Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Welsh Tasting!

So, it's no secret that my favourite part about St. David's Day is having some delicious homemade welsh cakes. But we also do a lot of different cooking during St David's Day and get the children to taste lots of different Welsh foods.


This time we cooked some lava bread and cockles. Some of the children would touch and smell them, but some of our bravest children even gave a go at tasting them!

Nikki 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Crazy Welsh Hats


Check out some of our crazy Welsh hats for our St. David's Day party! We always have a crazy hat competition during our St. David's parties. It's a great way to get students creative and another way for us to celebrate St. David's Day.

Nikki 



Monday, 27 February 2017

St. David's Day Card

St. David's Day is coming up on the 1st March here in Wales and we have been so excited in class getting ready to celebrate.

Today we made this craft;



St. David's Day is a huge celebration here in Wales and we devote a lot of time to learning about it in our class. These cards were easy to make and look great when finished.

Staff cut out the shape of the dragon and fire and the grass.
Students folded an A4 piece of white card in half, then stuck down the green grass on top. The dragon and fire got stuck down next.

Then, students dipped their fingers into white paint and dotted them on the green grass. On they were dry, staff added some heads and feet to the white dots to make them into sheep. To finish it off the students stuck the 'Happy St. David's Day!' banner on top.

Have you been making any fun crafts for St. David's Day?
Nikki 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

St David's Day: Daffodil Fingerprints

For St. David's Day we have been doing lots of fun Welsh crafts to celebrate. This week we made these adorable daffodil fingerprint paintings.


First, we mixed some water with green paint and painted the page so it and this water effect. Then we left it to dry.

Once it was dry, we used some yellow and orange paints, we dipped our fingers into it then placed them down to make daffodil shapes. Again, we left it to dry.

Once dry, we aded small enters for each of the daffodils, drew some stems and then backed it onto yellow card to create the finished piece!

Nikki 

Friday, 24 February 2017

Birthday Giveaway: 4 x $100 TpT Gift Cards!

So, my birthday is coming up and I've been trying to think of a fun way to celebrate not just my birthday, but also to celebrate my wonderful teaching friends all around the World who are constantly supporting me on my 'Teaching Autism' journey.

It didn't take me long to realise that I wanted to be able to offer out some TpT gift cards for teachers to use to buy some great resources for their classrooms! So, I decided to invite some TpT friends to tag along for the ride and this is where I give you my huge celebration giveaway...

There are going to be FOUR winners...

and..

they are going to win $100 TpT Gift Cards EACH

That's right folks, there are 4 $100 TpT Gift Cards up for grabs in this giveaway. Now, there are 4 rafflecopter giveaways included in this blog post. Make sure you complete ALL the actions on each of the 4 rafflecopters to gain your entries.

The giveaway only runs for a few days, once it's over I'll draw each of the winners, contact you and then send you your gift cards so you can start shopping on TpT!

As always, thank you for supporting me in my Teaching Autism journey/dream - yes, it's pretty much a dream come true. Now, my one wish when I blow my candles out this year, is going to be to spend a little more time working on this blog, sharing the fun that we have in class and some great resources too.

Thanks for stopping by - and good luck! 
(Scroll down for the giveaways - remember to enter all 4!)

Nikki 





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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Visit to the Beach

This month we went on a trip to the beach, we had a lot of fun, checking out the rock pools, looking at different types of shells and then the children collected some seaweed and stones for us to use in our art therapy sessions back in class.

We used the seaweed when we were painting portraits of ourselves. We first painted our portraits, then dipped the seaweed into paint, and dabbed the seaweed onto the paper to make a hair like effect for our hair.

Then, for our stones, we made little rock people.

First, we painted the rocks and. When they dried, we added some eyes and mouths. Once dry again we added a layer of PVA glue to secure it all together and to give it a shiny finish!

Check out our rock people below.






Nikki 


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Chocolate Bananas

We have been trying to taste different fruits in class, so this week we decided to try and jazz up some bananas to make them more appealing to our children. They had so much fun cutting the bananas, melting the chocolate and then decorating the bananas and making them into popsicles!

They were a great way to encourage the students to work independently during the cookery session and to encourage them to taste something new.


Nikki 

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