Sunday, February 23, 2014

Five for...Sunday? + A Peek at my Week

I had my Five for Friday post all planned out, but then Thursday happened. I was sick, sick, sick all day. Thank goodness it was just a 24 hour bug of some kind. But it put me way behind on my graduate work, so I've been playing catch up all weekend instead of blogging. Anyway...on to happier things.

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The review games I posted about last week went really well. They loved the randomness of the prizes and the unpredictably. Their favorite was by far Bazinga! I wish I had pictures but I forgot to take them the first day, and they finished the game with the sub while I was out.

It finally warmed up enough for outdoor recess! These fifth graders were like bears coming out of hibernation!  Such a gorgeous day for it, too!

Test taking strategies were so much more fun with Jamie Sears's Game Day Test Prep! We made a game day playbook with all the things they can do to succeed on game day.

Fifth grader funny... When I was going over our afternoon schedule, I told them we would be doing a test prep craftivity along with our playbooks. I went on through the rest of our plans, and a few minutes later, one of my boys said, "I see what you did there." I was totally lost, so I asked him what he meant. "Craft, activity. I see what you did there." I guess this was the first time I've used that word. Or the first time he was listening. You never know.

I saw this on Facebook and just had to share. I feel this way pretty frequently.  Usually after I run in to grab a single pack of post it notes!

A quick peek at my week:
We have standardized testing Monday through Thursday this week.  We have motivational messages on the paper covering our walls, fresh new pencils with rubber grippers, and ill be picking up peppermints and reward tickets tomorrow on my way to school.

If the weather is nice, our afternoons will be filled with recess and The Walking Classroom. Fingers crossed!

If you have fabulous testing afternoon activities,  I'd love to hear them. My afternoon plans are pretty flexible this week, and I'm still looking for a couple of fun activities for Wednesday and Thursday.

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. You had me giggling about the craftivity. Funny! I'm an instagram junkie! I so, so, so love looking at everyone's pictures!! That Target reciept is HILARIOUS. I must pin it!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. I missed that good weather last week...I was inside all day (no recess duty) and we had conferences Tuesday night. Parents were coming in telling me it was about 50 degrees outside. I was NOT happy that I was missing it!

    I hope testing goes well for you this week!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. I hope your students enjoyed the game day prep as much as mine did!


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