Monday, 25 August 2014

Schedule Cards for Classrooms

Schedule Cards for Classrooms

Display these daily schedule cards which show the major times of the day for most classrooms which are: Arrival, Assembly, Breakfast, Recess, Lunch, Snack, and Dismissal. It includes clocks for you to post the starting time for each item. They can be placed on walls, whiteboards, pocket charts or display boards. You can use adhesive Velcro dots to easily add and remove cards. These Velcro on Felt Bulletin Boards are one of the ways I do my classroom displays (just throwing it out there). The clocks are optional. You could write the time on clothespins and pin each clothespin to a card. Blank cards are also included for you to personalize them for your unique needs. It is available here at Nyla's Crafty Teaching, TpT.

Schedule Cards with Clocks  Schedule Cards with Clocks

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Calendar Desktop Flip Chart for Any Year

Calendar Flip Chart for Teachers

Calendar Flip Chart for TeachersSitting on my desk is my new interactive calendar flip chart. I've been planning to create one for months now and finally got around to it over the Summer. It is basically made of date cards attached to a folded base. I used fuzzy wires to loop the cards through the top of the base. I hate to brag but It's as cute as a button and people think that I bought it. I proudly say 'Nope, I made it'. I can't take all of the credit though. I bought Christina Bainbridge's Fonts for all lettering styles and I happen to be still hooked on chevron (aren't you?).  This calendar flip chart is a digital download that can be used for any year. You can get your copy here at TeacherspayTeachers for just $3.00. It comes with simple instructions for assembling it after printing. All you'll need are two rods of fuzzy wires, a stapler, and letter sized card stock paper. It was fun to put it together and I hope it's even more fun for your students to use on a daily basis as part of their calendar station.
Calendar Desktop Flip Chart for Any Year   Calendar Flip Chart for Teachers

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Germination Word Wall with Pictures

Germination-Word-Wall-with-definition
Germination is one of my favorite topics because students get to sow seeds and observe the germination process day by day. Fall is a good time to do this especially with pumpkin seeds. I made this germination word wall, which has 19 words with pictures of bean and watermelon seeds and seedlings, at different stages of germination. This also includes names of things that are needed to grow a plant from a seed.
seed-to-plant-poster        Germination-Word-Wall-can-be-used-to-sequence-steps-in-Germination
Click here to see it at TpT. 

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Editable Calendars for Teachers - Ideas for Classroom Use

 Editable Calendar for Teachers
Editable calendar pages - I made these calendars (editable) for teachers to help with daily and monthly planning and scheduling of school duties.

Teacher calendars can be used for:

*Student's folders, to give parent a heads-up on when tests will be scheduled and when projects are due.
*Your students' monthly reading calendars.
* Individual student-behavior reports to send home to parents.
* Calendar math
* Homework calendars
* Snack calendars
* Teacher-parent conferences, other meetings, and for keeping important dates for school related events.

These calendars are editable because when it comes to something as personal as a teacher's calendar, you will have very unique and specific needs. so this gives you full creative control. These calendars span from July 2014 to December 2015 (a year and a half). And will be updated for you at the start of every new school year.

Editable Calendars 2014-2015   Monthly Calendar pages - editable - September

I also have calendar pages for students, that are to be used demonstratively to teach students about calendar facts - days and months, themes, etc. Click here to see it or on the picture below. Text boxes can be inserted if you want to add any dates or notes to it.
Teacher calendars

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Freebies and Sale Tips

Hi everyone! I am savoring every last bit of Summer, it has been so relaxing... How about you? Are your batteries all charged up and ready back to school? (Don't answer that.) Well I have something that will help you to get back in the groove:

TpT's annual Back to School Sale starts on Mon Aug 4th-5th and the promocode is: BTS14     ...By the way, I would love for you to check out the latest additions to Nyla's Crafty Teaching! But first, read the tips below...

These are my sale tips:
* Browse your favorite stores early so that your wish-list will be a no-brainer when you're ready to shop.
* Leave feedback on what you already bought to get extra credits that you can use for the sale.
* Check your TpT mailbox for the latest news from your favorite shops.
* Visit the TpT fan page on Facebook for important announcements from TpT.
* Use the TpT search tool to find resources you need; narrow your search by grade, resource type, and price.
* Read all product descriptions carefully, view the previews, and you can also read the ratings to get a clear idea of what you are buying.
* Do your shopping at off-peak hours (early in the morning or very late at night) to avoid site congestion.
* Do not forget to enter the promo-code upon cash-out!

Now, here are my latest free items in case you missed them.

Do you like my BTS poster? I have a Silhouette addiction... (not a bad addiction to have!).


Saturday, 12 July 2014

How to Introduce Fractions

concept of half

Fractions are fun and easy to teach once you teach it conceptually. I have a little basket of goods that I cut up into halves for my students to see the real life use of 'a half'. I use fruits and it's a messy activity. Anyway, I recently found an alternative to the real fruit that was surprisingly just as effective... a fruit cutting set found at a toy store. The pieces are quite small (made for tiny hands) but that's alright. It included a plastic knife and cutting board. It was too cute not to share...
 

See other fraction resources that are good for introducing fractions here or by clicking on the picture below.
teaching halves in math

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!