)
You can click the picture to see what Scholastic and Buy Sell Teach have to offer...
and if you are a seller, join up! :)
My January/February Math & Literacy Centers are exclusive only to Buy Sell Teach, and you can check them out by clicking the above picture.... All Common Aligned, too!
1 - True/False Equations
2 - Time to the Hour and Half Hour
3 - Even and Odd with Even Steven and Odd Todd
4 - Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives
5 - 4 Types of Sentences
6 - Homophones
So, that's it for me, friends! It's my mom's birthday, so I'm heading to do a little visiting and celebrating with the family this weekend. Oh, and some relaxing... NO alarm clock tomorrow, that's for sure.
Is it just me, or are 4-day weeks even longer than the "normal" ones? :)