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The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

The Alphabet Nativity Play; Perfect for special needs, pre-school,primary, all age and inclusion

This script is perfect for VISUAL LEARNERS as it is narrated in rhyme as an alphabet poem 26 key words represented by an illustrated letter which is displayed when the keyword is mentioned. Perfect for SPECIAL NEEDS, especially HEARING IMPAIRED as actions are included for the children to do together to represent the word. The story can be ‘walked through’ by actors without speaking parts, although the script also includes 9 simple optional songs too, some of which offer opportunities for character solos if you choose to use them in that way. The songs that are included are particularly well suited for young children, using familiar children's tunes with very simple repetitive lyrics. The lack of necessary stage movement would make it ideal for GROUPS WITH DISABILITIES. Doing the actions as a group would be well suited to any individuals who don’t like the personal pressure or attention of a ‘performance’. The script is easier for THOSE WITH MEMORY PROBLEMS, as the illustrated letters act as a visual prompt and the option of including the 'Action Superstar' can act as a demonstration for the group to copy. There is also an option (which is great fun and I highly recommend) of including an ‘Instructor’ who interacts with the audience in a pantomime style and the already mentioned ‘Action Superstar’ who demonstrates each of the actions to the 26 keywords mentioned during the story. This would make it perfect to PERFORM TO OR AS A WHOLE SCHOOL with the instructor getting the rest of the children to join in, assuming you have someone confident enough to take the instructor role. The Instructor, a sort of pantomime style character, holds signs up for the audience at the appropriate moments (or for the rest of the children/choir etc) to say (‘NO’, ���AH!’ ‘SH’ etc). In true pantomime style, the response isn’t good enough and the Instructor, also using rhyme and rhythm, tells them so (eg, “That really isn’t good enough…let’s have another ‘ah!’ Remember, he’s the cutest baby that you’ve seen by far!”) I have included a large portion of the script as a preview below to give you a feel of how it will work, together with a copy of the free alphabet poem which is included with the script. The script itself can be obtained from my website www.bestchildrensnativity.com for £9.95 and includes the instantly downloadable script, 9 simple songs using familiar childrens tunes and easily remembered words, sheet music plus mp3 backing tracks, the free Christmas Story Alphabet Poem, and my trademark Alphabet Nativity Roll Call Poem, which gives everyone the opportunity to stand and take a bow and respond in 'register' style. This is a great opportunity to include several aspects and forms of poetry in your curriculum (eg. alphabet poem, story poem, a play in rhyme and rhythm, using nursery rhyme tunes for the songs) and can be used for INCLUSION OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS.
angelaspoems
Turn on the Lights

Turn on the Lights

This is a song designed for any child who is afraid of the dark and learning to cope with that fear. Sing it along with your young one to make them feel more comfortable when going to bed, entering a basement, or playing outside at night.
jimgaven
One by One (Song about the Power of One)

One by One (Song about the Power of One)

This is an original song, lyrics and mp3 included, to teach young children about the power of themselves (one person at a time) as well as other things in the world that have 1 as their number (IE: the sun, moon). We all have to start as one person at a time in order to positively effect the world around us.
jimgaven
ABCmouse Logic Puzzles: Same and Different: Instruments

ABCmouse Logic Puzzles: Same and Different: Instruments

Our engaging logic puzzles (optimized for Smartboard display when used as whole-class activities) are the perfect way to help your students develop critical-thinking skills such as categorizing, comparing, and contrasting. You’ll find student handouts and a Teacher’s Guide for each logic puzzle. Use these logic puzzles to -Improve reasoning abilities -Enhance pattern recognition -Develop problem-solving strategies -Encourage innovative thinking Each logic puzzle has a variety of answers. You may wish to revisit the same puzzle on a different day and encourage students to look for new answers. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for classroom access to these and over 8,500 additional Learning Activities to engage your students.
ABCmouseforTeachers
Hallowe'en Activities

Hallowe'en Activities

A fun-packed, jam-packed goodie bag of Tricks and Treats for primary aged children at Hallowe'en time. There's a detailed set of activities for drama games, an arty party and warm-up games with a spooky twist, involving music, mindfulness, concentration , role-play, and moments of calm. The activities can form sessions on their own, but can be cherry picked to be incorporated to stimulate or round-off similarly themed lessons. At the end of the document, there's a short but informative recommended book list, including notes on the origins of the folk stories we know today that are far more terrifying in their original forms than their Disneyified counterparts. JUST ADDED! A set of worksheets based on the skull decorations often seen during Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and America. The first sheet provides illustrative examples for the children to look at and discuss (as a class. group, talking partner etc), the second sheet is a very basic colouring in (that can be added to with the children's own design and flowers etc), and the third is the basic skull shape, which is up to the children to design (and again flowers etc can be added). The children's skull pictures can be printed or stuck to card and made into masks by cutting out the eye holes and making holes at either side of the face.
dcukface
Thanksgiving Printables Collection

Thanksgiving Printables Collection

From sentence writing to coloring pages, ABCmouse.com is a great resource to help you and your classroom celebrate Thanksgiving. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/Teachers to create a FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account for access to these and more printables.
ABCmouseforTeachers
The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

