Five for Friday (Saturday Style)

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.  Although I do realize that today is Saturday.  My Friday was crazy busy.  You will forgive me right??

#1  One of my students said to my student teacher and I, "I know how to spell a word.  F-R-I-V."  When we asked what it spelled he confidently said, "friv".  I love the confidence of 5 year olds.

#2  Thursday was my wonderful student teacher's last day.  :(  The kids and I miss her already.  She was a wonderful positive person.  She has promised to come back and visit often though!!

#3  We started writer's workshop on Friday.  I am so proud of how well my students are doing with it.  Here are some of their examples.

#4  I am working on a new nocturnal animal unit.  I am hoping to have it finished by the end of the weekend since I plan on using it this week and next.  :)

#5  I live and work in Illinois and I am super excited that the ISBE website now has a scope and sequence chart following the common core standards.  Right now there is only one for math, but I am using it to guide my math instruction for the rest of the school year.  My math centers that I create as well as my math lesson will be done so with this guide in mind.  I am on board with common core and it is nice to have guide as when to teach which skills.  Especially since I am so used to using our current curriculum.  Does your district, school, or state have something like this already in place?


  1. Please post and let us know when this pack will be ready! This will be perfect for my upcoming unit!


  2. Amanda, your kids are doing great with their writing! Isn't that always so much fun to see! Your student teacher was very lucky to have you! I bet she will miss you and your class so much, too!
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