Five for Friday: March 14

I'm back again to share what we were up to this week.
We were all about geometry in math this week.  We explored plane and solid shapes.  Here's some of the activities we did to get hands on with our learning:
For word study we've been examining adjectives.  We put a few lessons together, then I was inspired by this post from Angie at Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners.  We didn't watercolor, but I love how they came out.
My kiddos are rocking their timed tests for addition and subtraction.  I have a love/hate with these things but I know my kids need to master their basic facts.  I give more than a minute, because some just feel that pressure and freak out!  How do you handle basic fact mastery?
My mom's birthday is this weekend and my daughter is all about making cards.  Here's her birthday card to grammy:
Report cards are done.  Parent conferences are next week.  So I'm going to Disneyland today!

Thanks so much Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting this linky each week!  I love seeing what everyone's up to!


  1. My students are doing geometry in math next week. I am stealing your marshmallow idea! Thanks for sharing!
    I hope your mom has a great birthday!!
    Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  2. LOVE your marshmallow idea! I might have to use a version of that in my own classroom soon! ;) Thanks so much for sharing! I found you through Doodle Bugs today. I am currently hosting a TPT products giveaway at my blog. Stop by and enter to win if you have a chance! :) Enjoy your weekend!
    ~Leslie @

  3. I really like your idea to use toothpicks and marshmallows! Last year I tried to do a similar activity but with frozen peas, but the peas melted too quickly! This looks so much better! Will have to try it!!!

  4. I don't even know where to start on your post.. First of all how was Disney?? :) So jelly!!! Secondly your kids did some great work this week. I loved the hands on activity that you did for geometry. Kids love geometry and are so good at it I find, that doing those hands on activities really takes it to the next level. We started multiplication rocket math (timed tests) this past week... I too have a love/hate relationship with them. So far so good, but I still get nervous that I'm going to stress a kid out with the whole 'timed' aspect. It's a hard thing to come up with expectations for! Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

  5. I love Disneyland! No…. love, love, love Disneyland . I try and stop by once or twice a month. I live about 2 blocks away and can even see the fireworks at night. How close do you live?


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