Friday, February 15, 2013

Valentine Five for Friday


Hi~ya, Friends! TGIF! It’s been one long, FUN,….week! I’m linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching and Stacy from Simpson’s Superstars to share the love from this week.

We started the week by floating along with word work goodies! Most of the skills we worked on this week, thank goodness, were review skills because the chatterbox monster reared his ugly head again! Either that or my parents let their kids into the Valentine’s Day candy a little early! Man….thank goodness, for Daily 5.  Without it, I’m pretty sure my hearing would not still be intact.

We worked on using context clues to determine the meanings of words and naming synonyms. I thought replacing them in sentences might be a bit tough, but it wasn’t! It was actually one of their favorite activities this week.

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Frrrrrooooooggy……is always a hit! There were tons of grins and giggles when we read Froggy’s First Kiss. As we were reading the story, I replaced Froggy’s name a few times with one of my biggest chatterbox’s name and the kid’s totally “got” the reference. That brought on an insane amount of giggles that caused us to make connections and enjoy the story even more!
Slide2 After having so much fun creating our Valentine bags with Froggy, he carried right on over into math. We have six table groups in our room. In the middle of each table, there was a heart with a fact family chosen by the students. We used digital dice on the Mimio to choose our numbers. Remember all that talking, I mentioned? Well along with it, came a bad case of the wiggle worms! Rather than fight it, we incorporated it into the lesson because they really, REALLY, REAlly needed to move.

Each student listened and followed directions to fold and cut out their fact family houses. After doing so, they rotated (when told) to each of the six tables to write the four number sentences included in each fact family. To complete the foldable, an illustration of Froggy and Frogelina’s classroom was added.

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My sweeties showered me with a few of my favorite things! *LOVE*! They may have motors running those lips, but they’re pretty observant! Admittedly, I don’t eat much. I graze. I’m constantly nibbling on something. One of my students noticed that I always have the same green water cup, so he brought me a new one. Another brought my favorite trail mix and candies and lots and lots of yummy chocolate. They’re just so sweet!


After recovering from all the overflow of l-o-v-e in the room, we floated off into space to use future tense in our writing and make connections to Science. I love how these simple little astronauts turned out!

The doorbell’s ringing….so that means our Friday night Domino’s pizza has arrived! See ya later! Pizza & pjs, here I come!


  1. Hi Tanya! I found you on Doodle Bug's Linky! You have really cute ideas! I want to read Froggy's book now and put in my kids names! Love hearing them laugh! Your gifts are very impressive!
    I am so doing your foldable house when we review fact families! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi, Kim! Thanks so much for hopping over! This week was all kinds of giggly, exhausting fun. My kids LOVE that simple little foldable and ask to use it in different ways...thanks again for stopping by! =)

  2. Your blog is too cute!! I love it! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank YOU! New followers are the absolute BEST! =) Thanks,again! =)

  3. Love all the Froggy activities! :)

  4. Thanks, Heather! We had so much fun with him...gotta go dig out the rest of my froggy books! =)

  5. Hey Tanya,
    I LOVE your froggy bags, that is one of my favorite Froggy books to read to my kids. I am sooooo pinning your picture so I can remember it for next year. Thanks so much for showing me some bloggy love and linking up to my party. Have a great looooong weekend.

    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  6. The frog activities are so adorable! I am amazed by what your firsties do! Awesome! Pizza and pjs...sounds so appealing:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  7. Tanya, I love your blog! So glad that Mimio is a part of such a fun classroom!

  8. Enjoying your blog! Hope that you will check mine out as well, I'm currently having a giveaway... you should enter!

    Martha :)


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