Tuesday, 28 February 2012

PRAC teaching finalised!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous day! Because I surely am. Today was my first day of me final prac and can I say I am so excited to be back in the classroom! My final prac will be at a public school in grades 4-5-6 class. My mentor teacher is amazing, and super inspiring, and everyone is so nice and welcoming! The children are all darlings and I can't wait to get to know them better. I will spend the next 10 weeks in my classroom getting to know my kids, of a Tuesday, and then will complete a four week block at the end! Yippee!! So I need all e inspiration I can find! If you are a 4th, 5th or 6th grade teacher, or you have some fabulous idea son your blog/website pretty PLEASE comment below, I willbe doing lots of studying over the weekend :-) Kylie ! :-)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Brain Breaks FREEBIE!!!

Pheww!! I have had a very busy morning on pinterest being inspired, by some lovely teachers/mummy's that have already come up with this fabulous idea of 'brain breaks!'

WOW! what a fabulous idea!! So a huge shout out to these fabulous blogs who inspired me to get something like this organised for my classroom! :)

First was Skye, from Capital B! Click on her pictures to find her blog :) 







Second is Erin, from How to nest for less, click the picture to follow her through to her blog and check out her list of activities! :)






Third is Kymberly from Tales of a Third Grade Teacher. Click on the below picture to follow her through to her blog and see her fabulous ideas!!


Ok, so enough inspiration, here are mine, i have combined some from all of the above and added some of my own, here is how it all turned out! 





First of all I found these fabulous Jumbo sized Paddle Pop Sticks from my local cheap shop, they cost $2.50 for 26 sticks, already colourful!




I then created a super cute label for my tin to keep all of my brain breaks in. 


This is how it all turned out! :)




I think they look wonderful, and i really can't wait to give they a go in my classroom! Here is a link to print out my brain breaks and label!




Click the above picture to find your FREEBIE!

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!

Kylie :)





Sunday, 12 February 2012

FREEBIE!!!!!


Finally!! I have finished creating my FIRST Freebie for you all :) I had to use Google docs because the twelve pages was too big for TPT and TN! So if you have ANY tips on scaling it down, i will love you forever!! (This was after I made it into a pdf) So not sure how to fix it!!! :)

This digital Freebie is 12 pages of binder pages to brighten up your teaching binder!! Have a look and let me know what you think :)

Click on the picture to follow through to Google Docs !

Have a fabulous Day! 

Kylie :)


Saturday, 11 February 2012

FREEBIE!!! Teacher's Pay Teachers & Teacher's Notebook !!

Its a beautiful day outside today, the sun is shinning and there is a warm breeze! Look what was outside our house early this morning, we could hear it before we could see it!



WOW!! Amazing right!!! I was almost not quick enough to grab the camera, but i was lucky enough to take this shot for show and tell on Monday!! :)


I have been very busy over the last week trying to finish my FIRST item for my BRAND NEW TPT & TN STORES!!!! YIPPEE... I am not quite finished yet, but in the meantime I have added my Lesson Plan Document FOR FREE into my TPT Store, to see how it all goes :)

So here are the links, so be sure to head over to my stores and 'follow' me so you will keep updated with all of my items!!! Click the images to take you straight to my SHOP :)





Have a lovely Sunny Day :)

Kylie!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Whole Brain Teaching!!

Whole Brain Teaching!!! 

After posting my first ever knowledge of whole brain teaching video (further down) I decided to update my knowledge and find out how to actually go about beginning whole brain teaching in the classroom!

After much research I became quiet familiar with Chris Biffle!! He has a number of videos on youtube in steps on how to get this started in your classroom. He makes it look easy but I'm sure with just a few minutes practice each day, it will change your classroom experience for life. 

Have you heard of WHOLE BRAIN TEACHING??


Here is Step 1 of introducing it to your class:


Here is Step 2 of introducing it to your class:


Here is Whole Brain Teaching through a transitional lesson. 


I am blown away by this amazing tool, what are your thought? Have you used it in your classroom? What are the possibilities/limitations you can see using this tool?

Happy discovering! Kylie (:

Primary Expo GIVEAWAY!!!


Primary Expo Giveaway!!!!

The Wonderful Mor Zrihen from A Teacher's Treasure
Is giving away THREE tickets to the Everything's Primary Expo on the 25th February!!! WOW!!! I am so excited about this one!!! Click on the photo below to follow through to her blog, and grab yourself one of these fabulous tickets!!! 

 She is joined by Dana Richliew, who is presenting 'Getting Prepared and Organised for Guided Math'; Kimberly Gillow, who is presenting ' Systematic Approach to helping struggling readers'; and Last but not least, Sydney Cohn, who is presenting 'Organising and arranging Daily Centers.' I cannot possibly choose a favourite, I am looking forward to all 4 presentations.


Best part is, you can watch all of the presentations in your PJS!!! I know right!!! Fantastic, super excited about this one!!! 

Kylie (: