Fridays Linkies - May 24

I know. It's my second post today. My bad. But in my defense, my {earlier post} about my beloved sticker maker was supposed to be done last night. Anywho...

We spent a lot of time watching Liberty's Kids. Someone gave me a DVD set with all 40 episodes. I feel kind of like I'm phoning it in for the last few days, but the kids ARE learning. They are very engaging episodes. Here and there, I am sticking in a foldable :)
This week we started our {ABC Year in Review} packets. First we brainstormed a list of things that we did/talked about this year. I think that they will have plenty to choose from! If you are interested in doing this activity, click on the picture below to take you to my TpT store.
We also put the finishing touches on our homophone packet. Whenever we came across a homophone pair, we did a quick sketch and definition for each. Here is the W/X/Y/Z page. The natural lighting gave the picture a nice blue tone :) If there's interest, I can upload the activity to TpT. Of course, I'll have to pretty it up a bit first. Maybe that will be my weekend project.
Since we are working on adjectives this week, and my kids are really negative right now, I made them write one positive adjective for each person in the class, and they could not use the same adjective twice. That prevented twenty-one "cool"s. To help, we generate a big list of positive adjectives that we could use to describe someone. I will use Wordle to put them into a printout that I will laminate and give each student. To sum up my year, these are the types of questions I got:
"I don't like ________________. Do I have to write one for her?"
"Is 'annoying' a positive adjective?"
"I can't think of anything nice for __________________. Can I skip him?"

Here's what one student did:
Also blue from the natural light...

And an obligatory shot of what's blooming this week. My purple ones are probably waiting for me at home right now :)
Happy Friday! Six more days for me :)


  1. Awwww that one student's that you took a photo of was really good! Not long to go now for you!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  2. My students looooooove Liberty Kids!!!! We are studying the Civil War...they keep begging me to look for a Liberty Kids episode.
    Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun

  3. I love the Year in Review idea.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  4. I'll have to check out Liberty Kids...sounds like a nice wrap-up! I also do an end-of-the-year Wordle for my students. "Epic" is a great one - ha!

    From Mrs. Allen’s Teaching Files

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  6. I love that series! We watched the first 2 episodes this week and the kids were totally engaged. I felt like I was phoning it in as well, and wasn't quite sure they were completely focused until the lively discussion afterwards. This will be my mainstay chill-out-after-recess situation for the remaining 4 weeks (yes, kill me) of school.

  7. Love your end-of-year ideas!! Never saw the Liberty Kids...may need to check into that. I had asked someone else, but let me ask a 5th grade teacher - do you typically have a themed classroom? or to 5th graders think that is babyish? Thanks!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!!

    Kimberlee @ iTeach 5th

  8. Love your year in review activity!! 8 more days here...not that I'm counting (at least I put it in days instead of hours!) :)

    Teaching Maddeness


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