Five for Friday!

So I’m linking up with the lovely Doodle Bugs Teaching for another Five for Friday Linky {I just LOVE those!}.

She has some amazing PIRATE freebies on her post you absolutely MUST check out if you haven’t already. 🙂
1. I finally finished the Place Value Mystery Messages pack which feels like I’ve been working on since FOREVER! I used it this past week with one of my students. Here is a sneak peak:
Students work on place value worksheet to solve the answer to the riddle which would be one word. They color in the 100’s chart to get the shape of the letters. My student loved this activity, She requested to use pink instead of red to color in the numbers. Teaching place values can be quite tricky, I also used some MAB blocks with her to help her visualise the ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ on a mat. That is also included in the pack. Here are some more pics of it:
On this mat, the students can use foam letters or dry erase markers to record the letters they have found in each puzzle as they solve it. I like laminating this sheet so that it can be used continuously. If you’d like to check out the pack, it’s right here at my TPT store.
3. This is a non-teaching related accomplishment. We have finally rearranged the dining table in the house, it was just in the way when anyone came in from the front door – it was starting to really get on my nerves! Because we had a large bookcase, we had to get some free time to move everything. I have no photo for this because I have a shocking phone now since the iPhone stopped cooperating with me lol. 🙂

4. This week was our last week in class, the students’ brains were fried and the look on their faces was priceless when I said ‘assessment’ on the last day, of course I had to explain that the assessment would be once they return! Everyone needs a break every now and then! So, I will be working hard during the holidays to prepare activities for their assessments.

5. Finally, I want to share this bit of info. I LOVE Pinterest. I’ve recently fallen absolutely IN LOVE with graphical informational pins. My ESL students love them! Here is one I love:
Thank you for reading, as always I LOVE hearing from you!! Feel free to leave a comment below. 🙂


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