Friday, January 31, 2014

Five for Friday

Five for Friday

I had four snow days this week. five for Friday may not be that exciting this week. BUT I promise it includes freebies and a giveaway! That has to count for something so I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her weekly linky party. 

 I woke up Tuesday morning and tried to comprehend that yes, my text message was correct, and we were really out of school. I don't watch the weather so I never know what is suppose to happen. I hadn't been expecting snow, and there was no snow on the ground early Tuesday morning. But, at 9:00am the snow started, and it didn't stop until 8:00pm that night. My superintendent made such a good call, and I am really thankful that we were not trying to dismiss our kids that morning like so many other districts across the south. Today marks day #4 of no school this week. I am a little stir crazy, but I have been productive(somewhat)!

 My kiddos started subtraction this week. My early finishers got to work on this QR Subtraction Fun that I put together. Click the picture to grab your own copy! I get such a kick out of how excited the kiddos get when using the iPad to scan the QR codes. I will make a zillion if it keeps them engaged and excited about learning!

I bought the book Word Nerds this week and cannot wait to get started. Have you read it? Vocabulary is such an important skill, and I want to encourage myself and my students to work on it more in the classroom. I have been so inspired by Tara's posts at Forth Grade Frolics and knew that I had to buy it! PLEASE Mr. Postman...bring me some awesome mail!

 I am hosting a giveaway to win my nonfiction reading passages on weather. Enter for your chance to win! I blogged about how we are using the passages in my classroom here. Love, love, love it when kiddos have "ah-ha" moments in the classroom, and I saw a lot of them this week!a Rafflecopter giveaway  

Lastly, this popped up on the internet yesterday. It claims that my area could get anywhere from 10-12 inches of snow at the end of next week.
I really, really, REALLY hope that this doesn't happen. I am glad that the article said that it is only one model out of many and the possibility of it coming true is very slim. I need to get back to work with my kiddos. And, if we are out of school for four days due to 5 inches of snow.....just imagine if we get twice as much!

I am SURE your week was more exciting than mine, and I am heading on over to read all about it! 


  1. Glad to find another Sara! I'm just a little east of you and so over the snow. Greene hasn't been in school all week and I'm so missing the kids.

  2. Oh my goodness the radar looks scary and I notice that it includes my area of Alabama! We are about 40 miles from the Tennessee line so we may get that snow too! Happy to meet you through Doodle Bugs and thanks for visiting my blog!

    Teachers Are Terrific!

  3. I would love a snow day or two. No such luck in FL. Our school's improvement plan is on vocabulary. I'm really intrigued to learn more from Forth Grade Frolics. Thanks for the info.

    A Classroom Full of Smiles

  4. WHAT!? 4 days?? Do you all have to tack these on to the end of the year or something? Just crazy!
    I started Word Nerd myself :) With all these other things we are having to implement at my school this year, I haven't had much time to get into it. I did some skimming and stole some ideas & they are going great :) Good luck! Can't wait to hear more!

  5. Excited about the giveaway. I have been looking for just the thing. We will be reading Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco soon and this would be perfect!

  6. Oh girl, I'm crossing my toes and fingers for some outdoor recess for your babies!! We were lucky enough to get outside FINALLLLY today! PS. . . I love that you blogged about QR codes. . . never have I ever used them, but I'm seeing them EVERYWHERE, and I just added it to my list this morning to learn how to make/use them this morning :) Your post solidified that to-do! :) Thank you!

    The Balancing Act I Call Life

  7. I had 4 snow days this week too! Phew! Very relaxing but I don't love Saturday school! Love your blog! Your nonfiction passages look great!

  8. We had 2 1/2 snow days this week. I hope that weather forecast isn't correct too! I'm just east of Raleigh in NC and it looks like we could get some according to that forecast! NO...I'm ready for spring!


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