Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Good morning from soggy old Sydney. I must say, I am feeling slightly jealous of all the talk about warm weather, cute dresses and strappy sandals. All I can think about is tracksuit pants (sweats to my US friends), warms socks and how long can I wait to turn the heater on - not yet thank goodness! The craziness of living on the opposite side of the world. I must say though, I lived in Arizona for 2 years and experienced a Christmas there. I found it very hard to wrap my head around the fact that it was cold! I much prefer hot Christmases, swimming in the pool :)

But anyway.....IKEA!!! The word sends tingles down my spine. I am going there today to hopefully pick up some cute baskets for my classroom. What is your favourite thing about IKEA? Or have you never been?

Teaching wise, I am halfway through my 2nd week of holidays and think its finally time to get myself into gear. I spent a lot of the last 2 days laminating and cutting up all my goodies that I have been hoarding collecting from all the awesome blogs and Tpt stores I follow. But amist all the new 'stuff' I have some cool ideas for lessons this term which should be fun.
Courtesy of Mrs Lirette's Learning Detectives - Contractions match

Down Under teacher Place Value Dominoes (2 digit) - I also just downloaded the pirate ones which deal with 3 digit numbers 
Cupcake Alphabetical Order by ME! Free download here on Teachers Pay Teachers

Our big unit this term is transport. Do you have any favourite transport resources?
Until after Ikea.....


  1. Oh WOW! I am so envious of your IKEA visit! It is one of the things I miss about living in Sydney! Our nearest IKEA means a 12+ hour round drive and we can't exactly fit sofas in the car boot!! I hope you found some great storage:) Well done to you for getting all of those fabulous resources put together! We are also doing Transport for HSIE this term!! Enjoy the rest of your week:)
    Good Morning Mrs Rubie

  2. Hi Tina
    I struggled with my big purchase - a storage bookcase for my little boys room but found some cute boxes for storing all my games.
    Any cool ideas for transport? We are going on an excursion to the tram museum for an excursion.