It's Friday! Time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday-5 random things from my week!
2. Great news...the pixie dust worked! (scroll down to see previous post). Our big writing test is over! Cute story: During the test, one of my students raised their hand, so I immediately went to him. He says, "Mrs. Miller, I think the pixie dust is working!" Isn't that the most adorable thing ever? My students wrote their hearts out and not only was I proud of them, but they were proud of themselves! They thanked and hugged me after the test-what? I felt so happy to be their teacher and irregardless of the scores, I know I have instilled a love for writing! What a bright moment for me!
3. Aren't these fun? I got them for FREE for returning those Highlights Magazine subscription forms! Each answer buzzer makes a different sound so you know which team/student hit it first. I plan to use them for unit/chapter review lessons, test prep, vocabulary review. If I want one student to play at a time I can label each buzzer with A, B, C, or D. Can't wait to use them for a math review on Monday!
4. Need a 5 minute filler? We used these Scattergories cards yesterday and they LOVED it! It's a great quick thinking and team building activity! We worked as teams, but I've also used it whole class to see how fast we can complete the 12 questions. You can find this game at Goodwill or a garage sale dirt cheap!
5. Do you know this book? I won this from our school book fair (Thanks Sharron) and I read it aloud today-a powerful story of perseverance beautifully illustrated. This book shows children the privilege of being able to learn and go to school, whereas Washington went to extreme lengths to get his education. We worked on cause and effect and character analysis using this picture book.
Hope you have an amazing weekend!!!