Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday!

Here we go again...I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching. This little linky has become a favorite of mine!

1. I just bought something totally AH-MAZING from Tpt and I have to show you!!!
This is going to be great for some review before we take the MAP Test in almost a month. I bought one for me and then 2 additional licenses for my first grade teammates. I'm pumped to start this up after spring break. Thanks Abby! 
2. Books, books, and more books!

The Scholastic Book Fair was in full swing this week at my school. We have a wonderful PTO that gives each teacher some money to spend. Look what we have to add to our library! 

3. We've been learning about capacity this week in math. Today we made Gallon Men/Robots/girls/cats. I let my kiddos make any head they wanted. Boy did they get creative! These are going up out in the hallway on display for conferences. 

4. Meet the mystery worker...

My kiddos are getting super antsy and we are reviewing expectations/rules ALOT. SpRiNg FeVeR! So, to help motivate them to stay on track I pick a mystery worker or two during different times of the day. If they are following expectations and working then I announce the mystery worker. They get a ticket and once or twice a week I pick a few out to get something from the treasure box {stickers, pencils, fruit snacks...} If the mystery worker isn't doing their job, then I don't announce who it was. I just tell the class, "Oh no the mystery worker wasn't doing their job so I can't give out a ticket." 

5. Have you seen my latest freebie? If on the pic and download!

Happy Friday! 
I have conferences this week and then Spring Break officially starts Thursday night after my last conference! Yippie!


Ms. Richards said...

Thank you for the great freebie! My kids have been going stir crazy too. Between Spring Break being 3 days away and regualr ol' Spring Fever we are trying to keep it together. Haha Thank goodness it is Friday.


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Sarah said...

That's a cute idea for keeping them motivated! I'll have to remember that! I have so many things going on in my room now. We do class dojo, a second grade list (as we prepare for second grade) and then table points. Whew!


Molly said...

Thanks so much for the fun freebie! We'll be working on that sound after Spring Break, so it's perfectly timed! Thanks

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Jean Robinson said...

Found your blog through your store on TPT. I am a Michigan blogger too.:)
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First Grade Buddies said...

We like your mystery worker idea. We could definitely use that in our classrooms right now too!

:) Tamra and Sarah
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Lisa Mattes said...

I LOVE Julie's blog!!! And, am happy to be your newest follower!! :)
Growing Firsties MEGA Milestone Madness Giveaway ends soon!

Nicole J said...

Cute blog! Love the name, that's what drew me in! I also just got that Z is for Moose book - I actually sat and read it to myself and kept laughing. haha I can't wait to read it to my kiddos.
I'm your newest follower! :)

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