Friday, 2 September 2016

Developing a Growth Mindset: Learning Targets for Primary {Students create their own learning record!!}

What is best practice for assessment in education? It turns out that it is extremely beneficial to have our students create learning targets and to keep track of their own learning! 


Writing learning targets and revisiting them once learning has taken place can INCREASE student motivation enormously!!!!  They can SEE their learning take place!!  They see their GROWTH!!  Visuals like these are EXTREMELY powerful!!


Do you set learning targets in your classroom?  Who keeps track of student learning?  Do you or do your students?

Growth Mindset


My new product will help you do all of these things!! Also, it fits PERFECTLY with a growth mindset!

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What is best practice for assessment in education? It turns out that it is extremely beneficial to have our students create learning targets and to keep track of their own learning! This product will help you do all of these things!! Get it now and teach your students to take CONTROL of their OWN learning!!! Make them ACCOUNTABLE!!! Watch the growth and excitement as they see their improvement!!! Also, this product fits PERFECTLY with developing a growth mindset!

What is best practice for assessment in education? It turns out that it is extremely beneficial to have our students create learning targets and to keep track of their own learning! This product will help you do all of these things!! Get it now and teach your students to take CONTROL of their OWN learning!!! Make them ACCOUNTABLE!!! Watch the growth and excitement as they see their improvement!!! Also, this product fits PERFECTLY with developing a growth mindset!

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Growth Mindset Product REVAMP! Before and AFTER Pics

Hello all!  I have been doing major renovations on my products in my TpT store!  I am pumped to be able to do a little post with a big unveil! It's time for a Product REVAMP!

One of the most major revamps has been my most popular seller!  Check out the HUGE changes below!!  If you already own this product, please redownload!!




I have madeover one my most popular pins, as well!!
Character Building
Let me know what you think!!!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Back to School Welcome Kit Swag


Are you worried about what you will do for the first two weeks of school?  I remember being a beginning teacher and not having a clue - obsessing and obsessing!  Over the years I came up with some tried and true activities.  They are now included in my packet: Getting to Know You Back to School Games and Activities!  Included are directions to create a beloved Swag Bag for the kiddos.
Are you looking for unique, meaningful, fun, exciting activities to welcome your students back to school, get to know them, and help them get to know each other? Well you have found the perfect kit! This packet includes, 9 activities, 1 craftivity, and 1 parent get to know my child printable.

I also included some helpful first two weeks of school assessments!  Love these for initial records of student abilities!

Of course, one of my favourite activities is this "I am" printing and drawing Self-Portrait!
Are you looking for unique, meaningful, fun, exciting activities to welcome your students back to school, get to know them, and help them get to know each other? Well you have found the perfect kit! This packet includes, 9 activities, 1 craftivity, and 1 parent get to know my child printable.

Get it all by clicking on the apple below!


Are you looking for unique, meaningful, fun, exciting activities to welcome your students back to school, get to know them, and help them get to know each other? Well you have found the perfect kit! This packet includes, 9 activities, 1 craftivity, and 1 parent get to know my child printable.


Monday, 1 August 2016

Back to School Sale!

Be sure to drop by Teacher pay Teachers to check out all of the amazing resources today and tomorrow!  Click on the picture below!

Also, check out my newest bundle of Religion resources by clicking below!  



Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Community Inquiry - BC's New Curriculum

So as I have been dabbling in B.C.'s new curriculum I have also been fine tuning my inquiry-based learning skills. It seems SO complicated at first!!  I have simplified it now that I have done it a couple of times.  Now it is definitely more manageable for me and hopefully for you.
BC's New Curriculum

I think one of the key points is #2 Understand.  What does the question mean?  It is important for the teacher to break down the question and define each term and unknown word.  So I decided I needed to completely revamp My Community Inquiry Unit and am I sure glad I did!!  Excited for this coming school year to use it for the second time!!!  Bring on the new curriculum!

BC's new curriculum

Be sure to check it out over on TpT for a little preview! Includes student self-assessments, How To page, and extensions.   Click on the pict below!
social Studies BC new curriculum

So how is your relationship with BC's new curriculum?  I'd love to hear how it is going!!



Friday, 15 April 2016

New BC Curriculum Matter Unit - Grade 1

Hey all - here is another new BC Curriculum Unit - WARNING - untested but I plan to test it in May!  So stay tuned!!  It will be only $3.00 right now untested and I will make changes as needed so you could buy it now before the price goes up!!  Click on the pict below to get your copy!  OR CLICK HERE!




It will be only $3.00 right now untested and I will make changes as needed so you could buy it now before the price goes up!!


I am super excited about the gas report lesson - students get to learn about different gases and write about them!  I had a lot of fun learning about the different gases out there!!


Saturday, 6 February 2016

BC's New Curriculum Resource: My Community Inquiry Unit

Hi all - so I have a student teacher...and she is amazing!!  As a result I have time...so I have been making the most of my time.  First, I did my Long Range Plans:
Grade 1
Comments?  What do you think?  I was planning to include the Core Competencies when I wrote lesson plans.  Also - I would just print what they provided on the BC Curriculum website in PDF format as the first page.  These two pages would follow for Social Studies.

Next, I did an Inquiry Unit for Social Studies to match.  It covers most of the new content:

grade 1



This unit has not been tried in the classroom so I am looking for the first 5 people who write a comment on this post with their e-mail to demo parts of it or all of it  with their class and provide feedback.  I plan on doing the same.  Anyone interested?  My plan is to do a small Matter Unit next.  Wish me luck!  My student teacher leaves after the first week of March and my time will be up!!