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Five For Friday - Day After Thanksgiving Edition

Wow!  Three posts in one week.  That's more than I've written in three months.  haha {I'm telling you, it feels so good to be back in the swing of things!}  I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!  Warning:  Only two are actually teaching related.  ;)

I saw this idea for a Squanto snack on Falling Into First and thought it was the perfect project to do right before Thanksgiving break.  The students did a great job learning the story of Squanto and had loads of fun making this snack.

This past week and a half, we have had Instructional Coaches come into our classrooms to teach us Kagan strategies to use in our classrooms.  I had previously heard of Kagan strategies, but loved seeing them in action with my own students.  The day after each strategy was taught, we were observed using the new strategy and given feedback from the ICs.  This is just the top of one of my observation sheets.  I have absolutely loved each and every strategy that I was taught and will being using them daily!

Yesterday, I shared the turkey that my husband deep fried.  Tonight I am sharing my son's Thanksgiving dinner.  Colton has "issues" with food as do many children with Autism.  He doesn't eat turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing etc.  My husband decided to make him some fries after the turkey was done.  He was very happy to see those fries.  :)  {By the way, he did eat some fruit and a roll too.}

We decided that this was the year to do Elf on the Shelf with our son.  Colton was super excited to see our elf appear.  He quickly named him "red coat elf".  {Yes, he named him with all lower case letters and made this teacher mommy cringe just a tad.  lol}  I am so excited to start this tradition with Colton!  {Colton is almost 8, but we didn't feel he would understand what was going previously.}

Did you do any Black Friday shopping?  I decided at about 3:00 this afternoon that I wanted to do a little scrapbook shopping.  I went to a local scrapbook store and Michaels.  I had a lot of fun doing a little shopping without too many crowds.  :)

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Good call going shopping this afternoon! I couldn't bring myself to brave the craziness at all... :-) Loved your son's plate of fries. A man after my own heart!!

    The Craft of Teaching

    1. He loves his fries! Thanks for stopping by!


    2. Found your blog through the linky and have you on my bloglovin list now : ). I finally did some black Friday shopping on Saturday and it was great. Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving.
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