Friday, March 1, 2013

Five For Friday!!

1.  We just had a pep session to get 3rd, 4th and 5th graders pumped up about taking the ISTEP next week.  I'm still pumped up myself :)  Stephany and Stephanie wrote this song for the pep session:

You can listen to the song above...
or click the lyrics below.

Here is the link to download the lyrics to the song.

The title of the song is "Test Them, Maybe.  It was recorded by Hannah Drake (see picture below)

Awesome job, Girls!!!!

2.  We also had to have new school t-shirts for the pep session.  I designed them, then Stephanie & Stephany helped tweak the design.  All of the teachers wore them and we had a t-shirt launcher for the pep session so that we could launch shirts at the children.  The kids loved it!!


3.  Some classroom celebrated Dr. Seuss all week in their classrooms this week.  (I LOVE Dr. Seuss week!!)  Here are some of the fun things that I saw this week:


4.  Here are some more Seuss inspired door decorations by our primary teachers.  I think our building looks 'Seuss'rific.


5.  It's March, which means spring is just around the corner!
 Flowers, green trees, fresh cut grass and open windows...I can't wait :)

Head over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to check out Five for Friday!

Kathi, Stephany, & Stephanie


  1. The song is adorable and I {heart} the Truffula Trees:)

    The Resourceful Apple

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  3. I love the song! I kept checking your blog to see if you had posted it yet. I hope to share the song with my students on Monday.

  4. OMG, I am in love with your testing song! I teach first grade, so we don't do standardized testing, but when I taught third grade several years ago, I was always looking for fun songs/poems/tricks to motivate my students during testing. On a related note, my teacher BFFs and I sang a Christmas version of "Call Me Maybe" at our holiday concert back in December, and it was a big hit! That song can be tweaked to meet anyone's needs, it seems! Thanks for sharing!

  5. OHMYWORD! I love the picture of the Truffela Trees! We made those too this week! But the first grade way of course! So nice to meet you through the 5 for Friday linky! I am happy to be a new follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  6. I forwarded your song to our teachers and our assistant principal played a verse on the announcements this morning. Great job!

  7. I played this for my class this morning before our testing, and they loved it :) Thanks for sharing!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  8. Love seeing all the decorated doors!! Sadly, our fire marshall has placed a ban on door decorations... such a shame!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  9. Trying to make testing week as pleasurable as possible. Love the song, it got the kids pumped.