Five For Friday

People it is FINALLY my turn! Yep, that's right...Spring Break is just about to start.
I have been waiting for this moment and reading about various spring breaks for the last month.

Five for Friday is even more glorious today just for that reason. So let's get started!

1. My school has annual fundraiser and one of the things auctioned off is "Teacher of the Day." It is a silent auction and parents place bids for their child to have the chance to be the Teacher of the Day...and there is Principal of the Day and even Custodian of the Day. Sometimes you get a child who is in your class or an older student may come on down to kindergarten for the day... which works out great!

I had the cutest teacher ever this past week. She is one of my current students and she was awesome....and I love that I got permission to post this picture so you don't just see an ugly circle blocking her out...because she is too cute for that!!

This is us just leaving the staff meeting she had to attend which included donuts and fruit and things I have NEVER seen in a staff meeting {which is probably a good thing!}
She came up with a few lesson plans.  One included monitoring our "Incredible Equations" for the day.
I let her finish and then I did go up there and fix that 12-2=9 equation.... and added a few equal signs. I didn't want to interrupt too much though!

For those of you who think... how can I lose a full day of instruction...well, we don't. It is a modified day and she has a special staff lunch for the last hour where I got in a few things I needed to do....and the teachers work with their "mini teachers" to make sure it is a meaningful {and fun} day.

2. Speaking of math, I used the most fantabulous book from sweet Kelley at Teacher Idea Factory! It is a little book called Five Little Bugs. Best part? Well, it comes with a song so your kids are reading, singing and doing math. It's amazing!

Here is a sneak peak of one page.... there are different versions of the book provided, but I chose the one where the students only draw the one new bug that comes along on each page {not sure you can see that in the picture} but the bottom line is that you can pick what is best for your class.
They love the song and ask me to keep playing it! I am going to have to see if she has other little song and book combos! Love them!

3. Yesterday my class had a little egg hunt to celebrate spring.... and did so in a cute little bunny bonnet! I shared about that HERE if you want to download the tracer!

4. I just put together a little Earth Day reader. It is a simple little ditty with a short original poem too! It is on sale for just $1.00 right now! And I will blog more about it next week!

And #5 for this week.....I am desert bound. Yes I am! Can't wait for a pool and some sunshine and nothing else! My college friends and I try to do an annual trip to Palm Springs each year. We missed last year, which makes this year even more exciting.... no pictures to share....yet!

Enjoy your weekend! And if you are on Spring Break like me...ENJOY it...we've waited a long time for this!
And stop by Doodle Bugs Teaching for so more Five For Friday fun!


  1. What a cutie!! She's definitely an adorable mini teacher! Have a fabulous spring break friend!!! :)

  2. What a cute idea! I love that...and I'm sure the kids have a blast. Enjoy your spring break... it always goes by so fast!! :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. That sounds like a nice fundraiser! Great for the kids too!!

  4. I really like the mini unit about Earth Day! It's great to be able to get just a few things to add into the already busy day. Have a fun spring break!

  5. Oh, I love your blog! Beautiful design and content. I just found you through Doodle Bugs, and I'm so happy to connect! Great Earth Day unit; I can certainly use that! :) Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. That teacher for the day is so cute and what a fun idea for your school! Happy spring break!!!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core

  7. I am just finishing up my Spring Break....I felt like I waited forever too! ENJOY IT!!!! Sounds like you have fun plans!

    ABCs and Polkadots