Friday, April 12, 2013


Happy {Five for} Friday!

Today was one crazy day.  Ever wake up and you just know you have WAY too much planned and going on for one day?  That was today. I took on WAY too much...

Will you have a pity party for me?  Just for a second?  Today was Chai Tea Friday and I didn't have time to stop for one.  A moment of silence please.'s party time, Friday Five style...

I love my class this year - I really, really do.  My boys can be silly.  You're shocked, right?  I have been putting off adding this word ALL year.  We can't even read it in a story without giggles.  How was I going to highlight this word, do word wall aerobics with this word, and have them spell and say this word countless times?  I can't put it off any longer. I have to bite the bullet next week.  Wish me luck.  It's in the plans...{I planned my whole week today...crazy, huh?}

We were reviewing sentences this week in guided reading.  I was giving examples of the various sentences...when I started a sentence, "Mrs. W's hair is...." I paused just a bit too long, I guess, because a little cutie pie decided to finish my sentence for me ..."sorta grey".  Is it time to wash that grey right outta my hair?

Yesterday's magic word left me with a hankerin' for some sweets by the end of the day.  We had an unusually energetic one after three days of indoor recess...I used this word often.

 We made story grammar cubes!  I don't know where I found these...I could make some one day to offer you, except I'm pretty sure the geometry behind that madness might just be more than I can handle.  You should have seen us putting them together.  It wasn't pretty.

I picked mine up from Lesson Plans SOS {freebie}

We're getting hot and heavy into Common Core.  I'm dabbling in stating our learning goal {target}.  I'm taking small steps.  I have always told the kids what we were going to learn in each lesson - but stating the learning goal explicitly and having it on display and referring to it throughout the lesson kept us all on track.  I think I like it!

And I will leave you with this...I got the biggest chuckle out of it.  Let me say, if my own little guys saw this on t.v., I don't think I'd be all that thrilled.  But...{there's that word} you've got to admit, it's pretty cleverly done... {Hope this doesn't offend you!!!!}

Happy weekend!!!!


  1. Well, as you know already, this didn't offend. I was wiping the tears of laughter away. Thanks for sharing it here :) I love your grammar cubes!


    Fun in Room 4B

  2. Thanks for sharing that video Holly! It's just what I needed after a long week! :-). Have a great weekend!


  3. Ok--That IS hilarious!

    And about the "but" I have my sight words all on my SMARTboard and we go through them daily. Well, somehow, 'my' got stuck in there right before 'but' so until I figured out why they were all giggling every morning, we were saying 'my but'! Those words got moved far far away from each other!

    Always an Adventure in Kindergarten

  4. haha that was good - but I am glad my kids didn't see it on tv! My boys are at that stage where everything even remotely inappropriate results in intense giggling. The other night we took them to Applebys and my oldest son started giggling almost uncontrollably. When we asked what was so funny he pointed to the little sign on the table that was advertising "cocktails". Which, of course, sent the younger two boys into fits as well...sigh...that's what you get with boys I guess!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  5. Thanks for sharing! The video was hilarious! And I can totally sympathize with the "but" issue. It's right up there with spelling happy (PP)! I also have two sons so it doesn't stop at school. BOYS!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  6. Holly...the hair part of this post cracked me up. I had a student last year that asked me if I had a silver crayon (you can imagine why I bet) so that she could put some in a picture of me that she was drawing.....great......

    Lori @
    Bee the Change
    Mrs. Faas’ First Grade

  7. Holly-- that video was great!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    A Day in First Grade

  8. Tears rolling, may have snorted...great tension release!! Thanks for posting it!! Made my day!

  9. bwahahahha I saw some news article that it offended people but hadn't actually seen the commercial. Hilarious!!
    Rowdy in Room 300

  10. That commercial was so funny!

    I'm always quite careful when we get to adjectives and 'describe the teacher' I try to call on the one kiddo that I *just know* will say It does backfire sometimes.

    You Might Be a First Grader….


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