Friday, 22 December 2017

New Year's Day Book Lists

New Year's Day Book Lists

These are a selection of books that teach about different New Years Day Celebrations and traditions around the world. I started with Squirrel's New Year's Resolution because it's a huge favorite with my students. Chinese New Year books are also included.


Chinese New Year books...

Have a happy new year!

Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables

Free New Year resolution Printables

Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables are here for you to help your students settle into the new year 2018. It also includes a craftivity which involves listing the positive traits that your students need to emulate this year. This can also be modified into a bulletin board display showing everyone's desired traits. There's also a section for students to keep track of their goals and reflect on their progress as they try different methods of achieving their goals for the new year 2019. This file updates each year and it is free! So get your free copy here from my TpT Store! Happy new year!


Free New Year Goal-Setting worksheet 2016 Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables 2016 Free New Year Goal-Setting Printables 2016 

Check out my New Year's book list; books for students to read about the new year day celebrations around the world including the Chinese New Year! 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sequence Puzzles - Fall Themed

Sequence Cards - Fall themed

These are Fall themed sequence puzzles made for three-step sequencing of everyday events that happen during Thanksgiving and Fall/Autumn. It has 36 puzzle pieces to form 12 puzzle strips. Your students can sort them starting with the first strip, putting the three pieces together in the right order, study what's happening in each picture, then write about it in the lines provided on the sequence mats. I would highly recommend this set as an introductory lesson for sequencing because they are clear and simple and the puzzles are self correcting.  It is available here at my TpT store.

Sequence Cards Fall Theme Sequencing Activity - Fall theme

The mats and puzzles are in both color and a black and white version bundled in a zip folder.

Sequence Puzzles and mats in blackline

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Thanksgiving Cards for Teachers and Students

Hi! Thanksgiving is almost here and I just want to share these Thanksgiving cards I made last year. They are for teachers to give to students and their families, cards for students to give to their teacher, and cards for students to give to their parents/grandparents/family members. Just click on any of the pictures to go to it at TpT. I should mention that while the pictures show color versions, the set also has black and white versions of all of the Thanksgiving cards.

   Thanksgiving Cards for Students

Thanksgiving Cards for classroom   Thanksgiving Cards for Teachers

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Free Animal to Habitat Sorting Mats

Here's an easy hand-on way for students to sort animals by habitat. It's a free set of sorting mats for you to download and you can get it here. You will need plastic animals or small pictures of animals. The habitats are both natural and manmade (the farm).  You will need small plastic animals or small pictures of animals.  I  have a small collection of plastic animals (see picture below) but I linked it to a larger set available on amazon. Click on any of the habitat pictures below to see it at TpT collection.


manmade farm habitat page for sorting activity 

Monday, 9 October 2017

3D Shape Scoot Cards

3D Shape Scoot game

Scoot is fun! I first learned about it from other TpTers and I just had to try it. That was about five years ago and it has been one of the most exciting games in my class. It started out as a rough sketch for 3D shapes and has since been given quite the facelift so that it can now be TpT worthy. This is a set of Scoot Cards for these 3D shapes: cube, cuboid / rectangular prism, sphere, cone, cylinder, triangular pyramid, square based pyramid, and triangular prism. It has an answer key for all 24 task cards as well as answer recording sheets that come in different sizes for the amount of task cards you may want your students to complete in one scoot session.  Instructions for playing Scoot are included.  This set can be used as straight-up task cards or as a Scoot activity.  The questions in these task cards include some higher order thinking skills so I recommend it for the upper grades or accelerated learning classes.  It is available here in my TpT collection.

3D Shape Scoot Task Card Set

Scoot instructions Scoot Cards for 3D Shapes

Scoot Card example 3D Shapes Card set
 Example of 3D Shape Scoot Cards                                Cover Card for the set

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Back to School Compound Words

Compound Words for Back to School theme

Back to School Compound Word ActivitiesYou won't believe how many compound words there are in the English language! It's only through brainstorming and making my lists, that I realized I may as well group them into themes since my word list was really too long.             These are my Back to School themed compound word puzzles. They were really fun to make. The cards are perfect for group work and stations. Each puzzle card has the compound word at the top with a picture and the two cut-apart words below with matching pictures. This set has 28 closed compound words.                                                                                                                                          The back to school compound words in this set are: classroom, notebook, clipboard, backpack, paintbrush, laptop, superhero, smartboard, lunchbox, homework, whiteboard, timeout, cupboard, bookcase, handwriting, chalkboard, bookworm, wheelchair, notepad, playground, playdough, newsletter, paperclip, lunchtime, noticeboard, earphone, birthday, and printout. They can also be used as compound word flashcards.                                                                                                                                            The size of these cards may be right for you but if you would prefer to have them smaller, you can always set them to print on a smaller scale such as 4 pages per printing page. Detailed printing instructions are included in this PDF file.

I took as many pictures as I could to show the variety of puzzle pieces (see below).

Back to School Compound Words    Back to School themed Compound Word Puzzles

Compound Word examples at school

See my other compound word resources in different themes here.

Monday, 31 July 2017

Say Yes to Savings with the BTS2017 TpT Sale!

Are you ready for back to school? Cheer up guys, here's some exciting news... The big TpT 2017 Back-to-School Sale will happen from August 1st to 2nd. All of my items will be discounted and the code BTS2017 will give you an added 5% off to my discount. I should mention that I have been updating Calendars and Teacher Planners for 2017-2018 so while these thumbnails below are new to you, you may already own these and you'll need to re-download the newer updated versions (which I update each year).



Have a fabulous teaching year and don't forget the promo code BTS2017!
And here's something you may not have seen yet... it will be on sale.

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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!