Friday, February 14, 2014

Five for Friday AND Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Doing the usual Friday thing and linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday fun!
Last week we worked on number combinations (decomposing numbers) and read Chicka Chicka 123 to get us in the mood for numbers.  I finally made our Chicka Chicka tree, complete with number leaves and number combination leaves! LOVE IT!

2 is the number of snow days I had this week.  SOOO our Valentines celebration will be on Tuesday and it pushes our 100th day back AGAIN.  That will now be on Feb 24! jeez! These days did come at the perfect time however because I had NO VOICE left after my Wednesday conferences.  It's finally feeling better today :-)  And lastly, in honor of snow days and Valentines day this definitely happened:

I just had to share this homework that one of my kids completed this week.  They were supposed to complete the puzzle (which we cut out at school) and use it to write in the missing 10's numbers on the 100 chart.  This is how they chose to do it:
 LOL! I love the commitment to gluing each one on...
So I have officially started some intense intervention with 3 of my students who are still working on learning their uppercase and lowercase letters!  Luckily theres only 3 of these friends.  At conferences this week I had to tell these 3 parents that their children are at risk for repeating kindergarten- hopefully this will motivate them to help out a little bit at home!!! Here is one of my kiddos using Deedee Wills' Super Speed Intervention Activity.  Love it- you can check it out on TPT HERE.

We started the Table Olympics this week!! I set it up as a minute to win it style team competition! So fun!!  I will have to show you a picture of me setting this whole thing up next week- its awesome!  Here are some pics of competition:
In our first event they had to stack 13 foam cubes up without them falling! It proved harder than they thought!

Unfortunately one of my friends on this team was a VERY sore loser so we had to have a conversation about winning, losing, etc... 
This was the first group to finish- they were just sitting there quietly, hands in their lap.  It was hilarious! When I saw they were done I was like you guys gotta cheer!!!

Day 2 required them to hook together 20 links!

And they knew how to cheer when they were finished!!
 As a side note- and this may become controversial- all my kids will get something for participating in the Olympics, but not everyone will get a medal.  I am running this just like the real Olympics.  I think it's important for kids to understand that not everyone can be THE winner when you play a game.  What do you think?

Also- I NEED SOME HELP FRIENDS! How do you all get cute little pictures on your photos to cover the kids' faces?!?!  I have to open them in Paint and put a big blog on their face... not cute.  Any tips??

 Have a great long weekend!! You have President's Day off right?! Jump back over to Doodle Bugs Teaching for more Five for Friday!


  1. Love all of this!

    Use skitch! It's an app on the iPad:) you can blur faces with it, too.

  2. Love your tree. We've been decomposing numbers this week around snow days - shake, drop and cover and number bonds with divided plates so far. I think it is good to give everyone something but let some win. When they make up their own games, play sports or video games, there is a winner. It is good for them to learn this in a safe environment.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! I had Chicka Chicka 1-2-3 lessons planned for the whole week with my kindergarten group... but the snowstorm had other plans. I think I'll do a tree when I do those plans THIS week instead. :)


    Always Adapting

  4. Love the table Olympics! Looks so fun.


  5. Heather, can you believe these snowdays?! I feel like we are going to go like 50 days in June. UGH! Oh my gosh, I made cinnamon rolls this week too! Yum! I love your number trees!
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together