Five For Friday

Hellloooo Friday!  I’m so glad you are here again!  Howzabout a little Five For Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching to celebrate?

This week just flew by with my intervention groups. Hope your week went fast, too!   Here’s what was up at our school this week.

“Summer Wheels”
This is one of the best books ever to read to your youngers or with your olders in grades 4 and 5. My 5th grade groups read it this week and L.O.V.E.D. it!  It is about boys and bikes and making friends with someone who isn’t so easy to make friends with.  All of my 5th grade boys gave it 10 stars…and that never happens!  It’s a must read!

Hopscotch Blending
In my 2nd grade groups, we were getting stuck with our blending.  It was time to change it up!  The weather F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. quit raining (we’re in the Seattle area and you know what they say about Seattle….well some times it is true! Rain),,,,so out we went to get some active learning in.  I always find that adding movement to academics equals learning!  It’s magic!

We had Parent Night.  At our parent nights, the parents go to classrooms for a presentation on how they can help their students, and the paraeducators run different activity sessions for the kiddles. Here is one of our awesome paras leading a kinder Zumba group!  Notice that I am not in it…..I have a firm belief that exercise can be dangerous… could get hurt don’tchya know?  I was the photographer!  It’s safer that way!  Ha, ha, ha!

Spring Reading
This week, I only had two plan times due to meetings and other yada yada.  I love planning for my intervention groups and am sad when I don’t get all of  my plan times to do quality planning. BUT….I just pulled out our Spring Reading Leveled Passages, hit the copy machine…and boom! That took care of my 2nd grade groups and part of my 1st grade groups!  L.O.V.E.them!  Quality reading and easy prep!  Yesss!

Tulip Fields
This will actually happen on Saturday, so is a little bit of a cheat to put it on Friday, but I can’t resist! We live about 20 minutes from the Skagit Valley, which in the Spring, is covered in tulip fields. This is last year’s picture, but it looks just as beautiful this year!  Can’t wait to see them, and hopefully it will not rain! Ha!  Rain, rain, go away!

That’s all for this week!  Rosie and I wish you a very Happy Easter!  Have a great weekend!



  1. Diana
    March 25, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    I love the blend hopscotch! It's getting so nice out here too, I may do a skip counting hopscotch 🙂

  2. The Tally Tales
    March 25, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the hopscotch blending! I am pinning that now. I've used hopscotch for syllable counting, but I've never thought to use it for blending! That is awesome! Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. JanCT
    March 25, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I'm looking forward to getting outside! Monday we had snow, and Thursday the temps hit almost 70 and daffodils were blooming! Connecticut is weird! Rosie looks adorable and a tiny bit embarrassed! 🙂
    Laughter and Consistency

  4. Kidpeople Classroom
    March 25, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Yep, your hopscotch blending is the PIN of this post. Rosie has the same expression as our dog used to have when my daughters used to put her in baby clothes… oh, our longsuffering pooches 🙂 See ya later. Kathleen

  5. Casey
    March 26, 2016 / 12:36 am

    Love the hopscotch blending,especially with it getting warmer. I can see my first graders loving this!

  6. Unknown
    March 27, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    Hopscotch is AMAZING! I love how it transfers to different skills too. 😀 Happy Easter!

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