Meal Plan Monday

Meal planning is my saviour.  Lately I have completely fallen of the bandwagon.  Not sure why or how but it has to stop!  I have started spending way too much money on little every second day shops.  So here it is this weeks Meal Plan. Monday Roast Lamb with...

Quiet Critters

Although I have been a teacher for many years now, this year my skills have been truly tested.  As a relief teacher I have had to get used to the rules and routines of so many different schools, grades and classes.  One thing they all have in common, is...

Kids Bedroom Planning and Inspiration

  We seem to be a family of bedroom swappers. Without a doubt every year we reassess the kids current bedroom situations and do a swap and reorganize. From shared rooms, to creating a nursery, to sharing a guest room, to everyone having their own room, the swapping never...

Kids ANZAC Day Activities

ANZAC Day is such a special day for all Australians and this household is no exception.  We have had four generations serve in the Australian military including my own Father, Husband and most recently my Borther serving in Afghanistan.   My husbands great uncle died in WW2 and is...

The Mummy & Son Date – Cirque du Soleil ~ TOTEM

Their is no doubt that adding a new baby to the family is life changing.  At 7 and 4 “My pigeon Pair” had well established their “place” in the family and created strong bonds with each other and us as their parents.  They have welcomed the Chunk Hunky baby...

Hands On Sight Word Activities

After years of teaching Preps, and one not so enthusiastic son going through Prep, I have found some fun activities to motivate kids to learn sight words!  The key to motivating kids to learn anything is to make it hands on and FUN!  SAND Use Sand, Seeds, or rice...

Amazing Australia Day Activities For Kids

  The Beach, Vegemite, Pavlova, Koalas…… Australia Day is HERE!  A perfect time to celebrate and create everything that is AUSTRALIAN!  In Australia it is also back to school time so these are great to get those hands moving, fill those lunchboxes and work out those fine motor skills...

Our Afternoon Routine Chart

Earlier this week I shared with you our Morning Routine Chart. Our Afternoons are just as important so we have an afternoon routine to follow as well. So without further adieu here is our Afternoon Routine A few notes about our afternoon routine. We don’t have set times that...

Top Labelling Tips From The Teacher

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Brother   Organising Chaos, With Labels That Stick. I am part of that special breed of human that is both a mother of small children and a school teacher.  Although sometimes this is a curse (oh gosh it is hard to stand back...

Creating a Homework Station

Sight words, readers, maths sheets, posters….HOMEWORK!!!  I am going to go out on a limb here and say I actually don’t mind helping with homework.  It’s my way of staying in touch with what is happening in the classroom and how my child is travelling academically.  However, this year...