The Witches' Spell - Teaching Pack of lessons and presentation

Here are the full set of lesson plans, presentations and printable resources that you'll need for sessions with EYFS, Key Stage 1 or 2 children and their teachers. These lessons introduce the famous 'Double, double, toil and trouble...' verses from the play, Macbeth, said by the witches as they create a spell and is a great way to bring children to the Bard for the first time. Children get to act out the spell and build their own verses, using key vocabulary, and rhythm and rhyme. There are also lessons on capacity, counting, sorting, music, and art. Differentiation is built into the sessions, and the lessons can be seen as a starting point for your own ideas. There is scope for further development into a longer term project, with potion making and hallowe'en activities etc. A follow-up to the drama and music work could be a musical scene based on the spell, which could become a longer more demanding drama and movement performance for an assembly or end of term production, depending on the ability of your pupils. Every lesson has clear aims and success criteria, a comprehensive list of resources, helpful key words and specially designed worksheets and/or presentations, which are all created to be adaptable for your settings and your classes. My aim to make something that is useful and usable for teachers, that is fun for everybody, while creating memorable educational experiences. I have used the extract here with 3 to 11 year olds many times, and it is always a guaranteed winner, becoming a firm favourite warm-up game for drama activities. To hear a FREE recording of the poem, please go to my website: http://emblabee.org/the-31-days-of-scary-day-1/
dcukface
Playing the Kazoo Song

Playing the Kazoo Song

This is a fun almost a cappella song about the kazoo. Of course, there are kazoo solo parts to have fun with and sing along with your students. Enjoy being silly with this small and simple instrument.
jimgaven
Treasure Chests Galore!

Treasure Chests Galore!

A creative and fun set of five lesson plans linked by the theme of a Treasure Chest. Each plan has carefully constructed aims and success criteria, learning sequences and relevant key words, lists of requirements and resources, and additional notes to help you have great lessons. The lessons include: list writing, counting and addition, drawing and painting, designing and making, music and drama, sorting and classifying. Differentiation at three levels in built in to the plans, and there is ample opportunity for extension or ideas to develop into bigger projects. Worksheets are included were applicable, but workbooks or alternatives are easily used instead, according to school policy. Relevant to the EYFS and National Curriculum, any teacher, supply teacher or NQT can pick up and use these lesson plans. All resources or their alternatives should be easily found in teaching bases, and there is a good mix of teacher- and child-led activities. Please see https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/pirates-galore-6013941 for my FREE pirate resources
dcukface
Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

Preschool Music Book II, Winter and Weather Based Activities

Supplemental low-tech music book for common nursery rhymes. Assistive in development of language for children with delayed speech development, speech support, music therapy, Early Intervention and non-verbal children seeking ways to participate in preschool classroom music time. Inside you'll find appropriate age adjustments for each activity. Suggestions on what parents can do at home are also provided. Please note that recordings are not included, the book is for teacher use only, with permission to print out for parents of your own classroom students. All recordings can be found in multiple places, including online, for free. Because folk music is often altered from person to person, slight variations may be found between this book and a recording. This book can be used once per day, or weekly as needed. These activities are great for transitioning between other activities! Suggested use of each chant and song is learning one per week so children become familiar with steady beat, whole body movement and musical awareness. If following the suggested planning, this book will provide 42 lessons. This product includes the following nursery songs: 1. Hello Everybody 2. The More We Get Together 3. Weather Watcher/Freres Jacques 4. Frosty Weather 5. The Polar Bear 6. Debussy's The Snow is Dancing - listening activity 7. There's a Cobbler Down the Street 8. Pitty Patty Polt 7. Round and Round the Garden 8. Baby Bumblebee 9. Aeolian Lullaby 10. The Penguin 11. High/Low - Snowflakes Falling Down 12. Roll the Ball Around the Room 13. The Three Little Pigs - activity 14. Stone Soup - activity 15. Stone Soup - song 16. Goldilocks and the Three Bears 17. The Wolf 18. Have You Ever Seen a Lassie? 19. Chopin's Winter Wind - listening activity 20. Rock-a-bye Baby 21. Winter Storyscape 22. Sviridov's The Snowstorm - listening activity 23. Soft Voices/Loud Voices 24. Baby Bear Sits on the Chair 25. Snowmen's Nose Fingerplay 26. Bye-Lo, Baby Oh 27. Peas Porridge Hot 28. One Potato, Two Potato 29. Higglety Pigglety Pop 30. Batti Le Manine 31. Que Linda Manita 32. Diddlety Diddlety Dumpty 33. Dickery Dickery Dare 34. Raining Again Today 35. Pitter Patter 36. The Mermaid's Song/Three Time Around This product requires moderate assembly after purchase including binding or laminating if desired. I recommend use of heavy card stock paper to lengthen life of materials. All designs and finished products are property of Kristen L. Galardi
GracieRae
The Nativity Band (The Christmas Nativity Story told using musical instruments)

The Nativity Band (The Christmas Nativity Story told using musical instruments)

An original re-telling of the Nativity Story giving the children the opportunity to play classroom percussion instruments as well. In the story the 'teachers' ask the children which instruments would best paint a musical picture of the characters in the story. As the instruments are selected and played the characters take centre stage and the story unfolds. The children, teachers and parents from Sacred Heart School in Ware and St Joseph's in Hertford really loved the performances.
sallykee