Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Calling all resource sellers in and around London

I love connecting with other sellers and sharing ideas and advice, with this in mind I thought it would be great if we could all get together and have a coffee (or something stronger) and share our great knowledge!

So I have set up a free meet up event for teacher-sellers in Victoria, London on the 28th January.

If you would love to drop in that would be great. I have created an event on Eventbrite for 2 reasons - firstly so we can see who else is going and register interest (or if it will be just me in the pub alone) and secondly because I have started using Eventbrite for my events and I am enjoying playing with it!

So hop over and let me know you are coming. Can't wait to see you all!

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Rainforest Lessons

So it's a brand new year! My first topic this term is the rainforest this is such a wide and fun topic there is so much to teach about the rainforest and so many fun lessons we can have. In preparation for the term ahead I have created a series of rainforest lessons and uploaded them as products in my store.

I do like my products to be complete, so each lesson has a detailed lesson plan each with starter, input, independent work, plenary, assessment opportunities, a learning objective and resources.

To allow the children to really engage with the lessons each lesson has a detailed PowerPoint. I believe that even older children can benefit from detailed explanations and pictures.

In my lessons I like to keep the activities different and interesting, my learners very quickly become bored. I like to keep the children involved in their learning so each lesson has fun worksheets or activities to keep their interest up!

It is also really important to me to differentiate so I make sure my lesson allows children the chance to engage with the lesson at the correct level, each lesson activity is differentiated appropriately.

Overall I am really pleased with my lessons, if you feel like checking them out they are available here and here

Thanks guys :)

Friday, 30 December 2016

Five for Friday! 30/12/16

Here we are, the last ever Five for Friday 2016! Thanks again to the wonderful doodlebugs and her 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 Christmas of course! Good old Father Christmas came to visit and he brought me lots of wonderful gifts :) I must have been very good this year! It is also such a great time to catch up with family and friends you haven't seen for a while, another reason I love this time of year.

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So what have I been doing all week? I have been Eating! ALL WEEK LONG! I am about 3 sizes bigger than I was last month and whilst typing this I am eating a mince pie! Hmmmm... Back to being good next year!
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I have been working extra hard on my resources this Christmas holiday and in particular my new Rainforest  collection! Plants, animals, maps and lots more please stop by and check them out!

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New Year Resolutions! I have been trying to think up some New Year's resolutions this week in preparation for the weekend. Apart from goals for my store and getting back to my normal pre-Christmas weight, I am actually struggling a bit, I must be perfect already (HA!) I do need to stand up straighter.... What are your resolutions going to be?

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And finally this week I have been feeling grateful for my family and friends and missing those we lost. I am so lucky to have such amazing people in my life and I hope all of your 2017's are as lucky as my year has been.

Happy New Year!

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Have a Fabulous weekend everyone :)

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas is coming!

Well here we are! December has arrived! I am starting to really feel the Christmas spirit now. It might be cold and it might be dark, we might all be tired and the end of term is still over 2 weeks away... but at least there are lots of parties to look forward to!

So, perhaps against my better judgement, I have handed over the Christmas tree decorating this year; and this is what we ended up with.

It's fine... It has grown on me!

With all this Christmas spirit comes some new fab Christmas resources and some re-vamped old ones. Also just today and tomorrow my Store is on sale so grab yourself a December bargain!

Firstly the new products:

I know that this time of year it can some times be a struggle just to get through the day, but these sheets will help you to embrace the fun of the season while still getting some work out the excited kiddos!

I have also revamped my other Christmas products included my complete Silent Night Christmas Lesson, which teaches the children to use sign language to sign the classic Christmas Carol.

If you would like to explore these and my other Christmas click here!

I hope the start of December has been great for you all as well. it too early to start saying Merry Christmas?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Complete Unit on Myths and Legends

So I have been playing around with videos again! I had such a lovely response from my last post on my Myths and Legends unit that I decided to turn it into a video :) I am quite pleased with it!
Taking no small inspiration from the wonderful Kayse Morris! Except her videos are much better than mine.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Myths and Legends

I have always enjoyed teaching the myths and legends topic with my class. It is such a fun topic and there are so many things you can do with it. After collecting together lots of fun lesson ideas over time I decided to create a complete myths and legends unit. I have had such good responses and feedback from the unit that I decided it would be nice to open the unit up and show my lovely blog people what is in my favourite product :)

I do like my products to be complete so the unit includes 20 full lesson plans each with a learning object and resources.

To allow the children to really engage with the myths there are three myth videos and the texts to go along with them. I believe that children need to look at the myths in different formats to really understand them and get a feel for the stories.

I am a great lover of anchor charts. I think they can be so useful and really get the children involved. So I have included anchor charts within the lessons. Most of the lessons have a PowerPoint to explain the learning objectives and keep the lesson on track.

For struggling writers, cloze sheets are useful, some of my class are not confident at all and feel that large writing projects are too much for them. Once they complete the cloze sheets and get a feel for the idea of the lesson, they often feel able to have a try and write their own versions.

Overall I am really pleased with my complete unit, if you feel like checking it out it is available here. If you would like to have a little taster of the unit download my myth features flipbook for free!

Friday, 11 November 2016

Five for Friday Linky! 11th November 2016

I'm back again to take part in 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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Today is Remembrance Day or Veteran's Day as it is called in America. A day when we remember all the heroes who fought for our freedom and safety. I hope you all remembered your poppies today!

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Today is the last day for your chance to get £3 to spend in my shop! it is really easy to get you just go to this link and put in the promo code CHARLEEI-701 and you can spend!

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The weather has changed! I have to scrape the ice off the car and put the heating on, the winter coats are out and everyone is talking about snow! So here it comes winter is on its way!

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Very exciting news!!! Our little Ginger family has grown! My new twin nieces are here and I am so excited! They are so tiny and perfect and lovely!

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I have also finished and listed my new fossil lesson :) This is such a fun lesson. I enjoyed teaching it and I hope others will too!

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Have a Fabulous weekend everyone :)