Friday, October 18, 2013

Five for Friday~Snippets & a FREEbie

Hi-ya, peeps! I’m linking up with Kacey at DoodleBugs Teaching for another Five for Friday.

Here's a few snippets from our week!


It’s been a “write on” kind of week! We finally put the last piece to our guided reading groups in place…..our guided writing notebooks! We used them to reflect on our books and write sentences. Running records have been taken. A few switcharoos have been made and I couldn’t be happier with the flow of our groups. I never see anything as completely done, so we’ll work to make them the best they can be, but I am thrilled with where we are. I *LOVE* teaching reading!!! It feels great to see the kiddos growing as readers & writers already!

What’s the green dot for? It’s just a little visual reminder to start at the top, right of the paper and signifies “go”. We won’t use them on each page. It was just to get us trained on procedures for our notebooks as we got started with guided writing.


In math, we’ve been learning how to S-U-B-T-R-A-C-T, SUBTRACT! Who else would be as fun as our groovy friend Pete to begin learning how to handle taking things away? Did we cry? Goodness, NO! (There were a couple days when I thought...I might!) Working with numbers can be hard, but characters like Pete help to make it ALL GOOD!


We even got to write on our desks to practice making the matching number sentences! No worries, it came right off with a baby wipe. We saw Boss Doss’ friends having fun writing on their cubes and thought we’d give it a try too! The kids loved it!

halloween freebie

And what teacher ends the week, without looking ahead to the next? Here’s a little repost from last year, of a Halloween FREEbie to practice ABC order and sorting nouns and verbs. The pictures are purposely the same, so that students will practice decoding in order to read the words and sort them into categories. Always…..more to come! Click the pic to grab it, if you like.

I hope your week was as “write on” as ours was! Enjoy!

Laters, Gators!



  1. I love the green dot! That is such a great idea!

  2. Thanks for sharing... I love the underlining of each word:) and I downloaded the freebie :)


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