Five for Friday Linky Party

Hi!  I’m linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

We had a chilly start to our day on Monday, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to reward my Kinder cuties with some hot chocolate.  (Even if it did get close to 70 degrees by the afternoon!)

hot chocolate,

This weekend’s weather is looking very inviting!  I guess no one told Texas that it’s winter! No hot chocolate for us!

Friday Dance Party!  (Well, actually we have a dance party almost everyday, but Fridays always feel a little more special!) Right now we are loving “A Kidz Bop Valentine”.

This week we learned all about rocks.  I always read Roxaboxen, by Alice McLerran, as just a fun read-aloud.  It is one of my favorite books because it just reminds me so much of when I was little and how much fun you can have when you use your imagination.  These children build their own little town out in the desert with rocks and boxes, and anything else they can find.  Such a cute story!
Roxaboxen, great book for imagination,

 I’ve had this book for a few years(bought from Half Priced Books), but I actually just read the inscription on the inside of the book.  I always just figured it was written from a grandma or mom to a child, but I never really looked at the name.  Oh. My. Goodness. Y’all!  It is signed by the author herself and reads, “Long live imagination!”  I feel like I just won the lottery!

Want to really amaze your students?!  Read this book! (Everybody Needs a Rock, by Byrd Baylor)  Make sure you have a rock that fits in your hand hidden right beside you as you read it. Throughout the book it lists rules for finding a rock. On the last page it says, “I happen to have a rock right here in my hand…”  As I read the last page I secretly grab the rock, and when I read that last line, I hold out the rock.  You would think I had just performed the most amazing magic trick!  The kids are so surprised and can’t believe I actually have a rock in my hand like the book says! 
Everybody Needs a Rock, Rock Hunt,

After the book, we go outside and search for our own rocks using the rules from the book.  When we bring the rocks back inside we fill out observations about our rocks in our Science Journals.
Rock Hunt,

Rock Hunt,