Monday, May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

It's that time of Year again!

Do you feel appreciated?
Whether you do or not, feel pampered this week when you buy some awesome things on TPT from some of the best teacherpreneurs in the business.

I am putting everything in my store on sale for the full amount, so hop on by.
I hope I will have finished updating my store to include proper previews of everything for you, but in case it's not complete, I'll be extending my sale for a day or two after so you will still get 20% off.

Here's a sampling of some of the things you'll be able to buy:







I hope to see on sale day!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Mothers Day prep 2016



I'm sure most of you have SOME idea of what your class is doing next week. But if not, here's some inspiration!



Last year my class made Hugs and we shared a video of the class singing a song for their moms too a local Facebook group. It was SO cute. And SO easy. My class had very little attention span, so it was perfect for them.



I don't seem to have managed to take a picture of the teapots my class made the year before. But they were SO cute! Folded card stock and a teabag tucked inside.

This MAY be the template I used, but I'm not sure. There are many samples of this online. Click on the image to find it in her store.
Mother's Day Teapot & Cup Craftivity

Done these two ideas and looking for more options? 'll share with you my favourite Mothers Day Pins.



And I can't let this opportunity pass by without plugging a Freebie I posted. It's a Mothers Day Pinboard inspired by Pinterest! It would be easy to use them template for so many writing and reading response activities. Enjoy!
Mother's Day Pin Board

Friday, April 15, 2016

Parts of a plant



After learning about seasons we turned to plants and animals.
I started with plants because it's easier.
I like to do a lesson about the parts of a plant, and I matched the parts to a worksheet we also did, otherwise I wouldn't have labelled soil.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Weird Family




















Who do you teach the double letter sounds?
I made this wall of the WEIRD family.

Obviously, a few of the sounds are actually the same as single letters.
CK WH and PH can all be directly connected to C K W and F, and as such if you're using Jolly Phonics like me, the actions you use for these are the same, but I still separate them since students need to know how to READ the sounds.

I love seeing kids do the actions for sounds when they are trying to read!




Monday, April 11, 2016

Home Reading Bags



My kids were excited now that we finally had enough books to be able to bring one home nightly. Some of them foregt to bring it back to school a lot, but there are a few kiddos who remember every single day.
They are going to be such awesome readers!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Unexpected book connections

Do you know what these two books have in common?

I didn't even think of the connection until after one of my kiddos pointed something out while we were reading the giving tree.
The tree is like the Mom in Love you Forever!

I need to come up with an actual lesson plan to take advange of this.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Classroom Library



When I inherited this classroom in early December, I discovered the library collection wasn't very large. It was actually pretty sad.
So I began haunting Kijiji and Local buy and sell Facebook groups in search of good deals on kids books.
One day I found this guy who was selling almost 100 books for $30. SOLD!
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