My online obsession

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

If you want to know what I do with my time when I’m online, I’m on Pinterest! There are so many great ideas for art lessons, crafts, decorating, recipes and so much more! Warning, it is addictive! :)

Check it out:
http://www.pinterest.com/

Happy New Year!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

September is the New Year for me. So, new year, new theme! I’m going to try my best to keep updating my blog for you and for myself this year. If you are looking for a particular resource feel free to comment and I’ll see if I can find it for you! Also, if you are looking for writing topic ideas please scroll through my older posts, I have TONES there!

Happy New Year everyone! :)

Horrible Histories

Posted in Social Studies on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

Here’s one way to supplement the social studies text book. It’s called horrible histories. These games would be most appropriate for grades 7-9. This may be a good way to get your young man interested in social studies! :)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/games/terrible-treasures-game

Reading A-Z

Posted in Reading, Resources on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

This one is for those struggling with reading. I used reading A-Z with my students back in the days when I was a classroom teacher…feels like a long time ago now! Some things that I loved about the program were that I didn’t have to go out and purchase a bunch of new books, my students could colour the printable booklets to personalize them and they could take them home. Leveled readers are a great way to see where your child is and help them move forward. You can see their progress in the letter!

Here are a couple tips about using leveled readers (or any readers!):

1. The 5 finger rule. Every time your child struggles on a page put up one finger. If you get to 5 fingers on one page, that book is too difficult.

2. Practice, practice, practice! Your child should not be reading a book once and then tossing it out. They should read it at least 3 times before moving on (not all in a row but over a few days). Try reading once together, then three times independently over the week, then again together. Their reading of that book should have improved (smoother, less mistakes, reading quickly but not too fast, etc)

Check it out!
http://www.readinga-z.com/

Jump Math

Posted in Math on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

Have you ever heard of Jump Math? It is a great math program for home learners. One of the best parts about it is the FREE online teachers guide. Training as a teacher you learn to love teachers guide and for me, loving math, I love math teachers guides. They are full of exciting, fun and engaging lessons. Everything is right there for the taking. The problem for home learners is that teachers guides are usually very expensive. Well, not any more. Now it is all there for free for you! Please check it out to help you teach math and especially if your child is struggling to understand a concept!

http://jumpmath.org/cms/

Great online resource

Posted in Math, Resources, Writing on September 19th, 2013 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

If you are looking for help in almost any subject and you want to make sure if is BC curriculum specific check out Learn Now BC. It is a great tool. You do have to create a log in but it is free and there is a tone of great information there!

http://www.learnnowbc.ca/

Primary ideas blog (via Pinterest)

Posted in Math, Writing on September 25th, 2012 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

This blog has some ideas for little booklets for primary grades. They are pretty basic but it might be helpful if you are looking for some inspiration.

Easy sewing projects (via pinterest)

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23rd, 2012 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

I thought these looked like fun and easy projects. I am missing the sewing machine but you might want to try them :)

Kindergarten readiness printables (via pinterest)

Posted in Resources on September 22nd, 2012 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

Sprinkler (via Pinterest)

Posted in Fun on September 20th, 2012 by Lyndsay — Be the first to comment!

I thought this was fun! So I thought I would share :)

All you need is PVC, a drill, and a hose!