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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Five For Friday Linky Party

I was sooo excited to get back to my classroom last week! And, apparently, so were my students! They all ran to me and gave me lots of hugs as I was entering the school. I really missed those little munchkins. They are just the sweetest group ever!

I know, it's kind of late, but I couldn't wait until next Friday to share with you what was going on in my classroom last week. Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share your weekly five.
We made a calendar for a new 2014. Children really enjoyed filling out the "Important Dates" section for each month of the year with everyone's birthday and holidays.

We also did some creative writing about winter. I wrote a list of some winter words on the board to give them more ideas and to help with their spelling. Most of these children have never seen snow. So they kept asking me questions like, "What does the snow feel like? Is it heavy? Is it wet? Where does the snow fall from?" So cute. :) 

In Science we talked about how animals get food. We observed the pictures of animals and looked at the shape of their teeth. They learned that the shape of an animal's teeth matches the food it eats. We made mini books where my students drew animals of their choice, described the shape of their teeth and labeled what that animal's diet is most likely to be. It was a fun activity, and they did pretty well, I think. :)

Our new "Honesty" Bulletin Board Display. Its purpose is to show how much I appreciate when they tell the truth. When I observe a student in the situation when he is being honest, I will draw a star (or place a star sticker) below his name.

My new Classroom Seating Chart.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. hello! I found you through Doodle Bugs, and I'm so glad. Your students did a good job on making up for their lack of snow experience! I wish I could send you some, there is a powder mix that turns into instant snow, I haven't tried it, but it sounds interesting. I will be back! Paula @ educatingchildrenwithdisabilities.blogspot.com

    1. Hi Paula, Thank you for visiting my blog.
      You are so sweet! I'll have to check into this instant snow powder mix. Thanks. Working with disabled children takes alot hard work and dedication. I love your Thanksgiving turkey craft. I'll have to pin it to use next year.


  2. Your animal teeth books reminds me of a book my students LOVED!! What if You Had Animal Teeth has amazing pictures, yet it is still informational. Such a fun read!

    Tales of a Teacher

  3. Thanks Kelli! It seems like such an interesting and fun book. The reviews are outstanding! I am definitely getting one :)
    I had a chance to stop by your blog. I love "The Color of Us" display. Very creative! I am following :)