Kaffenate Math BRAIN BUSTER--Back to School Edition

Kaffenate Math BRAIN BUSTER--Back to School Edition

Welcome to BRAIN BUSTERS! My students often ask, “Can we do Brain Busters today!?!?” Brain Busters are puzzle packets designed to keep the kids thinking and working those critical thinking muscles…but in a FUN way! Brain Busters are great to keep in the classroom as productive time fillers. If students finish their classwork early, this gives them a fun project to go to instead of talking or becoming disruptive. (I do not allow my students to take their packets home. They just keep them in school and work on them as they can.) BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION: Subject Scramble Sudoku Magic Squares Word Search Crossword* *I love this crossword, because it teaches kids fun facts about schools around the world! DISCLAIMER: I actually call them “Brain Busters Candy Crushers” in my class. Each time a student finishes a packet, he/she gets a small piece of candy. You could also have a prize box of some kind. Who doesn’t love prizes!? *ALL Kaffenate Brain Busters have been student-tested (no children were hurt in the testing of these products) to insure clarity and accuracy. **We are all humans, and despite several levels of quality control, mistakes STILL get though sometimes! Please contact me ASAP if you find a mistake. I’ll fix it immediately and send you a free product of your choice! ***Follow me on FB for math trivia, jokes, and other resources. Keepin’ Math Fun! https://www.facebook.com/KaffenateMath/
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Reward Survey

Reward Survey

►What’s Included?◄ You will receive: -A 2 page reinforcement survey (in PDF format) -A scoring key for teachers including directions for interpreting answers (also in PDF format) ►How to Use◄ Have you noticed that some of your students do not respond to even the coolest, most unique classroom rewards? That’s because what’s reinforcing to some children may not always be reinforcing to others. This is what makes every child unique, and also why a reinforcement survey comes in handy. A reinforcement survey can provide valuable insight regarding what type of rewards and incentives your students prefer by allowing each child to give you direct feedback from their own perspective. These surveys are simple to administer and interpret, but the data it provides is invaluable. Ultimately, a reinforcement survey serves the purpose of assisting you when you need to know what motivates a student, what kind of rewards they prefer, and what they will be likely to work for! This reinforcement survey can be used with your entire class at the beginning of the year in order to get to know your students,’ as well as for the creation of a classwide incentive system. Reinforcement surveys can also be used with specific students who may be exhibiting problem behaviors to determine what a student wants to earn in order to increase appropriate classroom behaviors or develop a behavior plan. Simply have students complete the survey and then interpret their answers using the scoring key provided in this download. ► Terms of Use ◄ This artwork is copyrighted by Roots To Growth. This purchase is strictly for non-commercial use only. You may print and use in your home, business, or public place but may not resell, reproduce, distribute by electronic means or profit in any way from the design. Unlimited amount of copies can be made for your personal use.
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The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 8th, 2018 is a 6-page PDF that includes: a crossword based on events from last week’s news, a search & cloze puzzle that focuses on the background of one of last week’s stories (this week it’s the background story of the boys who have been trapped in the cave system in northern Thailand), a crossword about Thailand, and a crossword about Thailand’s neighbour and frequent subject of news stories, Myanmar. This resource is excellent for keeping students informed about the world’s current events. It takes about half an hour for students to complete the main crossword and the rest of a lesson to review (and discuss) the answers. It’s good for use in homeroom or PSHE lessons, or it’s excellent for a homework activity. I prefer to use the news puzzle as a small-group activity. The students then tend to discuss the events more, asking why and wanting to know more about many of the stories. So what happened last week? The Thai footballers and their coach, trapped in a flooded cave system dominated my week. I was checking my phone frequently, waiting for updates and imagining how I wold cope in that situation. A dive boat capsized off Phuket in Thailand and tourists were drowned. Flooding in Japan resulted in deaths and mass evacuations. A wildfire in California also resulted in evacuations. Police in the USA challenged the suitability of 2 novels on a high-school’s reading list. An American woman was attacked on social media for killing an elderly giraffe in South Africa. And 2 rhino poachers were eaten by lions, also in South Africa. And in Queensland, Australia, a possum was rescued by the RSPCA from a Nutella jar. Yes, really.
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The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword - July 1st, 2018

