Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Classroom Jobs

Classroom Jobs display

Classroom Jobs plus editable cards (44 cards). Classroom jobs can teach students about responsibility, teamwork, and the value of keeping things organised. Each job card has a little space for you to add the student's name on it by sticking on a mini Post-It note (like these) with the name on it. The last set of cards are fully editable for you to add your own personalized labels.  These are very helpful for classroom management and there are many jobs so that each student gets a job to do.

Classroom Jobs printable 

Because these cards are so numerous, they can fit perfectly into a spacious pocket chart like this one below:

They come in different styles to match the different classroom decor themes below. 

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These are jigsaw puzzle themed classroom job cards.

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Chevron theme

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Polka dot theme cards

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Zebra stripe animal print theme.

These sets are all printable and available at my TpT collection. Just click on the pictures above. Each file contains rectangular labels that are 9.5cm x 12.7cm each. They print on 8.5” x 11” (letter) sized paper with 4 cards per page. 

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Months of the Year Word Wall

Months of the Year bulletin board

Months of the Year Word Wall: I made this cute set of 12 printable month-word cards, 4 season-word cards and a large sentence strip which reads ‘The months of the year are:’. They can be used as calendar headers or be used as a stand alone word wall. Each page has three word cards and they are to be printed on 8.5” x 11” (letter) sized paper. What will you like most about it? - Each word card has two corresponding pictures on it which will help students who aren't reading yet. I mostly used Educlips clip art because they are so cute and show diversity. You can also turn it into a birthday wall with you students' names or pictures above them.

Months of the Year Word Cards

Months of the Year Months of the Year Word Wall
four seasons

the 4 seasons word cards

The months on the cards are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December. The seasons on the cards are:  Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Autumn (for teachers to have an alternate name for that season). This set is only available here as a PDF file at my TpT collection.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Editable School Calendars for 2016

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Editable Calendars for 2016 are here in different designs! These editable calendars are printable and they span from August 2015 to December 2016 (more than a year). I made them very theme-based by having each month designed in a theme that matches the seasons and holidays related to that month. I also added a few holiday images to the calendars and these files will be updated each year, so if you own any, you will enjoy a new version for each school year. 

Here are some ideas for using school calendars:
* Print them and put them in your student's folders to give parent a heads-up on when tests will be scheduled and when projects are due.
* Use them as templates for your student's monthly reading calendars.
* Individual student-behavior reports to send home to parents.
* Make each month blank for students to fill-in important dates.
* Calendar math
* Homework calendars
* Snack calendars
* Personal calendars for teacher-parent conferences, other meetings, and important dates for school related events.
Calendars editable 

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Blank Calendar months 2016

Calendar blank 2016 Calendar months 2016
Have a wonderful teaching year!

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Nativity Cards

Nativity Cards

Nativity Cards - Printable: I created these easy-to-make Printable Nativity Cards (in black and white and in color) for anyone looking for Christian Christmas cards. Most of the color-print ones here have the traditional color scheme of red, green and gold with Christmas elements like the Nativity scene, Baby Jesus, the shepherds, the three kings, at the stable, the North star, an Angel, etc.
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Nativity Christmas Cards - to print Nativity Christmas Cards blue Christmas theme - to print

If you're having a blue Christmas theme, there is a blue one in there as well. 
Nativity Christmas Cards - to print

Nativity Christmas Cards - black and white Nativity Cards - to color 

Here's a peek inside the cards... they are all coupon cards. The coupon cut-out which is seen here at the top, is cut out and filled out with la loving promise of a hug, or a chore to be done, then is is placed inside the card.
Nativity Christmas Coupon Cards - black and white

Don't forget that each color card in this set has a matching black-line version. This very affordable set is exclusively available here at Nyla's CraftyTeaching, at TpT. Merry Christmas to you!

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Free Christmas Riddle Bookmarks!


If you want to encourage your kids to read more, especially over the Christmas vacation, these hilariously funny bookmarks will get them interested, keep them in the spirit of the season ... and also keep them laughing! Click on the picture to download it for free from TeacherspayTeachers. It is also available for instant digital download at Teachers Notebook. After laminating, cut out the bookmarks, leave some space around the edges so that they aren't cut directly along the edges. Use a hole puncher to punch out a hole at the top of each bookmark. Loop some ribbon through the holes.

The cards are almost ready above. They are printed and folded. Now they just have to be glued flat and hole-punched at the tops. They already look very festive!


Saturday, 31 October 2015

Balancing my Time at School...

Wouldn't it be great if we could make multiples of ourselves just so that we can get everything done? Of course I have to mention that a good day planner or teacher planner helps a lot too for staying on top of the tasks that you have to do on a daily basis. I try to make my own posters and centers. I do this when my students have extra-curricular activities going on. As long as I finish correcting their books and do my own day to day organisation of classroom work, I get so excited to create something from my to-do list. I use the store-bought charts too but I prefer to make them because I think that the students appreciate it more and it gives my classroom a more personal touch.  These are a few of the charts that I was a able to make in a hurry...

I use this chart to reward them for spelling only. They get a few words every Monday and are tested every Friday. The Friday weekly test is the highlight of their week (it seems). I love that they are so eager! I used a space theme for this term. By now, they are overflowing with stars. My boys like anything related to science (and the girls like everything). So they are grouped up for co-operative learning in their space themed groups (see the lower part of the chart). Five to six students are in each group. 

This is my area for storing our class money (it's all pretend of course!) but the coins are real. We use it for the buying and selling of... whatever! They bring their toys and the wrappers and boxes from used grocery items to set up a make believe class shop. That's fun. I also have some fractions and geometry stuff here too. As more stuff gets added for each topic area, I will separate them and have each topic area with its own centers. By the way, these 'pocket charts' were made from some folders that I cut up and stapled. Hey, ... I was in a hurry! Click here to a my post about how I set up a bigger grocer station for my students. It has a free downloadable template.

For this chart, we had just started doing nouns and my students brought the pictures. I only provided the chart with the headings and they 'went to town' on this. After they massacred the newspapers and magazines! We did this during the lunch period. That is a way of getting things done when we have much to be done and as long as the students are having fun, they don't mind using part of their lunch time.
Having your teaching supplies well organized and easily accessable saves you time... and stress. By the way, if you need a durable set up for classroom center storage, you can use a library pocket chart that has pocket inserts for labels. Something like the one on the picture below but instead of books, use it for centers. Just have everything labeled. I have a few sets of labels here that you vcan check out. It not only gives your students a system for putting things away, but it keeps your classroom a just little bit more tidy.
Use library chart to store classroom centers

I'll have to do some digging to see if I can find any more pictures for you.

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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!