Friday 10 May 2013

Five for Friday {with a free app suggestion}

Oh what a week! I've been down, I've been up, I've been around the block and back! It's Friday though and I am ecstatic to be at home for two days. (Plus I got good news today... I will be teaching Grade 1 again next year... but it's not quite official yet, so I'm keeping it to myself for now!!) I am linking up with Doodle Bugs again for her fabulous linky to share some randoms from the week.

1. I saw this pin here for a Mother's Day card and I just loved the flower sticking out of it! I brought some of my girly scrapbook paper to school to create these cute cards. The kids wrote sweet messages and drew pictures for their mom on the inside. I took a picture of each student pretending to hold flowers, then we glue the picture to the front with a fake flower. So easy and cute! :)

2. Another pinterest-inspired Mother's Day craft was our gift (pinned from here). I picked up a variety of pot holders from the dollar store and some fabric paint. We painted the kids hands in the middle and attached a recipe for mother's love (freebie from Susan at TGIF). They turned out adorable!

3. I finally decided to let my kiddos to let my kiddos take home their grassheads. (Really I was just tired of having to water them every day... lol) So at the end of the day we opened our hair salon and cut our grass heads' hair! They loved it!

4. We are working on measurement in math right now. This fun activity was from Primary Junction's Second Grade Common Core Measurement Unit. We traced our hand and foot and measured them with unifix cubes. Very hands-on!

5. Here's a new free app for you to try... for iPads or iPhones/iPod Touches. It's called A+ Spelling Tests. You can input your own spelling/sight word lists and there is a record button so you can record your voice saying each word. It's super easy to use! There is a scramble game where students hear the word and have to unscramble the letters or there is a spelling test where students hear the word then they have to spell it. Try it out if you haven't heard of it before!

Enjoy your weekend! :)


  1. Very cute Mother's Day activities...especially the handprint pot holder! :)

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

  2. Love the hair salon for your grass heads. I am always amazed that our plants grow because of the over-loving and over-watering they receive! I enjoy your blog and am already a follower!

  3. Your Mother's Day crafts are so cute! The oven mitts turned out beautifully! Sure to be a huge hit with the moms!
    Have a great weekend!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  4. the pot holders are to cute! Always need new Mother's day craft ideas!

  5. Those cards are adorable. Someone at my school uses flowers like that but wraps them with floral tape to a ball point pen! That way the Mom gets a flower she can USE all the time. I think you could mesh but the card and the flower pen idea together and make an even more awesome craft! Just an inspiration to share!
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