Saturday, April 20, 2013

Five For Fri...Saturday :)

Happy Friday Saturday Friends!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share about my week.

I posted on my Facebook page ( follow me HERE) that I came home from dinner last night to NO power! It was just out in my neighborhood, so we went to my best friends house and played with her and her dog Henry until the power came back on.

We were making Henry be a circus dog. He was thrilled. :)

And just to brag a little bit about my awesome Hubby, we went to dinner last night to celebrate his passing his firefighter exam and officially becoming a firefighter for the township. YAY! He has been working SO hard this year and it has taken away SO much family time that we are ALL glad it is over. Ironically, after dinner, he got a call and had to go help with a fire.

On Tuesday, Peanut had an appointment at the allergist. So we had a mommy/daughter day. It was great.

 Here we are being silly before the doctor came to check her out. Look at those red allergy eyes. Poor kid. She should really live in a bubble.

Then we went to Frederik Meijer Gardens to see the butterflies. ( The same place 2nd grade went on a field trip to a couple of weeks ago.)  The gardens are literally across the road from her allergist so we go there after her check up every year.
 Last year a butterfly landed right on her! It was amazing. This year no such luck. She was kind of bummed as you can see by this picture.

 So instead she posed in the butterfly chair and SHE landed on the butterfly.

After that we went to Olive Garden for lunch. YUMMY! And then we got ice cream on the way home. It was an awesome, relaxing day.
 And then I came back to 2 new students AND intense NWEA MAP test prep....always a good time. My new students are absolute sweeties. Happy to have them. It's just a stressful time prepping for the test, without having to add in new peanuts who need to learn your rules and procedures.

We are taking the reading portion of the test next week so we have been doing some prep for that.

We practiced adding prefixes to a word and learned what they meant. ( Monday we will be working with suffixes.) I found a great prefix and suffix freebie from Amy Lemons. Check it out HERE.

First we sorted words by which prefix we would add to them.

 Then we made a flap book. We wrote the 4 prefixes on the outside and then wrote a word using that prefix and drew a picture.

One of my teaching partners found a power point to use to review for the reading and math portions of the MAP test. ( You can check it out HERE.) The questions are all aligned with the 180-200 RIT range. It has turned out to be a great resource.
 I put the questions up on our white board and the kiddos wrote their answer down on their mini white boards. Ones that a majority of them missed we went over as a class. I was pretty pleased by how well some of them were doing.


Well, that's all for me for this week. I am hurriedly trying to get my Earth Day pack done today. Check out my Facebook page this weekend for the giveaway when it is done.
Enjoy your weekend friends!


  1. Your daughter is super cute! I love having special dates with my little ones. Found your blog through the 5 for Friday linky and love it. Its so cute! I am now your newest follower!


    First Grade A to Z

  2. It looks like you two had a fabulous day! I love days like that with my four! I am your newest facebook follower!

    1. Wow! 4! Sometimes 1 feels like a lot to handle. Good for you! :) Thanks for following!

  3. Looks like a fun day with your peanut! We're getting ready for MAPs too... prefix, suffix, and root word OVERLOAD these past few weeks! Thankfully the reading test is my last one. I always request to do math first!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

    1. Good luck to you and your bunnies! :)I'll let you know how it goes.


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