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Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene

Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene

This Humpty Dumpty crime scene activity pack is a great addition to your Humpty Dumpty - or Nursery Rhyme - themed topic. With this pack you will be able to create the crime scene of Humpty Dumpty for students to investigate and work on, to try to figure out who pushed Humpty Dumpty off the wall. This activity pack contains a variety of extra resources that can be used as add ons to extend your lesson/unit. Included in this pack is; ♦ Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene Pack Includes instructions and example pictures of how you can set up the crime scene. This pack contains 4 possible suspects - and you can choose who actually pushed Humpty Dumpty just by planting the corresponding clues. There is also a suspect information book which contains information on each of the suspects as well as a suspect check list for students to match their clues to the suspects. At the back is a wanted poster for students to fill in with the suspects details once they have worked out who is guilty of pushing Humpty off the wall. ♦ Comprehension Worksheets A variety of different worksheets that include the 'alibi' of the different characters. ♦ Create Your Own Story Students use the prompts to write their own version of Humpty Dumpty, what happened to him etc. ♦ Certificate A certificate - which you can edit in powerpoint/keynote to add images of your students and their names. The certificate is to congratulate them for solving the crime. ♦ Interviewing Suspects Students can take the place of the suspects and answer the questions that are written down, they can also write their own questions for the suspects and then either answer themselves, pass to other students to answer or have staff answer for them. ♦ Detective Write Up Report Students write up their findings from their investigation. ♦ Newspaper Article A newspaper article template for students to draw/write how the crime was solved, who the culprit was etc. ♦ Story Sequencing Puzzle A simple sequencing puzzle where students read the rhyme of Humpty Dumpty at the top then find the matching images and place them into the correct order on the jigsaw. This pack comes in spelling suitable for both i.e favourite/favorite. Check out how our crime scene went by visiting my blog http://www.teachingautism.co.uk/2017/11/who-pushed-humpty-dumpty-crime-scene.html
nikkirobs
Sight Word Poems {For Beginning Readers}

Sight Word Poems {For Beginning Readers}

Sight Word Poems {For Beginning Readers}. Sight Words and Poems are a winning combination. Sight Words - words that are recognized at a glance, without decoding - are the key to reading success. These sight word poems bring the two together into one valuable resource. These Sight Word Poems {For Beginning Readers} include: -sight word introduction song - 33 sight words Sight Words included: #1 - up #2 - a #3 - said #4 - the #5 - can #6 - we #7 - has #8 - go #9 - have #10 - get #11 - went #12 - I #13 - are #14 - am #15 - me #16 - is #17 - my #18 - see #19 - and #20 - look #21 - for #22 - like #23 - you #24 - some #25 - our #26 - than #27 - work #28 - most #29 - more #30 - ate #31 - eat #32 - much #33 - many ***Please see the thumbnails and preview for this resource before purchasing this product.*** @Little Tots Learning This is intended for use by one teacher in one classroom. It is not to be redistributed to an entire school or district. It may not be redistributed or sold online. Enjoy! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my store! Ms. Blajic Follow Little Tots Learning
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Short Vowel Sounds with Paint Sticks-Word Work Station

Short Vowel Sounds with Paint Sticks-Word Work Station

Thanks for checking out my Paint Stick Sounds for Short Vowel Sounds!! You can also use the pieces in a matching notebook! Be sure to download the preview for your free worksheet and a better look at the pack! This pack includes: *168 short vowel sound pictures with words *168 short vowel sound pictures without words *Paint stick header circles for short a, e, i, o, and u *Paint stick header circles for word families -ad -ag -an -at -am -ap -ab -and -ash -amp -ack -ed -en -et -eck -est -ig -ick -it -og -op -ot -ock -ut -ug -ub -un -uck -um -unk *1/2 sheets for a notebooks using the short vowel sounds and the word families above. *14 black and white worksheets with answer pages (download the preview for a free worksheet to use) All you need are paint stirrers that you can get anywhere they sell paint and they come in at least 3 different sizes! That's a great way to differentiate for your little learners! You can use this as a game for 4 children to play together. Each child chooses a stick. Put cards for the letters you are working on in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their stick, they stick it on. If not, they put it back into the bag. I’m sure there are many other ways to use them as well! Thanks! Hilary
hilarylewis
Rhyming Sorting Mats-Block by Block Build a Rhyme

Rhyming Sorting Mats-Block by Block Build a Rhyme

Thanks for checking out my rhyming mats! This pack includes: *15 picture mats with room for 3 cards that rhyme *45 rhyming picture cards with the word on them *letters to make the words on the rhyming mat cards *5 color worksheets that can be used with a dry erase pouch *5 black and white worksheets that can be used with pencil/crayon (download the preview for a free worksheet to use) These mats can be used in a variety of ways. You can have your kids sort the pictures, the words, or both! You can use the cards as a memory game. Thanks for checking out my Rhyming Sorting Mats. These mats can be used in a variety of ways. You can have your kids sort the pictures, make the words, or both! You can pull out 2 of each rhyme and use the cards as a memory game. You can use this as a game for 4 children to play together. Each child chooses a mat. Put the cards in a bag or box. Each child chooses a piece. If the piece can be placed on their mat, they lay it down. If not, they put it back into the bag. I’m sure there are many other ways to use them as well! Thanks! Hilary
hilarylewis
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
Wombat Stew - Scaffolded Differentiated Vocabulary Activity

