Friday, March 22, 2013

Five for Friday. Freebie Friday, and Spring Break, here I come!

 It's Friday and that means my spring break started at 4:45 when I walked out of my classroom door! It has been such a crazy week, I cannot wait to enjoy a few days of relaxation (of course I need to work on report cards, lesson plans, and ordering...but being able to work in my "comfy clothes" from my couch is all I care about!) 
I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday.
1. Many of you were able to guess my lie from the Two Truths and a Lie game earlier this week. Here they were:
When I was five I almost lost the tips of my fingers by climbing up a metal cabinet in my parents kitchen.
I've always wanted to be a teacher, except for the six months when I was ten and wanted to be an astronaut.
I've never traveled outside of the United States.
My lie was number 3. I have traveled outside of the USA, although only to a few places-Bahamas and Israel. I have so many more places on my "Bucket List."

2. My students and I experienced annoying technology when our wifi went down for 2 days and we couldn't do a Lewis and Clark activity I had created for them using the QR reader. Thankfully it came back up on Thursday and we were able to still do it. (Pictures and a post about this to come over the weekend-I left my camera at school.)

3. My students and I are almost finished our read aloud of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. They have been really enjoying it. Many of them have already seen the movie-so it is neat to watch them learn how much more detailed the book is compared to the movie.

4. Since I teach at a private Christian school my students and I spent the week doing different Easter activities. They each created one of these today and then enjoyed eating it while we watch a Veggie Tales movie.
An empty tomb for kids.

5. Freebie Friday-Here is a freebie that I use with my kids when I teach synthesizing. It can be used as a bookmark or as a guide for kiddos to put into their reading notebooks to help guide their thinking. You can download it here.

Freebie Fridays

What are your plans for the weekend? Anyone else on spring break this week? Happy Friday!


  1. Happy Weekend! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for sharing about your week! I wish I could do your He is Risen craft with my kiddos... maybe I'll do it with just my own kids instead. :)

    I Love My Classroom

    1. I'm sure your kids would love it. My students enjoyed making them (but they really enjoyed eating them!)

  2. Me, me!! I am on spring break for 2 weeks! Yippee!! You guessed my lie correctly and I can't access your email anywhere! If you would like, choose an item from my TPT store (link on my blog) and send it to me at
    I love your "abandoned books" handout you discussed below. That is such an issue I struggle with too.
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  3. Oh goodness! I love the donut tomb - super cute. :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  4. Just found your blog through Freebie Fridays. Thanks so much for the freebie.

    I'm your newest follower. Feel free to stop by my place anytime.

    Granny Goes to School

  5. It is spring break for me too!! But I think there will be a snow storm tomorrow! Ha! Life is just funny that way.


    Curious Firsties

    1. We are due to get snow on Monday-so I feel your pain!