Sunday, May 22, 2022

The Discover Bundle - It's Here!

I am so excited to be bringing you this AMAZING bundle of educational resources today, so lovingly made by teachers and parents all around the world - including me!

The Discover Bundle is a HUGE bundle of over 90 resources from over 35 small shops that make printables and fun activities for kids. When you purchase the bundle you will get instant access to the download link and be able to keep these files forever - to print over and over and over again, whenever you need them!

I LOVE these bundle sales for stocking up my curriculum shelves - we are always ready to study anything at any time! If we're reading a history textbook about ancient Egypt and my kids want to know more - boom! - I've got about 10 resources I have from previous bundles (and some new ones in this bundle!)

They're also a great buy this time of year because you can plan to fit them into next year's school schedule! I'm going to share with you here just a PREVIEW of SOME of what you'll get inside this bundle, and let you know which of my products are in it too! I

The Discover Bundle is put into different categories. here is a preview of some of the resources in each....

Discover Early Learning and Imaginative Play

Discover the World

Discover the Ocean

Discover the Farm and Garden

Discover the Cosmos

Discover Nature

Discover Insects

Discover Habitats

Discover Flowers

As you can see there is plenty to choose from!
So what are MY contributions to the bundle? Some of my favourite products!

So much from just my shop - buying these products separately is pretty much the price of the bundle - around $25! But if you choose to buy the bundle you'll get all of the other products too.

You can check out more of what is inside the bundle and see all of the wonderful freebies there will be every day too here:

PS - If you have any questions let me know!

Friday, May 20, 2022

New Tropical Fish FREEBIE And Exciting News!

I have some exciting news and BEAUTIFUL freebie for you today! Scroll down to keep reading and grab it!

Isn't this tropical fish matching game just lovely? It would be such a great addition to an ocean science unit, to for a kiddo who just loves to play those I Spy matching games...

You can download this lovely game from Hudson Academy for free today - and read about an exciting upcoming bundle sale too - one I am going to be a part of!

The Discover Bundle

I can't share too many details right now, but you can head over to the Harbor and Sprout site here

and check out all of the beautiful resources and shops that are going to be included! You can also get this game for free by signing up for sale announcements - it starts next week!

I can give you a glimpse of what will be included...



🌱Farm + Garden

🌱Oceans + Sea Life




🌱Early Learning + Imaginative Play

🌱Discover the World


🌱In-depth units on a wide variety of subjects

🌱An exclusive upgrade by The Thinking Tree, featuring two funschooling journals- one all about nature and one for moms! 😍

Be sure to sign up below and get your freebie- there will be more coming too!
Grab Your Freebie Here (scroll down on the page to sign up)


Enjoy and stay tuned!


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Math Centers and Freebies: Balloon Numbers to 10

 Free Math Poster and Worksheets

Balloon Numbers to 10
Count and Write Numbers to 10

Do you have learners who are just learning to count and write numbers to 10? Then this freebie is for you! Scroll down to grab it for free!

One of the first things most of us teach our kids at home is how to count to ten. Whether or not they're going to go to school or stay home and be homeschooled, learning to count to ten is a pretty basic skill. But teaching them the digits and symbols we use to show value is only one part of the equation. So while you're teaching your children numbers 1 through 10, keep these things in mind!

Counting is more than digits

One of the best memories I have of this is when I taught my oldest child to count to 10 and he really 'got it'. We had a bag of those little plastic balls that you fill a kiddie pool with and we were throwing them into a basket. While doing this, we decided to count how many balls we could throw inside, and I told him that I bet we could get ten in. And so we counted how many we threw that landed in the basket, then took them out of the basket and counted again. This is when he really understood the VALUE of the number ten - that we use number words to assign values to amounts or collections of objects.

That, I believe, is one of the most important things to teach our learners when showing them digits and numerals - what they represent. 

Put the worksheets into a page protector to use again and again!

0 to 9, but digits can be combined!

I love it when kids realize that higher amounts like 12 or 28 are represented by two single digits put together - but it doesn't mean that we have 1 and 2 balls or 2 and 8 balls - it means something else completely different. That's why I love to tell kids that a DIGIT and an AMOUNT or number are two different things. A digit is a symbol we use, like a letter. A number is an amount we use to name a collection. 

Learn numbers, then apply new knowledge.

One great way to make the association between these numbers and amounts is to use the flashcards I've included here and take them around with you. If you're at the park with your child, take out a new number every time and ask them to find that many rocks or dandelions. If you're in the classroom or it's a rainy day, give each student a card and ask them to show that number using manipulatives or stickers on paper. 

Teach them that a digit is a symbol and just like 'A' stands for 'apple', '2' stands for two things.

Using the worksheets

Learning to write numbers is an important skill too. One way that's fun to keep on teaching the concept of value versus symbol is to have them draw colored dots inside each balloon to show that amount.

You could also give them small dot or star stickers and have them paste that many onto each balloon.

Grab the freebie below!

Click here to grab this freebie!

Please remember to share THIS page, not the google drive link, when sharing this freebie with others! It helps me be able to make time to create more! 

However you choose to teach your learners about numbers from 1 to 10 and what they represent, I hope this set helps you out! 


Want More Counting Practice? Check these out!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Draw and Write Level 2 - Plus a Freebie!


Do you have trouble getting your learners to write? Whether you're at home or in the classroom, getting younger kids to write anything can be a struggle - forget complete sentences or paragraphs! That's why I created Draw and Write - a step-by-step writing program that slowly encourages learners to write more and more - all inspired by drawing!

When we ask really young kids (8 and under) to write down their thoughts and ideas, we're asking a lot! Think about it - not only do they need to use their imaginations to come up with ideas but they need to use their fine motor skills to write and their phonics and spelling skills to make it all make sense! That's asking for so many skills at once!

And while some kids do very well writing on their own, others can struggle. So how can we make writing not only easier but more inviting and exciting for kids? We can introduce something they love to do - draw their stories first!

The level 1 set of Draw and Write (which you can see here) focused on kids drawing and gave them a start to their sentences. In level 2, kids will still be drawing but will not have a writing prompt - they will come up with their own ideas! But of course, we don't want to leave them completely on their own just yet, so they have a picture that they can still add to, but a word box as well.

The words in the box are not just vocabulary words or sight words, however. They are words that are meant to spark ideas and imagination. 

If you're on the fence about these sheets the good news is that you can try out 3 for FREE! Just head over to my TeachersPayTeachers store and grab them here!

If you'd like the whole set you can get all 51 for just $3! That's plenty of writing ideas to inspire your learners all year long!

Grab the whole set here on my TeachersPayTeachers shop!

Enjoy learning and having fun!


Want more writing fun? Check these out!