5 for Friday and Daily 5 FREEBIE

I’m SO happy we finally made it to Friday!  This week has been crazy with trying to get my room ready for summer while still keeping the kiddos engaged.  I always like to leave for summer with at least part of my room ready to go and it’s nice to be staying in the same room next year.  Soo #1 for my 5 for Friday is my new Daily 5 bulletin board that I’m super pumped about!  You can grab it for FREE by clicking on the picture.

I now have my old Daily 5 board in my TpT store for free as well.

#2.  Since the weather has been so nice in Chicago, we’ve been doing some “Outdoor Math” as a culminating math project.  My students took tons of pictures with the iPads of examples of math around our school and created Keynote presentations to share with their classmates.   

#3.  We made word clouds using Tagxedo instead of a traditional memory book.  My kids either made them in the shape of an apple or a school bus.  Here are a couple that turned out super cute.

#4.  We made books using Storybird with our first grade reading buddies.  The little ones chose the pictures and my 4th graders helped them do most of the typing.  They worked so well together and the books turned out great!

#5.  My 400 Follower giveaway ended and I haven’t even had a chance to announce the winner (I did send her her winnings though:) Cherie Mae was the lucky winner of the Starbucks gift card and many TpT products.  Thank you to all who entered and to my very generous bloggy buddies for their donations!

Hope you have a relaxing and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Freebie Fridays


  1. So many fun things happening in your class- love it all! Going to go download that amazing iTunes board- thank you! Woohoo to a 3 day weekend!
    Learning to the Core

  2. Love Storybird and we are meeting up with some little guys to read together next week. Fun idea. :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  3. I love all your projects! I've been following your blog for a while now. I may e-mail you this weekend if you don't mind with some questions. I have the opportunity to design a computer lab for next year and I am looking for ideas. You are just the type of person I would like to get ideas from.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Suntans and Lesson Plans

  4. I love Tagxedo! Thanks so much for the freebie...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. I love the idea of creating a book with the reading buddies. I do reading buddies in my classroom as well with one of the kindergarten classes and I think this is something they would love to do together! I am your newest follower! I would love for you to stop over to my blog and follow me as well!

    Adventures in Room 204

  6. Newest follower!! Just received my 24 iPads for my 1st grade!! I'll be keeping close tabs on you blog and all the goodies!!! Great site!!

  7. I just found your blog, and I love it! The Daily 5 bulletin boards are adorable, and they'll be perfect for my classroom. I teach in a 1:1 iPad 4th grade, so I'm sure I'll get lots of great ideas from your blog.
    Your newest follower,
    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

  8. Hello. Your "iTune into Reading" board is sooo CUTE! I'm looking forward to exploring your blog for more ideas. Thank you for sharing.


  9. Hi! LOVE your iTunes board! Can't seem to download it...am I too late to get it?

    1. I took it off my TpT store, but would be happy to email it to you. You can email me at kennedyk327@gmail.com.:)