Monday, 2 December 2013

TpT Cyber SALE! Up to 28% off

There is a HUGE TpT SALE on the 2nd and 3rd of December! Check out my store and lots of other fabulous TpT stores for some excellent bargains! 

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Friday, 8 November 2013

Graduation Ideas - Mortarboard Cupcakes & Quotes

Today was the last time I will see my year 12 Welfare class before their Graduation and Formal next Thursday. I wanted to give them something special along with some advice and a tasty treat. On Pinterest I saw a graduation cupcake and I just KNEW I had to make them. They all just loved the idea (even though in Australia we only wear a mortarboard when we graduate from University).
Here is the small quote I put on their card:

”Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Year 12's are nearly gone!

Some flowers we have in our garden
We've been spending time outside in the garden lately and also at the Gold Coast during the weekend. We love spending time outside in the yard and pottering around.

At the moment we have a problem... our LETTUCE keeps being eaten! TOTALLY GONE. :( We're making a wire cage to go around it so whatever is snacking on it, stops! 

The year 12's have their last three lessons of Mathematics ever and they have a HUGE assignment they are finishing off. Their task: travel to two different locations around the world and complete a series of questions from latitude and longitude, GMT time, flight quotes, accommodation, transport, travel insurance, culture and history along with a full itinerary for every day that they are away! PHEW..... They had five weeks of theory and their final five weeks to complete it! It's great to see them working so hard to ensure they have covered every detail. I can't wait to show you all where some students are travelling to!

Here are some photos of our day at the coast with Kylie from DownUnderTeacher and her son, along with my husband and my step-son. The following day we also went for a long cycle to the local park which is waterfront. Look at the sunken yacht in the picture! During our last lot of bad storms around ten months ago, it was washed up on the rocks and sunk. It's a great sight to look at though! :) We then did some quad biking after that at the local park. 

I'm off to do some year 12 marking! three lessons left before they prepare to graduate and go to formal! 

Monday, 28 October 2013

World Teachers Day

Last Friday was Teachers Day here in Australia and as a welfare class we had to come up with a thoughtful way of saying 'Thank You' to the teachers in a certain block.

It was beautiful to see how some of the students really came together to show their appreciation for the teachers who not only teach them, but go above and beyond in everything they do to ensure they succeed.

So we had mini chocolates delivered on all their desks, along with a cupcake each and a personal card saying thank you and a 'Happy World Teachers Day' card.
I would LOVE to see a lot more students giving back and saying thank you to others around them and not just on set days!

Something I am going to start next year with all my classes.

I STILL have to finish my blog post on my travels with Kylie from DownUnderTeacher  but it was such a fantastic cruise!

Was there anything special your kids did for Teachers Day? Do you celebrate it at your school?
*Have an AMAZING week*

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Halloween Ten Frames & Halloween Chuppa Chup Spider

Since I saw these gorgeous spider chuppa chups on pinterest, I just KNEW I had to make them for my classes.
Now..... I know I teach high school Maths... I know I live in Australia and we don't really celebrate Halloween.... bbbuuutttttt last year I wore a witches hat with makeup and my classes just LOVE it! This year I can't wait to look around at what to wear but I don't think I can go past the basic witch costume! 

Now after seeing these, I realized that I have very few Halloween themed products. I usually create a theme and a regular theme with all of my items, but one I knew I just HAD to do, was Halloween Ten Frames! So simple yet so cute and effective. 

SO if you're planning this years Halloween activities, or next years even, or looking to get a good price on a simple yet effective resource, then check out these sets. If you have a particular image you would like me to use, also let me know and I'll personlize the set just for you. :)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Math Resources - Get 20% off on TpT NOW!

Good morning bloggers,

I have linked up with the lovely ladies from Freebielicious who are celebrating with TpT for reaching 100 000 likes on Facebook!

We are offering 10% off store wide and when you use the code FB100K at checkout, you will get an additional 10% off. That's 20% off overall!

I'm off to have a look around and hopfully to grab some amazing deals and stock up on some Christmas ideas :)

Monday, 19 August 2013

*NEW* Mega Probability WORD Unit

I've finally finished my word probability unit that's not only engaging, colourful but multilevel and ready to roll! It also has a Probability Word Wall, clear and easy to read instructions, recording sheet and answers.

