Five for Friday!

Happy Friday friends! I am SO glad the weekend is here! It has been a long, but great week! I am sure ready for some rest though. I am so excited to link up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little Five for Friday fun!

 This week, we started learning about collective nouns. They sure are tricky! There’s no real formula…it’s all memorizing. I picked up this gem in a recent book order. The kiddos LOVE it and it’s full of great collective nouns!

Over winter break, I was grading some of my kiddos writing. Holy smokes! Their handwriting was SO hard to read I couldn’t believe it. It has just gotten SO sloppy! I had to do something about it! So, we started our handwriting books this week. Hopefully this cleans up their work and reinforces them taking their time when writing. 

I have a very LARGE collection of books. Way more than any one person should have. But, every year when we start our folktales unit, I always hit up the library. I have spent a lot of time on Abebooks, ordering used books for this very unit. I have finally shrunk my library pile to this neat stack. It’s still a huge chunk, but it’s WAY better than it used to be!

We have had some beautiful weather in the PNW this week! I bribed my kiddos with some outside reading. They love to go out and read in the sunshine! It takes a special group to be bribed by reading. Another reason I LOVE this class!

Let me tell you…this warm weather is not common in the PNW this time of year! We got home at about 5:15 and it was still warm enough for the kiddos to go outside and play! I love it!

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend:)


  1. totally elementary
    February 27, 2016 / 3:06 am

    Your kids are so cute! I'm going to have to check out that book website! I feel like my kids' handwriting is crazy hard to read too! Have a great weekend!

  2. Kidpeople Classroom
    February 27, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Have you found overall that we give much less emphasis to handwriting these days? It seems as more and more gets into the curriculum, penmanship just gets squeezed out. Our district doesn't even have a curriculum for it. It's just left to teachers as catch can. On another note- I love AbeBooks, too. Great bargains! See you around. kathleen

  3. Reading in Room 11
    March 1, 2016 / 1:55 am

    I love the handwriting book! Did you make that?
    Reading in Room 11

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