Friday, January 18, 2013

Five for Friday Linky!

Whew, made it through another week!  I know this 3 day weekend will fly by, but I am savoring every minute of it for now.  I am going to try the Five for Friday linky I've been reading everyone else do for the past couple of weeks.  You just write about 5 things that have happened this week or today.

1. I absolutely LOVE the "If I Lived in a Snow Globe" writing project my kids finished this week.  I got it from Hope King's Ultimate Winter Writing and Craft Bundle, which you can find {HERE}.  We started by learning about strong adjectives, onomatopoeia, similes, and metaphors.  The kids brainstormed ideas for each of these to describe what it would be like to live inside a snow globe.  Then, they wrote their rough drafts, revised and edited, and made an adorable craft.  I took their pictures with them posing how they would want to look inside a snow globe.  They cut their pictures out and glued them inside a globe, then pasted in a snowman and decorated it.  I loved some of their creativity, like the kid who posed giving bunny ears, so it looks like he is giving the snowman bunny ears!

2. We made "birthday cakes" for Martin Luther King.  First, we read Martin's Big Words and discussed what things were most important to MLK.  Then, I showed them the birthday cakes they would be making.  They had to fill in the blank, "For your birthday, I will ...."  Some of them had very thoughtful answers, like, "I will use my words and not my fists."  You can find this activity in my MLK unit {HERE} if you are still planning on doing any MLK activities next week.

3. We continued our volcano study by beginning to read Voyage to the Volcano and doing a fact and opinion coloring sheet to go with a paragraph about Mount St. Helens.  The kids absolutely love the book so far, and they definitely love anything to do with volcanoes!  I am using a unit from Ginger Snaps, which you can find {HERE}.

4. I got back into a workout routine this week, after getting out of the habit while moving and getting settled into our new apartment.  To ease myself back into things, I'm starting slow, with videos like this:

But soon, I plan on adding in more videos like this again:

5. I got a new printer because my previous desk jet was eating through ink like no tomorrow!  I wanted something that I can print things I buy and create on TPT in case I don't feel like going through the hassle of printing them at work.  (I have to go upstairs, load the document on my super slow work computer, wait for it to print, go downstairs and get it, then back upstairs).  I was told by the guy at Best Buy that the office jet I got will not go through ink nearly as fast, so we will see!

Well, that was a fun first Five For Friday for me!  Now to relax and get back to my current book choice - First Wives Club!


  1. Holy moly, I can't believe students are at school until 4 on most days! I commend you! I love the MLK birthday cakes, very cute! I'm your newest follower.

    Covered in Glitter and Glue

  2. What type of printer do you have? My current printer is the same as your old one... Eats up ink like it's candy! And with all the stuff I usually print at home, it's getting a pretty hefty price tag buying ink all the time!