Five For Friday

Here we are again....

Early Tuesday morning I was browsing my bloglovin' feed, as always do, when I came across a few posts about Veterans Day.  "Veterans Day?  Next Week?"  was the thought that went through my head and then the wheels started turning.  I started thinking about how I'd teach kinders about this important holiday and how I could do so in a kid friendly way.  I love when I have days where the creative juices just start flowing and activities just pop out!  Here's a peek at a characteristics anchor chart that'd be fun to make with the kiddos.  After a few Veterans Day read alouds this little activity would be perfect to help students think more about these heroes!

If you follow along you know that I love Monthly Family Projects!  And November's Project has to be one of my favorites.  Disguise a Turkey!!!!  I wish I had pictures for you all but of course each time I blog I kick myself for not really ever taking pictures of my classroom happenings in the past.  Grrrrr.... You can bet that when I'm back in the classroom I will be camera crazy!    Anyway, this project is so much fun and it's always a hoot to see what the students come up with.  I know this idea is all over the internet but I first read about the idea on Mrs.Nelson's Class Website (which is awesome) and I have always just used her turkey template that she provides for FREE download.  Be sure to check it out!  Here's the monthly project note I'd send home.  You an grab it by clicking on the image. :)

Isn't this so true?!  I have to tell you this week my motivation to go the gym has been... well non-existent.  I don't know what's up but everyday this week I have simply said "I don't want to go!"  Do you have weeks like this?  I saw this quote and it is just the little reminder I  need to get myself going.  My mood for most of the week has been pretty blah and when I think about it, I only worked out 1 day and I'm pretty sure that had something to do with it.  So today I will go to the gym and down deep I know that I will feel better because of it.  Even if right now part of me is thinking "I don't want to go!" Ha-Ha

Alright fellow bloggers I have a question... What do you use to take your photos for your blog?  Are you using a fancy camera, uploading, and editing or are you just using your iPhone camera that you have on you all the time?  Or something else?  Please let me know!  

This weekend the hubs and I plan to watch some local fireworks and although I know it's no where near the 4th of July in the U.S. I thought I'd share this pinterest find because I think it's cute!  So why can you spot fireworks and bonfires throughout Britain in November?  Well, from what I've been told this is a way to commemorate the capture of Guy Fawkes.  In 1605 Fawkes and others attempted to blow up the House of Parliament in London.  They planned to do so with gunpowder, but thankfully Guy Fawkes was caught in the cellars before igniting the powder on November 5th.   It was said that King James ordered the people of England to have a bonfire in celebration and this tradition still goes on today.  Many towns celebrate on November 5th but others have planned the event for this weekend.  So hopefully the rain will hold off so we can enjoy the show!

Dish brush fireworks!  I think it'd look even cooler on black paper.  Also I've seen a similar idea where you use the dish brush to make a fall tree!  Click the picture to see the actual pinterest link I found!

Have a fantastic holiday weekend!


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  2. Hi Kelly,
    I just use my phone to take pictures, with all the editing apps it really just makes it so easy. I hope you enjoyed your fireworks!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  3. Hi Shawna!
    Thanks so much for answering my question. I was thinking maybe an app. I looked into a few different ones so maybe I'll try that. Is there one you recommend? Thanks so much!

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  5. I have a Cannon Rebel XT that I received as a gift many years ago. It is not as up to date as I would like, but it still has good resolution. In a pinch I do also use my iPhone if I forget my camera at home, which has been known to happen...lol. Love the idea of the dish brush fireworks. Too cute! The kiddos loved your Veteran's Day activities. I posted about them on the blog. Enjoy your outing and all the fireworks this weekend!

    Luv My Kinders

  6. Thank you so much Laura! Your pictures always look awesome so I'm glad you responded. I may have to invest in a good camera one of these days. HaHa And so glad to hear your kiddos liked the activities! Your Five for Friday was fun to read :)

  7. We loved your Veterans Day activities! I shared on my blog here http://applefortheteach.blogspot.com/2014/11/happy-veterans-day.html Made my life so much easier!

    1. Just saw your post as I was browsing bloglovin' :) So happy to hear and thank you for sharing.


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