Sunday, 31 January 2016

Synonym Matching Games

Synonym matching cards

Synonym Matching Games can be used to give your students practice in matching synonyms while having fun. You can use a synonym memory game in which you shuffle the synonym cards and use only the cards that have the synonyms that you want your students to have more practice with. I also like the 'I have who has' games. For a synonym 'I have, who has...?' game, it is better to have a picture next to each synonym word for visual learners to connect the words to real life and to make sense of new and unfamiliar words. I have both a Synonym Memory Game and and a Synonym 'I have, who has...?' game at my TpT collection. Click on the pictures below to see more.

Synonym memory game

Synonym cards Synonym picture cards Synonym examples

 These are some of the 'I have who has' cards below.
Synonym I have who has cards  Synonym I have who has card game I have who has synonyms

Compound Words

Compound Words Word Wall

Compound Words with pictures. These are word wall cards for Compound Words with matching pictures. I grouped them into 10 themes: Back to school, Spring, Summer, Food, Home, Miscellaneous, People, Sport, Fall/Autumn, and Winter. This set has a total of 105 examples of compound words! Each compound word card has a matching picture on it. Each card can be cut along the middles to be made into puzzles for a matching activity.
Compound Words word wall word wall Compound Words

Winter Compound Words

You may also be interested in these Compound Words Worksheets which are also based on different themes.
Compound Words Compound Words Worksheets
Please check it out because each theme set can go into you theme folders so you'll have compound words review for every season.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Center Labels

Center Labels for Preschool

Center Labels are made to label classroom center areas. These Center Labels have 55 different classroom centers that are printable for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. Each classroom center label is on a 8.5" x 11" letter sized sheet. All of these poster sized cards are illustrated with cute clip art pictures with classroom depictions. Some of the center labels (such as Math Center Labels, Literacy Center Labels and Writing Center Labels) may be used for higher grades. 

 Literacy Center labels Printable center labels

Center labels for first GradeCenter labels for third Grade 

Friday, 1 January 2016

New Year's Day Book Lists

These are a selection of books that teach about different New Years Day Celebrations and traditions around the world. I started with Squirrel's New Year's Resolution because it's a huge favorite with my students. Chinese New Year books are also included.


Chinese New Year books...
Have a happy new year!

Thursday, 31 December 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 2016. 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 2016. This file updates each year and it is free! So get your free copy here from my TpT Store! Happy new year!


Free New Year Goal-Setting worksheet 2016  Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables 2016

Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables 2016 Free New Year Printables
Check out my New Year's book list; books for students to read about the new year day celebrations around the world including the Chinese New Year! 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Classroom Jobs

Classroom Jobs display

Classroom Jobs plus editable cards (44 cards). Classroom jobs can teach students about responsibility, teamwork, and the value of keeping things organised. Each job card has a little space for you to add the student's name on it by sticking on a mini Post-It note (like these) with the name on it. The last set of cards are fully editable for you to add your own personalized labels.  These are very helpful for classroom management and there are many jobs so that each student gets a jobs to do.

Classroom Jobs printable 

They come in different styles to match the different classroom decor themes below. 

teacher-Classroom-Jobs Classroom-Jobs
These are jigsaw puzzle themed classroom job cards.

Classroom-Helpers-Printables Classroom-Helpers-editable

Classroom-Helpers-list Classroom-Helpers-template
Chevron theme

Classroom-Helpers class jobs
Polka dot theme cards

classroom jobs black and white Classroom-helpers-door-holder
Zebra stripe animal print theme.

These sets are all printable and available at my TpT collection. This file contains rectangular labels that are 9.5cm x 12.7cm each. They print on 8.5” x 11” (letter) sized paper with 4 cards per page. 

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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!