Friday, April 26, 2013

Five for Friday and A Little Bit of Fractions

I am seriously exhausted beyond belief this week!  I cannot wait until tomorrow when I can sleep in until at least 7.  With a preschooler running around this mommy can't catch a break.  But, I enjoy every minute of it!

1.  My kiddos have been hard at work with fractions.  I think I have been saying the words "numerator" and "denominator" in my sleep because fractions seem to be the first think I think of when I wake in the morning.  My kids played a cute fraction game called "Auntie Pasta's".  They kept asking me to let them play all week, so after they finished their work I let them take turns playing this.

I want her shoes!!!!  Soooo awesome!

2.  We made these over-the-top cute Fractions Sundaes created by the fabulous Amy Lemons.  I am in love with everything she creates.  I have done these the past 2 years and it is a very hands-on engaging activity.

3.  I usually love April, at least when the weather is warmer.  What has been going on this year???  I am still wearing sweaters and pants to school instead of short sleeves and capris.  UGH!  I am so over this month!  It did rain quite a few days which led me to have my students make a up a creative story.  We titled it, "The Day it Rained Cats and Dogs".  I knew the kiddos would have a ball with this.  This was the most they had written all year!!!  The stories were presh!  Pick up this freebie HERE! (Cat and Dog Graphics by KPM DOODLES)

4.  We have an annual Career/Hobby fair at our school.  This year my class learned about an airplane mechanic, firefighter, martial artist, horse trainer, and a ballet dancer.  It is always nice to see my available career options! Ha!  I'm only joking!  But, it is fun to spend the day learning about other people's jobs.

5. I went to let my sweet "Chunky Boy" (bull-mastiff mix) out in the backyard on Wednesday morning and I was greeted by a family of 4 deer.  They were soooooo cute!  Unfortunately, the minute they saw Chunk they took off into the woods.  Oh well!  It was great to enjoy nature from the comfort of my home.  HAPPY SPRING!

Enjoy your weekend friends! :)



  1. I just started teaching fractions today and I am not looking forward to repeating numerator and denominator for the the next two weeks. That is awesome that you have deer that close to your house.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. I made a cute poster for fractions to that I may post this week! So be on the lookout! :) -Kristi

  2. I'm lucky to find you, Kristi! I love the writing prompt...Thanks for sharing. My daughter and I watched a stray German Shepherd chase our neighborhood flock of deer from yard to yard last night...hil-ar-i-ous! We can't grow anything because the deer think it's an all you can eat salad bar!
    Owl Things First

    1. I love sharing!!!

      I can't imagine trying to grow something with all of the animals that I see roaming our yard. I think we would have an infestation of every mammal and reptile imaginable! Ha! -Kristi

  3. Those ice cream sundae fractions are great! We saw a second grade class in our school do them too! What a fun way to practice fractions!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. The kids had so much fun! It is always a very hands-on engaging activity, but it always makes me hungry. :)

  4. Ditto on the bad weather. I'm in the south east too and raining cats and dogs is certainly something our kids can relate to.
    I'm a new follower.
    Have a nice weekend.

    School Is a Happy Place

    1. Thanks for following! I appreciate it! -Kristi

  5. Just wanted to say hi! I'm Brandee, your newest follower! :)
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. Thanks Brandee! On my way to check out your blog! -Kristi

  6. Hi Kristi,
    I found you through the Five for Friday linky and am your newest follower!
    I love that you have deer so close to your house - when I was living in Canada I would get so excited to see one. We don't have deer so much here in Australia, but I guess we do have kangaroos. :)
    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  7. I would love having Kangaroos around my backyard!!! They are the neatest animal!

    We do have rabbits, turtles, and ducks that wander our yard. Occasionally we get a snake too which just grosses me out. I cannot stand snakes!
    Thanks for following me! I am your newest follower as well. -Kristi


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