Friday, October 25, 2013

Five for Friday!! October 25, 2013

This week has been a blur!!  Parent Teacher Conferences...check! Fall Party....check!!  An extra long weekend for Fall Break...check!!  I am enjoying a little extra time to relax this weekend and spend time with my family! Today, I am linking up with Doodle Bugs to show you a little peek from my classroom this week!  :)  Hop on over to Doodle Bugs to join in on the fun!!

My students are IN LOVE with these darling Halloween Math Workstations by Jennifer from The Blessed Teacher!  

Math Workstations.....Halloween Themed

These "spooky" centers are all engaging, standards-based, and so much fun! My students loved the Trick or Treat Task Cards!! This activity has students "Up and Movin'!!"  They solve the equations with hands on manipulatives, draw the equation, and then solve the problem!  Brilliant!! 

Pumpkin Patch Rounding and Candy Corn Fact Families kept my students engaged, and eager to learn! This was such good practice for both of these tricky skills! 

These station are all creative, colorful and easy to prepare!! My students are asking to play these games again!!  Click on Jennifer's link above to check out all of the fun!  

Lego Robotics!! I am going to be honest....I never knew that Legos could be programmed to move until this school year.  These Lego kits were purchased through a STEM grant.  This project was an awesome conclusion to our Simple Machine Unit!


Drawing Jack-O-Lanterns to Label 2-D Shapes!!  This was a simple project for students to show what they know about 2-D shapes and express their creativity in the process. 


Have you checked out this free site?  The students can practice a variety of subjects, (I used this as a station for math this week), and every time the students answer correctly, this website donates 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme!  The students can watch the bowl of rice fill up on the screen as they answer questions.  The site is for a variety of grade levels.  I think the students are even more motivated to answer accurately when they know they are helping others!

I have the most wonderful Room Mothers!! Our Fall Party was so much fun! Now it is time to relax on Fall Break!! Have a great weekend, everyone!  :)


  1. I love! Such a great idea, but I'd forgotten to start using it this year - thanks for the reminder!
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

  2. Thanks for the tip about I had my daughter do that a few years back to practice vocabulary before the SAT, but I never knew younger kids could do it too. I will have to check it out!
    Forever in Fifth Grade

  3. Hi Ainsley, Great tip. :) I thought that this new teacher-seller website might interest you. They are based in Canada and offer features that are not found on similar sites. They also have a lot of new features coming soon. Here is a link: Created by Teachers, Exclusively for Teachers


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