Friday Flashback

I'm linking up with Teaching Maddeness for the Friday Flashback linky party:
This week we had a school-wide mock election.  K-2 students voted on President/Vice-President, while 3-8 voted on everything (Pres/VP, Senator, and Propositions).
My kids were so excited!  I overheard some great discussions on why they were voting for a certain was great knowing the kids were talking about this with their parents at home.
Here's a quick shot of the bulletin board for our election:
  I will be adding to it between now and election day.  I'm super thankful to have won Just Wild About Teaching's Election Craftivity (all pictures below from Just Wild About Teaching).  I'll be using these activities to keep up all of the excitement about the election.
In math, we just started our unit on 2-digit addition.  We began by playing Race to 50 and Race to 100.  I downloaded this freebie from Erin at Tales from Room 112:
click the picture above to go to Erin's TpT store!

My kiddos love playing this game.  I love the ten frames in the ones place to really help them understand that they need 10 to regroup!
I need bring my camera to school more often to take more pictures because I feel like we did a lot of fun activities this weekend, but I have nothing to show you!
Also, don't forget about Hilary's Rockin' Giveaway!  It ends tonight at midnight and there might be some surprises in store for more than 1 lucky winner!
Click on the picture to go to the giveaway!


  1. We are also discussing the election in our fifth grade social studies classes. By this point, I think that I know how every family will vote. The kids certainly aren't shy about sharing their parents' opinions!

    Fifth in the Middle

  2. Hi! I'm here from Rockin Teacher Materials and her terrific giveaway. What a great idea to have a school-wide election!

  3. Isn't the election so much fun? I always love to hear what the kids (or their parents, I should say) think!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Teaching Maddeness


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