five for friday

it's five for friday time! I have come to look quite forward to it!

this week was just as crazy as the last, but we still gotta learn so here goes! I cannot even fathom that it's march!

I finally got around to verbs! I still they don't think have the hang of nouns and adjectives, but I know I retaught all the parts of speech in 4th grade too! I'll do whatever I can make them remember and be able to use them properly, so why not use sharks! We've been in the midst of Dental Health this month and our Scholastic News was about animal teeth with a big ol' shark on the cover! That definitely got their attention! Kids love sharks!
I used Amy Lemon's shark acrostic freebie and had them list verbs for sharks rather than adjectives. We'll also be using all these freebies too!

flashback 80s! This is pretty random, but this is where my kiddos who come in for breakfast hang their id badges since the room is locked up. The letters are removable stickers from Walmart's dollar section.

teenage humor...oldest Lamb has become a little obsessed with the periodic table lately. This is technically a picture from last week, but I forgot to share it. After he's comeback of "potassium" to my "k" please insert an eye roll. 

don't all teeth need a bowtie? and she's also taken to putting her age on all her work...future mommy I believe
this is an awesome labeling craft from Sarah Cooley's Super Tooth adventures.

and we are also reading lots about these folks from A Year of Many First's amazing pack! Here are a few that actually finished their work! imagine that! See that gorgeous chevron-wrapping paper! I've been hitting up TJ's!

and I could not be more proud this this paper! This child, oh! No words. But he wrote something that I can 1. READ and 2. Makes sense! wooo-hoooo!

We mushed it up all day today since the Iditarod sled dog race starts tomorrow and we will be all seuss-ified next week. I could not be more thrilled with their interest, my new pack, and the books I found at the book fair like Mush and Balto! I have sure missed teaching with the Iditarod!
these are the ones we read today-
this one was just a skimming book-great text features!

they are mesmerized by this dog! but I'll be sure they learn about the other heroes too!

The kids chose their mushers to follow, we read about the history of the race and all about Balto. Of course, they think the race honors just him, but we'll keep learning more and more throughout next week! I'll be sharing more later on!
Almost time to announce the winner of the 1000 follower giveaway! there's still time!


  1. Oooh, how fun to teach (and learn) about the iditarod! Loving the sharks, too!!

  2. Have you read Akiak or Painter and Ugly? The author came to visit our school last year and they are terrific books about the Iditarod and Jr. Iditarod!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  3. Love the "Shark Verbs"! I'll definitely be stealing that one whenever we finally get to verbs.

    Have a good weekend!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  4. So fun to hear about the 'randomness' of your week! :) I am one of your newest followers! :)


    Mrs. Russell's Room First Grade

  5. Sharks! That makes me happy:) Following you now:)

    My Teacher Friend

  6. That text made me laugh!

    I love the verbs on the sharks. Great idea!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  7. We did a whole school project on the Iditarod one year. Each class was randomly assigned a musher and we tracked them the whole way through, it was pretty cool!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade


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