Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Remembrance Day lists 2016

I'm not in the classroom this year. I will be subbing, but I'm not in a rush to get on this list as I had surgery not long ago, and have been struggling to get my energy levels back up.

However, I AM spending time every day teaching my preschool aged daughter. We do a LOT of crafts, lol.

For Remembrance Day we will be making poppies, of course.

But first we will be learning why we wear poppies. She already has hers on her jacket. We will talk about how we wear poppies to show how happy and lucky we are to live in Canada.I'm not sure we'll talk about the soldiers that died until she is a few years older. When I taught grade one we learned about the soldiers who fought in wars to keep us safe, free and so we could have peace.

How we'll celebrate Remembrance Day in our house:

Foods
We will try wartime recipes (did you know a lot of things were rationed and so popular foods had to be adjusted)
This year:
Breakfast- A Popular choice was Grapefruit halves. When I was growing up my grandfather had this for breakfast often! He even had a special curved tool for lifting the sections out. I haven't seen one in years!
Supper-Meatloaf (stretched with crackers and maybe vegetables to make go further like during the war) and stuffed Baked Potatoes
Dessert- Baking Powder biscuit Cinnamon rolls

Crafts
There are a LOT of poppy crafts suitable for a preschooler online.
Some of my favourites:

from mom-ed.blogspot
Craft for Remembrance or Memorial Day: Simple poppy with pipe cleaner and red construction paper.:

from Sassy Deals
fingerprint-poppy-craft-for-kids

and from House of Baby Pirahna


Videos
I will be showing her my favourite Remembrance Time video of course.
Every year we watch and to A Pittance of time. Nobody has ever really said it better than this song.

 If you haven't ever heard it, let THIS be the FIRST year it becomes part of your traditions, in school and at home.

How do you celebrate the day?



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I will also be taking a  few pieces from my UPDATED Remembrance Day product to do with my daughter this year. The package has EXPLODED in size, and now offers options for just about everyone. Several parts of it are also sold separately. You may just like the FREE colouring page!

The original download was 25 pages, this is now 135 pages and growing!

Check out the WHOLE bundle here and from there click on the links to the individual components.

Remembrance Day Activities Decor and Crafts BUNDLE
Table of Contents:
6-8 KWL (colour & B&W)
9-27 Reading choices (colour & B&W)
28- 61 2 Emergent Readers
62-76 Writing Pages (colour & B&W)
77- 86 Colouring Pages
87-96 Math Numbers to 20
97-103 Crafts
104-106 Brag Tags (colour & B&W)
107-135 Classroom and Bulletin Board decor

UPDATED OCT 2016: Now ALSO includes Scrambled Sentences Product and Missing Numbers +/- Product.


For More AWESOME Remembrance day ideas, click on the below buttons!


Monday, October 24, 2016

#sale!

I'm participating in my first ever hashtag sale on TPT right now. I'm pretty pumped!

After spending the summer updating some products  (with still lots to go), and adding some new favorites, I've put everything on sale right now! Until the end on Monday there is also a 24hr freebie up for grabs in the sale! Search #dealsinOctober on TPT or use the link: bit.ly/dealsinoctober

Happy shopping!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back to School TPT giveaway!

I'm really excited to announce that I have a $10 TPT gift card to give away to one of my lovely readers to help with your back to school shopping!

I've never had this opportunity before, so I am VERY excited!
It's also awesome that I received this promotion spot this month because I just passed 300 followers on TPT, which while not very impressive, I am very proud of!








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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Weekly Summer Link-up #5: Me in Junior High/Middle School

Hi everyone, and Welcome to the fifth week of my Weekly Summer Link-Up 2016!

Please join in for ANY or ALL weeks that appeal to you.

This week all the teacher authors (and any other bloggers who stumble across our linky and want to link up!) you'll find below will be sharing with you about when they were in grade school. 

Here is a reminder of all the coming topics. 


Now...  Onto MY Me in Junior High School  Post!

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Who was I in junior high?

I was a geek, I was a choir girl. I was a big sister.

This picture was the grade 7 choir at my junior high when we performed at an annual music festival.  As you can see when being told to act silly most of us did, but a few decided to not, lol. I have my arm extended over my friends head. NO IDEA what I was thinking......


And this was my grade seven class photo. I'm in the back row wearing purple. Smiling despite the girl next to me saying obnoxious things under her breath to me. She was my bully all through school. I sighed a huge breath or fresh air when she moved a way.

Things I liked in junior high: Star Trek. I devoured all the TNG and DS9 books I could get my hands on. This was the year DS9 premiered, so I was watching this every weekend.

Junior High is also when I fell in love with Superman Courtesy of Dean Cain on Lois and Clark.

I was a HUGE Celine Dion Fan (Not so much anymore). I knew every single lyric on this album, lol.
"It's the power of love"
The Colour of My Love

I was on our graduation decoration committee. Lion King was HUGE, and we chose Can you Feel the Love tonight as our dance theme. We created SO many jungle animals to tape on the walls. You have NO idea how many flamingos I drew and painted, lol. For our ceremony our decorations were still up. As you can see, florals were a BIG deal in 1995.


So who were you? PLEASE Link up!









Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Long Vowels Word List FREEBIE

I recently posted in my store a series of short vowels products in my SLAP HANDS series. It was pretty easy to find enough words for each of the five main vowel sounds, but when I started to compile my list of words for the matching long vowels (coming soon), I realized it wasn't as easy to find enough words!

