“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


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Launching Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres

Photo of Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres by Teaching Is A Gift


When I started creating my Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres a few years ago, I was determined to get them made so that teachers of single and combined grades would have way to address the expectations of the Ontario curriculum. This approach is engaging for students and manageable for teachers.  

I have written several blog posts about using centres in my classroom and have directed buyers to these blog posts, but I knew that a guide filled with pictures and suggestions would make the use of centres more approachable. 

Launching Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres guide is a FREE download from TpT store.  If you already own any of my bundles, you can download the guide as part of a NEW BONUS file which is included with your purchase. Just go to the MY PURCHASES tab after you log in to TpT, find the bundle you purchased and download the BONUS file.

If you own any of the individual centres or are just interested, you can click on the image above and get your own copy of the guide for FREE.

Please feel free to comment with questions or additional ideas about how you have made Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres work in your classroom.

Photo of Hands-On, Minds-On Science and Technology Centres by Teaching Is A Gift




Saturday, 30 June 2018

Happy Birthday Canada! It's a TpT sale day, eh?


Click on the image to shop my store for 24 hours from July 1-2 on TpT.  Happy Birthday Canada!





Sunday, 29 April 2018

SWEET GIFT FOR MOTHER'S DAY UPDATE

Picture of How To Make Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub for Mother's Day from www.teachingisgift.blogspot.ca




I am making the lemon sugar hand scrub again, well actually, the students will be making it. Below you can read all about the ingredients you need and how to put it all together for a sweet Mother's Day gift. To download all the files you will need including the ingredient list, the card inserts and the labels, CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW.
How To Make Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub for Mother's Day from www.teachingisgift.blogspot.ca

How To Make Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub for Mother's Day from www.teachingisgift.blogspot.ca

How To Make Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub for Mother's Day from www.teachingisgift.blogspot.ca


This year I am using small mason jars for the sugar scrub so I created some tags which could be tied around the neck of the jar.  
If you would like a copy just click on the image below to download from Google Drive.


Don't you just love the chalkboard gift bags? I found them at a local dollar store. We used chalk markers from Chalkola to write a message to mom on each bag. I think they look awesome!