Five for Friday! Giveaway!

A short week really messes me up!  I was a day off all week and I {think} my kiddos noticed.  We went on a field trip today to the high school to watch Disney on Broadway so the week was even shorter than planned. We got a lot done though in spite of all the distractions! Here is my Five for Friday, check out Doodle Bugs Teaching for all the other Five for Fridays out there!

#1  Measurement
We were all about measurement this week in math.  I even skipped math journals (against my will) to get some extra measurement time in.  The kiddos loved it so I guess I did too!


 We had a fun time measuring around the classroom with linking blocks.  We also measured with paper clips and tiles.  It was fun to see the difference between different units of measure.  This is the first class I have ever had that asked the question, "Why don't we just use a ruler?"  They are way ahead of me I tell you!

#2  Oral Reading Fluency
We are making leaps and bounds in the reading department!  We read to each other every day with reading passages from our reading series.  They are really getting it!
We practice these passages for 2 minutes each day together (choral reading) and then they time each other for 1 minute each and track their progress.  One kiddo told me this week how excited she was to make it to the next paragraph on her 3rd reading.  They love seeing their progress!

#3 My new love of Junie B.
I made a decision this week.  I'm going to keep reading Junie B. as long as they will listen.  I have only read one or two a year in the past because I don't want to ruin the surprise of a new book for them.  However they just love them so much that I know it can't possibly hurt to read as many as I want to them.  I am loving this time of the day.
#4 ELA and Math Centers for Valentine's Day
I just finished these up last night and now I can hardly wait for Valentine's Day.  It is my favorite holiday of the year (don't judge) and now I'll be able to celebrate it all week long!  You can click on the pick to see it in my store!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Valentine-ELA-and-Math-Centers-1075741
#5 Giveaway!
Last but not least, I am celebrating a huge milestone (for me) this week!  I reached 200 followers in my Tpt store at the beginning of this month and put together this giveaway to celebrate!







I am so incredibly thankful have the help from these awesome ladies!  Check out their stores to see how talented they are!  Here is the rafflecopter to enter the giveaway.  We will pick a winner next Friday! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Have a great weekend!  We are spending the weekend watching my youngest play volleyball.  It's been awhile since we have been to a tournament so this is exciting, I can't wait to watch her play!