Friday, April 26, 2013

Five for Friday-Our Current Obsessions!

Well, hellllllo weekend!!!  We wanted to link up with our Five for Friday buddies and share our current obsessions for the classroom.

1.  Outdoor Scoot!  We love this idea!  The kids were so excited to play decimal Scoot outside.  Next week we are going to try it on the play structure on our playground.

2.  We started our Geometry unit.  We got this idea a la Pinterest and we made shapes out of Popsicle sticks.  The kids had a blast and teaching sides/vertices were a cinch!

3.  Our school is located in downtown Charleston and we partner with the Historical Preservation Society of Charleston every year.  The mission of the Preservation Society is to inspire all that live in the Lowcountry to the respect and honor its heritage.  Today we went for a walk to the St. Philip's Church and Courtyard.  It was a beautiful afternoon!

4.  We wrapped up our guided reading novels and made life size character drawings.  The kids LOVED it!

5. Pic Collage on the iPad is a really fun app!  We had a blast creating Earth Day posters on Monday.  Hoping we can all keep our resolutions and treat every day like it is Earth Day!

That's it for us.  We hope yall had a great week! 


  1. Loved looking at your pics!! I wandered over here because you left me a comment on my Five for Friday . . . and you (Kerry) spell your name just like my twin's!! :)

    1. Thanks, Kristin!!! Bet y'all are Irish, too!!

  2. I heard about Pic Collage last week, but haven't tried it yet. Did you just have the kids google for pictures? Love the idea of outdoor scoot!

    Literacy Spark

    1. Hi Jessica! Yes, they googled the pics directly from the app. It's so easy! We introduced it, practiced, made them, and some were able to print in 45 minutes. Incredible!

  3. Oh yes, outdoor scoot...great idea! It is finally getting nice enough here to give that a try! I love taking the kids outside! Your kiddos' life size character drawings are very cute too! I'm your newest follower!


  4. Hi Tara!!! Thanks!!! Going to check your blog now!! :)