Phenomenal Five For Friday!!!

It's Friday so that means that it's time for:

 We had our MCAS Reading tests on Wednesday and Thursday, and the kids worked very hard on their tests.  They took their time and worked carefully.  I am very proud of their hard work.   Now that the Reading test is over, we'll be starting to prepare for the Math MCAS in May.
 After the MCAS, I have a tradition of reading Borreguita and the Coyote by Verna Aardema to all third graders.  I LOVE this book because Borreguita (the lamb) outsmarts the coyote by being clever.  On top of that, I LOVE doing the voices of both Borreguita and the Coyote.  I'm quite talented at saying, "Baaaa, Senor Coyote,...."  This year I even found the Reading Rainbow DVD with Borreguita and the Coyote so we watched that, too.  Overall, this book is so much fun and so funny.

 Another reading tradition I have after the MCAS is reading Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe:

Again, this is a really fun book to read aloud, especially since I have enough books so each student can follow along - thanks to Ms. Torrice who gave me her set of books when she retired.  I love the characters in the book, especially Harold, the Dog and Chester, the Cat.  I have a special voice for Chester.  So far, we've read the first two chapters.

We started our Animal chapter in Science.  So far we've done animal needs, mammals and birds.  The kids are very excited to study animals!

This hippo is from KPM Doodles, and it's the first clip art I ever bought.  Now you can buy her clipart on TPT at:

Even though the 100th day of school was a while ago, we're still sharing our paragraphs on what someone has said to us a 100 times.  Here's a student sample:

I love Shoshana's message and story.

Happy Friday!


  1. Hi Susan!
    I found your blog through the Doodle Bug Link Up! I love your blog name!
    Bunnicula is one of my all time favorite's so silly and I love the narration from the dog's perspective.

    Teaching Voracious Learners

  2. Loved reading about your week! The story that you shared at the end about something someone said 100 times is awesome! I'm going to have to remember that for next year!!!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. It's so important to give students a little break or something fun after testing! It's exhausting! I also love your 100 times paragraphs! Super cute!
    Found your blog through Five for Friday and I am your newest follower. Would love for you to head over and check out my blog! Missy TheAdventuresofAClassyTeacher


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