The World News Crossword is a downloadable PDF. It’s quick and simple to download, save onto a flash drive, and rint from when the time’s right. This week’s PDF contains: (1) A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, (2) A search and cloze puzzle based on modern day slavery in India (3) A crossword about India’s geography, and (4) A crossword from the soon-to-be-released book ‘Women who changed the world’ - a puzzle all about Indira Ghandi, India’s third Prime Minister. From last week’s news… Germany was eliminated from the FIFA World Cup. Prince William visited Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories. New Guinea reported its first case of polio in 30 years. Turkey re-elected its President. Harley Davidson said it would move some production out of the US because of the tariffs imposed on imported steel. Canada imposed tariffs on US-made ketchup in response to US tariffs on Canadian-made steel. Samoa and Mumbai banned single-use plastic bags, cups, food containers, and drinking straws. India’s interior minister waa attacked on social media for receiving a kidney transplant from a Muslim. About 50 people were killed when a bus went off a mountain road in northern India. 12 Thai boys and their football coach were trapped in a flooded cave system for 9 days before being found by an international team of rescue personnel. It’s good to know about these things. It’s even better to discuss why these things happen and what may happen next - because it’s good for us to discuss what happens in the rest of the world and how it may affect us as well as how what we do might affect others.
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Back to School : Doodle Notes

Back to School : Doodle Notes

Doodle Notes This is a fun task to enable pupils to be as creative as possible when note taking in your lessons. It is a great ALF activity for summarisation and visual learning. Included in this pack are 5 variations of doodle sheets. If you like this free resource why not check out our Worksheet Bundle We hope that you enjoy this resource! If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE. We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br />
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World Cup Activites Bundle - 3 x wordsearches, 'Name the team', Anagrams, WC Quiz

World Cup Activites Bundle - 3 x wordsearches, 'Name the team', Anagrams, WC Quiz

This is the bundle version of the two World Cup activity packs also available on this account. Enjoy time with your children in the last weeks of term and get into the spirit of the World Cup! 3 quality wordsearches, a fun ‘Name the team / country’ activity by looking at the flag / colours of the strip, and a World Cup quiz. There are two versions of the second two activities to assist those who’ll need a little help as well as challenging those who need some stretching. Seven activity files altogether plus three answer files.
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The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 24th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: (1) A crossword based on last week’s news events, (2) A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the causes and issues associated with immigration to the USA, (3) Another Search and Cloze puzzle that explains the FIFA World Cup tournament, and (4) A crossword all about Turkey. (Did you know Turkey’s border with Azerbaijan is just 18 kilometres long and the that whole border is a river?) So what happened last week? Well, speaking of Turkey, they had an election and almost 90% of eligible voters voted. There were blasts at political rallies in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe. Syria’s army dropped more barrel bombs in the south of the country. A residential building in Germany exploded. Over 100,000 people protested in London, demanding another Brexit referendum. An Afghan asylum seeker on Nauru was flown to Australia for palliative care. The leader of Romania’s ruling party went to jail, guilty of corruption. Israel’s Prime Minister’s wife was charged with fraud. And New Zealand’s Prime Minister gave birth to a baby girl and women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive cars.
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Stretch & Challenge Notebook/Worksheets

Stretch & Challenge Notebook/Worksheets

This Stretch & Challenge notebook is designed for those early finishers who are given extra work to complete during the lesson. The notebook consists of 38 Worksheet pages that can be printed on A3 paper in magazine form to make an A4 booklet. It includes lines for written work. The left hand pages include sections to input key words and key points. The right hand pages contains a reflection section. Whereby pupils need to colour the relevant sections red, amber or green (RAG). A self/peer or teacher feedback section and an opportunity for pupils to respond to the feedback. We hope that you enjoy this resource! If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE. We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br />
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Pokemon style bug inspectors (Alternative Education)

Pokemon style bug inspectors (Alternative Education)

This resource has been created with hard to reach young people in mind. These resources have been used at The Island Project as part of vocational learning as a way of engaging young people who struggled with ADHD, Autism, SEMH and challenging behaviour. Most learners who attend our project are also struggling academically and therefore these materials are designed to allow tutors to scale the difficultly as desired. Differentiation is essential naturally with all sessions geared towards alternative learning for this criterion of young people. This project has been particularly successful when embedded with gardening sessions, ICT sessions as well as social skills building sessions. The idea behind this session plan is to encourage young people to explore and role play (optional) in an adventure just like Ash Ketchum the main character in the popular Pokemon series. Exploring the nearby nature find bugs and catch them with the intention of observing them and making key comparisons against Pokemon. Worksheets involve making posters and creating your own Pokedex to record your findings. Additonal challenges encourage young people to go above and beyond to achieve extra rewards. The beauty is not all young people have to enjoy Pokemon to engage in this session, being interested in bugs, mini beasts and insects in general is also perfect! This session will embed being outdoors, writing opportunities, computer skills development, research skills as well as social interaction.
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The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 17th, 2018 is a 6 page PDF containing: A crossword based on last week’s news events, A Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Kashmir conflict, Another Search and Cloze puzzle that helps explain the Yemen War, and A crossword all about Yemen. (Did you know there are just 70 Arabian leopards alive in the wild? And they’re all in Yemen.) So what happened last week? Raphael Nadal won the French Open for the 11th time. Boris Becker claimed diplomatic immunity in Central African Republic to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. About 700 immigrants were turned away from Italy but were allowed to land in Spain. An immigrant in New York was captured as he delivered pizza to a military base. FIFA announced the world cup will be hosted by USA, Canada, and Mexico (assuming they’re all still friends then). Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the world cup opening match. Saudi Arabia’s military led a coalition of Arab countries in support of Yemen’s government, attacking the Yemen port city. And an 18th century Chinese vase found in someone’s attic sold for 16 million Euros.
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Transition AFL / AFL Kit

