Friday, 25 October 2013

Five for Friday!

Oh Friday how I love you!

1. Apple Measuring
I blogged about this earlier in the week but aren't they cute!

2. Poetry
I ended up sticking to the apple theme this week when I stumbled across this idea from the talented Mrs Jump.

3. Number Heads
My kiddos love playing Number Heads (number version of Celebrity Heads). We have been focusing on 2-digit numbers.

4. There was an Old Bloke Who Swallowed a Chook
We have been focusing on rhyming words this term and have so far read the books "I know an old lady who swallowed a fly/bat/pie". This week we read the Australian version "There was an Old Bloke Who Swallowed a Chook". They loved this! It's a very 'Aussie' version where the old bloke (man) ends up swallowing a ute (truck).

5. Op Shopping, Garage Sales & Awesome Vintage Finds

 telephone table

 Nally canisters

Pyrex dish- LOVE!

I spent a lovely Spring day last Saturday on a solo road trip to Ballarat to pick up a super cute apple stool that I purchased for my classroom next year (pics to come). I shopped along the way there and got the best finds. The telephone table was found in the Old Mill Markets in Daylesford in a stall hidden under a pile of stuff and it was CHEAP!

I found my Nally canisters at my first stop on the road trip at the local Vietnam Vet Garage Sale and bargained with the guy in charge (I got the pyrex dish & some others for free). They look so great in our kitchen! Plus I could sell them on ebay now for at least double- bonus.

To those peeps lucky enough to be celebrating Halloween this week (it's not really a 'done' thing in Australia) I wish you an awesomely spooky week,

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Making Apples with Measuring

This week we are learning all about measuring using uniform and informal units. There is only so much measuring of objects around our classroom & school that I can handle but luckily I found this cute idea from Apples, Crayons & Caffeine. So we have been making apples!

We measured each strip using unifix instead of rulers. 

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

My Truth Monday- Fitness

Just found this great linky at Sunny Days in Second Grade. It's a bit different- not so much school related. I love reading the "me" posts of others, it's nice to have those "oh yeah I do that too" moments.

So me and fitness....

Looking forward to reading yours!
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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Halloween Flash Freebie & a Sale

Gosh, I'm posting two days in a row and actually found time today to make a new product for my store. Neither of those things have happened in months! Hopefully this is a good sign of things to come :)

Has anyone else also spent a far chunk of today going through their wishlist on TpT? The sale is amazing & so is the celebration of TpT reaching 100, 000 followers on Fb.

I haven't put my store on sale as well because I have been busy finishing my Happy Halloween Bookmarks to put in my store.

I will put this up as a Flash Freebie for the next 10 minutes or so. If you do download please leave me some comment love.

Wishing you a great week,
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Saturday, 12 October 2013

A Spring 5 for Friday

Oh Spring how I love you! It is an absolutely gorgeous Saturday morning as I write this. One of those days that's makes me feel truly blessed to be who I am, where I am and to have so many wonderful people in my life that I couldn't do without. 

Welcome back to Term 4! I know this is super bad of me but I started my end of year count down this week as well {10 weeks}. The majority of my poppets are settled and flourishing. Yay!

Our Gymnastics program started on Friday. The kiddos love it! And I love that it's one less sports lesson I have to plan for the next 5 weeks.

We went weeding up at our school Block this week with Mr K. My kidlets sure have some muscles because they did a super job. They love feeding the weeds to our school chickens.

We have been planting up a storm the last week at home. My hubby brought home some pallet boxes which we going to use to plant some more citrus trees {a lime and a mandarin tree}. We painted them last night while having a sneaky cider which made working on a Friday night ok!

After my yoga class this morning I wandered around our town's Farmers market. I am looking forward to eating those strawberries! Plus, there is nothing better than having flowers in the house- I don't normally like Native's, I'm more a daffodils, daisies and tulips kind of girl but they looked really pretty.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Jet lag & Currently

I was going to miss my first currently since I started blogging due to being a space cadet but I have instead decide to join in, just 4 days late and writing while jet lagged and with a brain that feels like it is in cotton wool. Could be an interesting read!

Listening, Loving & Thinking-
So if you have missed me lately or are visiting for the first time, I have been away for 3 weeks (arrived back Friday at the lovely time of 5.30am) on a Study Tour of the UK with a little 1 week side trip to Paris at the end. Yeah, it was really tough but someone had to do it :)

I will blog properly this week and fill you all in on what we did. It was amazing and I am so glad I was accepted for the trip.

So, this means I am suffering the wonderful jet lag caused from two flights to get home (22 hours in the air). Work will be fun tomorrow! But I am so glad to be home. I missed by husband, our cat, our house and my wardrobe. Having 12 items of clothing for 3 weeks sucked.

Wanting & needing-
I really need to plan my week but I also feel like I need a Nana nap. At this stage I think the nap may win.

I wish I had a teaching freebie organised but I am simply not that organised... Forgive me for the over use of organised, organised... I'm tired. So instead, the first person to guess the treat I bought myself in Paris will win a freebie of their choice from my store. Just comment below!

And I also found these  today from Confessions of a Cupcake Queen

Don't they look amazing?! 

Wishing you all a great October. For any Australian teachers who are starting back this week for the final term GOOD LUCK and... 11 weeks to go :)
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