Saturday, January 12, 2013

Weekly Recap

As I mentioned yesterday, a lot happened this week that I wanted to post about. I figured I would just do a weekly recap of how our week went.

 We started the week of like most teachers did, with penguins. We will be continuing with penguins next week before we move onto Arctic animals.
We had fun with some other birds as well, Angry Birds!! My students loved this writing project/craftivity. I had them describe what their Angry Bird looked like, why they were angry, and how to make their Angry Bird happy again. Some of their stories were really cute. You can find a link to the craftivity HERE.
My students started working with geoboards this week. Look how well they work together and help one another! I have the sweetest class ever (in my opinion ^_^ )
 We also started reading Scholastic News, another Donors Choose project. The students are enjoying Scholastic News so much. I can't believe I have waited this long to get it for my students.

We ended the week with yet again another Donors Choose project. As you can see on the right we got 9 puzzles as well as some picture books. I wanted a quick and easy way to do Fun Friday because I am not a huge fan of Fun Friday. I love giving my students time to have fun and I like the little down time I'm able to get to clean my room before the weekend. Puzzles were the perfect thing. I already had one box bent, so I'm going to have to find an even easier storage option for these puzzles.

I'm linking up over at a few places this week...



  1. That angry bird writing activity is adorable! I know my kids would love it BUT don't know if I can squeeze it in with the state writing test coming up without getting "in trouble"....isn't that sad.....I really don't like the state tests!!! Super cute activity though...we will def. be doing it after the test:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. It's cute right! I'm so glad that Mrs. Sheehan (over at Learning in Wonderland) made it. My kids had such a a fun time making it and it only took about 15 minutes TOPS to complete it.

  2. I love those sun glasses you put on the kids' pictures. They are too stinkin' cute! What a great idea!

    Teaching With Moxie

    1. Funny story about that. I was editing pictures of my little darlings and my husband said that I always make them look like aliens (I was blurring out their faces). I decided to add little glasses instead because it still keeps the privacy, but not as creepy. :-)

  3. Super cute penguin craftivity. My kiddos did some penguin work this week as well. They always enjoy it. Did you happen to check out any of the reading activities about penguins on They have some great informational text articles on the topic. Awesome post!

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

    1. No, I haven't even heard of Thanks for sharing. I'll go and head on over there right now. :-)

  4. How cute are you and your blog?!?!
    Can't wait to see what you are up to in the future!
    :) Reagan

  5. Oh my goodness, I love your Angry Birds writing and craft idea!! That is adorable! I'll have to go check it out!! And our school gets us Scholastic News for our classrooms and my kiddos love it!! It has so many interesting articles and I am loving the online components as well!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. Yes, the online component is awesome. I have been using it with my students on the projector until they can get into the computer lab and use it on their own.

  6. What a fun week - great learning activities you planned! Your class looks precious! I love how they're working together so well!

    Thanks for linking up to share - I'm your newest follower! :)

    Teaching Maddeness