Friday, February 22, 2013

Five for Friday!

It's crazy that it's even that time again!
I'm going to start with something slightly depressing:

Seriously.  This is what I'm going to be working with for the next four days. BLAH! Looks like a Lifetime and computer working kind've weekend for me!

This week was American President's week.  We made these "Cupcake inspired" Abraham Lincoln's.  They turned out pretty cute!  I love that the kiddos all gave him rosy cheeks! :)

After learning all about Abe and Washington we created a Venn Diagram together.  We did a little differently though.  We made it into a game!  I split the kiddos up into two teams. I then told them a fact and they had to super quickly raise their hand to answer.  We looked for the fastest hand each time! ;)  They would then tell us which President the fact belonged to. If they got it right, they got a point.  If not, the other team got the point. No worries, I asked in a certain way to insure that there would be a tie! We were ALL winners!!!

Here we are enjoying the game.  Side note: I promise the boys in the yellow and gray are not about to fight. Ha!

This came for me in the mail yesterday.  I'm still a little scared to give it a try.  The other day I posted about my habits and being in a bit of a rut {you can read about it HERE}.  I decided to switch it up a little bit.  I just bought the 20 minute Fast and Furious workout and the 20 minute abs workout.  Want to start small and see if I like it.  Wish me luck! :)


  1. I have never tried Insanity (but it sounds scary)!! I like P90X, but don't do every workout, because I like to run. The Abraham Lincolns are too cute :)

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  2. Your presidents turned out great! Sorry about your weather - I would gladly send you are snow though!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. I've experienced a few Insanity workouts. They are really good. I think you'll enjoy it!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. We also have a few days of horrible (storm and flooding) weather approaching - the kids are going to be crazy after 4 days of indoor recess!

    Down Under Teacher

  5. I love your Abraham Lincolns! I have heard great things about Insanity. I am sure you will enjoy it.

  6. I LOVE your engaging compare-contrast idea - we're going Washington vs. Lincoln this week and I think I'll try your method. Change it up for the kiddos - they'll love it!

    My college roommate did Insanity and is now a coach - she loves it! She has lost over 40 pounds and is still going strong - enjoy! :)

    Joy in the Journey

  7. Those Abes came out so cute!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  8. Insanity is INTENSE! You can totally do it, but good luck :)

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  9. Your classroom looks HUGE! I am jealous! :) Good luck with Insanity! You will have to do a post again and let us know how it's going! I need some exercise inspiration & motivation!

  10. Great idea to turn the Venn Diagramming into a game!! I'll trade your weather for the negative temps and snow storms we are having here in Michigan :)


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