Tag: pupils

Christmas gifts for students

It’s the giving season for pupils and teachers, Christmas time! I decided to keep last year’s goodie bag idea with a twist. I just love this idea as it is so versatile and can be adapted year after year. To make them you will need:  bags, my free downloadable bag toppers, bubbles and any other goodies of your choice! My…

Lines of Symmetry Game

Find a link to a fun symmetry game for your kids, here! The “Line of Symmetry” is the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. If you can reflect (or flip) a figure over a line and the figure appears unchanged, then the figure has reflection symmetry or line symmetry. The line that you reflect…

Welcome to ‘Saved you a Spot’ YouTube Channel

✨Don’t miss out! ✨ Stay tuned every Friday (OMG! Did I say EVERY FRIDAY?!)  for new videos on anything to do with education, as well as arts and crafts for children! Please subscribe to be the first to get the new videos! Like, like, like and share, share, share! Oh, and don’t forget to comment! Let me know what you’d…

Benefits of learning joined-up handwriting

Is it important for young generations to learn how to join up their handwriting, especially in the age of iPhones and pads? I’m sure this question has crossed many pupils’ parents’ and teachers’ minds. Evidence is mounting that putting pen to paper has benefits that typing cannot replace. – CursiveLogic CURSIVE Vs JOINED-UP Is there a difference between cursive and…

Mary Poppins Costume

Teacher dress up ideas for any occasion! This is a great idea for Halloween, Book Week, Carnival or a Fancy Dress Party! Who doesn’t love Mary Poppins? Practically perfect in every way, here is my version of Mary Poppins, Peppi Poppins! This costume is so easy to make, if you are a teacher, I’m sure will have most of these…

Active and Passive Voice

How ready are you for that English test? Play this quiz to test how good your grammar is. Are you an active and passive voice expert? before you start Remember:  A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action in the sentence. e.g. The man was washing the elephant. A sentence is written…

A tweet from your teacher – Freebie!

Effective, consistent and proactive communication is a must in today’s schools. As a teacher, it is up to you to find the appropriate means  to communicate effectively with both your pupils and their parents. Technology is the fastest way of communicating today, however I still like a good old-fashioned handwritten note, now and again. So why not choose these notes…

Just a little reminder!

Miss! Sir! The dog ate my homework… I left the assignment at home… I forgot to do it… Which teacher on this planet hasn’t heard of these excuses for work not being handed in on time? It happens to the best of us and sometimes we teachers even forget things at home, too! I know I do for sure!! Why…

Fossil Fuels

Humans use fuels to make energy to power machines like cars, computers and ships. People get the fuel to make all this energy, mostly by digging it out of the ground and burning it. This releases ancient energy stores, what we call fossil fuels, which are made up of billions  of tiny plants and animals.  When plants and animals died,…