Five for Friday Link Up and While Most Teachers Get Apples, Guess What I Get?

I’m linking up with Doodle  Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday Linky.  I love the randomness of these blog posts because lately that seems to be my forte’  . . . being random.  When you’re done checking out my week, make sure you click on the Five for Friday icon at the end to see other bits of randomness from like-minded teacher bloggers.

I feel like I have literally spent the last month parked in a chair on one soccer field or another.  All three of my little ones are playing this fall and the only saving grace for having the older one on a pre-travel team is that I get to do a little shopping in between games…yippee!!! Last week when I was killing time before our next game I was able to pop into JoAnne’s and find these amazingly cute little spider buttons.  Aren’t they darling!  I’ll be making a freebie for you with them so if you have the chance go pick some up.  In the meantime, my friend Hadar, from Miss Kindergarten, spied my find and created a cute little activity that goes along with them as well.  Go snatch it up at her blog Miss Kindergarten.

Did I mention that I have 2 boys for every girl this year.  I love the energy and movement that comes in a classroom full of active boys (and girls) and to keep those little ones who haven’t quite managed to master all their letters yet,  I have them work with this ABC Parking Lot activity.  It’s a freebie actually, and you can pick it up by clicking on the picture if you don’t already have it.

And for those sweet things ready for letter sounds, I used this version that includes beginning and ending sounds.  This was THE favorite station this week and we’ll see many more days of use with this and the extension activity I have for CVC words that goes with it.

In addition to cars, this kinder class is crazy about sensory table activities.  So I broke out this syllable one from my Autumn Harvest Word Work Galore pack.  I love giving them the chance to practice this in the sensory table before moving the cards to be used for a write the room activity.  It extends the activity and gives me so many uses.  
New math stations started this week and with it a new math I-spy.  This one has my kinders searching for numbers (it’s tiered 1-10, 1-15 and 1-20) and then representing them in a tens frame.  They love anything with a magnifying glass.

And finally, as a bonus picture I have to answer the question, ‘while most teachers get apples, guess what I get?’  TA-DAH…. A Squash of course!  One of my little sweeties brought me this in this week.  I don’t know if you’re a squash lover or not but there’s nothing like fresh baked acorn squash with butter and brown sugar.  YUM!

So how was your week?  Drop me a line and let me know what you’re working on.  And in the meantime, stop over and check out the other Five for Friday participants this week.


Marsha Moffit McGuire

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