56 Word problem questions with answers written as words ( __out of __) 
Probability Level 1 – Two variables
Probability Level 2 – Three variables
Probability Level 3 – Four variables
Probability Level 4 – Two to four variables and/or probability

54 Word problem questions with answers written as fractions and simplified fractions
Probability Level 1 – Two variables
Probability Level 2 – Three variables
Probability Level 3 – Four variables
Probability Level 4 – Two to four variables and/or probability

It includes my Probability FREEBIE so you can try out my visual probability questions and works beautifully with Probability Unit - 8 Math Center/Literacy/ Worksheets & Wordwall. 

Remember it's all 28% off on TpT until the 19th August!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

HUGE Back to School TpT SALE with 28% off Storewide

As teachers, we all love a SALE and nothing beats TpT's 28% off Sale on August 18-19th! It's a great opportunity to stock up with  back to school resources or for units later on in the year and BaysideMathTeacher is offering the MAXIMUM 28% off! 

Thanks to the amazing Mel from Graphics from the Pond the the SALE banner above! 

Don't forget to enter the code at checkout to recieve your 28% discount: BTS13

Below are some of my TOP selling items and TOP wishlisted items so check them out if you haven't already! 



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

MIA - Accident! Ouchhhiiesss

Washing the dishes can be VERY dangerous. This will explain why I have been MIA! 

 It all happened on Saturday while I was washing my lunch plate. It was wet and slipped and as always I put my foot out to 'catch/ soften' the fall.... Instead it hit the bench, broke then I "caught" it :(  

Very clean, no more blood than this but awkward to walk on now!

I was back to work alright on Monday! Just making sure I don't re-split it back open. No stitches, just glued :) I am wondering if I should go to Ju Jitsu on Friday but don't have any leg contact! I LOVE Ju Jitsu. 

I am in the process of creating a purely word problem based probability math center. I am half way through it so I look forward to sharing and offering 20% off for the first few days. 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

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I am still using Feedly and love it, but am giving Bloglovin' a go too after reading so many great reviews about it! 

10 Pin Math Linky!

This week I'm linking up with Askley from Just Reed in her 'Ten Pin Linky'! All about math ideas and I just LOVE IT! :)

Below I have 10 of my favourite Pinterest Pins related only to Maths! They are in no particular order, but I hope it gives you some awesome ideas for next term or next year! :)

These are my favourite pins:

1. A fun visual and attractive way of presenting equivalent fractions! A fabulous idea and one I can't wait to get my students to create. 

2. I just love how Dianna Jump has used the students faces to create their class graph! It really adds ownership and meaning to class work :)

3. Here is access to a whole lot of FREE Greg Tang Math books for students! What an amazing resources I wish we all had access to. 

4. Relating perimeter and area in a graphical way! Completely awesome and covering three concepts at once :)

5. Ahhh the good old Pringles container! I bought one the other day to create these... I can't believe I can no longer fit my hand down the container easily! I wonder if they've shrunk?

6. We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I am KEEN to carve this and bring it into school. Only drawback is my classroom isn't able to be darkened much so it will just be for looks and not much light coming from it :(

7. oOOo I want want want WANT this clock for our classroom! Would be great to get students to design/ create questions to suit a clock for the classroom. Clocks are easy to make too! 

8. I can't EVER remember making one of these at school, but I remember other kids being able to! I can't wait to do this activity with my year 8 and 9s when we begin their data unit in a weeks time! :)

9.More younger children's Math related books/ stories that I would LOVE to get my hands on! :)

10. I just love this type of question! I will show my year 9s this and wait to see the 'oh that's pathetic' look :) 

I can't wait to look through some of the other Math pin linky posts! More ideas for the new term :)

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

July Currently

I must say... Time has certainly gotten away from me! Our two week holiday is practically over (4 days left) and we've been busy removing our carpet, sanding back the floor boards, staining and sealing them! All because I found out I have a severe dust mite allergy! 

We head into a HUGE 11 week term too! On a positive note, this is the LAST 11 week term EVER! Qld is now making all four school terms 10 weeks long which is excellent for us and the students. 

One picture just to show the hard work and effort over 5 days.

Before & During
Now, onto the most important thing... Linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade with her July Currently. Farley was early putting it up and I am late completing it! :)

I look forward to reading and commenting on some of your currentlies and comments! :)
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