Friday, October 24, 2014

Five for Friday- October 24

What a week!!! Halloween is in full swing at our school, we have the big Halloween party tonight.  They gym is all decorated and it scares me, I don't do scary.  And can we say creepy, scary clowns, yikes!!! So needless to say when the students asked me all day if I was going the answer was NO!!!
Anyway I am here to tell you 5 fun things about this week, thanks to Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for setting up this link up!

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My grade partner Emily over at Munchkins Inc, made this great Witches' Brew writing activity. My friend had a blast making it!

We had a lot of fun in math this week.  Here we are practicing place value by making this candy corn project. We had to write the number in standard form on the top, expanded form and odd or even in the middle, and base ten blocks on the bottom. The best part was every time they built one they got a piece of candy corn.

Here we are playing a game that Emily taught me called race to 50.  They roll the dice and when they get to 10 they can trade for a tens unit.  Once they hit 50 they win! So much place value fun this week!  Next week is Halloween math centers, it doesn't make sense to start something new Halloween week!

We had a STEM museum exhibit come this week, my kids loved it, I thought it was alright.  But my kids were talking about the robots, so I brought mine in to show them.  I had all the lego pieces and built this during the day. Unfortunately the lego brick needed an update, so I have to bring it back next week to have it work in the classroom.  It inspired my students so much, I just may have to bring it in more often.  I am even thinking of starting my kids on coding after Christmas!

How cool is the skeleton out the window? The grade eight teacher Janet, has her classroom above mine.  She likes to send us "air mail", the skeleton invited us to Spooky Bingo.  We went to Spooky Bingo today and had a blast.  The connections we can have across grade level at a Catholic school is amazing! We had so much fun!

That's my week in a nutshell! Don't forget to enter the contest, maybe you can win all those cool prizes.  To see the prizes read this post.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Sara - you week looks like so much fun! The witch's brew craft is adorable. I would enter your contest but already own the pencil sharpener. It's awesome! Enjoy your weekend. I love your new blog design by the way and am your newest follower.
    Teaching and Much Moore

  2. Love your witch's brew craft! Super cute!
    I'll be doing a similar trade to 10 game with my MTSS (RTI) Math group this week.
    Have heard so many good things about that pencil sharpener!
    Sarah from Mrs. Jones Teaches :o)

  3. Hi I am really interested to hear about how your students go with coding. I think it is such a vital skill for the future.
    Early Years with Sheri


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