Oh Friday, How I Love Thee...

It's been a long week, folks. I held parent conferences all week and still have 3 more scattered throughout next week. I am happy to say, I am ready to get this weekend started. I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to give you a peek at my week.


I ordered these turquoise bins last week. I love that they matched my classroom color theme. However, free shipping took F-O-R-E-V-E-R to get them to me. They finally arrived yesterday. I made some labels and now my place value math centers are ready to go! I will show more pictures of our centers later next week. If you are interested, the centers come from my Place Value POWer packet. 

We were knee deep in place value this week! Place value is one of my favorite concepts to teach during the year. We made these candy corns to show understanding of standard form, values of each number column and expanded form. I got this idea originally from Nancy at First Grade Wow. My kids loved it! Some of my students used two digit numbers and some chose to use three digit numbers. 

We also made flap books to review expanded form, number words and base 10 blocks. The kids chose their own 3 digit number and wrote or illustrated each way under the correct flap. After this activity, I realized many of my kiddos still need more practice with the Base 10 blocks, so we will tackle that next week. I have some tricks up my sleeves for them.

We also worked with adjectives and nouns this week. We made an anchor chart of nouns and verbs that described scarecrows. After, we wrote acrostic poems about scarecrows and used our writing to create our own scarecrows. You can find all the writing prompts and scarecrow templates in my Scarecrow Craftivity pack.

I went to Michaels after school today, and of course I had to buy something. I picked up this cute little guy for my front yard. Let the fall decorating begin. 

I hope you all had a great week. Be sure to link up and share your week in pictures too.


  1. I am working on place value with my second graders, too. I may need to steal a couple of your wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  2. Those scarecrows are too cute! I cannot wait to start our place value unit; I think my kiddos are going to thoroughly enjoy your unit!

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