Saturday, April 20, 2013

Five for Friday and an UPDATE!

Do you see anything different?! Becca at Jumping Jax Designs has been busy busy making my blog dream come true! She did an amazing job at taking what I wanted and making it come to life! If you are looking for a blog make over, go see her! You will not be disappointed!

My social network icons aren't working quite yet, but they will soon! Come follow me on instagram @flyinghighinfirstgrade or pinterest (aggienpink08) or facebook (Flying High in First Grade).

Alright, I was planning on posting my Five for Friday last night, but the blog wasn't quite ready for it's debute. BUT the draft was written yesterday so technically I still made it on time! I'm linking up with Doodle Bug for "Five for Friday".

1. The past 2 weeks we learned about the butterfly lifecycle and parts of the butterfly body. We spent this week observing our caterpillars that had turned into chrysalises over the weekend as part of our morning work. So much fun seeing the life cycle in action!

2. We finally had butterflies on Thursday! I wanted to be a cool teacher and hold the butterfly. I do it every year. The kids ooed and ahhed and as soon as I put the butterfly back into its habitat, it began its escape plan. It must have been planning for awhile. I went to put it at the bottom and as I pulled my hand out and started zipping it up, that little sucker shot out! Yep, the class went wild. Thankfully, I was able to catch it and put it safely back into the cage without it getting squished. Teacher fail.

3. In Science we learned about soil. Here the students are observing the properties of soil and sand.

4. On Thursday we did an experiment to prove that soil holds onto the water "just right". I put a coffee filter in the cup, rubber banded it onto the cup, and put each type of soil in the coffee filter. I then poured water over each kind and we watched how quickly it went through the sand and how it went through the soil but the soil still held onto some of it. Making it perfect for plants to be grown in! They couldn't believe that the water couldn't get through the clay at all! We experimented with soil, sand, and clay. In the same order in the picture.

5. So this doesn't have to do with school, but I had to include it because it made me laugh so hard this morning! My husband and I are trying to have a baby. If you're interested in that story, go check out my personal blog, Man and Wife and 2 Fur Babies. Long story short, recently we found out that I have a hypthyroid that's been messing with my ability to have a baby. I had texted my mom about my doctor and she said that her doctor happened to be that kind of doctor too. Read the text to get a good laugh. Father of the Bride is one of our families favorite movies.

Enjoy your weekend and go link up with Doodle Bugs!

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  1. Just found your blog through Doodle Bugs and I am loving it! Your writing style is great and made me laugh!

    Loved hearing your butterfly story!!!

    I'm your newest follower and also a fellow Texan- I always get excited when I find other Texas bloggers!!!

    Koonce’s Korner

    1. So glad you enjoy my blog! Where are you located in Texas? I'm in North Texas, in Frisco, near Dallas.

  2. Your blog looks cute! I'm on the waiting list for one of my FAVS. Goal: November!! :)
    Mrs. Richardson's Class

    1. It's so much fun! Who's going to do your blog design? Love our blogging journey! So glad to have a good friend to do it with.

  3. I just popped over from Doodle Bugs Teaching. Your blog is beautiful! I'm excited to be a new follower! We just received our caterpillars on Thursday. They were soooo kinders are going to FLIP when they see how much they've grown by Monday!! Butterfly life cycle is my favorite thing to teach. :)

    Happy Teacher Heaven

    1. I love teaching the life cycle too. It's one of my favs. Ours were teeny tiny too and then when we came back on Monday they were big in fat! The kids couldn't believe it. They get so excited about it all and releasing is the best! Thanks for following me!

      Flying High in First Grade

  4. I love teaching life cycles!! I just sent out for our caterpillars! Your blog design looks awesome! I'm your new follower! :)

    A Sunny Day in First Grade


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