Fabulous Five for Friday


I am so excited to be linking up with Doodle Bug Teaching for another five for Friday.  I love doing this every week or trying to because it reminds me to take more pictures at school
This week was definitely busy and trying, but I made it through in one piece.
1.  We started off the week by diving right into a new novel Sign of the Beaver.  My boys loved this novel last year when we read it & seem to be enjoying it this year too.  One thing I love to do while reading a novel is having the kiddos follow along while listening to it.  They love it because when they come to a word they don't know the narrator reads it and boom! they know it.
2.  We also did a point of view assignment.  I will be blogging more about this tomorrow!
 3.  The kiddos did several things to review for their noun test.  We did a task card scavenger hunt in the hallway.  I love trying to put the task cards next to things that camouflage them...
4.  They also did a noun hunt through some magazines.  The kiddos had to find 5 example of singular, plural, common, & proper nouns.   We had so such fun!
5.  I finally got around to reading the book everyone has been talking about.  Wonder is an AMAZING book.  It is also a Texas bluebonnet book for next year.  I already have ideas spinning around in my head as to how I can use this as a read aloud next year.
Hope your week has been as fabulous as mine!  I can't wait for my 3 1/2 day week next week... woohoo for living in a small country town!!


  1. I also love reading Sign of the Beaver to my students! And did you know there's a movie - it's called Keeping the Promise (I'm not sure why it has a different name but it's the same story). Wonder is a fabulous book, you are right. I must say "being kind is more important than being correct" at least 2-3 times a day now!

    Melissa O'Bryan
    WildAbout Fifth Grade

    1. I got the movie last year & the kiddos love it!

  2. I can't wait to read more about your point of view assignment! It looks TOO cool!! I need to read Wonder, I have heard it's amazing, I just need to find the time to read it!

    Young Teacher Love 5th Grade Blog

    1. Wonder is definitely worth putting time aside to read.

  3. Looking forward to your Point of View lesson ;0) I LOVE using task cards as a scavenger hunt around the school and classroom - so do the kiddos! Looks like a very productive week!

  4. Hello fellow fifth grade teacher! It's great to find your blog. I'm a new blogger and it appears that we are outnumbered by some great lower grade teachers. ;) I'm your newest follower and have 2 comments. First of all, WONDER is awesome on so many different levels! Fabulous book for fifth graders. Secondly, I agree that your point of view lesson looks interesting so I'll definitely be on the look at for that post. Have a great day!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. Hi Sandy! I'm glad I found another fifth grade blogger too! I teach year six in New Zealand which is equivalent to fifth grade over there. I love your point of view activity. I tried something similar a few weeks ago but didn't turn out looking that good! Might have to try again!
    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem


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