Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Spider Poem

This morning I found an awesome poem to put inside my Spider Lapbook - which I have now finished writing, but still need to assemble, hence its non-availability at the moment.  I just need to assemble and take all the photos and video footage of the assembly before I make it available in the store.  You understand.  I am sure.

We are still unpacking and I haven't found the A3 paper or my tripod yet.

However, I just wanted to do a quick little share here of the poem that I've included.

There is a second page - with the remaining portion of the poem and a little fly on it to.

At any rate, thanks so much for visiting.  Just click the poem above to down load it. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

A New Dining Table

Sometimes there's real life.

In this case, one of this weeks real life happened to be a dining table.

We needed to buy a new one since we moved and we didn't bring one with us.

Here's the new one:

We upgraded to a 10 seater since we actually physically need 8 places, so that leaves 2 spots for visitors.

Truth is though, we'll just pull out the camping table/chairs if we need more seating room for a dinner party.  :)

But in the mean time I figure, a bigger dining table equals a bigger school room - we do school at the dining table.  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Teddy Bear Phonogram Flash Cards

Sometimes when you retire items from the store it's nice to be able to go back and pull them out again after a long while when you remember them.  { or need them again }

In this case I pulled out this set this morning and thought, oh, someone else might be able to get some use out of them.  I thought about putting them back in the store, but then I thought they'd make a great little freebie instead.

It actually has 3 sets inside the pack.

The first set is colored has examples of the phonogram in a word, the second has just the phonogram, and the third set is black line.  When using the black lined version have the children write in their own examples of words using each phonogram.

Yeah, one page at a time. :)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

2018 Yearly Planner Page

Yes, it's that time again.  Where does the time go?   The school year just flew by, didn't it?  Now, it's time that I start getting next year's ducks all in a neat little row.

Today we have the yearly planner.
I use it to plan my school / vacation time.

Just click the page for download.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Animal Comprehension Test Time Bundle

I'm doing something that I don't normally do.  I am going to make a BUNDLE.  Yep, I'm going to bundle up all my little animal comprehension / test times together and make a bundle with them.  I do sell them individually, and I also put them in their corresponding lapbooks.  However, what to do if someone just wants a nice collection of mini stand alone animal comprehension worksheets?

Drum roll.......

An Animal comprehension test time BUNDLE.

Animal Test Time Comprehension BUNDLE

I am starting it off with 4 animals and will continue to grow it as I add more.

Each page is a stand alone and the questions relate to the mini passage at the top of each page.

I'm really enjoying adding all these cool new things.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Spider Jigsaws and Supplements

As some of you know, I have been immersed in writing a Spider Lapbook.  It's going to be slow and steady since I don't have a home of my own just yet.  To complicate it we'll have to detour to a caravan stay for a couple of weeks as well.

Along the way I've been detoured a couple of times with supplementals.

Here's one:

12 Spider Jigsaw Puzzles

Yep, a whole book of Spider Types as jigsaws.

I've put both a colored version and a black line version of each spider in there.

It's 12 different spiders, but 24 pages.

Super fun, super handy if you just happen to be doing Spiders in your theme work.

12 Spider Jigsaw Puzzles
I also have some Spider Types Bracelets / Arm Bands depending if you are male or female.

There are 12 different spiders in this little mini pack too.

Just something to make it more fun to learn some cool stuff.

Spider Types Bracelets

If one is opposed to wearing them it would be super easy to just link them up into chains for show and tell.  You can even use them as bookmarks.  Pretty versatile.

Yes, just wanted to share some new stuff I've been working on.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guy Fawkes Day - The Gunpowder Plot

All teaching British History - put your hands up.


Here's one for the 5th of November:

Our Island Story Guy Fawkes Day Gunpowder Plot

How this pack gets used is largely depending upon what grade level it is used for. It works a little different from most school material because it can actually work for ALL the primary grades with little to no tweaking.  True story.

For grades 1 - 4 
Use the 4 page reading passage as a read aloud in the classroom. 
Follow through with the vocabulary, letter writing, jigsaw, paragraph writing templates and worksheets as provided.

For grades 5 - 7
Use the passage for outlining and writing their own essay.
It will take about 4 lesson times to complete. 
Activity 1 - Read the passage, do the worksheets.
Activity 2 - Write an outline.
Activity 3 - Write an essay based on the outline.
Activity 4 - Proofread, edit, add illustrations for final presentations.

