Summer suddenly arrives ~ Five For Friday!

Yesterday (Thursday, May 18th) was the hottest day in Boston since 1936!  It reached well into the 90's, and we were extremely lucky at my school that the air-conditioning came on!  Of course, there's plenty more news to report today for the link-up with Doodle Bugs:!

Morning Messages

This week's messages went from National Chocolate Chip Day to introducing our new chapter in Science about animals:

This poem is from the book Hippopotamus Stew:

Opinion Writing

This week's writing included fidget spinners ~ whether they should be banned totally; allowed only during recess; or used all the time.  Well, the decision was made for us on Thursday by the principal who announced that fidget spinners are being totally banned.  The kids will still be finishing their opinion pieces!

Last week we wrote opinion pieces on why our Moms are the best:

Here is Ava's organizer:

This is Taylor's finished product:

Click here to check out this project on TPT!

Fun Making Three Dimensional Shapes

Last week we finished our state Math testing!  After taking the test, we make these rectangular prisms:

This is an educational and fun activity ~ perfect for after testing or the end of the year.  Click here to learn how to make this shape and other 3D shapes!

Learning About Amazing Animals

This week we began learning about animals, and it was the perfect time.  Now that the weather has gotten so hot, the insects came out in full force a recess last Tuesday!  The kids love learning all about different animals, and I love incorporating animals into our Morning Messages, too!


Updating Product Covers on Canva!

I've been looking at my product offerings on Teachers Pay Teachers and deciding how to make my products look more colorful and attractive.  I decided to update my free "Give Me Five Adjective" writing because it would make a perfect end of the year activity ~ Click here to check it out!

Also I made an instruction sheet for our new centers on Canva. 

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  1. Love your Morning Messages. Your writing is a fantastic example for your students' writing. Enjoy your summer.
    Once a Teacher, Always a Teacher

  2. Thanks, Beti! I love writing my Morning Messages every morning before school ~ it's so much fun for me! Happy weekend!


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