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Christmas Art - Angels
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Christmas Art - Angels

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete during the Christmas season. There are 3 different templates to create 3 slightly different angels. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give the head some detail (hair, eyes, mouth, etc) and give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ 3x templates – black dots ♦ 3x examples – black/white ♦ 3 x instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, string art, Xmas © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns
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Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns

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A fun activity for your students when studying geometry or cultural celebrations such as Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Students use the grid lines and lines of symmetry to help them draw the pattern in the other sections of the circle. The lines are light grey and they will become less visible after colouring. Included: ♦ 3 different patterns ♦ Blank template (students can make up their own pattern) For each of the 3 patterns: ♦ student template with grid lines. ♦ completed student template (great as a reference during the lesson). ♦ the pattern without the grid lines (could be used as a simple colouring activity if desired). An example of what is included for each of the 3 patterns is included in the images. Provided in 2 different paper sizes: ♦ A4 size paper ♦ Letter size paper Make ... colour ... cut ... display The blank template includes: grid lines, lines of symmetry, outer circle. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking
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Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking

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This is a set of 10 board games that work on STRATEGY rather than CHANCE. The only equipment you need is counters/markers. Provided in both colour and black/white. Easy-to-follow instructions are written on the game boards. All games are for 2 players. These games develop skills such as: ♦ strategic thinking ♦ logical thinking ♦ spatial perception ♦ planning ahead ♦ social interaction (not played on a screen!) Games: ♦ Spiralin’ ♦ Slide it! ♦ Sandwich ♦ Choices ♦ Pretwa ♦ Block ♦ Len Choa ♦ Nine Holes ♦ Tapatan ♦ Nine Field Kono Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.
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Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete leading up to Remembrance Day / Memorial Day / Armistice Day / Anzac Day. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create a poppy. Your students could write something in the petals before colouring (eg facts, opinons, a 4 line poem, etc). Display them together to make a 'poppy patchwork quilt'. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The design looks more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. A pattern is repeated 8 times. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali - Paper lantern craft
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Diwali - Paper lantern craft

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Celebrate Diwali (The Festival of Lights) by making these paper lanterns. Fun, easy to make and they look great hanging in the classroom. Included: ♦ 10 x different templates ♦ Handle template (just cut paper strips if you want to cut down on printing) ♦ Construction instructions ♦ One substitute template for the spelling of the word colour/color A variety of templates to suit what you are looking for. Some are plain (so your students can add their own patterns/designs) while others are already decorative and just need colouring. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed
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Math Art - Fun with a Ruler - Tumbleweed

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project for your students. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The design can look more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The circle is approximately18cm in diameter. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, lines, ruler. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves
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Fun with a Ruler - Collaborative Art Project using Parabolic Curves

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project that involves drawing parabolic curves (curves that are made by drawing a series of straight lines). This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Each student completes a square. Join the squares together to make an eye-catching display (see image for example). Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example ♦ Display suggestion ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: Each square measures approximately 18.5cm x 18.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Addition and Subtraction Math Games
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Addition and Subtraction Math Games

