Five for Friday...sort of

Well, it seems as though I may never be able to get my act together and get these posts done on an actual Friday. {sigh} A+ for effort, right? My intentions are there:)  Here we go, linking up with Kacey at DoodleBugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky!



This week's link up will be short and sweet!


Our class reads Flat Stanley every year and then sends out our own Flat Stanley's to people around the country {or world some years}.  We have been slowly getting them back in.  It amazes me every year the effort and creativity that my kiddo's families put into their Flat Stanley experiences! This year, I wasn't able to hang up my map because of my room just getting painted but I did put it on foamboard so we could still mark and keep track of where Stanley has all been. 



We did get some snow on Sunday/Monday but not enough to call off school. I was so jealous watching everyone on Instagram posting that they were getting snow days.  Then...the 'magical' number appeared on my phone Wednesday evening...


This phone number, right here, is the number that we all wait for when the weather gets a little 'hairy'.  We got a COLD DAY ~ YAHOO!  It's about time! The unfortunate part of this Cold Day is that now we will need to come back for ONE day after the Memorial Day holiday for our last day...unless there are more weather days in our future.  We shall see....the groundhog was not in our favor this year so winter, it seems, is not yet over for awhile.




Although we ended up having a 'Cold Day' on Thursday, we luckily already had made our Chinese paper lanterns to hang up in our room.  I didn't get a picture of them hanging up but here are just a few of them waiting to be hung.  I normally do a little more to celebrate the Chinese New Year but when you get an unexpected day off, you need to adjust!  So, some of those activities were cut:(



This week we also continued our Black History Month discussions.  One book I LOVE to read to my class is Henry's Freedom Box.


This story captures the attention of my class from the first page. This book usually starts some great discussions in my second grade class.  I found a great product on TpT for early elementary kiddos from Cara Taylor that I used this year as well to supplement the story.


After lots of discussions and activities, we then watched this movie.

This movie tells the story of Henry 'Box' Brown from a perspective that is different from the book.  My second graders LOVED it!  It was such a great afternoon with some great discussions.


I don't have a photograph for my #5 but, can you believe, tonight, my husband and I are finally attending the last of our HOLIDAY parties. Yes, you heard me right, HOLIDAY. Unbelievable. My husband is a volunteer fireman in the small community where we live and the men on the fire department always plan a holiday dinner that includes their wives.  Well, when you leave all of the planning up to the men, guess what, timeliness is not of utmost importance.  Nevertheless, it's here and it will be a nice evening with delicious food and even better company.  AND, the wives have nothing to do with the preparations.  Yep, you got it, the men do EVERYTHING! That's the best part! 

Well, that's about it for this week.  This coming week will hold several little adventures for me and my family but I will save them for next week's Five for Friday.  Until then, everyone stay warm out there!

~Chris





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  2. I am right here with you on being a day behind in 5 for Friday! Sometimes I just really can't get it together in time - but oh well! :) First, I cracked up about the holiday party!! Too funny!! I love Flat Stanley - it is such a great series. I started reading it to my kinders too just recently to see if they would like it and they LOVE it. I haven't done the project like you have, but I would love to some year! I also want to get that book Henry's Freedom Box, I have never read it! Have a fabulous weekend

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  3. Hi,
    I am a 1st grade teacher in Colorado. I am going to be moving to Illinois next year, but am trying to get a head start on the process of figuring out the whole credential transfer process. I have no idea if you would know anything about that process in Illinois. I have done some clicking around on the Illinois Dept. of Ed. website but I am not familiar with some of the terms and which sections of the TAP I am supposed to take. If by any chance you know anything about it I would so so so appreciate some help :). I just started following your blog, I found it through the weekly Five for Friday posts. Here's my email rachel.m.wille@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  4. Hi,
    I am a 1st grade teacher in Colorado. I am going to be moving to Illinois next year, but am trying to get a head start on the process of figuring out the whole credential transfer process. I have no idea if you would know anything about that process in Illinois. I have done some clicking around on the Illinois Dept. of Ed. website but I am not familiar with some of the terms and which sections of the TAP I am supposed to take. If by any chance you know anything about it I would so so so appreciate some help :). I just started following your blog, I found it through the weekly Five for Friday posts. Here's my email rachel.m.wille@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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