5 for Friday ~ Polar Vortex Style

We are linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching again for Five for Friday.

It was back to the daily grind for these two girls this week.

 All week. 5 full days. 

There is no Polar Vortex here in California.
Not even a sprinkle.
Whatever Jack Frost...

So since our little sweeties have been out of our care for 2 whole weeks, 
we find that we need to do a little "Bootcamp" when they return. 
Enter our latest unit: "Listen Up! Auditory Activities for Little Learners".  
Try it out in your class and see what you think. Grab our freebie below.

We jumped right into the new year by practicing our addition facts within ten.
Our Hats for the Snowmen game is the perfect way for them to practice hands on math. 

You can snag this freebie from our Facebook page {here}.
It includes directions, number cards, game mats, recording sheets, and hats for the snowmen...Or, we found black Unifix cubes work great too!

Just click the tab on our Facebook page that looks like this.
You have to like our page to grab the freebies, but once you do, you can grab all our Fan Freebies! 

Looking for some frosty classroom management ideas for winter?
We blogged over at The Primary Chalkboard this week.
We shared several ways we keep our kids from freezing up with their behavior, plus we changed up our Sticker Boards just in time for the Polar Vortex!
But, you'll have to head over to our post over at The Primary Chalkboard to grab yourself a free copy. Leave us a comment over there too and let us know what you do to get your class through these long, cold days. 
We'd love for you to follow us over at The Primary Chalkboard too. It's a shared blog between 20 1st and 2nd grade teachers chalk full of ideas for you!
Click {here} to head on over.
Plus, there's a little giveaway that just started for Martin Luther King Jr. Day too!

Our class has been spelling up a storm since September. We are always bringing in fun ways to get them to practice, without really realizing they are practicing.
With us feeling left out of the whole Polar Vortex and all lately, we decided to bring our own shaving cream snow into class. 

Snow Spelling What You Need
-Shaving Cream (any brand, but the foam type, not gel works best)
*We grab ours at the Dollar Stores and keep them on hand. 
-Willing speller

That's it!
Spread the snow on the table in front of you and go to town!
 And spell!
If you spell long enough, the snow starts to disappear and it even cleans your class tables too.
 We also practice math equations and sometimes just free snow draw for a quick brain break.
If you've been hiding under a box it's time to climb out!
Did you hear the news?
The Mystery Box is back with a BANG!
Click {here} to head over and enter for your chance to win.
You really don't want to miss out.
Please, please win for us!
We've never been so excited to be a part of, but bummed to not be eligible for a giveaway.
So, you have to win!
So we can win too!
Good Luck to you!

Be sure to head back over to Doodle Bugs Teaching for more 5 for Friday posts. 

Fluttering Through First Grade


  1. Hi girls, welcome back! It looks like you had a fun, busy week too. I love your snowman hat ( unifex cubes ) so brilliant! Gotta love the shaving cream - desk cleaning multi tasking activity and the room always smells so fresh too!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  2. You ladies had a fun week back and were fully prepared with super fun activities! Love all your ideas :)
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  3. I gave you a little shout-out tonight. Check it out! Thanks for your GREAT ideas!

    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties


  4. Thank you for all the great freebies!
    I like doing snow spelling too. Lots of fun!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs


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