Five for Friday {October 25}

It's Saturday.  Not Friday.  Again.  One of these days I'll link up on the right day!  Right now, I can blame it on my wonky internet connection.  We had the cable guys come look at it, and according to them, they fixed it.  It is not fixed.  It is driving this social-media girl craaazzyy.  Here are my five random photos from the week!

Cute little Halloween numbers are a freebie from Graphics From the Pond!

We started Esperanza Rising!  My students are SO into it!  I was a little nervous about one of my classes, but they both are begging to read ahead.  We got the book on CD and are listening to parts of it.  I highly recommend this.  The woman who reads it does an amazing job.  I found myself entrance and almost forgot to stop it at the end of the chapter!

We are working on dialogue journals in our class.  I will share more on this later this week!

I was an anchor chart making fiend this week!  A huge thank you to Pinterest for encouraging me.  I am not creative at all when it comes to creating anchor charts and I cannot draw to save my life.  Here is a {small} piece of my dialogue journal lesson.  I will share all my charts and their original sources in a future post.

It was Red Ribbon Week this week!  Wednesday was "Sock it to Drugs" Day.  I wore my craziest socks and mismatched them as well!  This gave my OCD some severe anxiety.  But, my resource teacher told me I needed to step out of my box.    Let's just say, I tried not to look down at my feet during the day.  I got lots of compliments from the kids though!

"Mrs. S, you are nice...I mean neat...well, nice and neat!"  My kids caught a glimpse of my desk calendar and that was their reaction.  October sure was a busy month!

 How was your week?  Go link up with Doodlebugs Teaching!  It's okay, you can be late just like me.

Before I go, have you seen this deal from Educents??  There are over 1100 graphics from some very talented artists for less than $30!


  1. I love Esperanza Rising. At this point, I've only had it available as an independent reading choice. My partner teacher is using it for guided reading now. I will look into using it for this purpose as well. It's good to hear that the students are enjoying the book.

    Fit to be Fourth
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  2. We have Sock it to Drugs day next week! I feel ya with the OCD, but I know my kids will love it so it will be worth it! Thanks for sharing!

    First Grade Teacher Firsts

  3. Found you on the linky! The mismatched socks would have gotten to me, too, so you're not alone! I have to say, I am missing Red Ribbon Week here in the UK (studying abroad)! Also, thanks for sharing the link to the spooky numbers. They're too fun! :)

    Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

  4. I have heard a lot of teachers talking about Esperanza Rising so I am going to have to read it!

    A Rocky Top Teacher


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