Transition AFL / AFL Kit

The ULTIMATE Lesson afl kit for your class. If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE.<br /> <br /> We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br /> <br /> You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE<br /> and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 10th, 2018 is a action-packed teaching & learning resource to help students learn more about last week’s world news events. This week’s crossword… Water shortages in Australia and Iraq caused concerns. Plastic products were banned in both New Zealand and India. Someone left the G7 summit in a mess, but at least they pledged $3 billion to girls’ and women’s education. And there were protests in Amman, Jordan. And Ethiopia’s government announced it would agree to peace agreement with Eritrea. This week there is a backgrounder search & cloze puzzle that helps students learn more about volcanic eruptions - what are they, what causes them, and why are they so destructive? And another search & cloze puzzle to help explain the economic crisis in Jordan. And there’s a bonus crossword to help explain that peace agreement between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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Classroom Tools Mega Bundle

Classroom Tools Mega Bundle

All the classroom tools you need to manage your classes! From amendable AFL and Dirt Time materials to target setting, behaviour management and rewards, seating plans and laying down your classroom rules. All these classroom tools can be used in any subject and many are particularly useful for Tutor Time too. Loads more classroom tools and whole school materials at my shop: EC RESOURCES
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Shakespeare Word Puzzles

Shakespeare Word Puzzles

A book of 50 word puzzles, all based on ten of Shakespeare’s plays… Romeo & Juliet A midsummer night’s dream The merchant of Venice Much ado about nothing Julius Caesar Hamlet Othello King Lear Macbeth The Tempest For each play, there is a crossword about the play, a ‘Search and Cloze’ puzzle that reviews the synopsis, another crossword based on the play’s best lines, a 25-question quiz, the answers to which are in a word search grid, and finally a word search to reinforce key elements such as the characters’ names and places in the play.
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The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018

The World News Crossword - June 3rd, 2018 This resource pack will help your students review some of last week’s news stories. If you have students work in small groups they’ll get excited about being the first to finish, but more importantly, they’ll discuss the news stories and ask why these events happened. They will also learn that their smartphone can be used for something other than Facebook. In last week’s news… Prince William announced he will visit Israel, Palestine and Jordan in the summer. Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip. And a volunteer paramedic was shot and killed as she ran (with her hands in the air) to help a wounded protester. The EU announced a plan to reduce the amount of plastic food and drink containers in use. In Thailand, a whale died after consuming more than 80 plastic bags. Rare, tropical Australian fish were found around New Zealand after an unusually hot summer warmed the Tasman Sea. Residents in Shimla, in India, asked tourists to stay away because of water shortages being caused by a heatwave in Punjab, which also caused more than 60 deaths in Pakistani Punjab. Just a little further north, a 21 year old Kashmiri was killed when he was run down by an Indian army vehicle. Further south in India, 14 people died because of the Nipah virus. 8 more cases of Ebola virus were reported in Democratic Republic of Congo, in Africa. Immigrants from Africa have found an easier and cheaper route to Europe - from Morocco to Spain. A Malian immigrant rescued a small child who was hanging dangerously from an apartment balcony in Paris. More than a million French smokers quit cigarettes last year. And so we’ve included a bonus crossword about France in this week’s resource pack. As well as The World News Crossword, there are 2 Search & Cloze puzzles that will give a little more information about stories that have persisted for several weeks or months. This week these backgrounder puzzles are on Trade Wars and Immigration.
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Tutor Time : Assembly & Tutor Time

