May 22, 2015

Five for Friday: Moving on Up...!

As always, thanks to Kacey for hosting my favorite weekly linky party!

- ONE -

I have accepted a new job!!!!! EEEEK! I am currently teaching second grade, which I love, but I will be teaching fourth grade at a fabulous school when I move to Atlanta. I don't have a ton of experience with the bigger kids, so I am open to any advice that you have for me! Word on the street is that fourth grades are still sweet and still love school. I sure hope that is true!

Please leave a comment below if you are a fourth grade teacher blogger so I can stalk follow your blog and Instagram!

- TWO - 

I started teaching fractions this week which is fun because I LOVE teaching fractions! There are so many fun things to do to practice fractions! Most importantly, I love talking about food for our entire math block. 

My kids are especially loving playing the "Buggy for Fractions" game by Chrissie Rissmiller.

Yesterday, the kids made gumball machines to prove they know their stuff. 
These will make for a bright and cheery last bulletin board!

- THREE - 

I do realize that Earth Day was a month ago, but I haven't yet shared my latest bulletin board! I somehow stumbled upon Art With Jenny K's Earth Day agamograph art activity and knew that I had to buy it. First of all, I have never heard of agamographs and though that was the coolest thing ever. Second, I knew my kids would love it. Last, I knew it'd make a great bulletin board, which is oh so important, right? All of her stuff is incredible. I want it all!!! #gimme

- FOUR - 

My very sweet grandmother mailed me presidential dollar coins to give to my students. She wrote me a funny letter about how it would make a good history lesson. Be still, my heart! The kids loved their golden dollars, which they promised not to spend, and we spent a long time researching John Adams and the United States mint. 

- FIVE -

The countdown is on, y'all!! As of this morning, I have 14 days left. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! I hung this countdown in my classroom, but I think it's more for me than my students.

Have a great long weekend, or - if you are one of the lucky ones - have a great start to summer!


  1. 4th grade is awesome! They are still young enough for fun projects, but you can delve so much deeper into topics and they always have interesting questions about it! You'll love it!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

    1. Perfect!! Thank you!! Following you on Bloglovin' now.

  2. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!! 4th is the bees knees!

  3. Congratulations on your new position! 4th grade is so exciting, they're so independent I'm sure you'll love it! Those art projects are fantastic, I'm going to have to check out more things that Jenny K has! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

    Teach Talk Inspire

  4. I student taught in 4th grade and now teach 3rd. I predict you'll do great because it's a fresh and exciting start in a new place. It's easier to make a change when it's all new - at least, I think so. Enjoy your last few weeks of school! (love your new blog title - great!)


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