Sunday, 30 November 2014

Cyber Sale Tips!

It's Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) Sale! Everything at Nyla's Crafty Teaching is on sale and be sure to use the promo code TPTCYBER at checkout!

Here are two new items:
                                         

Enjoy the savings!

* * * * * * * * *Sale Tips: * * * * * * * * *

I know that you are excited about the Cyber Sale, so I drafted up these tips below to help you out... 

* Browse your favorite stores early so that your wish-list will be a no-brainer when you're ready to shop.

* Leave feedback on what you already bought to get extra credits that you can use for the sale.

* Check your TpT mailbox for the latest news from your favorite shops.

* Visit the TpT fan page on Facebook for important announcements from TpT.

* Use the TpT search tool to find resources you need; narrow your search by grade, resource type, and price.

* Read all product descriptions carefully, view the previews, and you can also read the ratings to get a clear idea of what you are buying.

* Do your shopping at off-peak hours (early in the morning or very late at night) to avoid site congestion.

* Do not forget to enter the promo-code upon cash-out!

(The last one probably made you laugh but trust me, it happens.)


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Remember, it's Mon Dec 1st-2nd and the promocode is: TPTCYBER...     By the way, I would love for you to check out the latest additions to Nyla's Crafty Teaching
And thank you for being a fan and for taking the time out to read this :)



Saturday, 29 November 2014

Save... Click... Smile... - Cyber Monday Sale Tips


Hi, it's the annual Cyber Monday sale again, and I hope that you are feeling the love. Thank you for being a teacher! I'm having everything at Nyla's Crafty Teaching on sale for you. Get 20% off plus an additional 10% with the promo code: SMILE

These are my handy-dandy sale tips to help you to navigate the sale easily:

★ Browse your favorite stores early so that your wish-list will be a no-brainer when you're ready to shop.

★ Leave feedback on what you already bought to get extra credits that you can use for the sale.

★ Check your TpT mailbox for the latest news from your favorite shops.

★ Visit the TpT fan page on Facebook for important announcements from TpT.

★ Use the TpT search tool to find resources you need; narrow your search by grade, resource type, and price.

★ Read all product descriptions carefully, view the previews, and you can also read the ratings to get a clear idea of what you are buying.

★ Do your shopping at off-peak hours (early in the morning or very late at night) to avoid site congestion.

★ Do not forget to enter the promo-code upon cash-out!


I have great news for those of you who bought this Christmas Card below, it has been recently updated so please re-download the newer version. It includes a black and white version. Just click on the picture below.



Sunday, 23 November 2014

Classroom Project - Making Shoebox Habitats


Last week, my class did their science project about habitats. Each group had to make a habitat using both natural and man-made objects. Each habitat was scaled down to fit in a shoebox. They used twigs and plant shoots to make trees and branches, stones for rocks, and tiny grass blades for vegetation. Students living close to the beach brought sand and tiny shells. For the man-made materials, they used play dough, North American animalsaquatic animalsrainforest animalssafari animalsfarm animals, and river animals. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was for my students. I let each group take turns to go out in the school garden to collect natural materials for their habitats. 

 
This group used two shades of brown play-dough for the muddy wetland. The lighter brown is the water. The twigs represent mangrove trees. 

This group made the sea water, fishes, starfish, and seashells (I think) with play dough. The sand came from a dark-sand beach.


One group found a flowering plant with tiny orange seeds that resembled miniature pumpkins. They included it in their farm habitat (see this picture above). Thy also included tiny white flowers in the garden.

 After they were all finished, I set up a display area for the rest of the student body to view my students' work. My students were also present to explain to the visitors about their habitats and to answer the other kids' questions. Later on, they also had to answer my questions as I interviewed each group about their project and group member participation. I wish I took more pictures but my camera battery was dying (sigh!).  I let them take their habitats home. They had to develop their own roster systems for determining who gets to take it home for certain days.

To precede this activity, I let them practice sorting animals according to their respective habitats. You can download your free sorting mats here. You will also need plastic animals (or you can use small pictures of animals instead).
     


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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!