Five for Friday-A Peek At My Week!


Oh, YES! I made it to Friday, which means I survived parent conferences and can have a somewhat "normal" schedule again. Here is a peek inside my week.
 I made these personalized bookmarks for each of my kiddos!  They are colorful and easy to make! I just typed in their names and laminated them for each little darling. They were a HUGE hit. The idea is a FREEBIE from Catherine at the Brown Bag Teacher. Click on the picture to take you to her TpT store to grab your copy.

We worked on our Frank N. Stein writing! The templates are from Amy Lemons. I did this same activity last year with my kids. They love writing about Frank. We take some time to share out our stories and laugh about some of his adventures!

I decided it was time to "beef up" my kids vocabulary when they are writing. I chose 8 words to start with. These are the words that are WAY overused in my classroom. This packet has tons of words to choose from and I will be adding more words a the year progresses. Thank you Tania for this great resource!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know we are knee deep in studying odd and even numbers and place value. Odd Todd and Even Steven came to visit my kids. You can read about some of our activities HERE.

I spent this afternoon prepping for SPIDER week! Most of our activities are from Aimee's Spider Unit. She has TONS of amazing ideas in this packet. Even if you don't like spiders, you will love this unit! We are also going to be writing spider poems and making spiders thanks to Amy Lemons . And we will be practicing our proofreading with a spider freebie from Jamie Rector. I will show you more of our activities next week. 

I hope you can use some of these ideas in your classroom. Happy Friday!


  1. I must make something spider related after seeing this amazing pictures. The vocabulary posters look Grrreat! Thanks for shout out.
    Have a fabulous weekend,
    My Second Sense

  2. I love those personalized bookmarks! Glad you survived conference week.... mine starts on Monday.... I can't wait until NEXT Friday :)

    Crayons and Whimsy

  3. Conferences are over...yay!!! Mine start on! The Frankenstein wall looks amazing; love it! I can only imagine how much fun the kids had writing and sharing their stories. The Words to Smile About wall looks great; I need to make mine pronto!!! I hope your kiddos love the spider unit!

    Primarily Speaking

  4. What fantastic classroom ideas, so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  5. The Frank N. Steins are GREAT! I also love the word posters!I am sending this post to the writing teacher at my school! Another teacher at my school just finished a spider display so I am sending this to her too! Thanks for sharing!

    Teachers Are Terrific!

  6. Great spider unit ideas! I see that you are a fan of Amy Lemons too?! I teach 2nd grade as well so I look forward to reading more about your ideas that you use throughout the year. I am your newest blog follower! Check out mine if you have the time!!!