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Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

Creating Teaching Materials: What Is Your Motivation?

I love to create teaching materials, but since I retired, sometimes it is hard to come up with the ideas. I have found that the best way to get motivated, is to engage with children and find...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

Making Connections In Reading

I love working with small reading groups and interacting with the children. The other day, I did a group in my grandson's French Immersion class. He was actually in the group that day! We ta...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 2M ago

What Motivates You?

Everyone needs to find something that motivates them to create or perform activities and tasks. What inspires you and give you motivation? For me, it is often my grandchildren or chi...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 3M ago

A Sweet Giveaway

Are you looking for some great teaching resources?How would you like to win some money to use?Check out the giveaway below and enter for a chanceto win a $30 TPT gift card.Check out these st...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 3M ago

Retirement Musings

Who said being retired would be relaxing. It has been 2 1/2 years since I retired and I am busier than ever. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, just commenting. I still go to ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 4M ago

Winter Games

It is hard to believe that it is almost time for the winter games to begin again. Every time I think about them I remember the excitement we felt when they were held in Vancouver in 2010. It...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 4M ago

Stone Soup

I love using story books for springboards into teaching concepts. It is always fun to see where the ideas go. One of my favourite stories is Stone Soup. I have 2 versions that I usually shar...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 5M ago

Reading in English and in French

I love teaching guided reading and I continue to do so even though I am retired. I volunteer a couple of mornings a week and I work with 6 different groups. Some groups are still working on ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 6M ago

Remembrance Day/Veterans Day

As we come to the end of October, it is time to think about the many things we can be thankful for. We are blessed to live in a country where freedom is available for everyone. This is huge ...
Diamond Mom's Treasury of Teaching · 9M ago

It's Back to School Time

Here in Canada, summer vacation is nearing an end and teachers are preparing their classrooms for a new year. In other places, some teachers are already back at school. It is always exciting...