Five For Friday: A new addition; A Freebie AND a Giveaway!!!!


Wow! I can't believe how fast Term 3 went and that teachers in Victoria are already nearly half way through the holidays!

I have teamed up with Doodle Bugs Teaching some other fabulous educators to share with you 5 random things from this week (I have been a bit slack so it will be a summary of the last few weeks). I will save the best for last......


We have been learning about the Reading Comprehension Strategy of Questioning. (These posters are available in my TPT store) 

I found a Big Book on Penguins and thought I would get the children to ask questions before, during and after we read the book. Well..... I didn't realise just how much they would enjoy it! After learning about penguins for a few days I found a little penguin craft on TPT and they turned out so cute!

The craft is available free on TPT by Starsha Malek and can be found here

Living Things.

Sadly, our Term 3 unit on Living Things has ended :( What a fantastic unit it was! The children created THE MOST ADORABLE information books and we had a Publishing Party on the last day of term to celebrate. I was so proud of them! Even the reluctant writers finished their books and happily shared them with the class on Friday. I forgot to take photos of the finished books and have left them at school so I will blog about them once I go back to school. I just HAVE TO share them with you all.

Here are some of the displays we created throughout the unit and a few of the resources I used.
If I were a mini beast Writing Activity
Minibeast Bulletin Board Display
Plants labelled Diagram Display

Channy wants a Puppy!

Ok, so for those who have been following my posts, you will know that I have been pestering Shaun to get a puppy. 

WELL.... That day arrived! :) The relentless hours of going on and on and on about it has paid off!!! YAY! This little creature is now ours :)

Meet Boston

I really didn't think it was possible to love something as much as I do him. We have had him for just under a week now and things have changed in our house ever since. He is demanding and snuggly and messy and silly all in one. He is SUCH a baby - sleeps, plays, poos/wees and sleeps again! hehe

He has brought so much joy to us and even though my house has turned upside down and the amount of paper towel we have gone through is ridiculous, I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

Back to School Freebie!

OK, now its time for a freebie! If you are anything like me, I always start the new term off with a holiday recount when the kids return from the school break. They always have so much to say and write about and I get a lot out of them. It's also a nice way to share all the exciting things they got up to while on their break.

So.... I have put together a set of writing templates with dotted thirds lines mainly for Aussie teachers however I'm sure US teachers can use them as well. (If you would like me to amend the lines, leave a comment and I will try to accommodate).

There are 5 different types to choose from some with room for a picture and some without.

Holiday Recount Writing Templates

GIVEAWAY!!!!!! 2 FREE Products of your choice!

In between researching dogs and looking after a puppy, I have been busy making some new resources! So, I would like to have a giveaway to celebrate! 

To win 2 FREE products from my store of your choice, see the Rafflecopter link below. You can enter as many times as you like to gain the most points. (The more you enter, the more chance you have of winning) The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter itself. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are some of the new products available in my TPT store.

Sea Life Classroom Resource Pack (116 pages of resources)

 Number Lines - 2 types included (0-10 & 0-20)
4 different styles

Ten Frames Number Posters 0-20 in 4 different styles

Bugs Classroom Resource Pack (116 pages of resources)


  1. Chantelle what a fabulous idea! I'm entering!!! :)

  2. Hi Chantelle,

    Your new puppy is just gorgeous!!! Also, really hoping I win your giveaway because I'm lazy and need new number lines for my kidlets' desks next term. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  3. I would love your Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Unit and Narrative Writing Unit ! Your puppy is so cute!

  4. Hi Chantelle,

    I love your stuff!! If I was lucky enough to win I would love your writing process posters in polka dot and your back to school polka dot deco pack.

    Your puppy is adorable!!

    Kelly :)

  5. So pleased I discovered your blog through the linky - love your Living Things photos of what your students have been doing - they look great. Would love to get my hands on some new resources and your puppy is absolutely gorgeous :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace

  6. Whoops - now that I pressed the Rafflecopter entry button I see I was supposed to name two things I'd like to win - so I'd love the Non-Fiction Reading & Writing unit plus the Transport Unit if I won - many thanks
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace

  7. Your digraphs and nursery rhyme packs look great and Boston is gorgeous!
    Growing Little Learners

  8. Congratulations on your new puppy--he's adorable! I'd love to have your Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Unit and your CVC Word Cards to use with my class.

  9. What great little units you've created :)

  10. Awww, Boston looks so cute! I loved Lexi as a puppy but I know what you mean by the paper towels! I wish puppies could stay little but get toilet trained a lot quicker! Gorgeous dog!


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