Friday, May 16, 2014

Five For Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching this week for Five For Friday!

I finally finished grading the NYS Math test! Being stuck in a stuffy room grading for two days was NO FUN! Especially when those two days were GORGEOUS! But I'm finally out! And the rest of the week was lovely. We had a field trip to a museum to learn about local history. And decided to have a class picnic outside because of the warm weather! Although my students are getting antsier with every day that brings us closer to summer...they're still pretty lovable! Maybe I missed them with all of these days I was out of the classroom grading and interviewing new fourth grade teachers....

...maybe it's like they say...
Distance makes the heart grow fonder!

I brought out my handy dandy Choice Board this week. We're independent workers, and since school is winding down I added a lot of games and much more word work to our Daily Five time. 

I decided to give my students another week of poetry writing. Blackout Poetry, Perspective Poetry, and Lucy-inspired poetry. (Lucy is my dog. My adorable dog. Who goes on adventures in the imaginations of my fourth grade students!) 

Featured below are MY examples.

Now, my students love sharing their perspective poetry and guessing what their peers have written about. But I love the black out poetry the most because I copied pages from recent read alouds (You might recognize the page from Wonder shown above!) and we're reminiscing about books of fourth grade past! it's fun!

My class continued to review Science vocabulary words during the word work component of Daily Five. I am hanging the posters outside of our classroom and we admire them all the time! We are SO ready for this NYS Science test!

So, I bit the bullet and finally got a new phone this week! It's an iphone and it's pretty sweet. Immediately, I hopped online and ordered this case:

I. Am. So. Excited.


  1. I love your vocabulary posters. Those are fantastic!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

    1. Thanks so much! As the year winds down, we've been having fun with these posters! And learning a lot! You wouldn't believe how many fourth graders thought that broken legs and scars were inherited traits before this past week of poster making! :)