I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching with Five for Friday
#1 - ADORABLE Gater Clips from Dollar Tree
LOVE LOVE LOVE these and will be figuring out a really cool way to use these when comparing numbers. I'm thinking it would be awesome to make some cards with random numbers and have the kids clip them on the greatest number. Even if it's just a car with 2 numbers it would work. They were too cute and I had to buy 5 sets. i did share them with Stacy though so I'm not hoarding them all.
#2: Kudzu BugsThese critters were ALL OVER the backyard this week. They were only on things in the sunshine that were made of wood...unless they were flying around smacking the kids in the head making them really upset. After the sun set they disappeared, and they didn't go in the shade. WEIRD!! I put them on facebook and my brother figured them out. Kudzu bugs, new little annoying bugs to GA in the past few years. They are somehow related to stink bugs and if you kill them they stink REALLY BAD ( I tried!!) We called up "the bug man" and he came out to spray but it's been raining now so I don't know if it worked and they are gone or if they will return again when the sun is back out. Hope you don't have to deal with these.....
#3 - Poppin' True/False EquationsI got this True/False gumball activity from Kelly at First Grade Fairytales. It can be a small center, but I used it this week as an ASSESSMENT!! The kids learned to tell if an equation was true or false this week so on Friday I had them sit with me and play with gumballs.....and they had NO IDEA they were taking a test. I only have a couple that I still need to work on with this, but the rest did a fabulous job!! They loved the "assessment"! Thanks Kelly!
#4: Backyard fun in the RAINHere is a random picture of my kids on the trampoline....IN THE RAIN...because it was pouring down rain here in GA and they begged to get in their suits and go outside. Whatever makes them happy works on a Friday afternoon!! They laughed and laughed and played in puddles and had the best KID fun!! LOVE IT!
#5 - Sir and Ma'am Mugs
I saw a post on Pinterest where someone drew on ceramic mugs with a Sharpie, put them in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, and VOILA! Decorated mugs. They used Mister and lady on theirs but I liked sir and ma'am for ours. I've baked them, but I haven't tried to see if it rubs off yet. There were mixed reviews on the site. Will check in a little bit, but I sure hope it worked cause I love them. I rarely do things for ME and I wanted these to go with my new Espresso machine that I have fallen in love with!
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