Friday, May 31, 2013

Five For Friday!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching 'Five for Friday' linky.
I cannot believe how fast this school flew by.  Don't get me wrong, there were moments that seemed to stretch into eternity.  But, overall I would say it seemed to go by pretty quickly.  This was our last week of school.  We had our graduation ceremony, which is always bittersweet.  I am so proud of my little sweeties and all they have learned, but hate saying goodbye to them.  Here are a couple of pictures of my soon to be kindergarteners.
We also said goodbye to two more co-workers.  Our team got together at a local winery to wish them off.  They will be close, so hopefully we will still see them often.  (Can you tell I have trouble saying 'good-bye'?)

Some of my besties and I have signed up for golf lessons.  One co-worker's husband used to golf professionally and he has so graciously offered to teach us how to swing a club.  (Not sure he knows what he is in for.  :) )  It will be a blast, no matter what!
My guy and I are planning out our summer get aways.  He is a man of routine and likes to visit the same places.  I am a little more fly by the seat of my pants.  We are a good combination together.  I am planning to take him somewhere he has never been.  I can't wait!
I made a game to share that we play at circle time.  My little ones LOVE this game.  One of my co-workers, whom I team taught with last year, introduced me to this one.  It is called "Jump".  What is so great about it is you work on any skill you choose.  My freebie has shapes, but you can use colors, numbers, letters, letter sounds, etc.  To play: everyone stands up, the teacher holds up a card and all together your little learners say what is on the card; insert several "jump" cards into the stack.  When you hold up the "jump" card, everyone yells "jump" and, of course, jumps!  This is a great way to add movement to learning.  The sweeties think they are playing a game.  You are able to work on specific skills, so it is a 'win-win' for everyone!  Enjoy.  :)
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Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)


  1. Thanks for the freebie! We play a similar game called the Wiggle Worm. Here is the post if you are interested! It was super easy to make which is always great! Have a great summer vacation!
    Fun in ECSE

    1. Thanks!!! I can't wait to use it next year.

  2. Hi Lola,
    I love preschool, I taught it for 2 years before getting my credential. We share our campus with a special ed preschool specializing in autism and sharing classes with typical peers. I love your blog and am your newest follower. The bunting on the header is super cute!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  3. Your summer holiday plans look fab! Found you thru the linky & I'm your newest follower. Good luck with the golf lessons :)