Friday, May 3, 2013

Five for Friday...on time!!!

My Five for Friday is up...on Friday!!!!

1.  It's snowing...a May.  :(  boo

2.  I've switched from a typical "worksheet-y" daily warm-up activity to "Quick Write" journals.  And...I'm LOVIN' it!!!  There is no better way to start the day than with kinder-writing.  Check out just one of the jewels from this week. 

3.  It's been a crazy week.  In fact, it was so Super-Whack-o-Nuts-o that I completely forgot to update our calendar when the month rolled over into May... and I didn't even notice it until the end of the day on Thursday!!  {Clearly, we haven't been doing "Calendar Time" this week!!}  Of course, not one kid noticed...this is a definite perk of teaching kinder!  :)  My 5th graders would have nailed me on it within 12 seconds of walking in the door on May 1st!  this is what it looked like when I left today...I'll change it tomorrow.  Maybe.  ;)

4.  All of our little caterpillars have formed their chrysalis and have been transferred to their new home!  My kinders are practicing patience...but it is a pain-staking wait, for sure!!  We are so excited to meet our new flying friends!!

5.  There's only one word to describe my students' behavior lately...BIZARRE!!  I really, really, really try not to use sarcasm in the classroom.  But, this week I actually looked at a sweet kinder kid and said, "Really???"  So, I'm pulling out allllllll the stops in positive behavior support.  (Blog post coming your way soon!!)  But, if you have any favorite tips and tricks...send 'em my way! 

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!! 


  1. I love your pictures! The love tunnel is way too cute! :)

  2. Snow in May, wow! And I love your idea of daily quick writes!
    I'm Brandee, your newest follower. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. I am SO sorry there's snow in May! I'll send some California sunshine vibes your way! Anxious to read your behavior ideas! I recently switched to the clip chart system and it has seriously made everything better!

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Snow in May is crazy!!!! I love your pics. I really wanted to do Butterflies this year but there wasn't enough time. Definitely going to do it next year. I am your newest follower!

    First Grade A to Z

  5. Great pictures. The love tunnel is precious. "Quick Write" doesn't apply to my kinders. I don't know what I did wrong this year but we are anything but quick when we do our morning journals. i'll visit often!


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