Saturday, January 25, 2014

Five for Friday (Really Saturday) & Freebie

Ok everyone hold on to your panties I am posting twice in one week.  Yep, It must be the cold and snow that we are currently getting here in Ohio.  I just want to hunker down & stay warm.  I have never joined but read all the posts from my bloggy friends linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching Five for Friday linky party so I thought why not.  I have a few pictures which is always a surprise because I never think of taking pictures until we are done.
So here we go......

1, Monday - This is not school related but my obsession since I am planning my sister's wedding shower next month.  I made a pennant bunting to decorate with.  I have made 3 and I am in the process of making one out of our mom's old wedding dress.

2.  Tuesday - Math stations with my fifth graders.   I use Tara's over at 4th Grade Frolics math stations you can purchase it at TpT.  Click here to go to Tara's store. Love it!

The boys are working on decimal match game.   I can't find who I got the freebie from but will look when I get to school.  If it looks familiar let me know so I can link it.  I thought is would be too easy but it was a little challenging which was good.  Make them think!

Here is another idea I umm borrowed from Tara. She uses Scholastic Dyna Math Magazine and cuts up the articles and has the kids glue them in their math notebooks.
 3.  Wednesday -  We have been working on landforms in fourth grade science & planets in fifth grade science.  For land forms I have been using Ari's Landform Posters & Fold Ups. from The Science Pengiun.  I made my own planets graphic organizer that I have not tweaked enough to link but hopefully will soon.   
4.  Thursday- We had our annual science fair .  Here is my post from Thursday on our science fair. if you would like to read it.  OMG I had to come back & add this... I won my first Facebook giveaway from Jamie over at Miss Math Dork.  I won Valentine Math Station activities on fractions plus it is already differentiated already.  WOO HOOO!  I started following her because who could not LOVE the name of her blog & then I started following her on Instagram and fell in love with her bullie Dozer.  Now I follow Jamie on Facebook.  I sound like a stalker.  LOL
Yep that is a 5th grader's project.  Super smart kid!
5.  Friday - My fourth graders did math stations.  In one of the stations I have them use iPads and go on their free Scootpad accounts and practice their math skills.  They love iPads.

They also played Snowball Smack which is also at Tara's store just click on the name & it will take
you to her store.  The kids beg to play this one.

 I thought I would give a freebie that you could use for your newsletter next month.  Click HERE.  Thanks for stopping by and stay warm.  BRRRRRR



  1. Hi Wendy,

    Looks like you had a really busy week! We have our first day of the school year on Tuesday here, so I am getting ready to be busy myself! :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  2. I didn't know Scholastic had a math magazine. Can't wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing.

    The Math Maniac


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