Miss Galvin Learns

November 24, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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Super Saturday!

It’s hard to believe that there is just 20 more (school) days until the end of the teaching year.

First thing on Monday morning I think I’ll make Count-down Paper Chains with my students so that we can display them on our back wall and count down the days until the end of the year. (I promise to take a photo!)

Not only that, but next week we have our final Prep Transition session (for the 2013 incoming Prep children) and I’ll finally get to meet my students… and find out whether I’m teaching Prep or Prep/1 next year! (That’s actually an important bit of information!) It’s all very exciting. I’ve been involved in 3 out of the 4 Transition sessions this year, and they’re a lovely group of students. Next year will be great!

Don’t forget: I have my ‘sneaky’ Giveaway ending in just a few hours – it’s easy to join in and you can win your choice of one of my paid products on TpT/TN!

However – I do have a fabulous freebie for you today, just in time for Christmas!

Freebie Fridays

A new, FREE font – MGL Write Well for Santa 

Click on the image to download it!

And don’t forget – 2 fabulous sales over the next few days!

Up to 35% off my TeachersNotebook Store. (24/11 – 26/11)

Up to 28% off my TeachersPayTeachers Store(26/11 – 27/11)

I also snuck a new item into both stores last night – an early Valentine’s Day craft (or even just to celebrate the wonderful people in our lives!):

Find on TeachersNotebook and TeachersPayTeachers

November 22, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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3-Day Sale (TN) & Cyber Monday + Tuesday Sale (TpT) & Sneaky Giveaway!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! I hope that you all have a wonderful day. Please know that I am thankful to have met and know all of you.

Second of all, this upcoming week is massive! This Saturday – Monday, my TeachersNotebook store will be on sale for 25% off plus 10% extra. And, on Monday and Tuesday, my TeachersPayTeachers store will be on sale for 28% off! I’m linking up with The 3AM Teacher to help promote the TpT sale – so don’t forget to visit some of the fantastic stores and add to your wish lists! I’m also linking up with Blog Hoppin’ – because it’s important to spread the love (especially on a Thanksgiving weekend!)!

I’ve been working hard lately to upload as many activities and activity packs as I can to my store (and still have a few in the works at the moment!). Here’s a small reminder of what’s there already, plus an in-depth look at my new Christmas Literacy pack, perfect for Firsties!

And now for my new Christmas-themed Literacy pack:

Find on TeachersNotebook and TeachersPayTeachers

Click on pictures for an enlarged preview! 

Snowflake compound word matching activity.

Dolch Sight Words (Lists 1-6). Use for Memory, Snap, Word Work, Read the Room, etc.

Mitten Match – contraction matching activity.

Fix the Sentence – 3 telling & 3 asking sentences. Students correct capitalisation and punctuation.

Read & Copy holiday sentences. Great for reading and handwriting.

6 Silly Sentence Sorts, each with 3 options. (Cut/paste/write/colour, cut/paste/colour, cut/paste/illustrate)

Label Christmas (included in this pack).

Holiday letter writing packs.

3 class books – The Night Santa Came to School, I thought I saw Rudolph and Holiday Wishes.

Short and Long Vowel sorting sheets.

Ten Little Reindeer poem and cloze activity.

I hope that it may of be use in your classrooms!

And for those of you who’ve made it to the end of this post… a special GIVEAWAY just for you! Pin one (or more!) of my products and go in the draw to win ANY item of your choosing from my store!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
   

November 17, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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Christmas Time Is Coming…

That’s such a scary thought – I remember my students at the start of the year and can barely believe that in just 5 weeks time they’ll be moving up into Grade 1 and 2.

But with the end of the year, comes Christmas and all the fun festivities that surround it.

Earlier this month I posted my first Christmas Activities packet on TpT and TeachersNotebook. Tonight I plan to share each part of it with you. (Shhh! There’s a Literacy packet coming that could be even bigger…!)

Appropriate for Kindergarten/Prep.

Purchase on TpT and TeachersNotebook

(The lovely background is by MareeTruelove Designs)

Alphabet Match – Uppercase and lowercase letter matching cards (great for Snap, Memory, flashcards, etc) and 5 recording sheets.

Holiday Writing – 3 writing prompts with 2 different lined paper styles

  • All I want for Christmas
  • My Wishlist
  • Letter to Santa

Directions for Santa – My favourite activity to do with my students at Christmas time! Students draw a map from the North Pole to their house, including all important stops on the way. Students can then write the directions on the included template (3 lined paper styles).

Awesome Adjectives – Describe an elf, the sleigh, Santa, a reindeer and a snowman.

Number Match – Match numerals, number names and number pictures. 6 recording sheets are included.

Counting Puzzles – 4 counting puzzles (with blank options)

  • 1-10
  • 11-20
  • Counting by 5s
  • Counting by 10s

Ordering Days & Months – Days and Months cards and recording sheets.

