Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Very Greedy Bee

 The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman is a great 'Read Aloud' for your students. 
In the story Greedy Bee learns a valuable lesson about being kind and treating others the way you would like to be treated. 

 We talked about character traits and how Greedy bee changed in the story.

 We wrote about how Greedy Bee's character changed at the beginning and end of the story and the lesson he learned.

We made the Greedy Bee and I displayed it with the Character Traits activity to create a bright, cheerful display.

This story offered so many teaching and learning opportunities.

This story was perfect to demonstrate the use of adjectives. 
We looked at the author's use of adjectives throughout the story.

As a class we found the adjectives that described the nouns in the story.

My students completed worksheets about nouns and adjectives and then used those words in alphabetical order.

I created many different activities about this story. You can take a peek at them  HERE  if you are interested.

Friday, 15 January 2016

TPT Down Under Bonanza Sale and a Give Away

I know I have been away for a long time but I am back!
I have not been on a class for 3 years. I have been doing Reading Recovery. I love teaching those struggling readers and there is nothing more that warms my heart than to see the lights go on and that sweet little Grade 1 student, who wants to read and tries SO hard,  who comes to you with a Level 1 RR text level finally leave the program  as an independent reader.

I am one of the lucky ones who gets paid to do what I love!

Now I am going back on a Grade 1 class and to say I am excited is an understatement!
I haven't taught Grade 1 for 10 years and I am looking forward to the change.

The good news is I have made many new friends from all over the world and especially the new friends I have made close to home 'Down Under' in Australia and New Zealand.

We have linked up to bring all our 'Down Under' teachers who will be returning to school in just over a week a TPT Down Under Sale! 

There is also a 'Give Away' so join in so you don't miss out! 

Of course our teacher friends on the other side of the world can take advantage of our sale and snap up a bargain!

and take a peek at all the other Aussie and New Zealand sellers who will have some fantastic bargains for you. 

Stay tuned for some great Back to School bargains!

Happy teaching!