Tutor Time : Assembly & Tutor Time

INDIVIDUAL PRICE OF ITEMS TOTALS £75!!! PSHE : Assembly & Tutor Time 1 whole year’s worth of Content. This can be used during PSHE lessons, or to cover content in Tutor Time and Assembly periods. Take a look at our 5* rated resources. If you review this resource we will give you another resource of the same value for FREE.<br /> <br /> We hope that you enjoy this resource! We would love your feedback, if you like what you see, please follow us: on Tes <a href=“https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TeachElite”>TeachElite’s Shop</a> click the’Follow this Author button’ . We will keep you updated on any sales we throw or FREEBIES we upload. <br /> <br /> You can find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TeachEliteRE<br /> and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachElite/
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The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 27th, 2018 is a simple pdf made up of a crossword based on the events in last week’s news a search & cloze activity that explains Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a search & cloze activity that gives background information about North Korea a crossword all and only about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And the solutions are included, of course. Excellent for Geography, Economics, English, SEN, PSHE… In the news crossword… The leaders of North and South Korea met, but not with he who shall not be named. North Korea blew up some of its research facility. Ebola cases were confirmed in DRC and 4000 trial vaccines were distributed. Switzerland’s trains were declared the world’s best. A Polish author won the Man Booker International Prize and a Swedish Court said no to a new Nobel Centre. Real Madrid won the Champions League (what a goal). A German bank announced 7000 job cuts and German police can now stop parents at airports with children during school time. Lava continued to flow on Hawaii and a hurricane swept into Oman. A UK man had to be cut out of a children’s swing, but we didn’t put that into the crossword because like him, it wouldn’t fit.
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Mental Health Matters! Bipolar Friend Series = 4-Book Bundled $AVINGS!

Mental Health Matters! Bipolar Friend Series = 4-Book Bundled $AVINGS!

From suicide, relationships, dating, divorce, creativity, spirituality and mental health matters, plus much more. This 4-book bundle does not hold back. Candid conversations concerning everyday life issues that challenge folks with bipolar-and their relations- are openly discussed. These guidebooks provide new thought perspectives, insights, education and coping strategies from a bipolar friend. This portfolio of information is relevant to anyone new to- or well acquainted with bipolar. Caregivers, friends and relations who are not bipolar will also benefit from the communication and boundary setting aids. This is a comprehensive, practical resource packed with many tips, how-tos, and ideas for managing a plethora of bipolar associated matters.
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Mental Health > Bipolar Friend on Bipolar Brilliance, Creativity & Spirituality

Mental Health > Bipolar Friend on Bipolar Brilliance, Creativity & Spirituality

Bipolar brilliance is bestowed to those special souls who are endowed genetically with this birthright. Celebrate the many vibrant aspects of creativity and spirituality from a bipolar friend’s point of view. Not-so-common yet popular topics are presented. Such as spiritual awakenings and soul source alignment. Creating conscious conditions that access the creative dimensions. And, techniques for tapping into alternative frequency zones to increase awareness. Whether one is blessed with bipolar brilliance, or not; this guide is about its gifts. Its attributes. Its magical moments. And sacred spaces. Lets celebrate this wonder-filled genetic inheritance. And be awe inspired in what bipolar bestows upon its hosts. And, mostly, to the world! An insightful guide for counselors, friends and relations thereto!
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The Egyptians (Embedded/Alternative Education)

The Egyptians (Embedded/Alternative Education)

This resource has been created with hard to reach young people in mind. These resources have been used at The Island Project as part of vocational learning as a way of engaging young people who struggled with ADHD, Autism, SEMH and challenging behaviour. Most learners who attend our project are also struggling academically and therefore these materials are designed to allow tutors to scale the difficultly as desired. This bundle contains 6 project plans and is aimed at giving young people the opportunity of learning about Ancient Egypt in a less academic way through more hands on activities using arts and crafts, social play, woodwork, Lego and more. This range of sessions was delivered over a 6 week half term, each session being focused on per week.
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DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

DAVID WALLIAMS - Collection of Puzzles, Board Games and Quizzes.

This fantastic collection of puzzles, board games and quizzes were designed for children who love David Walliams’ books. These resources are based around six books; Awful Auntie, Demon Dentist, Grandpa’s Great Escape, Mr Stink, The Midnight Gang, and The World’s Worst Children [1]. This resource has many uses in the classroom and as homework. All the activities are designed to engage the reader and promote a deep love of reading.
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The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 20th, 2018 is a teaching and learning activity based on the events of last week’s news. There is a crossword on last week’s news events, there are two background/explainer search and cloze puzzles (The Venezuela crisis and Jerusalem), and there is another crossword based on a country mentioned in the news crossword (this week it’s Comoros). What happened in last week’s news? India inaugurated a hydro-electric dam that prompted protests from Pakistan because it affects water flowing into the Indus River. Ebola cases were reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 4000 vaccine doses arrived in Kinshasa. Comoros’ ex-president was arrested on charges relating to selling citizenship. Malaysia’s ex-PM’s residence was raided of bags of cash and jewelry. A mountain lion killed a mountain biker in the US. Hawaii’s volcano erupted, prompting more evacuations. Australia and the US were the only countries to vote against a UN investigation into the Israeli killings of Palestinians in Gaza. The two background/explainer puzzles aim to teach more about ongoing news stories. This week there is an explanation of why Jerusalem is central to the Middle East troubles. There is also an explanation of Venezuela’s economic and human crisis. These puzzles are excellent for driving students’ research skills. When students work in small groups they learn cooperation and team work. They help with concentration and, of course, handwriting. But best of all, these puzzles generate real-world discussions. The students leave the less asking questions like, ‘Why would North Korea even want nuclear weapons and why does the US care?’ ‘Why does China want a military base in the South China Sea?’ ‘Why have some UK supermarkets added a ‘plastic-free’ label on some products?’
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AFL : AFL Template for Lessons

