Saturday, March 23, 2013

Back to Real Teaching! Five for Friday

It's Five for Friday (on a Saturday).

It was a long week. Coming back from spring break was tough enough, but I spent a loooot of time in meetings or talking to parents or trying to solve drama. Does anyone else think "family mode" hits around this time of year and your kids start bickering like siblings?

At least we finished up round 2 of state testing (just one more to go!), and I finally feel like I got a chance to teach again!

We got out tangrams for the first time this week, and my kids had a blast trying to solve some puzzles.

We spent an afternoon trying to clean up mini oil spills. (You can read more about it here!)

We used Loreen Leedy's "Symmetry is Egg-citing!" product from TpT. (I wrote more about it last year here.) It's such a great authentic assessment for symmetry, and will look great in the hallway with some Easter grass next week!

My kids tested out some glider designs this week.

Of course, once they designed one, we had to fly them in some trials and compare their success to that of a control glider. (Such fun measuring practice!)

And now... (sigh)... It's a report card weekend. Time to power through some grading! Make sure you link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to show us a little about your week!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun this week (minus the family drama!). Kids definitely start nit-picking this time of year. And checking out of listening! Spring fever has hit!!!

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