Five For Friday (and only ONE day late this week!)

Happy Saturday!  I'm happy to link up with Doodle Bugs for:

I was extraordinarily lucky to win a Melonhead of myself in Nikki's Birthday Giveaway.  Check me out on the right.  How amazingly talented is Nikki!  Here's the picture she used to make my Melonhead:

I LOVE my Melonhead!  Thank you, Nikki!

 We had Back to School night on Thursday.  Our Assistant Superintendent made a presentation so the teachers could explain to the parents about our new Common Core report card which will use trimesters.  It's a brand new experience for all of us.  Now that the parents know, I can tell the kids about this new development.

We had a Morning Meeting every day last week.  For our activity, we played an "I have, who has?" game to review math:  sums, differences and expanded form. The kids really loved playing the game, and it really is a great review and helps to develop listening skills.

 In Social Studies, we learned more about Massachusetts.  I used our Morning Message to review some of the vocabulary:

I'm saving all the Morning Messages so that we can look at all of them at the end of the year.  I got this idea in my Responsive Classroom course, and I think it's a GREAT idea!  The teacher said she puts her messages in the gym, and the kids walk around and reread them.

We've been reading George and Martha, The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends by James Marshall on the rug.  The stories are really priceless and fun!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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