Five for Friday!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five things from my week! :)

1} My kiddos earned 12 compliments!!!!
They actually earned the last three in one day!  My littles have been trying so hard to earn compliments... it's really cute to watch :)  And whenever they hear someone compliment them, 21 hands shoot up into the air to tell me "We got one! We earned a star in the jar!!"

2} To celebrate the above, we had a hot chocolate party!
I heated the water with an electric water kettle, borrowed from another teacher.  It was so easy!  I am going to invest in one for future hot chocolate parties :)

3} No day in my life hot chocolate party is complete without a craft!
This little sweetie liked her hot cocoa because "it had marshmallows and NO whipped cream!"
Another cutie liked her hot cocoa because she "never tasted it and liked it very very very much."
And this little one would mix his cocoa "with a lot of cool whip."  And he did!

4} This one is non school related... but I took a kitty nap photoshoot the other day:
Little Zoe <3
Little Jack <3
I can't stand how cute they are!!  :)

5} I stumbled upon this ecard while browsing Pinterest today:
Always true, right??

Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up, or see what pics others have shared!
Have a great weekend!!


Erin said...

I love, love, love that compliment jar idea! I'm going to need to borrow it. Maybe that would get their motivation up again. We are in that winter blah phase.

Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

I'm loving the hot chocolate craft! Too cute!

Halle said...

Your kitties are too cute!! I'm an avid pet photographer myself ;)

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Tania said...

Congrats to your kiddos for doing amazing things and earning a hot chocolate party!
My Second Sense

Katie said...

I really love the compliment jar! That card from pinterest just cracks me up!! I absolutely love it! :)

Smiles from 2nd Grade

Unknown said...

We need here a hot chocolate to fight the rain!

Fonts 4 Teachers
Fonts 4 Teachers in TPT

The Brown-Bag Teacher said...

Teri, I love your compliment jar - so cute :) The cats are precious, as well!

The Brown-Bag Teacher

Aimee V. said...

I love the idea of a hot chocolate party! Today would have been a good day for one, we got 3 inches of snow during the school day. It was beautiful to watch from the classroom window and would have been perfect with cocoa!
How do you get the Pinterest button on your photos? I Googled how to do it but wasn't able to find out how! Thanks!

Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

Heather's Heart said...

I love your adorable fur sweet and cute! =)

I am waiting to do your hot chocolate craftivity. It was around 75 degrees here in Texas today. We almost had a popsicle party! =)

Heather's Heart

Katie Knight said...

Oh, Terri! You could also just heat a gallon of chocolate milk in a crock pot. How did you mix 30 cups of cocoa without going crazy? Though we both know that loving first grade like we do already makes us a little crazy! Have a great weekend!

Katie Knight said...

Teri, sorry! I added an extra r to your name. A fellow first grade teacher spells her name with two Rs and it was a force of habit!

Kathleen said...

LOVE your compliment jar!! Easy visual motivation! Perfect!

Growing Kinders

Learning in Wonderland said...

Isn't it awesome how excited they get about their compliments? The compliment jar means to much to the kids :) I love your celebration! Also, your kittens are so adorable!

The Frizz said...

Literally, I haven't been this excited since last Friday! Too funny!

I like your compliment jar! And the fact that your class only needs 12 to get a party! Teachers have been a little stingy on the compliments lately and our jar is an actually jar that I fill with cotton balls. It is taking forever.

Thanks for the water kettle idea. I will have to remember that next time!

I used the microwave in the teacher's lounge right before school started. It didn't turn out so well. Or so warm....

The Frizz

The Frizz in First Grade

Terri Paulson-Sasaki said...

I love the compliment jar, what a great idea. We made your penguins today, they turned out so cute.

The First Grade Princess

Liz said...

I like the compliment jar!

Karen Stamp said...

The hot chocolate craft and writing turned out so sweet! LOVE your compliment jar too!!
Karen :o)
Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

Becky said...

A hot chocolate party is such a fun idea! The craft looks adorable! I pinned it and hope to try it in the future.

Compassionate Teacher

Unknown said...

I am stealing your hot chocolate party idea!!! What a fantastic, cheap idea! I bet the kids loved it.
Mrs. Laue's Littles

Darling Little Learners said...

What a great little celebration for the compliment jar. How fun!!

Darling Little Learners

Unknown said...

Love that compliment jar!! And what sweet little cats!!
Rowdy in Room 300

Unknown said...

So cute! Love that compliment jar! Great idea! I just found your blog today. Yay.

Laura ~ First Grade Spies

The Colorful Apple said...

Love the compliment jar! I do something similar with my kiddos, but I really like your visual.

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Mrs. Wheeler said...

I am lovin' that compliment jar, friend!!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
Mrs. Wheeler TpT

Sandy said...

We had a hot chocolate celebration this week too! :) Your kitties are adorable! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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