AFL : AFL Template for Lessons

AFL Template for Lessons AFL Pie Chart: An AFL activity sheet using a numeracy activity for use in all subject areas. Customisable to any topic. Based on a hierarchy activity. There are three differentiated sheets Higher, Mid and Lower. Check out our ‘How to drawer Graphs’ PPT for the instruction sheet on how to create Pie Charts as an instruction tool for pupils to go with this activity. Fact File Template: A template for pupils to use based on an organisation they are studying. Marking Codes Doodles: Here are 15 marking codes that will prove invaluable for you when marking your pupils’ digital work. Included in this bundle are the red, green and off white/grey codes. Simply drag the doodle into the document you are marking, right click the item and select the wrap text option, ensure that it is placed ‘In front of text’. You will be able to place this anywhere in the document with ease! Included in this resource is a PowerPoint with the explanation of the marking codes. Gone are the days when you have to print out pupils work and make short comments by hand! Reward Bingo: This resource is meant to be printed out onto A3 paper and displays in the classroom. This can be used as a reward for excellent work. We usually allow pupils to choose their own number and write their name in the space provided. Once the two sheets are full numbers are chosen at random and rewards are issued to the lucky winners. Teacher Feedback Sheet: For use when marking books as a summative feedback for pupils and parents. Think, Pair, Share: Template for pupils to work as individuals, pairs and groups on a task of your choosing. Random Name Generator: This is a fun way to ensure pupil participation in lessons. The PowerPoint is completely editable. It has space to up to 35 pupil names. Pupils names can be added to each slide and once in presentation mode, click anywhere on slide two and a name will be generated. N.B. the same pupil can be selected more than once on this presentation. Please visit and like our page: TeachElite Visit our TeachElite shop!
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The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 13th, 2018 is a simple PDF document that contains: A crossword based on the events of last week’s news, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the plastic pollution problem, A Search & Cloze puzzle that explains the Rohingya Crisis, and A crossword about Climate Change. (The answers are included.) So what happened in last week’s news? Rohingya refugees were killed by wild elephants in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. The US-imposed tariffs on imported Canadian newsprint has raised the cost of US newspapers’ newsprint. A Pakistan court ruled that a US diplomat who allegedly killed a motorcyclist while driving drunk does not have diplomatic immunity. Iraq and East Timor held elections. Moldova’s government ruled out reunification talks with Romania. Poland’s government cut its politicians’ salaries and Zimbabwe’s government raised the pensions and salaries of war veterans and government workers. Israel won the Eurovision song contest, the sea off San Diego glowed blue, and India’s prime minister opened a hydro-electric construction project in Nepal. But it’s less about what happened and more about why. Why are a million Rohingya people living in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh? Why did US air force planes intercept Russian bombers of the Alaskan coast and why did Chinese air force planes fly around Taiwan? Why is the US president meeting the North Korean leader? Why did Malaysia elect a 92 year old prime minister? Why are Africans still dying of hunger and Ebola? These puzzles are a simple and effective teaching tool for research skills (finally, they can use their smart-phones for something useful), for collaborative learning (because these puzzles work really well when students work in pairs or small groups), for reasoning skills and handwriting skills… We’ve had positive feedback from teachers using the puzzles with ADHD students and with GATE students, in PSHE / homeroom lessons, in English, Economics, Geography, Business… (some teachers even say they make staff meetings bearable - cheeky, eh?) A new World News Crossword resource is published every week.
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KS3&4 Lesson Planning Menus (Printable)

KS3&4 Lesson Planning Menus (Printable)

