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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 {3/15}

I am linking up again with Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching with Five for Friday.  It is always such fun to see what everyone is up to.  I am sad to say, that I lack pictures of Saint Patrick's Day Activities, but will share some of our busy week.


1.  Our first grade team participated in a Lesson Study on the book Fishing in the Air.  We met a few times to find our Common Core Standard to focus on, find a matching book, activities and lesson plans for 3 days.  We were then able to observe each other to focus on student engagement and evidence of higher order questions.  It was a great experience.

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2. On day 2 of our lesson study, we chose an excerpt from the story to chart and let the children identify key words that appealed to our senses and created a feeling (RL1.4).  We worked on coding the text with sensory icons whole group and then with individual samples that were typed up from the story.  It was a challenging activity for some, but the discussion came together on day 3 and it was great to get input from others.

3.  The kids are loving anything Pigeon:)  

4. Soccer season has started here in Florida so we have practices on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and most games at 9:00am on Saturdays.  I already miss our lazy Saturday mornings!

 5.  Florida Residents pay for a day at Sea World and can upgrade to an annual pass for the same price!  On Saturday, Justin and Zach talked us into sitting in the soak zone in row 3 for the show.  Needless to say, we were wet, but oh so close to these beautiful creatures!


Only 4 days next week and a teacher workday on Friday for report cards:)  Then off for spring break for a week.   Life is good!

Mrs. Wathen
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  1. My kids are super obsessed with Pigeon too! They draw him, they read about him, they write about him, they pretend they are him. Can't get enough of Mo Willems :)

  2. What?! You get a workday for report cards? That would be awesome! I'm totally jealous! :)

    One Berry Blog

  3. I love the sensory icons on your chart!! I'm so glad I popped over from Doodle Bugs Friday Five linky! I'm your newest follower :)

    Happy Teacher Heaven

  4. Do they still do the free teacher passes for Florida teachers as well? We are hoping to take a trip to Seaworld soon with the kids. Deals like that help!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  5. Hi Tammy! Thanks for commenting on my blog so that I could find yours! :)

    My students LOVE Mo Willems too -- do you read the "Elephant and Piggie" books? My students go crazy over them!

    And Sea World! My hubby and I lived in Florida for one year and LOVED visiting Sea World and Disney often! Now, we are planning a summer trip with our kids and are MISSING that Florida resident discount!! :)

    abcs and polkadots


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