Free Ramadan themed math package, with 5 fun activities. Perfect for ages 7+ and includes concepts such as data management and number sense.
Freebies

Ramadan Math Package – Freebie!

For all the homeschooling moms out there, I know you’ll probably need a break from everything while fasting.  That’s why I creating this free Ramadan themed math package, just for you.  It’s perfect for ages 7+ and includes concepts such as data management and number sense.  There are 5 fun activities (which means you could do one or two a week during Ramadan).  Enjoy, and let me know what you think! Five Math Activities: Tally Chart & Pictograph: Calendar Number Chart & Directional Grid: Venn Diagram for Sorting: Please share and tag @myeverydayclassroom!

Book Corner, My Writing

My Latest Book: Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud

A couple of years ago, being a “children’s author” was just a dream I had.  It was a fantasy, and just that. Fast forward to today and here I am announcing my second children’s book: Zaid and the Gigantic Cloud. With each book I wrote, I began the writing process because I was grappling with something.  It’s common, I guess, for people to find repose in writing.  However, each time I felt the urge to write I found myself heading towards my most beloved state… a mother, a teacher.  I wrote my feelings and ambitions out as children’s stories… because surely if I was grappling with something, I would want to equip our most precious communityContinue reading

Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Adorable Mother’s Day Coupon Booklet

I’ve got an adorable little activity for your students to work on this Mother’s Day! It’s a super cute coupon booklet. Students will get to create and design coupons to give to their moms. This is a great way to encourage kids to think about the ways they can show appreciation to their mothers, and will promote some actual at-home action for Mother’s Day. The package contains both a colored and black and white version of the booklet pages for your choosing. Your students will have so much fun coming up with coupon ideas!  Check it out below: Black & White Version This is the black and white version colored in, filled out and ready toContinue reading

Show your students that retelling a story can be creative and fun, with this story retell package! Use all of them for one story, or read multiple stories for each activity. These also make great center worksheets.
Reading, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Story Retell Activities

This week (May 1st-May 7th) is Children’s Book Week!  As an adult, I’m a tad bit obsessed with children’s books, which I know sounds weird.  However, read the right ones and you’ll realize how amazing they can be.  They hold important messages in sweet little packages, and are a key to our children’s future success and learning.  So, how do we equip our young readers with the right strategies to enjoy and comprehend the books intended for them?  One way is through story retelling or summarizing. Retelling a story is an important reading strategy and measure of comprehension.  It lays the foundation for students to be able to summarize effectively, discuss important concepts and overallContinue reading

The perfect DIY craft for teacher appreciation week: personalized gift card holders!
Crafts & DIY

DIY Gift Card Holders – Teacher Appreciation Week

Next week (May 1st-May 5th) is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Being a teacher is often underestimated.  It’s a tough job, with lots of demands and even more responsibilities.  Teachers are tasked with caring for our most valuable and precious community members.  We spend our day in school, and our nights marking or filling in report cards, planning for the next day or gathering thoughts for parent interviews.  It’s a taxing job, but a rewarding one!  Every so often, little tokens of gratitude help to brighten our day.  If you have a great teacher or know one that you want to thank, I’ve got the perfect DIY for you to try out: Gift Card Holders! Materials NeededContinue reading

Crafts & DIY, Earth Day, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Fun Water Bottle Crafts

Earth Day is this week!  Let’s teach our kids about how to turn what looks like trash, into something valuable again.  Now, I usually don’t have plastic water bottles in my home because of their environmental impact.  However, if we ever receive them from restaurants or after a long trip, I keep them and use them in any crafty way I can.  Take a look at 3 fun water bottle crafts my daughter and I have done: Bottle Bangles What you’ll need: an empty water bottle an exacto knife or scissors yarn, ribbon or loose fabric tape any decorations 🙂 My daughter absolutely loved the bangles we created.  In fact she wore them all day!Continue reading

Get your students crafting with this creative take on paragraph writing that will turn your students into green entrepreneurs.
Earth Day, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Recycling Challenge & Paragraph Writing Activity – Earth Day Fun

If you want something memorable, fun and still within your curriculum for Earth Day, you have to try my Re-Create Challenge.  This is a recycling craft with a creative take on paragraph writing.  Take a look at the package below. First of all: take look at just some of the things my daughter and I were able to create from recycled materials: The possibilities are so vast, and your students’ creativity will surprise you!  Here’s a peak into the package: Teacher Instructions I’ve provided you with teacher instructions so that you and your students have the best possible experience! Design Kids first plan out their craft, using the planner below.  Then at the end of the packageContinue reading

Fun egg carton craft ideas!
Crafts & DIY, Earth Day

Fun Egg Carton Crafts

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I love repurposing our recyclables into new and creative crafts.  I want my daughter to see how things can fulfill more then one purpose, to understand that not all should be wasted and to see the creative possibilities in the otherwise mundane.  In honor of Earth Day here are our best egg carton craft ideas: 1. Sp-egg-tacles What you’ll need: Empty egg carton Scissors A single hole-puncher Pipe-cleaners Markers or stickers This was such an adorable craft! My daughter walked around the house almost all day wearing her little glasses.  She put them on, and immediately became different characters! All you need to do is cut outContinue reading

Conversation is such a powerful educational tool. These are 3 powerful conversation starters for the kids in your life.
On Being A Parent

Conversation Starters for Kids

Sometimes, the most important thing I can do for my child is talk to her. Conversation is such a powerful educational tool.  It gives us the power to: Create emotional connections Tell and rephrase stories Engage in dialogue exchange Build ideas Enhance vocabulary, and Strengthen social skills. I know that as parents and educators we often look for “busy-activities”.  Things we can give our kids and have them do independently, while we tend to whatever it is we need to tend to.  However, we should also invest in conversations in a habitual way. Our kids and students need to know that they have our supportive ear, our care and concern and most importantly an open channel to expressContinue reading

Resource Reviews

Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad – Review & Activity Ideas

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* On a recent trip to Indigo, I spotted this Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad, and I knew I had to get it for my daughter!  I was sold at the sight of the word “reusable” :D. General Thoughts As soon as we opened it up, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the pages and the stickers.  They had a glossy coating, which didn’t easily tear.  The best part: the stickers are not sticky! They adhere to the page and don’t fall off, BUT they can easily be peeled off and reapplied as if new. So, naturally I started thinking about how to turn thisContinue reading