Five on the Fifth

It's the fifth, which can only mean one thing on this blog.  It's time for . . .

If you're new around here, these posts show off the heart of teaching blogs-the sharing of really great ideas.  Five on the Fifth even has its very own Pinterest board.  You can follow it here.

I found sweet Sarah's blog when she volunteered to be a guinea pig for my Modern&Fresh Build Your Blog.  I was so excited to read about this smarty pants idea on her blog.  I love activities that are flexible and get students thinking about what they're reading and this is a great way to have kids respond.  This activity is both of these things.  You need to hop over to MissKinBK and read all about it!

I'm not going to lie.  I could not even image what Mrs. O at Mrs. O Knows would want with this haul from Dollar Tree.  I won't spoil the surprise, but it's a wonderful lesson that involves teaching kids how hard it is to get toothpaste back in the tube.  Head on over to read all about it.

Teaching vowel sounds is haaaaaaaaaaaaaard.  I will take any trick I can find to teach short vowels.  Leslie at The Groovy Teacher shared how she conquered short vowels in her classroom.  It's definitely worth reading about!

Oh. My. Gosh.  I am in awe.  No words.  Can't speak.  Just go to Catherine's blog, The Brown Bag Teacher, and read about this thing of beauty.

Everybody knows I love my Silhouette Cameo.  Stacy from Funky Fresh Firsties used her Melonhead graphic to make her teacher desk waaaay more rocking.  How cute and fun and happy is this????

Now, if you're in a pinning mood, be kind and pin either from the 5 on the 5th board or directly from these ladies' sites so they can get the credit they deserve!


  1. Great post! I loved reading about the tooth paste lesson. Such a great idea!
    Teaching 3rd with Mr. G
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    1. Mr. G,

      I just added a directions page and reflection sheet that you can print out if you are interested!

      Mrs. O

  2. I also loved Catherine's cart labels, so much I made my own! AAAAND today, I posted a video tutorial on my blog for them! (eeeek!!! I hate my voice...)
    Always love your 5 on the 5th! <3
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  3. Hi Megan,

    Did you ever get a comment on your blog from someone whose blog you've always admired and feel a little starstruck? Well, that's how I felt when I saw your comment today and came over to your blog, which I've been following via blogger for quite some time now! I'm flattered that you chose to highlight my activity. I've also added a link so that others can print the activity directions and a reflection page out if they'd like to. Thank you!

    Mrs. O
    Mrs O Knows

  4. Those sticky note graphic organizers are great- thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the toothpaste activity! I've done it for a couple of years and it's such a great visual representation of a great life lesson!
    A Tall Drink of Water