Five for Friday
I had four snow days this week. SO...my 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!