Thursday, November 7, 2013

Five for Friday!

In my attempt to stay on track with my blog, I've decided to take the plunge and join in Doodle Bug's weekly link party! I've enjoyed reading so many of your weekly updates that I thought I'd join in on the fun!

Yay for November! One of my favorite times of year!!! I love these cardboard letters I painted from JoAnn's last year that serve as a great reminder for what this season is all about.

On Monday my little mathletes and I reviewed arrays AND gained practice reading a multiplication chart.  I downloaded this amazing hundred chart and Array Reader Tool from I am such a fan! 

 On Tuesday I took a deep breath and introduced the Distributive Property of Multiplication to my third graders.  It went...wait for it.....AMAZINGLY! I'm so pleased how well they are grasping onto the concept.  This was with the help of Melissa's amazing TPT product Distributive Doctors!  You can read her post of how she used it in her classroom HERE

On Wednesday we reviewed the 4 types of sentences, Statement (Declarative), Command (Imperative),  Question (Interrogative), and Exclamatory.  I'll share more on Monday with what text I used..but here is a picture of a chart students were filling out with colored sticky-notes writing examples of each type of sentence.

On Thursday we celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing 50s style.  Here is my brief attempt at participating..giant daisy clip-on earrings from my gram, a gorgeous vintage pin from my collection, and a silk scarf.  I'll admit right now..those earrings did not last long. Cheese -n- rice, those things HURT!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! 


  1. Oh my goodness! You look so cute for 50's day! I agree with you about clip on earrings! Ouch! That's when I decided to get my ears pierced haha! I am loving the post-its to the poster idea! I always see everyone's ideas and think to myself, "Well, duh! Why didn't I think of that?"

    Whole Hearted Country

  2. I love your give letters you painted. They turned out really cute!! Thanks for sharing!!!


  3. Cute letters! Don't you just love it when you're expecting a lesson to not turn out so well and then they totally surprise you! I'm so glad it went well!

    Saddle Up For 2nd Grade

  4. Erin - looks like things are going fantastically in your room! I love all of the collaboration I see in your pics. Your kiddos are really lucky to have you as their teacher! Keep it up, sistah!!!

  5. Looks like lots of good learning going on in your room. Way to go with teaching the Distributive Property. That's a tough one to master for some kids!

  6. Love your 50's day outfit! So cute! So glad to hear your Math lesson went so well....yay!

  7. You are so cute with your 50's style! I'm jeally. Love your painted letters. What a fab-u-lous idea! Happy weekend my sassy friend! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'