Five For Saturday

Oh my, am I happy to see the weekend!  Let's just get it out was a long week.  But all is good now.  I am ready for some family time and home time.  I am linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for a recap of my week.

I went to Trader Joe's this week.  And guess what?  I was sucked into the pumpkin vortex.  Once I put one item that has the word "pumpkin" in it, I just can't seem to stop.  My eyes seem to find every single product in the store that has the word pumpkin in it.  Then my puts those items into my cart.  It's a true disease, I read about it on the internet.  Here is what I came home with.

Do you have this disease too?

We have been busy learning about salmon in our class.  We get to go to a fish hatchery next week.  I can't wait!  This week, our amazing art teacher made these salmon with the first graders.  The picture doesn't show the true greatness, but they turned out great.  She had them use metallic watercolors!  I didn't even know those existed.


We also added to our creek board.  If you remember from a previous board, we made the frog life cycle.  Well, this week we added the salmon cycle.  I know it's not true because the smolt would be found in the estuary area, but I wanted the different stages represented so we went with it!  

WE finally began math tubs in my class and they are going great.  My students are so engaged and love the activities so far.  One of their favorites was find, tally and graph.  We started out with just the graphing part.  We will add the tally part soon.

It's one of my favorite time of the year for sports, baseball playoffs!  Even though my team is out, I still enjoy this time of the year.  I really try to incorporate sports into my classroom because I feel it is a good hook for many of my kids.  In celebration of a recent milestone, I have put one of my favorite sports packs on a price hiatus for a few days.  It's a home run with my class, so grab this freebie and try it out with your class.

Is your baseball team still in the playoffs?

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