Friday, March 29, 2013

Five for Friday...Easter

I work with the best Kindergarten Team ev-er!!  They are amazing ladies.  Some days I don't know who has more or the kiddos.  Many afternoons will find us chatting, planning, discussing kids and concerns, life and such for an extra hour or more.  One day I looked up and it was, Oh My Gosh!  It is a quarter to five.  How did that happen?
I'm feeling lucky that I live in a school district that lets us have an Easter Egg Hunt.  That is just what we did today.  We asked each kid to bring in one dozen (of course some forgot....some brought extra...and we had some extra too).  100 kids x 12 eggs = a boatload of eggs.

I was really proud of my little kinders for following the rules and only taking 12 eggs until everyone had found 12.  They counted...put extras back on the ground....helped friends get to 12...and then when everyone ready, they went and found all the extras.  No one complained about what was in their eggs....or not getting a particular kind of egg (we talked a bunch about that before we went out).  I really was proud of them.

Before the day began I made a little treat for all my peeps.  I enjoy working with the entire staff at my school!  They are the best.  When I saw this from Bunting Books and Brainbridge,  I knew I had to make it for Friday morning.  They turned out pretty cute and my "peeps" loved them.
And what did I send home with my little kinders?  These cute little cups, a pencil, and a few goodies (some sweet, some not).
What else did we do today?  A little sorting and graphing with AIMS (yes...I have had this for-ev-er in my files too).  Thanks to Fran Kramer at Kindergarten Crayons for suggesting putting the jellybeans in plastic eggs instead of boring little cups (I also think that helped some of my students who were sad they were not getting the eggs they brought back and afraid they would not get any to take home).

We also applied to be the Easter Bunny's assistant (a freebie from Rulin' the Roost to go with the book by Jan Thomas, The Easter Bunny's Assistant)  with our reading buddies and watched a little Beatrix Potter. 

This Five for Friday is all about today...FRIDAY!!  Seems like we did so much just today, plus the beginning of the week was stressful and sad (but that is a tale for another day).  I am on spring break and my hubby is off I plan on having some fun and getting some Grandma-loves.  I am linking up with Doddle Bugs Teaching!  So Fun!


  1. That looks like so much fun. I wish we had a chance to do that with our kiddos. They would love it! It's nice to have a team that's so easy to work with. Have a great Saturday!
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Those "get along" skills aren't in the curriculum, but boy, they sure are important in real life. I'm glad your Easter party went so well. Have a Happy Easter. Sara

  3. I loved reading your 5 this week! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hey Terri,
    What a fun day! I can't believe how many eggs you hid, how exciting for the kids!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition