Monday, 28 July 2014

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All

As many of you know, I have switched from teaching Grades 3/4 last year to teaching Foundation (Kindergarten) this year. During the week I was asked by a teacher in Grade 3/4 to borrow my book Spaghetti and Meatballs for All (I have a bit of a collection). I was remembering back to the activity we did last year, then realised I never shared it with you all!


We only partially read the story, then we had to come up with the problem ourselves. We had 8 tables (100's blocks) and 32 people (unit blocks) and had to come up with different arrangements for the tables, being still connected so people could talk. Here are some ideas children came up with.





There was a lot of thinking required to go into this task, I was so pleased with the time the children spent trying to work out different patterns, some even sketching in their books first. 



Sunday, 27 July 2014

How About Some Backgrounds?

Hello my fellow followers! I don't know where the last week went - it just flew by! I promise to be a better blogger this week!

Today I am sharing a new product with you that my brother and I created for you! Sam is an amazing photographer, well travelled and has a real eye for detail. He has chosen 20 different images to put together in a pack to use in Smart board resources, powerpoint presentations, teaching materials or classroom pictures. Here is a sneak peak of some of the photos. One of the images is even looking out the window of my parents house!



This pack is currently only $3.50! But hurry, only for another 24 hours! 

Click here for more information.

AND exciting times are happening next weekend, we are doing our Swap, Share and Give linky, round 2. Keep updated for some great products and fabulous FREEBIES!



Tuesday, 22 July 2014

2 for Tuesday!

I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for 2 for Tuesday!

This week the two products I have listed at 50% off are:

Classroom Posters Bundle! A HUGE pack of 212 pages of great Classroom posters for your classroom! Only $6!


The other item I have half price if my BEST SELLER Understanding Place Value



Head on over to The Teaching Tribune for some more great deals! 24 hours only!
  

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Welcome to Teaching Pack!

This year I am teaching with a Graduate Teacher. She finished her degree and was all ready to go at the start of the school year (January for us).

I thought to myself, as a beginning teacher, what would I love to have, but I don't know where to get it. Because I have the opportunity to go to the US regularly and stock up on dollar store teaching products, I thought I would share the love! This is what I put together for her.


1. A favourite picture story book (Diary of a Wombat)
2. Stickers
3. Colourful Pens
4.  A Small Ball
5. Foam Dice
6. Hand Sanitizer
7. Anti-Bactorial Wipes
8. Bulletin Board Borders
9. Sharpies
10. Zip Lock Bags
11. Whistle
12. Bulletin Board Letters

What else would you give a graduate teacher?

Monday, 14 July 2014

I LOVE this!

Have you got the same problem I have? Whenever I see cute clipart I have to buy it! You just never know when I might need it!

Basically I buy lots of clipart from Graphics From the Pond, actually most things Mel creates I love, but I do have to resist buying sometimes!
Graphics From the Pond

Mel created an exclusive pack recently and I LOVE it! I just had to created some fun posters with them! Here is a sneak peek!






I have included a plain shape poster for each 2D and 3D shape as well as a poster that includes real-life examples. A total of 43 pages!

Click here to purchase your copy.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Free Font Friday

The last day of the Summer Series of The Teaching Tribune Blog Linky :(


Today I am sharing a brand new font by my friend Stef! Stef lives about 3 hours away from me and that is close considering so many of you live in different countries!

Stef is a very talented font maker, once you download this pack, then you head to her store and download her huge pack of fonts! Thats 50 fonts for currently $8 - bargain!

Click on the photo below to download the freebie. 


And click here to download her pack of 50 fonts!


Head on over to The Teaching Tribune to download some more free fonts!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Two for Tuesday! Kindergarten Activities

It's time for Two for Tuesday!

Today I have for you two products in my store that I have discounted to 50% off!

The first item I have discounted is a set of A-Z Handwriting Worksheets. The advantage of this set is that there are 4 different sheets for each letter so you can pick and choose which are the most appropriate for your students! Only $3.50 for 102 pages!


The second item I have for you today is my fabulous set of North American Clipart Set. These maps were perfectly computer drawn - if you zoom in, you can see the detail on each map! Perfect for any resources you are making over the summer. There is a total of 42 images in this set and it is only $4 for the next 24 hours! Full details in product description!


Head on over to The Teaching Tribune for more great deals!
  

Monday, 7 July 2014

Monday Meet Up!

I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Monday Meet Up!




Head on over to The Teaching Tribune to read more Monday Meet Up!!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Five for Friday - Holidays Edition!

I'm feeling great that I have been able to participate in so many linkies this week! Have you followed along with The Teaching Tribune Linky? 

Today I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday! I am loving this one because it is my Holidays edition! I am one week down, one week to go with my Winter Holidays! 


Firstly, Happy July 4th to all my USA readers! 

My Grandma has moved out of the family home and into a unit. It is beautiful, brand new and will be a lovely new home for her. At the age of 91 she is doing amazing!

Because we have been doing lots of cleaning up at Grandma's I got to have this cup and saucer set - I LOVE it! And it is extra special since it was from Grandma's house!

I have always used a lot of binder clips at school to order worksheets, work end games. I always bought black because I like them to match, but I saw these today at The Reject Shop for $2 and I had to buy them! 

I also bought myself some new shoes - two pairs of boats plus two ballet flats for a total of...... are you ready for this..... $44!!!!! I couldn't believe it! The boots are so comfortable I went back and bought a pair of black, they were only $12 a pair and the ballet flats $10! Bargain!

I have been working on my Fishing Booklet - I am loving some of the activities in this pack! Can't wait to share it with you all when it is finished!

Have a lovely weekend!



Free Font Friday

I've done it! I set myself the goal of linking up with The Teaching Tribune for the week and I have done it! Today it is time for Free Font Friday!


I don't make fonts, I wish I was that clever, but I will leave that to my creative friends who can create fonts that I could only dream of!

Today I am sharing a free font from Graphics From the Pond and because it's that time of the year, here is a Stars and Stripes Font!

Here is a little sample of what it looks like!


Head on over to Mel's store Graphics From the Pond to download it yourself!


Questions

Have you got an area of Maths you aren't really sure how to teach? Email me (aahislop963@gmail.com) today and I will email back some engaging and purposeful ideas!