Friday, April 26, 2013

Five for Friday!

I am terrible at taking pictures throughout the week... like TERRIBLE.  I bet if I had that Cannon or Nikon camera I want SO bad, I would be way better.  But, even without my dream camera, I am really trying to get better and this week, I succeeded (more than most weeks!) So I decided I could link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday Linky! Yay. Here are 5 {mostly school related} things from my week.

Our Mondrian inspired collaborative art piece is starting to have more color!  I can't wait until we've gotten all the pieces.  This project is great because we've been able to connect with other kids around the US and Canada, and as pictures come in, we color in our map to see where the pictures are coming from. Check out Project by Jen to join this and other projects to connect with classrooms around the world!

Only a little over a week until we have some chirping hatchlings!  My kids have been busy learning all about life cycles of many different animals and taking care of our chickies!

This week, we learned about the life cycle of insects including Lady Bugs, Fireflies, and of course Butterflies (We're hoping ours will emerge soon!!)  Today we did a little craftivity to show the life cycle of a butterfly.  How cute are they?

Yesterday, on our walk with Kole it was raining... Dollah Bills!  Takin' this one to the store to buy a #winning lottery ticket.

A couple of my kids finished their life cycle craft early. They asked if they could make another one, but they didn't want to just make another Life Cycle Caterpillar, they were making me a present. 
"Ms. Gravelle, we made you a present!  It has 19 circles and one persons name on every circle so that you won't forget us!"   How darn sweet! How could I ever forget my first loves? Laminating this one and keeping forever, for sure! 
Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up and share 5 things from your week!


  1. lol, raining dollah bills :)

    I laid some groundwork for life cycles today. (Thank you Weekly Reader!) I'm ordering my caterpillars next week! I love your colorful larvae :)

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  2. Love your life cycle craft! We are right in the middle of our life cycle unit too!

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