Thursday, March 9, 2017

How to teach everything about St. Patrick

Hey, friends!

Long time, no see post, but we're back with a fresh new product that will make your kids eager to learn more about St. Patrick, Ireland and their customs. 

This is Curious Sally

This activity book is meant to teach the history of St. Patrick through a story. I decided to continue the series with Curious Sally and if you are interested in the others, here they are: Halloween Story , Thanksgiving Story, A Fall Story and The History of Valentine’s Day. All the packs include a 3 pg. story + comprehension, grammar and vocabulary exercises. 

As a bonus, this product and the Valentine's Day one contain an Audio File as well, with the stories being recited with an appropriate background.

In my years of experience I found that children tend to be a lot more interested in facts when they are engaged in a story of some kind, especially about a character they know and love. Here’s how Sally was born. Thus I taught them about the Thanksgiving history and the legends of Valentine’s Day. They were very impressed to read about the difficult life that Patrick had, and the wonderful things he did throughout his life. 

The Activity Book contains a 4 page long story regarding the history of St. Patrick, told in a familiar way with appropriate vocabulary.


After the children read all about Patrick, the meaning of the shamrock, traditional meals and other customs, they are required to answer some comprehension questions and other taks, to show their understanding of the text. 

Comprehension questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Arrange facts in alphabetical order

5 Facts about St. Patrick

True or False

I decided to also add some vocabulary exercises, to revise the meaning of synonyms, antonyms and homophones. The students have to colour some shamrocks according to the key. 


Then I wanted to make sure children enrich their vocabularies with some interesting words, and they were asked to rewrite a paragraph and replace the underlined words with more interesting ones. They can also use dictionaries.


The following exercise was quite funny, the students needed to indicate the 'odd' word from each list pencil. To continue, I also asked them to make lists also hiding a 'wierd' word, and the others had to guess which was it.


By far the most interesting activity was this one. The learners had to choose a situation and imagine what happened to Patrick and how things took place.

To end such a beautiful day dedicated to St. Patrick, we cut some bookmarks and children can use them until the end of the year.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

My first Winter Products on TpT - Sale!!! Everything is 1 $!

Hey, everyone!

It's my first Christmas on TpT, but definitely not the first when I create seasonal materials for my class. I absolutely adore this time of year, cozy blankets, warm teas, carols, family and my sweet westie.


I look forward to reading this post years later and checking out how my first winter products looked like.

I concentrated on quality, rather than quantity, as a result, there are only a few winter products posted in my store until now.

Let's check them out:

1. Winter Literacy Activity Pack

I continued my story series with one suitable for the beginning of winter.
First Winter is about a fox cub, and its friend, the bear cub. The latter is surprisingly always sleepy and wishes to get some rest. One morning, after the first snow, the fox cub and his new pal - a baby wolf - learn that their friend will actually hibernate during winter. 

I didn't stop there, I created a series of different exercises (comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and others) for after reading the story. 

My students actually loved this story because they learned more about hibernating, and there was an entire debate about the pros and cons of hibernating. Have a look at the variety of exercises included: 




If you wish to purchase the brief version of the literacy pack click here.

It contains the winter story and Reading Comprehension exercises. Perfect for the last week before Christmas, or even as holiday homework.

I love my students’ ability to imagine the most wonderful things and I truly believe that a child with a proficient imagination is able to create the most magnificent stories.

I created these original, really funny writing prompts for your learner to train his mind with these weird and hilarious “what if” situations. 

Here are some examples of them filled in by my kiddos.





I couldn't have created any of these products without digital paper. I create my digital paper in photoshop and I make sure that it's the best quality and it fits my needs and yours.

You may use it to: 
-create worksheets materials;
-create appealing covers for your products;
-personalize your PowerPoint presentations, Interactive Whiteboard, etc.

I had lots of fun creating and coloring these Christmas Ornaments. They come in black and white, PNG, coloured. They are perfect for using in personalizing your own products.


We had an activity where every student received a Christmas ornament, with his / her name, thus I created these editable Christmas ornaments. 

The pack contains:

- a PPT document containing 5 slides containing 5 different Christmas ornaments
- on each slide there are 2 Christmas Ornaments
- you can edit the text, the ornaments, the number of slides, etc.
The slide size is a standard A4.



I also created two Christmas FREEBIES!

Thank you for bearing with me until the end of this loooong post. 
I do hope that you some of these products will help you.