Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Cute Cactus Coffee Mugs for Teachers

Why is a cute coffee mug a simple way to treat yourself? A pretty mug makes your brew even more enjoyable and relaxing because it gives you that pampered feeling. And teachers need to take any sort of pampering that they can squeeze into their crazy busy schedules.

I especially love personalized coffee mugs. They are unique to you! What kinds do you like? I put together a list below of the cutest cactus coffee mugs for teachers:

Personalized cactus coffee mug - you can have your name on it or something like 'One Sharp Teacher' or 'Stayin' Sharp'.

The customizable ones print on both sides. This one is another option.

The ones below are not customizable but they are very cute.




Saturday, 25 May 2019

Superhero Joke Book for Kids

If you need a funny Superhero Joke Book for Kids, this book will save the day! I am excited to release the very first of a new series of themed joke books for kids in classrooms. The themed joke books can be read throughout the school year. Upcoming themed releases will be like farm theme, bugs, sport, space, etc. What is unique about these books is that each and every riddle joke, knock-knock joke, or tongue twister, is beautifuly illustrated in color. It is available in paperback and Kindle e-book on Amazon. Click the links to see them there.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The 5 Best Electric Pencil Sharpeners for the Classroom

So you're shopping for a pencil sharpener? You're balancing the cost versus speed, quietness, and effectiveness? Well hear this... do not go for a cheaper electic sharpener. You'll end up going through three or four sharpeners during the school year! You only need one, one that lasts and sharpens well.  Some are a bit noisy and some are quiet but it's the durability, safety, and efficiency that counts. You would definitly need one that has the auto shut-off safety feature. I personally don't mind if it makes a litle noise, as long as it does the job well. 

These are the top five electric pencil sharpeners for the classroom (click on each to see their prices on Amazon):

X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener: This pencil sharpener is designed specifically for classrooms and is ideal for bulk sharpening pencils. It has multiple hole sizes to choose for your pencils and even has a small triangular hole that fits the ticonderoga triangular pencils. It sharpens them to a perfect point. It automatically stops sharpening once the pencil is sharp.

X-ACTO School Pro X Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener: It is super quiet! It is able to sharpen multiple thicknesses of pencils, has a large-capacity compartments for shavings, it has a blue light that comes on when the pencil is sharp and it stops sharpening so you don't over sharpen and waste the pencil.

OfficePro Electric Pencil Sharpener: This one also has an auto stop safety feature. The best things about it is that it sharpens both pencils and colored pencils, and it is portable because it uses batteries. Note that the colored pencils have to be the hard-point expensive brands. 

School Smart Vertical Pencil Sharpener, ElectricThis one works really fast, is very durable, and it has the auto stop safety mechanism. It is quite large though and a bit noisy but it sharpens nicely without breaking the point.

Electric & Battery Operated Pencil Sharpener: This one works with graphite, colored pencils and lead and is portable with batteries or can be plugged in with a regular plug or USB. It doesn't take up much space but still holds so many shavings! This is a very compact, sturdy, yet surprisingly powerful sharpener.

Most teachers prefer to have electric sharpeners because they save time and they do not strain little wrists and fingers.  If you use classroom jobs, the student that is designated for the sharpening job gets to sharpen all of the dull pencils, which is actually fun. 

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Funny End of Year Joke Book for Kids

End of School Year Joke Book for Kids

The end of the school year is quite an exciting time. Tests are done and Summer is approaching. This new kids joke book is all about the end of the school year. The first set of jokes are about exams and grading, and the rest are about graduation and moving on. It is available in paperback and as a Kindle ebook on Amazon.

Other books in this series can be seen here and here.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week Sale! Get 20% off Everything at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!

Yes teachers, it's time for a TpT site wide sale at TeacherspayTeachers! Everything at my TpT collection will be on sale including Mother's Day cards, Graduation Certificates, end of year awards, Summer resources and things for Teacher Appreciation Week 2019! 

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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!