Five for Friday - Feb. 28

Two weeks in a row!!

There's a sale going on. Maybe you already heard?!

I have a lot of things sitting in my cart waiting for me to pull the trigger :)

This week we worked on name sampler is social studies. This is one of my favorite activities, but it takes a lot of patience in helping the kids. Turns out that many have never cross-stitched before. Shocking, I know. All you need is graph paper and thin markers!

Here are some of the results:

Love the handlebar mustaches :)

We also did an activity relating to the name samplers where students ask parents how their names were chosen. I love this assignment because I get to read all of these great stories on how they got their names. It can be very enlightening! This activity is included with the name sampler activity (and a few more activities) in this product:

However, the story of my name is a freebie in my store.

I had a bad day at school, so I'm not sure what my #4 and #5 are at the moment. I might come back later and share something more...


  1. I just love the samplers! How creative they are. I can imagine how much time that took.
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  2. I LOVE your Story of my Name activity. I did that last year, and I'm planning on doing it again soon. Also, I LOVE the sampler activity, especially since I used to cross stitch myself.

  3. Such cute ideas! You can tell they worked SO hard. :)
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  4. The samplers look fantastic. I am sorry you had such a rough day today - hopefully your weekend is filled with fun times so that you totally forget about today : )

  5. I'm sorry you had a tough day today, Diane. One great thing about the blogging community: It's like having friends across the country (the world, even!) who are ready with a cyber hug when things are difficult. I'm sending you warm thoughts... and a wish that #4 and #5 are soon "things in the past."

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  6. I think it should be illegal to have a bad day on a Friday....

    I simply LOVE those cross-stitch names! Adorable! And the "where did you get your name?" assignment is so interesting! I can see myself having a good time reading that writing. Great ideas!

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  7. I'm sorry you had a bad day at school. I didn't have a great day yesterday either. In fact, I cried twice yesterday. Just remember, this too shall pass.

    Southern Fried Teachin’

  8. Cross-stitch is such a neat idea! I too understand about bad days - and I just try to tell myself that all I can do is my best and that I'm doing the best I can with what I have.


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