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Thursday, 22 January 2015

New Freebie - Playdough Letter Mats

Hi all :)

Today I`d like to give you a new freebie to use in your classroom centers - Playdough Letter Mats!
All you have to do is print and laminate, and you`ll have a great center activity throughout the year.





Included in this freebie are 26 play dough mats (A-Z), both upper and lower case, for those small hands to practice letter formation. My kidos love this center! Try it for free, by downloading it from my TpT Store HERE!

Have a nice evening! :)


Monday, 12 January 2015

It`s time to plan the new year!

A new has just begun and with that I would like to share a 2015 calendar freebie with you! This packet contains 12 monthly calendar pages, with cute little graphics from Melonheadz. It can be downloaded from my TpT Store by following the links below. You can choose between English or Norwegian calendar.

I have found it to be very handy having a monthly calendar displayed in my classroom, just for my own overview. I note down tests coming up, assemblies, meetings, or other special happenings, so that it is quickly assessable without me having to get my plan book. I have also printed one i A3 size to use at home for our family planning!


Download here:       English      Norwegian

Hope you`ll enjoy it and happy planning! :)


Friday, 9 January 2015

I am back!

Hi everyone:)

After about a year, I am finally back in business with my blogging!!

It`s been such a busy time after I had my first child, Matteo. Becoming a mum has turned my life upside down in so many ways! It has been the best time of my life, but also the most frustrating and challenging. Staying home for 9 months (yes, that`s how long the Norwegian maternity leave is!), was challenging, as I missed work a lot and it was never time to sit down and create resources. I am a person who need to use my hands and be creative or else I get all frustrated.

Our little Prince never slept, it seemed like, night our day... He was up between 12-15 times during the night until he turned 8 months. After that we made it down to about 6-8 times. During daytime he slept between 10-30 minutes. We were exhausted:)! But still, no one has ever brought so much joy, love or happiness into our lives as him!



Just about the time Matteo turns 2 years old in March, we are expecting a new little Prince in our family <3 We are overly excited and we can hardly wait to meet him! Hopefully, he will be a better sleeper than Matteo, so Mum will have time to be creative and share some resources with all of you;)

For the time being, I have been re-designing my blog, and as you might see there`s still some work left. Though not all of the blog pages are ready yet, I will still be posting new freebies and products, so keep your eyes open!

See you soon :)


Monday, 11 February 2013

Norwegian 100 High-frequency Word Activity Collection

Today I have put together a collection of activities for the first 100 high-frequency words in Norwegian. Inspiration came from a great teacher I know, Turid Nyg√•rd, who will hold a collaborative teacher session about high-frequency words in Norwegian tomorrow! Best of luck to you:)!

In this download you`ll find:



- 10 fill in activities with small stories- 10 high-frequency word bingo boards w/100 play cards- 10 high-frequency word searches w/answer keyI let the students start of with the fill-in activity of the week and further challenge my students to copy write the small stories and make small books with drawings. The word search I send for homework or give as an extra activity to those quickly finished students. 





High-frequency word bingo can be played with 2 or more players. They pick a game board and must draw word cards to read aloud. If they have the word on their board they cover it up, if not place it back on the desk.





These activities will give students practice with reading, writing and spelling of the 100 most common words in Norwegian, and can be used both in school and sent home as homework!

Download it in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store here for FREE:) It would be great if you would leave me a feedback:)!




I hope you like it:)


Sunday, 3 February 2013

How to create a Learning Vending Machine!

Today I am presenting how to make a Learning Vending Machine! A fun and engaging resource, that can be used for any grades and subjects! Kids love to make the vending machines themselves and create cards to go with them! A really great way to engage those tactile learners in your classroom :) 

I have used this resource with my ESL learners, Math and Language in Y1 - Y6 and it`s always a hit! Student created vending cards are laminated and they can swoop cards and try out each others. This way we`ll have lots of practice and I save a whole lot of time:)! I always keep the student created cards for next year as well. For the youngest learners I have made some vending machines in A3 (double) size and bigger cards, to make it easier for those small hands :)


Step 1: Use two colored papers and create two templates

Step 2: Cut out the corner squares on both templates

Step 3: Fold on the lines

Step 4: On one of the templates cut out two holes

Step 5: Connect the two templates by gluing the sides and bottom together
Do not glue the top!

Step 6: Cut out the slide

Step 7: Put the slide inside the box and let it stick out of the bottom hole. 
Glue the top of the slide to the back inside the box

Step 8: Glue the top of the box together

Step 9: Decorate your vending machine!

Step 10: Make practice cards for any subject or theme :)


You can purchase the whole packet here from my TpTStore:


In the zip file you`ll find:
- Step by step instructions with pictures on how to make a vending machine
- An easy to cut and trace template for vending machine in A4 size
- 2 editable word docs to make vending cards, with examples on how to use with spelling, grammar, vocabulary, math shapes, angles, multiplication... The possibilities are endless!

Enjoy and have fun:)



Sunday, 27 January 2013

Socrative - A great tip about online student response system

The other day I received a great tip from a fb follower about Socrative, a online response system for students. My follower used it in class to test her students reading comprehension. I tried it out immediately and found it very useful!


It requires a free teacher register, but no register for students at all. It can be used on any device, from laptops, to smartphones. When you register as a teacher, you are assigned with a room number, and that number is all the students need to get started with your activities.


You can easily create your own quizzes, and also share them with other teachers:)! Each quiz will give you options to run as student paced or teacher paced. You can assign the quiz as an individual test or as a space race, where you team up your students in groups, and they can see the groups progress compared to the other groups - great fun to do in class :)!!


After ended quiz, group or individual, you can download a report in Excel format to see all students answers and total results.

There are still features in Socrative that I havn`t yet explored, but it is definitely a program I will use in class from now on! :)

Thanks for the great tip:)!!




Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Free Editable Computer Book for Students


I have created a printable computer book for assessing and evaluating students ICT skills. In addition you`ll get 5 different computer certificate cards. The document is editable so you can make it fit your schools ICT Curriculum!

I made this book for my mixed grade 3&4 class last year. Students became more aware of their learning objectives and the progress that were expected from them throughout the year. I could easily assess them during or after a lesson on the current objectives, as well as assessing ICT skills used during units and other school projects. Students loved getting stickers in their books and receiving certificates when they had mastered different skills:)!


Fonts used is Comic Sans and American Typewriter. If you don`t have them installed, the fonts may look a bit messy. You can either download the fonts for free online or just change them to other fonts from your computer!





Hope this can be a useful tool for you as it has been for me! You can download it here for free:)! Enjoy:)