Five For Friday - April 5th

05 April 2013

I am linking up with Kacey again for Five for Friday!  Here are five random things about my week:

1.  I feel like crud!  I have a terrible cold.  Last night, I stuck tissues up my nose just so I could go to sleep without nose-leakage! Gross

2.  We are having some contraction fun this week with Cara Carroll's Crazy for Contraction Unit.  I made her "Contraction Crocodile" into an art center.  The kids loved it!

3.  My students need to move.   I have been creating more centers that allow them to walk around the room with clip boards.  I am even starting to make math centers that way.  The kids love them and I feel  the movement helps them stay focused.  
The above center is only $1 on TpT!

This center is not available yet.  I am going to include it in an upcoming place value packet.

4.  Do you remember that episode of Modern Family where Claire and her brother recreate a childhood photo for their dad's birthday or maybe it was Father's Day?  Well, I thought that would be a cool thing to do for my mother's birthday!   I found the same vintage birthday hats on Etsy.   So, 29 years later...

5.  I did my first video tutorial yesterday!  If you want to hear my New York accent, go check it out :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. I love the then/now picture. How cute!

  2. Wow .. can't believe they had the same hats... 29 years later. LOVE it

  3. Erica, I am cracking up because I put a picture of a tissue box as my first pic on my 5 for Friday-back to work and get a cold-YUCK! I hope you feel better. I LOVE your family pic. I can't believe you found the exact same hats online. It was meant to be! Have a great weekend!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  4. The then/now pics is a fantastic idea. I may have to do something like that for my mom! Have a great weekend! :)

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  5. Haha awesome pics! What a fun idea :)

    Teachery Tidbits

  6. Kiddos do love to be up and moving; especially this time of year!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  7. Love the clipboard activity! And the then and now picture...I can't believe they had the same hats. So fun!!

  8. LOVE the alligators ...and your then and now picture!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  9. I am DYING over that picture of you and your brothers - that's awesome and I'm sure she loved it! As for staying healthy, you MUST buy Wellness Formula from Amazon. You take one everyday, but if you start to feel gross, you can take a ton more to fight off the bad stuff. A-MA-ZING! Feel better soon!

    Lucky to Be in First!

    P.S. Loving my new printer, by the way!

  10. I love those photo recreates. Now to talk my brothers into it!

    You Might Be a First Grader...

  11. I love the photo :) That is one of my favorite episodes! I bet your mother just loved it! What a wonderful surprise :)

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  12. How funny that they had the same birthday hats! That picture was meant to be!


  13. I am now on a mission to find a funny photo of my brother and I so we can recreate it...hilarious! I loved your video tutorial! Thank you!

    What Happens in First Grade

  14. Your then and now picture is so cute! I have seen a few of these lately.
    First Grade Funtastic

  15. Oh no, I hope your cold goes away soon. Runny noses are so horrible! It's so hard to teach when you need to grab a tissue every few seconds. On another note, I am SO excited for your place value unit!!!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  16. I saw this photo idea on Yahoo awhile back. I LOVE it! Can't believe you found the same hats, how perfect!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  18. I love the family photo! Can't believe you were able to find the same hats! That's awesome! Going to check out your video right now!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  19. I LOVE Modern Family and your picture is so cute!!! I'm sure your mom loved it! This was my first time linking up for Five for Friday. Fun linky!

    Hope you feel better ---- I have totally done that with tissues before too! =)

    First Grade Smiles

  20. I LOVE that Modern Family photo! What a cute idea!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

  21. I bet your Mom LOVED the then/now picture! What an adorable idea! That's amazing that you found the same hats, too!

  22. Very cute idea for a photo!I love the crocodile contractions activity, too! I am your newest follower! Let's keep the sharing going! ~Tava


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