Tuesday, 25 February 2014

TpT 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale 2.0

Well I'm back again, and frankly I'm surprised. I am so exhausted so I'm not sure how the rest of the week will play out!

Today I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' to once again, talk about the amazing upcoming sale at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Yesterday I blogged about some of my favourite units, and today I'm going to talk about some units that may be helpful in the upcoming months.

First up, St. Patrick's Day is less than a month away. What are your plans? For my school district, St. Patrick's day actually falls on Spring Break, so any celebration will, most likely, be a short one. If you're looking for something, you could try my St. Patrick's Day Pot o' Gold Unit:

or some word problems:

or maybe you just want to pick up a freebie:

You know as soon as St. Patrick's Day is over, Easter will be right around the corner. Here are a few Easter-themed units:

or maybe you just need some extra spring-themed math practice:

And finally, one of my favourite holidays to celebrate in the classroom - Earth Day!

Head on over to Blog Hoppin' to see what other stores are participating in this amazing sale!

Have a great (rest of the) week!

Monday, 24 February 2014

TpT 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale!

Well I'm back already. Are you as surprised as I am? I may or may not have gotten home from school and taken a 2-hour nap, and it's only Monday. I guess some weeks are just like that.

Anyways, I am back for a fun reason, the Teachers Pay Teachers 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale! On Thursday (February 27th) and Friday (February 28th) of this week TpT will be having a huge sale!

**Graphic courtesy of Krista Wallden**

My entire TpT store will be 20% off and if you use the Promo Code TPT3, you'll get an extra 10% off! Here are some of my favourite products that will be on sale:


I think that is enough product overload for now, so I hope to be back tomorrow to share some units that will come in handy in the coming months.

Head on over to Mrs. Beattie's Classroom to link up and check out other TpT stores that will be participating in the sale!

What will you be shopping for? I can't wait to pick up some new clipart!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

It's Snowing!

Yes, it is in fact snowing here - finally! I love snow, probably because we don't get a ton of it (maybe 1 or 2 days a year maximum). Although all it does it make me want to curl up with a book and some hot chocolate and not be productive at all!

Speaking of not being productive, this poor blog has been really neglected as of late. Between Valentine's Day and the Olympics (and all that reading, writing & math stuff thrown in) I have not posted in awhile.

Valentine's Day was great this year, probably due to the fact that it was on a Friday! We made a few Valentine-themed art projects including magazine heart trees:

Via Putti's World
and some line heart art (although I think the actual term is cubism!):

Via Budding Artists
They turned out cute and the kids loved them.

I've also been busy finishing up (& bundling) my Word Problem a Day packets. I now have a full year of word problems (12 packets) for 3rd and 4th grade.

You can click the pictures to check out the bundles or {HERE} if you are interested in single packets.

I guess it's now time to start planning for St. Patrick's Day and Easter, with a little Spring Break thrown in there too! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by, only a few months left!

Enjoy the last bit of your weekend!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Olympics, 100th Day and Valentine's Day - Oh My!

Well I'm stopping in tonight to talk about how busy these weeks are getting! Last week was Chinese New Year, the Olympics are starting in a few days, 100th day is coming up next week and Valentine's Day is already next Friday! To top it off, we're celebrating Carnaval de Quebec. Some days, I don't know where math, science, language arts and all the other subjects are supposed to fit in!

Last week, we had a ton of fun creating paintings inspired by Ted Harrison and based on artwork created by students at Georgetown Elementary Art Blog and Grade ONEderful:

Via Ted Harrison

Via Georgetown Elementary Art Blog

Via Grade ONEderful

We divided into groups of 3 or 4 and the students had to line up their artwork to create a continuous landscape. This was great for co-operation.They did a fantastic job of working together to line up their buildings, snow and sky, as well as deciding on colours. No arguments - it was fantastic! We then used black pastel to outline and watercolours. After they dried, we used finger-painting and the small end of a paintbrush to add the snowflakes.

I'm really loving the winter art I've been seeing lately, hopefully I find some great spring art inspiration soon!