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Five for Friday!!

Oh, YES, friends! It is time for this week's Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!!

I LOVE Apple Week! It's right up there with Halloween, Christmas, Red Ribbon, and Easter during the school year. LOVE it. Sometimes, I get a little sad that Apple Week is only one week long. ;)
Part of students' homework this week was to bring an apple to school. :) We had all KINDS of apples!!

On Monday, we activated our schema about apples, and the students were very willing to share. I wrote down what students said, and then we followed up this week, to build on what students know now. I thoroughly enjoy our "college talk" discussions, where students are using academic vocabulary in discourse. Students show me time and time again that they will rise to expectations held. 

We invited one of my fellow Kinder teachers over today to do a shared writing experience. We discussed the steps to making applesauce, and showed them how. After the teacher and I showed them the steps, our aides and one of my great parents finished the work, so we could do a shared writing. We are assessing narrative writing first, so we wanted to share our experience in the format of narrative writing. We really haven't had much time to front load narrative writing traits, so this was a way to give a bit of direct instruction, and students were SO engaged!!

This is in my apple mini-unit pack.

We did a Directed Draw of Johnny Appleseed, and turned it into a glyph... I wish I had taken pictures, because there are some AMAZING pictures! The top says _____ Appleseed, and students' names are on the blank. :)

Guess who finally did a Blab?!? This girl (the one with the cheesiest smile!)!!! The girls I spent time with in Las Vegas for TPT 2015 and I are in a big group text, but we wanted face time, so we decided (through major convincing by Sarah) to blab instead of doing a google hangout. SO glad we did. It was 90 minutes of great fun!! I can honestly say I am looking forward to doing it again!!
Finally, when I say that I love to change my hair color, it's true. It always takes me a bit of time to adjust, but I love it every time. I sent my stylist these two pictures from pinterest:
This CUT

THIS color....
Turned out like this:
I am having fun with it! :)
I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!


  1. I LOVE your haircolor! It's such a pretty, warm shade!
    And I loved reading about all of your fun Apple Week activities. I'm blogging about apples tomorrow too!
    :o) Pamela
    Hedgehog Reader

    1. Thanks, Pamela! I will be sure to read your post! Hope you are having a great weekend, friend!!:)

  2. You hair looks great! I'm thinking of switching to a lighter color. My original hair color was always dark brown, almost black. Now it's mostly whitish gray! When I color my hair with a dark color, it seems like my roots are really obvious in a week. I'm hoping a lighter color will "blend" better!
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. Thank you for your sweet words! Oooh, I love a fun hair change! If you do make a switch, post pictures!! :)

  3. LOVE you new hair! Super cute! I love to play with my hairstyle too. I'm thinking it's time for something new. Yay! Fall is here! So fun to read about all your apple activities. Have a great weekend!
    Mrs. Byrd's Learning Tree