Monday, 12 August 2019

Halloween Jokes for Kids - Illustrated Joke Book

Get your kids reading and laughing this Halloween with this new book of clean and funny Halloween Jokes. Every joke has a coloful picture that helps kids to 'get it'. Monster jokes, zombie jokes, witch jokes, and vampire jokes, are told here in a way that young children can understand. It is suitable for children aged 8 to 11 years and in grades 2 to 5.

Three categories of jokes are used: 
  • Halloween Q & A Jokes (like riddles, but funny)
  • Halloween Knock-Knock Jokes
  • Halloween Tongue Twisters

More books are on the way! You can follow me on my Amazon author's page so that you don't miss any of the upcoming books. If you buy the paperback, you get the Kindle version for free! Also, if you have Kindle Unlimited, then the ebook is free on your Kindle app and your kids can read it right away.

See more of this book on Amazon to see the inside and some joke samples.  See the Kindle Version here.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Editable Classroom Labels with Pictures in Different Themes

This is a growing collection of editable classroom labels with pictures for teachers, in different themes. The words on the labels can be changed, recolored, or resized, in PowerPoint. Popular classroom themes are used and I will continue to add more to this list. If you have any theme that you cannot find, just let me know in the comments below and I will make them for you as long as I can source the clip art for it.

The list of labels are in alphabetical order below. Click on any picture to see its details at TpT.


Saturday, 20 July 2019

How to Use Vertical Storage in a Small Classroom

When setting up your classroom, you need to make the most of your storage areas around walls to free up space for your students' furniture and free areas. Vertical classroom storage does this by:
  • Using over the door storage
  • Stackable storage drawers and bins
  • Storing small items on a magnetic whiteboard
  • using large wall storage pocket charts

Check out these examples below!


Save classroom space with wall storage pocket charts that hang from the wall or over the door. Also use drawer carts that move in wheels so that you can use them anywhere in the classroom.

24-Drawer storage for the classroom. This one has drawers of different sizes.

Use desk organizers for different functions. Sort and store your small cardstock papers in an organizer.

Many things can be stored on your whiteboard if you have extra whiteboard space. Use magnetic pockets, hooks, and color coded round magnet clips to hold classroom tools on your whiteboard. 

Click on any picture above to see more.

Friday, 19 July 2019

Bee Themed Classroom Decor Ideas for Teachers

When you step into a bee themed classroom, you are immersed into a colony of busy little hard working, team oriented, bees. These are what bees are known for and they are ideal traits for students to emulate. How can you create a bee themed classroom?

First of all, every bee themed classroom must have:
  • lots of pretty flowers.
  • a yellow and black color pallete (I love that yellow is a very happy color).
  • elements with a honeycomb pattern.
  • classroom rewards in a honey jar - because bees love honey!
  • motivating messages that encourage discipline, hard work and team work.
  • a queen bee - that's you!

From the classroom walls to the floors, here are bee themed classroom decor ideas.

This classroom door boasts 'The Library is the Best Place to Bee' and the bulletin board has the words 'We'd rather BEE Reading'. They are both bordered with a yellow and black bee scalloped border trim.

Bee erasers make cute rewards 

Hexagonal carpet tiles make honeycomb for a bee themed classroom floor.  Black and yellow foam tiles can be used to make a large bee themed classroom mat.

I made these free bee hall passes, you can ownload it here from my bee themed classroom decor collection.

More ideas will be added to this post soon!

About Me

My photo
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!