Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Like the new look??????

Do you like the new blog look?????
I am in loooooovvvvveeeeee with the new design.
It was done by Gabby over at Gabby's Classrooms
to check out her blog.
She's redone my banners for Facebook, Teachers Pay Teachers, and my profile button too.
Click on the links above to check those all out.
If you are looking for a new blog design, I highly recommend her.

thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 23, 2015


I'm totally excited to share the news about the upcoming site-wide sale at 

My store will be 28% off
just use the promo code

to go check it out and get your wishlist ready for Wednesday.

There are hundreds of reasons why teachers are heroes every day.  That's why Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a site-wide sale this week.  We want to celebrate the hard work and difference that teachers make every day.

This one day sale will be on Wednesday, February 25th
from 12:01 AM Eastern Time to
11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Don't miss out as most sellers will have everything in their stores discounted from 5% to 20%.  PLUS, when you check out, if you enter the special code of HEROES, you will receive another 10% off of your total purchase. Here's a great chance to stock up and save money at the same time.

St. Patrick's Day Unit now available!

I have revamped my St. Patrick's Day unit.

to check out your own copy.

My original freebie is still available

I've included the full-colour class book in my new unit,
a blackline master version for your students
tons of activities for ELL.

making words,
word wall cards
brainstorming circle
brainstorming web
3 types of lined paper
a word search
a class book
and activities to accompany the class book.

so hop on over to my store and check it all out.
I can't wait to get started on this with my class next week.

thanks again for stopping by today!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Learning about the Color Wheel

Aren't these flowers cute? 
They were motivated by my need to clean up all of my leftover scrapbooking paper.
I have thousands of sheets left over from my days as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Over Christmas I cleaned out my crafting room and took a ton of supplies to school.
We've been working on the elements of art and I came up with this quick idea to decorate the bulletin board.  I know you people out on the East coast of North America have been completely snowed under recently, but here on the West Coast spring is definitely here.  My bulbs are sprouting in my garden.

So here's how these worked.  I got the kids to paint up some white paper with the 6 colors - Primary and Secondary colors.   When it was dry I cut them into triangles and had the kids trim the tops to make petal shapes.  Then they glued them on to a small white circle like spokes on to a small wheel.
Then I gave them triangles of scrapbooking paper and showed them how I wanted the scrapbooking paper to work like tertiary colors.  So I explained that they needed to place the scrapbooking paper between the plain colored petals.  For example, in the image below, the petal with the yellow and orange printed flowers would naturally go between the orange and the yellow petal.  The purple and white paper would go between the purple (sorry it looks blue here) and red petals.
Finally I gave them a circle tracer and a piece of green scrapbooking paper to glue over top of it all like the middle of the flower. 

And then I gave them all a long rectangle of brown paper to make a stem.  Then I gave them all a variety of green rectangles of scrapbooking paper and told them to cut of the corners, to get a leaf shape and attach them to the stem.  As you can see in the pictures below, some of them understood how to cut a curve, and others did not.


Thanks again for stopping by today!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valetine's Day 2015

I hope your day is great.  We have a party planned for today.
I just wanted to share with you all this fabulous bulletin board that my colleague put together last week.  You can click here to check out her blog with instructions.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine Owl Bag

Totally cute right???
I whipped up this little creation today.
And it's available today in my store

to get your own copy.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Super Simple Story Writing

It's taken me 3 years to put this product together, but I finally think it's ready to share.

This little program is an excellent way to teach story writing skills to Primary aged children.  And it doesn't even matter if they know how to write yet.  I have used this method with Kindergarten to Grade 2 students, and I know it would work well with Grade 3 or 4 students as well.
There are step-by-step instructions, and tons of blackline masters which are suitable for a wide variety of learners.  

to check it out in my store.  

Scroll down for a larger preview of what's included.