Thursday, September 29, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016
These are for individual student use and would be great for parents or even for teachers with just those few in their class that still struggle with some of those basic foundation skills. Some of my kids tried the rhyming and dot-to-dot number recognition pages.
Thank you, RIC Publications! I love having a fresh lot of useful teaching resources!
Have you purchased any great finds lately?
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Some hands-on accessories for the new classroom: Foam blocks, plastic connecting blocks, wooden blocks and a plastic food playset - all courtesy of Kmart :)
I've seen many teachers that have headbands or hats as a visual to show students they are not to be interrupted (for example, during reading groups). I chose this cute bow headband from the cheap shop.
Some prize box additions!
When your local Riot Art craft shop has a 50% off sale, you stock up!
Thanks to Aldi, my stamp supply shall never diminish! The poster I am going to cut up and laminate.
These books were crazy cheap at Aldi! A nice Australian twist on some classics.
Is anyone else out there a massive Daiso fan?! You just find things there that you can't // don't find anywhere else! Like these amazing magnetic pen holders!
My lovely teaching partner found these at Daiso. They are actually just super cute microfibre cleaning mittens but she has used them for her sensory students. Well, I just needed (yes NEEDED) to have one of each colour :)
See what I mean??? I've never seen cute memo sticky notes like these before! I love them!
I follow an amazing teacher on Instagram (@smartieeepants) and she made these adorable marble monsters to build strength in her students' fingers and hands. I made some of my own and am in love with them!
I did some handy work (and got VERY sunburnt doing it) and spray painted these perfectly-sized tins for my group tables. I also decided it would be a great idea to spray paint the blue trolley yellow (to fit with my bee theme).
It took forever and was soooo expensive. Not one of my best ideas but at least it looked good.
I unashamedly went to extreme lengths to acquire one of these Lorna Jane lunch bags. My heart was set on it and I just couldn't let it go. So happy I persevered in finding one!
One last message...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Being in Australia, it can sometimes be difficult finding resources that are linked to and relevant to our curriculum. What I love about these books is that they are all Australian Curriculum linked. At the beginning of the books (and for some, on the side of the pages), it shows curriculum links.
Here is a closer look (I'm very visual and love to SEE things before I understand or make my mind up about it):
The Literacy texts are wonderful for whole class and small group instruction. They are a great tool for modelling those essential comprehension skills.
Don't be deterred by the amount of text for the little ones. I projected some of the pages onto a whiteboard and we highlighted sections and discussed the text and questions altogether as a whole class. Some of your more highly able students may be able to complete some of the tasks independently.
They cover so many different skills and I found them very useful. Be sure to visit RIC Publications, if you think that you may find these resources useful in your classroom.
I'll be back soon to share with you some of my back to school adventures!