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Sometimes, let’s face. We are out of ideas for a holiday. It’s difficult to outbeat yourself or try not to repeat last year. Well, last year, I had an idea and it went okay.

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I made a printable, a card for students’ moms. And some corny and cheap earrings. I personally believe it works for all grades, but it’s definitely cuter with the youngest. Let’s face it. As moms, we are all corny.

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In paper, it didn’t look that bad. I really believe I was on the right track.

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The original idea was to make it in class with my students but I didn’t plan the time right… there wasn’t enought to finish them. We barely did for one group.

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Posted by on May 6, 2016 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle, 4th cycle

 

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Three Wise Men

Let’s start this month and back to school with a craft.

Let’s talk about 3 Wise Men. I found this amazing easy craft to start the year on a good note. Let’s paint and decorate the classroom.

The whole idea belongs to Catholic Icing dot com in their post 3 Kings Epiphany Crafts

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle

 

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Little Snowflake

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Last year, to my shame, I partipated on the Christmas Festival. Why shame? Well, it was last notice and thankfully this was the warmup song of December.

Little Snowflake Video. It’s not a bad song and it reviews part of the body and the kids like it. I made quick signs with the snowflakes and the ribbons and that was it.

I think it of redoing it this year but with more preparation.

 

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in 1st cycle, 1st grade

 

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Education.com

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Once upon a time, I was annoyed like pretty much everybody by the ads around the webpages. For once, something called my attention AND it was education.com

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You can sign up with a normal username and passsword or using your facebook account like other webpages.

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With your FREE account you can download 10 worksheets (totally worthy if you manage well your resources). If you want unlimited access to download at leasure, well you have to pay.

I have used it to make the bulletin boards, extra activities with the sounds, holiday activities and so on.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle, 4th cycle

 

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Halloween and Day of the Death Lanterns

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This idea is inspired by something I saw on Pinterest and I had on my PC from years back.

skulllanternPrintables right here, skull lantern and my Jack O’Lantern

 

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle, 4th cycle

 

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Superheroes… not just for Halloween

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Last year, I did this actvity in a new school as a spin-off of the ever classics of ghosts, witches and black cats.

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I found the printable on Free Printable Crazy Glasses! by Picklebumps.

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At first, I was preoccupied that my students won’t like it.

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But they were over the moon.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in 1st cycle, 1st grade, 2nd grade

 

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Mister Bunny Ears, Easter is here

I found 3 really cute crafts for this holiday.

Easy Easter Crafts: Easter Finger Puppets

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Easter baskets – I think I am going to use this one this year.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in 1st cycle, 1st grade, 2nd grade, Preschool

 

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Flowers, Bees and Sweetnees: Springtime

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This post is merely informative. Really here in my town, we really didn’t have a winter. It has been a very crazy year.

New planning format

I have some good crafts that I have found this year.

This one looks really cute: Caterpillar Turned Butterfly

I like this for my girl students: Fairy Flower Crown

I particularly like this one for my 1st and 2nd graders: Daffodil Pinwheel Craft

Check my last year post: Flower Time

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2014 in 1st cycle, 1st grade, 2nd grade, Preschool

 

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St. Patrick’s Day 2014

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After 2 years of blogging, I have realized that I have totally forgotten about this holiday.

I looked around the web looking and finding some cool things:

I made my own coins to print in yellow sheets. Printable here for lucky coins. Also pins to print in green sheets, printable here for lucky pins

I have so students who are total fan of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and I found this cool printable for them of ancient Greek coins. I will use some yellow pages to make coins for them. Hi Hi

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle, 4th cycle

 

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Play Money, Responsibility and Shopping

The idea is not new, I am afraid but it’s something I haven’t done: give play money to the students in order to buy something at the end of a period like a month, project, bimester, etc.

My 3rd grade secondary EFL teacher did it (16 years ago). They were called pilidollars and we used them at the end of the bimester for a portion of our grade.

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Now, it’s my time to do it. I made my play money. (Printable here)

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I pasted an envelope in my students hardcover notebooks to keep their money. I gave students one bill after each checked exercise.

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I set up a day to put my kiosk. I bought small and cute things to sale. Even made a cashier box to put the money.

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I taught how to ask for a price.

RESULTS:

It wasn’t so bad. It did motivate some kids to work harder because I had only 12 dollars for each class. However, some students stopped everything at all once they saw there were no more tickets.

NEW SPIN:

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Since I had some issues with the dollars like cutting a LOT and lost dollars. I MADE checks with different denominations $1, $2, $3, $4 and $5 and NOW I give them after 5 checked daily classworks. (For play check click here)

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2014 in 1st cycle, 2nd cycle, 3rd cycle

 

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