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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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Five for Friday 3/1

I love poking around everyone's blogs and rooms to see what's happening!  I am linking up again with Kacey at Doodlebugs Teaching for Five for Friday.

So here are 5 random things about my week:)

1- Zach came down with a fever on Sunday,  hubby took off Monday and I took off Tuesday.  There is nothing worse that watching your sick child.  However, I am to thankful it was just a low grade fever and not the flu!

2-  I used the cards from my Three Blink Mice game (Long i-silent e) to play Quiz-Quiz-Trade (Kagan Strategy).  Each child reads a word to their partner, compliment or coach their partner and then trade cards and go find another partner.  Great reading practice:)

Click on the picture below to take a peek at the unit over at TpT!  The 1st 3 people to comment AND leave their email will get a FREE copy!  I am also putting it on sale for 20% off as well as the bundled unit.

 3- I love Alligator, Alligator- A Greater Than/Less than Craftivity by A Cupcake for the Teacher. The kids loved making them and it made the greater and less than lesson so much fun!

4- A Dr. Seuss step by step drawing was the perfect way to end our week.  The kids loved all the stories, but this activity was a favorite!  I found it on Pinterest and traced it back to Forever in First.

5-Well, that wraps it up.  I will leave you with a bonus thought...

Mrs. Wathen
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  1. Nothing worse than sick kiddos :( Hope he is feeling better! LOVE the Dr. Seuss have some little artists.

  2. Love the greater than less than alligators-hands on learning that engages the kiddos is great! Your Cat in the Hat drawings are precious!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  3. Sorry that little guy felt so bad- but that picture was adorable!
    Got to check out out those alligators!
    Going Nutty!

  4. Hi Tammy! I loved reading about your week! The Blind Mice activity is so cute! Love that! This was my first time linking up with the 5 for Friday gang! I am your newest follower!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

  5. Hope Zach is feeling better, I love that Greator Than/Less Than Alligator, I need to do that one with my class. I will be in Florida in a few your Spring Break in March? I feel like it will never get here!

    Talk to you soon!


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