Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday: Oct. 31 Linky Party

Phew! I made it through this llllloooonnnnggggg week. We had conferences for two nights, book fair and Halloween parties. I am ready for the weekend and thrilled it is Friday!!! Here is my week in pictures!

I have been working on this pack and hope to have it finished this weekend. It has a little bit of everything in learning about turkeys. You will find some vocabulary, crack the codes, sentence structures, and LOTS of writing activities related to four turkey books that I adore. There is something for everyone =)

I had to take a picture of the stack of materials that I use on conference night. This is only for six kids! I type up a summary of each child, attach it to some papers that discuss high frequency words and reading comprehension, portfolios, math journals, and interactive poetry notebooks. Lots of info gone over during this 20 minute meeting!

My kids loved this number activity with monsters. It reviews numbers 1-10. I gave each child two cards and they had to find the corresponding monster. There were simple candy corns, ten frames, tallies, addition, and subtraction. We reviewed each number when we completed them all!

It makes my heart swell when I finally get the kids all situated in their stations and I see them actively engaged while learning. I had their reading programs set up on computers, a bugs and bubbles math activity on ipads, listening station with a Halloween story, one literacy and one math activity. They love doing stations and finally have mastered maneuvering to each one without any difficulty. Yeah! I love this time of year! It also a great opportunity to be giving the kids some more responsibilities. In my job assignments, I have one friend be the calendar helper. It lets me assess many common core for their assessments when they 'teach' the class =)

My 'Wall of Fame' is starting to grow with beautiful papers from writing and math. It is really giving the kids an incentive to do their best work to make it to the wall. Yeah!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween weekend. It is supposed to be cold and rainy in Cleveland so I am hoping it holds off until Trick-or-Treating is done!


  1. Looks like lots of great work on the wall of fame! I must start making more of our work we are proud of board - you've reminded me I must not neglect it!
    Growing Little Learners

  2. I like the Wall of Fame! Do you choose work to put on it or do students choose their best work?

    A Very Curious Class

  3. Hi Amanda! I chose which papers were going up when working with the students. I have a boy that does meticulous work and always asks why each and every one of his papers is not on the wall. I had to explain that we need to share the space with our friends =)