Saturday, June 22, 2013

Common Core Linky Party

Graphics by Scrappin Doodles

Friday, June 21, 2013

Let's Celebrate with Literacy Spark!

Literacy Spark has reached 200 followers!  To celebrate this accomplishment she is hosting an amazing giveaway!  Over 23 bloggers have made donations in celebration of this milestone!  Be sure to head over to her blog to help celebrate!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Meet Cody!

My son, Jalen, has been wanting a puppy for the longest time!  I finally broke down and got him one for his 9th birthday!  I would like for you to meet Cody!  Cody is a Shih tzu and he is 9 weeks old.  We got him this past Friday.  We have enjoyed having Cody join our family.  I told Jalen that Cody is his responsibility and he would have to feed him, play with him, and clean up behind him!  I am so proud of him!  He has been an awesome puppy owner! With the exception of the first morning...he wouldn't get up to feed Cody! It was his first morning sleeping in since being out out school! :)  Check out some pictures of Cody!

We are in the process of trying to potty train Cody. He is finally sleeping in his crate without crying at night.  We had to move his crate in my bedroom for him to feel comfortable at night.  Please share any suggestions you might have to help make potty training a bit easier!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Am Who Is: Getting to Know You Freebie!

Summer vacation has just started and I am already thinking about back to school activities!  Here is my first back to school freebie!  It is called I Am Who Is! This freebie includes 28 I Am Who Is cards and directions for using I Am Who Is in your classroom.

Go to my TpT store to grab this freebie!

Middle Grades Maven 1000 Followers Give Away

Congratulations! Middle Grades Maven has reached 1000 followers!  To celebrate this huge accomplishments, she is hosting a great giveaway from June 17th - June 20!! Head on over to enter a chance to win an amazing set of giveaways at Middle Grades Maven!  

All of her products in her TpT store will also be 10% off during the give away!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

End of Year Treats

I love Pinterest!  I found this inexpensive idea for end of year treats for students!  Freeze pops with a tag that says "Have a KOOL summer!"  In case you are wondering??!! Yes, we are STILL in school!  Our last day is tomorrow!

5th Grade Tea, Awards Day, & Butterfly Release

 At the end of each school year, we honor our 5th grader Gators with a Tea, followed by our Awards Day Ceremony, and then a Butterfly Release.  This is a very busy day for our students and 5th grade teachers.  Our PTO provides all of the refreshments for the Tea and decorates our courtyard for the students.  The students are also graced with the beautiful sounds from the strings department of the middle school that is next door to our school as they enjoy their refreshments and final moments with teachers, friends, and our administrative team.  The students come dressed in their very best for these special events!  After the Tea, parents are then invited to attend the Awards Day Ceremony. During our Awards Day Ceremoney, we give out academic, citizenship, reading, and character awards.  This year we recognized 42 students who made all As in 3rd-5th grade, 54 students who received the Silver Presidential award, and 72 students who received the Gold Presidential Award for their academic achievement!  After our Awards Ceremony, the students then parade out to our bus loop where the entire school along with family and friends are waiting for them to come out and release butterflies.  This signifies their new journey on to middle school.  Below are pictures of our Tea!  Now, we begin preparation for promotion!!
Ms. Scriven's Class of 2013

Students waiting in line for refreshments.

Students sharing a final moment with our Principal.

PTO serving our students!

Students enjoying their refreshments!!

My former students in the middle school strings! 

This year's end of school year theme for 5th grade is "Plotting a New Course."  Check out the presentation that we shared with our parents at the end of our Awards Day Ceremony! This presentation consists of pictures that were taken thoughout the school year of each of our six 5th grade classes.