Saturday, February 23, 2013

Five for Friday and a Freebie {On Saturday}!!

I'm exited to be linking up with Doodle Bugs to wrap up my week!  What a week it's been! We were expecting a big snowstorm on Thursday night into Friday and what a bummer- we got about 2.5 inches!!  Everything seems to be missing us this year!


1.   St. Patrick's Day is coming. WHOA!  So is Easter!  Holy cow!    Here is a little making word freebie for St. Patrick's Day.  My students are obsessed with these making words activities and I hope yours can enjoy it as well!

Freebie Fridays


2.   As a behavior reward/science experiment, we made root beer floats! Oh.my.word.  If I could capture the excitement on their faces- it seriously made my week!  I did have one student say that his mom didn't allow him to have beer.  HAHA! :)  We had to go over that this was just pop.  I'll go into my positive classroom behavior rewards in another post- but this was a great way to reward them and bring in matter (solids, liquids, and gas).  They did have to fill out a paper and make observations and draw what the observed.  Man, were they speedy so they could enjoy the deliciousness!


3.  I went to a workshop after school on Thursday about using iPads and technology in the classroom.  I don't have iPads for my classroom (just my own personal one I bring in) but I am all kinds of jealous of those that do! Oh, the possibilities!  anyways, I learned some great ways to incorporate more technology in my classroom.  I'll link up with Teacher Techy Tuesdays this week for a great long post with lots of ideas!  Have you heard of the sock puppet app?  It's so adorable.  It's also free!  Check back Tuesday for some awesome tech tips.  It's always great to be inspired!

4.  I was so disappointed that Nashville wasn't on tv this week.  BUMMER!  I have also been missing Parenthood.  Now what am I going to do now that Downton Abbey Season 3 is over?  HAHA...I have major life problems here you can see! :)

5.  So excited to hang out with some great friends tonight.  It's much needed, and well, my friends rock! :)

Have a great weekend, everyone!

12 comments:

  1. What a cute idea to make root beer floats as a reward! My kids love making words activities too. Thanks for the freebie!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! :) I hope your kiddos enjoy the freebie, too! :)

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  2. Just found your blog. Thanks for the freebies!
    tania
    My Second Sense

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by!!! :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. Love root beer floats- have never thought to bring them to school. Was it messy?

    Emily
    I Love My Classroom

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    1. Hi Emily!! Honestly- it was awesome!!! I have 26 kids in a very very small classroom- and I will still probably do this every year! First I had kids pass out straws, spoons, and cups. They had to keep them to the side while we talked about our different ingredients and what state of matter they were. Then, they could quietly chat while I came around and poured the pop. Then, all together we watched what happened when we made one with ice cream and more root beer. Then, they finished their observations while I came around with the ice cream and a little more root beer. I couldn't believe how seamless it all worked!! They LOVED them!! :) I say, go for it! :)

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  5. I made root beer floats with my first graders one year on the last day I believe. To my surprise, many of them didn't even want to drink them! I love Nashville too! I get up really early and don't always make it to the show, so I came home to watch it Thursday after school online and was sad to see there was not a new episode! I am supposed to be getting iPads whenever our tech department gets them set up (we're going on the third month of waiting...) so I look forward to your input on apps!
    Jessica
    Literacy Spark

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    1. Hi Jessica! That is too funny- my kids gobbled them up! :) Hahaha- many times I'm the same as you- watch it the next day on demand! :) ooh-- I am so jealous of you and your almost iPads! definitely check back Tuesday- I have a great post ready to go with tons of ideas!! I hope you don't have to wait too much longer! :)

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  6. The Sock Puppets App is so hilarious! It cracks me up to use the different voices.

    Thanks for the freebie!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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    1. Totally agree! :) It's hilarious watching the kids put together a little puppet show! Thanks for stopping by, Becky! :)

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