Friday, January 23, 2015

Another Five for Friday

It's another Five for Friday!  

I'll be linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share 5 things from my week!  Here we go!
We've been finishing up our study of Martin Luther King Jr. We've read stories, watched movies, and even done oral reports! This week we worked on maps (above) and timelines (below). This is the first time I've had the kiddos do any work with the maps, and they had a blast! 

The timelines and maps came from THIS set: 

Besides a Professional Training Day (Guided Reading), Halfway Day (Thursday was Day 90) and finishing my running records, we had a field trip today to an Art Museum!

The whole second and third grade teams from my school went to THIS museum today. The first hour we were there consisted of a guided tour by trained docents. The children were given a chance to explore several pieces of art, and talked about how they felt about each piece.  I was absolutely thrilled with the stories they came up with and what they noticed about the pieces of art.  They liked many, didn't like some, and learned a lot! Unfortunately, there were many pieces of art they didn't have time to examine, and they were dying to look at them! Luckily, they can always return to the museum with their families.

Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures during the tour part of the trip, but I got a bunch back in the work room where the children made their own creations!

Yes, we did manage to get all those fabulous sculptures back to school on the bus!

Guess what we did when we got back to school!

After a busy field trip, we had an extra long recess when we got back, then we had some time to relax and read back in the classroom. Several wanted to read the maps!  I was loving the conversations:  "I found Italy!" "I found Madagascar!" "I found Cuba!" Aren't maps fascinating?

And in case you didn't realize, the New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl, and I made a freebie:  

You can download your freebie HERE:
No, you don't need to be a Patriots fan to enjoy this... and yes, there's a map!


  1. Sounds like a fantastic week of learning and fun that they'll remember!

  2. You were BUSY this week. It is always fun to see how much kids love maps. Thanks for the fabulous freebie. I'm in New England (Connecticut) and have lots of Patriots fans in my room.
    Laughter and Consistency

    1. Yes, it was indeed a busy week! Go New England! (And hopefully, farewell to deflate gate!)



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