Friday, 30 March 2012

It's My Birthday!

It's my birthday! Yesterday, my students (and their parents) threw me a surprise birthday party! They have been planning it for months. Last month, they asked me 'Miss Phillips, what is your favorite ice-cream?', among other strange questions. And lo and behold, yesterday, they got treats and sweets in my favorite colors and my favorite ice-cream - Flavourite Supreme Ice-cream in Chocolate flavor. Mmm. 

So, I'm throwing a birthday sale at my TpT and Teachers Notebook Stores to celebrate with you!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Free Science Quiz... Gears!

Free Quiz

Are you teaching about Simple Machines? If you've already covered this topic you can use this free quiz (Google Doc) I put together - it's all about gears. It's one page of five questions based on the diagram you see in the thumbnail. An answer key is also included. I want to recognize and thank my facebook followers... I love having you here you here with me, supporting my endeavors and trying out my printables... so this freebie is in celebration of Nyla's Crafty Teaching's Facebook fans! Thank you!

Symmetry Book Making Project for my Class

How to Make your own book

Making a book can be so much fun, especially if it's a book abut symmetry. This was the project that I gave to my students for the term and and here are the pictures of their symmetry books...

horizontal symmetry 
table of contents

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Test Item Creation - It's That Time Again...

During the coming week, I'll be smack dab in the middle of  testing season.  There's something about creating test items that I enjoy. It's tedious, but at the same time I like the sequential nature of it and using different methods of getting students to perform at different levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. The only things that are holding me back from completing it are my household chores!

At the start of every school term, I have these grand plans of creating my test items for each topic as I teach it so that as the term progresses, I'll have my own custom created bank of questions and so forth to chose from.  Yeah right! It's a great plan but it has never seen fruition due to... getting caught up in the term.  I still hope to one day achieve such an organised system but for now, I'll be burning the midnight oil for a few more nights...

I am curious about how other teachers prepare their tests... do you have any grand systems in place?

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Going Green on The Lesson Cloud - March 10th - 17th!

Last week, many teachers have shared St. Patrick's Day Freebies and priced printables, teaching tips, and other 'green inspired' treats over at The Lesson Cloud! So feel free to check it out if you haven't already done so.

About Me

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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!