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The Day The Crayons Quit Lesson Ideas

The Day The Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, is an adorable picture book for elementary or primary school students. One day, Duncan receives some mysterious postcards - from his fed up crayons! The crayons are tired of being pigeonholed by their colours,... Continue Reading →

Pancake Day 2017

Pancake Day was on Tuesday, so this week we've attended a local Pancake public event, eaten pancakes (at the event, and at grandma's house), and done some pancake themed worksheets. I say "we" but I'm not really keen on pancakes;... Continue Reading →

Ronald the Rhino Twinkl eBook

Did you know that Twinkl create their own eBooks for children? Ronald the Rhino is one of their latest titles. It's a lovely story about friendship and individuality, which are important concepts at any age. There's also a slew of resources... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Today was Blue Monday, which is reportedly the most depressing day of the year. However, it was also Martin Luther King Day, which is far more uplifting and awesome. One of my favourite websites, Teachers Pay Teachers, was a great... Continue Reading →

Stone Age Cave Paintings

Today, we watched a Twinkl Cave Paintings presentation, and discussed what we could see in the various photos. (Curvy animals with thin legs, and luscious earth tones. Stylised stick figure people, holding prehistoric tools. Hand stencils from the Cueva de... Continue Reading →

Spanish Day

An uneven start to the day but we pressed on with spelling practice and guided reading. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid* is a close runner up to the Stink chapter books.) Briefly breaking for snack, I took the opportunity to... Continue Reading →

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