Saturday, February 15, 2014

Five for Fri/Saturday :)

I'm linking up (even though it's a day late) with Doodle Bugs Teaching for

I can't believe the week that a lot of us in the south have had!  We were out for three days in a row for the Ice-pocalypse...otherwise known as PAX that swept through our little town.  We even made national news for the destruction that took place.  I'm sitting here on the sofa and for the third day in a row, I can hear chainsaws in the background.  Luckily for me, we have had power for all except one day. Many of my friends still are without power.

This is a before and after picture of the most famous road in my city:

I just drove down there a few hours ago and things are beginning to look a little better. top things off....last night we had an EARTHQUAKE!  What?

I'm ready for things to return to "normal" soon.
During some of this extra time off, I've picked up the book Word Nerds by Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery and Margot Smith.
I first heard about this book from my friend, Tara from 4th Grade Frolics.  Check out her post {here} to read all about it.

How can this work for me when I teach math?  It's perfect!  There are so many activities that can be applied to learning content-rich vocabulary.

Don't worry...I've also spent some time watching plenty of movies during these "snow days".

I watched The Butler three times!  It's THAT good.

Finally, I had a chance to finish my next Math Menu: Measurement file!

My students started this menu last week and should finish next week...but it looks like I will have to extend it for a bit due to our three days off last week.

My students have been completing their math menus during their "Math Facts" rotation during Math Workshop.  They also work on these activities when they are finished with tests and need something to do while others are still working.

And, just as I have done in the past, I'm giving you a chance to Pin It to Win It :)
Just leave me a comment with the URL link to your pin below. You may pin to this blog post or directly to Teachers Pay Teachers at the link {here}.  I'll pick 5 winners on Wednesday night!

Have you linked up this week with Doodle Bugs Teaching?


Congratulations to the winners!

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If you didn't win and would still like to pick it up for the discount, I'll leave it marked at $2 for the rest of the week.  Thanks again for pinning!




  3. I'm glad you survived the ice and earthquakes! I hope your city gets back to normal asap!

    Teacher at the Wheel

  4. Weird weather, eh? I'm praying things get back on track soon. Will those trees over the road recover? It was 75 degrees here today, then 40 is expected tonight ... how is that possible? To plant that garden or not ...

    Sending smiles; I just LOVE visiting 4B.


  5. That street was so pretty...hope the trees all survived the ice storm intact.

    Pinned here and entered on your blog in hopes of doubling my chances of winning. (See, math in action!)

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

  6. Pinned!

  7. Hope you have a better week - enjoy reading your blog -

  8. I have heard about the crazy weather in the south! I am from Dallas but am living in Korea this year teaching English. Glad you got to watch a lot of movies. I love watching movies!

    Southern Fried Teachin’

    We're getting ready to start measurement next week!

  10. Awesome menu. Thanks for the opportunity.

  11. this will be a great review for the standards we just did!

  12. That picture was shocking! Glad you are all alright!
    This menu sets looks's my pin.

    On the Trail of Learning

  13. I heard about the earthquake! That's crazy. I didn't feel anything, but several people at church this morning said they did! Wild!

  14. I hope your weather gets better soon! I pinned

    Thanks for the opportunity :)

  16. I sure hope your famous road with the beautiful trees goes back to "normal" too. It's nice to see the sun shining here today in North Florida. I'm NOT going to complain about the hot this summer. Nope...nope...nope.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  17. We've survived February of far! :)

  18. When I read Tara's posts about Word Nerd, I was thinking I could use it for Math, Science, & SS, since that's what I teach. Good to hear that I totally can. It's been in my Amazon wishlist...moving it to my cart now!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  19. So cute! I think these are wonderful!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  20. That picture of the trees makes me so sad!! What a beautiful road! Are they going to be okay?? Ice is horrible. :O(

    I need to check out Word Nerds!!! It's fun to know you use it in math!! :O)
    Have a great week!