Friday, January 24, 2014

Five for Friday

Hello!  We are linking up with Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday.
Here is a peek at our week in pictures.

Teacher Helpers
Several of my little cuties are sure that they want to be teachers when they grow up. They take home all my extra copies and teacher junk when I am purging in my classroom, play teacher at home and recess, and help with anything and everything in the classroom.
So they cracked me up when they came in this week with name badges.  Of course they had to have them because I have a name badge that I wear!  Stinking adorable when the first thing they do when they walk in one morning is to come right over and show me how they had talked at recess and gone home and asked their mommies for badges! The very next day they showed up with these!
They were so excited when I told them that I could make them some "official" helper badges while they were at specials.  They now wear these everywhere!
Halfway through 2nd grade my little friends are all about freedom of choice!  They will practice about anything as long as they can choose how to practice!  This week I put some of their favorite ways to practice spelling up on the board and let them choose how they wanted to review their spelling words.
 Making a word search and then giving it to a partner to solve.
 Writing on desks with Expo markers.
 Giving each other a test. (Little teachers!!)

Hands on Science Museum. 
Every year we have a Hands on Science Museum that makes the rounds of the district in tubs.  Our 5th grade teachers are in charge of implementing it.  So they send out a sign up sheet, we sign up for a time, and the 5th graders come and help our kiddos go through each of the stations.  I love this every year! Our 5th graders are such great helpers, the kiddos love rotating and learning at each station, and it is so much fun to see the kiddos that I had in 2nd grade growing up and being so responsible!
Indoor recess....enough said, right???  We have been inside for way too many days lately due to the cold weather. Bleh!
Movie night.  We have started having movie night at our house since the girls are getting bigger.  It is such a fun new tradition for us.  We order pizza for dinner, have popcorn and shakes for a snack, and watch Cinderella. Yes, you read that last part right!!!  We watch Cinderella.....every single movie night so far!!!  We keep trying to suggest a different movie, but my girls are completely in love with Cinderella!  So now every Friday all 5 of us watch Cinderella!  My hubby and I keep hoping that at some point the girls will let us watch a different movie!  :)
 Lovin on little brother before the movie starts!

We hope you have a happy weekend!!! If you have snow send it towards Kansas please!  We have had crazy cold weather, but would like some snow so that we can use the 4 built in snow days our district has!!!

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  1. I feel you on the indoor recess! It was so rainy last week and we were stuck inside :( I LOVE Cindrella, but my daughters are 11 and 9, they want nothing to do with it. Enjoy your little ones!

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  2. Hoping you get your snow day. The weather in southern CA has been fine, but we are in a drought. Wow, Cinderella every time! I'm sure within three more weeks another movie will probably be chosen. : )
    ~Lucy at Kids Math Teacher

  3. Had to laugh at your snow day thoughts! I was saying the same thing this week...cold is only good for a snow day IMHO. And I've had enough indoor recess too!