Friday, May 3, 2013

Our Week in Review AND a {{GIVEAWAY!!!}}

It's Friday, y'all!!   That means it is time to link up for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching and Friday Flashback with Teaching Maddeness!  Both of these linky parties is so much fun!  You need to check them out!


      Since getting my masters in math education, I have really tried to stretch my students' thinking in mathematics.  We did a little bit of work on algebraic thinking using growing patterns.  I chose to do a growing pattern using caterpillars made with circles.  The 1 day old caterpillar was made with 3 circles.  Two day old caterpillars was made with 4 circles.  Three day old caterpillars was made with 5 circles, etc., etc.  They had to then find out how many circles would be needed for 5 days old, 10 days old, 25 days old, 50 days old, 75 days old, and 100 days old.  It was amazing listening to their reasoning and solutions.

      Our county offers Partners in Education grants every year.  They range from $300 to $1000 for various classroom projects.  This year, they added a category of field trip grants.  Our principal required us to either write an individual or grade level grant for any of the grant categories.  We decided to try for a field trip grant.  The prize patrol came around about a month ago to tell us the news that our field trip grant proposal had been approved!!  Happy Day, Happy Day!!!!  We had written the grant to go visit the Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens since our science focuses heavily on life cycles.  This was an amazing field trip while we were there, however, the bus ride was not fun!  We were on the bus for a total of FOUR hours of our school day because our drivers got lost going and coming home!  They had to hold the buses for us because we late getting back!!!  I was never so glad to be back to school!!!  And, as soon as I could, I high-tailed it right outta there!!!

      We have an amazing ballet/dance school here and they put on great shows.  We got to go to see their performance of The Lion King of Mali.  It was a bit weird in the beginning, but was really beautiful!!  It is very different from the Disney version, but the director said that this is the story that the Disney version is based on.  Anyway, we didn't get lost!  Thank goodness, since the auditorium is just over a few streets and I really didn't want to get back on a bus after yesterday!

      And now, for great news!  I have finally hit 100 followers and because of that, I am having a giveaway!!  Classroom Friendly Supplies has agreed to giveaway one of their awesome and amazing pencil sharpeners.  I have already blogged about how much I love mine.  You can read about that HERE.  I am also giving away a $15 dollar Starbucks gift card!

      For your chances to win, enter below!  Spread the word!!  It will start at MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!

Till next time...


  1. Congrats on the big milestone and giveaway! I just reached 100 as well and will post a giveaway on Sunday. Isn't it a great feeling. Looking forward to reading some more of your ideas.

    Third Grade Galore

  2. Congrats on 100! I just made it there myself so I share in your joy. :) I am a new follower so you are one step closer to 200. ;) Come over and see me if you get a chance.
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. Congratulations on 100! I love the caterpillar idea! I'm your newest follower!
    Totally Terrific Teaching

  4. Congratulation! I'm a new follower!

  5. Congrats! I'm trying to get to 100 too!
    I have an AWESOME giveaway on my blog...
    If you have a chance, stop by--it'll be worth it! It's a CCSS Fraction Kit from ETA hand2mind.

  6. Congratulations on your achievement!

  7. Fabulous Giveaway. I love these sharpeners:) I am your newest follower.
    Congratulations on 100 followers.

    The Resourceful Apple

  8. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! The sharpeners are amazing and you're so sweet to add in the Starbucks giftcard!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

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