Five for Friday: June 5

Hi guys!
I'm popping in today to share 5 things about my week for the Five for Friday linky hosted by Kacey of Doodle Bugs Teaching!

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.ca/2015/06/five-for-friday-linky-party-june-5th.html


We started working on our Father's Day gifts!
We started with the card.

Here is my sample...



and these are the ones made by the kids.
Aren't they sooo cute!?
I'm so happy with how they turned out!!




A big hit for the play dough centre recently was this birthday cake invitation to learn!

We put out play dough, candles, number candles, number cutters and jewels.
We had students matching candles to the numbers, making big numbers like 33 and decomposing the number by putting the jewels on and counting the jewels by colour!

I recommend this one 100%!


One new thing I tried this week was downloading a video that was connected to our inquiry onto the laptop and setting it out as a centre activity.  Since we are doing an inquiry on the human body I downloaded this video for this week.

The students came to the laptop, put the head phones on and listened to the video.  After they watched the video, they moved to the other side to record what they learned! They did such an amazing job with this!


Here are some recordings of their new learning.






We are making these adorable key chains for Father's Day to go with the cards!
My teamie thought of this awesome idea!
The wooden part is actually flooring samples!

Here is what it the sample looks like:


I took a picture of the kids holding a key and typed up the little box that says "you have the key to my heart" on the other side :) A little mod podge and they were done! Easy peasy :)

If you would like to download the printable for the little rectangle that says "You have the key to my heart" click here.


As our whole group song for Kindergarten graduation we are doing a grad song to the tune of "Let it Go" from the Frozen movie.  I did this with my kids last year and it was a huge hit! So far it has been a hit with this group as well :)

We use this instrumental to practice.

And here are the lyrics!
I originally got the lyrics from Miss Campo's TpT store
but we changed the lyrics here and there to fit our kids more :)


If you want a copy, you can click on the image to download the lyrics!

That's it for me!

Today we have a PA Day (report card writing day!)
and I am moving to my new house after school!
Wooo! So if it's crickets over here for a few weeks you'll know I'll be either unpacking boxes or wrapping up the end of the year with the kids!

Have a great weekend! :)


9 comments

  1. Loving the simple father's day cards!!! Going to try them with my 8 month old!
    Blessings,

    Jessica

    Mrs. Stanford's Class

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    1. I hope your card turns out well! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment :)

      Yukari

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  2. The father's day key changes are so cute! I absolutely LOVE the grad song! How cute I will be using this next year with my kinders! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill
    Chevron and Centers

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    1. We did this song last year too and it was a hit! I don't think Frozen will be going away anytime soon so I think it will be good to go for another year ;) Thanks for visiting Jill!

      Yukari

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  3. Love your fathers day cards - so cute!! :)

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  4. What a great Five for Friday! I'm pinning the playdoh birthday center idea! Love it!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

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  5. Those Father's Day thumbprint cards are absolutely adorable! I will definitely be trying them with my first graders. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope you're having a great weekend!

    Jayme
    Teach Talk Inspire

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  6. What a great Father's Day gift! Super cute!:)

    Alma
    Mrs. Solis Teaching Treasures

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