Friday, March 15, 2013

5 for Friday!

T.G.I.F.

And, you know what that means?
It's time to link up with our friend Kacey over at Doodle Bugs!

It was a beautiful week with a glimmer of Spring! 
And, you know what that means?

Spring Fever. 

We don't blame them...

We've got it too. 
Spring Break is only 
6 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes 
and 6.7 seconds...wait...6.2 seconds away. 
But, who's counting?  

Here's Our 5

To alleviate all symptoms of teacher fatigue Spring Fever, our class has been prescribed a heavy dose of Class Dojo.
 
Have you heard of it? 

Don't worry...
It doesn't have anything to do with martial arts or fighting rings. 
Focus, people...
We know where our tired teacher minds may be wanting to wander. 
But, rest completely assured...We've already confirmed...These things would be highly illegal at recess. 
 
We love the little monsters though. Sometimes, they make us feel better when our real students are acting the same. 
It's like confirmation. 
They smile at us.
 They feel our pain. 

Our class is completely mesmerized! 
They may have even been heard chanting, "Dojo. Dojo. Dojo"
Spring Fever we tell you...
  
We love the sound effects and love that we can reward positive and negative points instantly!
There are many features, including allowing student and parent access from home, but we're not that brave yet just going to keep it in class for now. 
We've bribed them.
15 positive points and they can create their own avatar.
Game On Monsters! 
Game On!
Click {here} to check it out.
February asks a lot of us, and only gives us 28 days to cram it all in. So, Dental Health learning had to sit on the back burner for a bit.
But, we made up for it this week by creating our annual tooth fairy drawings. We still need to paint them, but we love how their own personalities shine through! 
We'll post after pics of our finished bulletin board on our Facebook Page soon!
 We also sang our "Super Smile" song over and over and over again.
Disclaimer ~ We are not artists, painters or anchor chart makers. 
One may rename this song 
"Super Bad Botox Job" based upon our lip art alone.
So, to make up for it we just use a lot of colors and dance poorly to keep their eyes on us, not our art...

 The tune is to "Row, Row, Row Your Boat".

We had a class visit from the "real" dentist today. 
As opposed to the "fake" dentist, whom we really don't want to know about because that may make us an accomplice to something and we're still way too tired from report cards to get involved. 

We had to hold the giant fake mouth.
And, pretend to be plaque.
They shouted at us, 
"Sugar Bugs, Sugar Bugs Go AWAY!"...like they really meant it.
But, at least we don't have bad Botox jobs, so it was all good.  
And, it's Friday!
 Do you eat breakfast? 
We personally need to for a good start, but at this time of year it is getting harder and harder to scarf something down eat in the rush of a school morning
Until now...
We stocked up on our new favorite oatmeal!
Peach Almond
Ummm...Yum!
They come in their own cups, perfect for throwing under the Keurig and scarfing down break FAST! 

We had a Spirit Day at school. 
They wore their clothes backwards, hats backwards, even their shoes on the wrong feet.
We thought it would be fun to let them sit backwards too. 
This was our spelling test. 
Our Dojo was peaceful...and nobody fell over backwards.

Pssst...Did you hear the BIG news?
We turned 1 today!
To celebrate we're throwing a super quick flash sale in our  
TpT Store.

Hurry, only a few hours left!
The sale ends tonight!

Be sure to follow our store while you're there to get the latest news on freebies and units.

Be sure to head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to T.G.I.F. with some other fabulous bloggers!

Happy Friday Friends! 






14 comments:

  1. I, seriously need to check out Dojo - you have confirmed all the great things that I have been hearing. Have a great spring break in 6 days, etc.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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  2. I love backwards day! Such a fun idea! Spirit week is always my favorite!

    Class Dojo seems great! I really want to see it in action!

    ThePolishedTeacher

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  3. I want a giant fake mouth so we can yell that! What fun!

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  4. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished tooth fairies. It looks like something I'd want to steal! :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  5. Backwards day looks like it would be such fun for the kiddos! And super congrats to turning 1 today!!!

    Brittany
    Lovely Literacy & More

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  6. Looks fun! We might have to do backwards day!
    I am having a “Spring Break Bucket List” linky party...stop by and link up!

    Brigid
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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  7. I used ClassDojo a little last year and replace my old clip chart this year. I love it! I was never a fan of the name though. We call it "Monster Points" instead.

    The oatmeal is a great idea! We have a Keurig in the staff lounge that I could use. Hmmm...

    Enjoy your weekend!
    Jenny
    Suntans and Lesson Plans

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  8. Love the backwards day, adding that to our list for Spirit Week. :) Also... I shopped til I dropped in your store and sent my co-worker there too!!!! :)

    Happy Birthday to you!
    Maria

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  9. I loved your Flash sale! I stocked up on a ton of items.
    Thank you, it was like Christmas. :)
    Amy

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  10. Found your blog through the link up. Love all your tooth activities! I think I'm also going to give Dojo a try... We'll see!

    Andrew
    Mr. First Grade

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  11. Love your blog! We are a 2 teacher blog team too (first grade also)! There is a lot of buzz about Dojo, we need to check it out! Adorable tooth fairies! We are your newest follower.
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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  12. I usually spend hours on the net reading blogs on various subjects dental staffing

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  13. I might have missed the more subtle point, but its a good one. I hope she felt like she had a rich life, tending her garden etc. Even if her dental staffing. was a little shabby. Given it looks like she lived through at least WWII, and the proceeding depresssion years (even if very young), she probably felt quite wealthy without the value of the house being important.

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