Here's the Five for Friday!!
So here we go:
1. The Sound of Music
I have a sudden desire to watch the Sound of Music! It is such a great movie and today when we were doing our Travel Fridays, we went to Austria - of course the home of the Sound of Music. I entered some snippets to talk about the history of that movie and the importance of edelweiss in the country.... listening to the music made me want to watch it. Maybe tonight :) Has anyone done the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg? If you are ever there, its worth the trip!
2. New Testing Magic Trick
I don't mind doing the reading tests with my kids. It is a great tool to see how much they have grown, but I hate doing it while the rest of my class is working too. I don't give my kids quiet seat work during testing... they carry on with their centers as normal, but sometimes get a little loud. Yesterday I decided to give each of them a ticket at the beginning of my 45 minute reading/testing block. If they still had the ticket at the end, they could enter it into a drawing to sit in my rolly chair for the day. They loved it :) I think it will work... at least for the rest of testing - and so simple!
3. ABC Countdown Update
Today was "M" Day... which I designated as listen to fun Music day. I spent some time last night downloading Kids Bop versions of my favorite songs. They kids LOVED it and could surprising dance, work and sing at the same time. Its fun hearing them sing along to some of these songs.
4. Christmas for Teachers
We got our total of how much money we could spend today on school supplies for last year... granted it is almost half the amount I use to get :( stupid budget cuts, but I don't care. I LOVE LOVE LOVE buying new supplies. I am sure I am not the only teacher out there who gets excited for Back to School sales? Anyway, after all the construction paper, new markers, poster board, paint, etc I still have 30 dollars left to spend -- any suggestion for must-have supplies??
5. The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Does anyone watch Ellen? Did you see this kid? He's so cute!! You have to watch THIS
Have a great weekend!