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22 March 2017

Learning About Feelings!

Hello Blogging Friends, 

This week we have been learning all about different emotions and feelings. It has been really insightful and I have been learning even more about my wonderful kids! We have been sharing about what makes us happy, sad, excited, silly, scared, worried and every other emotion under the sun! 

One of the activities we did was make a super cute "My Feelings Book!" This activity is available in my TPT store! (Click on the photo below to purchase your copy!)


We first discussed the word wall cards and added them to our class word wall. We then discussed what makes us feel each emotion - this was done over a few sessions and I added them to our brainstorm posters. 

Using the word wall words, my kids finished the sentence "I feel ... " with an chosen feeling and then drew a picture of what makes them feel that chosen emotion. For example- "I feel happy" and then a picture of me at the beach with my family. See some more examples below! There are four pages that students can complete choosing a different feeling each time. 



Students then coloured in the front cover which included boys and girls displaying different emotions - these matched our word wall word pictures! The clipart used is from Whimsy Clips. 


When we had finished our books we shared them with a friend, I encouraged my kids to explain to their friend what was happening in the picture. 
My kids also took their book home to share with their family!

My kids absolutely loved doing this activity and really enjoyed sharing them with their friend and family!

Love, 

16 March 2017

Jellyfish Number Craft!

A Super fun and engaging number activity for Foundation (Kindergarten) Review the numbers 1-10
Hi amazing teacher friends, 

Last week I made these super cute jelly fish numbers with my kids and just had to share them everywhere! I love these because they help to consolidate my student's learning of numbers 1 to 10, anddd they also look super cute and brighten up our classroom! 

I originally saw the idea on Pinterest for octopus numbers, I however I wanted to include numbers to 10. 

I printed the bodies and legs on a range of different colours and mixed up the colours for the body and legs for each student. 

My kids used crayons to draw on dots to match each number. However, you could paint, use stickers or bingo blotters to make the dots for each number! 

Click on the picture for the free template from my TPT store! 



Enjoy!!

Love, 

13 March 2017

Labour Day Recount Freebie!

Hi Blogging Friends, 

Click on the image to download your copy of the recount template! 


Lots of Love, 

25 February 2017

Happy Birthday Teaching Autism!!


Help celebrate Teaching Autism's birthday and enter to win a $100 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card!

I have teamed up with some FABULOUS educators to bring you a giveaway! 


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The giveaway will end on the 28th February and winners will be notified by Nikki and Teaching Autism! 

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3 February 2017

Five for Friday - Back to School



A peak at my week with Doodle Bugs Teaching. 



Welcome to Foundation T 2017! 

Wow, what a start to the year! The arrival of a  new school year is always a mixture of emotions; excitement, nervousness and a little sadness because the start of the new school year means no more holidays!! 

I had four days with my new Foundation (Kindergarten) class this week and I have loved every minute of getting to know my new class of kids, each of whom will now forever be refereed to as one 'my kids'!





Priorities 

This year my focus word is PRIORITIES! My aim is to prioritise my life so that I don't get bogged down and end up in the fetal position in my pantry with some type of flu or infection, crying my eyes out and yelling about how I never have any time to see my friends or family because I am always doing school work!!! 

I am going to priorities my commitments and say the dreaded 'n' word when I feel like I am taking on too much! To make this happen I am keeping two diaries this year - one for life and one for lesson planning. 
They are both of course from Erin Condren! 



I am very optimistic and excited to see how this pans out! 

Blogging, blogging, blogging! TPT, TPT, TPT!!

As part of my priorities focus this year I am going to be *trying* to blog and upload TPT products more! Starting from today! 

To stay organised I have purchased and downloaded some planning documents from Stephanie at Teaching Little Leaders!Thank you to Stephanie for breaking down each part of the TPT and blogging business and plans! I have only just started my journey on TPT and my blog, and these  documents will be able help me continue to grow.


This weekend I will be starting to fill out the pages!! 


Thermomix Bliss 

We have just purchased a Thermomix and we are both absolutely LOVING it!! 
Smoothies, perri perri chicken and bliss balls are some of my favourites so far! See below for recipes. 

Green Smoothie
Add 2 x handfuls of spinach, 1 cup of frozen mango, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup of almond milk to the bowl. 
Blend -  speed 9 / 30 seconds

We cooked the chicken on the Webber and had a simple salad with yoghurt dressing from The Melbourne Thermo. 

These are the yummiest bliss balls I have every had!! 
I chopped the cashews and peanuts in the thermomix speed 9 / 15 seconds. I then added all the ingredients and put it on stir for speed 3 / 30 seconds.

    

Inspiration 

Finally I would like to share the books that are currently sitting on my bedside table: 
1. 101 Moments of Joy and Inspiration by Meredith Gaston 
2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (I borrowed this from the school library, it's my comfort read!) 
3. The Lake House by Kate Morton

Thank you to Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting a fabulous Linky Party! 


Much Love,

8 October 2016

Nude Food Day!

I am so excited to be a Nude Food Ambassador this year!
This term our focus is Health, so Nude Food Day is a perfect match!

We will be having a whole week learning about the importance for Nude Food Day and healthy eating. We will also discuss the impact on our environment when we have wrappers in our lunch box.

Registered your class/school on the Nude Food website. Click here!


Below are some FREEBIES that you might like to use in your classroom for Nude Food Day! One of the activities is to design your own nude food lunch box which will be a great hands on task that will fit with our STEM this term.

Draw and list the food in your nude food lunch box. 

Write about why it is important to have a nude food lunch everyday!

What would happen to the planet if we didn't bring nude food lunches to school everyday?
Design your very own nude food lunch box!

Click here for your copy!

Can't wait to share what else we have planned!

Much love always,

7 October 2016

Five For Friday - Bring on Term Four!



A peak at my week with Doodle Bugs Teaching. 



Welcome to Term Four! 

After two weeks back, it was wonderful to back in my lovely classroom surrounded by wonderful kids! 


This term is going to be a long on - eleven and half weeks! CRAZY! 


Nude Food Day

I am proud to be a Nude Food ambassador for 2016!
It is a great initiative to encourage our kids to care for the world. 


I was so very excited to receive my goodies from Nude Food and Smash this week! 




Sunshine! 

On Thursday we were blessed in Melbourne to have a day full of sunshine! 


Where's Wally Book 

I found three Where's Wally at Aldi this week and just had to have them! I will be sharing some fabulous ideas about how I plan to use them in my classroom, so make sure you check back! 


    

A find on Twitter!

The C's of Education for the Future 

I found this on Twitter and had to share! 


Thank you to Kacey from Doodle Bugs Teaching for hosting a fabulous Linky Party! 


Much Love,