Thursday, 23 January 2020

Presidents' Day Joke Book


This book of Presidents' Day Jokes was created for kids of ages 8 to 12 years to enjoy at school or home. Read jokes about American history, the most beloved presidents, and important events. These jokes are mostly about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington but there are a few other presidents in there as well. These jokes are all clean and kind. The knock-knock jokes are specially crafted to help kids remember important facts about Presidents’ Day and some lesser known presidents.

You'll find three types of jokes in it: Q & A Jokes, Knock-Knock Jokes and Tongue Twisters.

Other books in this series are available at Amazon. 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.

You can follow me on my Amazon author's page so that you don't miss any of the upcoming books.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Dentist Jokes for Some Dental Health Humor


Using dentist jokes and teeth puns can be a fun way to introduce the topic of dental health to kids. Now is the best time for kids to be aware of the importance of dental health. This book of Dentist Jokes was created for kids of ages 7 to 12 years to enjoy at school or home.

Special days for dental health awareness are during the National Children’s Dental Health Month (February), the National Dental Hygiene Month (October), and National Dentists' Day (March).

You'll find three types of jokes in it:
  • Q & A Jokes about Dentists (like riddles, but funny)
  • Dentist Knock-Knock Jokes 
  • and Dentist Tongue Twisters

Other books in this series are available at Amazon. 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.

You can follow me on my Amazon author's page so that you don't miss any of the upcoming books.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

3D Shapes from Classroom Stationery


3D shapes are everywhere, especially in the classroom. If you can't afford store-bought manipulatives for your class, don't sweat it. You may already have examples of cubes, cuboids, spheres, and cylinders right in your class.

I'm talking about classroom stationery like math manipulatives, erasers and sharpeners. Yes, seriously. 
I've linked similar stuff that are on Amazon below (affiliate links).

So I used here some alphabet blocks, you can also use plain wooden blocks. I forgot to add these to my picture but I've used these both for crafts and for math (teaching volume). 
      
  
Other everday examples of cubes are die cubes, rubix cubes, alphabet blocks, base 10 unit blocks, cube erasers, and interlocking blocks. 



The rectangular prisms in the picture are a sponge, Post-It notes, erasers, a pencil sharpener, and a box of paperclips. 
  

Other things you may have are Jenga blocks and Cuisenaire Rods, and magnetic whiteboard erasers. I saw another type of mechanical sharpener that could work on Amazon.



These may interest you: 
  
You can also use the cylindrical whiteboard erasers



Examples of spheres in the clasroom are below. These are little erasers and sharpeners. Cute! Click the pictures to see more.
  


I really enjoy putting together this collection. I've lots of other blog posts about 3D shape projects for your classroom. See them below:

Click herehere and here to download and try my free 3D shape worksheets! All of my resources for 3D shapes are here at my TpT collection.

If you like DIY projects, see how to make your own 3D shapes in this blog post.

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Using Spinning Wheels for Classroom Management and Games


Do you remember the large game show wheel on the Wheel of Fortune show? I guess it still airs... Anyway, there are cute miniature versions that you can use in your classroom for anything from classroom rewards and classroom management to center games. You just write on them because each color panel has a dry erase surface. 

If you want to use if as a reward system,  write different prizes on the wheel, such as pencil with eraser, candy, spin again, bring own device (fun Friday) mystery prize, etc. That makes it convenient to change the prizes as often as you want. Students will really look forward to spinning the wheel. 

Check out these below from Amazon.

   
The two pictures above have the same spinning wheel. Rewards and prizes can be written on it.

The 12 Inch-Tabletop Color Spinning Wheel with Stand: Use this for subject review.


The tiny 12" Heavy Duty Prize Wheel: Put prizes in envelopes which fit perfectly between slots. Students can spin for their presents. The one in the picture was used for a Christmas treat.

Also use them for:
  • ELA & Math problems. Students can get a free spin during a lesson if they answer the questions correctly. It keeps their attention going.
  • Wheel Wednesday
  • Motivating students to read with a ticketing system. When each student reads a book and passes the quiz they can spin the wheel to earn a prize. They can earn tickets to spend on toys/snacks/books, etc. Write things like: free candy prize, earn 1 ticket, earn 2 tickets, 3 tickets, go back one space or forward one space, lose a ticket, etc. I have to really give some props to this stretegy because it really helps the reluctant readers to participate. After they see their peers win 3 tickets, they become willing to work for it. Download free tickets here from my TpT collection.

  • A school fundraiser raffle wheel.

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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!