Friday, August 8, 2014

Funny Kid Friday and Five

Hello Folks! I have four sound bites and the weekly Funny Kid Friday for my Five for Friday this week.

1. O.M.Gosh. SO busy now... I sometimes wish I could just give up sleep all together. In addition to a ton of school stuff, I am putting big work into getting ready to share my class snack system with you all. It will be my Monday Made It's post. If you are sick of junk food coming to your class snack times, check back MONDAY... and there will be FREEBIES!

2. I'm also working on cleaning up a set of parent and kid handouts that are super useful for the start of the year. They are going to be EDITABLE and I am going to make them FREE downloads from the blog... but only for a short time.  After that you'll have to buy 'em. Keep your eyes open.

3. I was at the dollar store the other day and remembered to pick up another color of paper hot/cold cups. These make the best containers for pulling magnetic letters for guided reading groups. I use a set of one color to pull all the letters the students will need to practice particular word building on their white boards. The letters lay on the bottom of the cup, allowing enough room for the cups to be stacked easily. Then when my groups come up, each student gets a cup of letters and is ready to learn in three seconds. A set of these cups are CHEAP at six for a buck, and they are quite hardy.

4. A friend of mine said she loves catching up on all her favorite shows over the summer. That makes perfect sense, but I somehow never find the time to do that, either in the summer or the school year. I watch basically only two shows all year... Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife. I do love that if I happen to miss the broadcast, I can always watch on-line within a few days for free, so I'm never behind. Have you seen this FUNNY parody of Call the Midwife done by the actual actors from the show?? HILARIOUS! It makes me almost wish it was school season again so I could watch this season's Midwife.... then again, it will come soon enough :)

5. And speaking of watching TV... that brings me to this week's Funny Kid Friday.

A long time ago, in the time of the dinosaurs when schools didn't have any of the fancy techno stuff that we have now, there was the trusty old overhead projector.  One fall, I pulled it out and introduced it to the kids, showing off allllll it could do with projector sheets.  Woot. 

After the lesson, one little guy, with eyes as big as saucers, declared:

"I'm gonna save up all my money and buy me one of those!"

He probably has a theatre room complete with flatscreen TV and wireless connections to sense-around sound now! Ha.

Your turn.  Post your funny kid story... they really make fun additions to Five-for-Friday posts... and link up here so you get a two for one link up!  Link up below with the HTML to your exact post, and grab the Funny Kid Friday button up above and link back. If you're going to share, I'd do it quick– Funny Kid Friday will run weekly through August and then once a month for the school year.

Then click right here on Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday and see what's up with everybody else.

And don't forget to come back here Monday for a new way to think about snacks!!! THANKS for stopping by!


  1. Kathleen, I can't wait to see your snack ideas! That's always a struggle! I love your funny kid story! THAT was pretty much our technology class in college... and everything I learned was pretty much outdated by the time I started teaching. :) I love the idea of the cups with the magnetic letters, too! Have a great weekend!

  2. I like your letter cup idea. Do you have your magnetic letters sorted in some big container? Mine are just thrown into a box, making it so hard to quickly sort through them. I'm looking for new letter sorting tactics. :). Have a great weekend!!

    Kindergarten Teacher at the Wheel

    1. I have them in a divided box which fits perfectly in one of those three drawer units. I have a pic that I'm saving for a post on guided reading, but if I can find your email address on your blog, I'll email it to you. Thanks for stopping by. Kathleen

  3. The overhead projector is not funny! I used one of those for years! I also used a crank mimeograph machine to make copies! Funny kid story: I once had a 3rd grade student with an older brother who was about 14. The older brother had been working out and the boy in my class proudly told us that his brother finally had a six-pack. Whereupon another student said, "Your brother can drink?!"
    Teachers Are Terrific!

    1. Ha... I remember the mimeos, too... and all that scraping off with a razor blade if you made a mistake :) Great story. I bet you cracked up... while half the class didn't know either definition! :) Thanks for sharing. Kathleen


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