Flashback, Five, and Freebie! - Ideas By Jivey: For the Classroom

Flashback, Five, and Freebie!

Linking up...


Here we go!!

1) We had a great week! First, Joanne at Head over Heels for Teaching posted her amazing bulletin board last week and I HAD to copy it. :) Check hers out here.
Here's mine!!
I had them choose a "food" figurative language phrase to "show" (not tell!) the meaning through their writing. They drew the food from their figurative language phrase:
And inside their "napkin" they wrote their paragraph to show the meaning:
My kids had so much fun with it!! The list they picked from can be downloaded as a freebie below or here. We talked about the meanings of course, before they chose. Then they are keeping this in their writing folders to use later in their writing!

2) Yesterday, we did another bloggy inspired display on the door. Amanda over at Collaboration Cuties posted a great self-esteem and community-building activity with a St. Pat's theme. Check hers out here! It seems this time of year, the kiddos always start getting a little aggravated with each other and get what I call "sibling syndrome." So I gave all my kiddos this list of positive character traits - which was GREAT because we talked about the words they didn't know the meaning of and they wrote the synonyms for them... hoping this list helps add to their vocabulary!! Then we did a form of "SCOOT" -they went around with their list to every student's desk and wrote a trait on their coin. You should have seen their faces as they read their own coins when they made it back! You could tell this really made them feel good. :) I posted them on the door...
...and at the end of the month I'm going to tape them on their desk to help give them a boost when they need it. :)

3) Today officially started my birthday celebration weekend!! We have birthday recognitions on our morning news show, so I went up to get mine! :)
4) The kids had a blast playing our St. Patrick's Day games/activities during language arts time! In fact, so much that we didn't get through all the rotations today, so we'll finish on Monday. They didn't want to stop so I gave them more time than I anticipated.

Figurative Language Memory Game from My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

Simple and Compound Subjects from 3rd Grade Grapevine

Erin Go Bragh Editing from My Life as a Third Grade Teacher

Parts of Speech Coins from Collaboration Cuties
5) Don't forget to enter my 200 follower giveaway! It's hard to believe I'm over 250 now!! The giveaway will end Sat night and winners will be announced on Sunday!!
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! I know I will! :) :) :)


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  2. Love that coin door and using the character traits! Do you have a list of them?

    1. Yes! It's linked within the paragraph. Click on where it says "this list of positive character traits." :) I found it through a simple google search of positive character traits! :)

  3. I love that figurative language plate activity! Thank you for sharing all the St. Pat's centers too. Have an AWESOME birthday weekend!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  4. I plan on "stealing" Joannes figurative language board this week too :) I love it and yours turned out just as fabulous!


  5. Your idea about having students walk around and write traits on each other's coins is great. I can just imagine how good that made them feel about themselves. Ties in great with the St. Patrick's Day theme too! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

    Eclectic Educating

    1. Thank you!! They really beamed. I catch them staring at the door (I leave my door open usually), too!

  6. A morning news show? That's awesome! Is it led by older students? And broadcast in every classroom? This intrigues me! :)

    All the Dots

    1. Yes! The fifth graders and the media specialist do it every morning (and admin come on) and then it's broadcast in closed-circuit!

  7. I love the idea of morning news! They did that when I student taught in GA, but we don't have anything like it here in VA. Those character trait coins are such a great idea!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  8. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas! I will put these to good use in the coming week.

    Learning in the Little Apple

  9. Congrats on the growth of your blog. I love the idea of the traits coin! =)

    A+ Firsties

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JIVEY!!!! Love, love that food figurative language bulletin board! :) Hope your day is FANTABULOUS! :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  11. Thank you for the freebie! I do a similar activity, but your list has a few we haven't thought of before. Thank you!

    Happy birthday & Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans


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