Friday, August 30, 2013

Five for Friday - First Week of School!!

I made it through my first week of school! This week was SUPER hard to get through. By the time we reached Friday, I had run out of things to do! I clearly didn't have energy and time (didn't go home until 5:30pm every day and continued working at home until midnight!) to blog about each day so thank goodness Doodle Bugs Teaching hosts Five for Friday! And because I'm tired and so out of it, this will just be pictures with captions and nothing more. :)

1. Monday - First Day of School! 
Hallway bulletin. Go Outstanding Owls!
If you're interested in what the "secret message" is (no picture, sorry!), check it out on TpT!
2. Tuesday - Getting to Know You Activities (actually, all week)
Find a friend activity.

Paper bag sharing. (5 things to share with the class)
My Owl glyph. Click on the image below to buy it at my TpT store!
P.S. A revision will be happening this weekend. I figured out some of the kinks when I used it this week. 

Cut-out owls replaced by our owl glyphs!
3. Wednesday - First Day of Second Grade Book

I told the kids that if they were awesome that MAYBE I would teach them some multiplication. ;)
Not my product, but still awesome! If you want to buy it, check it out in Simply Skilled in Second's TpT Store!
4. Thursday - Outstanding Owl Chart
Everyone was chosen randomly to move their clips down for nothing (just to give them a feel of what that is and show how it's not the end of the world). 
Also talked about D.E.A.R. and S.S.R. time.
End of the first week celebratory froyo with a colleague!
Hope everyone had a great week! I am SO happy we have a long weekend! Gonna be busy lesson planning!!! @@

P.S. To all SMART Board users out there...I am having technical issues with mine. Every time I plug my computer to the SMART Board, my mouse freezes and basically cannot be used. Sometimes the mouse will lag but I can't select anything. When I unplug it from the SMART Board, the mouse works just fine. This is most definitely a program since I can't align the SMART Board or set it up or anything. Makes me sad. :( Help?


  1. I like how you had them move their name down so they knew it was not the end of the world. I teach second and we started on 8-19. I had to ask one of mine to move down this week and she started crying. I told her she might be able to move back up but she was so upset.

  2. Love your owl theme--your tree looks great! I will pass on the info about your owl glyph to on of the teachers on my team who has an owl theme... Looks like you had a great start to the year! Thanks for sharing!

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  3. Looks like a great start to the year! I love your owl bulleting board.