Friday, May 24, 2013

How Lucky It's Finally Friday!

Hi Everyone! I am SUPER excited that it's finally the 24th {and it's my turn to blog on Teaching Blog Roundup!} What an awesome collaborative blog Teresa has created! I am so grateful to be a part of this. I love "meeting" new bloggers and it has been so fun to read everyone's posts {and snag a ton of awesome loot!} 

Oh, maybe I should introduce name is Molly and I blog over at Lucky to Be in First! Before I share with you an end of the year goodie, let me tell you a few random things about me. {It's like speed dating for bloggers!}  

1. I can sing with my mouth closed. 
2. I have taught first grade for 10 years in Northern California.  I can't imagine living anywhere else {or teaching any other grade!}
3. I love lime in everything! 
4. My favorite color is green {and my favorite holiday is St. Patrick's Day!}
5. I have seen every episode of Friends no less than 20 times. 
6. My sister is my best friend. 
7. I'm the crazy person who goes to the gym at 5 a.m. 
8. I talk to my mom, dad and sister at least once a day. 
9. I love to watch sports, but it stresses me out so much that I sometimes need to turn off the TV! 
10. Despite living in a small condo, I have 170 pairs of shoes. 

Okay, now that you know a few things about me, let's move on to the freebie! 

As our school year is drawing to a close, I thought it would be neat {a word not used nearly enough} for the students to create a keepsake book for one another. So, I created the Friendly Facts Mini Book

 It's a great way for the students to practice writing and using adjectives while they're reflecting on the fun times they've had with their classmates! 

Click on the picture below to snag a copy! 

I copied the cover onto a colorful sheet. While the rest of the class was working on their Friendly Facts, the student of the day was able to decorate their cover. 

Please note that in the attached file, I've also included a copy without this year's date. 

Each classmate circled three adjectives about their friend, wrote their favorite memory, and drew a picture to go along.
There are two versions included, so make sure to pick the one that suits your needs! 

My hope is that the students will hold onto their Friendly Facts books and remember their memorable 1st grade year! 

I'd love to hear from ya! Leave a comment below or pop on over to Lucky to Be in First to check out the adventures {and sometimes craziness} of my classroom! 

See ya next month!



  1. I love this idea! You could also use it at the beginning of the year as another way for kids to introduce themselves.

    The First Grade Bloom

  2. Hi Molly! We just came across this! These friendly facts sheets are a great little activity to have the kiddos do with each other before they leave for summer! Thanks for sharing!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at TBA. Please return tomorrow, you are my featured blogger!! :)
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  4. Thanks very much. This will be something students treasure.

  5. Molly, I LOVE this! Also, blogger speed dating is hilarious and a fabulous idea. :)

    One question, though, do you wear all of those shoes?!? If so, I'm impressed!!!


    Little Miss Primary

  6. I love this, Molly! Such a great idea! I just downloaded and added it to my files. :-)

    I'm a shoe addict too, but for whatever reason (maybe because it is easier), I usually wear the same pairs day after day.

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