March 14, 2014

Five for Friday with a HUGE Spring Giveaway

I made it on time for Doodle Bug's weekly Five for Friday linky this week. It's been quite a while since I've been on time. Last week it was Sunday before I finally made it.


This was a testing week for some of my students. Our diocese requires fifth and eighth graders to take the Ohio off-year proficiency testing in writing. Since I teach fifth, sixth, and eighth grade English I was a -testing on Tuesday and Thursday. Thank goodness that beast is done until next year.


I recently delved into creating a few I Have, Who Has? activities after doing one created by Deb Hanson of Crafting Connections. WOWZA! Do my kiddos love these! Both the fivers and sixers enjoyed playing I Have, Who Has? Degrees of Adjectives this week. The activity is available in my TpT Store along with several others. If your students enjoy this type of activity you might like to check them out.






Would you believe that we had ANOTHER snow day? YEP, another one! That makes 13 snow days... THIRTEEN! We've already made up two! But at this rate our last day of school will be The Fourth of July! LOL!

To give the eighth graders a bit of a break from the writing test, we played a round of Scatter using an old set of Author's Purpose task cards that I've had for years. It was a great way to review a ho-hum but necessary skill. I think the kiddos were just glad to be up and moving around after being forced to sit still for so long!





Are you ready for Spring? I know that I sure am! Tabitha over at Flapjack Educational Resources recently reached 10,000 Pinterest Followers. She's celebrating by throwing a HUGE SPRING giveaway, and she's invited 84 bloggers to join her (yours truly included). What a prize package she has put together! There will be SEVEN winners! That's right, SEVEN! Be sure to enter below before March 20, 2014, the first day of Spring! GOOD LUCK, everybody!



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5 comments:

  1. Hi there.I hate state testing. Ours is coming up in April. I love how you got the kiddos up and moving. I'm part of the same giveaway. It is an awesome one.

    PS: I found you on Five for Friday.

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  2. 13 Snow days??? I seriously am shocked by that! What is the plan to make up the rest? We only had 5 and I was not happy about making up 3.5 of them. I can't imagine! You did some great things to get kids up and moving with state testing. I LOVE 'I have Who Has' games, and so do the kids! Hope you have a great weekend.
    Ana
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

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  3. We've got state testing coming up - and I'm not especially looking forward to it. Although in the afternoons we do a Legacy curriculum which teaches about God-given gender roles. It's a really fun thing that loosens up the kiddos and gets them thinking and talking about important real-life stuff :)

    Question: What's scatter?

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  4. Our state testing is mid April and we have spring break starting at the end of next week-I think our break should be after testing, but we'll see how that goes. I can't believe you've had so many snow days!
    Joanne
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

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  5. Thank you for the shout out!! I love your degrees of adjective game! I'm adding it to my wishlist tonight! I love the border you put on the cards, too!

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