Monday, 24 October 2016

Books About Overcoming Anxiety for Children

Books About Overcoming Anxiety for Children: For students who worry about everything and have trouble sleeping, they they be suffering from anxiety. Many adults go through this but even children can develop it and it usually starts with the excessive worry. Anxiety, if left unchecked can lead to depression among other things. Below are a few picture books that speak to young children (elementary ages) about the symptoms of anxiety and what they can do to change their own thinking and behavior.



Please Explain "Anxiety" to Me!                          Don't Feed the Worry Bug

                 The Anti-Test Anxiety Society                        The Worry Glasses - Overcoming Anxiety

Friday, 14 October 2016

Gender Noun Printables

Gender Nouns Activities

Gender Noun printables of persons and animals: these have the masculine and feminine names given to each category. So far, I created memory games and illustrated lists for each set of gender nouns. Masculine and feminine nouns in English, are really just for some animals and persons so reinforcement through activities with visuals are great for students to memorize these words. Below are sample pictures from the memory games and the lists. 

animal gender nouns masculine and feminine nouns animals  gender nouns printables
masculine and feminine nouns persons gender nouns people  gender noun games

gender nouns animals list gender nouns persons list

Each set is available as a digital download for purchase at TpT and each link below takes you to each printable with a list of all of the gender nouns in each set.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Five Senses Worksheets, Activities and Posters

The Five Senses Activities

The Five Senses Worksheets and more are now available as 25 pages of printables for kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2. It includes a sorting activity for sorting pictures of different objects into the five senses groups: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, and touching. Definition posters are also included for each of the five senses. The sorting mats are to be used by sticking the object pictures unto the correct mat. Answer keys for the worksheets are included.
The Five Senses Posters The Five Senses Printables

The Five Senses Worksheets Grade 1

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Mindfulness books

Mindfulness books for kids

Everybody gets stressed, even students. However, they can be taught to cope and manage it by becoming aware of their own feelings and finding ways to be centered, calm and able to just let go of worry. These are books below that are suitable for elementary students and they are all about helping children to have mindfulness so that they can prevent anxiety and depression from developing. The last three books are helpful guides for parents and teachers.

The Mindful Dragon - A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace

Charlotte and the Happy Place                           Master of Mindfulness


Sitting Still Like a Frog                              The Lemonade Hurricane

         Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids      Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children

 Mindful Movements                                             The Mindful Child

Monday, 10 October 2016

Fire Safety Week Activities

Fire Safety Week Worksheets

Fire Safety Week Activities with emphasis on using smoke alarms: These are 21 pages of worksheets and activities for Fire Prevention Week or Fire Safety Week that are most ideal for Grades 2-4. It has literacy activities that teach about Fire Prevention Week history, safety tips and customs.  It also includes firefighter inspired math board game. These TpT worksheets are no-prep to save you time and answer keys are included. 

Fire Safety Week worksheets   Fire Prevention Week Worksheets

Fire Prevention Week Activities

The sections in this activity booklet are (in this order): The History of Fire Prevention Week, How to Prevent Fires at Home, What You Should do if There’s a Fire, Safety Gear for Firefighters, My Mission for Fire Prevention Week, If I were a Firefighter, Countdown to Fire Prevention Week, Making Words Worksheets, Fire Prevention Week Bracelets, Math Board Game for Division Facts , Fire Prevention Week Word Search and Answer key, and Fire Prevention Week Alphabetical Order Sort with Answer Key.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Free Logo Clip Art for New Sellers on TpT

Free Logo Clip Art for TpT

A colleague of mine was starting her own TpT store the other day and complained that there wasn't much clip art available that was specifically for logo design. So it got me thinking... I used to make some clip art and still had random pieces that I made for my own products before I started buying clip art. I decided to make these available for sellers that are just starting out (get it here, it's free). 

TpT Logo Design
If you want to know where else you can get clip art that is for logo design, I know there are a few others on TPT and there is this free tutorial by Teacher's Clipart and YouTube has one that teaches you how to make your own logo. So check them out!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Antonym List for Kids

list of antonyms

Antonyms List for kids: Forty pairs of antonyms with pictures for Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3. I made this printable download to be very kid-friendly with cute and clear fonts for each word to be colored by students. The word pairs in this list can be cut out to be used as an antonym matching activity or they can be placed on a ring for quick access to an antonym word bank. The antonym pairs in this set are: big/small, black/white, buy/sell, clean/dirty, day/night, empty/full, front/back, generous/selfish, happy/sad, hot/cold, in/out, indoor/outdoors, left/right, light/heavy, new/old, on/off, open/close, under/over, pull/push, quiet/loud, slow/fast, wise/foolish, go/stop, strong/weak, tall/short, thin/fat, upright/upside down, wet/dry, young/old, bad/good, easy/difficult, ugly/beautiful, laugh/cry, calm/rough, hate/love, question/answer, asleep/awake, blunt/sharp, blunt/sharp, bitter/sharp, and brave/afraid.
Antonyms Poster
You can get it here from my TpT collection.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Fire Safety Week Books

Fire Safety Picture Books

Fire Safety Week Books: This a collection of picture books that can be used to introduce fire safety to elementary students. 



                 Firefighters A-Z                Stop Drop and Roll - A Book About Fire Safety

          A Day at the Fire Station       No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids

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