11 March 2016

Five for Friday and A Giveaway

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!   

Right now I currently have a giveaway going on to win a copy of our brand new collaboration unit, Density:  Will it Sink or Float?  Be sure to enter below.   Then, hop on over to Mrs. Avery's Island blog for another chance to win with a Pin it to Win it Giveaway!  You don't want to miss out this unit is fully loaded with experiments, vocabulary, assessment, exit tickets, scoot game, and much more.

I am sure many of you have heard about all the flooding my state has had this past few days.  We have even been out of school the past three days, because so many are affected by this.  Many homes have been lost, or neighborhoods are being evacuated, roads are washed out all over the place.  It is crazy!  While my house is ok, many of my co-workers and friends homes are not.  Please keep our community in your thoughts and prayers, more rain is expected.

Leprechaun traps are in full swing.   We have been designing and coming up with awesome leprechaun traps.  If you are wanting a fun STEM activity, leprechaun traps are perfect.   Not only are they thematic with the holiday, but they involve planning, designing, questioning, and building (engineering).  My class has had so much fun working on this project.  I wish I had a picture to post, but with us being out of school I was unable to take any pics.  Check back for more pictures to come!!!

At my school we use a program called Core Concepts.   I am so proud of my kiddos.  They are rocking this program.  It probably helped that the administration decided to give a field trip to the movies for any student who made straight 100's on all curriculum levels!  As soon as my class heard about this award they were all over it, earning 100's left and right.   If they have a score below 100, then they are going back and trying again.  Currently I have eight students that will get the movie reward, with more on the way.  I promise you this is not  a small feat, it is very time consuming and some of the test can be tricky.

We have been all about St. Patrick's Day in my class.  Even my small groups and rotations have involved St. Patrick themes.   We have been busy writing limericks, learning about Ireland, and who was the real St. Patrick.  Did you know that Ireland does not have any native snakes to its land?   Actually, I already knew this, but this little fact has fascinated by kiddos!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  I hope you had a great week and an awesome weekend!



  1. I am so sorry to hear about the flooding in Louisiana! I will definitely pray for y'all! I will look up about the Leprechaun Traps because I would like to try that out next week. Looking forward to seeing your pics of it. Linda's Learning Loot

  2. The prayers are much appreciated! Yes, the Leprechaun Traps have been fun! i can't wait to share my pictures! Thanks for stopping by!



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