Five for Friday



{1}  And so it begins. . . .  I can not even believe that summer has come and gone.  Time to tackle this monster. 


{2}  Arkansas has changed their social studies standards up.  This year I will be teaching the Revolutionary War instead of the Civil War.  I am looking forward to using these books! 


{3}  I found these two beauties a few years ago at a garage sale. They reside in opposite corners of my classroom and the kids name them each year.  Last year's names of choice were Debora and Bobett.  I tell the kids that they are constantly watching them even when I am not.  Occasionally when a student gets stuck on a particularly hard problem, I take one of the two and set them on their desk.  I tell them it helps because "two heads are better than one."  

{4}  It is only a little over a month away until we enter one of the most glorious times of the year: college football season. Being a Texas Tech grad, every season ends with grandiose visions of the next season being better.  The long, arduous wait from January to August seems never ending.  The wait is almost over!  This Sponge Bob Sits in my classroom, decked out in his Tech gear year round. He helps me though the difficult months. 

{5}  I am so excited to introduce a new group of kids to Wacky Writing in a few weeks.  Writing is something that some kids love but others, especially boys, dread.  Last year I wanted something to get the pencil moving for all kids.  I came up with my Wacky Writing prompts last fall.  To say they were a smash hit in my classroom would be an understatement.  The kids, even the most obstinate boys, begged to write and share their stories the rest of the year!  I just finished a Back to School Wacky Writing pack. I can't wait to see the faces of this year's crew light up and  read the wacky stories they come up with.          


6 comments

  1. I love your #4 post, though I'm a UT (University of Tennessee), but I live all year long for football season! I can't wait to see the Vols vs. Sooners in person this year! I love your Wacky Writing prompts, I have added them to my cart.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to your post on Teach Like a Pirate! I too am behind the bandwagon. I was hoping to read it this summer and did not quite get to it.

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  2. I love Deborah and Bobett-- they are hilarious!

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. Thank You! Yes, they are so much fun! The kids love them. If you ever run across any old mannequin heads, pick them up! You won't be sorry!

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  3. Deborah and Bobett are great!!! Haha, very clever!!! Thanks for sharing!
    -Kristen
    Moore to Learn

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