A set of 4 editable PowerPoint Menus that you can use to quickly and easily plan an entire lesson’s worth of activities. Each menu can be printed for the class or can be displayed on the white-board, like any standard PowerPoint lesson. This set includes A stylish café style menu with room for up to 11 different lesson tasks, activities or homework assignments. A minimalist design with lots of room for information, this menu is suitable for KS4 and higher ability learners. There is plenty of space on this activity sheet to push students with extension goals and independent research information. A bold, diner style menu with room for up to 9 activities. This retro-looking menu works well with mixed ability KS3 and 4 groups and features a prominent center panel that draws the eye and can be used to present crucial information to your students. A colourful, fast-food style menu with room for 4 activities. This vibrant menu is full of bright imagery and large text, making it ideal for KS3 students, or those with SEN/differentiation needs; it offers a more focused choice of activities for students to work through. A modern, bistro style pamphlet with room to set 5 homework tasks. This A5 homework tracker can be printed two-to-a-page and handed out to students at the beginning of the week or before study-leave and half-term breaks. Suitable for all ages and ability groups. These editable menus provide teachers with a quick and easy method to create fun, independence-focused lessons with differentiation built in to the structure itself. They’re also great for providing a quick cover lesson to leave with your cover teachers. The lessons come in the standard PowerPoint format and are completely editable. Though suitable for any subject, they are particularly useful for English, Humanities and MFL departments. Sets include printer-friendly black and white printables as well.
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The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018

The World News Crossword - May 6th, 2018 is 4 word puzzles in one easy-to-download and save PDF. The first puzzle is a crossword based on last week’s news events. Lava flowing in Hawaii. Women allowed in Japan’s bull-fighting rings. People traffickers intercepted leaving Sri Lanka. Protests in France and Russia. An election in Lebanon after 10 years. A game keeper attacked by a lion in South Africa. A crack in the core of a nuclear reactor in Scotland. The next two puzzles and Search & Cloze puzzles - an extended passage with words removed and put into a word search grid. The first of these two puzzles is a Brexit explainer, and the second is a discussion about data protection. The fourth puzzle is a crossword about climate change. All of these puzzles encourage research skills, logic and problem solving skills, and even handwriting skills. More significantly each of the puzzles will prompt discussion about the events in the puzzles. Who owns our personal data? Why aren’t firms like Facebook and banks fined when they lose our personal information? Why don’t they even apologise? The Syrian war has been going longer than World War 2. And MH370 is still missing - after 4 years of high-tech. searching, can an airliner still be missing? Why is Russia so concerned about simple street protests? These are xxcellent activities for Business, Economics, Geography, Social Studies, PSHE, ESL, and SEN.
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Editable Task Cards

Editable Task Cards

Twenty-Three (23!) different task cards are formatted (four to a page) and are EDITABLE. Just add your questions in text boxes! --OR print the task cards and add your content in your own handwriting. You must have PowerPoint to use this product. These templates are ready for you to create TASK CARDS in math, science, Language Arts, or any subject. Customize your content as you like. Use as exit tickets, entrance tickets, comprehension checks, sponge activities, brain breaks, Scoots, Center activities, Station activities, and so much more. An EDITABLE Answer Sheet/ Answer Key is included. Terms of Use If you use as a commercial product, you must flatten the final product into a PDF. All content in this product is the copyrighted property of Kim Kroll Use in your personal classroom and/or commercially to create task card products that you flatten and secured with questions that you have added. You may not post to a blog. You may not share with other teachers. Please give credit by stating “graphics by ©Kim Kroll” in your product package. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this product
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The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

This A3 Power of Yet Poster is set to empower your students with their positive thinking. It is bright and colorful. I have included the file as both a PDF and a PNG depending on your printing requirements. If you would like the poster in a different size then simply shrink it with you printer settings or adjust the PNG file. I have not included a black and white version as it looks best in color.
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The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

The Power of Yet Growth Mindset A3 Poster

This A3 Power of Yet Poster is set to empower your students with their positive thinking. It is bright and colorful. I have included the file as both a PDF and a PNG depending on your printing requirements. If you would like the poster in a different size then simply shrink it with you printer settings or adjust the PNG file. I have not included a black and white version as it looks best in color.
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Whole School Literacy Improvement Pack

Whole School Literacy Improvement Pack

This Whole School Literacy Improvement Pack contains a mix of tools, quizzes, activities, lessons and CPD which can be implemented throughout the curriculum to help drive up your school’s literacy outcomes. It is perfect for helping Literacy Co-ordinators to implement their plans throughout the school, enabling them to reach students through a variety of subjects as well as tutor time. Everything is editable too. It contains: 7 hours worth of reading comprehension tasks on issues teens are interested in which are guaranteed to get them reading (gamers, cosmetic surgery and celebs, youtube-bloggers, virtual reality, tattoos and much more). An interactive literacy, spelling, punctuation and grammar quiz, with questions for all abilities of KS3 and KS4. A CPD session on engaging students and pushing your more able whizz-kids even further. A literacy-based peer assessment template which can be used in any literacy-based subject. Loads more resources for Whole School and PSHE available here:
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The World News Crossword - April 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 29th, 2018

