Five for Friday!!

Happy Friday friends!! Who’s thankful for a 3-day weekend?!?!? This girl! I am pooped! We are super-excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for our favorite linky!

It’s DRA time again! My kiddos are just making leaps and gains right now! It is taking me FOREVER to get through these assessments but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the progress!! If you give the DRA I know you feel my pain with this picture. “He started and started and started…” Oh boy…

We are wrapping up our comparing and contrasting unit by comparing butterflies and moths! I love the pictorial that one of our GLAD facilitators introduced to us! The kiddos really love having this poster to refer to when we are discussing butterflies. They pull A LOT of the language when comparing and contrasting. 

Now that we are wrapping up life cycles, we are ready to dive into Dr. King and then Black History Month! I’ve got all my stuff ready! I really love the way that these topics really get the kiddos talking about equality and treating others with kindness. Our new quick reads also focus on the struggle for equality. They start with the tough life of a slave, the bravery of Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln working towards equality, Dr. King and his dream for equality and finally President Obama. I am really excited to use these with the kiddos to support our learning during literacy stations. Click HERE to get a copy for yourself:)

We have been reading the Children’s Choice books. I LOVE doing this every year! Here are a handful of the books we have read so far. My favorite is A Boy and A Jaguar by Alan Rabnowitz. Such an inspiring story! I think my kiddos favorite is The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf and Grandma! If you aren’t reading these, I highly recommend them!

Calling all WASHINGTON bloggers and TpT’ers!!!! We are having our second annual meet-up in March. We can’t wait to see everyone and catch up!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a restful weekend!!


  1. Teaching Autism
    January 15, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Enjoy your second meet up in March! I'm always so jealous of you all with these great meet-ups always looks so much fun and a great learning opportunity! The Children's Choice Books look great! Have a great weekend!

    Teaching Autism

  2. Mrs. Clancy
    January 16, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I am wondering what the Children's Choice book is? I love all the suggested titles especially Gaston! I have to check out the rest. Happy weekend!

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