“Giftedness is not what you do or how hard you work. It is who you are. You think differently. You experience life intensely. You care about injustice. You seek meaning. You appreciate and strive for the exquisite. You are painfully sensitive. You are extremely complex. You cherish integrity. Your truth-telling has gotten you in trouble. Should 98% of the population find you odd, seek the company of those who love you just the way you are. You are not broken. You do not need to be fixed. You are utterly fascinating. Trust yourself!”

Linda Silverman~Gifted Development Center Denver

Friday, 28 March 2014

Out of this world Science Stations!

Teaching about Space is one of my favourite science units. Today I am blogging about my experiences and using science stations over at A Classy Collaboration.  

Click on the link or on the image above to keep reading.

Be sure to pop over to a Class*y Collaboration so you can grab the FREE set of signs I created for my stations.  

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Spring Giveaway!

It sure does NOT feel like spring has sprung here in southern Ontario!   We got another 25 cm of snow yesterday!  Luckily I am sharing a great giveaway with you to help cheer you up and get you through these last few weeks til spring arrives!

Tabitha from Flapjack Educational Resources has hit 10,000 followers the other day on Pinterest, so she decided to celebrate by asking a BUNCH of awesome bloggers (84 actually!) to donate spring-themed resources for 7 special winners! This giveaway is all about Pinterest, so be sure to check out some fabulous Pinterest accounts. Each bundle will have one winner, and the winners will be notified on March 20th, the first day of spring of course! 

Want to enter to win one of the fantastic prize packages?  Click on the image at the top of the page and head over to Tabitha's blog now!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Throwback Thursday

I don't usually do "Throwback" posts but today I realized that really I don't have a lot to share which is NEW.  I DO have a great new bulletin board I want to share though...I bought the Academic Morphology poster set from Ladybug's Teacher Files this year and have been itching to put up a display.  My student teacher finished her Olympic unit and I was finally able to take down the bulletin board and put up the academic morphology posters.  

Picture of Academic Morphology Bulletin Board from Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca
This is the mathematics part of the board. 
Picture of Academic Morphology Bulletin Board from Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca
This part of the board focuses on parts of speech.

I just LOVE how these boards turned out. My students kept turning and reading them during the day!  I know I have made a good choice when they actually CHOOSE to read what is on the board!  Click on either of the images above if you want to purchase your own sets!

Now for the throwback part of the post.  I am currently teaching my unit on Space again.  Well, to be totally honest, my student teacher introduced the unit and I will be continuing it after March break.  Last year I posted about a Moon Phase board I created.  I just took it back to school and the kids were are totally intrigued. If you want to read about how I made this nifty little board and how to use it just click on either image below.  

Picture of Moon Phases Board from Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca

Picture of Moon Phases Board from Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca

For another great activity to teach phases of the moon click on the image below.  P.S. The activity includes a FREEBIE! Nothing beats teaching with Oreos!

Moon Phases with Oreos on Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca

I just found another great FREEBIE for teaching about phases of the moon.  You can grab it from Scholastic for FREE by clicking on the image below.

Picture of Moon Phases Freebie from Teachingisagift.blogspot.ca

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Most of you probably know that I have a little store on Teacher's Pay Teachers.  When I first started blogging, I didn't know where to post my FREEBIES (at that time I wasn't into Google Drive, etc.) so I joined up with TpT.  Most of the things I create, I like to share for FREE with other teachers.  A few of the things I have created have taken more time and effort, and these few items I sell for a modest amount.  Well, today and tomorrow TPT is hosting a HUGE sale.  Most stores are on sale for 20% off and TpT is adding another 10% AFTER the first discount is applied...so you will receive 28% off anything you purchase from my store and most others on TpT too!

I have purchased many quality products this year from TpT which have saved me hours of time!  I have been inspired and motivated by the products I have downloaded and used with my students.  If you haven't check it out yet...pop over today...you would be amazed at the quality and quantity of resources available.  

Maybe while you are there you might take the opportunity to pick up a copy of my MATH CHAT posters....my most popular priced product (on sale for less than $3)!  Click on the image below to go directly to my TpT store..even if you don't purchase anything...you might want to download some great FREEBIES!  

Click on the image above to check out more great stores 
who are taking part in the sale and the linky!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Leadership Teams

Do you assign classroom jobs to your students?  Do you ever feel like you need to change them up a bit? Today I am blogging again over at A Class*y Collaboration, the collaborative blog I have started writing for.  Click on the blog button below to check out how I create leadership teams in my grade six gifted program.

Freebie Fridays