Five for Friday!!!

It’s FRIDAY!!!! Phew…we made it! I’m happy to report that we only have one week left until spring break!! We’ve been absent from Five for Friday but we are linking up with Kacey from Doodlebugs Teaching for one of our favorite linky’s:)


This week we have been working hard on questioning literature. We spent a good amount of time focusing on questioning informational text earlier in the year but now we are focused on literature. I have found that it is easier to separate literature and informational because for some reason second graders just need a LITTLE more time when questioning literature…at least being able to question deeply. Here are some books that I LOVE to use:) Any more suggestions???? I am always looking for new, great texts!!

We have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for that last couple of weeks. I LOVE reading this to my kiddos! They just eat it up! Well…this week was report card week and I often resort to bribery to get the kiddos to return their report card envelopes. HA! I have found the magic…or maybe I should say GOLDEN…ticket! Wonka candy!! Once they found out they were getting candy from Willy Wonka to return those envelopes…let me tell you…GENIUS!!
Now…we teach in Washington State. We lost our waiver for NCLB because our state did not include test scores into teacher evaluations. WELL…now they are trying to pass the bill to have test scores tied to teacher evaluations. Here’s the kicker…
This is a CRAIGSLIST ad to have people score students tests. I mean sure…why not…let’s have people with no experience in the educational field…no experience with the test. YEP! Let’s have them score the tests…I mean at $11.20 an hour HOW could that go wrong???? I’m so glad I teach second grade…

Here she is! My baby girl is playing T-ball! I tried REALLY hard to find this girl better pants. I mean…those things are like MC Hammer pants…but I had no luck. So here she is with her baggy pants BUT she IS rocking pink cleats, helmet, mitt and cheetah bat:)

Woohoo!!! We finally finished our Spring has Sprung bundle!! We have been working hard to get it done. We hope that it is helpful to everyone:) You can read more about what’s included in this bundle HERE…or click HERE to head to our TpT store:)

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and to all you lucky ducks, I hope you have a GREAT spring break:)


  1. Crystal @Primary on the Prowl
    March 27, 2015 / 10:03 am

    That's a precious picture of your sweet girl! And it sounds like your state has as solid of a grasp on education as mine 🙁

    Primary on the Prowl

  2. Donna
    March 27, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    Your little t-ball player is precious even in the baggy pants! I couldn't help but notice one of your books had yard sale price sticker on it. The majority of my books came from yard sales or Goodwill.

    Learning at the Teacher Table

  3. savvy teaching tips
    March 28, 2015 / 3:42 am

    We are also constantly fighting government here in BC. They announced a new bill yesterday which has us all up in arms. They want mandatory Professional Development directed by the government and the ability to remove school boards who oppose them immediately. Your little ball player is adorable. Thanks for sharing this week.
    Sandra's Savvy Teaching Tips

  4. Primary Possibilities
    March 28, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    Baseball season is sooo much fun. I had two in t-ball last year. This year I will have two on the pitching machine league. Fun!!

  5. Liveloveserveteach
    March 28, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    Em is adorable in her pants! Can I apply to grade tests? Ha ha! I totally should and see what happens. Happy Saturday!
    Joya 🙂

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