Five For Friday

Can I get a woohoo?  It's Friday!  We had a very busy week in my world.  Check out my fishy week.  I am linking up with Kasey over at Doodlebugs Teaching for her weekly link up.

I am addicted to erasers.  I have a tub in my class that I can not close the lid because it is overflowing with these cute little things.  I buy them for every season and find every little reason possible to use them, except for their intended purpose...erasing!  You can read about eraser math stories here.  

This week, I pulled out these ten frame trays I bought at Oriental Trading this summer.  You never know what the quality will be with Oriental Trading, but these are great!

We used the erasers and math trays to help solve some make a ten addition sentences and the kids loved it!  

This is my grade level partner Susan from Friendly Froggies with Landon Fish (get it fish On-Land)  

We took our first graders to the Coleman Fish Hatchery this past week.  It was so much fun!

lots of big salmon!

Watching the egg harvesting.

I'm starting the Halloween fun early in my class.  It's such a fun group, that I thought I would pull out the "educational tools" early, so out came the witchy pointy fingers!  It's so much more fun to read with them.

We attack the learning of sight words in many different ways.  This week, I introduced the roll, read and cover.  I even let them use twistable crayons!  It's amazing how fancy crayons can change everything.  

I pulled out the Halloween Literacy Centers for word work last week and the kids loved them.  Here are some of the activities we had.

Digraph sort

Pumpkin Punctuation

Halloween Syllables

Vowel sort

They can all be found here.


  1. I have literally fallen in love with your blog design, it is a whole new level of cuteness! Your Halloween resources look great!! I love pulling out seasonal resources to use in the classroom :)

    Teaching Autism

  2. The egg harvesting is both revolting and fascinating! :) We have a trout hatchery near our house. My children and I used to visit it often when they were little. Maybe we need to take a trip there tomorrow. Have a great week!
    Laughter and Consistency


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