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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bubble Gum Additions

I just added two new bubble gum activities to my store.  

Bubble gum blends have the children sort the pictures into the correct machine according to the beginning blends. 

 Bubble gum ending sounds have the children sort the pictures into the correct machine according to the ending sounds. 

I have added the two new activities to my bundle.  So if you have already purchased the bundle, please re-download it and you will get the two extra games for no extra cost.

Both new games are on for 1/2 price until the weekend.  The bundle is also on for 1/2 price until then.  Below are the other games included in the bundle and sold separately.  Click on any picture to find out more.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Are you ready for back to school? and some freebies

Even though I still have a month of holidays (I can't believe one month has gone by already), I know some of my US friends are getting ready to head back.  So with that said, it's time for a sale.  
Everything in my store is 20% off.  Here are a few things that are perfect for fall.

My apple colour sort has 3 levels of play depending on the skills of your kids.   

This is going to be perfect for my younger students learning to sort by colour and for my older students who are working on reading the colour words.

My bubble gum bundle includes both a beginning sound match and a number match.

My alphabet package includes posters, and alphabet chart and a tracing book.

All children with Spina Bifida had a latex allergy.  I put this up outside my door to warn people coming into the class.  You can grab it for free by clicking on the picture below.

My alphabet posters are part of my deco pack.

My name tags looked so cute as labels around the room.

Is your school nut free?  Mine is.  This was the poster I displayed along with my latex one.  You can grab this one for free too.

Here is one last freebie for you.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Printing Assessment Journal Redo

I finally finished redoing my Monthly Printing Assessment Journal.  To celebrate, I'm putting them on sale for 1/2 price.  Don't forget, if you have already bought them from me, you can download the new version for free.  Click the picture below for the link.

I use a binding machine like the one below to bind my books together.

Click on the picture below to go to my blog post on how I put these books together.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bright Ideas - Bubbles

Who doesn't like bubbles?  Especially on a summer day.  There are so many bubble recipes, how do you pick a good one?  I thought I would share my recipe with you.

You will need: Dawn soap (I don't know why Dawn, but apparently it works the best), water, Jell-o powder (a no name brand will work) and a container.  If you want to make your own bubble maker, you will need string and a straw.

Don't forget the measuring cups.

You need 2 tbsp of powder.

and one cup of Dawn.

 Fill your container about 2/3 full with warm water (warm works better).  Add the powder and the Dawn.  Stir gently. 

To make your own bubble maker: cut a length of string and cut a straw in half.  Thread the straw through the string and tie.


Then make bubbles!!!

It was a windy day and the bubbles were plentiful.

It was a bit too windy for our bubble maker.  I had also used cold water and didn't work as well as the day I used warm water.

I hope you enjoyed this bright idea.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Daily 5 - Chapter 9 and a Freebie

This is the final chapter of the Daily 5 book.  If you don't have the book, you can still pick up the book below and go back and follow the book study from the beginning.

Chapter 9 is all about returning to your core beliefs.  

A big part of the chapter is about barometer children (those children that have trouble attending) and how to support them in building stamina.  

The sisters outline 4 levels of support:

Level 1: Reflection
You need to take a look at yourself and make sure that it’s not something you, yourself are doing to set off the barometer child.

Level 2: Extra support
Have the child stay in for a few minutes each day at recess to practice the most desirable behaviours.

Level 3: In-class modifications
Provide the child with sand timers and small manipulatives and a carpet square or laundry basket.  

The carpet square or laundry basket is to give the child a visual and physical reminder of their space and where they need to stay. I have some of these squares that fit together.  You can make the size different depending on the child's need.

The sand timers are to work on stamina.  Start with one minute timers and increase to two or three minute timers as the child’s stamina increases.

The manipulatives are to give the child a brain break without having them disturb the rest of the class.  They must stay on their square.

I made a stamina chart that you can pick up for free.  The children can use it to keep track of their stamina.  The visual will help some children. Click on the picture to grab it.

Level 4: Gradual release of in-class modifications

This level involves checking in on the child in-between working with the other children.

Following these 4 levels should allow even your most needest child some success.

Thanks for following along over the past few weeks.   I hope we have inspired you to try the Daily 5 or given you new ideas if you are already a Daily 5 user.

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