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Monday, February 18, 2013

Five on Friday (Super Late!) and a GIVEAWAY!

Well, I'm finally linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the February 15th edition of this weekly linky.

I'm getting later and later with this linky! Oy vey! But better late then never....

1) M&M's and Math 
Candy always makes math a little more fun! We completed this fun activity from Teacher's Resource Room during our math block on Valentine's Day.

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 Each student received several m&m's. They then had to sort their baggie by color and determine the percent, fraction and decimal of each color. For example, 5 out of the 25 m&m's are red, which can be written as a fraction 5/25 or 1/5 are red or written as a percent, 20%,  or  decimal, 0.20.

Such a fun way to reinforce decimals, fractions and percents! Click on the picture to purchase your own copy (only $1.00). This would make math on an ordinary day really now all of the Valentine's day candy is on super sale! :)

2) "My Life as a Raindrop"
Raindrops in Water

On Friday we wrapped up our water cycle mini unit with some creative writing. Each student  wrote a story entitled "My Life as a Raindrop". They had to incorporate our vocabulary words into their story (condensation, evaporation, collection, precipitation, and water cycle). They had so much fun with this assignment and had me cracking up when they shared their stories! :)

We used the sweet image above for inspiration! It is from

3) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 

We dove into this book on Wednesday. So far the kids are loving it! :) I'm busy working on some activities that go along with the book today. So many possibilities with this book! Now to FOCUS my energy!

4) Cupcakes
How cute are these cupcakes?!?!?! 

There is a new food truck called "Sweet Treats" that just popped up in my neighborhood. (Are food trucks popping up in your area too, or is this just a Bay Area thing???)

Anyway,  it parks right next to Target. Uh-Oh....I see a lotta cupcakes and extra lbs in my future!

Speaking of Target....

5) A Giveaway 
As promised, I am throwing a giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers! Wohoo! I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of my follower so...

I will be giving away a $30 Target gift card. Think about all of the damage you could do at the dollar spot with $30 dollars. :)


To Enter: 
-Follow my blog and leave a comment w/your email address saying that you are a follower....
-If you are already a follower, you can play, too!  Just leave me comment telling me that you already follow my blog.
-Don't forget to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

Drawing ends  next Tuesday (Feb. 26th)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks so much for entering! :) 

Now, I'm off to catch up on all things school work and housework ! I was away for the weekend visiting my mommy at the beach. So relaxing! But now I have a lot to catch up on! I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend, too! :)


  1. I am already a follower! What a great giveaway! Yippee!! :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. Hooray for you, Julia on 100 followers! :) I'm your newest follower! :) I'm starting my giveaway on Friday. I'm ALMOST to 100! ;) Woo hoo! :) I love LWW! :) I wrote a whole unit on it when I taught third! :) We did it every year! :) Great reading! :)
    Take care!
    Mrs. Russell's Room

    1. Thanks Tamara! Congrats on your 100 followers & giveaway, too!

  3. I'm a new follower! I entered on the rafflecopter as Mary Happymommy but follow you as Mami2jcn.

    Thank you!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  4. I am already a follower! I'm in school to be a teacher and I love getting a peek inside your classroom through your blog. Such a valuable resource! :)

    -Samantha (

    1. Thanks, Samantha! I follow your blog too! Reminds me of my college days... :)

  5. I follow your blog. Your m and m activity looks awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to shop at target!!

  6. Congrats on 100 followers! I hope to get there soon. I already follow your awesome blog!

    Young Daze in 5th Grade

    1. Thank you! And thanks again for the shout out on your blog!

  7. Congrats on 100 Followers - I just made it there myself! I love the stuff on


    Learning in the Little Apple

    1. I know! Their clipart is the best!Thanks for stopping by! :)

  8. Congrats on 100 followers!! That is awesome! Love that life as a raindrop idea, I taught a class at my last school on world water usage and the water cycle, I will have to file that cute idea in case I ever get to do it again! I am already a follower!

    Clearly Kindergarten

  9. I'm your newest follower!

  10. I follow your blog. Congrats on reaching 100 followers! Yay!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  11. Congratulations!! I follow your super cute blog already:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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    1. Whoops! Forgot my email address!

    2. Thanks, Andrea! I am heading over to check out your blog too! :)

  13. I am your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mandy! I'm heading over to your blog to check it out now. I love the name!:)

  15. Congratulations- I'm your 109th follower. I'm glad that I stumbled upon your blog today- it's adorable.


  16. Hooray! Just found your cute blog and got in on your awesome giveaway in the nick of time. :)
    I Want to be a Super Teacher


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