I stumbled along this beautiful website thanks to a giveaway. I seriously recommend that you head on over to and check out the report tick box sheets. They’re incredible and what’s even nicer, is that the beautiful people who make them have offered to make more upon request.
I’m way too excited about this. I’ve just saved them all. Print one per kid and keep track of what outcomes they’re meeting. Take a look!

Alphabet and Handwriting Resources

I’ve found these alphabet and handwriting resources on Educents. It’s free to sign up and download heaps of things. They also hold mad sales which bring amazing products down to next to nothing. I’m having technology issues at the moment, so I can’t include any photos. They’ll open up with the hyperlinks though!

I love this super cute Spring Alphabet Match game from A Special Kind of Class. It’s a freebie too!

These Alphabet Picture Cards from Miss Rhonda’s Readers looks good. Perfect for matching capitals with lowercase letters and pictures.

These Alphabet Flashcards from Homeschool Complete look good for matching upper and lowercase letters.

Any class I’ve ever had have LOVED BINGO! Check out this little beauty for a fun, hands on lesson. Perfect for a fast finishers activity, Polka Dot Junction have nailed it.

If you’ve got a bit of cash to spend check this out. Just think about the hours you’ll save when you don’t have to make everything from scratch. It’d be worth the money!

These handwriting sheets from Educents are super cute and these Arctic Animal Handwriting Practice sheets from The Multi Taskin Mom are FREE and awesome! Perfect for printing and laminating for student use. I’ll be adding a set to my fast finishers basket. has a large range of resources which are ready to download and print.

This handy PDF from www.eastgreenwich.k12 looks fantastic and this GRADE 3 HANDWRITING WORKBOOK FROM McGRAW-HILL is full of useful tips and ideas.

Why not bookmark while you’re at it.

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All About Writing

Teaching writing can be a challenge as it can be tricky to capture the attention of your children and maintain it for more than five minutes before they start having an eraser race, throwing little balls of paper or flicking loom bands across the room with a ruler. I’ve been there and done that. I banned them in the end. I’m so mean!

I’ve put together a list of the best creative writing resources and writing prompts I could find. Some cost money and some are free. Make sure you check them all out before deciding.

GIANT WRITE EVERY DAY  by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers looks fabulous. I love the poem on the front cover. It will definitely be my next purchase.


My Year 5 class loved my 10 Things cards. Unfortunately I can’t share the cards I made but I’ll give you a few ideas that you can use in class. I’d use these topics for handwriting. We would have to write in full sentences and include reasons why.

Eg. 10 things in Hogwarts

  • A wand for casting spells on Professor Snape
  • A dog chew to distract Fluffy
  • An invisibility cloak to sneak around Hogwarts castle at night time

My kids loved writing about Harry Potter, Spongebob, superheroes, things in my handbag (that was a laugh!), things the principal does each day and the worst and best breakfast ideas we could think of.


This Creative Writing Prompts Worksheet from Super Easy Story Telling is gold. I don’t have a picture, but click here and check it out.

I also like this 60 page bundle from Teaching Reading Made Easy. It’s super cheap to buy too and will save you hours of work.


Kids adore anything electronic and or interactive. My favourite online one so far from Scholastic can be found here.


I also love Rory’s Story cubes. Check out the website –  They’re so easy to use!


 This little freebie on opinion writing from Sherry Clements looks great. Head on over here to check it out.


Apparently my internet and hyperlinks aren’t cooperating today. Just copy and paste these in if you want to check them out. Also, excuse the dodgy photos. Today is NOT my day.


TUMBLR have some amazing ones too! (Sorry, the link wouldn’t work). They’re awesome and free to view.

This little superhero writing prompt is adorable.

180 FREE prompts!

365 Prompts that aren’t what you’d expect

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