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The Third Grade Zoo
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Back to School Sale and $25 TPT Gift Card!
Teachers Pay Teachers have announced the date of the annual Back to School Sale! On August 1 and 2nd you will enjoy 20% off your TPT purchases and if you use the discount code B2S2017 you will get an additional percentage off of your purchase at checkout! T...

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Teaching kids about Resiliency
We all want the best for the kids we teach, and we all want each student to be able to reach their full potential. For the most part we as teachers have control over the lessons we teach and the classroom environment. We do not have control over what happen...

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Insect Creations
This super fun activity was inspired by an craft  found on the Elmer's Glue website .  I found this craft was low key, but hands on, and it was the perfect activity for the second to last day of school for my class. I had my students plan and build their in...

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Caterpillar Pencil Toppers
I don’t know about your classrooms, but in my classroom the last few weeks of school are filled with fun Spring and end of the year activities. My report cards are submitted, field trips are planned and being executed, and the end of year awards ceremony is...

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I know this art activity has been blogged about a lot, but my students did such a great job with their art I wanted to brag! This activity is super easy, all you need is paper, pencil crayons, and old magazines. Students first go through the magazines and c...

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Exploring Your Natural Environment At the End of the School Year
This year my class is finishing off the school year with our Exploring Our Natural Environment Unit. So far the unit has been very successful! I have at least one student everyday ask me if we are going to go outside to learn today! I am very lucky that my ...

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TPT's Annual Teacher Appreciation Sale!
Teachers Pay Teachers and all of the teacher authors on TPT appreciate all of you teachers! And we would like to show our appreciation for all of the hard work that you teachers do! This year's site wide Teacher Appreciation Sale will be held on Tuesday May...

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Teaching about the Beach
One of my favourite units to teach is my Beach Unit which would of course include a field trip to one of our local beaches. Living here on the west coast we are lucky enough to be surrounding by beautiful rocky and sandy beaches which makes learning about t...

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Learning Outdoors: Ideas to Get Students Learning about their Local Environment
I'm loving the nicer weather and thinking about ways to get my students learning outside in the natural environment. Students spend a lot of time indoors and glued 'almost literally' to technology.  Below are a list of activities that you can do outdoors to...

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We were Inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers
On a rainy afternoon this past week I decided to have my students do some colourful Van Gogh art to hopefully invite Spring to start soon here on the beautiful West Coast of Canada. I started off the lesson by explaining who Van Gogh was and I used a short ...
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