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Five For Friday: December 18

Hey guys! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to give you my Five for Friday!
This was the last week before break...
My kiddos were CRAY! But we had a super week filled with lots of fun activities and "learning."
We made our ornaments to decorate our tree at school and their trees at home! They turned out better than I had even expected.
I cut out the circles and the stands for the snow globes. Students got some white paint and made "snow flakes" on them! After they dried I put their pictures on the globe! Then I laminated them. I just love how they turned out! 
A year ago, I was blogging a lot about my new house. We were in the middle of building and had just gotten the front door on! I just love Facebook's Time Hop for reminders like this. The whole process brought back such good memories of building our home. 
I just LOVE it!
Our little school really gets in the Christmas Sprit! Each morning, on the last week before break, after announcements, we play a school wide BINGO game. The kids look forward to this all of December. Student council pulls the words and uses them in a sentence and it's a race between classrooms to see who gets a BINGO and calls the office first! Friday is a cover all...the competition is REAL. Everyone will be racing to call the office. I'm sure of secretary loves this.. HA!

The winner gets baby candy canes. Today, Santa will also be making a stop into all the rooms. Boy oh boy, the room is sure to be chaotic for sure! 
This is Polar Express week. I can hardly get through the last two pages without choking up every. single. year. I just love this story! We have been working through the book with my {Polar Express pack}. I updated it this year, and I'll just brag a little...it's pretty awesome. 
We have sorted vocabulary words, played a matching game, and used them in a zillion sentences. I even noticed students using these words in their writing! I'm working on transforming the way I teach vocabulary and so far its having a positive effect!
We have sequenced important points in the story. Students enjoyed this more than I thought they would. It was like a puzzle for them. 
We also colored nouns and did a super hard word search that I did not make. Even the most advanced kids were struggling with it, but they did not give up!! These kids were determined to finish that word search! 
The Good:
My sweet friend from Education Lahne gave me this super cute clipboard!! I'm obsessed with R's, chevron, and gold...and boy did she know that!! I also LOVE the Tiffany blue that is in with the gold! This is just so me! My amazing husband let me open one gift tonight...and it was a big one! I LOVE Oreos. They are my weakness. I can eat the whole pack in one night, one setting, one hour. (trust me.)
We do not ever buy Oreos because of this... Well, I ate one whole row tonight. And my stomach hurts:) #worthit
The Bad:
OMG This kid had JUST asked me to sharpen this nub of a pencil...after I said no way, not even a full minute later I hear, "MRS. RIGSBY!!!..." UGHHH I was soooo angry!! The pencil sharpener didn't even work in the first place, which he knew. This Christmas break is much needed, for everyone!
Head over to {Doodle Bugs Teaching} to find out what everyone else is up to! 


  1. I hate pencil nubs! Your house is beautiful! Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you! Those nubs are the worst! Have a great break!

  2. 1) Your house is beautiful! We have been debating on whether to build for our next home or just buy. We bought a brand new starter home almost 4 years ago, but our family is growing and we are busting at the seams here!

    2) We did Polar Express this week too with our 3rd graders! That is one book and movie the kiddos never get sick of!

    3) I love Oreos too....and I think I may need some right now haha

    4) So I have that same pencil sharpener and those stinkin' small pencils agh! Why are they obsessed with having little pencils?!

    5) Your blog is ADORABLE! It's very similar to ours! Pink and Gold Glitter! :)

    1. Thank you! Building a house was not near as bad as what others had said when we first started! I loved every bit of it...except my indecisiveness got to be an issue! My Oreos are gone...already:) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love that Ecard! It is SO true!!!

    And I love the snowglobes!

    1. HA! YES! It is so true! I was exhausted last night after school! Almost as tired as the first week of school! Whew! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I've had that same problem with the same pencil sharpener...ugh!

    1. You would think they would be a little better for as expensive as they are, right!?! Thanks for stopping by!


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