5 for Friday { fun 1st week back }

I had the best FIRST week back my friends!!!!  I love my firsties this year so much!!!!  I missed them and it was great to be back together.  We had a busy week though that's for sure.    Be sure to hook up with Doodle Bugs to join in on the fun!!
 
http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2014/01/five-for-friday-linky-party-january-10th.html


 
 
 
So we were working on doubles this week and I finished this unit JUST IN TIME to use.  The kids love how interactive and hands on it was...
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Doubles-and-Doubles-1-Be-a-number-detective--1051384
 
The kids loved spinning and seeing what fact they landed on...then they had to decide if it was a doubles fact or not...they circled yes or no after solving it.
 
This can easily be used as a worksheet but I used it in our math journals instead.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Next we worked on 'Academic Conversations'...our principal trained us on this our first day back { staff dev }.  I had fun making an anchor chart and getting them started on what it looks like.
 
 
I had the principal's son { very bright boy } model with me what this looked like.  It was fun but we still needs lots more modeling and practice.
 
Also I used my first poem from my new poetry for the year pack...the kids enjoyed doing this and adding it to their anthology.
 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poems-for-a-year-poetry-activities--1034285
 
 
 
 
We did a craftivity - first we brainstormed ideas of how we would spend a day with a snowman friend...
 
 



 
FIRST - have the kids paint bubble wrap white
 
Then have them gently place it on top of the background paper
 
 
LIFT and see the magical 'snow' appear.
 
 
 
 
 
 
It was so FUN to see how creative they were in their writing...for once a semi unstructured writing activity.  They thought up the most clever ideas for how they would spend a day with their 'snowman friend'.
 
 
 
Our phonics skill for the week is MAGIC e...so I whipped out my old faithful magic e unit and my long vowel bundle and my kids had a blast!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Magic-e-fun-packunit-teaching-magic-e--253768
 
 
My long vowel bundle comes in handy...I wrote a poem for each long vowel and have printables for each long vowel.
 
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Long-Vowel-Bundle-Mega-Pack-all-5-of-my-long-vowel-units-in-1--312589
 


This is totally NOT teacher related but I finally washed that gray right outta my hair...now my kids can't tell me they see gray hair when they get all in my grill.... LOL
 
 
Hope your first week back was as good as mine...I know some of you didn't really have a first week back because of snow days.  Since I had such a GREAT first week back I would like to give away either my doubles unit or my huge long vowel bundle...leave a comment below { with email } and I will pick one before next week.  xoxox

 
 
Oh and for those of you that missed it...I posted this FREEBIE last weekend...check it out!
 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Wizard-of-CAUSE-and-EFFECT-freebie--1042664
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 


19 comments

  1. What a great giveaway! mj.coward@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the idea of writing a story about what you could do with a snowman friend. I'm sure the students had lots of neat ideas on that topic. I'm going to steal your idea, if you don't mind.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would love the doubles unit! nl_scannon@seovec.org

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! Both of these look amazing! I would love to win one of them! My students are really struggling with that mean long e :-) so I would probably have to pick that one! Thank you for the chance! erinvaughn@k12tn.net

    ReplyDelete
  5. The long vowel unit looks great. What a lot of hard work you ladies do to put these packs together. I wish I had the talent. BTW...I love the "snow". joalderete@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. These both look great! Thank you for the second chance to win!
    lraines78@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both of your units look like so much fun!! :o)
    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Vicky!
    Love your snowman art...brilliant idea to paint bubble wrap! Your units look great too!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would love to win your amazing long vowel pack! cheriemae@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. We're working hard on long vowels!!! Would love to have it!..pewilliams0214@gmail.com thanks

    ReplyDelete
  11. We're working hard on long vowels. would love to have it!...pewilliams0214@gmail.com. thanks

    ReplyDelete
  12. It was a crazy first week back due to snow days. My kids would love the long vowel pack since we are always working on those.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Vicki,

    Your blog is adorable. I love seeing all the wonderful work you did in your classroom this week. Your snowmen were so cute. We are just starting our "Magic E" learning next week. Your units look perfect!

    Megan
    The Real World First Grade
    realworldfirstgrade@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Vicky,
    Your blog is completely adorable. I love the design. It is great seeing all the wonderful learning you did in your classroom this week. I love your snowmen. We are just beginning magic e next week in our first grade classroom. The units you have created look great.

    Megan
    The Real World First Grade
    realworldfirstgrade@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the bubble wrap idea! I can't wait to try that.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I'd love to see your visual lesson plans and see how you plan your day with kiddos. Do you do a lot of whole group or rotations? Thanks for sharing your day. Great activities! -Tonya :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Both packs look fabulous! I would love to win and if I do, surprise me! (I just colored my hair too! There's nothing like covering a little...or a lot of gray!) Ha!!

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well the giveaway ends tonight and my winner is: #18 Tammy Wathen that is YOU!!!! I will send you an email soon. Thanks for swinging by everyone!! xxox

    ReplyDelete

Back to Top