Friday, April 14, 2017

Five For Friday - Easter and Earth Day

Hi All!
Happy Easter Weekend!
I'm happy to be joining Doodle Bugs Teaching for this week's Five For Friday.
I found some cute Easter decor this year, and will be sad to put it away come Monday.

 The lower right bunny is from Pier 1.
The lower left egg and candle is from Steins.
The upper pieces are from Gordmans.  Sadly our Gordmans is going out of business.
We've been working on synonyms, so I found an Easter egg template online that was a simple stripe pattern.
I put different words in the line under the name, and students chose which word they wanted.
We used the website to find a variety of synonyms.
I have an online thesaurus investigation available in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
These made for a cute bulletin board display!
Have you ever received recipes in the mail and wondered what to do with them?
I used to receive lots, and decided to take them to school. I noticed on a standardized test once that students were required to read and analyze a recipe.
This station activity is always a BIG hit with my third graders.
 They are required to answer questions about the order of the directions, and I run a copy of recipes that students are really interested in.
My Spring Break was two weeks ago, and I went to Los Angeles to the NSTA conference.
I was lucky to meet two fantastic authors, and get their autographs on classroom books.
Ashley Spires was giving away her book!

Andrea Beaty's books were only $5.00!  Many of us teachers in line bonded over our love of these books!

I was also lucky to attend the premiere of this movie with a group of teacher friends while in LA.
 The producer of the movie spoke to us about the making of the movie.
The visuals in this film were beautiful, and it had a cute story, too!
I would highly recommend it.

If you are looking for a pack of fun and engaging activities for Earth Day, check out this pack, which is available in my TpT store!

 Hope you had a great week!
Happy Easter!