Five for Friday!!

Hey, hey, heeeeyyyy! It’s Friday!! I wish I could say that we were starting Thanksgiving break, like all the other posts I read (insert jealousy here) but we only have 2 and a half days so I won’t complain THAT much:)

Lindsey here, and I am linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching this week to bring you my Five for Friday:)

So we had a bit of a cold snap this past week. I drive a pretty big car that won’t fit in the garage, not that I would have room in my garage anyways, SO I have to park in the driveway. Hello frozen car! I lack patience. I HATE defrosting my car. H.A.T.E. I have been known to pull an Ace Ventura while leaving my driveway just because I couldn’t wait. My mom, who I would never tell that I drive with my head out the window sometimes because she would probably freak out about it, came to the rescue!!!

This AWESOME invention is called the Frost Guard. GENIUS!!!! It hooks over your mirrors and is weighted on the sides, no wind blow-over like when you use newspaper, and all you do is unhook it, roll it up and throw it in the back. CLEAR WINDSHIELD! Where have you been all my life????

I am a mom. I multi-task. Not that you have to be a mom to multi-task. If you are a mom, you have to multi-task. So, the other day I made my son toast. Gave it to him. Then went to do my daughters hair. That’s when it happened. I don’t know who did it. They all looked guilty.

Notice…the toast has no jam. The jam has been removed. My son was in a high chair. He couldn’t reach it. Suspect 1: Gracie…always looks guilty….would eat all the toast. Suspect 2: Daxter….refused to make eye contact…would eat all the toast. Suspect 3: Junebug…smart enough to leave the toast…hoping I wouldn’t notice….hoping I would blame the dogs….doesn’t care either way.

I think I know the guilty party.

This week we wrote about things that we were thankful for. We read our I Am Thankful passage, click here to get, and then brainstormed what we were thankful for. We wrote about it and then made our turkeys. 

This kiddo wrote all about me. Each thing she was thankful for was a reason she was thankful for me:) After my own heart!!

The last few weeks we have been working on research projects. The kiddos worked in partners to research an animal, then they wrote a research paper about their animal and created a powerpoint. This is the first year I let the kiddos make a powerpoint. Boy, did I learn some things! I wanted to give them some creative freedom so they picked their own designs and clipart. Some of them got a LITTLE excited about the clipart…

This is our first experience using the computer to create something. Next year we will learn about spellcheck. We also may limit the amount of pictures…but they all turned out pretty good, even if the information was on the wrong slide, and the kiddos LOVED sharing their work with the class. It’s always a learning process, right????
I am starting to move into Christmas mode…slowly. I can’t officially switch to Christmas until the night of Thanksgiving. I just can’t do it. Not until black Friday shopping. (Yes we are black Friday shoppers) But this year I am starting to shift early. Maybe it’s peer pressure? Maybe it’s store pressure? Maybe it’s the red Starbucks cups? So, as I switch gears I wanted to give you a sneak peek of our holiday passages. (Just in case you are switching gears too)

We’ve got a lot the major holidays covered, we hope. We hope to have this set posted by the end of the weekend…but Mockingjay is coming out and I HAVE to see that first:)

Don’t forget…we also have Gingerbread passages which include the classic gingerbread story, a fractured gingerbread story and how to make a gingerbread. We also included a compare and contrast page, a how to writing page AND a new word game, similar to Candyland.

We are almost to break….we are almost to break…we can make it! I hope you have a great weekend!


  1. Erica
    November 21, 2014 / 6:18 am

    I'm so glad I found you through the Five for Friday linky! This post is hilarious. I can't stop giggling about that crime and the suspects. HA! Love it.
    (I'll also be checking out those reading passages.)
    One Lucky Teacher

  2. Carol Davis
    November 23, 2014 / 1:16 am

    The dogs and cat are too funny! Poor dogs look terribly guilty and I think they framed the cat! Happy Thanksgiving!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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