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Addition & Subtraction Dice Games for Maths. 4-in-a-row Gameboards ♦ 14 Different Gameboards. ♦ Equipment needed – dice, counters, gameboard ♦ Suitable for 2 players ♦ All games are provided in both colour and black and white. How to Play: 1. Player A rolls the dice. 2. Player A looks at the dice picture on the left side of the board and works out the required sum. 3. Player A finds the answer to the sum on the gameboard and covers one of those squares with his/her counter. 4. Player B has their turn. 5. Players continue to take turns. The winner is the first player to get 4 of their counters in a row. The Gameboards: ♦ dice + 1 1+1, 2+1, 3+1, 4+1, 5+1, 6+1 ♦ 5 + dice 5+1, 5+2, 5+3, 5+4, 5+5, 5+6 ♦ 10 + dice 10+1, 10+2, 10+3, 10+4, 10+5, 10+6 ♦ 10 – dice 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6 ♦ 20 + dice 20+1, 20+2, 20+3, 20+4, 20+5, 20+6 ♦ 20 – dice 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 20-4, 20-5, 20-6 ♦ 100 + dice 100+1, 100+2, 100+3, 100+4, 100+5, 100+6 ♦ 100 – dice 100-1, 100-2, 100-3, 100-4, 100-5, 100-6 ♦ 100 + (dice x 10) 100+10, 100+20, 100+30, 100+40, 100+50, 100+60 ♦ 100 – (dice x 10) 100-10, 100-20, 100-30, 100-40, 100-50, 100-60 ♦ Doubles 1+1, 2+2, 3+3, 4+4, 5+5, 6+6 ♦ 9 + dice 9+1, 9+2, 9+3, 9+4, 9+5, 9+6 ♦ 19 + dice 19+1, 19+2, 19+3, 19+4, 19+5, 19+6 ♦ 99 + dice 99+1, 99+2, 99+3, 99+4, 99+5, 99+6 © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Parabolic Curves – Collaborative Project
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Math Art – Parabolic Curves – Collaborative Project

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project that involves drawing parabolic curves (curves that are made by drawing a series of straight lines). This project involves your students ruling straight lines between dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Alternatively, your students could draw the design using different coloured pens. Each student completes a piece. Join the pieces together to make an eye-catching display (see image for example). Included: ♦ Student template (black or grey dots) ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Display suggestions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: Each piece is approximately 18cm x 18cm. Designed on A4 size paper. More of my ‘Fun with a Ruler’ resources available in my store. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge
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Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge

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A basic fact speed and accuracy challenge. 5 different levels. 100 questions per level. Complete it in the time allocation with 100% accuracy to pass the level. Five Levels: 1) Addition – using single digit numbers 2) Subtraction – facts to 20 3) Multiplication – 0x0 to 12x12 4) Division – same facts as multiplication 5) Mixture – mixture of levels 1 – 4 Suggested Use: Students are given a certain allocation of time to achieve the completion of 100 facts with 100% accuracy. If they do this, they pass that level and move on to the next level. I would operate this challenge once a week, but it’s up to you. You select the time, depending on the ability of your students. Answer sheets are provided for self or buddy marking. Hand out certificates to recognise achievement. Included: ♦ Question sheets (one for each level) ♦ Answer sheets ♦ Student recording sheets ♦ Teacher tracking sheet ♦ Certificates (colour and black/white) ♦ Wall display templates ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel
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Math Art – Parabolic Curves - Pinwheel

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project that uses parabolic curves to make an interesting ‘pinwheel’ design. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Included: ♦ Template (black or grey dots) ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher Notes There are 2 different templates to choose from. One of them is more suitable for older students as more care needs to be taken in ‘congested’ areas of the design. The designs are the same (one just has more dots/lines). Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The design is 17.5cm x 17.5cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Star Art - using parabolic curves
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Star Art - using parabolic curves

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Fun With Lines. Templates to create 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars. Draw straight lines connecting the dots on the templates and curves will magically appear … such fun! (Parabolic Curves). Included: ♦ 4x student templates – 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars ♦ Example stars ♦ Easy-to-follow instructions (with images) The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Colour your artwork. ♦ Cut the artwork out around the circle. ♦ Display the stars. The Instructions: I have provided 7 steps to complete the artwork. Each step is on one page with concise instructions and an image. Print them out or display via a data projector – a great way for your students to self-check and manage their own learning. (Plus it will save you from having to answer millions of “Is this right?” questions!) The Practise Part: At the bottom of each template there is a section to practise ruling the lines and getting the hang of making parabolic curves before attempting it on the actual template. The artwork looks tricky …. but it is actually very simple! Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, math, ruler, straight lines, star, space, galaxy, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Rugby Word Search FREE
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Rugby Word Search FREE

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A fun activity for your students. Find the words that are hidden in the rugby ball shape. Made on A4 size paper. Check out my store for more RUGBY resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Gumboot Friday - FREE - Design a gumboot
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Gumboot Friday - FREE - Design a gumboot

