Five for Black Friday 2014

It's Black Friday, and I'm not sure I have it in me to head out shopping today.  But I can always make time for Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

We finally moved in two weeks ago, and we are still working on getting things arranged. We got a new dining room table which I am loving, and yesterday we started hanging things up.  It was so hard to put nails in those nicely painted walls!

We already had our first power outage in the new house this week.  I miraculously found a book light and was able to read in front of the fireplace.  It was actually quite cozy!

Living with my parents for a few months, I was spoiled by all the wonderful home-cooked meals!  Meal planning and grocery shopping are among my least favorite chores.  I did find a new gluten free pizza crust this week at Meijer, and it turned out great!  The rest of the family (who don't have to do gluten free) even thought it was delicious!

I sent out my biggest group of postcards the other day.  I created a bunch of postcards for a variety of occasions to send to my students at home.  When they accomplish certain things at school, they get a postcard, such as reading 10 books, 20 books, and so on towards the 40 book challenge.  I have a clipboard where I check off which ones the students have received along with a copy of all their addresses.  I also make sure to have a bunch of postcard stamps which are a little bit cheaper than regular ones.  I've seen my students bring them to school to use as bookmarks and a parent commented to me a couple weeks ago how much her son enjoys getting them!  :)

You can find my Postcards From Your Teacher Bundle that is fully editable at my TPT Store!

We had some fun on our half day before Thanksgiving.  We started by reading The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola.  It's about the history of popcorn, including how the Native Americans brought it to the first Thanksgiving.

Then we held the Popcorn Olympics!  This is a series of ten events where students compete against two others for gold, silver, and bronze medals.  Events include...the popcorn cup catch...

the popcorn blow...

and the popcorn stack.

You can find Popcorn Olympics in my Thanksgiving Activities Bundle at my TPT Store!

For those of you brave enough to head out to the malls, I hope you find some great deals! Make sure you find time to check out all the other Five for Fridays at Doodle Bugs Teaching!

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