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Thursday, 6 March 2014

St. Patrick's Day and Linky Party!

Although I'm not in the classroom this year, I figured I would do a little TBT and go through some old St. Patrick's Day photos to show y'all what I usually do when I'm teaching. St. Patrick's Day is right around when we are doing the Building Things Unit in Grade One Science, so it ties in PERFECTLY. I have the kids make traps at home and then we do activities with it at school, including this one.
The students put the directions in order for how to make their trap. The students set their traps the day before, so make sure that parents know which day to send them in, and then that rascally leprechaun comes overnight. He left little footprints and made a disaster in the classroom. He must have escaped out the window!!

We have so much fun! What do you do in your classroom? For the full resource with my St. Patrick's Day activities, look here.
Let's Make a Leprechaun Trap
Just for fun, I also have some St. Patrick's Day brain breaks for sale as well.
St. Patrick's Day Brain Breaks

I am hosting my FIRST EVER link party! Link up your blog posts, free and paid St. Patrick's Day resources. Can't wait to see!

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Valentine's Day and SALE!

Hey y'all
So it's been busy around here, real busy, so I'm a bit behind with this post but I wanted to share a Valentine's idea! Well, with my kiddo, not kids in the classroom, but I think it could still be applicable.

First, you get one super cute kid.

Check. Then you put him in something so he will stay in one place, ergo the Bumbo. Then paint the kids foot with yellow paint, and hope to high heaven he doesn't decide now is a good time to taste his feet.
 Then you get your card paper and as fast as you can put his foot on as many cards as you need. Then I added everything else. Yes I know, but 4 month olds are a bit tricky to get using a sharpie, you know?
  Then I quickly traced his hand on the inside. TIP: I tried with paint. Unsuccessful as everything goes in the mouth at this age.

 Pretty cute if I do say so myself.

In other news, there is a big sale going on Thursday and Friday at TPT!! Wooohoo!! You can save 28% in my store, so if you have wish listed items now is the time to get them!

Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Blog Link up and New Product

Hey Everyone, Happy New Year!
What a busy holiday it was with a new little one, oh my word, a whole new meaning to the word pack up the car for a holiday. 
I'm linking up with Simply Kinder, basically you can find some new blogs to follow for this lovely little link up. 

Also wanted to share a new product, for the "athletic competition that is coming up in February for many countries to go to and get really excited about". Wink, wink, apparently copyright infringement to even mention the name so there you have it. It's a bulletin board to use in your classroom during the games!!

Mrs. Dunn

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Cyber Sale on Teachers pay Teachers

It is the annual TPT Cyber Sale following Black Friday . On Monday December 2 and Tuesday December 3 Teachers Pay Teachers is having a site wide sale and I am also taking 20% off in my store, for a grand total of 28% off for buyers! All items in my store are discounted, and you just need to type CYBER as the coupon code when you check out to get the site wide discount. How great is that, I can't wait!

Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Life Over C's Thanksgiving Giveaway

Happy almost Thanksgiving my American friends!! I have so much to be thankful for this year with a new baby, a new house, a wonderful hubby, family and friends and the list goes on!
Also I am thankful for the many wonderful people I meet through blogging and Teacher's Pay Teachers. One lovely blogger, Kim is having a giveaway to celebrate Thanksgiving.
 Hop on over to Life Over C's fantastic website to participate in her great giveaway. Here are the prizes:

$25 TpT Gift Certificate
$25 of products of your choice from Life Over C's 
22 more great resources!

1 runner up will receive:
$10 TpT Gift Certificate
$10 of products of your choice from Life Over C's

My Animal Research Templates is one of the 22 more great resources that you could win.
Animal Research Template

You have until Saturday November 30th to enter, so check it out.

Mrs. Dunn

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Although we have already had our Thanksgiving, I know that American Thanksgiving is coming up soon. I have been working on making brain breaks for each holiday and have completed my Thanksgiving ones.. Check them out.
Thanksgiving Brain Breaks
 Once I complete Brain Breaks for all of the holidays I will Bundle them all together along with my Yoga to make a package for the whole entire year!

Mrs. Dunn

Saturday, 16 November 2013

I'm Back!!!!

Well it is hard to believe that my little one is already two months old!! I have been enjoying my time off, and missing school only a little bit.
The puppy and the baby!
So now that I'm not as exhausted and babe is taking some nice little naps, I've been working on some school activities. I haven't made a lap book before but really like the look of the project and thought I would use this form for an Advent project. I think it is a great way to show the theme for each week all in one spot. All you need is a file folder and the activity pages. Try it out!

You can get the activity pages here.

Mrs. Dunn