Monday, 29 August 2016

SUPER glue basket

Hi all,

I hope the start of the year is going well for those of you who are back already. 

I'm having some superhero touches to my classroom this year. I had a very busy day today but managed to put together this little basket to satisfy my nerdy needs.

Basket and ribbon: Tiger
"Glue" Font: Badaboom BB
Superglue clipart: Johnny's clipart
Cape, eyes, mouth and Superman logo all found on Google Images

Happy prepping to one and all!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Instagram display for school photos

Hi everyone,

I've been back to work a couple of days and due to meetings and sorting things, I've only got one display done. It's this Instagram-style display for photos near the entrance of the school. This was inspired by Ashley's (from Teach Create Motivate) version which is for sale on TPT. I wanted mine larger scale so I set out to create my own version. However, the backing paper was a different white to the different elements I printed so it ended up looking a bit patchworky. 

Hope you like it, despite its flaws!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

20% off TPT sale Monday, 22nd August

Hi everyone!

I know tomorrow's Monday and that many of you are going back to school soon (I'm starting tomorrow!) so here's a little something to cheer you up. Tomorrow, Monday, 22nd August, there will be 20% off everything in my TPT store.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Back to school freebies

Hi all,

I hope you're enjoying the holidays and not suffering from the August blues! Here are some back to school freebies for you to help get you up and running.


These welcome posters are available for free in my TPT store as Gaeilge or in English.

These WALT and WILF posters are great for sticking on your board to share lesson objectives or assessment criteria.

This is a behaviour management technique that we have used for a number of years at my school. Each child's name is put in a cup. Every break time, you choose a name and secretly watch that child in the line. If they behave well, they get to put a star on a chart. If not, we don't tell them who the secret walker was but we explain why that person didn't get a star. I usually print the children's names on an A3 sheet to make the star chart and put the above poster on top.

I will be having a TPT sale with 20% off all items in my store on 22nd August!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Star Wars Classroom Management Clip Charts and Decor Kit

Hello there,

I hope you are all enjoying August. Clip charts are one of my favourite behaviour management strategies. The concept is so simple. Each child has a clothes peg clipped to it. They all begin in the "Ready to Learn" section every day. Depending on their choices, they must move their peg up or down throughout the day. In my school, we use the same clip chart in all elementary classrooms and it works really well.

I've created two Star Wars-themed clip charts - one in English and one as Gaeilge (in the Irish language). If you'd like to get either, they're available for $2 (roughly €1.80) in my TPT store. Click on either of the images below to view them in the store.

I've also made this Star Wars-themed classroom decoration kit. It contains the following resources:
Page 3: "The force is strong in this class" sign
4-10: Class calendar - days and numbers 1-31 (plus editable squares)
11-12: Days of the week
13-15: "Yesterday was," "Today is" and "Tomorrow will be" signs
16-19: Months of the year
20-26: Word wall headers ("Word Wall" and each letter "Aa" "Bb")
27-33: Welcome banner (pennant-style)
34-37: Classroom management clip-chart (as above - in English)
38-43: Table numbers (1-6)
44-50: How we go home (Header, After-school club, Day care, Walking, Bus, Bicycle, Car)

51-53: Blank EDITABLE labels (lined, not lined and circular)

It costs $6 (roughly €5.40).

You'll also find the days of the week (in English and as Gaeilge) and the calendar set sold separately in the STAR WARS SECTION of my TPT store. Click here to view them!

Monday, 8 August 2016

FREE Parent Reminder Checklists

Hi all,

Hope you're enjoying the summer holidays. Here's a quick freebie - a set of editable parent reminder sheets. 

You could print them off and give them to the parents on the first week of school. However, if you've got a big class and don't want the printing costs, you could email them to the parents and they can decide to print it if they wish.

I used one of these templates last year (see photo).

The freebie includes two different styles in 6 different colours.

You can download it for free from my TPT store by clicking here.