Science fun and a TPT sale!

HAPPY Friday friends! I have been looking forward to this day since, well last Sunday night! It sure has been a LONG week and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend...are you? I know for me it started off right! I went out for a drinks and apps with my friend right after work, picked up dinner for my hubby and me (also dessert), and stopped and got a coffee. Now I am home, showered, ate, and relaxing for the night! 

I do have one amazing thing to share before I get into some pictures! I have a young man in my class, who is well, a challenge. Each day is very different and I never know what I am going to get.It is very difficult to get him to focus and do work...but I am always trying to find ways to motivate him! I always keep a positive attitude around him and try and make the best out of every situation. Well, at the end of the day, before he gets on the bus, I always ask him if I can have a hug. It is always no. And I am ok with that. I keep telling myself one of these days I will get a hug! Well, yesterday...I got one! I walked him to the bus, asked him again like I do every day for a hug and he opened his arms and latched on! I was SO happy! Loved it! So today...I asked again. I got a head shake in the form of NO as he was running to the bus! HAHA! Maybe next week;)

So this week's skill was sequence. We did our story of the week and partners used chart paper to make a sequence map of the story! The LOVE using chart your kids?

So I also introduced our science topic for the quarter! We are working on Earth, Moon and Sun.  I have a lot of fun projects I love to do with this unit! I like the Oreo cookie moon phases! I am also thinking about a paper mache 3D project! 

So since we started today, the kids had to work in pairs about what they KNOW and WANT to know about the Earth, Moon and Sun!  They used their science notebooks. Then, I gave them each 3 pink sticky notes for the KNOW in each category, and 3 green for the WANT to know in each category. One of these pictures has my buddy actually working! It made me so happy to see him working!

They had to pick ONE thing to share and place on the board. 

They are so excited to learn more and I am excited to teach it! 

So, onto my TPT sale! I LOVE fall! It is my favorite season! So I must link up with Casey over at Second Grade Math Maniac and set my TPT store to 20% off starting NOW until Monday!
Make sure you head over and join the fun! There are over 50 bloggers joining this blog hop!
 Happy shopping and happy weekend to you all!


  1. I love the way you used your chart paper in mapping out the story and in the science activity. I had a little buddy like that last year. Keep up the great work and patience! It is all worth it!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Thank you! he has a ton of special needs and it is a lot of work on my end. I am SO thankful that the rest of my class is amazing! They really do well with my buddy! So thankful!

  2. Fall is definitely my favorite season as well! Thanks for joining up with me! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac: Fall Sale!

    1. :) You're welcome! Bring on the cooler weather! I know we haven't really had a break here in Raleigh!