Friday, April 10, 2015

Five for Friday

We love Five for Friday and we're finally linking up again after...Forever!
Our annual first grade "Wonderful Weather" show was a hit! It's the perfect culmination to all of our weather learning! These productions always take some time to pull together, but the kids do such a great job! Unfortunately, their teachers didn't do as great of a job hanging onto the show banner last year. We'd had it for many years and we have a feeling we tossed it before school started thinking we'd just make a new one this year. Those ideas are always awesome until they come true...
So we channeled our inner Picassos and whipped up a brand new show banner one late night in our studio classroom.  
Do you have a few speedy workers in your class? The spring weather seems to bring out that fast paced "Get me to recess!!" type of worker in some of our friends. We love using visual reminders with our students, so came up with this little desk reminder to help them SLOW down when printing. We tape it right on top or right inside of their desks and refer to it often...Mostly in the form of our pointer finger tap, tap, tapping their SLOW card. We don't say a word...Just a simple tap of the SLOW down card and we have a little meeting of the minds. It works! 
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We've discovered this little gem of an app for quick grouping. Have you heard of it? Team Shake is easy to use and ok, ok...Kind of fun! You just shake your device (we use our iPhones) and the app divides and conquers who will work with who. We just created a class list to start, then with a shake, the app places kids into teams of your choosing. You can create any number from 1 to 64 teams...It's kind of awesome! It costs 99 cents and is available for Apple and Android by the way, but worth every penny. :)

Our school hosted their first Gala a few weeks ago. We got all fancied up and had a fun night out! 
One of our class responsibilities for the Gala was to create an auction item. We love this idea, but are always searching to make something that will appeal to the masses...In other words, something the whole school can bid on, win for tons of money, and not mind having in their homes the morning after. Ha! So, we asked for ideas from our amazing followers on our Facebook page and ummm....This was genius! We had the kids paint fingerprint bugs on a clay pot to start. Then, we planted a lemon tree and attached scratcher lottery tickets, which our class donated, to the branches to create our class Lotto-Tree. It was a Gala hit!
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1 comment:

  1. I love your SLOW posters! I have a few students who could use this gentle reminder =) Thanks!

    -Amanda
    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

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