Miss Galvin Learns

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!

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November 17, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

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 15, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

I Have, Who Has? (Winter Edition)

Hello my friends!

Tonight I have fabulous news to share with you all! Today I received an on-going (permanent) position at my school! (After 3 years of contract work, this is SO exciting!)

I’m also bringing you a brand new activity pack – perfect for the current Northern Hemisphere Winter months.

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers and TeachersNotebook

I only discovered this fun game format this year and I’ve fallen in love with it! It’s perfect for introducing and reviewing topics across multiple curriculum areas, and can be playing as a whole class and a small group.

My pack includes 4 sets of I have, who has? number cards, plus recording sheets for math centers.

  • Counting by 1s, 0-20
  • Counting by 2s, 2-48
  • Counting by 5s, 5-120
  • Counting by 10s, 10-240

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers and TeachersNotebook

The super-cute clipart is from Mel at From the Pond, backgrounds from Maree Truelove and The 3AM Teacher.

Stay tuned this weekend as I preview my Christmas Time Is Coming and Label the Alphabet packs!

How’s YOUR week going?

November 5, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Mad Monday Maths & 2 Freebies

… or at least that’s what I’d call it if I’d had my class today (and not a Curriculum Day).

I humbly bring you a new product and a freebie to match.

Purchase on TeachersPayTeachers or TeachersNotebook

For those of you who are not familiar with the BUMP games – they’re simply an addition game using 2 dice to find a total. Students cover up the total on the board with a counter. If their partner also rolls that number they can BUMP the person off!

Great addition practise for young students.

This pack features 7 themed BUMP boards – veggie garden, garden insects, rainbows, Autumn leaves, pumpkin patches, Easter and owls. (All, save for the owls, have a blackline version included.)

The first 2 people to leave a comment with their favourite Maths game will get a free copy of this pack! (Don’t forget to leave your email address!)


Click here to download a free BUMP game board




Tomorrow is the Melbourne Cup (hooray for public holidays for horse races!), and to celebrate with my students we’ll be designing names for race horses, designing jockey jumpers, and writing about the long weekend (my kiddos will have had 4 days off!) on Cup-inspired paper. Click here (or on the pic above) to download this freebie!

Please note that these files are for your personal and classroom use only. Please do not distribute or share this file.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Freebie Fridays
and don’t forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! Lots of great prizes to be won!


November 3, 2012
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

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.

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