Friday, October 24, 2014

Thank goodness it's Five for Friday!

What a long week! I have been such an inconsistent blogger. I have been trying to link up with

for weeks and decided to just sit down after a long day at work and do it! Here we go...
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I played Mum last week and went on my son's very first Kindergarten excursion to the farm. How cute is this little ducking?
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This was a sad sad morning in KB. The cleaner *might* have knocked it off and *might* have forgotten to tell me. Lucky for me, my AWESOME Scentsy consultant Alison from Teaching Maths with Meaning was able to order me a new one and within 2 days it was sitting at the door (or it *might* have been thrown over the fence by the post man). My room was back to smelling gorgeous this morning.

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I made this fun freebie and posted about it yesterday, If you didn't snag it, click HERE.

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On the right were the cute chickens I shared on my FB page from Mel @ From the Pond. Last week to go with our chicken theme, we made these super cute lifecycle chicks from Bilingual Scrapbook.

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Today we said farewell to our chick babies. We had 4 families who adopted 2 chicks each and I made them promise to keep us updated with photos. It is always such a great experience having this happen in our classroom. The company we use is Living Eggs.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shake Rattle Drop and Friends of Ten

We have been practicing our addition and friends of ten this week. I came up with a quick way to play shake rattle drop all on the one page.

If you have never played Shake Rattle Drop, you need a ten frame (or this sheet) and ten double sided counters. You also need something to record with.

Shake the counters in your hands, and drop onto the page.

We always place the red counters first and yellow sides sencond.
Write down the Friends of Ten!

Go and fill the recording sheet up! It is great practice and the kids start to notice the number patterns for Friends of Ten quite quickly.

Click on this picture to go and grab this freebie from GoogleDocs.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Best Bloggy Friends Meetup!

I have to admit, for a while I have been jealous of all the bloggy meet ups I see. I have been lucky enough to meet up with Mel (From the Pond) quite a few times, as well as Stef (Miss Galvin Learns) and most recently Emma (Clever Classroom) but I was hoping for something more.

Boy did I get it!

I had a fabulous weekend in Sydney (my home town) meeting up with some of the most incredible women. They have been my support - not just for blogging and TPT, but personal stuff too! for 2 years and we finally came together to celebrate this friendship!!!!

We spent the night in a hotel very close to Darling Harbour and kicked it off with some drinks and a game - thanks Tania! Many laughs were had :)

No blogger meet up would be complete without our blog buttons on a lanyard, would it? Many thanks to Holly at GoNoodle who sent me these goodies all the way to Australia.

And awesome Mel at From the Pond and Graphics from the Pond gave us all a block of chocolate with a cute scrappy girl on it - we thought it looked a little like Shanyn from Classroom Chit Chat.

Then it was time for fireworks on the harbour (totally arranged *cough cough*) and a delicious dinner. There may have been a cocktail involved!

What a night! I am in total awe of these women who went out of their way to come to Sydney and meet up! 

Thanks so much. You all mean a lot to me :)