Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Dinosaur Addition, Numbers, Craft and More!

Hi friends! How is your week going? Just beginning for some of you I suppose. I am staring down hump day and have to say, am glad to see the back of last week. We had a 'super storm' here in NSW and it was not pretty. Six days later we are still cleaning up and getting back to some sort of 'normal'. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts to families that lost their homes and/or loved ones. 

My little man and I got crafty this morning and put together these bright dinosaurs. I used a template that I have offered for free here on my blog and glued them to bright card stock. 

You can find the template HERE if you would like to make one too.

I have also checked another 'revision' off my list, and updated my Dino Rock number activity. This will help your students with counting, sequencing numbers and numeral identification. 

The aim is to get their dino friend to the palm tree by jumping from rock to rock. Once laminated, these make fun write'n'wipe activities. 

Dinosaur Add Up is another fun write'n'wipe activity and will help your students understand addition.

Each dinosaur card has an addition problem displayed and students trace the spikes to assist in finding the answer.

You could also use them to encourage an understanding of 'counting-on'. Ask your students to record each of the numbers in a different colour and once the first number of spikes have been traced, they can trace the other and 'count-on' to find the total. 

Find them both in my TpT store now - and they are on sale!

Have a great day friends!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Don't forget the April Giveaway!

Hi friends!

After 6 days and 7 hours - we now have electricity restored in my home. 

Big sigh of relief and continued prayers for people dealing with issues greater than a lack of lights, computers, cooking and bathing. 

Please don't forget to hop over to THIS page to enter my April giveaway - there are only a few days left and it is super easy to enter.

Have a wonderful day. I am off to turn a few lights on - just because I can. And have my 3rd cup of tea. Just because I can. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

Day 10

Hi my friends!

Just a short blog post today, to let you know that Day 10 of my clipart celebration has been posted over at my clipart blog. 

Click on any of these links to find posts with details of my daily celebrations. Some offers have expired, but many are still available. 

I hope to be back very soon.

Have a great day!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Earth Day Art Project

It is time for another Bright Ideas blog hop! These are blog link-ups full of wonderful and practical classroom ideas. There are no purchase or downloads required for any of them, and they will feature resources and equipment that you will hopefully already have in your classroom.

My idea for April is an art project for Earth Day. This art project can be done on newspaper to encourage the idea of recycling with your students.

Give them each a sheet of newspaper and direct them in the following drawing:




I used a black oil crayon to do the drawing and then mixed up some food colouring with water for the paint. I find that the food colouring mixture works better on newsprint and gives a lovely smooth and vibrant result. 


Once dry, I trimmed the edges and it is ready for display! 

I love collecting and finding art project ideas and pin them to my Art Ideas pinterest board. Click below to find and follow my board!

Please look through the link-up below for more April Bright Ideas! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend! 

Friday, 17 April 2015

Five for Friday

It is time for my favourite link-up of all time - Five for Friday! Thanks goodness Kacey provides an avenue for us to celebrate the 'random' in life. 

Here are 5 random things from my week.

1. Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper rice crackers. Hello my new love. Not to mention a cheddar cheese and earl grey hot tea accompaniment. Heaven at 4pm.

2. Praise the lord for grandmas. We ran out of foam sheets half way through a pinterest-inspired craft session. My mum does not live too far away and a quick phone call and she brought supplies to the rescue. 
Now..... there may or may not have been something urgent I had to cast my attention to - resulting in me handing over the craft reins to the expert. There also may or may not have been a trail of Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper crumbs to my desk...

If you feel crafty - and you have an 8 year old that likes to make cutie-pie homes for her 4000 stuffed toys, check out THIS pin!

3. My old love. Well, one of them. We finally got around to a husband-and-wife-date-night-thingy. First one in quite some time for us.  Was very relaxing and just what we needed. 

4. Old man koala having HIS afternoon tea. Head back, trying to reach the nicest leaf on the branch. Visiting this character has become a school vacation tradition for us, and he did not disappoint. 

5. New resource! I have a free sample page for you, from my new 'Build it Up: 1-30 Caterpillars" file. These will help your students with counting, numeral identification and writing numerals. 

Download a sample from Google Drive HERE

And click on the image below to find the full packet - it is on sale for a few days only!

Please head over to Doodle Bugs to find more 'Five for Friday' posts! 

Have a great one!

The Frog Pond


The Frog Pond is a printable game that is included in my Numbers to 20 Ultimate Pack 2

It is a game I used to sell on eBay and I have revised to include in my printable packets. 

It will help students understand the process of multiplication and guide them through the process of making equal groups and finding the total. The recording worksheet will introduce your students to the multiplication symbol in a supported format. 


 The Frog Pond is available individually now - click HERE to find it

It is also available in a bundle - click below to find it - along with 19 other games.

I would love you to head over to my clipart blog and join in my Ten Happy Days celebration - I have a flash freebie for you today!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!