There’s no point reinventing the wheel….right! Here you will find many pages of free printables and worksheets, lesson plans, games, activities and general ideas that I have developed for my own teaching. The ideas here are suitable for the primary years (K-7).

I hope you find the ideas useful and they help make your life as a teacher that little bit easier.

6 Fun Math Games Using Cards

6 Fun Math Games Using Cards

Are you after some more fun math games that you can use with your first grade or fourth grade students? Maybe you’re teaching your kids about problem solving or you would like to develop their number work. I find math card games are a fantastic way for kids to practice and consolidate math skills, but…

How To Make Paper Mosaics For Kids

How To Make Paper Mosaics For Kids

Do you have lots of colorful scrap paper piles lying around in your home or class? Then making paper mosaics is the perfect craft to use up all those scraps. Paper mosaics require only a few materials and your students will create colorful patterns to display in your classroom. Fill in the from at the end…

DIY Easy Craft Idea For Kids

DIY Easy Craft Idea For Kids

This easy craft idea for kids is lots of fun and doesn’t take much to set it up either. There are only a few items that you need and the woollen webs come out looking pretty good too. Double bonus! This craft idea also ties in nicely with your arts learning area as it focuses on…

50 Paper Plate Crafts For Kids

50 Paper Plate Crafts For Kids

Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun. There are just so many amazing ways that the humble paper plate can be used to create crafts for kids. I have pulled together some awesome paper plate crafts so you have them all in one place. As there are so many craft…

How To Teach Skip Counting

How To Teach Skip Counting

It’s interesting watching younger students learn about numbers and skip counting. I love how when they have a group of objects they must touch each one in order to count/know how many are there. My girl is now in pre-primary so she is learning more about numbers and how we use them in everyday life….

Reading Fluency Activities

Reading Fluency Activities

Recently I came across a research report by Kerry Hempenstall that discusses the teaching of reading. The report talks about the five essential components of reading instruction and shares some of the evidence that explicit or direct instruction is the most effective teaching method for reading. The 5 components include: Phonemic awareness; Phonics; Fluency; Vocabulary;…