Friday, January 10, 2014

Back At It! Five For Friday!

Oh my goodness!  Am I the only one wiped out this week?  We only had three days with the little ones and I am T.I.R.E.D!!!  I do have to say I am so very proud of my sweeties.  They came back from break and seem so grown up. I think they were ready to be back to school.
The first day back I received some great presents.  Like I have said before, one of the best things about teaching are the sweet presents I am given.  Check it out..........
I got a wiggle eye, a photo card, and a drawing of a bag and money.  LOVE!
Our theme this week was 'snow/snowmen'.   We read 'There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow' and retold the story with items from my pack I sell on TpT and TN.  My little ones love the old lady books.  

We also read one of my favorite winter books, "The Snowy Day".  We drew our favorite part of the book and made these awesome Peter' crafts.  I think they turned out so cute.  I put the two activities together and this is what they look like.
 This sweetie loved it when Peter made a snow angel.
 Lots of little ones loved it when Peter slid down the hill.  Check out the writing!  I had some words on display if they wanted to use them, otherwise they just wrote what they wanted.
 I love the string of letters!
I have some great artists and writers.  I am in love.  :) This is the first year I have incorporated so much writing in our projects.  They have exceeded my expectations, by far!  You can find the pattern for Peter as a freebie HERE .  Unfortunately, I can't find the original source for the writing prompt.  If you know where it came from please let me know so I can give proper credit to the creator.
We also made these adorable snowmen, 
along with snowman names.  You can get the snowman names as a freebie from my TpT and TN stores by clicking on the initials of the store you prefer to use or from last week's post from my blog through Google docs, if you prefer.
Here are a few random shots of our work in progress....
{The most fabulous Ms. Valerie losing the skin from her fingertips hot gluing the 'ear muffs'!}
and these three goof balls being silly while making their snowmen.  :)  They crack me up!
Here is a picture of my new rolling chair.  The idea is not mine, but it is genius!  Take a student desk chair, don't put on the back when assembling, and cover the seat with any fabric by stapling it to the underside.  How easy is that?
Be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and post your 'Five for Friday'!
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)


  1. So cut! I love the seat idea, especially in neon colors!

  2. This is a good idea, i will have to look into passing this onto the preschool in Dartmouth MA. Thanks for sharing!