Thursday, 28 May 2015

Cool Addition for Summer


Hi friends! I added some summer-themed addition games to my store this week and I would love to share a little about them with you. 


Watermelon More is a Write'n'Wipe activity. Your students can draw more seeds on each watermelon card to make the correct total. This will encourage a natural process of 'counting-on'. 


Cool Addition is a FREE download in my store and will encourage your students to add numbers in the range 1-20 with the support of ten frame arrangements. The worksheet provided in this file outlines different combinations that your students will form by looking at the patterns on each icy-pole / ice-lolly. 


Ice Cream Addition will help your students add numbers within the range 1-20 and provide them visual support. 


These games were so much fun to create - thanks so much for stopping by to check them out. 

While you are here, don't forget to enter my May TpT gft certificate rafflecopter. You can find the easy-peasy-entry details HERE


Sunday, 17 May 2015

2D Shape Animal Crafts

I listed a new paper crafts bundle in my TpT store today. It will help your little ones learn about 2D shapes in a creative and fun way. These projects will assist with fine motor development and spatial awareness. 



It came about due to a few emails requesting I change the location of a freebie I made a few years ago - Triangle Puppy HERE on my blog. 

While updating it, I decided to add a whole bunch more! Included in the bundle is an Octagon Turtle, Hexagon Frog, Rectangle Snail, Circle Cat, Oval Rabbit, Pentagon Fish and Square Bird. 

Students will make each project using the feature 2D shape and work to layer and manipulate each piece to create the animal. 


You can try the Triangle Dog for FREE!


Download it from Google Drive HERE

The bundle is in my TpT store for just $5. 

Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Five for Friday - 15th May


Hi friends! 

I am not going to apologise for being a blog-slacker - instead say a HUGE thank you for visiting - after I have neglected this little space for so long. 

I am joining with Kacey again this Friday for a random recap of my week.

1. Don't sweat the small stuff. 
I have been reading this book for a little while, upon recommendation from a colleague. For someone that was born and raised to notice and attend to every small detail, this is somewhat of a learning journey for me. I have it right by my work station and read a point or two each day. As much as I give myself a hard time, I have been surprised with how many of the suggestions within this book I already practice. If you do not have it, I highly recommend it!


2. Mother's Day Cards
My heart could not have been more full last Sunday. Here is a sample of the '15 presents' (as my daughter kept telling me) I received. They were mostly handmade treasures, and they were perfect! I received a spontaneous 'I wuv you' from my little man Sam - and a kiss - which was just gorgeous!


3. We read this adorable book throughout the week - Pig the Pug. A funny story of a pup that is a tad greedy and selfish - this one always gets my children and classes laughing. 


4. And we did some writing to recount the text as well!





5. For number five this week, I will leave you with this little suggestion for 'not sweating the small stuff' 

#82 - Remember, one hundred years from now, all new people. 

A little dramatic, but it helps during times of stress - before even knowing this book existed, I had thought along those lines before - sitting in the staffroom of my school and thinking about the people who have sat in there before me - and who will be left sitting in there in 5, 10, 20 and even 100 years time. 

Puts a few things into perspective. 


Have a great weekend!

Friday, 8 May 2015

Mother's Day



I have a FREE fun worksheet for your little ones to complete for Mother's Day. 

There is lots of pre-writing tracing practise on this one, and your sweeties can surprise their mother with their beautiful work, once its completed. 

Download it from Google Drive HERE 

If you need a super-easy-and-cute Mother's Day card - look no further than my TpT store. This flip flap card will allow your students to make a lovely keepsake card and record some words to describe their mom/mum. 


The cutting requirements are minimal, so you won't get a headache trying to do this with your sweeties. They love the petals that lift up to reveal their clever writing!


Have a fabulous day, and I do hope you have been spoiled with appreciation this week - you deserve it!

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Get ready for the sale!


TpT has a Teacher Appreciation sale on from May 5th to May 6th (USA time).

Most stores across the site will be discounted by up to 20% and if you add the promo code 'THANKYOU' in at checkout you will score an additional 10% of four purchases. 

This my dear sweet friends is the time to snag some fantastic value-packed resources from your favourite teacher authors! 

I have written a post over at Blog Hoppin' with some tips about how to get sale-ready. You have just a day or so to get organized, so be sure to hop over.

My teacher resource store will be on sale. Check out my most newly-listed resources, my best-sellers and bundles. Add items to your wish list in readiness for the big day!


There is no better time than sale day to buy bundles on TpT. Individual items in my bundles are already heavily discounted (some up to 75% off) and by using the promo code you will score the additional 28% sale discount.


My Clip Art store will also be on sale!


I would love to give you the chance to win a TpT gift voucher to spend during the sale. Simply add your name and email to the rafflecopter below and you are in the draw! 





Thank you so much for stopping by today! Head over to Blog Hoppin' for tips on how to get 'sale-raady' and to find MORE chances to win TpT gift vouchers!