Friday, March 15, 2013

Another Week Completed

I can't believe this week is over.
  One more week and then we start SPRING BREAK!
That means it's time for another Five for Friday.

As I mentioned before, one more week until spring break. 
It will be nice to have a week off with my two girls. 

State tests are over! 
I always feel that once they are finished, I can relax
for the rest of the school year.

My older daughter turned four on Sunday.  We are having her birthday party tomorrow. 
On Saturday night, my husband and I are taking her to a hotel with a swimming pool. 
We are going to go out to dinner and have some quality time with her. 
The one year old is going to stay at home with my sister. 
A night way - fun! 

My students finished their short research presentations using the IPad app - Sock Puppets. 
If you have an IPad, download this fun app.  It's free and so easy for the kids to use. 
They get to move the puppets around and it changes their voices. 

We did a lot of fun activities with area and perimeter. 
That's right, I said fun! 
We took pictures around the school to show area and perimeter. 
Then the students created pictures with graph paper. 
Some students produced their own picture, while others followed some simple direction sheets. 
Everyone had to find the area and perimeter of the shapes that were being used. 
Check out some of these creations.

If you are interested in these activities, check out my newest product.

Have a great weekend!  Spring is almost here.


  1. I am just finishing up my Spring Break! I love the look of that sock puppet app. I will be moving on to area and perimeter soon - I love your activity.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. That week off always seems to help get me through the rest of the school year. Please comment with any ideas you have for area and perimeter. It is a hard one for my kids this year.

  2. How fun to have a night away - what a lovely idea for your little 4 year old! I love your area and perimeter ideas, I have pinned it to come back and find when we get up to it!

    Teaching Maths with Meaning

    1. I just started to follow your blog. Math is my favorite subject so I am always looking for new and fun ways to teach it.

  3. I'm a little jealous! My spring break is still 2 weeks away! It's really only 8 school days though... We're off Thursday and Friday.

    My Kinder-Garden

    1. You get off Thursday, Friday and then a week of spring break? Very nice!

  4. Happy Birthday to your daughter and enjoy your spring break. I am your newest follower.

    The First Grade Princess

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I think she had a great birthday.

  5. Wow Jeanette, you have been busy. I wish we were done with out state testing, but that won't be until April. I am a fellow 3rd grade teacher, and I just found your blog through All Things Teachery's giveaway. I am now following you and would love for you to visit my blog when you get a chance!
    Patti :)
    A Series of 3rd Grade Events

    1. Patti,
      I'm glad you stopped by to check things out. I love getting ideas from other third grade teachers. I'm your newest follower.