Friday, April 4, 2014

Five for Friday

It's finally FRIDAY! It doesn't even feel like I was on Spring Break last week--no, that seems like it was an eternity ago. Why does that always happen?! Anyway, after a busy day, I'm still linking up for some Five for Friday fun with Doodle Bugs Teaching.

This week we studied non fiction text structures using Deb Hanson's materials on TPT. This was my first time purchasing from Deb, but definitely not my last. She is a ROCK STAR, people. Fa' real. I'll be back later this weekend to share exactly what we did. Let me just say that 16 of my kiddos received an A or B on their assessment today... which is kind of a big deal! 

On a personal level, I went with the hubster to Target tonight for a little shopping fun. This always happens. I have every intention on buying a new outfit for myself (for a change!) and end up buying this... 
Also, I created a binder to stay organized with my paperwork for grad school. (Love the clipart from Melonheadz!) 

I also did a little shopping in the dollar spot for my kiddos in my class. Next week we'll be doing some serious test prep, so I'll be introducing some new prizes along with our class coupons

 I'm so excited about these! Before today, I simply had Popsicle sticks with student names written on them. I love this so much more! Matches with my theme perfectly! Clipart from Ashley Hughes. 

If you follow me on Instagram (you should!) I posted this picture this week. We have FCAT testing beginning next Monday, so I have my notes of encouragement prepped and ready to go! I plan on leaving a note on their desk all 4 days of testing, along with a letter their parent wrote to them. My sweet principal volunteered to write letters to any students whose parents don't send any in. How awesome is that?! This pack, along with editable parent letter, is available in my shop for just $2! 

That's all for now, friends. Be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs and share your week with us in pictures. Also, check back this weekend for a post on text structures. :)

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  1. Thank you for the shout out, Mandy! You are so kind! I absolutely adore what you did with your popsicle sticks and your bulletin board... what a fun classroom you have created!

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets carried away at the Target Dollar Spot buying prizes for my students! My reason was the same as yours: test prep motivation. It's definitely helping, though! I love your Hollywood-themed bulletin board - so fun! Good luck during testing :)

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