Saturday, 15 September 2018

Free Hall Passes for Back to School


Hi! Apples are a classic theme for classrooms right? I think so. I felt inspired to make these free hall passes. They were created to be worn around the neck with lanyards like this one. Click here to see it at my TpT store.

Other versions will be added below.
Free printable Hall Passes superhero theme

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Back to School Picture Books for Second Grade

Back to School Picture Books for 2nd Grade

When it comes to the first day of school, many young students feel vervous about starting a new class. For them, the thought of getting a new teacher can be a frightening one. They may feel that it would be hard to fit in or make friends. There are picture books for second grade students that can alleviate these fears by having relatable characters that are also going to a new class. As each story unfolds, the new experiences become familiar and comfortable for both the main character involved and also for the reader. These are my best picks of 2nd Grade back to school picture books that are all about easing the new transition into Second Grade.

Did you know that all of the books below can be read on most devices? - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices



2nd grade back to school books 



Friday, 31 August 2018

Back to School Riddle Bookmarks for Kids

Funny Joke Bookmarks for Back to School

If you need some good clean jokes for back to school, these are some ready to print riddles on bookmarks that are really cute and funny.  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 😄. It is a set of twelve 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.Tassels can be added to make them even cuter!

It is available here at my TpT collection.
Back to School Joke Bookmarks

Riddles for Back to School kids       12 Back to School funny Riddle Bookmarks

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Alphabet and Number Posters for the Classroom

Alphanumeric Posters for the Classroom

We all know how important it is to have our classroom walls covered with print-rich material. It's never too early to start. For the basic alphabet and the numbers 1 to 10, students should not see these in isolation, but be able to associate the numbers with value and likewise associate the letters with sound. It is always better to have ABC posters or cards with the uppercase and lowercase together so they can be seen as one, and to have matching pictures and word examples of everyday common objects that represent the letter for the object's beginning sound. 

For number posters, it is the same principle. Each number should have a picture to represent value and students really understand ten frames the easiest and tem frames will help with more advanced concepts later on. So the sooner they are exposed to ten frames, the better.

These ABC 123 posters have each number or letter on a different page and they are created to match different classroom decor themes. Use them as posters on your walls or print them out smaller as flashcards. I chose a simple clean font to have accurate letter and number formation as these tend to vary greatly with different fonts. My pet peeve having the lower case 'Q' looking like a nine! I searched high and low to find a font that makes the Q 'kick back' it's tail with a pointy angle. By the way I'd love to know what your alphabet pet peeves are. You can share it in the comments below!

These are links below to the sets that are ready so far in my TpT back to school collection. See them all here. More Alphabet and Number Posters for the Classroom will be added soon in other themes.

ABC 123 Emoji Posters   ABC 123 Cactus Posters
ABC 123 Emoji Posters                          ABC 123 Cactus Posters

Monday, 27 August 2018

Free Reward Stickers for Classrooms

Classroom Reward Stickers Cactus themed for Avery 5408 round labels

Encourage your students with reward stickers that are unique and theme based. More themes will be added as they become available. These stickers were created to print on Avery 5408 3/4" round labels

Classroom Reward Stickers Emoji themed for Avery 5408 round labels

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

All About Me Writing Activities for Back to School

All About Me Writing Templates

Get your new students engaged in writing about themselves with these theme-based All About Me writing activity sheets. Everything you need to know about them fits on just one page. Just make copies and see them get to work. It was designed to be very kid-friendly with simple words and sentence prompts. The cute images are there to go with your classroom theme and students can color theirs if you use the black and white version. It's for grades 2 - 4. 

It is available in the following classroom themes: 

More themes will be added soon and you can see the full list here.

Bee Themed All About Me Writing Sheet   Emoji Themed All About Me Writing Sheet
Bee Theme                                           Emoji Theme

Camping Themed All About Me Writing Sheet   Cactus Themed All About Me Writing Sheet
Camping Theme                                    Cactus Themed

Superhero Themed All About Me Writing Sheet   Hollywood Themed All About Me Writing Sheet
Superhero Theme                                            Hollywood Theme

Owl Themed All About Me Writing sheet   Back to School Themed All About Me Writing Sheet
Owl Theme                                        Back to School Theme

Ocean Themed All About Me Writing Page

All About Me Writing Activities for Back to School

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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!