Sunday, 21 August 2016

Bonus Sale and a Giveaway!

Are you back in the classroom yet? Setting up? Or still in denial mode?  I'm itching to get back in my classroom and in the meantime I'm in full curriculum mode.  I've been spending my summer creating all sorts of resources and wishlisting some from others on TpT.  Here are just two of my new resources:

    

Have you downloaded the Canadian Back to School eBook yet?  It's loaded full of great tips, freebies and resources from Canadian TpT sellers.  It's amazing no matter what grade you teach or where in the world you are from!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Canadian-Back-To-School-eBook-2016-2698297

So why am I telling you all this?  Because Teachers Pay Teachers is having a bonus sale, one day only, tomorrow!  All resources in my store, and many others sellers too, will be 20% off.  And, if you enter the promo code "oneday" at checkout you'll get another discount, for a total of 28% off!  But, don't run off just yet!  I've one more thing to share with you. Keep reading.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-In-Fourth-With-Ms-Gatt



Finally,  a giveaway!  My friend Christina from Hanging Around in Primary is celebrating her two year blogiversary with four $20 TpT gift cards.  The contest ends in just a few hours.  Head over to enter and maybe you'll have a little extra cash for the sale tomorrow!

http://bit.ly/HAIPblogiversary



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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

How to Host a Successful Curriculum Night

 


With the new curriculum upon us in British Columbia, my school will be hosting a Curriculum Night in September.  Are you thinking of hosting one as well?  I've compiled a list of 10 ideas you can use to host your own successful Curriculum Night.  Sounds great, right?

1. Curriculum FAQ

I think that no matter what you do, a portion of the evening has to be an information session where parents can hear some info from admin or teachers and ask their questions.  This list of FAQ from the curriculum website is a great place to start.

2. Use QR Codes

The new curriculum is all about embracing our fast changing world and using technology to do so.  The Daring Librarian has lots of great ways to use QR codes for a parent night.  I love the idea of having parents scan to get teacher info or to direct them to the school website or Facebook page.


3. STEM Challenge

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  STEM Challenges involve hands-on learning and inquiry.  Completely at the heart of the new curriculum.  The pin below will send you to 28 great options, but there are literally hundreds out there.


4. FreshGrade

If your teachers are using it this is a great time to share the benefits of embracing FreshGrade with parents.  If you aren't familiar,  read all about it here.


5. Math Carnival

Literacy and math skills are still front and centre in the new curriculum.  The use of carnival games will make the evening upbeat, fun and engaging.


6. Donation Station

With the new curriculum comes the need for lots of additional maker-type items.  Maybe you send a wish list of items on the invitation and parents could drop off during the event?


7. Enjoy-mints

Who doesn't love a treat?  This sign and saying are oh-so-cute too.




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Monday, 1 August 2016

Have Your Best School Year Ever!

It's that time of year again; TPT is holding their annual Back To School Sale.   That means teachers all over the world are gearing up to head back in their classrooms.  Thankfully, I still have a month of summer vacation left, but of course that doesn't stop me from thinking about school!  

For the third year, a group of Canadian teachers have got together to create a Back to School ebook for you all.  It's filled with tips, tricks and freebies perfect for heading back in the classroom!  This book is great for teachers of all grade levels, and you certainly don't have to be Canadian to find something that will work for you in it.  


Don't worry, it is a forever freebie so if you "missed" this product before going back to school this year it will still be available for you to download.

If you're reading this post on August 1 or 2, don't forget about the sale happening at TpT right now!  Click the image or follow this link to head on over and stock up!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fun-In-Fourth-With-Ms-Gatt

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