Wednesday, 2 March 2016

New Edge It Mini Bundle

Hi friends - hope your week is going as gloriously as mine.

Hello Autumn. I love you. 

Goodbye half-way-point-in-the-first-term-of-my-most-favorite-year-of-teaching-ever! I made it! 
I love you too.

I also love making doodle-ey, decorative pretty-upy frames for worksheet pages.

Blame my teachers back-in-the-day who let me sit and doodle all down the sides of my notebook pages. Good practice I guess  (yeah, yeah, 'practise' for those of you in Australia, I am a funny hybrid of spellings nowadays).  

I have listed a new 'Edge It Mini Bundle' in my clipart store! Mini Bundle 4. 

This bundle includes my decorative 'Edge It' sets #26, #27, #28, #29 and #30 

Each is a versatile set of 10 individual files to use in your classroom and teacher resource files that you sell and distribute. 

The mini pack includes a total of 50 frames!

These border frames will work perfectly for worksheets and covers. They sit close to the edge of the page and have a simple yet decorative design. They are all 'unfilled' frames, as I have made them specifically for worksheets.  

Here is a closer look at the designs. You may notice consistent and familiar themes and elements in my work - I draw from the heart and let my creative mind make decisions for me. 

All the sets are available individually for a $3 license fee. You can snag the bundle license today (all 50 frames) for just $5!

Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you have a busy and creative day. Why not share some love and happiness today while you still have the opportunity. 

No Prep Spelling

Need some fresh ideas to liven up your daily spelling? Try these five that will get your students using different thinking styles and interacting with letters and words differently. 

1. Fast Thinking

Students write their spelling word on a piece of paper and in one minute (use timer if you have one available) as many words as possible that are:
- similar to this word
- remind them of this word
- begin with the same letter/phonogram as this word

2. I'm Thinking

Students work with a partner and challenge one another to guess a list word. They must select a word and give their partner verbal clues about the word without revealing it. Take turns until all words have been used.

3. Partner Spelling Bee

Students form partners or small teams. They have a list of words (their spelling book) and each take turns to challenge their partner to spell the word. For a fun twist, you could also ask students to nominate a 'voice' to spell the word in - e.g. 'like an opera singer' , like a rap artist', 'in a quiet voice'

4.  Make New Words

Students select a word from their list and write it on scrap paper in large letters. They cut each letter out into a rough square and use the letter tiles to form new words. For short words, students could use the letters of 2 or 3 of their spelling words. 

5. Word Ninja
Students stand back to back with a partner. One student is selected to be '1' the other '2'. The teacher tells the class that either the ones or the twos will start each word on the next round - e.g 'ones, you will be starting the next word'. The teacher then calls a word. The students must quickly turn and face one another and begin spelling the word, letter by letter, back and forth. The student who makes no errors, or finishes the spelling with the last letter, scores a point. 

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