Five for Friday!

We made it!  My little firsties and I survived our first week of first grade.  I’m not going to lie and say it was easy – I’m exhausted! Although we had one case of tears, a tantrum meltdown, and many times of practicing how to line up quietly, we had even more smiles, laughs, and fun! 🙂 All in all, week one was a success!  

I’ve linked up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five random things about my week! 🙂 Here we go! 🙂

My kiddos and I had SO much fun completing our m&m math activity on Day 2.  We sorted, counted, added, and graphed our m&ms. It was a perfect start to get them thinking about math again after the summer months.  They also did not mind that they got to eat the m&ms after our data was collected. 🙂
We started to learn how to play math games with our partners. This game is called Race to 100 and it is a great game for the beginning of the year! (You can find the entire pack of these progressive game boards in my TpT shop by clicking HERE.)  My kids did a nice job with playing correctly and kindly this week. 🙂  I’m hoping to have my small math groups up and running by next week. 
We practiced our trick words for spelling by working on Rainbow Writing this week.  Next week we will practice writing the words within shapes and writing the letters in a pattern. 

I was able to realize how much I love my classroom closet this week.  My husband installed shelves in my closet over the summer.  It’s been so nice to have a place to put things! 🙂  Last year, this closet was piled high with things I didn’t use anymore and it was wasted space. This year – I’m in love! 🙂

This one is so true! I’m so t.i.r.e.d!  I spent way too long tonight working at school on my lesson plans for next week.  The first couple of weeks are always the hardest, as we learn what our kids can and cannot do (yet).  Needless to say, this teacher is hanging out on the couch and relaxing tonight! 🙂
Thanks for taking a peek into our week. 🙂  You can link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching by clicking HERE

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