Saturday, January 23, 2016

Five for Friday




Happy weekend! I love Five for Friday but never manage to make it on time! Thank you Kacey for hosting and happy belated birthday, by the way!!

We're just back from the Northern California Kindergarten Conference where I had a booth for my aprons. I LOVE meeting and chatting with new teachers.
All the work that goes into getting ready is a 2nd full time job!



I'll be quick...
All things snow this week!!!


I love all the oohs and ahhs from the kids when they open up the folded papers.
I don't enjoy the sad look on the janitor's face when he sees the floor...



We're California kids so we have to have marshmallow fights instead of snowball fights.
We clear the furniture away, draw a chalk line down the center of the carpet and play Clean Your Room. Word of advice... Tell them ahead of time to NOT lick their fingers. UGH!

We count the marshmallows in make believe ten frames to determine winners.


So easy!!! 
We'll get those cut snowflakes up tomorrow. Then I'll take them down next week to get ready for February's many celebrations.


Here's my post from last year for Groundhog Day:

Because I can't say Punxsutawny Phil and my children are even worse at it, I call him P. Philly, sort of like P.Diddy. Here's my rap to go with the art project:


Hey P. Philly, what do you say?
Let’s get to work, it’s Groundhog Day.

Time to tell us what the weather will bring.
Six weeks of winter or early spring?

Hey P. Philly, what’s the news?
Open your eyes and take in the views.

If you see your shadow, winter’s here to stay,
And if you don’t see it, spring is on the way.

Hey P. Philly, what’s that you’re sayin’?
If it’s sunny outside that means winter’s stayin’?

And if it’s cloudy out that means winter’s excused?
I hear what you’re sayin’ but you seem confused.

Well, thanks P. Philly, that’s really cool.
Now we know what to wear to school.

If it’s cloudy out we wear swimsuits,

And if it’s sunny out we wear our boots!

My first and favorite is this pin from Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten. Her blog is amazing and has helped me so many times. This is a pin from a packet she has for sale on TPT called Tops and Bottoms Companion Pack. It's very clever, adorable and on my list for sure!! The rabbit, veggie and fruit people are sooooooo sweet. Hurry over to check it out.

Here's her bear. Isn't he the cutest? I love that the eyes open and close. As soon as I saw him, I thought he would make a great ground hog. Perfect for  the whole waking up from a winter's nap thing!  I just added whiskers( he needs a few more) and teeth. Mine isn't as sweet as hers but you get the idea.



Here's  the groundhog.


I've been teaching for over 30 years and have no idea where this came from, but I've been making it with the kids FOREVER!

And here's what I'll be doing next Sunday for the 100th Day...
We do all the same activities as everyone else. My 100 year old people are a little different though.
I prep the wrinkled paper bag face dress/shirt and lace collar ahead of time.
The kids use lima beans for the lips and black eyed peas for the eyes.
Here are a few:
This is a response that I've never gotten before!
So precious, every single one!
Here are last year's portraits.
Now it's time to figure out where I stashed my cane and grey wig...

For Valentine's Day..
Here's an old post...
 And finally,
We attend the most magical Holiday Celebration at our local high school every year. 
We've almost finished our thank you...
I'm embarrassed it's taken so long!
Thank you for visiting!