Dollar Dazzlers! Teacher Tip Linky!

Hello everyone!

It's that time again for our monthly link up, where fellow Aussie Teachers come together to share with you our Teacher Tips - straight out of our classroom and into yours!

It's brought to you by The Australian Teachers Blog! Make sure you are following the blog on BlogLovin' and also their Australian Teachers Facebook Page here!

Last month, I talked about my Grip Mats and how I use them to stop that awful clanging sound of dice hitting the tables during maths games.

You can read more about that here: Grip Mats for Dice Games

This week, I am going to share with you some of the awesome CHEAP finds I have gathered over the years from my local $2 shops, reject shops, Daiso and one of my favourite stores.... IKEA!

Teacher Tip: Dollar Dazzlers!

I don't know about you, but when I trawl through the above stores, I am often looking for things that I can use in the classroom. Most of the time however, I just can't think of ways that the items on the shelves in front of me can be used. These are some items that I did happen to find a use for...


I love Ikea! I can spend hours there! A few years ago, I bought these spice holders. I use them to store my clips and pins in them. 
The greatest thing is, they are MAGNETIC! 
Woop! Woop!
I store them up high on my whiteboard :)

$2 shops/ Reject Shops/ Cheap Stores

I picked up these fly swats a few years back and the kids just LOVE them! We use them for playing games like 'Tic Tac Toe' and 'Sight Word Swat'. WARNING: I have rules when using these as sometimes the children can be a bit rough with them.


Lanyards are great to have in the classroom. I use mine for my Expert Tags. (See this post to grab your FREE copy).   

You can use them as toilet passes or for your STAR OF THE DAY/ WEEK.


These are fantastic for measuring! I have used these snakes to teach informal units of measure with my Grade Prep (kinder) students.

You can find activities, worksheets and lesson plans using these in my Measurement Pack - Found here.

I recently caught up with some beautiful Blogger friends from Melbourne - I still have to blog about this so I'm not going to post the pics up just yet....

Anyways, whilst we were chatting and sharing (as we do) Jemima from Jem's Bright Buttons, showed me one of her recent purchases. It was this fantastic MAGNETIC container! Well, I just HAD to have it, so I too, went to Daiso to grab it. The kids love it as well :)

I hope you have grabbed yourself some ideas today that you can also use in your classroom. Make sure you go back to the Linky to read the other Aussie Teacher Tips! There are some great ones this week!

Five for Friday!!!

It's FRIDAY!!!!! And time for another Five For Friday Post! I am back in the game this week after having a terrible flu and a perforated ear drum...Y.U.C.K! I had the entire week of last week to rest and recover so I have lots of catching up to do...

And now... for my Five For Friday Post!!

1. I have some BIG news...

Shaun and I are ENGAGED! I'm so excited to announce this to you all! Our Wedding is scheduled for July next year - we are so pumped! We are going to be getting married in beautiful Thailand :) 

2. 100 Days of School!

We had our 100 Days of School Celebration today! Some of the children dressed up as though they were 100 years old. Others wore tops with 100 buttons and some wore $100 bills! We made Fairy bread with hundreds and thousands, and counted out 100 Fruit loops and made them into necklaces. We read Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge and talked about what we might look like and be like when we are 100 years old. Then the children drew themselves and wrote about it. We ended the day with a dance off - of course!
I got some great ideas from Miss Jones' Creation Station - and her pack is FREE! 

3. I have created some NEW resources! :) 

Punctuation Posters - These posters come in a chalkboard and without chalkboard version and are available here. Each pack has 12 posters included in them.

2D Shape Posters: These are my favourites! They can be found here. There are 8 different posters included in this pack. Each with a different shape and description.

3D Shape Posters: These are my favourites! They can be found here. There are 10 different posters included in this pack. Each with a different shape and description.

Dotted Thirds: Lined Paper with Sky, Grass, Ground: This packet was actually a request from one of my customers. I created it especially for her and then realised there were many of you that found it useful too! It is available here.

If you have a request, please email me at

I am happy to create resources based on your personal needs and designs :)

4. Aussie Teacher Tips Linky

If you haven't already checked out the NEW Australian Teachers Blog - you must do! It has been created by a group of Aussie teacher bloggers who have joined forces to bring you the latest tips, resources, ideas and general teacher talk especially for Australian teachers!

On the 26th of every month we are hosting a Teacher Tips Linky on the blog so make sure you head over to take a sneak peak each month!


I am going to end todays post with this little quote. I hope this inspires some of you AND your students of course, to remember that being an INDIVIDUAL is what makes you, YOU! It's what sets us apart from the rest. It is important not to conform to what others are doing and stay true to yourself! So remember.... An ORIGINAL is worth more than a COPY!

I'm having a SALE!!!

Hi Guys!

I have been a little under the weather lately. I have the flu and an ear infection which turned into a perforated ear drum! YUCK! I won't bore you with all the details, but while I have been at home stuck in bed with no energy to leave the house, I thought I would spend some time updating some of my original and very much loved, teaching products.

I have been turning some of them from drab.... to FAB!!!!

Take a look at some of the changes I've made so far...

Not only ave I changed the covers of these units but I have also made many changes and additions to the content as well.

Check out how my store looks now:

I have also created a NEW Punctuation Posters pack, which I must say, I am LOVING!

These come in 2 styles: Chalkboard and without Chalkboard


To celebrate I am offering 20% off EVERYTHING IN MY STORE!!!

Thursday 16 - 19th July

Head over now to grabs some bargains!

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