Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas 'Down Under' Blog Hop & Pete the Cat Freebie

Thanks for stopping by.

I am joining up with my friend Jodie 
and some other Aussie bloggers for a fantastic blog hop. 

If you are looking for some fun activities for Christmas, you really should come 'down under' and check out what pressies are waiting for you.

Everyone LOVES Pete the Cat!
He is one cool cat.

When Santa got sick, Pete was there to help out. 
Just quietly, I think he just wanted an opportunity to visit us down here in the land of OZ!! 
And... who wouldn't?
Australia is a beautiful country.

 Enough said... I did this activity with my children last year. Take a peek.

I thought you might like to do this with your little ones this year.

I would love you to show your thanks by following my blog 
 I LOVE reading your comments.

You can download your 

Pop on over to 
and see Casey at
for more fun freebies.
 Don't forget to follow the other bloggers' blogs
 but most of all thank them for your pressie.

 May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the coming year.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Christmas Fun

Christmas is just around the corner and it is a very busy time for teachers down here in Australia.

I have made a little pack to keep your students engaged and motivated.

This pack has a ton of literacy and maths activities to keep your children busy and learning over this festive season.
And what make this more appealing, there is no preparation, no coloured ink and no laminating needed.

I have also included a little reader as well as a cute plum pudding craft activity.

If you are interested it is available at 

Also.... coming soon,

I am joining up with some Aussie bloggers for a fun 
Christmas Down Under Blog Hop.
We have some great freebies for you!
Don't miss out.

Happy Teaching!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Elf on the Shelf

I LOVE the festive season.
For us here in Australia, it is nearly the end of our school year.  We begin our summer holidays just before Christmas.

We are expecting a very hot summer. Summer has not yet begun and already we have had several bad bushfires with many people losing their homes. 

I know this is a cliche but I would love to have a white Christmas just once.
It is on my 'bucket list'.

It is C-R-A-Z-Y busy at school at present. We have our end of year reports to write and still try to keep up the momentum in the classroom. 

As well we are putting on a BIG Christmas concert. 
Just quietly, it was my idea!!

I always enjoy all the fun Christmas activities with my children.

Last year I had a heap of fun with The Elf on the Shelf with my little ones. 
Our elf was a girl! I remember one of my children declaring.... "but elves aren't girls!!"

Our elf ~ Twinkles, as the children named her, would pop up in a different place each day. My children would eagerly arrive every morning to see where she was hiding. 

 Oh what fun! 
Kindergarten is such a joy. I love seeing their little beaming faces, full of curiosity.

Of course we made our own little Elf.

We wrote about what we do when we are being 'nice'