Thursday, June 28, 2012

Celebrating Pins!

My Canada Day and fourth of July Pins went live this morning on Endless Pinabilities.
Check them out!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Canada Day Printable

Good Morning!

I've been searching the net for a Canada Day print that would be perfect for my little family, but did you realize how few there are? Canadian Patriotic products are truly few and far apart. I think my Pinterest board has most of them, and I hate that so many of them I have to pay for if I want their version!

In case you can't tell, yes, my family is a family of Trekkies :)

So this morning while nursing I created this little beauty. Click on the image for the high resolution google doc.

Do you have any Canada Day freebie? Share your link in the comments!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Freebie: All about Canada unit Part three

Good Morning ladies!

I know many of you have just started following me when you stumbled across my Superhero journal papers, and I'll get back to those soon, but today in honour of Canada Day this coming weekend, I'm continuing with my all about Canada Unit.

Today's installment includes 11 pages dedicated to learning the lyrics to O Canada. I may be posting more later this week, we'll see.

Included is one page for Americans learning about Canada to compare our national anthems.

Enjoy! Click on the Cover.

A few samples:

I'm posting this as part of Manic Monday. Please, if you don't want to miss a part, follow me.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Patriotic Pin Party!

Have you checked out Endless Pinabilities yet? This week, starting today, we're having a pin party. Our contributors are taking turns sharing their favourite Canada Day and July Fourth pins. You should definitely add EP to your blogroll so you don't miss a single idea. I'll be posting on Thursday.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Superhero Obsession Part Three: Journal Freebies

Good afternoon, ladies (and gentlemen. Are there any gentlemen reading this?)

To continue my Superhero classroom theme obsession for my imaginary classroom, I've created the following package. I present full and half pages in a variety of font sizes for the elementary classroom.

Here's a sneak peek:

Just click on the cover page to go to the google doc.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Endless Pinabilities

If you haven't figured it out yet, I am obsessed not just with Superheroes, but with Pinterest. So when I learned there was a new teaching blog to feed my addiction, I jumped right in and asked to be a contributor!

Today I offered up my first entry, check it out here.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Superhero Obsession Part Two: Inspiration

As promised, today's entry contains my inspiration board for my imaginary classroom.

I will explain each part and if I can, I will share where the image came from.

To the original owners of these images, I hope no one takes offense to my sharing these images, please take this as the highest form of flattery!

I have a TON more ideas for this theme collected on my Superheroes Pinterest board. I add every idea I see, and regularly do Pinterest searches for this theme. Check them out here.

Zero the Hero. I've seen a few different sources for similar units. I can use this for counting to the 100th day of school, and showing how the 0's (the ten's) make it easier to count to our goal. This particular unit includes a few different songs and poems. I wish I could find the link on my computer to this unit. I wish I pinned this version!

On student's birthday's, one idea I like is to have a birthday cape for them to wear instead of the crown, I'm also considering a chair cover that hangs like a cape, but I've never seen anything like that. If you do that, I'd love to see a picture! This cape I found on Teacher Idea Factory.

Classroom Helpers would be Hero of the Day, and to distinguish them, they could wear these "power bracelets" Image is via Pinterest. The original pin is missing, I wish I could track it down, sorry!

D: One part of my Classroom Management system will include these mystery heroes. Every day the teacher pulls the name of one student and spends the day keeping their eye on their behaviour. The class never ever knows who the teacher is following until the end of the day. If they did great, the hero is revealed and rewarded, of not, the hero remains a secret and gets to try again a different day. This image is from

E: I've been in love with these clip charts since I first saw them near the end of my last year teaching. I was going to implement one this year, but my job fell through. This Superhero inspired one comes from 3rd Grade's a Hoot

F: Every Lower Elementary Classroom needs day's of the week cards for yesterday, today and tomorrow. I love these themed ones from Preschool Printables

G: My last classroom had AWFUL curtains. How about replacing them with Superhero capes? From Mrs. Jones Superheroes

H: The internet is full of hero alphabets to choose from, here's one poster you could put up in your classroom. From Piccsy

I: I've never used the daily five, but I plan on using a form of them next time I teach. Here are a set of Superhero headers I found on Teachers Pay Teachers.

J: Every Superhero classroom needs calendar headers, here's a cute set I stumbled also from Teachers Pay Teachers

K: I used to have a bulletin board titled awesome work, next time I'll have one like this from mme. Borton

L: And  finally, I NEED to have comic book pows, bangs, etc decorating the random corners of my classroom like these one's from etsy.

Many of the rest of the ideas I've found are individual lessons, and are not long term ideas, but I love them all so much! It will be very hard to pull off this theme without going overboard.

Do you have any ideas I haven't pinned? Please direct me to them!!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Welcome New Followers!

Wow, in just less than two weeks I've doubled my followers! I know twenty isn't very many, but  to me that's just awesome. You guys rock!

I'll have to think of a giveaway, but I don't sell any products, I already give you everything for free...

I'll keep you posted, I'll have something for 50 followers when that happens.

Linking Up: I saw it on Pinterest

I love linky parties, and today in addition to Manic Monday at Classroom Freebies, I'm linking up with Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher for:

She didn't say how many pins to share, so I'll try really hard to narrow down my 1511 (and growing) pins. CURSE YOU PINTEREST!

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Some of these will be for the near future, while others I won't be able to use until I have my class again. 

Please note, these are in no particular order.

1. These two are so similar, I don't know which I will, but make I will!

Source: via Mrs. D on Pinterest

2. We NEED a place to put our mail key, storage key, etc. Hopefully I'll do this before my husband gets back from his next work trip.

3. My husband is always asking what we're having for supper, and having this in the kitchen would be great. I'm making it this month.

4. When I'm teaching again this will be a much cheaper way to make student supply cubbies or for reading.

5. Sight Word I spy, cute!

6. I want to make one that looks like a Superhero cape for our hero of the day.

7. Printing on Post-its? Yes please!

8. This is by far the best birthday board idea I've seen in years. Definitely want to do this.

9. I'm using this on my playdough containers for Sunday School this year, and will use for centres someday.

10. I LOVE the idea of having a secret student you're watching.

11. Spray this before you need attention/concentration. very cute.

12. Take a Superhero picture of every student the first day of class to use for Superhero of the day, etc.

Superhero Obsession Part One: Poster Freebies

I have a new classroom obsession. I've recently become a tad bit obsessed with having my next classroom be Superhero themed. I don't even have any idea how many years will pass before I'll have a class again, but I'm holding tight to this!

Today as part of Manic Monday I'll share a couple posters I whipped up, and in the next few days I'll share my inspiration board and some other ideas. I hope you'll check back!

Just click on the images to go to their google docs.

Do you have any suggestions or requests for matching posters? Leave me a message, and I'll post them in a follow up.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Have you thought of doing a Superhero theme?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PInternet ideas for Canada

So I LOVE Pinterest, and I've been looking for inspiration to include as ideas in my All about Canada unit. Here are a few I found tonight while nursing.

1. I actually have one of these two bulletin board sets, and my kids loved it.

2. Kids can make totem poles as part of studying the diverse native cultures of Canada.
Source: via Tina on Pinterest

3.Make a game for what you're studying, or have the kids design one for a group project.

4.Learn about what communities we're apart of.

5. Make an Inukshuk

6. Build an igloo out of milk containers.
Source: via Sheryl on Pinterest

7. Build Canadian symbols out of Lego.

Activities specific to Canada aer hard to find,

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