Five for Friday ~ Giveaway Style! {Day 5}

What a week it has been here on my little blog!  I am so enjoying all of the comments, even if I have not had time to get back to each of the comments.  It has been busy!

Anyway, I am finally linking up again with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the Five for Friday!
Here are my five random things!

1.  I came back to work after Spring Break worried that I only have a short amount of time to help the kindergarteners grasp Concept of Word!  How exciting when we practiced "Little Boy Blue" for the second time and all but one student had concept of word!  And, he was actually trying for a change.  (Usually, he does little but ...well, I won't even go there!)  Anyway, I had to do a lot of scaffolding to get them there.  Here are some of the things I did with them.

Stickers under the words to help them track.

Word cards to match up the words.
2.  Today I am heading out with third grade again to go to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.  I have been so many times I could almost do the tour, but it is always a little different. It is a work in progress as they renovate the home to look like it did when Jefferson lived there.  It will be fun to see what they have done since last year.  It is Thomas Jefferson's birthday weekend, so it could be interesting, especially since the first craft beer tasting is on Saturday!
3.  I have been working on Main Idea and Details with third grade as we prepare for the upcoming Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.  I have a group of students who struggle with reading, so I have this wonderful unit by Angela Nerby at Hippo Hooray for Second Grade that I have been using.  It is called Main Idea Mania, and you must check it out!

In the unit, she included some great passages with graphic organizers and a fun table craft to show that a main idea must have supporting details.  Here are some of the things my students did.

4.  What is wrong with this picture?
Need I say more?!

5.  And, now for Giveaway number 5!

Today I am giving away a $10 TPT gift certificate AND $15 credit to my store!  Just enter in the Rafflecopter below.  And if you have not entered Days 1-3, don't forget to stop by!
Day 1 ~ Earrings and $25 gift card and five items from my store
Day 2  ~ Clip Art Extravaganza (New artists added with new entries)
Day 3 ~ Reader lights and 5 items from my store
Link up and see what everyone else is doing!


  1. Picture #4 - CANED fruit?!?!?!

  2. I'm going to go with "caned" instead of "canned" or the use of bullets?? :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  3. Oh my! So many things are wrong with the sign. The title just states two food items. The first sentence is has a bullet and isn't punctuated. Canned is spelled incorrectly.


  4. hehe caned fruit.. so cute! I am crossing my fingers for one of your amazing giveaways!! LOVE IT!!! :)

  5. Caned fruit and the bullets :)
    Would love to win!


  6. canned fruit. :) I like the main idea table. I am going to have to remember that one!

    Eclectic Educating

  7. Caned fruit! Thanks for all the giveaways! Would love to win!
    Karen Rowland
    Adventures With Firsties

  8. Caned fruit :) The field trip to Thomas Jefferson's house looks like so much fun!! I am kind of a history geek though, so maybe it's just me... So glad to see that your students are benefiting from my unit!!! Thanks for the shout out!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  9. Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas and thoughts with us!

    1. oh, and the word caned is spelled incorrectly.

  10. Don't cane the poor fruit!
    I am working on this very concept with my second graders. The other day, even after an explicit lesson and clear directions on a page, I still got "Dad trimed his beard" and "The bunny hoped across the grass". lol

  11. caned fruit

  12. You guys are caning fruit!! Yikes! ;)

    Mindful Rambles

  13. Caned fruit :)

  14. Aside from being spelled wrong, "caned" fruit usually isn't found in glass containers??! : )

    HokIe Teach

  15. Caned should be canned. Unless there is something going on with sugar cane.

    Crystal Shepherd
    The lamppost in 1st grade math

  16. The word caned should be canned. :)

  17. The word should be spelled canned, not caned.
    Great giveaway!

  18. canned, not caned :)
    epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us

  19. Is it canned and not caned?

  20. What a great giveaway! It should be canned not caned!

  21. canned fruit

  22. Canned is spelled wrong - caned

  23. What exactly is "caned" fruit?? :o) canned



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