Category Archives: FREEBIES

Busy Busy Back to School!


This month has flown by so quickly, I almost can’t remember the last time I posted!

School came back  on 29th Jan and I have been flying by the seat of my pants ever since.  I am 4 staff members down too which doesn’t help.  3 of my staff graduated University and were lucky enough to get teaching jobs mainly in North Queensland and out West.  Then the last of my missing crew resigned while they were overseas leaving me a little in the lurch.  So now recruitment begins for some newbies.

We have been on pinterst overload for a quite a period of time during the last month, particularly with Valentines day, and my own personal adventures at home. 

Here is a list of the many fun and exciting things I have made and done

BBQ Pulled Pork (I didn’t put any worcestershire sauce in it bc I am allergic to seafood – you couldn’t even tell!)

Bacon and Mushroom Quiche with Gruyere and Thyme

Brownie Batter Dip

The Post Card Exchange continued (The Ranger Guides are absolutly loving it!!) I think we have 20 postcards so far!

Greek Chicken Burgers

I love you to pieces cards to Valentines Day {Freebie}

– Chocolate Brownie for a comparision between Boxed brownies and from scratch at Ranger Guides (These Brownies won by the way! They were delicious!)

–  Salt Dough medals for the Winter Olymic Games (This is the inspiration, not the recipe…we just used normal salt dough :))

I’m sure there is more, but I just dont remember!

The kids have loved all of the activities and even ask to specifically use Pinterest for ideas.  I will add links to them all and photos later in the day, but for now I need another coffee and in 20 min the kids will be off to school!


Christmas Freebie – for Teachers


Greetings everyone!

This post comes to you in the middle of cooking and burning the sushi rice for our Christmas lunch tomorrow.

Here is a quick freebie that I have up on Teachers pay Teachers at the moment.

My kiddos love playing hedbanz, so I made some extra ones for them for during these 1st two weeks of vacation care, because lets face it , the cards that come with the game are a little random especially for a bunch of 5 year olds.

So here is the link to the freebie I hope you will pop over and download it.  If you are not a member of TpT here is a link to sign up at.


Wow! What a week!



It has been a bit on an intense week here and this week looks to be just as amazing!  We were, however, lucky enough this past weekend to have a long weekend/public holiday yesterday for the Queen’s Birthday.  So happy birthday Queen Elizabeth! and thanks for the well earnt day off!

So why was last week intense I hear you ask??  Well….it was because it RAINED…nearly the whole week.  Which means no play out side which equals hyped up after school care kids (and now for nearly the whole weekend too :()

Wednesday was my absoloute highlight of the week.  I was out at the store during teh day, getting some lunch stuff whe my friend rings to ask if I can take over the prep class for the rest of the day while their teacher goes home sick.  Not a problem I say! then it starts.  The rain that is.  All through 2nd sessions, then through lunch.  It looked like it was going to be fine enough to go out for normal pick up.  I’m outta the classroom and headed up to the pick-up area.  Then comes the dreaded call ‘excuse me parents and teachers, today will be classroom pick up!’ ARGHHHH my one hate on rainy days.  Knowing that I didn’t have enough staff  quite cover whileI waited for parents I mushed all the children I had been teaching that day into the classroom of a 10 week substitute teacher, who has been here 2 weeks, and does not really know how to take me at all!

So i can now hear you saying….’Ok that’s enough ranting’ what have you been doing on Pinterest?’  Well that is kinda where the rant comes in. I felt so guilty about doing a dump and run of the kids I wanted to get a little something for the poor teacher to say thanks for dealing with nearly 50 kids that afternoon.  I have seen a few cute sayings that people have printed out and created to give to teachers especially on teacher appreciation day and for end of year and for the start of the school year.  Actually the list I have seen these for is pretty endless.

I remembered seeing one saying ‘You’re a Lifesaver’ and having it attached to a pack of lifesavers.  I thought that was pretty cute, so I went with it. I pinned only last week or the week before a tutorial on how to make those cute little tags yourself on Word.  That tutorial is over at Just a Girl and her Blog.  Useing Abby’s instructions I was able to create some super ‘You’re a Lifesaver’ tags, which I then attached to the roll of lifesavers and gave to the teacher.  The teacher, Ben, was supper appreciateive and I think it made his day (especially seeing as he is so new to our school commnity and doesn’t really know anyone!)

I didn’t  take a picture of the final product before I took it down to the classroom, but I am hoping to put the sheet up here as a freebie. i have a picture of what it looks like though.  I just have to figure out how to do it as it will be the 1st freebie I have posted in conjunction with my blog.  Once I figure that out I will be pinning it on Pinterest so be on the look out!  The digital background is from Clever Chamleon and the font is from Krista Wallden from clever clips.  They are all free downloads.  If you are not signed up for Teachers pay Teachers here is a link.  It is free to sign up and there are heaps of great freebies, including digital paper.  Click on this link or the picture for you pdf Freebie!  You’re a Lifesaver

You're a lifesaver tags

You’re a lifesaver tags