Friday, May 1, 2015

Five for Friday: Life Cycles

How crazy is this? It's May and I have 4 "Five for Fridays" left until school is out! I don't know about you, but it's time! The weather is screaming "Go to the lake!"

Here is to the first of the "final four". Thanks as always for hosting Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching!

We've been learning about frog and butterfly life cycles this week.

I broke up the abundance of nonfiction texts we read with this adorable new book:


In a nutshell, this little frog doesn't want to be a frog. He wants to be a rabbit, owl - something else! But in the end, he learns that being a frog is a not so bad after all.

And what better week to introduce using a number line for solving addition problems? Mr. Ribbits taught us how to make one BIG jump for the first number and then little hops for adding on to find the sum.

This took some time... but so cute! On the cover is a butterfly's life cycle. And on the inside...

...we wrote about it!

We are Fluttering to First Grade! These will be the last pieces of art to adorn our wall before kindergarten graduation.

These were designed after looking at The Butterfly Alphabet. On each page of this alphabet book there is a photograph of a butterfly wing with a letter on it!


Here is a poster with some examples of the amazing photographs.

Perfect timing for our butterflies to make their grand entrance! My kids were enamored!

Aren't butterflies utterly amazing!?! What a wonderful creator!

We discussed how we are like butterflies... God's love and forgiveness transforms us! We are new creations in Christ!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Today's journal page

Just as the top of my desk was starting to see the light of day... End of the year staff meeting happened.

Papers, forms, inventory records, supply request forms, evals.... more paper....

Anyone relate?

(Sorry desk! Better luck in June.)


It's easy to get overwhelmed with end of the year stuff, but don't forget to take a moment to stop and reflect over all the wonderful learning that has happened over the past 8 months! 

Celebrate with your students! Celebrate them! They are uniquely wonderful!

 I easily get stressed, but I'm making a conscious effort to choose joy this May! How about you?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13


  1. What a great Five for Friday! I pinned the life cycle, what I've learned chart, and butterfly alphabet!

    Learning at the Teacher Table