Five for Friday with a Freebie!

I need to rewind summer. Please?! I spent the entire day working in my classroom because school starts…soon.  I’m not going to say exactly how many days away it is. It will make it too real. So you’ll have to take my word for it. It’s soon. Very very very very very soon.
I’m linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for another Five for Friday! Here’s a look at my week in pictures! πŸ™‚
The biggest thing that happened this week was the two day, full day class that I taught on Monday and Tuesday. The sweetest group of K-2 teachers signed up and we had a blast together! I wanted the class to be engaging, hands-on, and practical for teachers! Needless to say, I think it rocked! I never thought I’d be teaching an all day class to other teachers but I had! Take a look! 
We learned about small groups, organization for small group literacy, how to look at your data and determine your next instructional steps for your small groups, interactive notebooks, writing, and more! It was truly a hodge podge of fun and learning for two days! 

 We learned a lot about small group math, math games, and about independent math practice! We even played my Back to School Write On/Wipe Off Math Games & Centers with a partner! How fun to get to play during a PD day! πŸ™‚
I got to work today covering all of my bulletin boards.  I’m sticking with the same theme and decor that I had last year,. I’m only adding a few little extras.  Here’s a little sneak peak. πŸ™‚

 I shared this picture on my Facebook page but I need to share again because I’m excited about my find! How cool are these photograph stickers?! I found them at the United Arts & Education store. Grab the freebie in #4 for a response sheet to use with photograph stickers! I am so excited to use them for informational writing with my students! πŸ™‚
Here is a little freebie to go with the picture in #3 this week!  I think writing facts and simple sentences about the animals the kids see in the sticker will spark some writing enthusiasm at the beginning of the year. πŸ™‚ You’ll need some photograph stickers like the ones I’m holding in the picture above for this writing activity/center.  Have the students use the sticker in their illustration. They can add illustrations and pictures around the sticker to provide more detail  if they choose.  Then, students will write facts match what the kids see and know about their new sticker! Super fun. πŸ™‚
Click on the picture below to download this FREEBIE from Google Docs! You can also click HERE to download it!
 My husband helped me put up my word wall this week. Do I need to say more?! 
That wraps up another Five for Friday! πŸ™‚ 
Thanks so much for joining me. πŸ™‚ 

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  1. I love the stickers! We used to do sticker stories in my class. I plan to blog about it one day… lol But, I love that those can be used for non-fiction writing!!! I just found your adorable blog, so I'm not a follower!!

  2. Congrats on a successful PD! πŸ™‚ I was following on instagram and it looked like you were really having a great time. I'm excited to see the room when it's done, I really like the borders you are using! Good luck getting it all put together.
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  3. I wish I could have been there for your PD…and of course you ROCKED it! Those teachers are so blessed to have been able to spend 2 days with you!

    When people ask me when I go back, I tell them I'm not sure because I won't voice it out loud! Lol!

    I am excited to see pictures of your room when you finish!

    Love you!

    Heather's Heart

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