Five for Friday: August 28, 2015

I'm a hostess for the Mother's Association at my church.  We had our Fall Social on Wednesday night.  The theme was Moms are Superheroes!  I found this adorable superhero aprons on Etsy.  We raffled them off to 3 members who had paid their dues.  Aren't they precious?   I'm thinking they will make great Christmas gifts for my SIL and besties.  
Need some fresh ideas for helping your students master their math facts?  Check out my blog post on the Math Facts Challenge.  
I've gotta share my MOM FAIL moment with y'all.  We celebrated my husband's birthday this past week with a fun pool party!  My husband blows out the candle on his cake.  Without thinking, I hand the candle to my 2 year-old to lick the frosting off.  Which side of the candle do you think he put in his mouth?  OMG.  #momfail
Found Chalkboard Tape & Dry Erase Tape at JoAnn's Fabrics the other day!  This will make labeling EVERYTHING so much easier.  So fun! 
Controversial and popular topics as of lately is Clip Charts.  I used a similar system in my classroom every year.  I found this great blog post from Herding Kats in Kindergarten about why it's OKAY to use a clip chart, if you're heart is in the right place.  Please take a few minutes to read it as you evaluate your behavior management system.  
Hope y'all have a great weekend!  I'll be busy keeping up with my little superheroes!


  1. That chalkboard tape looks amazing! I am going to have to go out and find some of that. I totally agree with you about using clip charts, or really any management system- it is all about how you approach it and your intentions behind it!
    Have a great weekend!
    Curriculum and Crayons

  2. Love those aprons-- too cute!

    Don't you love how things are continually changing? One year clip charts are being called the greatest thing ever. The next, they are horrible. I think they don't work for every kiddo or every teacher and that's okay. We had to do what works for us and adapt systems for others. No matter what system we are talking about!

    My Bright Blue House

  3. People spend so much time going back and forth with what's "right," and I agree with is all about the intention. I also think it's important for kids to be exposed to many different styles. When you grow up you realize the world doesn't always cater to your personal needs and wants!