Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sailing Through Spring! A Sale AND A Giveaway!



Soooo - Spring!? Yeah, I am at the end of summer here in Australia. We have just had a very hot and humid week, and I am HANGING for Autumn. Autumn is my favourite month! I have 2 Autumn babies and I just love that a 'bad' Autumn day here, swings back to Summer and is usually warm and dry. A bad Spring day, on the other hand, will swing back to Winter and be cold and miserable. BUT my blog-hopping friends are SUPER happy to be heading into THEIR Spring and have the idea of a summer break already on their minds, I am sure!


We decided we would give you a little blog-hop of teacher tips for getting through Spring with ease! And teachers here in Australia will love these ideas for the beginning of the school year too!

A tip I have for helping you cruise through the last (or first) months of school, is this little gem of a behaviour management strategy - Self Control Bubbles! You can find it FREE at TpT in the store of Lauren, a fellow Aussie seller! Click on the image below to find it!



The idea is that you blow some bubbles in front of your students and let them go crazy, popping them all over the place. And on a second turn, they must practice self control and not reach out to touch or play with the bubbles at all. SUCH a clever idea for getting kids to FEEL self control! I am going to use my mega bubble blower machine to get some serious bubble time!


I have made a fun "Bubbles of Self Control" take home note that you can award students in your class that are demonstrating good self control in the days after this lesson. Just click on the image below to grab it from Google Drive. 


If you need more Take Home Notes, try this product in my store "Star of the Day and So Much More" - I have ALMOST finished an upgrade to this product, it will double in size at least. If you buy it during the sale, you will be able to get the new additions for free in the next week or so!




Whiel y ou are here, I will show you a couple more resources I am super excited about. There is a HUGE TpT sale going on soon, and you may want to take advantage and get 28% off these!


My "5 L's For Learning" will help you introduce and encourage behaviours for learning on the mat - Look, Listen, Lips, Legs and Lap. Find it on my store on sale now!



My latest collaboration with Deanna Jump is "Bump Jump and Build". Lots of teachers had emailed Deanna wanting some "Bump and Jumps" with a phonics theme - so here they are! We made these slightly different, to keep your little ones on their toes!


Another couple of resources that are very close to my heart. These ones have been in the making for 10 years. It has taken me that long to foster the skills to put together these packs, and I had various parts of them, as ideas in my mind a decade ago. And people say I move fast. If only they knew!!

SO happy to have them complete.  One is my "Book of Blends Mega Pack". 


And "Blends Bonanza" - both perfect for when you are ready to MOVE ON from cvc!



Have a look around the blogs of some of my blogging pals and see what tips they can give you for helping you sail through Spring!