Tuesday, 12 June 2018

First Grade Books for the First Day of School


When it comes to the first day of school, many young kids can have some apprehension about starting a new class. The thought of getting a new teacher may be a frightening one. They may worry about fitting in and making friends. There are picture books out there that can alleviate these fears by having relatable characters that are also going to a new class but as each story progresses, the new experiences become familiar and comfortable for both the main character involved and also for the reader. These are my best picks of First Grade back to school picture books that are all about easing the new transition into First Grade.


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   Back to school 1st grade reading lists 

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Father's Day Riddles for Kids

Father's Day jokes for Kids

Happy Father's Day! If you need some good clean jokes, these are some ready to print riddles on bookmarks that are really cute and funny. A dozen in color and the same twelve are also in black and white (for your students to color). Each bookmark has a question on the front and the answer on the back. I have to say that these jokes are all positive and they do not insult dads. Only positive, happy, and silly jokes here 😉. Tassels can be added to make them even cuter! Click here to see more or to get yours! Happy Father's Day!

Father's Day Riddles for Kids   Father's Day Riddles clean, kind and positive for kids

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

End of Year Riddle Bookmarks for Kids - Clean and Funny!

End of Year Joke Bookmarks for Kids

Before your students leave for Summer, add these end of year riddle bookmarks to their goodie bags. It will add some laughter and they can use them when reading books over the Summer. I hand selected the best jokes I could find that were clean jokes and positive (not putting down anyone in a derogatory manner). Some had me chuckling too 😄. Tassels can be added to make them even cuter!

It is available here at my TpT collection.

Cuboid Lesson Plan

Have lesson plans that are already scripted for you with worksheets for your students. This is a Rectangular Prism Lesson Plan

For teacher in a hurry, you can have lesson plans that are already scripted for you with worksheets for your students. This no-prep cuboid lesson plan is so easy to follow and it has everything you will need in order to execute a thorough introductory lesson about rectangular prisms/cuboids. It follows the 5E lesson plan template and has a worksheet at the end. It is suitable for grades 3-5 because of the previous knowledge listed in the lesson and the new terms that will be introduced. It is created as a manual for teachers (especially new teachers) to follow with very clear steps. It is available here at my TpT collection.

Rectangular Prism or Cuboid scripted Lesson Plan

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Greek and Latin Root Games

Greek Root Small Group Activites and Games

Games and activities make learning fun! So if you are teaching about Greek and Latin Roots, your class will love playing 'I Have... Who Has...?' and you will love that they are learning in the process. For the Greek root version, examples are referenced in this game which is a great tool for memorizing the meaning of these roots.  Each of the Greek roots has a picture next to it for visual learners to connect the roots to real life and to make sense of new and unfamiliar roots.

Greek Root - Matching Game   Greek Root- I Have Who Has - Game

They are auto, bio, chron, dyna, gram, graph, hetero, homo, hydr, hypo, logy, meter/metr, micro, mis/miso, mono, morph, nym, phil, phobia, phon, photo/phos, pseudo, psycho, scope, techno, tele, and therm.

Latin Roots Card Game

The Latin Root version has 29 roots: ambi, aqua, aud, bene, cent, circum, contra, counter, dict, duc/duct, fac, form, fort, fract, ject, jud, mal, mater, mit, mort, multi, pater, port, rupt, scrib/scribe, sec/sect, sent, spec, struct, and vid/vis.

Latin Roots I have who has Game

Latin Roots - Illustrated Word Wall

Latin Roots study cards

Latin roots galore! Your students already use Lreek roots in everyday words but they may not realise the origins of these words. This Latin Root word wall has popular Latin roots with example words and meanings on each card. This helps students to get a handle on the origins of the words and your diverse learners will benefit from the pictures on the cards. You can use it as headers for doing ‘Latin root of the day’ focus walls or use it as a stand alone word wall. Students can refer to it during independent reading. The Latin roots in this set are: ambi, aqua, aud, bene, cent, circum, contra, counter, dict, duc/duct, fac, form, fort, fract, ject, jud, mal, mater, mit, mort, multi, pater, port, rupt, scrib/scribe, sec/sect, sent, spec, struct, vid/vis, voc, fin/finit, mob/mov/mot, ang, pop, loc, min, omni, and terr. Use it all year on your reference wall. You can get it here at my TpT collection of resources for teachers. 

Use Latin Roots for 'word of the day' focus walls   Latin Roots - Illustrated Word Wall

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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!