Monday, 1 February 2016

Chinese New Year is coming

One week today (February 8th) is Chinese New Year. I think this time of year is a very exciting and useful way to introduce children to other cultures in the classroom.

With this in mind, these new Chinese New Year workbooks are great for teaching the kiddos about the traditions and the celebrations of Chinese New Year.

These 32 page booklets have great activities and fun writing opportunities to make the learning fun!

Children can learn some Chinese words

 Write their own exciting Zodiac story

Some time work linked to traditions

Opportunity to explain Chinese New Year in their own words.

It is such a fun way to bring Chinese New Year into the classroom.

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Sunday, 31 January 2016

End of January!

So its here! The end of dry January. Tomorrow I can drink again. I'm enjoying a nice cup of coffee at the end of the day. There is still time to sponsor me to help alcohol concern and I've done it now! :) Donate HERE

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The post BETT post


So this is my post-BETT blog post! I had a great time at BETT if you managed to go yourself I hope you saw some of the fantastic things I did!

It was so big I didn't get to see everything. I totally missed the Minecraft area which is a shame as I would have loved to see that. But I did get to dance with a robot that had some very smooth moves....

It really was fun and I would recommend going next year to everyone.

I gave my talk at the TES stand and I was really nervous but I've been told I didn't look it (I'm sure people were just being kind...) in case anyone didn't make it and they are interested I re-recorded the talk with my slides and the video is on YouTube.

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Friday, 22 January 2016

Five for Friday 22nd January 2016

Happy Friday! It's Friday again YAY

Here we are with the wonderful doodlebugs linky party Five for Friday. Where I let you all know the  5 important things I have been up to this week.

Here are the five things I have been up to this week:

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Well first of all I have injured myself some how in my sleep and now I give a little scream whenever I turn my head to the right. Which my daughter find highly amusing!

It could be worse I guess... (at least I'm not wearing those boots!)

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On to happier things. Tomorrow I'm off to London to the BETT Conference at the Excel centre. I will be meeting lots of other teacher-authors and I am really looking forward to it! I have found it quite funny that they have listed me on the programme with just my first name and 'The Ginger Teacher'! (I feel like I should be wearing dark glasses or something!) I will be tweeting all day from the event so please follow me on Twitter if you would like to keep updated. I was pleased to be mentioned on the TES twitter account too, even if I hate the sound of my own voice.

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I am still struggling through Dry January! It isn't actually that hard going but I have had a few days after work when I just wanted to sit on the sofa with a big glass of wine. But I am nearly there! I can do it!! There is still time to sponsor me and help me raise money for alcohol concern :) Donate HERE

Prosecco crisps don't count right???

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This week I have also been planning ahead and thinking about next month (not just because I will be able to have wine then!) February brings Valentine's day :) and as I am always loved up it is a great time of year to bring a little fun into the classroom. I have a few worksheets in my new Valentine's pack to help with reading comprehension and punctuation, all based on the history of Valentine's day. So hop over to my store and check it out. TPT and TES 

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And lastly I have realised I am a bit dumb some times! After all this time blogging I have only just realised I was not actually on Bloglovin! I thought I was! I thought I had an account and those pictures of people (The ones over there>>>>>> no up a bit) were my followers... Turns out I was wrong. I did not have a Bloglovin account. I did not have an easy way for people to follow me and this MAY have been why I haven't been collecting followers! DUH

Oh well we live and learn! So now I definitely DO have a Bloglovin account and you can follow me very easily by clicking here:


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Have a Fabulous weekend everyone :)

Monday, 18 January 2016

Let's all go to BETT

I am really excited because this Saturday I am headed to London for the BETT Conference with the lovely TES website!

I am really looking forward to meeting other teacher - authors and sharing great ideas as well as seeing all the other exciting events going on around the conference.

So if you haven't got your ticket yet... Come on what are you waiting for???


Logo Bett 2016, 20-23 January 2016, Excel London

Saturday, 16 January 2016

30 days!

A while ago I listened to this TED talk:

This concept of a 30 day challenge really interested me. I do like to do things that have an actual end date because I feel like if I can get to the end the hard bit in the middle isn't so bad.

With this in mind I set myself a small 30 day challenge. As it started with a TED talk I decided I would listen to a new TED talk every day for 30 days. I have the TED app so I just chose random and each day listened to a new talk. It was really inspiring and I am pleased I did it.

Now that the 30 days are up, I still listen to them quite often (not ever day now) so I guess this guy is right if you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit.

This TED challenge was quite a while ago for me so I think it might be time for another. I have decided that I will find and read a new teacher blog ever day for 30 days. I will try and comment on as many as I can and take away some good idea or piece of advice from each.

So to kick start me I hopped over to 123 Bilingual Maths This is a new blog that has just started and it is fun. It is a great blog to start me off.

Wish me luck.

Have a go at your own 30 day challenge, see what you can turn into a habit.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Flash Freebie!

Hey everyone, so this week I am taking part in Happy Little Kindergarten’s flash freebie blog hop!
On the 7th of January my complete lesson on Multiplying Decimals will be free until the 8th of January! So hop on over quick and grab it while it’s free! Don’t forget to leave feedback J