The World News Crossword document is a one-page crossword based on the events of last week’s news. There are also two one-page ‘Search and Cloze’ puzzles: Facebook users’ personal data and What started the Syrian civil war? These extra puzzles give students the opportunity to learn a little more about two recent news events. The crossword includes questions the EU ban on an insecticide that’s been killing bees for years, Japan’s objection to the mango mousse at the North and South Korea summit, and the really big news about the Tasmanian devils. There was also big news that Australia’s government is spending 500 million dollars to rescue the Great Barrier Reef and a university in Melbourne was evacuated because of a toxic gas leak (which turned out to be stinky rotting fruit in a library cupboard). But it’s less about what happened last week around the world and more about why. That’s the discussion that students will create among themselves as they complete this crossword. Why are India and China having a border dispute? Why did Myanmar’s sort-of leader contact the UN and not just lead her country? Why is a virus killing indigenous Australians? Why is Facebook making so much money? Or how? Why is Saudi Arabia at war with Yemen? What does the rodent population in New Zealand have to do with climate change? The World News Crossword is an excellent homework activity because it encourages students to watch or read the news. It’s an excellent group-activity for home room because it encourages students to use their IT for research. It’s an excellent activity for encouraging problem-solving skills.
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Zoo Animals Activities - Yes No Questions

Zoo Animals Activities - Yes No Questions

Yes No Questions Worksheets with real photos for Special Ed, Occupational Tharapy, Speech Therapy, ABA Therapy, TEACCH This is a great activity to target basic yes/no questions, good for students with autism and special needs. There are 14 pages to be printed on photo paper and laminated. Have the students answer the questions and circle the right answer. Use dry erase markers to write on the cards.
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Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Geography Deforestation, Rainforest and Weather Chart SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers

Deforestation unit of work. No prep required. Worksheets: what is deforestation? (students match pictures to before, during and after). Why deforestation occurs (students cut and stick to show which are natural disasters and which are human causes of deforestation). Where is deforestation happening (map showing where forests were, and what is left- students label named areas). How it happens (students cut and stick to show areas of deforestation caused by slash and burn or clear cutting). Impact on different areas (students match terms and descriptions). Reducing deforestation (students select from a choice, and are encouraged to come up with their own examples). Revision/ Test- contains a question from each area to check understanding and to revise the topic. Choice of answers for some questions, while others need a bullet point or sentence to be written (lower abilities may need a scribe for this). Label the 4 different layers of the Rainforest. Match the description with the correct photo and label. Lower abilities- cut out labels and stick in correct places. Middle abilities- cut out photos and stick. Copy labels. Higher abilities- cut out photos and stick. Write own labels. Includes an extension worksheet for students to write their own descriptions of the 4 layers of the rainforest and a mapping exercise for students to find where rainforests are located around the world and colour in on the map (map be best if printed on A3). Weather Use the chart to record the weather for 6 weeks in your local area, or use the 2nd chart to compare 2 places or countries. Includes 2 question worksheets for higher abilities, 1 being a recap and summary worksheet of their findings comparing 2 places/countries. For lower ability levels- includes pictures of sunshine, clouds, snow, rain, storm, fog, frost, rainbow, and wind to help with understanding. Allows them to observe the days weather and think about what the weather will be like next week. For higher ability levels- space to write the weather they can see and allows them to predict what they think the weather will be next week. Children could also take their own photos of the weather and stick them on the chart. A clip from BBC weather showing the latest weather forecast could be shown during the lesson, and children could be encouraged to look at different areas of the UK or another country to compare the weather in different regions. Use the 2 worksheets to compare understanding before carrying out the observations and after to check learning and understanding.
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Deforestation for SEN, Primary, Early Years

Deforestation for SEN, Primary, Early Years

Deforestation suitable for SEN, Primary, Early Years, Reception and Preschoolers. No prep required. Worksheets: what is deforestation? (students match pictures to before, during and after). why deforestation occurs (students cut and stick to show which are natural disasters and which are human causes of deforestation). where is deforestation happening (map showing where forests were, and what is left- students label named areas). how it happens (students cut and stick to show areas of deforestation caused by slash and burn or clear cutting). impact on different areas (students match terms and descriptions). reducing deforestation (students select from a choice, and are encouraged to come up with their own examples). Revision/ Test- contains a question from each area to check understanding and to revise the topic. Choice of answers for some questions, while others need a bullet point or sentence to be written (lower abilities may need a scribe for this).
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Playground Sentence Boards

