Saturday, February 14, 2015

Five for Friday on a Valentine's Day!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching!  It's been a CRAZY week!  Anyone else out there barely make it?  It was long.  We had our Valentine celebration.  And the 100th day of school is Monday.

We have been studying 2D shapes.  I needed some activities to put into my math tubs for Guided Math but I didn't want to run any worksheets.  So I (quickly) made this pack for hands on fun!

The activities included are identifying a certain shape among other shapes...

 Counting sides and vertices...

 Sorting by number of sides and vertices...
 Sorting shapes regardless of their non-defining attributes...
And using shapes to create new ones.

 My students fell IN LOVE with their new word work activities!  Right now we are studying vowel teams so I created this LOVELY little pack for them!
Some of the activities include rolling a vowel team and coloring the matching word...
 And sorting cookies by the vowel team.
 I got a little carried away with this one.  I found the aprons from Target on sale and I found the pancake flippers and pans from Dollar Tree.
 And then I used my Silhouette to put the vowel teams at the top.
 And they also love playing this little game with a partner.
On Thursday, my students decorated their Valentine pouches to hold all their craziness.
 One of the amazing first grade TA's (I have four amazing TA's) took two hearts and stapled them together and there ya go!  She did them for two classes!  That's over 40!

 She wrote she loved Valentine's Day!  I love Valentine's Day too.  Just not when my little friends act like savage animals :)  It was Valentine's Celebration, early release, possible chance of snow, Friday the 13th, and the anticipation of 100th day on Monday, all rolled into one.  You can only imagine.
 I couldn't resist making some little goodies for my babies.

I also got some really cute treats from my friends!  This mug is ADORBS!  They know me all too well!

Now it's time to get ready for the 100th day of school!  
I am WAAAAY too excited about it.  
I plan on using Cara Carroll's 100th Day of School Math Stations.
I also saw on Pinterest where there is this app that makes your face look old...

It's called the Aging Booth.  I did it for all my students and printed them out!  It's so creepy!  And they are working on what life if going to be like when they are 100.  When I get the writing page done I'll set it up as a freebie!  So check back!

And lastly, my AMAZING husband surprised me with a little something for Valentine's Day.  He lied and said that maybe we won't buy anything this year.  I was cool with that.
I was even cooler with this!

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Valentine's Day!  I told my husband that since I received such an amazing gift I would take him anywhere he wanted to go for lunch.  He wants to go to Dick's Sporting Goods and Tijuana Flats.  Well okay then.

Have a great weekend!


  1. WOW, what a week for you! Valentine's Day & 100th day!!! You deserve a nice nap!! Loved your post, so many ideas for me!!!

    1. Oh girl! I slept a full 12 hours last night! I'm so glad you could get some ideas! :)

  2. I also barely made it through the week. Whew! Glad it's the weekend. I love that mug you got! Also, great gift from your husband. You're quite lucky!

    1. Yes my husband is EXTREMELY thoughtful! I am blessed!

  3. I totally agree -- this week as a long, sugar-induced one! I'm obsessing over your cute Valentine activities, like the baking pans and aprons! Adorable. We did the Aging Booth, too, and the kids freaked out! It was hilarious. :)

    1. I kinda went overboard with the aprons and stuff but it was just so stankin cute!