Five for Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for a little Five for Friday fun!  So, here it goes....

1.  These lollipops were a huge hit.  I gave students a certain amount of printable coins and they put their lollipop together!  They counted the coins to see how much their specific lollipop cost.  I was able to easily differentiate based on my student's performance on coin counting this week.  I gave easier/more difficult amounts based on what I thought my kiddos could handle!
2.  I'm using my large magnetic coins from Educational Insights to do a quick coin counting assessment on each of my students.  I got tired of having to get the coins out and ready every time that I had a second to pull a student back to my table.  So, I stuck the coins to my {{ugly}} filing cabinet.  My students come to my cabinet, they can move the coins around if needed, and tell me the total amount.  If they have difficulty, I take notes on what they got stuck on... was it the quarters?  counting by fives?  adding on?  And I am able to target those kiddos during math station small group time!
 3.  We go to the computer lab every Friday morning.  We do a variety of things during this time, but today I wanted to continue counting coins.  I found these three games and my kiddos LOVED them!  You can click on the picture to take you there!

4.  I absolutely love being at the same school as Joelle.  Seeing her cute face every once in a while just warms my heart!  I also really love knowing her teacher personally!!  She will send me pictures of Joelle's work, or little snip-its from her day.  There's nothing better than knowing your child is being taken care of and loved on!!!  She sent me a picture of Joelle's note to her this morning.  Her teacher is an OU fan, so Joelle tries to convert her to being a longhorn as often as possible!!!

 5.  Speaking of Joelle and her teacher.  I found these cute little pencil signs floating around on Instagram.  I just couldn't pass up such a great deal on something so stinkin' cute!  So, I bought Christmas presents from Jo's current and previous teachers.  They came in the mail yesterday, and they are even cuter in person!  If you are looking for teacher gifts, I suggest you visit Tallahassee Sunday on Etsy!
 Oh, and if you know any 5th grade math teachers that could use a little inspiration, send them on over to my sister's blog... Where Ms. Green's Math Garden Grows!  She's got it up and running now :))
And, as always, thanks to Doodle Bugs for hosting such a fun linky!


Julie Anne said...

I like the "Log Horns" - how cute it that! I'm a Baylor grad but even that made me smile! Too cute!
Julie (Green Apple Lessons)

Mrs. Wheeler said...

Love the pencil sign! I got one this past summer from A-Door-Able Designs on Etsy! I have it hanging by my desk!

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Sheri Ryan said...

I love letting fellow teachers know how their children are going in my lessons. They usually say the darndest things and I find that fellow teachers understand and appreciate those funny teaching moments a little bit more :)
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Paula Shaw said...

We have been focusing on money too! Love the sharing you do.Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

Leslie Moore said...

Thank you once again for the wonderful ideas!! The filing cabinet is awesome!!