Thursday, 21 November 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I'm very excited to have my first Christmas product up in my store. I can thank an unexpected root canal this morning for having the afternoon to finish it. Fun. 

Anyway :) Here are my Christmas Postcards (sorry about the middle pictures being creamy coloured- I do not have the brain power at the minute to fix it). 


Aren't they cute?! I have used clipart from a bunch of talented people (listed in the credits) & I even dabbled in making some of my own too. Yay!

I'm planning to use these to kick off our Christmas unit in the next couple of weeks. Oh the possibilities... letters to santa, as cards for our presents, a letter to teachers or parents as end of year thank-you's.

By the way, while you are checking out my store please follow me then comment on yesterday's post to go in the draw to win a copy of this {or one of my other Christmas units when I finish them} once I reach 100 followers on TpT. Only 16 more to go.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

People Measuring Freebie

Life & work are a little bit cr-aa-zz-y at the minute so my blogging has unfortunately come last on the list. But in amongst kinder to prep transitions, reports, assessment, class lists, working between two schools, etc, etc I have managed to make a freebie for you! And I'm linking up with Simply Kinder to share it. Go and check out all the other amazing freebies linked up. 

Click on any of the pictures to go to my store to collect it. And while you are there please follow me & leave a comment back on this post {or on Facebook} if you can spare the time. Your love & feedback is appreciated :)

We are exploring measuring again this week using non-uniform units such as counters, pop sticks & unifix. The kiddos have loved this! 

Hope you enjoy it just as much,
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Storybook Saturday

I'm linking up with the lovely Paula at Paula's Place to show you our book of the week!

We have been focusing on rhyme this term and have been loving the "There was an Old lady/Old Bloke who..." books. 

This week we will be reading "There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Thong". Incase you are wondering- 'what?' "thong" is the Aussie word for "flip flop" :)

I can't wait for Christmas (every year) but I'm super excited now as my new copy of "There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Star" just arrived. Bring on December!

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Monday, 4 November 2013

Melbourne Cup Activities & Horsey stuff

Tomorrow is the Melbourne Cup in Australia (it's a big horse race incase you have no idea what I am talking about). 

This is a HUGE day here {we don't get the public holiday- we had ours last week for our own local Cup}- we have dress up's at school, class sweeps & we all watch the race together at 3pm. The kids love it and it is a school tradition. But 240 kids + teachers in one room cheering and it makes for a mighty LOUD 15 minutes.

Here are a few free activities if you are lucky enough to be working tomorrow & are planning to join the craziness :)

Horse Collage & Race Day Hat from Zart Art
I am a huge Zart Art fan. If you are in Australia check them out. Their PD's are great {particularly their Bookweek one}.

Reading Comprehension Activity for grade 3+

Number puzzle from Mel at Frog Spot

Writing Template from Stef at Miss Galvin Learns

Horse mask

Race Day photo booth props/masks from Pretty and Print

Colouring pages & more from Hello Kids

Horse Toilet Paper Roll craft from DLTK

Plastic Egg Cup Jockey's from Craft E Magee
I so want to make these! And I have a ton of packets of plastic eggs... Mmm...

And if you are betting tomorrow good luck! 

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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Currently... November!

How the heck did it get to be November already?! Says the girl who has been counting down to our end of year & summer holidays (33 work days). So a new month = another chance to link up with Farley!

Listening & Loving & Wanting- We have just arrived home from the beach! We went to Lorne on the Great Ocean Road for the weekend. The weather yesterday was amazing, hot & sunny. Plus we had Pizza from Pizza, Pizza for tea... I swear I would drive to Lorne once a week just to eat from there, it's that good!

Feelin' a bit tired after the drive back {its over 3 hours but was totally worth it}. 
Sidenote- I think if you look back at all of my currently's the washing machine would be a big regular in the 'listening'.... We must always go away the last weekend of the month.

Thinking- Our school year ends in 7 weeks so it would normally be a crazy time of year with new grades, planning, classroom changes, Christmas shopping, end of year break ups & Christmas parties, report writing, class transition days, etc, etc but to make it even more EXCITING {tiring} I have a new job for next year! This will be my first ever change of schools which will hopefully be a great way to start my 8th year of teaching.

Yummy pin- I so want to try this one- Cake Batter Milkshake from Cooking Classy. I love Cake Batter ice cream from Cold Rock and this sounds just as good.

Happy November,
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