Five For Fraturday

Happy Saturday!  Was it a long week to you?  It was to me and I was out of my classroom for three days.  I think that I am also thinking ahead of our 50th day celebration and Halloween next week and I am a little overwhelmed.  But for now, I will enjoy the weekend.  I am linking up with Kacey over at Doodle Bugs Teaching for a recap of my week.

We have done the pumpkin patch three times already this year, kind of crazy but fun!  This one we went to last week had so many varieties of pumpkins.  

We have a pen pal class this year that was set up by Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory.  We wrote to them a few weeks ago and this week, we received a package back from them.  My class was so excited!  They wrote us a letter as a class and then sent us individual letters.  We are excited to begin writing them back.

Now to be honest I am not a huge boxing fan, but this is what my sone chose for a costume this year. I must say, he does may a cute boxer.

I spent three days at a project-based learning training put on Buck's Institute.  We do a lot of project-based learning at our school and it was great to get some clarification of a few things.  I am excited to fine tune some of the projects we already work on in first grade and plan some more.

I introduced rock-paper-scissors math this week.  One of the responses from on of my students was, "This is the best game, you're the best Mrs. Dooly!"

I guess they liked it.  

Click below to read more about how I use rock, paper, scissors games in the classroom.  Check out all of the games here.


  1. Hi Renee! It looks like you had a great week! I would love to hear more about the problem based learning projects you do in first grade. I am hoping to incorporate more of them with my students this year. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Hi Renee!
    You sure do have a cute boxer! I bet he is going to have a ton of fun this coming weekend! What a creative costume!
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