Saturday, January 26, 2013

Five for Friday {on Saturday Morning!}

Today I'm linking up with Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for this week's Five for Friday! It's been a crazy busy week so I have lots to share!


1.  We have been working so hard on our Human Body unit for the last few weeks. My kiddos are having a blast with learning about the different systems that they are required to know. I posted earlier about our Medical Clinics and they are really embracing teaching one another about their specialties. I love it!! Each group is assigned a different system and they were to become experts in that field. They were required to create a model to accompany their presentation and teach the other doctors in the class about what they learned. So, essentially they are teaching each other and it's such a great experience for them. Here are just a couple of pictures from their projects. These were all their ideas!! All I did was provide the supplies.

2.  Continuing the Human Body theme, we also did some really fun stations on Friday that let the kids explore their own human body systems! We had a Circulation Station, where students learned how to find their pulse and calculate their heart rate in BPM. They also got to perform a series of exercises that got their heart rates up.  At the Respiration Station, students measured balloons to find their vital and tidal lung capacities. We had a strength station where students performed as many push-ups and sit-ups as they could in one minute. 

Then we talked about different ways to keep ALL of our body systems healthy by exercising and NOT smoking. I made fact cards that included different ways to sneak in exercise, facts about smoking, and some fun little trivia facts about bones and muscles. They really loved these activities. I made a packet out of it and it's available on my TpT store. {Click the pic to check it out.}

3.  Girl Scout cookies have arrived. I have already polished off a box of Samoas. I'm working hard to set a world record for eating the most Girl Scout cookies in the shortest amount of time. Update to follow. 

 4.  Yes, I'm STILL pregnant. It seems like I've been pregnant for 10 years! I vaguely remember a time when I could actually see my toes. In all seriousness, my pregnancy is progressing beautifully and I really do love being pregnant. Especially right now. She is starting to get some really good kicks and rolls in there! A lot of women I've talked to think it's alien-like and weird, but I LOVE feeling her move around in there like that. The nursery is coming along just fine and I am anxiously awaiting being completely finished with it so that I can post pics of the final product. Here are a few pics of the prints that I made to go over Olivia's crib. I got them printed at and they did a great job. The colors were EXACTLY how I made them. I will definitely be using Zazzle again.

 I love my little olive's nursery. I sit in there all the time, where it's nice and quiet and just rock in my little glider. May as well enjoy it now while it's still quiet.... I just need a few more little touches and I will be ready to share the pics with the world.

 5.  We're dissecting frogs week after next and I've been snooping around the internet trying to find some good resources to use to start preparing the kiddos for the big event. I've found several great tools, including a fantastic iPad app. I have never dissected anything in my life, so this should be interesting. Stay tuned for updates on that.....Mr. Husband is coming to help {MY HERO}, which should also be very interesting!! Here are the links to the frog resources in case anyone else out there is brave enough to venture into the world of dissection. 

Virtual Frog Dissection -

{Click the pic below to go to the app page.}

Hope you've enjoyed my random Five for Friday. 
Happy Saturday! Link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share your randomness! 



  1. First off, I LOVE Samoas too! I will challenge you to a Girl Scout cookie eating contest :)

    Your science units look awesome - I love hands-on activities that get kids up and moving!

    Your nursery looks AMAZING! I am so excited for you and your future baby girl - Olivia is a wonderful name. Congratulations! I pray the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Joy in the Journey

    1. Thank you for the sweet comments, Jessica!! :)
      We are so excited about Baby Olivia and cannot wait to finish the nursery so that I can share it with the world. YAY for babies!!