Friday, March 15, 2013

Five for Friday

We had a great week this week.  From 19 parent-teacher conferences in one day to cooking pancakes for my students, we did a lot of learning and had a lot of fun too.   


1.  Swooning over spoons!  This week our phonics skill was the oo sound like in the word spoon.  So, we made this adorable anchor chart. 




I wrote on plastic spoons with a black Sharpie, then taped them to chart paper.  Easy-peasy!

2.  We held Traffic School in our classroom.  An important concept of print is interpreting environmental print.  The MAP test we take has a bit of a focus on street signs.  So off to traffic school we went!


I posted 10 traffic signs around the classroom and the students used clip boards to draw pictures of the signs and try to interpret their meanings. 


3.  Parent-Teacher Conferences

Well, no more parent-teacher conferences until next year.  I had 19 conferences on Wednesday afternoon/evening.  I was sp-ent by the time I got home that night.  Lucky for me I only had 2 conferences on Thursday. 

This is the sign above my classroom windows, that they parents faced as they sat with me at my table. 


4.  This baby came with our class book order this week!  I spent pretty much every bonus point I had on this sweet puppy.  Cannot wait to use it!


5.  And finally, today I made my first graders pancakes.  Our main story this week was If You Give A Pig A Pancake.  So, of course we read a recipe so that we are understanding how to read to perform a task.  Then I got busy and cooked pancakes for my class. 


I had some toppings to pretty up our pancakes (cherries, whipped cream, syrup, chocolate chips, and sprinkles).  The students were allowed to choose 2 toppings.  050

The students had to complete this paper to write about what they asked for when I gave them a pancake.  I’ll compile all their responses into a class book to add to our classroom library.


I’m looking forward to next week, when this will be at our pocket chart center!



Enjoy your weekend!


  1. So many fun things are happening in your classroom! I'm so glad I found you through the linky.

    I am going to have to use your spoon anchor chart. Too cute. What a concrete way to remember phonics.

    I, too, recently got the same laminator. I LOVE mine!

    So glad I found your blog :)

    The Frizz

    The Frizz in First Grade

  2. That laminator is SO EXCITING!!! Oh, and I love your spoon anchor chart too. What a great visual and connection!

    Happy weekend!
    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  3. 19 conferences in ONE day? Oh my word - you have earned a little relaxation this weekend. Enjoy :)

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Like the spoon idea - I'm going to use it when we get to oo - thanks for sharing!

  5. Pancakes...great idea. I will have to read the book and make pancakes. Love it.

    Mrs. Bartel’s School Family

  6. Love my laminator:) So glad I found you over at TpT. I am your newest follower!

    The Resourceful Apple