Activities for Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh

Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh is a beautifully illustrated story celebrating family, our diverse community, and the seasons of life. It has been selected for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) 2022, which will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 11:00am. Check out these resources I’veContinue reading “Activities for Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh”

Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. What is Harmony Day? Harmony Day, which is held on the 21st of March every year, is a time to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging with its key message being ‘Everyone Belongs’. Ways to celebrate Harmony Day in the Classroom +Continue reading “Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom”

How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read in March for St Patrick’s Day. This magical book is the perfect way to spark your students imagination for fun and engaging writing and project-based learning this spring time. The kiddos love being creative and designing their LeprechaunContinue reading “How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch The Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read with your kiddos at Easter time. I always love teaching procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! This book is the perfect starting point for fun and engaging writingContinue reading “How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School

All The Ways To Be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys is a beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the many talents of every child. Inspired by Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, the author explores the concept of intelligence and the unique qualities of every child. This book has fast become one of my first week of schoolContinue reading “All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School”

Creating a Classroom Filled With Kindness + Bucket Filler Freebie

Creating a positive and encouraging classroom filled with kindness and respect is something we start working on from day one.  I always start the year by reading the book Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. The bucket filling concept explained in the book acts as a powerful classroom management strategy all year through. ItContinue reading “Creating a Classroom Filled With Kindness + Bucket Filler Freebie”

How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing

I always love doing procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! Reading the book How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is the perfect starting point for this fun and engaging project-based learning Thanksgiving activity. The kiddos love being creative and designing theirContinue reading “How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing”

Fun Christmas Activities For The Classroom That The Kids Will Love!

During the holiday season, engaging our students can be harder than ever.  Using holiday and seasonal activities helps to get over that hurdle. These Christmas activities will have your students focused and engaged while working on important skills. 1. Letter to Santa Writing The top Christmas writing activity would have to be the classic letter toContinue reading “Fun Christmas Activities For The Classroom That The Kids Will Love!”

Bear Says Thanks Activities for Thanksgiving

I love using the book to talk to children about being grateful, giving thanks and good manners, as well as themes of friendship, sharing and gratitude. Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman is a classroom favorite for the month of November. The story is about a lonely bear with empty cupboards who decides toContinue reading “Bear Says Thanks Activities for Thanksgiving”

Free 2022 Printable Calendar

This year 2021 seemed to be endless at times but 2022 is almost here so we might as well start getting ready for it! That means it’s time to pick a new 2022 calendar to help you stay organised and keep track of events all year long. Grab your free download here. Visit Mrs L’s LittleContinue reading “Free 2022 Printable Calendar”