Five for Friday




Happy weekend, everyone! Time for a little Five for Friday love! I'm bringing to you a variety of recaps... from school, to faith, to personal life. Enjoy and hope everyone is doing well!




If you don't follow Proverbs 31 on Facebook, you need to. This was posted a few weeks ago, and spoke volumes to me. We are all trying to make changes, do a gazillion things at once, etc. This is profound because we need to remember to start small. Take small steps to get where you are going. You can't and won't do it all at once.


Get on up and DANCE!! I'm telling you... dancing on your table is liberating and fun! How could you make this happen in your classroom? Not only do I dance on the table, but I stand on them to give the students directions, teach, and get their attention. They love it! They also seem to listen more when I'm standing on the table or chair. Like it said above, start small. Maybe you're not ready to get up on the table, so try a chair!



Standing on a chair does wonders... for this lesson, I was able to see what all groups were doing from this point of view. It really was helpful and the kiddos love it. Have you tried Kahoot yet? If you haven't, you need to do it right away!! It is free and super easy to use.



In 5th grade, we have been spending a lot of time working on our annotations. Earlier this week, we started reading Arachne. First, we did our annotations. We went through the first page together to ensure that the students could see what this should look like. I modeled my thinking while reading, to show them how I stopped after every few sentences to annotate. From there, they worked with partners to annotate the rest. Next, we will move into "Texting the Plot" and determining the different components of plot from this story.


California, you may have my heart. 

I hadn't been there in years, and was reminded why I loved it so much.  My girlfriends and I took a trip to visit a friend, and while there, we ran a half marathon. It was such a wonderful weekend full of food, laughing, hiking, relaxing, and more dancing! We took over 400 pictures of the beautiful scenery and can't stop talking about our time there. I can't wait to get back there...





As you enter this weekend, take some time for you and enjoy the scenery. 



8 comments

  1. Love this!! Great advice and great pics too! ;)

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  2. Congrats on your half marathon! Love the pic of you standing on the chair. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Gotta love standing on chairs! ;)

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  3. So glad you took time for yourself this week! This is so inspiring, Crystal!

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    1. I'm so glad you think so, Ms. Barry! Everyone needs time for themselves!

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  4. So I loved the quote and followed them on Facebook. It really is important to start small. I love LOVE that you stand on your tables and chairs. I do the same thing. The kids love it. Great annotations with your kiddos too. I love your blog. Where do you teach at?

    Heather
    http://elementaryjourney.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather! Your words are so kind and appreciated! I teach in the city of Chicago!

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