Friday, 30 September 2011

How to Make a Clock - Lesson Plan

clock craft lesson plan

clock printableBefore I teach about time, I let my students create their own clocks. They love craft! While they are having fun putting all of the clock parts together, they are learning about clock terms - the face, the hour hand, the minute hand, and the twelve hours on the clock. They get to write in the hours for themselves. I created two versions, a PDF and Word Doc. With this lesson, the students are creating color coded clocks (red and blue for hour and minute). This really helps with distinguishing between the hours and the minutes. Visit Nyla's Ctrafty Teaching on TPT or Teachers Notebook to check out this lesson!

Friday, 23 September 2011

What? Free Question Words for National Punctuation Day!

Who? What? When? Where? 
Saturday 24th of September is National Punctuation Day!
Here's a poster of question words to help students to remeber that a question sentence always starts with a question word and ends with a question mark!
Get my Question Words Poster for free at my TeachersNotebook Store or here at TeacherspayTeachers

All you have to do is print and laminate.

Monday, 19 September 2011



Sunday, 18 September 2011

Facebook Fan-Page Linky Party!

How do you enjoy your Sunday? With lots of Blogstalking and a little facebook on the side? Well, welcome to the club and here's a super easy way to see even more of the great blogs out there...

The Lesson Plan Diva is hosting a Linky Party! There are some great teacher blogs out there and they spill over onto facebook!  You can hop on over to Lesson Plan Diva and check out the great list of blog's all sorted by grade level and there are lists for homeschool and special areas too!

While you're at it, don't forget to check out Nyla's Crafty Teaching on facebook! The great thing about facebook is that I get to know my fans a little better and the real-time interaction makes it more 'conversational'!  So, I'm looking forward to seeing you there and have a great school week!

Homophone Lesson Plan plus Word Cards

 Homophones

Homophones, homonyms and homographs... It's easy to get these mixed up. I always use this trick for remembering how to spot a homophone - 'homo-' means 'same' and '-phone' comes from 'phoneme' so it means 'sound'. So homophones sound the same! But this trick would not work on little children. Here's a lesson plan I created just for teaching about  homophones to first or second graders.  This fun lesson introduces homophones and encourages group work and whole class interaction and discussion. Word cards to be used are included (for a matching activity) and can also be used as word wall cards. Get it here at my TPT Store or TeachersNotebook!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

A Cute Little Rhyme

The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.

~ Quoted from Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990




Friday, 9 September 2011

Free Color Wheel Activity



This 9 page fun pack has a color mixing guide and activity plus a Galaxy Gold Hop board game with color spinner. As a bonus, it already comes with both the American spelling (color) and the British Spelling (colour) for all contents included. Great for grades 1 - 3.


Download it here directly from Nyla's Crafty Teaching TPT Store OR Get it at Scribd

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

It's International Literacy Day!

Yes... Today Thursday 8th September is the International Day for Literacy! So, in honor of this day, a huge event has been schedule on The Lesson Cloud.  Many, many teacher/authors will be posting articles, activities, and lessons related to literacy... throughout the entire day! Also, be sure to check out the "Archive of FREE products" for some amazing lessons and activities.  Remember, this blog is for all subject areas and all age groups.  There is always something for everyone at The Lesson Cloud.

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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!