Thursday, 26 February 2015

Free CH Word Wheel with foldable worksheet

Free CH Word Wheel with foldable worksheet. I made this one free for you try try it out. It is all about the simple CH blend words. It is created exactly like my other word wheels in this series.  I really hope that your students will enjoy using them. Your students can use the foldables to read and trace the CH digraph words and color the matching CH pictures.


You may also be interested in my word wheels and phonics foldables for Silent eWH BlendL BlendsR BlendsTH BlendsSH BlendsWH Blends, and Long i words with i-e, igh, y and ie.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Teacher are Heroes - Site Wide Sale!

Let's blast off to TpT for the huge site-wide sale today! Please drop by to check out my latest creations and of course, they are all on sale - get 20% off and use the promo code HEROES to get an extra 10% off what's in your cart. *Update* The sale has been extended for one more day - today Thursday!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Get a free $10.00 coupon from Educents - Just Join!

Hi, I'm just popping in to tell you this urgent steal of a deal. What if I told you that you could get $10.00 in free Educents credit? All you have to do is join Educents and they'll give you a ten dollar coupon that you can use for any Educents purchase. Why not sign up and see what they have that you might already be looking for at a walk-in teacher store? I love having the option of online shopping. Your coupon will be valid for 6 months. Just click here to sign up!

Monday, 2 February 2015

100th Day of School: Books for Kids

100th Day of School: Books for Kids. Here's a handy assortment of 100th Day of School themed books for Grades 1 - 3. 
Centipede's 100 Shoes                                           100 School Days
100th Day Worries                                       100 Days of School

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Classroom Grocery Math


Hi check out our grocery corner! We have very limited classroom space so it had to be mounted on the back wall. I used my daughter's old Monopoly dollars and placed them into separately labelled Zip-lock bags at the base of the station. Real coins are on the right. 

First, I set up the store are area on the wall, if you have more classroom space and funding you can use actual goods like popular snacks or classroom stationery as the goods that will be for sale that is laid out on shelves. I appointed myself as the cashier and did a role play of a purchase with one of my students. After this I let other students come and 'buy' things from me (as the cashier) but I gave them enough dollars and cents to be able to pay with exact money. After some practice with this, we moved on to having them buy more than one items at a time. I gave them blank bill templates to list and add the price of their goods for themselves. The final stage was to let them buy things using a larger dollar value and letting them subtract their totals from the dollar amount that they were paying with to calculate the change. 

For each new concept, I did a role play, and had the templates ready and showed them how to write them up. Even though I did not use calculators (they are banned at my school) I would recommend using them because I think that the goal of the exercise it to understand the flow of the steps and not necessarily the skills that are taught for addition and subtraction (during that exercise). We had done a lot of addition and subtraction before moving on to this unit. We also studied dollars and cents and equivalences in money before to starting the store.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables


Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables are here for you to help your students settle into the new year 2015. It also includes a craftivity which involves listing the positive traits that your students need to emulate this year. This can also be modified into a bulletin board display showing everyone's desired traits. There's also a section for students to keep track of their goals and reflect on their progress as they try different methods of achieving their goals for the new year 2015. This file updates each year and it is free! So get your free copy here from my TpT Store! Happy new year!


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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!