Sunday, 26 July 2015

If I were a Crayon


One of my favourite back to school items is a box of new crayons. I am also loving the picture book The Day the Crayons Quit. Both inspired a new paper craft to add to my collection

Your students will love making a cute little writing book and describing themselves as a crayon!


You can use just one or multiple writing pages to accommodate your students' needs.


I have added this craftivity to my bundle and it is also available as an individual listing




Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Five for Friday - July 24th


Five for Friday time my friends. Despite this being one of my most favourite things to do in the week, I am reminded that yet another week has gone by and there is no slowing down. 

I preface this next sentence with a warning that it may cause distress for some readers. 

There are only 153 days until Christmas. I am organised like that. Except that I am not. I just found out by visiting this horror site  website-Christmas-countdown-tracker-thingy. Designed to make eyeballs explode. 


Anyhoo. 

1. This sweetie. 

Love him so much and more and more each day. I am so proud to be his mother and am enjoying being his best friend for now and soaking up as many hugs and kisses that I can.


2. Scrappy Decor

Deanna and I have put together 2 bundles of 'scrappy inspired classroom decor. I have a few extra surprises to add to these bundles shortly. You can find them in Mrs Jump's store HERE


3. Cold

Like, ten degrees cold driving to work. brrrrrr


4. Clipart Sale

I am joining in with some teacher-clipartists from TpT for a fun little sale. Head over to my graphics blog to read some more!


5. A stress-less reminder

Regular blog followers will know that I am reading a little book of tips to keep from getting too stressed-out! 

One I liked this week was "Get comfortable not knowing". This is something I have to constantly work at. Most of the time we blow everything out of proportion and think of terrible things that 'will' happen. But.....they mostly never do - so quit worrying and be happy 'not-knowing'! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my friends! head over to Kacey's blog for more random fun! 


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Two for Tuesday - July 22nd


I am linking up with Cyndie from Chalk One Up for the Teacher for Two for Tuesday!

I have two packets in my TpT store today reduced by 50% for today only. 

My Back to School Write and Wipe cards are a great pre-writing activity. My students love fun cards like this, especially as a skills based fast finishing activity. 



My Shape Pinning Pages are another fun way to help your students develop good fine motor co-ordination. Each of these projects will reinforce a two dimensional shape!

Click on the image below to find it on TpT. 



And here is a free school pinning worksheet sample from another blog post!


Thank you so much for visiting my blog - be sure to head over to the link up to find more goodies! 

I hope you have a wonderful day! 


Monday, 20 July 2015

Free Happy Coloring Pages


I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. We are back into school here in Australia. Hence I added two blocks of chocolate to my grocery cart yesterday. Yep, school is back in. 


I made some scrappy coloring pages for my daughter last week and thought I would share them with you. We had two weeks of very cold, drab and rainy weather. Out came the puzzles, books and paints. We constructed blanket forts and cubby houses and watched a few too many movies.


These coloring pages added a little brightness to our days and they look very decorative on our play room wall. Perhaps they will look good in your classroom too?!



You can find them in Google Drive HERE


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you are enjoying a happy day wherever you are!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Christmas in July - Friday


Hi friends! I am rounding off the end of the Christmas in July week with a very special 50% off my 2 new Back-to_School packets. 


These are BTS versions of two of my very popular resources - pinning and 'big shape tracing'.

When I first started teaching, I read a very good book on fine motor and prewriting development. It recommended 'big shape tracing' and it is a phrase that has always stuck with me! 

Pinning has been a favourite activity of all the classes I have taught and a teacher with 30 years experience introduced me to it. She was a very calm lady and had wonderful ideas for keeping children engaged and settled. 







Head over to my TpT store to find these packets! Just click on any of the images above. 

Have a wonderful day!