So, I decided to share my lists with everyone else who might be searching online for this list without luck like me.

I posted the whole file in my Online Store, or you can copy and paste from here, it's your choice.

If you find my list helpful, please consider leaving a comment or following my store so I know I helped someone.

Click image to go to my store:
Long Vowels Word List

And the list for those of you who would prefer to copy and paste:


CVCe A
CVCe E
CVCe I
CVCe O
CVCe U
ale
Tale
Whale
Bale
Gale
ale
Male
Pale
sale
ame
Frame
Came
Became
Dame
Fame
Game
Lame
Name
Same
Tame
shame
ape
Ape
Cape
Tape
drape
scrape
shape
grape
ane
Cane
Dane
sane
Lane
Mane
plane
vane
ake
cake
bake
snake
wake
fake
lake
make
rake
sake
take
wake
shake
ave
wave
pave
gave
save
ate
ate
late
date
plate
bate
fate
gate
hate
mate
rate
ace
ace
lace
space
trace
face
mace
pace
race
place
ade
grade
trade
shade
fade
jade
made
wade
age
page
cage
rage
sage
wage
Pete
Athlete
Compete
Complete
Delete
These
Scene
Theme
Gene
Concrete
Eve

ike
Bike
Hike
Like
Mike
Nike
Pike
Ice
ice
Dice
Mice
Lice
Nice
Rice
ive
Hive
Live
Dive
Five
ide
Tide
Bide
Hide
Ride
Side
Wide
ime
Time
Dime
Lime
Mime
Rime
ite
Kite
Write
Polite
Invite
Bite
Site
white
Ine
Nine
Wine
Dine
Fine
Line
Mine
Tine
obe
Robe
Lobe
ose
Rose
Nose
Dose
one
 Zone
Bone
Cone
Phone
Hone
Lone
stone
Ope
Hope
Cope
Mope
Pope
Rope
oke
poke
broke
joke
woke
yoke
ote
tote
dote
note
vote
quote
wrote
ode
code
mode
rode
ome
home
tome
dome
Rome
Ole
Hole
Whole
Dole
Mole
Pole
Role
sole
ube
Tube
Cube
Dude
Jude
Nude
rude
une
Dune
June
Tune
prune
use
use
Fuse
Abuse
Muse
Ruse
Uke
Duke
Fluke
Juke
Luke
Nuke
Puke
Ute
Flute
Cute
Jute
Lute
Mute
ule
rule
mule
yule
ume
fume
uce
spruce
truce
uge
huge

Long a
Long e
Long i
Long o
Long u
ain
Pain
Brain
Chain
Paint
Drain
Rain
train
stain
pain
main
aid
Braid
Laid
Maid
Paid
raid
aight
straight
ail
hail
bail
fail
jail
nail
pail
rail
sail
tail
mail
ay
pay
ray
say
play
sway
lay
hay
clay
lay
bay
day
May
Way
tray

ee
See
Bee
Fee
Knee
Pee
Tee
Three
Tree
Flee
Free
eet
Feet
Beet
Meet
eed
Weed
Need
Deed
Feed
Greed
seed
eek
Peek
Geek
Leek
Meek
Seek
week
eel
Peel
Feel
heel
kneel
reel
wheel
een
Queen
Green
Been
Seen
Keen
Ea
Tea
Sea
pea
eat
Eat
Heat
Seat
Neat
Meat
Treat
beat
ead
bead
lead
read
eam
Dream
Team
Beam
seam
ean
Clean
Bean
Dean
Jean
Lean
Mean
Wean
Eal
Zeal
Seal
Deal
Heal
Meal
Real
Teal
Veal
each
each
beach
teach
peach
reach
ie
Movie
Genie
ield
Field
y
Jelly
belly
Bunny
Funny
Punny
Runny
sunny
Puppy
Happy
Grumpy
Holly
Jolly
dolly
History
Penny
Candy
Sandy
Windy
Cloudy
rainy
really
Pretty
Party
ey
key
money
honey
hockey
monkey
turkey
Igh
High
sigh
ight
Bright
Knight
Flight
Might
Right
Tight
Night
Light
Fight
Height
sight
ie
Tie
Die
Lie
Pie
ies
fries
dies
lies
pies
ties
ied
tried
cried
fried
lied
tied
died
dried
y
Fly
Sky
Spy
Fry
By
Why
My
Cry
Dry
Shy
Spy
ylon
pylon
ython
python
ycle
cycle

oe
Foe
Doe
Oboe
Toe
Hoe
Aloe
Foe
Roe
oey
Joey
ow
Arrow
Grow
Throw
Snow
Mow
Bow
Row
Slow
blow
Crow
Show
Low
Sow
tow
oaf
oaf
Loaf
oat
Oat
Boat
Coat
Moat
Throat
Goat
Float
oad
Road
toad
oap
Soap
oast
Toast
Roast
Boast
coast
oak
Soak
Oak



ue
blue
argue
clue
glue
sue
true
ew
Drew
Screw
Stew
Flew
crew
pew
grew
dew
blew
chew
brew
few
knew
mew
new
view
ui
fruit
juice
cruise
suit
oo
mood
food
goon
goon
moon
noon
raccoon
spoon
balloon
loon
soon
boo
moo
zoo









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