Friday, April 19, 2013

Five for Friday and a Freebie!!

I'm linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs again for this week's Five for Friday.  Here we go...

1.  Rain, rain, go away!!  We've had so much rain.  This includes some pretty crazy storms.  This led to Flood Day school again today!  While it's nice to have a four day weekend to catch up on some things, it'll stink going back to school the week after Memorial Day.  Like I said yesterday, my school is right by a river and it's just a mess.  The river isn't even expected to crest until Sunday.  Hopefully we are done with rain for a while...
Shopping anyone?  This is the mall by my parents house...

2.  Our ABC countdown was suppose to start on Thursday.  Since we didn't have school yesterday or today, Monday will be the big day.  My kiddos are beyond EXCITED!!  Click here to see our version of the ABC end of the year countdown.

3.  I'm trying to go through my closet and purge clothes that I don't wear.  (See, trying to make the most of being stuck around the house!)  If I haven't worn it in a while- it's out!  I also really want to organize all my shirts by color...but I don't think I'm that motivated yet today!
This isn't my closet...but isn't it so so pretty?  I can dream... :)

4.  I'm going to start math stations/rotations on Monday!  I'm not sure what I want to call it yet :)  I blogged about it a few days ago.  I'm pretty stoked and ready to take the dive! :)  A huge thanks to Krystyn from Ms. Richard's Musings for being so willing to help me with my questions. My goal is to try and work out the kinks so that next year I feel ready to go right at the beginning of the year!  Are you going to look into starting math rotations?  Here are a few blogs that I found very helpful...

3rd Grade Thoughts

5.  Having some extra time off has given me a chance to get some of my TpT units finished and posted.  Check it out here!  It's on sale for the weekend!!!  Don't miss out on this great deal!

This unit includes:
-3 different SCOOT games (reading a clock, drawing hands on a clock, and mixed)
-Telling Time BAM! (my class' favorite!)
-Telling Time memory Match
-Many Names for Times activity
-Telling Time Board Game
-Practice Sheets/Assessments
*Every activity comes with an answer key*

Here are my little sweeties having fun while playing Telling Time BAM!

Here is a little freebie from my unit!  Click here!  I would really appreciate if you left some feedback!  Thanks!!
Freebie Fridays


  1. I LOVE the end of the year ABC activity. I missed that last week and have never seen anything like it. I need to count up how many days we have left!!

    Literacy Spark

    1. Hi Jessica!
      I'm so glad you like it! It is seriously a blast! The kids go crazy over it, and it's so easy to do. There is very little work or prep time for anything! Have a great weekend

      Katie :)

  2. Oh my goodness, that flooding looks horrible! I hope it passes soon. Thank you for sharing your ABC end of the year countdown. That is such a cute idea! Love it! Have a great weekend!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

    1. Me too!! The sun is out today for the first day in like weeks! Hooray! I hope you enjoy the ABC countdown- it is the best! The kids love it! It's like instant behavior management too! haha! :) Enjoy the weekend!


  3. Holy Rain! Wow - hope the sun shines very soon for you! Love your closet motivator. My new rule is that if I put something new in my closet, something has to come out!

    Lucky to Be in First

    1. We have sun today for the first time in like forever! HOORAY! If that river will just start going down we'll be in good shape! I really need to adopt that new rule for my closet! That's a great idea! Have a good weekend.

      Kaite :)

  4. Yikes, you weren't kidding about the rain!! Thanks so much for the Math Rotations shout-out and I *promise* you will love it :) MR have completely reinvigorated my math teaching and the kids always say how much fun math is now and actually complain when math is over (craziness!). Best of luck and can't wait to hear about it! Happy weekend!!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

  5. Wow! That flooding is scary! Thank you so much for the time freebie. Found your blog through the linky and I love it! I am now your newest follower! Hope you can come check out my blog when you get a chance.

    First Grade A to Z

  6. That flooding looks scary! I LOVE your ABC countdown!!! What a fun I dea for the end of the year! I think I'll give it a try :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade