Saturday, November 15, 2014

Five for Friday...errr...Saturday, Nov. 14

Happy weekend!! I'm Five for Fridaying the way I do everything: LATE! God bless my hubby for putting up with my punctuality issues. :)
So...don't tell anyone...but my class is harboring fugitives. 
We disguised our feathery friends so no one would know they were (turkeys). No turkeys here! Just princesses, pirates, football players, and cyborgs. :)
I'm so excited about college football today! As a UGA fan, here's what I need to happen:
Texas A&M beats Mizz
UGA beats Auburn
Miss St beats Alabama
That most likely makes the SEC championship a battle of the bulldogs (UGA vs Miss St) and makes it an interesting rivalry between me and my real-life BFF Melissa over at Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late (who roots for Miss St). 
If those things happen tonight, expect a celebration sale in my TPT store tomorrow!
Back to things related to school. We have been working on retelling the last few weeks. Last week we retold fiction stories with this handy dandy anchor chart.

This week we retold non-fiction books by making a circle map. We wrote details from the book around the circle and then wrote the main idea in the middle. 

We followed up with this journal activity where students picked 3 details to draw (after a lot of modeling).

Higher students wrote about their pictures, too. 

It's still a concept that's a little fuzzy, but we're getting there. Thanks Deanna Jump for these great interactive journal activities! 
Oh! I almost forgot that we made Thanksgiving retelling bracelets thanks to this Dr. Jean activity. The kids LOVED it and it really helped them retell the story of the 1st Thanksgiving. Click {HERE} for the details!
Last Sunday was my grandmother's 93 birthday! The family got together, so we started taking some family pictures. Here's such a nice picture of me and the hubby!

And here's a...well...typical picture of me and my brother. Even after 30 years, some things never change...
Look what came in the mail! It's my handy, dandy new pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies!

Several of my teacher friends have been talking about these pencil sharpeners, so I HAD to try it out!!!
It's advertised as the quietest pencil sharpener, and that's no lie! It's sooooooo quiet, so it doesn't disturb the whole class. Hallelujah! I also like it because it stands up on it's own, so I can move it all around the classroom and use it anywhere. This is a reasonably priced product, so please check it out!

It even comes in pink now!  :)
Have a great weekend!!!!!


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  2. So nice to "meet" a fellow Kinder teacher. Very cute blog. Looks like you had a great time at your grandmother's birthday...your brother reminds me of Have a great week!

    Luv My Kinders

  3. Love meeting fellow kindergarten bloggers! I love, love your turkeys in disguise! I haven't done that with my kiddos, but I am thinking it is a must for next year - I have seen so many cute ones from other teachers and they look so fun! I will totally be trying the way you worked with fiction and non-fiction this week with circle maps! Happy weekend! :)

  4. I LOVE the picture of you and your brother- and I NEED that pencil sharpener! I am sharpening pencils constantly... and it is not quiet! :) I love your blog background! So happy!!!

  5. Ummm...I was heart.broken. about our loss Saturday, but thanks for rooting for us (and congrats on your win)! Hopefully it will still be a dog vs. dog match. I love my pencil sharpener and kind of want a second one, especially now that they have the new fun colors!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late