• Five for Friday,  Sight Words,  Weather

    Five for Friday: Weather

    Have you had a busy week?  I sure have but in between Picture day, Easter chapel, a fire drill, and a surprise birthday treat for my teaching assistant…we still found plenty of time to study the weather ! http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/   We made Weather Wheels to kick off the learning.  I’m always pleasantly reminded how the simplest crafts turn into everyone’s favorite activity!  The kids took these home but everyday since then, they’ve told me where they moved their clothespin clip and what kind of weather we’re having.       Weather Wheel supplies … cheap white paper plate small length of yarn hole punch clothespin crayons Now if those Weather Wheels were one of the…

  • Bulletin Boards,  Monday Made It,  Sight Words

    Monday Made It – Walls & Doors

    This week is all about final touches in the classroom, hosting Parent Night, meeting my students at Open House, and working on lesson plans for the first week of school.   I’m joining 4th Grade Frolics linky party to share a glimpse of my walls & door décor.  Be sure to visit Tara’s Monday Made It and see more great ideas for Back to School!   Here’s my classroom door!  I’m really pleased with the fact this turned out exactly as I envisioned it.  The cheapie Wal-Mart baking sheet is hot-glued to the blue paper.  I wrote each student’s name on a cookie diecut I purchased from the school supply store. Easy display to welcome the class to school!     Sorry…

  • Monday Made It,  Sight Words

    Monday Made It – Spinning & Pointing

    Like everyone else, I’ve worked on tons of things this past week…printing/laminating/cutting…center signs…my guided reading binder…eight pages of handouts for a workshop I’m presenting.  Oh, and several loads of laundry! I also have a couple of things to show you for today’s Monday Made It hosted by Tara at 4th Grade Frolics.    Here’s a colorful package of cheap paper plates I bought at IKEA.  Cost me a whopping 49 cents! I knew immediately I could make several center activities using these plates.      So, I popped a spinner down in the middle to create a basic Spin & Graph game.  I’ll program this one with number stickers (as soon as I can find them in my storage tubs!) and since there were…