5 for Saturday { and a winner }

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hi my friends --- I'm a little late to the party but I have a good excuse { I promise }....I took my kids and their friends last night to:
It was sooo good - anyway I had such a fun week this past week:  Here's what was up:

I had my formal observation on Monday and you can read all about it { here }.  It went well and I had some nice compliments from my principal which always feels good.

Next we worked on some pilgrimy long ago type stuff and some fun Thanksgiving stuff too of course. 

Comparing chores then and now... 
thanksgiving fun pack - art, writing, glyphs and games

Roll a disguised turkey  - they loved this!

thanksgiving sight word pack and activities

Sight word stuffing fun!

All of these can be found { here } and  { here }

I had to throw this one in just for fun....I love giraffes and this is my first year with an owl theme...so I often get giraffe or owl presents...on this day 2 girls had some cute owl beanies on...

Oh my goodness they are just too cute aren't they?!?

Every year the first grade team dresses up like Pilgrims...who I am kidding?!?  We are hardly a team - there are 2 of us this year...last year it was just me...LOL

Look how creative these little cuties got...

thanksgiving feast dress up ideas

Lastly -- 2 things:
bubble wrap art project for corn - thanksgiving art idea

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts....bubble wrap corn.  The parents love it too.

I always do a note taking lesson comparing then and now with internet/technology and the town crier.  I walk around the room very dramatically with a BIG loud bell and ring it while yelling Hear Ye, Hear Ye.  It's funny I walk around the whole room and do it for over a minute or so which doesn't sound long but it really is I mean the bell is BIG - really big.  It's the Kindergarten teacher's bell to rally the kids from their little playground....it always makes quite the impact on these little guys.  I make up a message about a meeting in the town square.  Sometimes I think I should've been an actress - stuff like this is my favorite part of teaching...hamming it up!


What have YOU been up to?  Do you work next week at all?  I'm off for 9 days...whoo-hoo!!!  Happy Thanksgiving my friends!  Join in and link on up.


 Oh I almost forgot:  The winner of my informational Writing Pack is...

Maria Eshman --- congrats I will be emailing you soon!


  1. I can't wait to see Catching Fire!! I'm rereading it right now and need to finish fast so we can go see it! :) I love the bubble wrap corn idea!! Totally sharing that with some other teachers! Happy Thanksgiving and happy 9 days off!

    Katie :)
    KTP: Keep Teaching and Planning!

  2. Congrats on the observation, Vicky! So glad to hear it went well:)
    Thanks for the "Catching Fire" reminder. I want to see it too!
    Grade ONEderful
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  3. I LOVE giraffes and I have an owl theme too! Twin!!

  4. Love the bubble wrap corn!!! How cute! And I can't wait to see Catching Fire!! We are going to go sometime this week!

    Lessons with Laughter