Friday, May 20, 2016

Five for Friday: Google Forms, Finishing the School Year, and More


I am so glad it is the weekend!  Happy Five for Friday!


Google Forms - I am doing some testing of Google Forms for some of my data for next school year. I created a form to record my students' missing work.  I currently have a binder for this.  I figure we could fill it out on the computer or use the Kindle and record answers on it.  Click here to view my copy of the form.  Feel free to download it and modify it for your purposes.

I eventually want to use Google Forms for my reading/math conferences.  I am still in the planning stages for them.


End of School - As school winds down, I am getting excited about my end of school year books. Check out my affiliate links below to get your own copies of some of my favorites.


This is the companion text to First Day Jitters.  The story is touching.  I love reading it the last day of school with a sad voice.  I usually get an outpouring of emotions from my students, especially once they here the end!

I am a huge fan of any Natasha Wing books.  They are simple enough for my low readers to enjoy on their own.

This is such an appropriate book as it features a third grade class.  Very cute book!


Plickers - During the past couple of weeks I have heard the word Plickers mentioned but had no clue what they were.  I did a little research and love them!   Once you create a class, you can create questions to give the class.  It records results for you!  I love that this is free to use.  It doesn't require a whole class of computers/iPads/etc.  Check it out!  Click here to try it yourself.


10 More Days - We are in the home stretch!  I have so many fun things I am planning for the next 2 weeks.  I actually am looking forward to it!


Ideas Box - This week we worked on The Ideas Box.  Stay tuned next week to hear more about it!


  1. I would really like to incorporate more Google Forms into my class next year! Will definitely be researching it over the summer.

    1. Good luck! I can't wait to try more things with the forms.

  2. Thanks for sharing that book! It looks great! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. We are also beginning to use Google Docs as a school district, our last PD day all of the documents that are usually on paper were in a shared google docs and we were handed laptops. Pretty cool! I am excited to use it in the classroom too. thank you for the book recommendations, they look like good ones! Paula