Wombat Stew - Scaffolded Differentiated Vocabulary Activity

This bundle consists of the entire picture book in PowerPoint form which is great for interactive whiteboards for students to interact with the book. The worksheet is a fantastic accompaniment to the Wombat stew picture book. it is a few different vocabulary activities including a simple cloze passage. This would be suitable for younger years or students with disabilities needing simplified work. There are plenty of pictures to help with identifying the words. This worked really well with the unit of work on this book.
BenjiAus
Teaching Letters and Sounds with ABCmouse.com for Teachers: Dd

Teaching Letters and Sounds with ABCmouse.com for Teachers: Dd

Teach the letter Dd with ABCmouse.com! In this collection, you will find: --A color version of the instructional routine for the letter Dd with direct hyperlinks to ABCmouse activities --A printer-friendly black and white version of the instructional routine for the letter Dd --Letter Pairs Coloring Printable: Dd --Uppercase Letter Tracing Printable: D --Lowercase Letter Tracing Printable: d --The ABCmouse Letter D Music Video ABCmouse makes teaching the alphabet easier than ever with free songs, books, puzzles, games, and Printables. Visit www.ABCmouse.com/teachers to create a FREE classroom account and access the activities included in the instructional routine, plus hundreds of additional resources for teaching letters and sounds. If you already have a classroom account, log in on your device to be linked directly to each activity below and start teaching the letter Dd with ABCmouse!
ABCmouseforTeachers
Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes

A collection of PowerPoints with the words to various Nursery Rhymes. Tricky words are highlighted. Also included are some worksheets. Used in Reception.
emjd94
Animals & the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Animals & the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Hatchling Animal Alphabet Curriculum (printable A4 size). Animal Alphabet A-Z offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! The lessons can also be developed and explored as part of a complete curriculum over the course of a school year! The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes animal fun facts, creative activities, early math concepts art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Each lesson offers the opportunity to immerse the child into the world of animals by exploring and learning about the animal kingdom and the world around us. 337 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about animals: amphibians, frogs, bugs, bees, butterflies, crustaceans, crabs, sea mammals, dolphins, birds, eagles, fish, farm animals, hedgehogs, iguanas, jellyfish, koalas, narwhal whales, owls, penguins, quetzals, raccoons, spiders, turtles, reptiles, vertebrates, whales, and dinosaurs • Letter animals include: alligator, bat, cow, dog, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, hippo, iguana, jaguar, kangaroo, lion, mouse, newt, octopus, panda, quail, rhinoceros, squirrel, toucan, umbrellabird, viper, walrus, x-ray fish, yellow jacket, and zebra • Paper plate animals include: armadillo, bear, crab, dolphin, eagle, fish, goat, hedgehog, insect/ iris weevil, jellyfish, koala, ladybug, monkey, narwhal whale, owl, penguin, quetzal, raccoon, skunk, turtle, urchin, vulture, orca whale, xerus, yak, and zebra shark • Create, explore and discuss science: frog and butterfly lifecycles, sound waves, bouncing egg, the five senses, hibernation, making a rainforest habitat, floating jellyfish, living and non-living, fur or feathers, the 5 groups of vertebrates, invertebrates, night and day, ocean in a bottle, parts of a quail, woodland habitats, temperature, worms, vertebrate animals, and salt clay fossils
HatchlingCurriculum
Animals & the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Animals & the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Hatchling Animal Alphabet Curriculum (printable A4 size). Animal Alphabet A-Z offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! The lessons can also be developed and explored as part of a complete curriculum over the course of a school year! The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes animal fun facts, creative activities, early math concepts art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Each lesson offers the opportunity to immerse the child into the world of animals by exploring and learning about the animal kingdom and the world around us. 337 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about animals: amphibians, frogs, bugs, bees, butterflies, crustaceans, crabs, sea mammals, dolphins, birds, eagles, fish, farm animals, hedgehogs, iguanas, jellyfish, koalas, narwhal whales, owls, penguins, quetzals, raccoons, spiders, turtles, reptiles, vertebrates, whales, and dinosaurs • Letter animals include: alligator, bat, cow, dog, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, hippo, iguana, jaguar, kangaroo, lion, mouse, newt, octopus, panda, quail, rhinoceros, squirrel, toucan, umbrellabird, viper, walrus, x-ray fish, yellow jacket, and zebra • Paper plate animals include: armadillo, bear, crab, dolphin, eagle, fish, goat, hedgehog, insect/ iris weevil, jellyfish, koala, ladybug, monkey, narwhal whale, owl, penguin, quetzal, raccoon, skunk, turtle, urchin, vulture, orca whale, xerus, yak, and zebra shark • Create, explore and discuss science: frog and butterfly lifecycles, sound waves, bouncing egg, the five senses, hibernation, making a rainforest habitat, floating jellyfish, living and non-living, fur or feathers, the 5 groups of vertebrates, invertebrates, night and day, ocean in a bottle, parts of a quail, woodland habitats, temperature, worms, vertebrate animals, and salt clay fossils
HatchlingCurriculum
Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - UK Version (A4)

