Thursday, 27 December 2012

Fun in the Snow.

It is Summer down here in Australia and we are having great weather. 
I love the warm weather but I also like it when it's cold. 

We had a lot of fun when it was winter doing lots of fun snowman activities.

Here is a peek at what we did.

 We did a snowman glyph.
My little ones did such a great job.

We wrote about our snowman.

We labeled a snowman.

We also read 
Snowmen at Night and Snowmen All Year 
by Caralyn Buehner

We did a fun craftivity about Snowmen at Night and did a writing activity
If I were a snowman at night. . .

We read some poems and also did this snowman poetry craftivity.

We did lots of other activities. 
Here is a preview of the activities. 

All these activities are available at TPT HERE

Happy teaching

Sunday, 16 December 2012

No words, just love

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas

My little ones love Pete the Cat books. 
We had a lot of fun doing activities about Pete the Cat Saves Christmas.

Here is the craft activity that we did.

 We did a Pete the Cat craftivity with a simple cloze and then my little ones drew their favourite part of the story.

Look at the cute pictures that they drew.


Happy teaching

Saturday, 1 December 2012


Farley from 
Oh' Boy 4th Grade is having her December currently

Wow December is here AGAIN!
I can't believe how the year has gone ~ it seems like just a blink.

I have to say I LOVE  everything Christmas.

I so enjoy decorating the house. 
The tree is up, but there are no presents under the tree because I need to go shopping.
I love the time I spend with family and friends.
Christmas feels good.

It is nearly the end of our school year and everyone is tired, teachers and kids!
We have had reports to write, organise classes for next year, lots of end of year stuff... and some teachers have to move classrooms. 
Fortunately I am staying where I am for next year~ SIGH of relief.

I want school to be over so I can just focus on CHRISTMAS.

Everyone comes to my house so I am super busy with preparations.

As you know I am from the 'land down under'. 
 My house is surrounded by very large flowering gum trees.
Not all gum trees have flowers.
If you know May Gibbs' books Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, she has those flowering gums and the gum nuts in her stories.

Anyway, the gum trees have yellow flowers at present and the birds, especially the parrots are having a lovely time getting the nectar from the flowers. 
I can hear them all day.  

Because of the large gum trees around my house, we have a lot of birds, especially kookaburras.

They love to start laughing about 7.30 at night and 4.00 in the morning. 
I do love them but not at 4.00 am in the morning!!

Yesterday morning there was a kookaburra seeking refuge on my outdoor deck. He was there for several hours. This is very unusual for them to do that. 

 I noticed that one of his eyes was all white, he had obviously  injured it. 
Kookaburras have very sharp eye sight and rely on that to catch their food. 
Because he had been on my deck for such a long time, I decided to see if he was hungry and yep, as soon as I threw him some mince, he was into it. 
I am a soft touch when it comes to animals. 

 Happy teaching and Merry Christmas!