Five for Friday

We have linked up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday!

Here's a quick look at our week...

1. We hung up our Directed Draw Snowmen from our "Snow-tastic Snowmen Unit". Love these guys. They crack us up how each one of them has their own personality (much like the artists).

2. We started our "Polar Unit" (since it's a chilly 50 degrees in Cali we figured it's pretty much like The Arctic)!

3. This next one needs some explaining...

We were inspired by Teeny Tiny Teacher and First Grade Parade's idea of "Snowball Fight". We came up with our own version and wrote some numbers on plain papers and crumpled them up to create 'snowballs'. We allowed our students to chuck them as hard as they could gently toss a snowball to a friend. The friend would open up the snowball and record what coins could be used to make that number. 

We are also thinking about doing this with spelling words, number equations, etc. 
The possibilities are endless! If you are brave enough want to try this in your class, grab the freebie below.

4. We also plugged our "Frosty in First Grade" activities into workshop and let them have at it.

5. Just finished up our "100th Day of School Unit". You can see it by clicking on the image below.

Go Link Up with Kacey and share your Five!

Fluttering Through First Grade


  1. Found your blog through Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday linky. We had a snowball fight as well this week. We used out sight words and made a poster with them. LOVED IT!

    The directed drawing snowman are adorable. Did you create your own directions for the drawing or did you get them from somewhere?


  2. Also found you through the linky! Love your 100 day unit!
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  3. Our high today was 2, it was minus 11 this morning. I do snowballs also but we do high frequency words. Then crumple and throw, then open them and read the words. The children love it. I love your five. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I found your through the Linky and your 100th Day unit looks super cute! Happy Friday :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  5. I found your blog through the linky party, and I love your take on Cara's snowball fight. I'm definitely downloading a copy and working it in next week. Thanks!

    First Grade Wolves

  6. I love your spin on the snowball fight. I too have read and pondered the fight but have not followed through with it. We just began counting quarters this week, and I am thinking of adding it into my lesson plans on Monday!

    Thanks for the freebie!

    The Frizz

  7. Love the snowmen art project! You should link that up over at Nicole's blog, Teaching with Style!!! She has an art linky going on. Have a great weekend!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  8. Great pics! I love the snowball fight ideas! I found your cute blog from the link party! I'm so new to blogging and linky parties - what fun!
    Thanks for the freebie and the inspiration!
    Have a nice long weekend!

    Laura ~ First Grade Spies

  9. Thanks for sharing the snowball fight recording sheet. I'm being observed next week and I think we're going to do a snowball fight. We're going to use it with related facts. Once the snowball fight is over, they have to pick up one snowball, read the number sentence on it and then find the other students that have the related facts.

  10. Hi girls,
    I love your twist on the snowball smart!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  11. Those snowmen are SO cute! LOVIN' the money take on snowball fight! The kiddo laughing her head off is priceless.

    Hope you guys are enjoying your weekend!

  12. Costco needs to give you commission....I'm sold! Our school has had those clips for years and they continue to work year after year.

  13. I love the snowman art! Thanks for linking up!
    Teaching With Style


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