Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Checking out the halls at school...

My colleague and friend, Jane, did this adorable activity a little white ago.

She used this great Scarecrow Glyph.

Here's some closeup's of some of my favourites.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pumpkin Life Cycle Fun!!!!

Well we're slowly finishing up our Science unit about Farms.
As part of this unit, I used this adorable 3D Life Cycle activity created 
by Robin Sellers

Aren't they adorable?

The kids really enjoyed making them.
(and I think they learned something too)

First I read the story It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall.  This book is great for showing the stages of the lifecycle.  The pictures are vivid and detailed.  

But I also wanted to read the kids a book that had actual photographs of the stages.
So this book by Melvin and Gilda Berger worked great.

Then we coloured our own life cycles and assembled the pumpkins.
Click here to go check out this awesome activity for yourself.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Colourful Witches

I found this adorable witch painting idea from Art Proejcts for Kids.
I'm sorry that it took me so long to get these posted.  I actually need to take them down and put up my Remembrance Day art now.  I'm only a week or so behind right?
Here's a closeup of a few of them.
And a few of my favourite.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Minions, minions, minions

Last week we had a lot of fun painting these tiny little pumpkins that my colleague picked up for the kids.
I found the idea on pinterest.   I changed the eyes to these enormous googly eyes that I found in my stash and painted the pumpkins with acrylic paint and voila!!!!
Here's a close up of two of them.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

This year I decided to decorate my fireplace, like I did at Christmas last year.
So the kids and I filled the firebox with pumpkins and haunted houses.
Look what I found at Home Sense last week.
Don't they remind you of the work of Dale Chihuly?
I really love this one above.
I got this blue one last year.  It has a light built in the bottom.
Here's a look at the display during the day.
And here it is at night.
I love the orange Christmas lights.
I've been collecting these pumpkins for my classroom for years.
Last year I brought them home.  My kids love them.
I hope that you and your families have a wonderful night.
thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Latest Unit on TPT

Here it is!!!
My latest unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.
This is a mini graphing unit.  It's good for early primary.
I have used these lessons with children from grades K to 2.
                            This unit is specifically designed to be for children in K to Third Grade.
  This unit is designed to introduce and review the standards around collecting data, sorting data, analyzing data and problem solving at the Grade 1 to 3 levels.
Specifically goals
2.MD.D.10, 1.MD.C.4, 3.MD.B.3
There are lots of visuals and cut and past activities as well as worksheets and class discussions.
My kids loved doing this unit.
Below are some photos of our group work.


Monday, October 7, 2013

New product on Teachers Pay Teachers

Introducing my latest unit on Teachers Pay Teachers. 
CLICK HERE to get it now!!!
In this unit there's centres activities with blackline masters for the children to record their work.
This one's about skip counting.

This one's about Fact Families

This one's about number sense.

And this one's all about Number formation.

And this one is all about number operations to 20.
 I'm just about to try these out with my own class.  I'll post pictures when I get them in the kids hands.
Just remember you can CLICK HERE to get your own copy.

Thanks for stopping by.