This fun math craft, will have you reusing everyday household waste, while creating a memorable learning experience for kids!
Crafts & DIY, Earth Day, Math, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

NumberBot Craft

If you follow me on instagram, you know I love taking everyday waste items and turning them into something purposeful.  That’s how this craft came about.  I saw I had an empty pasta box and a bare paper towel roll.  The shape of the box immediately made me think of some kind of robot, and numberbot was born!  His food of choice? Numbers! When he’s full, take the numbers out and add them, sort them, create a pattern… whatever you want! Here are the steps to create your own numberbot. Step 1 – Materials You’ll need: an empty box with a see-through window a paper towel roll paint straws or pipe-cleaners glue/tape scissors Step 2: PrepareContinue reading

An adorable, lovey-dovey Valentine's Day center activities package! Receive 6 fun center activities ranging in curriculum topics such as: Math, Science, Writing and Art. Each center activity comes with it's own instruction page, for absolute clarity. Your class will love showing their Valentine's Day spirit, while still learning with these creative activities.
Art, Centers, Cross-Curricular Connections, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Valentine’s Day – Center Activities Package

We could all use a little more love right now; that’s why I’m excited to share my newest TPT package with you!  It’s a Valentine’s Day inspired center activities package!  Don’t want to set up centers? No problem! Use each activity as a morning activity/warm-up or as lessons on their own.  It contains 6 fun activities, with instructions.  Here is a closer look at the package: Center Activity #1: Each center activity comes with an instructions page, so that students can have a reference point when working on their activity. This activity gets students creating mosaic art!  They simply tear or cut construction or gift tissue paper, and label each piece with things they love.Continue reading

In this advertising unit, students will be asked to identify and create their own techniques in a series of wonderful activities. This unit includes graphic organizers, checklists, rubrics, teaching tips, self assessments and more. Also included is a colorful and engaging poster set about the purpose of advertisements.
Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Unit Plans

Advertising Unit & Poster Set

Teaching kids the ins and outs of advertising can be a lot of fun, especially since marketers can target kids so effectively.  I’ve noticed that students love media literacy topics, especially the idea of creating their own ads.  That’s why I’ve come up with the perfect advertising unit for your students.  The unit package includes a great classroom poster to display on your bulletin boards. Poster Set After going through the posters and discussing ad techniques, it’s time to start the unit! Teaching Tips Attract In the first section, students are asked to plan an ad meant to attract customers.  They start off with a graphic organizer to help effectively plan just how they will attract buyers.  HereContinue reading

Fractions, Math, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Fraction Activity – The Best Parts of Me

Whether you’re looking for a fun fractions activity or looking to build your students’ self-esteem, look no further :D.  I’ve got a cross-curricular fractions activity that will get your students practicing both their math and writing skills.  Oh, and it’s a super-hero themed activity to boot. The package includes an introductory brainstorming page.  This is where students are meant to think about their greatest qualities, and list them: Next, students begin drawing out their superhero image, and label a fractioned circle: These superheroes would be great as a way to decorate a bulletin board.  Either cut out the superhero figures, or clue the page onto a construction paper backing.  The package also includes clipart images,Continue reading

Teaching Ideas & Inspiration, Writing

Parts of a Letter – Poster & Worksheet Set

I love teaching kids about writing letters.  It feels like a lost form of communication in our time, but it’s still an important and relevant writing genre.  Students will need lots of examples to show them the various components of a letter.  It also helps to have students do lots of practice and write to famous authors, public figures, family members or to each other.  Here is my Parts of a Letter – Poster and Worksheet set, available on Teachers Pay Teachers: This is a great way to visibly show students each part of a letter.  Each section is labelled and has a coordinating explanation card, which further details what each section is and providesContinue reading

Important lessons when having your second child.
On Being A Parent

Lessons I Learned When Welcoming Baby #2

I’ve recently taken a little hiatus from a lot in life; but it’s for a good reason.  My little family recently welcomed our 2nd precious little baby girl.  While it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and new experiences, it’s been a truly beautiful time.  Through this experience, I learned many new things.  Even though this is my second child, there were a lot of new experiences to be had and lessons to be learned. This post is dedicated to sharing just some of what I have come to know while welcoming baby #2 :). Labour & Delivery Remember this lovely experience?  If you’ve been through it before, how can you not! My main lesson learned here is toContinue reading

A list of summer research projects for kids that will have kids enjoying their summer even more!
Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Summer Research Projects for Kids

Summer vacation will undoubtedly be filled with many fun activities for kids to enjoy.  This doesn’t mean we can find small ways of keeping up studious habits, while still enjoying the break.  So, I’ve put together a list of summer research project for kids, that will get your kids excited about learning and also implementing their new found knowledge.  Here we go: Planet Research Have your kids research various planets, our solar system or the stars.  You could take them to a local science center or planetarium.  They could also supplement their research online (and which kid doesn’t love a reason to use the internet :)).  The best part: on a nice summer night, take theContinue reading

Seasons, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Using Summer Fun To Educate Kids

With summer in full swing, many parents fear that their kids will forget the valuable educational lessons they learned throughout the school year.  But, this doesn’t have to be the case.  There is a way to allow your kids to enjoy the full adventures of summer fun, while also sneaking in some valuable lessons.  Here are some wonderful summer lessons for kids! Explore Different Creatures As the weather improves, children have the chance to see various creatures in their natural habitats. Celebrate this by learning about various creatures and how they live and eat.  One great way to commemorate this is to build a bird feeder.  Another idea is to take your children on a crittersContinue reading

Great ideas to teach kids about Ramadan!
Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Teach Kids About Ramadan

The month of Ramadan is fast approaching.  It is a time for Muslims young and old to participate in extra acts of worship and good will.  Whether you’re looking for ways to diversify your classroom or teach your kids the personal importance of Ramadan, here are some ways to talk about the month! Phases of the Moon The month of Ramadan begins with the sighting of a new moon.  This is the perfect opportunity to teach young kids the phases of the moon.  Take a look at this simple craft, for kids of any age! Mosque Diorama During the month of Ramadan, men, women and children frequent their local mosques in the evening to breakContinue reading