Hatchling Alphabet Curriculum (printable A4 size). Create and learn to write the alphabet from A to Z with these fun lessons integrating sensorial and hands-on activities, songs, and printable templates. The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes creative activities, early math concepts, art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Hatchling Alphabet offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! 422 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about early math concepts including: counting, finger play songs, sizing, dot-to-dot 1-20, geoboards, geometrical shapes, number to quantity matching, one to one correspondence, same and different, sets of objects, more, less, and equal, measuring, pairs, symmetry, tangrams, and Venn diagrams • Create, explore and discuss science: air, bubbles, crystals, density, static electricity, elasticity, float or sink, gak, gravity, heat, liquid to solid, cooking, kites and wind, light and shadow, magnetic, Newton’s Law, ooblek, planets, nature rubbing art, rocks and minerals, sun and stars, terrarium, universe, velocity, viscosity, weather, x-rays, and yo-yos  • Game and movement ideas include: pretending to be an astronaut, balancing a beanbag, copy cat, duck waddling, egg and spoon, freeze dance, friendship circle, stop and go, action songs, jumping, playing ball, listen and move, opposites, hot potato, relaxation, red light green light, tumble time, acting out the ugly duckling story, going on vacation, what’s the time Mr. Fox, yoga and body letters • Art and craft ideas include: straw art, color mixing, coloring alphabet pages, fingerprint flowers, flower potpourri, heart hand, hand printing, ice painting, jack o’ lantern, kaleidoscope, kite mobile, sun printing, mask decorating, sewing a purse, quilt design, night and day picture
HatchlingCurriculum
Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Learn & Write the Alphabet: 26 Complete Curriculum Lessons - US Version (Letter)

Hatchling Alphabet Curriculum (printable letter size). Create and learn to write the alphabet from A to Z with these fun lessons integrating sensorial and hands-on activities, songs, and printable templates. The alphabet activities will reinforce letter recognition, the phonetic sound of the letter, and will introduce early writing techniques using letter tracing worksheets and printables. Writing, coloring, cutting, and tearing activities will refine fine motor skills. Letter tracing will promote letter learning through muscle memory by tracing the pattern and strokes of each letter. Each lesson focuses on one letter of the alphabet and includes creative activities, early math concepts, art and science exploration, as well as music and movement ideas. Hatchling Alphabet offers 26 complete curriculum lessons for classroom and homeschool teachers. Each lesson offers multiple activities that can be explored daily or customized to integrate into a week’s curriculum! 422 pages of creative projects combine math, language, art, science, and gross or fine motor skills. Each lesson includes a song recommendation as well as discussion topics to encourage children to think, discuss, and ask questions that are relevant to each topic. Lessons include activities that use a printable worksheet or template. These can be found at the end of each lesson and can be printed or photocopied for each child. A list of any materials required are listed at the top of each lesson. Teaching Materials Include: • Learn about early math concepts including: counting, finger play songs, sizing, dot-to-dot 1-20, geoboards, geometrical shapes, number to quantity matching, one to one correspondence, same and different, sets of objects, more, less, and equal, measuring, pairs, symmetry, tangrams, and Venn diagrams • Create, explore and discuss science: air, bubbles, crystals, density, static electricity, elasticity, float or sink, gak, gravity, heat, liquid to solid, cooking, kites and wind, light and shadow, magnetic, Newton’s Law, ooblek, planets, nature rubbing art, rocks and minerals, sun and stars, terrarium, universe, velocity, viscosity, weather, x-rays, and yo-yos  • Game and movement ideas include: pretending to be an astronaut, balancing a beanbag, copy cat, duck waddling, egg and spoon, freeze dance, friendship circle, stop and go, action songs, jumping, playing ball, listen and move, opposites, hot potato, relaxation, red light green light, tumble time, acting out the ugly duckling story, going on vacation, what’s the time Mr. Fox, yoga and body letters • Art and craft ideas include: straw art, color mixing, coloring alphabet pages, fingerprint flowers, flower potpourri, heart hand, hand printing, ice painting, jack o’ lantern, kaleidoscope, kite mobile, sun printing, mask decorating, sewing a purse, quilt design, night and day picture
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