Saturday, April 4, 2015

Five for Friday

Aloha, fellow teacher friends!

It sure has been awhile..but I'm here to share with you what I've been up to this past week.

Today I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for:

This week we went on field trip to the Living Art Marine Center. The kids got to touch the invertebrate sea creatures, and even do their very own Gyotaku printings! 

We've been hard at work learning about the Elements of Art. This week we learned about lines and shapes. We created the beautiful piece of artwork pictured above using various types of lines and went around the school hunting for geometric and organic shapes. 

All of the activities we did this week can be found in this resource! 

We've been working on determining the author or main character's point of view and providing text evidence to support our answers. 

These task cards from Adventures of Mrs. Smith have been such a huge help for us to practice this skill! {Click on the photo below if you'd like to check it out on TPT} 

We've also begun to work on data analysis this week ...

This past week, we have been having some CRAZY traffic on Oahu due to the zip mobile being broken. Being that we live on an island, there aren't any replacement parts nor did anywhere on the island carry these said parts. SO 2 lanes on the free way going West bound (which is where all the heavy afternoon traffic is) were closed causing a normal 1 hour commute in traffic to be anywhere from 3-6 hours!!! 

The hubby and I unfortunately live on the West we took advantage and headed into town (opposite direction) and went in search of a happy hour. Lucky thing, we rolled up to a restaurant where my brother was starting a beer tasting (for a new restaurant he is opening) so we got in on it!! 
We got to sample all of these delicious craft beers. My favorite was the Belching Beaver Milk Stout (tastes exactly like coffee!) 

Happy Easter! I hope you enjoy this weekend with loved ones!! 


  1. What a fun field trip! Too bad about the crazy traffic, but seems that it all worked out. Have a great weekend!

    Luv My Kinders

  2. I love their author's point of view papers! And I definitely plan to check out the Task Cards. I love the ideas I get from reading blogs of other teachers. Have a wonderful weekend.