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Gumboot Friday is a fundraiser for free mental health counselling for kids in New Zealand. Get your students involved with this FREE print-and-go worksheet. IDEAS: Design a gumboot - eg pictures/symbols/colours that make me happy (mentally well) Write words in the gumboot - eg things I can do to keep a smile on my face Made on A4 size paper. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Parabolic Curves – Collaborative Art Project
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Parabolic Curves – Collaborative Art Project

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ math/art project that involves drawing parabolic curves (curves that are made by drawing a series of straight lines). This project involves your students ruling straight lines between dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. Alternatively, your students could draw the designs using different coloured pens. Each student completes a piece. Join the pieces together to make an eye-catching display (see image for example). Included: ♦ Student template (2 per page or 1 per page) (black or grey dots) ♦ Example ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen(s). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: 13cm x 13cm. Designed on A4 size paper. More 'Fun with a Ruler' activities available in my store. Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, parabolic curves ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)
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Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)

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Rotational Symmetry Art Activity. This fun activity produces fantastic designs that your students will be super proud of. Each template has rotational symmetry of order 6 and is on isometric dot paper. Your students simply add more lines (ensuring each line is done 6 times to keep it symmetrical), using the dots to maintain accuracy. When your students are happy with their final design they can colour it in using symmetrical colouring. Afterwards, your students may wish to cut their design out and use it in another piece of artwork. For example, adding a stem and leaves to turn it into a flower. Plain isometric dot paper has also been provided as a basis for your students to create their own rotational symmetry design from scratch. Provided as two separate files – A4 paper size and Letter paper size. What you get: • 30 templates on isometric dot paper • Poster explaining rotational symmetry • Isometric dot paper (plain) • Teacher notes © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Back To School Activity – All About Me Stars
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Back To School Activity – All About Me Stars

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A fun, creative activity to help you get to know your students at the beginning of the school year. Make a star and hang your ‘galaxy of learners’ from the ceiling. The front of the star has flaps that open to reveal a picture of the student (draw a self-portrait or glue a photo) and the back shows 8 pictures of your student’s favourite things. Two Templates: ♦ With headings (see list below) ♦ Blank – add your own ‘favourite’ categories The 8 Favourite Things: ♦ Holiday location ♦ Food ♦ Animal ♦ Hobby ♦ TV Programme ♦ Game ♦ Colour ♦ Sport Template with US spelling/vocabulary is also included: color, program, vacation (instead of holiday). Two Paper Sizes: ♦ A4 size ♦ Letter size Easy-to-follow instructions are included. Each star requires two pieces of paper (front and back template). Approximate size: 18cm in diameter. Great as a classroom activity or set it as a homework project during the first 1-2 weeks of school. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali – Candle Display Mats
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Diwali – Candle Display Mats

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A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya
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Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya

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A fun, easy craft activity for celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Follow the instructions to make a diya out of salt dough and leave it to air dry for a few days. Decorate before drying (like the images provided), or dry and then paint/decorate. MAKING THE DIYA: Resources to assist with making the diya include: ♦ Teacher notes (with lots of ideas and hints). ♦ Recipe for your students to follow (makes 1 diya). ♦ Sequencing Cards – use as a recipe or as a sequencing task before making. These include pictures and text. WRITING TASKS: Two writing tasks are included as a follow-up to the craft activity. ♦ procedural / instructional writing (3 different templates). ♦ newspaper report writing (2 different templates plus an example). One of the newspaper reports is a fill-in-the-blanks template which is suitable for junior students. The instructions state to air dry the diya (takes a few days) but you could choose to dry it in the oven to speed up the process (details included in the teacher notes). WHAT YOU NEED: Flour, salt and water. Things to decorate it with (buttons, beads, shells, glitter, paint, etc). If you have junior students, this is a great activity for you to do with a buddy class who are a bit older. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting
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Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting

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Matariki (the Māori New Year) is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the coming year. Students write or draw their goal on the bunting, then decorate, cut and hang. If you don't want to hang them, simply trim the flap off the top. Provided with and without lines. 2 per A4 sheet of paper. Enjoy this freebie! ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources