Friday, April 12, 2013

Five for Friday (April 12) with a measurement FREEBIE!

Friday!! Yay!!! It has been one of those weeks. I think my kinders feel summer creeping up, because they have been wild! We still managed to have a fun and productive week.

1. My kiddos started talking about santa again this week. I kept hearing, "Remember, santa is watching!". Just a little early, but hey whatever works. It made me giggle.

2. Have you heard of We Give Books? If not, you should definitely check it out! At their website, you can read TONS of childrens books for free. I use it all the time in my classroom. I don't have a document camera, so it really comes in handy because I can use the projector and everyone see. It doesn't have a lot of really new popular titles, but it does have some and it is definitely worth checking out. It is also great to send home the website info with parents so that they can read at home! Click the picture to go to their website.

3. We started talking about measurement this week. Of course, we opened with a brainpop video. My kids LOVE brainpop. We also read Inch by Inch. Love Leo Lionni!

Then we measured the room. My kiddos worked in pairs to measure five different things. Scroll down to grab the free recording sheet. I picked things everyone would have in their classroom, so it should be an easy, no-prep activity that is still meaningful for your kiddos. =) Here is what this activity looked like when we did it:

Click the picture below to grab your measurement freebie.

4. Don't forget to enter my 50 follower giveaway! It ends tomorrow. I am going out of town this weekend for a wedding, but I will try to contact the winners ASAP!

5.  Now I have a funny story to share. One of my boys came to school this week with a fancy schmancy new outfit. New shoes, new pants, new belt, the whole deal. We will call him new pants boy. During restroom break one of my other boys (We will call him reporter boy.) comes and tells me that new pants boy is crying in the bathroom. I figured he shut the finger in the door again. (My kids do this ALL the time. Someone tell me mine aren't the only ones?)  So I send reporter boy to bring new pants boy to me. Reporter boy comes back alone and tells me that new pants boy can't come out because his pants are stuck. So... I'm not sure what to think. WHAT is stuck? I go to the bathroom to find new pants boy with his pants stuck below his little booty. He was just standing there with his pants belted at his knees and his spiderman undies ALL the way out. He didn't know how to take off his belt, so he pulled his pants down with it still on, and then of course he couldn't get them back up. It was one of those situations where I felt bad for him, but I also had to try really hard not to laugh. And guess what happened the next time he went to the bathroom that day? Yep, same thing. This is one thing I love about teaching--it is never boring.


  1. Ashley,
    Great story. We had a great bathroom story this week where some kids kicked in a door--only problem was teacher was using it. Surprise to them!

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    1. That is too funny! I wish I could have seen their faces.

  2. It looks like you guys did a lot of fun measuring activities.

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