Monday, 1 August 2011

Australia Continent Box and Giveaway (Finally!!)

Okay the Australia Continent Box is pretty much done and I thought it was high time I posted about it since L and I finished covering it months ago.

So here we go.  This is the simple box which I found at a craft store and painted brown.  Eventually I will put a sand paper cut out of the continent on the top as well.


Inside we have four fabric folders of classified cards.  These are landmarks, plants, animals, and people.  The cards also have short definitions on the back.  I was debating on how to put the names of each category on the front of the fabric folders but luckily I learned in my Assistants course that the best thing to do is to have a card at the front with a few pictures of whatever the folder is about.  This way the folders can be used for readers and non-readers.  Since these Continent Boxes are ultimately intended for the classroom I am going to add them in.


Here is a picture of more of the contents.  At the top we have a tea towel with Aboriginal artwork and an Australian flag sticker.


Below we have some postcards of Aboriginal artwork, animal magnets, Australian coins, a wood carving of an Aboriginal boy, animal stickers, two magnets of Australian scenes in the shape of Australia, and an embarrassingly upside down felt cut out of Australia.


Here we have a map of the different states, some recipes, a tiny pewter koala with baby, Vegemite, a toy koala with boomerang, a real boomerang and the boomerang template.  I'm also still working on a CD with all of our Australian music.  We have the wonderful books from the Rebecca Johnson Australia series.


It's amazing how life works sometimes.  At the exact time we were doing our Australia unit I went to a small import shop that was going out of business.  To my delight they had this didgeridoo on for a ridiculously cheap price and I couldn't resist.  It was perfect timing to bring into my music class and have them all try it out.  At home we've all been learning through Youtube videos!
I've also pictured the learning materials that came with the True Blue Wonders package.


Wow looking at these pictures I'm amazed at how much I was able to fit into that tiny box!!  A huge thank you to our wonderful bloggy friends from Australia (you know who you are!) for sending us some of the cool things in the above pictures.

So now for the giveaway.   I've decided to share all of my files (via email) for my classified cards, definitions, pictures and recipes with three lucky winners.  All you need to do is leave a comment below.  You will get three extra entries if you blog or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment.  The giveaway will be open until Monday August 8th.  Good luck!

16 comments:

Ania said...

Hello from Poland :) Maybe this time Hannah the Minx will be lucky. All the best to you :)

Leptir (Nataša) said...

I would love to win this. Thanks for great opportunity :-)

leptir.mojpribor@gmail.com

Leptir (Nataša) said...

I announced your giveaway on my Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Leptir/156893877945

leptir.mojpribor@gmail.com

The girl who painted trees said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection of things from Australia. It is a great box.

Kylie said...

It looks like you worked very hard on this. Thanks for sharing with 3 lucky winners!

Sandra said...

What a great giveaway! Our Australia Box is almost empty, so this would be such a great addition! Thanks for the chance!

Sandra said...

I've posted about your giveaway on my FB page - I hope it will bring you some traffic as well ;)

http://www.facebook.com/sandra.milosevic

tidbits said...

Hi from the other side of canada!
I am starting continent boxes, i actually just started africa and would love resources!

Homeschool @ sg said...

this will be my very first attempt to win a giveaway! Hope im first time lucky! :)

Martianne said...

What a fabulous box and great giveaway. Not only would I like to enter your contest, but I would also like to begin FINALLY putting my own continent boxes together. Thanks for sharing!

The Guilletots said...

Nice job About a Girl...Lots of information in a small little box.. Thanks for the give away. Fingers crossed!!!

Cynthia Dyer said...

G'day!

I'm in S. Australia right now! No worries, I'll bring back something to put in the box.

See you soon, I reckon.
;)

Mommy to the Princesses said...

Awesome box! I would love to win your printables!

Mommy to the Princesses said...

I've posted a link to this on my blog @ http://pinkprincesskingdom.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-at-montessori-beginnings.html

Bernie said...

Wow!! Great box, I would love to have a chance to win, thanks for sharing.

Fiona said...

This would be a great addition to our collection. Thank you!

fiona

fjkelly6 at gmail.com

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