Sunday, 25 September 2016

Alphabet Wheels - Spin and Write!


I just listed a new collection of revised alphabet wheels! Your students will love this interactive activity to help become familiar with words that begin with a focus letter-sound and to have some practice in writing focus words.


Simply print, cut and assemble with a brad (split pin) and get spinning!


Students can write the focus words on a recording worksheet if you choose to add this component. 



I started adding these wheels to my 'Let's Learn the Alphabet' packets back on the 16th January 2015! Gah! Time sure does fly! I have not finished adding them to the individual files, but I can now safely assure you that this will be done by the end of September. 


For buyers not interested in the weekly letter packets, I have packaged each letter wheel into a single packet for you. 


 These revised pages will be added to this bundle by September 30th (original pages currently included). 

Revising publications take a lot of time and is a completely optional task for me to carry out. I love doing it to keep my work current and fresh and give my followers the absolute best value. Thank you so much for your patience. 

There are SO many great new pages to add - I just can't wait! 


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog - enjoy your day!




Thursday, 22 September 2016

Alphabet Readers


My cut-paste-make-read alphabet readers have been completely revised - including this one for Dd

Students love creating their own books and these are perfect for early reading skills!


Find the d book in my TpT store.


And if you have the bundle, you may like to re-download to snag the freshened-up version!


Have a wonderful day friends, thanks so much for stopping by. 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Five for Frunday

Hi friends! 

I am a little late posting, but here nonetheless for Five for Friday!

1. Spring
So happy winter is done. We are now enjoying beautiful spring weather. I am ignoring the pollen-factor for now, and pretending that I love sneezing. 

2. High Tea
I helped raise money for a local Girl Guide unit by drinking tea and eating delicious cakes, slices and sandwiches. What a tough day!


3. Cute Things
Would a week really be a week without something cute to buy? Fruit with sweet faces gets me ALL.THE.TIME.


4. Pineapple Art

My sweet little Sam wanted to help me paint yesterday. I love how it turned out, and he loved mixing colors and making new ones. Find my new Art Lesson packet at TpT HERE


I added a new bundle of 'edge it' borders to my TpT store. It is still on sale!


Head over to Kacey's blog for more Friday fun!





Thursday, 8 September 2016

New Clipart

Hi friends! I am quickly checking in with some new clipart sets in my TpT store!

Scrappy Jungle Tiger includes 3 whimsical tigers and some accent pieces:


Scrappy Topper Kids are perfect for worksheets and resources that just need a pop of 'scrappy' in the corner.


Scrappy Little Writers were a request, as an addition to a little writing girl in one of my monthly sets. This collection will provide you with 20 different scrappy kids to choose from (10 designs, 2 skin tone options).


And the first 5 of my 'Edge It Color' sets have been listed. These have been on my to-do for a LONG time - it is great to have some ready. The first mini bundle includes all of the first 5 sets and it is heavily discounted today - hooray! 







Thank you so much for stopping by today, I wish you a fabulous and fun day with your class!


Sunday, 4 September 2016

The Good Stuff


I am constantly reminding my kiddos to look for the good stuff instead of the bad. It is easy to get sucked down into the drama and negativity of people who are trying, aware or not, to cast a negative shadow over life at school. 

One message I am constantly reaffirming is to shift focus to the kind people, the accepting people, the big-hearted people - and especially to be one yourself. Some sensitive kiddos seem to get bogged down by the dark forces in life - heck, even some of us big kiddos occassionally do! 

I did this little sketch on the weekend and shared it on Instagram. I had several requests for a printable poster - so here it is! 


Find it in my TpT store HERE


Please join with the Blog Hoppin' crew this week as we bring you 'Teacher Week'. Each day, share a photo on your FB or Insta with the hashtag #BHteacherweek16, so we can find you! Here is list of photo focus points for the week!


Thanks so much for stopping by, I look forward to connecting with you through the week on Instagram. Have a wonderful day! 

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Number Lines for Addition and Subtraction


I recently revised an addition and subtraction packet! 

These 4 games will help you implement fun activities that will get your students confident using a number line for the first time to solve simple addition and subtraction. 

This game can be played in 4 different activity options:

1. Swim Along
2. Crawl Along
3. Leap Along, and 
4. Fly Along






Each file also includes teaching tips, game instructions, a resource folder cover page and worksheet. 

Find the newly revised bundle in my TpT store by clicking on the image below:


Yesterday, we went live on Facebook to share my directed drawing resources. Find the video for replay in the video tab of my FB page HERE



Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day! 


Friday, 26 August 2016

Five for Friday

What a week! Busy at school. Busy at home. Busy with life. Fortunately, busy is what I was made to be!

No matter what comes up or how I am feeling, I am constantly amazed, empowered and heart-warmed by my gorgeous kiddos and the way they get on with things and treat one another. 

Here are five random happenings from my week. 

1. Perspective. 
We are starting some perspective drawings in art and on one of our fabulous-weather days we got down on the grass and looked at things from a new perspective. 

Fresh new eyes can make you see things a whole lot differently. 


2. Lake

Love. 


3. Paints

My sweet girl is doing an artwork for an upcoming art exhibition at her school. Love seeing her being so creative. 


4. iPad Rules

I found this great freebie on TpT this week, and it's from Kylie "Miss Smartie Pants" who shares amazingly fun and creative posts on Instagram! Love her and this is just perfect for what I need. 


5. Book Week

Schools in Australia celebrate book week with a book parade and I whipped up a One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish outfit at the last minute. What a wonderful way for our students to shine and celebrate their love of literature! 


Thanks for stopping by - head over to my sweet friend Kacey's blog to find more teacher randomness. Happy Friyay!





Saturday, 20 August 2016

New Banners

  I have added a few new banner sets to my collection. These are practical and simple ways to add some pop to your classroom.

All packets included backline versions if you would prefer to have the students shade or paint the pennants.  


The 'Our Class is Happy' banner includes a prompt for students to write about 5 things that make the classroom a happy place.


'Our Teeth' set includes elements that will help celebrate and encourage dental care or students losing teeth through the year. 


They will love when it is their turn to fill in the details of their lost tooth.

 

The 'Our Names' welcome banner provides several backline template pieces that can be decorated by the students to create a very unique display. Students will look for letters that are featured in their name and color them. 


Find all of these banner packets in my TpT store! Don't forget to follow me so you can get advance notice of daily listings and early-bird savings!

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!



Monday, 15 August 2016

Number Match


Hi friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start - mine sure is.

Over the weekend, I revised one of my mini game bundles. Cat Match, Bunny Match, Bee Match and Bear Match will help get your little learners off and counting with excitement!





Each packet has the same 4 game ideas and a different worksheet to follow-up your students' learning. 



How can cute bunnies, bees, bears and cats not making learning more fun?! 



If you have purchased this from me in the past, be sure to download the revised copies from your tab of licenses on TpT!

Wishing you a wonderful day, thanks so much for stopping by!