Making Subtraction FUN with Smarties! We introduced subtraction to our little ones this week and what better way to do it than with some sugar! This Smarties Subtraction lesson worked a treat! 😛 (pun intended!) Each student was given a box of Smarties and was asked to count how many there were in their box. Then they were asked to eat a few
Over the last few years, there has been a bit of a push in schools to be creating and displaying a Learning Focus for each lesson. At my school, we are required to display our Learning Intention and Success Criteria to match. This needs to be visible to the students and written in child-friendly language. I can definitely see the benefit of this
Hi guys! I hope you are all doing well and keeping calm during this crazy assessment term! I have had quite a few teachers message and email me about how I use my new Writing Goal Posters so I thought I would explain how I use them here 🙂 This year, I am teaching Grade 1 and now that Term 1 is over, we are
Hi Everyone! I hope you are all well and are enjoying working with your new Grade and new teams. Now that all the ‘Getting to Know You’ activities, setting up classroom protocols and dreaded assessment tasks are out of the way, its time to get stuck into some TEACHING!!! YAY!!! Today, I wanted to share with you a few really fun and engaging lesson
This post is designed to assist new Grade Prep teachers during the first few weeks of school. It is aimed at assisting you with what to do PRIOR to the year commencing. I hope you find this post useful. YAY! You are SOOOO lucky to be teaching Grade Prep! (Also known as Kindergarten or Foundation in some states.) Grade Prep is one of my
I have been so busy creating new teaching resources, updating my products and responding to all your requests that I haven’t had an opportunity to blog for a little while. I have totally transformed my TPT store over the last few weeks and I’m so excited to share with you my latest products and fresh look for my store! 1000 FOLLOWERS!!!!!! Firstly, I want to
From Portfolios to Key Selection Criteria and Interview Questions, here are some tips and pointers for: So, you are coming up to the end of your degree and it’s that DREADED, totally EXCITING time, where you begin applying for teaching positions!! Or maybe you are still completing your teaching degree but want to get ahead of the rest? The common questions is… WHERE DO I START???
We have been consolidating our knowledge of Place Value in Grade 2 this term with 3 and 4 digit numbers (and beyond). The children showed a fantastic understanding of reading, ordering and making 3 and 4 digit numbers however when it came to renaming, we noticed they were having some difficulty. So… I created these number expanders to allow the children to see that numbers