Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Literacy Focus Wall

After a lot of trial and error over the years, I am finally happy with and loving the Focus wall in my classroom this year. Each week I update this to show our Literacy focus for the week.

At the moment I am including:

-Our Words of the week from Mel's {From the PondUltimate Sight Words Program

-Spaceman poster freebie from Brooke {Teachable Moments}

-Word Family poster (we are working on one each week) 

-Write Your Name poster which is also a freebie from here

Our 'word' swatters are hanging up on the sides for easy access. 

We also have our WALT {We Are Learning To} Wall in the foyer. My aim is to post about this soon! If you have another great idea for a focus wall please leave me the link below,
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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Five for Friday- September 12th

What a crazy, insane week it has been! So glad there are only 5 days to go before our September holidays begin. Linking up with Kasey over at Doodle Bugs to share the madness. 

This week we have played some awesome maths games including my two favourites, Get Out of My House and Take the Teddy. I will have to post about these at some point!

My kidlets have been having great fun building cup towers as we have learnt about measurement. Their "selfie" ended badly when they went to wrap their arms around each other. They are the cutest!

On a Sunday my niece turned 7! We celebrated with a MonsterHigh party (I am a little bit over this craze- those dolls are just plain weird). She was so excited and her little sister joined in too.  

Her brother was just happy to dress up. Fella after my own heart as Michelangelo. 

The Ninja Turtles are one of the few kids cartoons my husband and I both agree are awesome. Date night for the new movie is definitely on the cards. 

We continued our tennis lessons, another reason why I am dreading Mondays at the minute! But the kidlets love it! 

Tuesday night I had a very rare mid-week night out with one of my dearest BFF's, who has just returned from two years teaching in the UK. I am so glad to have her home! We got our Hip-Hop, "we are SO not 18 again" on at the local Uni listening to Illy, who rocked. And I still managed to be at home, tucked in to bed by 11pm!

Two of my favourites at the minute from Illy's album, Cinematic-

The sun is shining here & it's a perfect Spring day. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
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Friday, 5 September 2014

Five for Friday~ September

Today I am feeling like....

Plus Friday is a great excuse to be linking up with Kasey from Doodlebugs to share what I've been up to.

*These cute numbers come from Mel at From the Pond from here and they are free!*

Meet our Tattling Turtles! I thought this idea was silly but it WORKS, people! These little dudes are changing my life! And giving me back my sanity. I found the poster here but I also really like this one too.

The kidlets were awesome at our school Athletics last week. They were the cutest!

We are becoming superstars at Predicting!

We have been collecting Data and creating simple graphs using this freebie.

Although Spring has officially hit I am still loving coffee on these colder mornings. Yummo.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

Currently September!

It's time to link up with Farley at Oh Boy 4th Grade to celebrate everything September!

Listening to the News, my hubs' favourite, I'm too brain dead to change the channel!

Loving that our Spring break is soon. I've hit a mood at the minute and am actually counting down until our end of the year/Christmas holidays which is terrible but I am really looking forward to this year finishing. *Deep breaths*

Thinking that I want our school concert to be done and dusted. We are spending a LOT of time rehearsing and my kids just aren't getting it. Stressing out.

Wanting a minion to help with journals and this concert stuff.

Needing to finish our term 3 take home journals!

3 trips I would love to make-
New York, Madrid, Moscow. One day! I have been really lucky and have travelled loads but haven't made it to the US yet when I do it will be a HUGE trip. New York and San Fran are at the top of the list. Been to Europe a couple of times but haven't managed Spain or Russia yet.

Hope you are having a happy week!
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