Yesterday, I shared about twinkl with you! Who went and looked around? What awesome stuff did you find that you could use?
Today, I’m going to share how I used the resource pack from twinkl to transform my home living area into a Vet’s office. I laminated each item so it would last for the next month or so.
I made two copies of this Pet Care word mat and placed them different places in the vet’s office. The children can use these as a guide to write sentences about their pets.
Also included, are these great posters to include in your vet’s office area as advertisements for services that are offered there. :) Love the variety!
And of course, worried human mommies and daddies will need a place to wait while their pet is being looked at!
The kids voted and determined that we will have an exotic animal vet’s office, complete with polar bears, jaguars, horses, cows, beavers, and ducks! We looked through all the stuffed animals I had in the closet and these won out!
I’ll post more pictures of everything in action soon.
Have you ever heard of twinkl? Its an amazing website with resources dedicated to Early Childhood children and their caretakers (teachers, parents, daycare providers, etc.)
I use their images and resources packs whenever I can because they use real pictures and always connect words with them.
Just look at all the resource categories they have available to use:
I used their Role Play section to help me change my home living area into a Vet’s office (come back tomorrow to see pictures of that!) I love that they have something for everyone on their site and many of the resources are free, but if you pay the very inexpensive “Premium” fee, you get access to LOTS more resources…that’s where the Vet pack came from.
These are the different resource packs you can download just to create different Shops in your classroom.
When you download a pack, you will get EVERYTHING you can think of needing to make it happen, minus the more 3D shaped items to bring your dramatic play area to life.
These are the different Service packs you can download. This is where I got my Vet’s Pack.
Twinkl is based in England, so sometimes you might see words spelled in British English, but the the great folks at Twinkl are quickly building their American English library and adding more resources for that.
One of the things I used two units ago, were these amazing pictures of homes from around the world. We study homes in different times and places and talk about what makes each home suitable for being in that particular location. These photos from twinkl make it so easy to do that!
Go have a look around their site and see what you can find! Sign up for their Premium Membership too–its so inexpensive and SO worth it! Come back tomorrow to see how I used twinkl’s resources to transform my home living area into a Vet’s office!
I generally hate talking about myself. I like to share ideas on this little bit of blog space, but just this once, I’m going to share something that happened last Friday because I’m just so darn overwhelmed by all the kind words from colleagues that went into making it happen.
I found out on Friday, at a whole school convocation that I am the National recipient of the Shell Science Teaching Award! I was completely shocked, humbled, and awed to be chosen. Needless to say, I cried. A lot. I couldn’t get it together! :) I was surprised…completely surprised! I knew I was going to be recognized for being one of three finalists nationally, but had no idea that I was going to find out that I was the National winner! In front of the entire school!! I can’t do what I do without the entire group of people who were there to see it happen, the kids, the staff, and my family!
In order to get this award, I went through three rounds of judging. In November, I submitted a paper talking about my philosophy of teaching science and what some of my favorite lessons were. I made it through that round and found out I was one of 10 finalists nationally, so I had to submit a video of me teaching. Then, I found out I was one of three finalists nationally and had a team of three teachers do a site visit. They spent the entire day watching me teach, talking to my colleagues, administrators, and parents. That’s the last I knew of anything–that I would be hearing about the results near the end of February. :) Totally caught me off guard!!
This is my family…I can’t do what I do without them!
As part of this award, I get an all expense paid trip to Boston for the National Science Teachers Association conference, and I won $10,000! Can you believe it?? I knew that going into the whole thing, but the reality of actually winning–well, it took awhile to set in!
I am so humbled to be chosen as the recipient of this award and can’t wait to get the message out that young children and learners can participate in Science and they can be very successful at it!
Best. Day. Ever.
Today is the last day of the Tpt sale!
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I’m sure by now, you’ve heard about the AWESOME Tpt sale that starts tomorrow!!!
My two best selling products will be on-sale for 20% off during this sale, so be sure to put them in your cart if you don’t already have them!!
The first one is my 3D Shapes Pack:
This pack is so easy to use…all you need is some BINGO stampers in the appropriate colors and some of these sheets and you are good to go! My kiddos LOVE using these sheets at the beginning of the year and get really good quickly at recognizing and naming letters and numbers.
Use Promo Code TPT3 beginning on Thursday!!
That’s right friends!! Tpt is having a sale to celebrate 3 Million Teachers using Tpt in some way!!
The sale doesn’t start until Thursday, February 28th, but go start filling up your cart right away!
I’ve made some new products to share with you and they will ALL (along with the rest of my store) be on sale for 20% off! Keep watching for the special code to type in at checkout so you can get up to 28% off!
First, I created a new set of Rainbow Pom-Pom Games! This set helps your students practice the 88 sight words in the Journeys reading series. Its played the same way the Rainbow Pom-Pom Toss game is, except with sight words!
If you don’t have the original game and really want it along with the new one, you’re in luck!! I’ve bundled the two together so you can have your students practice a variety of skills! Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Die Recognition, Sight Words and more! 33 different mats are included to help you reach a wide range of students and their abilities!
Finally, if you missed it last week, I created these “Ways to Make” practice sheets. My kiddos LOVE these! All you need is some mini-erasers, sheet protector, and some dry erase markers and you are go to go! This activity is great for practicing composing and decomposing numbers!
So there you have it!! Some new products that will be on sale beginning on Thursday!!
We have been getting LOTS of snow here in the midwest and I am done with winter! We’ve had more snow days this year than we have in the last 20 years! I think we are up to 8 days that we have missed (which isn’t a lot for some of you, but we NEVER cancel school, so this is a big deal!). We’ve also had many 2 hour delays which throws our schedule off. The 2 hour delays were because of the below zero weather–which means, even though the fluffy white stuff is outside, we can’t play in it–its just too cold!
So…my 9 year old and I got creative, searched Pinterest, and found a way to make indoor snow!
We used 2 ingredients…baking soda and shaving cream. There’s no particular recipe to follow, but we used about 1 cup of shaving cream to 1/2 a box of baking soda.
So when you’re stuck indoors, go have some snow day fun inside!