O’Clock Times – O’clock time cards (analogue, digital and words) and 1 recording sheets.

Odd and Even – Odd and Even sorting cards and 4 recording sheets (fill in the numbers and highlight the numbers).

BUMP to Jingle Bells – Simple and fun math adding game.

So, that’s my packet – I’m very proud of it. I can’t wait to share my Winter Holidays Literacy packet with you all as soon as it’s complete. It’s geared towards first grade, and incorporated my Label Christmas pack as well.

Here are the product listings for you, one final time!

TeachersPayTeachers & TeachersNotebook

(There is a sale coming up on TpT soon, so you can add it to your Wishlists if you like!)

Also, I wanted to give a huge shout-out thank you to Shanyn from Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists for featuring my free fonts in her most recent post. It’s so sweet!

I hope everyone’s having a FANTASTIC weekend!

November 3, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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Label Christmas

It’s a scary thought that Christmas is coming up fast.

It’s even scary to think that I’ve already started making resources for Christmas!

Available on my TpT Store and at TeachersNotebook

CURRENTLY ON SALE (until tomorrow morning!)

Featuring the lovely artwork of KPM Doodles, this labelling pack includes 13 pages (7 colour, 6 black and white) of Christmas-themed fun. Santa, Mrs Claus, elves and toys make this a great writing activity for your early years students!

The first 2 people to leave a comment (with their email address) about their favourite Christmas-season activities will get Label Christmas for free!

There’s only 12 hours left until I post my giveaway – if you’d like to contribute prizes towards it, please see this post.

October 19, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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Label the Trick-or-Treaters Pack & Friday Freebie

I’m having so much fun with labelling kits – they’re a great way to reinforce adjectives – and I had to make a set for Halloween using Nikki’s beautiful Halloween Kidlettes clipart. It was an exclusive bundle she released last weekend and it’s just adorable!

The pack contains 6 colour AND black & white labelling mats for trick-or-treaters in fantastic animal costumes.

The black & white mats can be printed and copied (either individually or onto coloured card stock and laminated for re-use. The colour ones could be laminated and used multiple times with whiteboard markers.

Super-cute and super-fun! Just in time for the Halloween holiday season.

You purchase it on TpT and Teachers Notebook.


Freebie Fridays

And, because I love you guys so much, I’ve also included a freebie in the Preview file.

Click on the picture above to take you to TpT for the free download!

However, the first 2 people to leave a comment and their email address will get a copy of Label the Trick-or-Treaters for FREE!

What’s your favourite Halloween costume?

October 12, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin
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Label the Superheroes Packs & some freebies!

What a week!

Despite my best intentions, I’ve just been flat-out busy for this first week of term! (And we’re already a week down – only 10 weeks until the end of the year. How quick has the time flown!)

My class had a fabulous, but exhausting, week. We had our school dance where my lovely littlies danced a Barn Dance (waltz), the Heel-and-Toe Polka and the Virginia Reel. (Not to mention the Macarena, the Time Warp, the Nutbush and many, many more dances!) They loved it so much we’ve had repeated classroom dancing sessions dancing the Barn Dance in my room!

And then today we had our House Swimming Carnival and that was the usual mayhem!

Phew! I’m ready to rest!

But not until I share with you 4 new items in my TpT and Teachers Notebook stores. (There are freebies attached to all of them, I promise!)

As a self-confessed comic-book junkie, Nikki’s clipart just stole my heart and whispered to me until I made something with it. My students love labelling mats, so it was just a match made in heaven.

Each labelling activity comes in colour and black and white. I even included pages for Australian and American spelling (and one day I’ll do a post on my thoughts on that!). These look so great printed in colour and laminated. Perfect for a unit on adjectives, as a center, or just for a rainy day!

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers or Teachers Notebook

(Download the PREVIEW from either site for a free labelling mat or click the image below!)

Pack #1 includes Avengers characters – my class may or may not have picked up on my love here! Find Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Black Widow in this pack!

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers or Teachers Notebook

(Download the PREVIEW from either site for a free labelling mat or click the image below!)

Pack #2 includes Marvel comics characters: Spiderman, Spidergirl, Spiderwoman, She-Hulk, Wolverine, Storm and Jean Grey.

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers or Teachers Notebook

(Download the PREVIEW from either site for a free labelling mat or click the picture below!)

Pack #3 is DC Comics inspired: Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Catwoman, Superman, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash.

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers or Teachers Notebook

(Download the PREVIEW from either site for a free labelling mat or click the image below!)

Finally, a mega pack, containing all 3 packs of superheroes! Perfect for all your little super-friends.


Freebie Fridays

Download the previews and take a peek (altogether you get 5 free labelling mats).

Who’s your favourite superhero?

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