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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 {5/31}


Our butterflies emerged!  We had two caterpillars and they both emerged a day apart.  Both times the kids were at specials or coming into the room in the morning and the kids missed this miracle by MINUTES!  They were beyond excited:)

We have been working on nonfiction research and writing.  We have read books, articles, made thinking maps and wrote about sharks and dolphins.  Is is amazing to see how far they have come!
I love the Ocean, Nonfiction Fun Unit by Marie Cote.   

 I won the Healthy Helpings Game over are Teaching with Love and Laughter. You can check out the game over at Learning Resources by clicking on the picture or the game name.

Healthy Helpings™ MyPlate Activity Mat It is fun game that teachers nutrition on a primary level.  The kids loved the choices in food, and even had to ask what a couple were!  This is a great addition to your nutrition unit and to your game collection once you have introduced it.  I have used it whole group, small group and now independently. 

 Thanks Lori and Learning Resources!

I love the little notes Zachary leaves for me before and after school at my desk.  I am so happy to teach where they attend school.  It gives me glimpses of their life at school...not to mention a few love notes:)

And last but not least, I took a personal day and spent the day with Zach at his field trip to Medieval Times.  I can't believe how fast they grow.  I need to remember to slow down and enjoy each moment.

Now don't forget to head on over to Kasey at Doodle Bugs Teaching and check out this linky:)
Mrs. Wathen
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  1. Our butterflies hatched this week too! I love your little love note :)

    Enjoy the weekend!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

  2. I'm so glad you and your students love the game. Mine cannot get enough of it!
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  3. I love taking those days and spending it as a mom,, good for you. You will never regret that. Enjoy your summer!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Butterflies...Another thing I wish I had time to do! I'd love to go to Medieval Times...What a fun time that must have been!!
    Owl Things First

  5. Releasing the butterflies is my favorite thing to do! I love how sometimes they hang around and I always try to get pictures of them sitting on the kiddo's noses.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Whimsy Workshop

  6. I love releasing butterflies! It's such a humbling experience because it allows you to see how precious life is. I love your blog layout!!


    1. Sorry, I messed up my link. I am still fairly new to blogging! atenderteacherforspecialneeds


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