Friday, February 8, 2013

Five for Friday

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It's my first time linking up with Five for Friday.  Yay!  In case you don't know, it's five random things from this week.

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1. This was the view out our front door a few hours ago.  This is just the beginning of the snow... winter storm Nemo is supposed to drop two feet or more on us by tomorrow.  It is so crazy out now that the Governor issued a no driving order.  Anyone caught driving in the entire state of Massachusetts after 4pm will receive a large fine AND up to a year in prison.  Craziness!  Needless to say I am snuggled up on my couch with snacks, a glass of wine and a delicious dinner in the oven.  I love snow days!


2. This is the super cute MLK Art that my kids did when I was out for surgery.  How adorable is that?  The activity went perfectly with Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport.  The book is propped up in the corner on a plate stand.  After reading the book, the students chose their own "Big Word" (adjective) to describe Dr. King.  I love how colorful they are.  Click {HERE} for more ideas for Dr. King and a freebie.

3. And here is the African American history month art they did with our amazing para.  Aren't they cute?  Each little one made him or herself and dictated a wish or thought they have about making the world a better place.  It really helped them to connect to the MLK books we had read.  I just love how it looks like they are trying to give you a hug!  Both the MLK project and this project are from Color Me Kinder.  We used {these} multicultural faces instead of the model included in the packet.

4.  I finally got around to laminating and posting these adorable class rules from Cara Carroll.  At the beginning of the year we had a big conversation about rules.  I chose the six posters that matched up to the rules my kids came up with and mounted them on ribbon.  It was so easy!  I literally taped a strip of ribbon to an ugly pipe in my room, then taped the mini posters on top of the ribbon.  Cute and easy... two of my favorite things!

5. We started learning about Chinese New Year.  We have quite a few Vietnamese students at school, who also celebrate.  How cute are these dragons from Blue Skies First Grade?  It was the perfect project for my parent helper to do with the kids.

Unfortunately the blizzard put our lantern making plans on hold, so hopefully we will get to that next week.  Here are my new favorite books to teach about Chinese New Year.  The illustrations are so bring and colorful... the kids love them.




2 comments:

Erin said...

I really like your MLK projects. I will need to remember these for next year!

Thanks for sharing,
Erin
www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

Terri Paulson-Sasaki said...

Love your dragons, so cute. I am your newest follower.

Terri
The First Grade Princess