October 17, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 17th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog

 

Seriously, HOW can it be Friday again? {Not that I EVER complain about the weekend!} But, these weeks are flying by so fast I can not catch my breath!

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What I thought was going to be a calm week started out with severe weather and an unexpected early release from school. We dismissed kids at 12:30 on Monday due to possible bad weather. Luckily we escaped with no damage but the alerts were pretty crazy. I am so thankful for a school that will dismiss us rather than having to take cover with a room full of kids!

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Then on Tuesday.. we woke up with this glorious fall weather!

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There is nothing I love more than a sweatshirt!

Makes me happy, happy, happy!

I am also thankful for a school that lets me wear sweatshirts and jeans!

This picture is for Janice who told me I need a picture of myself on my blog!

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My website- www.ilovedoodlebugs.com has been updated with a new look. I would love for you to check it out and click on a few links!

 

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How long do you think I can leave these pom-poms on my hall bulletin board? I put them up for back to school and I keep thinking they will come down the next time I change the board. But, I somehow keep making them fit in with the new decorations! I am not sure I can make them blend in with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ll let you know….

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This week our weekly centers all came from my Spiders Unit. This is one of my favorite units.. such fun!

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I finished a product this week that we are enjoying in my class. It’s a set of 20 cut and paste Halloween printables. They have been great for morning work or early finisher work during our center rotations.

Here are a few we’ve done this week…

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Have a great weekend!

Link up below.

October 10, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 10th}

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Five for Friday is a weekly teacher linky party where you post five random things from today or this past week and on your blog. Then, you come back and link your blog post up at the bottom of this post in the linky tool.Grab the button above and link back to this post on your blog.

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A few days ago – I posted about these fun Candy Corn Guys over on the Blog Hoppin’ blog. They are also a free download in my TpT store.

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These are displayed on our main hall bulletin board. My class was assigned the month of October- and they are smiling at you when you walk in the front door of our building.

Quick Download: Candy Corn Guys Craftivity/Art Project

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I have definitely put the MANY pocket charts to use this week in my room. I have been pulling students 1 or 2 at a time for extra sight word practice and I have needed lots of activities to keep the others busy.

Quick Links:

Math facts * Months & Days * Short Vowel Sentences Unscrambling * Crayon Counting by 5’s *Apple Counting by 5’s

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I took a personal day on Thursday and went to the largest flea market in our state. I’ve been going for about 15 years. It’s a fun day. It was crowed {as usual} and really hot this year. But, always fun!

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While I was out on Thursday, I left this monster project with the little ones. They turned out pretty funny!

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I don’t have anything exciting for #5.. other than it’s Friday. And, we have a 1/2 day. I would totally fall in love with a fall break .. but unfortunately I will settle for just an afternoon off. I think I might just take a nap.

And for no reason.. here is a little Biscuit cuteness! I simply ♥ her!

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Have a wonderful weekend! Link up your below!

October 3, 2014

Five for Friday {Linky Party.. October 3}

 

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A few weeks ago I shared our class Clifford Book Posters that we did as a guided lesson. We did those as a sample for a home project that I required my first graders to do. This past Monday was the due date for their home projects.

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They each had a different Clifford book and were required to do a poster. It was a great learning experience and they were proud of their projects. They look great covering a huge part of our hallway outside our classroom.

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It is Homecoming Week at our school. The high school is on the same campus with us so we are fully engaged in all the fun! Nothing is more exciting than daily dress up days! Let me tell you.. this is BY FAR… been the most exciting week ever for my little guys!

Monday was pajama day. Tuesday was Camo Day. We skipped Wednesday {which was Decade Day} for a field trip, Thursday was Color War Day. Our class color was orange! WE ROCKED IT! And today was Jersey/School Spirit Day.


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The theme for Homecoming was “Rolling Through the Decades”. Each elementary class was given a “decade” and we had to do a poster/banner to hang in the lobby of the gym. We got the 80’s.

Which I was excited about.. but trying to explain to 6 year olds about the 80’s was WAAAY over their little brains.

So, most didn’t “get it” but we still had fun making our sign. They totally understand about a video game so they were all into our PAC MAN sign!

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They each made a Pac Man ghost.

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And they each got to stick lots of round stickers on the maze/game board. Trust me when I tell you that I drew pencil lines for them to follow when they were putting on the stickers so I have NO idea how the lines got so wiggly. But, it gives it some added flair!

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Here is the finished product.

I love projects like this!


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This past Monday I was asked to do an interview for a newspaper that is published in Mississippi about my Doodle Bugs Paper {stationery} business. This was completely out of my comfort zone but was an honor and an experience that I knew I did not want to miss. The interview lasted about an hour and then they did a little photo shoot of my office and some products. afterwards.

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And just like that.. I blinked and it was October. We have finished 1/4 of the our school year! Time is flying by!

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We did a few “October”things this week to celebrate a new month.

This cut & paste spelling sheet is from my Months of the Year Unit.

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Is there anyone that doesn’t LOVE October? Such a fun month!

This ordinal color word sheet is from my Months of the Year Unit.

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This cut and paste activity is from my Halloween Unit.


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Have a great weekend! Link up below….