Friday, March 28, 2014

Five for Friday

  This week my kindergarten students have been learning about nonfiction texts.  We have also been learning about dinosaurs.  Kids love to read and learn about dinosaurs.  Even the girls in my class are enjoying this unit of study.  I created two products to use with the dinosaur units that I already have.  The first is an emergent reader text that can be found here.  The second is a Cookie Excavation freebie.  It can be downloaded for free here.  The neat thing about the cookie excavation is that the kids do not even realize that they are learning.  My students were so engaged during the excavation activity.  And... who doesn't love eating after discovering?
Since we are a Title I School we are required to have Title I Parent Nights.  On Tuesday evening, we had a technology night.  Parents could come in with their students to learn about educational websites they could use at home and how to access their child's PowerSchool account.  Click here to download the pages that went home with each grade level.

Every year after Spring Break we have Penny Wars at our school and donate the money to a charity.  This year we donated the money raised to the Make*A*Wish Foundation.  Counting all of the money is a disgusting job...but the kids LOVE plotting against other classes!

Don't forget to support Teachers for Taytum!!  This is the last weekend to purchase from over 40 sellers.  Several teacher bloggers have come together to help raise awareness for this incredible cause.  All of the profits made from the sales will be donated in Taytum’s honor to help support the research of the March of Dimes, March for Babies.  There are four bundles available.  Click on any of the images below to purchase the bundles.

We are all three having sales in our stores this weekend!  20% off to celebrate spring!  Check out the links below to head to other stores with sales happening.  If you are having a sale feel free to link up and use the image below.  


  1. Thanks for making a Spring Cleaning Link UP! I am sharing on FB NOW!
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Thanks for the link up! I have a few of your products on my wishlist!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to link up! Have a great sale and a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for hosting this link up! I think I accidently did it twice. Is there a way for you to delete one? Thanks so much! Sorry for the mess up!!
    Differentiation Station Creations

  5. We do Penny Wars at our school, too. Teachers are not huge fans, but the kids LOVE it, and we raise a ton of money for a great cause every year!

    First Grade STARS

  6. Thank you for the opportunity to link up!
    Burke's Special Kids

  7. Love the cookie excavating! We are learning about non-fiction texts this week too!

    Rainbow Lily