Friday, August 30, 2013

Five for Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! Here are my five random things!
 Here is my sweet boy, Ryder...he has that sad "My Mom is going back to school" look about him! This has been a busy week! Putting those last finishing touches on my room and trying to remember how in the world to teach! Haha...I always think I'll forget how! It's also been a busy one for the back to school dreams! In last nights edition, apparently I enlisted the help of my husband to sit with a friend in need! Not sure he wants to sign up for the role of my classroom aide just yet!

I had Kindergarten Orientation this week! I got to meet 16 of my new little munchkins! So cute and wide eyed! Only one cried...and cried...and cried! Aww! She'll come around! We read The Kissing Hand and did this little writing activity. I was curious to see who would be able to write their name! Woohoo...lots of them could!!! So sorry...I didn't remember to take pics of the finished product! They were so sweet! I traced their hands in the little circle and we put heart stickers on top! I was so happy with how they came out and the timing was perfect! We were just finishing as their parents came to pick them up! You can find the packet in my TPT store if you are interested!

This little washi tape cork board is something I want to make for my room mostly because it's adorable! Click on the picture to go to Miss Kindergarten's blog for the how to! I think I might use it for student of the week or something like that!
I made this little self portrait/ name sample activity yesterday. We like to use the writing boxes in the beginning of Kindergarten. So I'm taking this opportunity to teach them how to start writing at the smiley face and stop at the stop sign! This really helps to avoid the backwards name writing! It's so funny to me when they do that...I couldn't if I tried!

I also finished up my birthday bags. I like to have them all ready to go in case I'm not super teacher on the day of one of their birthdays! Sometimes we forget! I made these little mini fold over cards and wrote happy birthday messages inside. I like to give them ice cream money for a special treat on their birthday! Easy and they love it!

The Mini Birthday cards and the Self portrait are freebies in my TPT store! Happy Friday!!!


  1. Beware, the washi tape is addicting. I bought Autumn some when I was helping set up her classroom. After she started with it, almost everything in the classroom got some applied. Some items even got taped with 2 or more types of tape. LOL

    1. I am excited to enter the washi tape world...definitely been looking for an excuse to get some! :) Do you have pics of the washi taped classroom?!? I'd love to see and get inspired!!

  2. Great birthday idea--also love your cork board! I still don't think my "girl" has gotten over me returning to work, and that was two weeks ago. It is amazing how intuitive pets are... Just found your blog today and am a new follower!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

    1. Thanks for following Sarah! I'm heading over to check out your blog too! I know, our poor pets! If only we could bring them with us! Kids would love it!!

  3. A very cute name for a blog and I am your newest follower. I found you through 'five for Friday'
    I adore the start stop idea for writing
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

    1. Thanks for following Paula!! I'm going to hop over to your blog in a bit! The writing boxes have been huge for us!! No more crazy letters all over the page! Haha!