Friday, 4 July 2014

Five for Friday- 4th July 2014

This is what I've been up to this week:

1. Ordered SitSpots!

 I ordered dark blue and light blue circles to use on the carpet. I figured this would be an answer to all the fidgeting/I don't want to sit next to him/I'm saving this spot/I'm going to roll over backwards problems I've been having with my class on the carpet. 
I am so excited - I cannot wait for them to arrive!

2. Digging Up CVC Words - I Spy

I have been super productive so far on my holidays. I have had this idea in my head for a while and only now have had the time to make it. 

There are many ways to use it, but the way I am going to try first is to hide the laminated worms in a sandbox. The students can search for the worms, use a magnifying glass to read the cvc word and then record on one of the many worksheets included in the pack

3. Reflection Stickers - ACARA based

I have been thinking about a less time-consuming way to organise my student's portfolio pages to show the link to the Australian Curriculum. We also have to get students reflecting on their work to show how they think they went and what they can improve etc. 
So, I came up with these- Reflection Stickers for Prep/Gr1.

Included are stickers (using AVERY L7159 template) for students to self-assess their work using simple smiley faces, and also a sticker for EVERY ACARA outcome! 
All you have to do is print onto AVERY stickers and stick onto the student work/artwork/assessment peice/teacher resource etc. 

4. Blog Re-Design

If you are reading this post on my blog, you will be looking at my brand new blog design. My old blog had hosting issues so I needed to move to Blogger. And with the move, I decided to update my header and so on. 
I still have a few things to work's a work in progress! So I apologize if something isn't working properly yet. 

5. Holiday Plans
So far, apart from creating new TPT products and sleeping (a lot), I haven't done much at all.
I did catch up with my girlfriends over coffee. I even painted my nails a garnet red colour just for the occassion (that's a big deal because I never wear nailpolish!). 

I only have 1 more week of holidays left :( 

Till next time, 

Stay joyful!


  1. Well, both sides of the world are on holiday, even if different ones! Fun to find you. Love your new blog design-- I'm particularly fond of cartoon blogging characters... wonder why? hee. I've clicked around on your site and pinned several things. I'm your newest follower. I have relatives in Australia so have a soft spot for you Aussies :) Hope you'll check out my Funny Kid Friday Linky.. you'll get a chuckle and I bet you have a story or two to share! See you around!
    Kidpeople Classroom

    1. Thanks for the follow, Kathleen! Heading to your site now :)

  2. I love your sit spots! Very adorable. I hope they help your fidgety little ones. :) I'm new to the blogging community (Literacy Loving Gals) and just found your linkup over at Doodle Bugs' Five for Friday. I have to say, I don't know what your blog looked like before, but your new blog is precious. :)

  3. I've heard great things about Sit Spots! You have to let us know how they work out in your classroom. :)