Five for Friday!

It's time for Five for Friday over at Doodle Bugs Teaching! This is a great link up to reflect on your week!  I am GLAD it's Friday!  

1) We had a few fun experiments this week in Science (teaching some Math skills!).  One was called Sponge Squeeze.  We let a sponge soak in a cup of water.  Students estimated how many milliliters they thought they sponge held.  We used graduated cylinders to measure.

2) Another fun activity was a car race!  We estimated how many centimeters their car would travel.  We used a meter stick and focused on the number of centimeters in one meter.  Then, we used tape to mark spots on the floor for 100 centimeters, 200 centimeters, etc to help us measure.

3)  If you've read my blog lately, you'll know that I am moving grade levels next year.  I am looping up with my fourth graders to teach them again in fifth grade.  Luckily, I don't have to move rooms, but I do need to switch out lots of materials.  One of my goals is to clean out a drawer or a cabinet each day.  I am hoping to start packing up 4th grade materials to give to the teacher who is moving to 4th grade and to start making room for 5th grade materials that the 5th grade teacher (she is moving) is starting to send me!

4)  I am not a tech savvy girl at all, so I am going out on a limb here and making myself look like silly asking this....BUT, you never know if you don't ask!  So, I am wanting to create binders for fifth grade materials and want cute papers like this to label with subjects.  I have CUTE chevron paper, but how do I make the something like that scroll with words on it?  Help! :) 

5) We finished one of our favorite read alouds today!  Tara introduced me to the Humphrey series about a year ago.  We had read the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th book in the series.  I haven't been able to find the 4th one yet.  Love this series!  


  1. Humphrey is just the best!! So glad your kiddos are enjoying it:) 5th?!?!? Wow!!! Good luck to you:) I love my kiddos this year and if I ever looped again, would totally do it with them but have changed grades enough and am tired of having to relearn You always look like your having the best time in your classroom:) Happy weekend!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Hi Lana! To make my things cutesy, I've purchased those cute frames on etsy. Then, you just add a text box on top with your fonts! Perhaps there's a way to make them yourself, but I have no idea how :)

    Lucky to Be in First

  3. Hey Lana! Perfect goal to clean/organize one drawer or cabinet a day-very reasonable! I get myself stressed out because I try to do it all at once and end up getting nothing accomplished. (still jealous of you looping!)
    Just a heads up...I'm giving you a shout out in linky party tomorrow! :O)
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  4. It's funny that you have a goal of one drawer a day. :). My goal is one shelf a day! Lots to do in 24 days for me! :).Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners


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