Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Wordless Wednesday on a Tuesday

Hey folks,
We have our winter concert tomorrow night so I won’t be posting! So here are my thoughts in pics for tomorrow…..today.

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3 more days!!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Stained Glass

Hello!
I haven’t posted in awhile! Tons of stuff going on at school and at home!
I wanted to share a project that we have been working on.

This is (pretend) Stained Glass!
I do this every year around this time and every single one turns out great.
So easy, yet they look awesome!

Materials:
Tin foil
Saran Wrap
Sharpies
A stained glass pattern
Tape

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Step 1: Stretch the saran wrap tight on the table and tape it down.

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Step 2: Slide a stained glass pattern under the saran wrap and tape it down to the table.

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Step 3: Colour in the pattern on the saran wrap with sharpies. When done colouring…outline in black sharpie.

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Step 4: Scrunch up tinfoil, unravel and cover a paper plate with it.

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Step 5: Slide the plate under the saran wrap.

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Step 6: Take the saran wrap off the table and wrap it around the plate, adding extra tape as you go to tighten it around the plate.

Voila!

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Yay! I love making these every year!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Pinterest Party and helping the birds

Almost done report cards! Yay! That pretty much consumed my weekend. But I did manage to squeeze in some crafting and fun times. A few friends came over Friday night for a Pinterest Party! Rules: Make and bring 1 food you pinned on Pinterest and bring the materials to make 1 DIY project!

Here is a few photos from the night!

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In Science, we have been talking about Daily and Seasonal Changes. We worked together as a class to create birdfeeders in order to help a bird find food in winter!

Click {HERE} to go find the recipe I used!

Note: I did have to double the wet stuff as I found there was too much birdseed in the end and it wasn’t sticking together. They were also a little crumbly when they dried, but the kids love them!

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Throughout this project we did some writing about the materials needed, the steps to build them and why we were making them!




Saturday, 1 December 2012

Math Game

Here’s a new Math with Someone game that my kids are playing right now. I’m sure lots of people are already playing !

It’s called Clear the Board.
You can play where each person has their own game board or they both play on the same one. My kids are playing on one game board in order to save cardstock. (haha)

Materials:
1 game board (or 2)
(I taped the 2 pieces of the board together on the back)
10 game pieces each
2 dice

Instructions:
Students place all their game pieces on the board. They can put them above any number.
Students take turns rolling both dice and adding them up. They check the game board to see if they have a piece above that number. If they do, they get to remove it off the game board. First person to clear the board wins!

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Go to my TPT store to download the game board for free!

Also check out my Morning Message board! I’ve posted new messages!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Monday Miscellaneous and the Winners!

So…..I was away from school Thursday and Friday sick. So today was sort of a catch up, clean up, get everyone back on track kind of day. My kiddos tend to forget everything we have ever learned and practiced when I am away and it takes a good half day for it to kick back in.

So today is all about pics. I’ve been taking tons and forgetting to post about them.
So here is some stuff we have been working on lately…

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LOVE math notebooks… these are from http://talesfromatravelingteacher.blogspot.ca/
 
and now onto the winners!
 
Thanks to everyone who voted and spread the word on their blogs!
Check your emails ladies!
 
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If you didn’t win….there’s still time for my sale! But it ends tonight!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Fixed and a Giveaway!

Well….I’ve learned a lesson. Don’t delete pictures from Picasa. Even if you never use Picasa. Because apparently they are linked to your blog and all your pictures will be gone and the links will be broken.
I spent 3 hours or so going back and uploading the pics again to Picasa and then going through each post and re posting each picture. Ugh. At least I’ve only been blogging for 6 months. So there weren’t too many posts I had to go back and re fix.
 Let me know if you see any broken pictures or links that don’t work!

And now for a giveaway!
So many bloggers have helped me when I have questions and can’t seem to figure out stuff so I want to give back!
I’ve created a new math pack all about making combinations of 5 and 10. These are important anchor numbers for kids to know and will help them later on when they begin to use a variety of strategies when solving problems.
The 26 page packet comes with a variety of math games designed to help students learn the combinations that make 5 and 10. Students will use dot patterns, finger patterns and numbers to make different combinations.

Check it out!

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I make most of my stuff in black and white and then just print on coloured cardstock! It saves ink and I like the look better.

So here’s the deal. There are 2 ways to get this awesome possum pack.

1. Write a blog post about the giveaway. If you write a post on your blog and mention my giveaway……..I WILL SEND YOU THE PACK FOR FREE!!! All you have to do is write a post about it, link it back to my giveaway and then leave a comment on my blog saying that you shared my giveaway and leave your name, email and the URL of the blog post. I will then email you the pack for free! To say thanks!

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2. Enter to win the pack in the Rafflecopter by becoming a follower!
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 That’s it!
 Now get blogging!
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