Five for Friday

I haven't been this excited to see Friday since last Friday! ;)  

I'm excited to share our week of learning.  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday.  If you have never done this linky party you should.  I have found it to be a great way to reflect on my week!  Here we go...

This week we started to dig deeper with text features.  Our text feature this week was labels. Our main focus was labeling dolphins.  We read several informational text about dolphins and then practiced labeling together as well as independently.  I put the turtle labeling sheet as well as a few other animals in our writing workshop area for them to practice with.

We started our measurement unit in math.  I bought Jayme's measurement unit from Teach, Talk, Inspire.  Be sure to check out her blog.  She has lots of great teaching ideas and activities.  My kids are loving the unit so far.  Their favorite has been measuring with the magic wand and sorting pictures into the magic hat.  

We continued our habitat unit in science.  This week we learned about the pond and started to talk about forest.  

During literacy centers we have been working with a lot of CVC activities.  Students wrote the beginning sound, middle, and end as well as did sentence scrambles practicing CVC words and sight words.  These activities can be found in my TpT store.  

Today is our World Kaleidoscope day.  We learn about different countries throughout the year, but today is the day we celebrate our school and all the countries we are from.  It is an exciting event where students get to showcase the places that are special to them and teach others about it.  Each grade level gets to hear about two different countries throughout the day. Kindergarten is learning about Poland and China.  We finish the day with an after school event where families are welcome to come and try food from around the world, participate in games, the students perform cultural dances, and sing songs.  It is a great event to celebrate each other!

That wraps up my Five for Friday.  I hope everyone has a great day and a wonderful weekend!


  1. Love seeing Jayme's Magitian Math in your room. SO much fun. Those turtles are adorable and whoever drew the shark did such a good job! Have a good weekend!

  2. Diana! Oh my gosh, you just made my week! I have never seen my products being used in someone else's class before and I can't thank you enough for posting these pictures! I am so glad that your kids are enjoying the activities. I can't wait to hear more about it. Your classroom looks like so much fun and I'm always so impressed with the work that your kinder kids are able to produce. The first grade teachers in your school are so lucky to have a teacher like you to prepare them for next year. Trust me as a first grade teacher, it's so appreciated! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Teach Talk Inspire

    1. You are so welcome Jayme! It is a great hands on unit and my kiddos are loving it! Thank you for creating it. Thank you for your kind words. I love Kindergarten and watching them grow throughout the year, they always surprise me! Have a great weekend. :)

  3. Love to see all the fun in your classroom! Have a great weekend!


  4. Hi Diana! I love seeing what you do each week. Your classroom is so fun, hands-on, and purposeful! Have a great weekend! :)
    Once Upon a Classroom: A Teacher's Tales

    1. Aw thank you Marie, that just made me smile! Enjoy your weekend! :)