Friday, 24 October 2014

Five for Friday!

I'm not sure about everyone else, but when I actually do my Five for Friday post on a Friday I really feel as if I have my life together! :)  Here are some random moments from my week.

It's that time of the year when I really start to see some lovely progress with my kidlets' writing.  We've been using our Spacemen Spacers to make sure our sentences are easy to read and I'm seeing more kidlets spelling 'tricky sounds' correctly in their words.  I also love that full stops are appearing at the end of sentences instead of between random words :)

Next step is to make sure we're choosing interesting and exciting words in our stories!

Every time I walk past the garden near my classroom and see the gorgeous sunflowers blooming there my heart lifts a little.

Sunflowers must be the most cheerful of all the flowers!

This morning we played a new 'game' my teaching partner found on TpT.  Spelling CVC Words - Can you beat the computer? was a HUGE hit!  Each slide shows a picture, and the aim is for kidlets to write the word correctly before the letters appear on the screen.

This was great practice for my little learners who are still working on their segmenting skills, and a speed challenge for the others.  I love that the photo shows two kidlets cheering because they beat the computer. :)

This morning I saw a post on Facebook that made my heart skip a beat... 'The Magic Faraway Tree' is being made into a movie!

I really, really, really hope that the characters and magic lands live up to the ones I created in my imagination when I was growing up!  My greatest wish when I was about 9 was that one day I would get to climb the Faraway Tree myself - I was convinced that Silky and I would be best friends. :)

Because I am such a party animal I'm spending my Friday night doing laundry and finishing off a pack for TpT.  Here's a sneak peek:

If you've read my blog before you'll know that I love combining hands-on and fine motor activities with literacy and numeracy concepts.  This little ditty focuses on digraphs and as soon as I've added cards with words as well as pictures it will be ready to upload!  Fingers crossed I don't get distracted by 'Say Yes to the Dress'!!

~Update! I did get distracted by Friday night TV but got this pack uploaded today. :) Check it out here!~

Thanks so much for popping by!  Be sure to visit the linky to see what everyone else has been up to this week. :)


  1. EEEEK! The Magic Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair were my absolute FAVOURITE books to read as a kid. So, I bought them and read them to my class throughout the year! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO BE A MOVIE!!!!!

  2. I need to check out The Magic Faraway Tree book! I have never heard of it--but it looks great!

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  4. Oh my lordy! I cannot believe it will be a movie, I loved those stories back when I was a child, it seems they are making a revival. Good literature always makes a comeback.
    Enjoy your weekend.

    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  5. I love that book (series) - they don;t write them like that anymore.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  6. OMGosh. So happy to hear about the Faraway Tree movie. My MOM loved Enid Blyton and I read all the Adventure books growing up. A friend from England turned our own daughters on to the Magic Faraway Tree and we had such fun reading it. Enid Blyton was such a prolific writer, but it seems many Americans don't know her. She's worth checking out. Wait until I tell my girls- now almost grown- about the movie! Thanks for sharing! Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

  7. I am loving that computer game and will definitely need to check it out as my kinder friends start cvc words! The sunflower is beautiful!!! Here in my side (in the US) we are getting into cold, rainy, stormy weather, so I miss the beautiful flowers!


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