Sunday, 19 October 2014

Worksheet Confession

Did you have a great weekend? I hope so! I did lots of 'little bits' of lots of things I love. I never seem to get much finished lately. A little bit of cooking, a little reading, a little walking, a little drawing. Perhaps a little chocolate-eating. A little chatting. A little worksheet-making. 

Do you have weekends that go round and round in circles like that?

Last week I listed a new resource in my TpT store - a "Worksheet Wonder Pack". If you are new to my blog you may not know, but I am rather partial to the odd worksheet or too. The ironic thing, perhaps, is that I do not use all THAT many in my teaching. BUT, I do love to have a huge selection to choose from when I do. And when I say a "Huge Selection to Choose From" I mean, that I just like to hoard a bazillion of them, and collect them like some people collect shoes. 

I promise I am normal. Mostly. 

Am I the only one? Apparently not. 

Here are 2 of my 6 '4 drawer' filing cabinets that store most of them. 

They are jam-packed with delicious worksheets and resources. 

I love collecting them, and I have loved making them. I love variety, I love having 'all sorts'.

I have a big collection of worksheet 'one offs' that I have made. I get inspiration to make something and then often, they do not fit as past of a larger packet to sell in my resource store. 

Now I have somewhere to put them! This packet will house all my 'one offs' and I do not intend to finish this packet anytime soon. Hopefully it will grow for a long long long time to come. 

It is nice to have a place to put them and to see them get used! I will be adding to this packet each week, and it will be a big hodge podge of ideas to teach a variety of content areas and skills in K-2.

If you love collecting worksheets, (or even if you like to use them in your classroom), you may like to check out this file. I have it on sale for a week only! 

Here is an addition worksheet I made today, it is NOT in my packet, but you can grab it from Google Drive right now! Just click on the image below. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Left and Right - A Bright Idea!

Hi there friends! Feel like a bright idea? Well this one is a short and simple one. 

To help your little ones learn left from right, simply trace a left hand on yellow paper and a right hand on red.

Why? Because left is 'lemon' and right is 'red'! Told you it was bright. 

Make your left hand into an obvious "L" position as this will also assist students to remember which of their hands is left. 

Now, attach these hands to the front of your classroom somewhere, on the correct side of the classroom (when the students are sitting facing the board), and leave them for the year. 

Whenever you can, incorporate the colors into the students' left and right side if you can. Pik up a red pencil with your right hand for example. Just incidental occasions through the year, when you can incorporate colors and positional language. 

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Have a great day friends!