Fabulous Five For Friday!

At long last, I am finally linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for:


Our PTO treated us to a laser program that talked about respect, honesty, integrity, generosity and being true.  The program was put on by Prismatic Magic (www.prismaticmagic.com):

The kids loved the laser show and the music.

We did literacy centers and one math center:

The centers last week included:

*Dictionary center (not pictured) including words related to non-fiction text features like glossary,...

*Math center - review of even and odd numbers as well as place value (I won these centers; you can check them out here.)

*Writing center - I sit with the students in the writing center and work with this small group.  I noticed that many of the kids did not know what it meant to indent the first sentence of a paragraph so I incorporated this concept into my Morning Message.  Also, I bought a Daily Five packet for November.  You can check out the December packet here.

*Listening Center.  The kids listened to Before You Were Mine which told about adopting a dog.  It also showed how the first dog died so I heard from many of the kids that this was the saddest book ever.  When they're done listening to the book, they fill out a brief summary of the book.

*Read with a friend.  For this center, I included some sight word fluency practice (check it out here.).  Then the kids get the read picture book to each other.

*Read to self which we all do together at the end of center time.

The kids really love their literacy/math centers!

Here are some of our Morning Messages which include some improvements such as Fact of the Day and Complete the Multiplication Table:

Check out our wetus:

Even though the wetus turned out to be challenging, they did come out quite cute!

On Friday night, I was in a fashion show/fundraiser for Change is Simple which is a non-profit environmental education program.  It was a sustainable fashion show so I wore my own clothes - styled by Muffy.  The best part was getting my hair and make-up done by volunteers!  Here's the Woburn group:

From the left:  Miss Slagmolen; me; Mrs. McDonald; Miss Nelson; Mr. Wells

It was a fun and busy week! 


  1. What a busy week! The wetus look very interesting, imagine building a real one!

  2. I nominated you for a Liebster Award, visit my post to see all about it!
    Frampton's FUNdamentals

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love yours...always fun to find other 3rd grade teachers! What is wetus?
    The Apple Basket Teacher
    Ps. Pinned your Anchor charts & going to follow you on bloglovin!

  4. Hi Susan,
    I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Head over to my blog to read more about it
    Teaching Voracious Learners


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