Friday, March 15, 2013

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to show off 5 pictures from the week that seemed to go on and on and on forever!

My blog turned one year old on March 11!
My sweet friend, Cristin, made this beautiful teacher plaque for me!
I had a giveaway for a free plaque or clipboard made by Cristin, and 
the lucky winner was Jen, from...
I love Cristin's Creations and I love Jen! 

My kindergartners started reading the cutest books, illustrated by a 5 year old! They are called Issy Books and I'm going to do an official blog review of them very soon! In the meantime, you can get more information about these precious books here!

How cute is this little kindergartner?! She is enjoying a fun beginning/ending sound game from the very talented Heidi!

Click here to see the other fun activities in this pack!

Here is another one of my stations this week. My kindergartners are learning how to write questions and to answer the questions, putting part of the question in their answer. They are doing a great job. The above sheet comes from this pack...
and, can be downloaded as a freebie, by clicking here and downloading the preview.

And, last, but not least, here is something fun I'm working on. They are sentence puzzles, using the Pre-Primer and Primer Dolch Words. All of the sentences use the Dolch Words over and over again, and contain a picture clue. These will also be differentiated, to allow for all of your students' abilities.

Well, I'm off to celebrate my sister's birthday!
Happy Birthday, Robin!


  1. Your products are awesome. That girl is too cute!

    1. Michelle, you are just too kind! Thanks for stopping by!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. Cute, cute, cute! I love Heidi's work, too!! Thanks for sharing, Lori!! :)

    A Day in First Grade

  3. happy Friday, friend!!!
    (p.s....I think you need to make a 2nd grade version of those sentence puzzlers - hehe)

  4. I just love that plaque! It is so colorful and fun! And those Issy books are adorable! I can't wait to read the full review!


  5. Your plaque is awesome and I love ALL of those activities!

  6. I am so glad your kiddos loved the centers Lori. Thanks so much for posting about them. Seeing my stuff floating around is still a bit weird for me to comprehend..Thanks friend :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  7. Love the plaque!
    I am having a “Spring Break Bucket List” linky party...stop by and link up!

    Brigid Ann
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  8. Congrats on your blog birthday! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lucky to Be in First

  9. Happy Bloggy Birthday, Lori! Love that plaque!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  10. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I can't wait to see your review of the Issy books, my kindergarteners would love them too. Your sentence building stations also sound really great. I can't wait to see more of your ideas, I know I'll be able to use them with my little ones. Check out my new blog at:



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