Five for Friday

I'm linking up again with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share 5 randoms in my life.  

I did this fun little morning treat and activity again this year. 
I just love these tags from my favorite blog eighteen25.

Speaking of St. Patty's Day, we had a blast this week. 
I just love this holiday and I'm not even a little Irish. 
That silly leprechaun came and tore apart our room.  
It always gives me a slight heart attack, since I'm super particular about my classroom.  
But I do cherish my kiddos reactions.  We of course went on a hunt to find him.  He finally brought back our pot of gold Rolos and Twix, and all was right with the world again.  
 Stinker left his footprints everywhere!!
 We also made our Leprechaun punch.  You can get the recipe and writing activity in Deanna's pack.  

I have a lot of people ask how I run centers in my room.  
Believe me, this girl has done it all in her 12 years, but I've learned to keep it simple.  
It's easier on yourself and your kiddos.  
My kids get a center checklist every week.  They know they are expected to complete at least 4 centers during the week and if time permits complete all 6. They keep their recording sheets, mini-books, and other work in a folder. I collect it all with their checklist on Thursday.  Students who do well get their work on the "Wall of Wow!" along with a little treat on Friday.  My center time runs so smoothly.
One of my favorite times of the day! 

Center Checklist and Activities for our 6 centers are kept in these bins. 
Poetry Center
Fill in the missing sight words and illustrate the poem.
 Center Checklist and Recording Sheet for our long vowel leprechaun pot sort

 Math Center

I've been listening to:

Last week I shared 5 random favorites. 
This week I thought I'd share 5 of my favorite Pinterest Pins.  
Below is my favorite recipe ever, a tutorial for my Naked 2 Palette, my dream bedroom, my dream man  who could share the bedroom, and fun outfit.  
                                                                Source: via Michelle on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: via Michelle on Pinterest
                                                                  Source: via Michelle on Pinterest

                                                                         Source: via Michelle on Pinterest
                                                                           Source: via Amy on Pinterest


  1. Looks like you've had a very busy week! Thanks for explaining how you run your centers!

    I love the songs on your playlist. Now I have A Thousand Years stuck in my head haha.


  2. Love your dream bedroom and dream outfit. I am right there with ya! I also love the brick and the shape of your classroom.

  3. Love that outfit..comfy and stylish! :)

  4. Gotta love pinterest! Thanks for sharing about your centers...very helpful!
    I am having a “Spring Break Bucket List” linky party...stop by and link up!

    Brigid Ann
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  5. Love the Leprechaun footprints!! Too funny.

    Mr. First Grade

  6. Great photos - feel like we spent the day with you!


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