Five for Friday

Friday, phew, I made it! I was unsure at the start of the week but we got there! As always, I love that it is Friday afternoon already in Australia, I won't be loving Sunday night though, it will still be Sunday morning for most of you! I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! 

Our school holidays have come and gone - time seems to go by way too quickly! Over the weekend, we finished tidying up our garden and planted our veggies! There is nothing like fresh tomatoes straight from the garden so I hope these three grow as big as last years! Same for the strawberries.

We finally cleaned up this section of our garden. It was getting overgrown. Our dog, Lexi is loving the cleared spaces, she can run through the garden now! 
We have started a new topic this term - we are looking at old and new toys. I just loved the artwork to do with our last terms topic so I just can't bring myself to taking it down! The kids loved making the sea animals! 
Children can't get enough of this book! A few had borrowed it from the school library and today 6 children wanted to borrow it. We read it in class - they loved it! Have you read it to your class?
This week was "th" week - we made thumbprint animals on Thursday! I haven't been able to find any ink pads at our local craft stores, so I made my own! I used kitchen sponges and soaked them in watered down paint over lunchtime. They worked perfectly and dried straight away! 

Here are some samples. Children are so creative - they couldn't wait to take them home to show their Mum's and Dad's!

This is how I feel at the end of today - so tired, my feet are up and I am ready for somebody to cook dinner for me - anyone?

I just looked over, Lexi feels the same way, she is asleep under the recliner on the couch where my husband is sitting. I guess that means I am the only one who can get up to cook dinner. 

Have a lovely weekend! Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to read some more Five for Fridays!


  1. Hi Alison,
    I am a fellow Australian teacher! I love the idea of kitchen sponges for fingerprinting especially because they are so colourful. There are some stamping sets I saw at Big W earlier this week though, they had four different colours and you also got some stamps. Can't remember what stamps though because I was looking for something completely different. Have a good weekend!!
    Early Years with Sheri

    1. Thanks Sheri - I did have a look at Big W, but will go back! It was easy to use sponges anyway, but ink pads are easy to use, often! Great to find another aussie blogger - I'll head on over to your blog now!

  2. Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog! We loved A Bad Case of Stripes, too! I posted an idea here : I just printed their pictures black and white and they colored stripes on them with chalk (or markers). They were so cute! I bet your kids would love it! Love the fingerprint art, too! :)

  3. Those thumbnail animals are adorable!! :)

  4. Great idea for making your own ink pads.
    Grade School Giggles

  5. I love the thumb print animals, they are so cute! I am so glad we all made it to Saturday - some serous R&R to be had over the next two days.
    Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths


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