Friday, March 20, 2015

Five for Friday: Spring is here!

Spring is here this week and I can hardly wait! We are starting to warm up a teeny bit here in Ohio and Spring Break is a week away! Woohoo! Here is our week in pics (for the second time since I lost my original post =( ).......

With the weather changing and the winds picking up lately, we had a great opportunity to start our weather unit. Our Scholastic magazines were about wind so my little kiddos made some kites out of construction and tissue paper. I also thought this was prime time to review the long 'i' sound we hear in kite. The kids generated some words while I typed them out. We put them on our tails of the kites and hung them from the ceiling in our room. It is so colorful. I love it....especially after this long and dreary winter!

I felt like we celebrated St. Pat's Day for the past two weeks. LOL! This was definitely a fan favorite though. The kids took various words on thematic paper (verbs on hats, adjectives on pots, nouns on rainbows, etc.) and had to put them in order to match the pics on the paper. They came out to be silly sentences which brought about lots of giggling. Music to my ears =)


Another monthly thematic unit that has continued on and on is all of our Dr. Seuss books in celebrating Read Across America. I have so many that I love that it does take me the entire month to get through them all. Today we read "Oh the Places You'll Go!". I bought this book for each of my sons when they began Kindergarten. As they have gone through school, their teacher each year writes them a message in it. It is so cool to go back and read each one. This will be a wonderful keepsake for them when they graduate. After I read it to my class today, I made a little book report for them to tell about their favorite part of the story and to give it their star rating. We shared them with the class upon completion and I was really pleased with how well they did on it. 

I have been working very hard on finishing up my next project: "Text It! Differentiated Text Evidence Passages for the Spring!". I made these originally to help guide me in knowing how much my kids were understanding in the material they were reading in class. I have gotten requests for more and it makes me so happy because my kids love them too. I should be done with these in the next week. If you are curious as to how they look, please grab the 'Text It' FREEBIE in my shop. I have a few very high readers so I made them differentiated to challenge those kiddos as well!

We made it! Our house was finally completed last week and we gave my parents their peace and quiet back =) They were absolutely wonderful to stay with and my kids made memories of a lifetime with them during our stay. We were tickled to move into our own space though as we unpack and settle in. 

My lil guy and hubby sharing their first breakfast together in the house. They are Cheerio buds =)

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Ahh yes, moving. That's never a small job. I found your blog through the linkup and you have some cute products and a very cute blog. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

  2. I love the kite project- what a cute way to display the words! Glad you got all moved it- even in the snow! Have a great weekend!
    Teachers Are Terrific!