A short program guide.
A lengthy 4 page passage.
Vocabulary scrap page { introductory piece to topic }
A comprehension page { introductory piece to topic }
A letter writing page { introductory piece to topic }
Vocabulary cut and paste.
Vocabulary cut apart cards.
Two writing templates for paragraph writing for the littles.
A jigsaw.
The Gunpowder Plot Rhyme.

So, if you don't already have your barrels in a row for Guy Fawkes Day, I'd love to help you with that.  Just click on the cover up there at the top and head over to the store where I've done all the hard work for you.  All you'll have to do is print and deliver.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Moving Across Australia

I'm all the way over on the other side of Australia again.  I've got 4 littles to keep me company until the hubby and Chloe get back.  Yep, hubby took Chloe { 12 } for a drive back to Victoria to pick up the trailer and bring it back to Western Australia.  A trip of a lifetime, so we took the opportunity.  She did get a plane ride over in the first round as well, but then, when dad arrived she went back with him to get the trailer.

Adrian did have a little drama coming over with the caravan, but amazingly it was not that much trouble - considering that it could have been.

And today they sent me some photos of the Great Australian Bight.

Yeah, so as we come to a close for the month of October, Chloe and the hubby will be travelling a good 7,000 kms back and forth across Australia.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Charlotte Chit Chat

Just thought we'd highlight some of the things that Charlotte did this month.

We continue to add memory verse flash cards.

Art by herself.
She did use a directed drawing, but yes, she walked herself through it though.

Months of the Year.

She has started carrying in Math.  Currently in Unit 3 of Rod and Staff Grade 2.

Turning abstract numbers into concrete examples.

Charlotte will finish the formal school year with these books half finished.  They're started already, but yes, won't be finished in 3 days time though.  I imagine that she will still continue throughout her vacation time but at personal leisure.  We'll see how it all goes and what she resumes with in January.  There is a small chance that she'll spend her time really doing no school at all.  But, if by some incentive chance, she might still do the occasional lesson too.  We'll see.  I'm really happy with her reading progress this year.  She's almost entirely done with LTR.

A jigsaw too.

and then.......... on her last official school day this year she did this:

We are finishing early this year because we are MOVING to the other side of Australia.

Anyway, just wanted to keep something to look back on.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Interactive Sea Turtle Lapbook

We are still enjoying making our lapbooks.  With every one I do they seem to improve.  I now have a Life Cycle Story with this one and comprehension questions too.  I'm entirely running out of places to put all these pieces.

As always, a cover.

A compare and contrast venn diagram.
Don't forget the option to cut and paste is also provided.

How it looks when you first open it up.  Both passages are placed on the left hand insert.  What you can't tell from the photo is that the top passage is actually 3 pages.

The comprehension layered over the cloze.
There's 2 pages for this.

The cloze that goes under the comprehension.
This is the underside of the passages.

The second insert with the pockets and the compare and contrast on the right hand flap.

Up close on the pockets.  I've actually got 6 to choose from, but yes, you only do 4 of them.  Just choose which ones.

When we turn the pocket page over we discover the life cycle in the middle and the label activity to the right with the remaining vocabulary words underneath.

The labeling activity comes with cut and paste words - but they were taken off when I put it in the lapbook.

When you lift up the life cycle you find the writing paper for the copy work or freestyle writing.

Underneath - the second page.
There is another option for more junior writers in the file.

And of course, Art opportunities.  Draw or trace or cut and glue.

Paint, or color, or oil pastel underneath.

See, the labels for the labeling activity.  :)

The cut and paste available for the life cycle.

Vocabulary on the front left hand flap.

The copywork available.

I just made a little pocket to house them in under the compare and contrast.

Real life cards for one of the pockets.

Some more sequence cards.

One of the pocket flap books.
Something to keep track of where you do your reading for the topic.

A paragraph walk through.  By the time the child has used this flap book they've written a paragraph.

A tri-fold can, have, are...... which slips into one of the pockets.

And on the backside we have a circular life cycle illustration.

This is a very, VERY full lapbook.

There is even a wordsearch in there too - goodness knows where we will put that, but yes, it's in there anyway, nonetheless.

{ 12 Activities }

Yes, so I am super happy about how this one came out as well.  The girls and I are currently working through it already.  It is designed to take 2 weeks, but it might take us a little longer, depending on how many extra little crafts I add and what we read.

I do have a walk through on how to make the lapbook base HERE.

And a walk through on how to put this lapbook together HERE.

It's currently on SALE for a bargain $4 HERE.

Thanks for visiting.