Monday, 22 June 2020

Back to School Gift Ideas for Students


I'm sure that every teacher is very eager to get back school to meet the new class and to reconnect with the students that were there before. Students will be excited as well. I hope that when you are back in school (whenever that is), that you will have a happy reunion and a memorable welcome for your new class. Some back to school gift ideas for your students are listed below.

Your future is so bright... gifts for students. Welcome your new students with these glasses and tags. These are well made and come individually wrapped. Perfect sizing for the big kids (3rd to 5th grade). See LOTS of different free tags that you can download from TpT.

Beautiful bookmarks with positive messages to promote self-esteem and togetherness.

Happiness Journals can be merged with bookmarks and pens.

I'm really hoping that schools can re-open soon but only if it is safe to do so. If you have to teach your class online, take comfort in knowing that it is the safer route and you're helping to flatten the curve. Let us stay as safe and healthy as we can.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Geometric Classroom Rugs


Geometric themes are the latest trend in classroom decor. I personally love the sleek look of straight lines and angles, it's neat, crisp, and orderly. The more abstract ones remind me of color-by-number worksheets! As long as the design in simple and not too busy, it would look amazing in a classroom. The simple rule to follow it to stay away from patterns that have a million tiny shapes all over it. Always choose larger shapes with larger color blocks so that the design is soothing to look at. As examples, you can look at the examples below. I made sure to choose ones that are more cost-effective but still of good quality.

Modern Squares Multi Geometric Area Rug: The colors are bright and cheerful and the quality will hold up to the wear. This gets bonus points for being half the price of other similar rugs.

Art Deco Geometric Area Rug: This rug is beautiful, plush, bright, and well made. Also at a good price and comes in different sizes.

Contemporary Modern Boxes Area Rug: This is a soft, great quality rug that actually comes in different colors and sizes. Also within a good price range.

Scandinavian Triangles Geometric Rug: It is extremely affordable. Rugs of this size can cost a few hundred dollars, which is just unrealistic and unnecessary for a classroom. The designs great for a neutral theme. 

If you'd like to see some classroom decor printables with a geometric theme, see my growing collection here.

Thursday, 18 June 2020

USA Patriotic Classroom Decor


If you are going with a USA patriotic theme for your classroom, here are some editable classroom decor printables that you can use. Each item opens in Power Point and all of the text is editable. It includes patriotic classroom rules, labels, a timetable, and a patriotic meet-the-teacher template. This is a growing list that you can browse through here.

Also, here are two of my patriotic joke books for kids that are both funny and edicational.



These books are available both in paperback and Kindle and they are perfect for classroom ice-breakers.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Science Distance Learning Interactive PowerPoints


This will be a growing list of Science Distance Learning Interactive PowerPoints. They are multiple choice quizzes with instant feedback for each question. Each question has a picture or diagram and for answer options for students to choose the correct answer. This is a great review tool that can easily be electronically sent to students for them to work through. More Science distance learning activities like the ones below will be added to TpT soon.



Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Job Joke Book for Kids


Are you looking for a funny book for your kids? This one is perfect for Career Day. It's a book of Job Jokes for KidsWho knew that work could make you laugh and giggle? Read silly puns about doctors, lawyers, plumbers and other professionals. There are so many careers out there to be discovered. Adding this book to your career day activities and community workers unit study would keep your kids learning... and laughing.

You'll find three types of jokes in it; silly jokes about different occupations, knock-knock jokes, and tongue twisters. Other books in this series are available at Amazon. If you have Kindle Unlimited, then the ebook is free on your Kindle app and your kids can read it right away.


See more of this book on Amazon to see the inside and some joke samples. See the Kindle Version here.

You can follow me on my Amazon author's page so that you don't miss any of the upcoming books. 

The complete collection of joke books are listed in this blog post.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Irregular Verbs Past Tense and Past Participle Lists


Use these irregular verbs past tense and past participle lists in your classroom for your students to have a handy print out to refer to. What makes this fun to learn is that the verbs are grouped based on silmilarities in conjugation so that they actually rhyme when you read the lists.

For example, read the verbs below:
sing, sang, sung
ring, rang, rung
swim, swam, swum

These have a distict rhyming rhythm. And there are other patterns in irregular verb conjugation. You can click here to see more of this resource from my TpT Spring Collection. You can also have similar versions for the other seasons as well.

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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!