Oh boy… it’s Friday already? One week of holidays down, one more to go…
It’s been a busy week, primarily with me catching up on movies and TV shows. So far the count is: Skyfall (dvd), A Good Day to Die Hard (cinemas), GI Joe: Retaliation (Gold Class cinema), The Following (all 11 episodes so far – OMG, new favourite show!), Leverage (season 5, last season – insert tear!), and now I’m catching up on Lost Girl. Ah… my media indulgence.
I won’t even get started on my upcoming movie loves – ’tis the year for comic book and action movies and I am in serious movie heaven!
I’m joining up with Doodlebugs Teaching for my regular Five for Friday post!
You may notice that I have started labelling some of these containers. This week, despite being on holidays, I’ve been into my classroom twice to label and catalogue EVERY book, label all their containers and attempt to make sense of my book collection. It’s going well. I’ll spend another day finishing off my non-fiction tubs for the kids next week and then organise the essentials for the first week back. On this shelf: Australian books and authors on the top shelf, chapter books on the next 2 shelves (Rainbow Magic Fairy, Billie B Brown, Geronimo Stilton, Zac Power, Leigh Hobbs and Hey Jack!), and the last shelf containers my Eric Carle, Dr Seuss, Star Wars (love!), LEGO readers, Movie/TV books and books on feelings. I’ll take a picture of the other shelf/trolley next week!
If you haven’t already picked up on it, I’m a massive comic book fan (love me some X-Men, Avengers or Batman comics) and I grew up watching action movies – love stories and dramas put me to sleep, but if something blows up it usually makes my top movies list! Anyway, I may have/deliberately/on purpose indoctrinated one of my best friends into the Avengers movies and all that fit into that universe and so she’s now obsessed with Thor (or, more specifically, Chris Hemsworth as Thor). I saw this the other day and thought of her – a Thor USB drive. I was THIS close to buying it.
I went out today to buy an engagement gift and found these adorable Easter decorations that were 50% (hello to my retail heart!) – butterfly and dragonfly clips and tiny little bunny finger puppets. These are all going to my classroom. I have a fab fake free in the classroom that I like to clip things onto, so the butterflies and dragonflies will be finding a brand new home next week!
Today I made my first batch of coloured rice! Next week I’ll be making more colours. 🙂
Finally, after shopping and dying rice, I provided to laminate up a storm.
Now I need to cut it all out. I think I’ll do that while watching Skyfall again tonight.
It’s good to be on holidays…!
And, on a TpT-ish note, this morning I uploaded a brand new math activity: Print and Go – Numbers All ‘Round
Click on the image above to see it in my TpT store!
Really simple activity using the very familiar +1, +10/-10, -1 squares. BLMs, no fancy clipart – it’s designed to be printer-friendly, black and white and ready to use quickly. There are miniature recording sheets for students (4 per page) to save on paper. Alternatively, laminate or stick them in a plastic pocket and use whiteboard markers.
My Grade 1s will be hitting number patterns, place value and basic operations in a BIG way this term, so this was made in anticipation.
That’s all from me tonight, folks! Tomorrow you’ll see a post about my participation in the Pass the Torch linky, which I’m very excited about!
Can’t wait to see what you’ve all been up to this week in your Five for Friday posts!