Saturday, November 23, 2013

Five for Fraturday!

To steal Kristin's words- it's time for Five for Fraturday!  If you don't know Kristin yet, you really must check out her blog- she cracks me up!

I'm excited to be linking up with Kacey this week and so I'll get on with my 5 pictures!

One of my sweeties wore this shirt on Tuesday and I love it!

We had a lot of fun this week comparing different versions of the Three Little Pigs stories!  The kids got really excited to find the similarities and differences and add them to our chart.  We read these this week, do you have any other favorites?

The Three Little Pigs by Gavin Bishop
Three Little Pigs by James Marshall
The Three Pigs by David Wiesner
The Three Little Gators by Helen Ketteman
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
The True Story of The Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

 We had a lot of fun using Shuna P's Cutting Up CVC Words pack!  We were reviewing short u words this week, so her pack was perfect!  I used one of the short u sheets in a Word Work center and used the one above in my some of my small groups.  Lots of fun!

We've been working on related addition subtraction facts and building fact families all week.  We had a little break from our normal routine of math journals and math centers to make some fact family turkeys!!  I had each student pick 2 numbers they wanted to add together and they built the facts in their fact family first, before transferring it all onto the turkey papers.  They did really well with it and only a few needed some small group help to get the facts done.  I had 5 or 6 of them on the carpet with me when 3 admin walked in for a surprise walk through!  They really liked the lesson and said my kids were doing great!  Whew!

Ok, so I stole that picture from Google, but I'm going to pretend that it's me and the other teachers at my school because we have all of next week off!!!  Woo hoo!!  My husband and I did early Thanksgiving with our families already so we're jumping on a plane to NYC tomorrow!  Two of our friends are getting married and we couldn't be more happy to celebrate with them!

How was your week?  What's your Thanksgiving break like?  Would love to hear from you in the comments!  And don't forget to link up over at Doodle Bugs Teaching!


  1. Hi Katie - I see you were a little late to the party too... :o) You had a fun week. I love the turkey math facts. The last pic is classic...we all love vacation don't we? Enjoy your Thanksgiving and more importantly your time off. :o)
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

    1. Better late than never, right?? :) Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Enjoy your 9 days off!

      Katie :)

  2. I would love a week off for Thanksgiving! But we only have 2 days this week, so I will enjoy them and then really love the five days off! I enjoyed reading about your week!

    1. Hey Carrie! We've had the whole week off for the past two years now, and while it is nice to be able to see all of my family, it's really way too long for the kids to be off! We have to do a lot of reteaching expectations when we get back! :)

      Enjoy your break!
      Katie :)