Playground Sentence Boards

9 mats each with a different sentence and picture about the playground offering an opportunity to read, match, cut, stick and color. (fonts: CCW Cursive Outline 1 required).
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The World News Crossword - April 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 22nd, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 22nd, 2018 is a simple document containing a one page crossword based on last week���s news events. There are three bonus crosswords (Canada, China, and Australia). The World News Crossword - April 22nd, 2018 can be used in Geography, English, SEN (excellent for concentration, logical thinking skills, research skills and handwriting), PSHE/homeroom, Economics, Business… and of course it’s a lot less about what happened and a lot more about the discussions that begin with ‘why…’ Why did China impose a tariff on US sorghum? Why are people protesting in Nicaragua? Why will KitKat lose its trademark protection in the EU? Why are 11,000 Vanuatau residents being evacuated from Ambae Island? The solutions are included.
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The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 15th, 2018 is a simple crossword based on the events in last week’s news from around the world. We create a new puzzle every week so it can be built into a weekly PSHE, Geography, Economics, English, or Social Studies lesson. These crosswords have been used with significant success in with both GATE and SEN students. The puzzles can be used at all levels of high school and middle school, as homework activities or as in-class, small-group activities. Each week there are three bonus puzzles. This week’s download includes two puzzles on climate change and a puzzle on the Amazon Basin. And of course, all the solutions are included. What happened last week? The CEO of the world’s largest advertising agency resigned suddenly. An Australian company advertised for ‘Anglo-Saxon’ staff. A forest fire resulted in evacuations around Sydney. Two Indian athletes were sent home from the Commonwealth Games because needles were found in their accommodation. Indian police rescued 70 children who were working in a jewelry factory. A Russian-built military plane crashed in Algeria killing all passengers and crew. And the US, UK, and France attacked military installations in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government. It’s less about what happened around the world and more about why. Why did the prime minister of Hungary get re-elected for a third term? Why did the US, UK and France attack Syria because of chemical weapons, but not because of ‘ordinary’ bombs? Why were 11 lions killed in a national park? Why did the New Zealand government announce that it will not issue any new permits to oil exploration companies? Why did the UK government deny entry to an Austrian and a Hungarian?
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Non standard measuring SEN, Early Years, and Primary

Non standard measuring SEN, Early Years, and Primary

15 worksheets for fun activities to measure everyday objects in the classroom using non standard measurements. Suitable for SEN, Early Years, Primary and Preschoolers. Non standard measurements used: counters, cubes, feet, hands and paperclips (it may be an idea to have blue tac on hand for measuring larger objects with counters and paperclips to make it easier for visual learners to see how many were needed to measure each object.
smidgealot
Weighing standard and non standard SEN, Early Years and Primary

Weighing standard and non standard SEN, Early Years and Primary

Weighing using standard and non standard measurements. 24 activity worksheets. Identifying which object is heaviest and lightest from a choice of 2 after weighing them using cubes, counters (non standard) or grams (standard). Suitable for SEN, Early Years, Primary, Preschoolers. 24 worksheets in total (18 suitable for lower abilities, 12 for middle and 18 suitable for higher abilities). As an extension higher ability pupils should be challenged to make their own worksheet - what objects will they choose and can they estimate which will be heaviest and lightest, then weigh the objects and check if their estimate was correct? 18 worksheets for lower abilities- 6 for identifying which is heavier and lighter (using balancing scales place one of the objects one side and the other object at the opposite side of the scales, then see which side moves down showing the heaviest object). 12 worksheets for lower and middle abilities to use balancing scales to compare 2 everyday items, then use photos to cut out, stick and glue, or if able to write they can write their answer in the correct column (non standard). 6 worksheets for higher abilities to use scales to weigh and record the weight of objects in grams, then to identify which one was heaviest and which was lightest (standard). They can also use the 12 worksheets using counters and cubes to weigh the objects. To make it harder get them to estimate the number first, before checking how close they were.
smidgealot
The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018

The World News Crossword - April 8th, 2018, is a crossword based on events in last week’s news. (And there are 3 more crosswords that can be used any time to support students’ knowledge of the world around them.) A huge cargo ship smashed into a house on its way from Russia to Saudi Arabia. Government forces in Syria appear to have used chemical weapons again. More Palestinians were killed by Israeli gun fire. Monkeys fought off would-be thieves in Wellington’s zoo in New Zealand. A Japanese man was arrested for licking his violent son in a cage for more than 20 years. A football club suspended most of its players for an argument they were having on… Facebook. I have the students work on the News Crossword in small groups and they compete to be first finished. But they usually get side tracked discussing the events in the news, mostly asking, ‘why?’ Why was China’s space-lab left to crash into the Earth? Why is there so much plastic pollution in the sea near UK? Why are the US and China imposing tariffs on each other’s exports? Why was Prince Charles made an honory chief in Vanuatu? (And why is it ‘honorary’ and not ‘honourary’?) And at what stage do we tell Facebook that our personal information belongs to us and not them?
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