Monday, 16 April 2012

Leftover eggs? Eggs-cellent!

Now that the Easter holidays are over, what to do with all these leftover plastic eggs? I have seen some beautiful egg crafts on Pinterest and now have so many ideas! 

I managed to get all these eggs for less that $3 at the Spotlight sales last weekend. So here are some educational uses for plastic eggs within in the classroom.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Chalkboard Organisation

With the introduction of whiteboards and interactive whiteboards in classrooms, chalkboards are almost extinct. How sad!!

I bought a tin of chalkboard paint for another project, and was trying to think of some other uses for it.
I decided to make some labels for some jars, this way, I can keep some chalkboard in my classroom! My sister also gave me this wooden red apple, and I thought I might try and make it into a message board.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Tissue Paper Flowers

I made these gorgeous paper carnations last year. Perfect gift! Or to pretty up a classroom or desk. They're so easy, I might even try them with the kids...


  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • 2 large bulldog clips
  • Pipe cleaners 
  • Coloured marker pen

Monday, 9 April 2012

Merry Grinchmas!

Christmas Classroom Decoration

My Mum made this beautiful decoration for hanging in my classroom at Christmas time. Reading The Grinch was always one of my favourite things to do at Christmas time!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Book Week Costume!

Alice in Wonderland     

I dressed up as the White Rabbit from the book and movie Alice in Wonderland for a costume party recently. Good idea for book week dress ups!!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Alphabet Pockets

I made these alphabet pockets for a lesson on phonics. They are made out of different cotton materials sewed together with stiffener. I then cut out the letters in felt and glue gunned them onto each pocket. I put velcro dots on the back so I could stick them around the room.                                                                                
In this lesson I cut out different pictures and the kids had to sound out the word and place in the corresponding pocket... A is for Apple. It did take a while to make but I was so happy with the results and know I will use them again and again for different lessons.  

Ideas wall

Projects in the making...

So many new projects I want to start!! I love getting new materials!

My to do list:

  • Draw string bags for my Grinch wall hanging and Alphabet Pockets
  • New large pockets with chalkboard cloth to be used for different things
  • Chalkboard cloth speech bubbles
  • De Bono's 6 Thinking Hats wall hanging
  • Hacky Sacks
  • Board games!

Book Plates

My new book plates!! Printed on labels so I can stick in the front cover of my professional resources and my ever growing collection of children's books.