Five For Friday

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This week was the start of our new bullying program and we needed to cover character, so we read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.  
 We discussed character traits and those of Chrysanthemum.  They had to tell me what happened in the story to lead them to believe Chrysanthemum possessed that trait.  When we finished my kiddos did the craft and writing below. The craft is from Annie at Kindergarten At Heart.
We've also been talking about bullying and being kind. We did this little lesson inspired by my sweet friend Cara at the First Grade Parade.  
We also created a page for a class book. 

Speaking of being kind. We had to create a door to be judged by our superintendent. This was to kick off our OLWEUS Bullying Program.  I finally finished mine and we won! 

I also finished our bulletin board in the hallway.  Love me some Duck Dynasty!
Complete with real cattails and rubber ducks!

Have you seen C. Jayne Teach? Not only is she amazing because she's a Miami University grad like me. But I love her shop!  If you don't have her desk planner, you must run now to purchase it. I'm using it like crazy! It has a ton of pages and is very high quality.  Plus it's just pretty!
I also love this convenient little  Student Conference Pad. It's fit perfectly into my upcoming product. So excited!
She has a ton of adorable teacher items, so head on over and C. Jayne Teach.

Well, I'm off to spend the weekend with these two cutie pies. There will be no rest for me, but I'm sure in 20 years I'll miss this crazy life.



  1. Great planning ideas. Enjoy your time with your two cuties. My two cuties are 16 and 18 and time goes by to quickly.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. I have got to have the Duck Dynasty characters for my POND unit! Please tell me where I can get these

    1. Go to Melonheadz Illustrating. You can get them in her Robertsons Teibute pack.

  3. Love your Duck Dynasty board! And have fun with those two little cuties.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  4. The past several years we have used the Olweus program!! It started a great language for us to talk with students. We have since moved to the 7 habits this year!! Good Luck!! LOVE your door!!


  5. The wrinkled heart thing about made me cry... so sweet. I'll do this for sure. Blogging is beautiful! Thank you to you and Cara!

  6. I love your Duck Dynasty board! That is how my door is decorated! We did Chrysanthemum too and your rockin pictures look awesome! I hope you have a great year!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  7. I love, love the bandaid on the heart!!! So cute! Definitely going to use that idea with my munchkins!! Relax and enjoy your weekend!!


  8. Your character & character traits charts are adorable!!!

    Sliding into First!

  9. My school is also doing the OLWEUS Bullying Program. It will be our first year implementing it. I just love your Chrysanthemum story activities! We have our big kickoff next month so I will have to read this story and do these activities to get us ready for it. Thank you for the great ideas!

    Tales of a #teachernerd

  10. I am so excited I read this post! I have planned to use Chrysanthemum for a name activity this week, but I will definitely be incorporating the heart activity.



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