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#NaBloPoMo15, Books, guest post

Guest post a Book and Activity

I read this great post about creating an activity to go with books that you read with children. Cassi at the Crafty Crow has created a great guest posting series where she invited people to submit books and a linked craft they have shared with children. I am sad that I missed this and wanted to share my own and invite anyone to share with me their book and activity (craft or other activity) to let me know and I will post it up.

I will create a master list in this post and link up all the books and activities for you all to refer back to.

  • I will start with a book and activity I recently did with my children at school. I read them Please, Mr Panda and did a drama activity.

Message me with a link to your blog post and I will repost and link you up OR you can email me your entry to ayirrell@gmail.com and I will get it posted.  

Please share on Twitter, Facebook and on your blog to get this off to a great start!!!!

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#NaBloPoMo15, Books, Teaching

12 Best Picture Books For Imagination.

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Our topic this term has been imagination. This is a round of the best picture books which link to Imagination, I have read ALL these books with my kinder kids and they loved them!

 

 

The children loved looking at Quest and Journey, they could retell the story and not worry about getting it right as there are no words. It really encouraged them to think and imagine what story the pictures are telling.

 

Not a stick or box really helped them imagine what everyday items could become.

 

The children gave the story machine a big thumbs up! They love how the letters made pictures.

 

It might be an apple was a great book and we talked about lots more things that an apple might be.

  

This book just ate my dog was a funny book that had the kids laughing and wanting to  help shake out the lost characters.

We loved reading all these books and they really helped us improve our imaginations.

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For other book ideas check these posts out

Please, Mr Panda

Little Red Riding Hood

Books and Libraries

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#NaBloPoMo15, Quotes

Three days, Three quotes – day 3

So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.

The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.

So here is day three. We are all constantly a role model and more so those of us who teach. I have children who mimic me and then one day turn around and it’s like a small version of me as they chastise their friend. A little scary!

This quote resonates with me for that reason, Never give up.

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Only one quote today as this, I feel, stands alone.

I would like to invite

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Whats happening in room 28 week 5 – Goldilocks and the three bears

This week we are looking at Goldilocks and the three bears. We will be reading the story and acting it out using our imaginations this week.

I have used this bear size sorting activity.

And this item sorting activity to sort a whole bunch of different things from our classroom.

We also looked at the idea of sequencing with this class anchor chart idea and worksheet using these great sequencing cards.

We looked at things which are hard and soft in our classroom.

We used this template to make characters for our drama centre.

For writing early finishers I have got them to do this writing sight word sticks activity, they use an ice cream stick with different sight words written on to practise writing their sight words. I have introduced it first on white boards then for those who can in their writing books.

I found a whole bunch of activities on this site as well which would be great for kinder/ early years classrooms.

For our Imagination topic we did some activities looking at famous artwork and how they made us feel. Then we drew our own to show different emotions.

We also imagined we were super hero’s and created our super hero cuff’s and wore our mask’s. We wrote about what powers our super hero would have and how they can save the world. They loved this and spent a god amount of time zooming around the classroom as super hero’s.

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Some more exciting ideas for a year 0 classroom can be found here

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Little Pigs

How to make play dough

What did we do before Pinterest?

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#NaBloPoMo15, Books, Quotes

Three Quotes, Three days – Day 2

So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.

The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.

Here is day two, I wanted to share some of my favourite travel/ Tolkien quotes today (I may get over excited and share more than 3)

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This is by far my favourite book and creature.

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So today’s challenge goes out to the wonderful Lynz at Lynz Real Cooking. She constantly inspires my taste buds with her recipes. She also gives some interesting insights into life in Saudi and some beautiful pictures. Maybe some food based quotes will be coming our way?

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Check out these to…..

Street Art Around the World

Books vs Kindle

Sharing over a coffee

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#NaBloPoMo15, Challenge, Quotes

Three days, Three Quotes day one

So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.

The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.

SO here is day one!

I have had a bit of a rubbish day so going for some positive thoughts to cheer myself up.

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Use What Talent You Possess; The Woods Would Be Very Silent If No Birds Sang except Those That Sang Best. – Henry Van Dyke

I found this great quote here at Seeds 4 life.

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Today I challenge Tessa at Nothing Was Said she writes an interesting mix of life excerpts and we are currently doing the NaBloPoMo challenge as cheerleaders for each other.

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Three more quotes will be here tomorrow. If you enjoyed this then check out these posts.

Auckland Botanical Gardens

Book Nooks

The Hobbiton Tour

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Photography spotlight
#NaBloPoMo15, Auckland, photo spotlight

Photography Spotlight #13 Mountains/ Volcanoes

This is the 13th Photography spotlight, This week’s theme is Mountains/ Volcanoes. Here in Auckland we have a lot of volcanoes (about 40 I think) and they are spread all over the city. I wanted to share some of them with you today. I know not everyone can take pictures of volcanoes so that’s why it’s mountains as well.

crater view
Mt Eden crater
one tree hill volcano
One Tree Hill

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#AWWTphotospotlight and comment here.

If you’d like to join in, all you have to do is create a post titled “Photography Spotlight #13 Mountains/ Volcanoes” then post the link to your blog in the comment section on my page.

I’ll share my favourites in a roundup post,

Let’s get snap happy!!!

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Check out the other Photography spotlights

#12 Diwali

#11 Alphabet

#2 The Sea

#1 colourful

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Please, Mr Panda

I read a lovely blog post over at live 🙂 Life about a book called Please, Mr Panda.

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A panda has a tray of Doughnuts to share and goes around asking some creatures if they would like one. A variety of responses are given but only one gets the doughnuts. Continue reading “Please, Mr Panda”

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Lets share over a coffee……

Grab a coffee and come, sit and have a chat with me.

fancy chai teaIf we were having coffee together…. I would be telling you all about my week and the crazy antics we got up to at school.


If we were having coffee together…… 
I might be
drinking tea and eating cake, my guilty pleasure is coffee and chocolate cake!

If we were having coffee together…….. I’d be telling you about my plans for this summer holiday and how I’m looking forward to a visit to the south island. We are going to Queenstown for Christmas.

If we were having coffee together ……….. I would tell youiced coffee about the book I’m reading called The Daughter of the Empire and how great the series is. Although I’d be mourning my lack of time for reading at the moment.

If we were having coffee together……. I would tell you how much I need to find the motivation to go workout again. How rubbish I feel because I haven’t been working out and how my random pains keep popping up which means I need to workout before it gets worse.

If we were having coffee together…….. I might have an iced one as it’s finally starting to get warm now.

If we were having coffee together …….  I would tell you how I have finally put in my qualifications assessment so I can get paid the correct amount. This is exciting because I’ll get back pay and hopefully get quite a lot.

If we were having coffee together ……….. I’d share the most exciting news I got this week was that I got a full time teaching job for next year. At the same, lovely school I’m currently working at. I’m looking forward to starting a classroom again from the start of the year.

So, come, share a coffee with me and let’s catch up. What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

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Other posts you may enjoy

October reading list

Interview with Dan Vickers

Bookish holidays

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National Blog Posting Month 2015