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Back to School Class building: making a personal CLASS PUZZLE as a metaphor for the class

Back to School Class building: making a personal CLASS PUZZLE as a metaphor for the class

This is an idea for an activity to do with a class to strengthen the class spirit and unity within the class. Full instructions are included, but it comes down to this: Students each colour a piece of a class puzzle. When all the pieces are put together, the puzzle is a beautiful tool for a class discussion: By asking questions in a group discussion, lead the students to understanding the metaphor of this puzzle: Look at this beautiful colourful creation, that we made as a group effort! The puzzle symbolizes our class. Each of you is a very special piece of this puzzle. The puzzle, and thus the class, is unique, because each of you is unique. Everyone has their own way talents, their own way of adding colour to the class! We all need each other to make the class complete: with just one puzzle piece missing or not fitting in properly with the others, the whole puzzle wouldn’t be complete. We are each different - we have different colours -, but what binds us is the class itself and what we share - the black marker lines! We need to do our best to fit together, give each other space. TOGETHER we are this class!

By CreativeClassics

S.T.E.A.M  - Famous Inventors Project

S.T.E.A.M - Famous Inventors Project

The Famous Inventors Project is one that aims to bring Enterprise in Education together with other curricular areas, focusing on S.T.E.A.M. The purpose of the project is for children to learn about Famous Inventors, select a famous and life changing invention to redevelop and design for use in the future then develop and run a mock business to make and market their product. The project culminates in a day of presentations and pitches, allowing the children to demonstrate their learning over the course of the project. This project not only meets many of the experiences and outcomes of the CfE/NC, but can help children develop towards the four capacities, as well as giving a real and relevant context to their learning with a perceivable goal to work towards. This fully comprehensive project pack gives an easy to use, fun and accessible project for upper stage pupils to enjoy. The document is in PDF format and contains 39 pages, including a full planner/assessment tool, teacher's notes and guidance, lesson outlines and directions as well as a set of appendices and handouts to use during the project.

By pammyc

Kente Pattern Flipchart

Kente Pattern Flipchart

Flipchart (ActivInspire) all about Kente patterns, including examples of real Kente as well as a page of kente patterns relevant to the children. The children can then make some of their own meaningful kente patterns!

By littlelearnersmail

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End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack

End of School Fun Pack A collection of one-off resources ideal for the last days of school. Click on the links for further details. Bundle saves a massive 75%! For a range of other interesting lessons and great resources visit my page here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish

By EngageinEnglish

How to make a Sensory Bottle

How to make a Sensory Bottle

VIDEO BELOW An easy and quick guide to making a sensory bottle. These are wonderful for calming and relaxing children and babies, as well as for sensory stimulation for children with SEN.

By littlelearnersmail

Autumn Leaves Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Autumn Leaves Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Make your empty Kleenex boxes into a pretty craft! Instructions, tips, four small templates and four large templates are included here. This is a fun way to re-use thin coloured cardboard from common household packaging! Larger cardboard mosaics can be completed by younger children, and smaller ones by older children, teens or adults. Use your completed mosaic to decorate the cover of a notebook, make a card, as a wall hanging, or give it as a gift! Cardboard Mosaics and other similar crafts (such as cut and paste puzzles) are excellent tools for developing fine motor skills. This in turn can improve a student’s performance in other areas such as playing a musical instrument, writing neatly, attention to detail, patience, and the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. Go slowly and be generous with your praise – fine work takes practise and perseverance!

By canadianwinter

Snowflakes Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Snowflakes Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Make your empty Kleenex boxes into a pretty craft! Instructions, tips, four small templates and four large templates are included here. This is a fun way to re-use thin coloured cardboard from common household packaging! Larger cardboard mosaics can be completed by younger children, and smaller ones by older children, teens or adults. Use your completed mosaic to decorate the cover of a notebook, make a card (smaller templates are located on the lower half of a page for easy folding), as a wall hanging, or give it as a gift! Cardboard Mosaics and other similar crafts (such as cut and paste puzzles) are excellent tools for developing fine motor skills. This in turn can improve a student’s performance in other areas such as playing a musical instrument, writing neatly, attention to detail, patience, and the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. Go slowly and be generous with your praise – fine work takes practise and perseverance!

By canadianwinter

Hearts Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Hearts Mosaics Templates & Instructions

Make your empty Kleenex boxes into a pretty craft! Instructions, tips, four small templates and four large templates are included here. This is a fun way to re-use thin coloured cardboard from common household packaging! Larger cardboard mosaics can be completed by younger children, and smaller ones by older children, teens or adults. Use your completed mosaic to decorate the cover of a notebook, make a card, as a wall hanging, or give it as a gift! Cardboard Mosaics and other similar crafts (such as cut and paste puzzles) are excellent tools for developing fine motor skills. This in turn can improve a student’s performance in other areas such as playing a musical instrument, writing neatly, attention to detail, patience, and the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. Go slowly and be generous with your praise – fine work takes practise and perseverance!

By canadianwinter

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Composers & Music Lapbook: Introduction to Opera

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Opera, in which special attention is given to the well-loved comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, by Gilbert & Sullivan. Here you will find a thorough but general description of the history and development of opera, with special emphasis on comic opera and opera in England (and in English). This description of opera is less complicated than those found in music dictionaries or textbooks. However, it is a dense topic which will be of greater interest to students who already have some interest in classical music. Contents: Introduction, Opera History and General Description I, About Arias, Opera History and General Description II, Characters and Types of Voices, Opera History and General Description III, Comic Opera, Opera in England, Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance Plot Summary. After each main section, there are other, smaller sections which investigate one other element of opera. These are: The Opera House, The Camerata, ‘Drama In Music’, the ‘Da Capo’ Aria, Nationalism, Comic Operas vs. Musicals, Singing in English, Other Operas by Gilbert & Sullivan and the ‘Patter Song’, and Libretto. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions). The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white, 24 pages of text). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of opera, its major composers, plots and styles, and hopefully have an appreciation for this complex and well-loved type of classical music.

By canadianwinter

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Composers & Music Lapbook: J. S. Bach

Students age 11 and older will enjoy assembling this lapbook about Johann Sebastian Bach. Here you will find a thorough introduction to the life, times and music of one of classical music’s towering figures. This is more than a mini-biography – but somewhat less complicated than textbooks used for music history examinations in conservatories. It will be of particular interest to students who are learning to play a musical instrument – perhaps even practising a piece by the great master himself! Students who think they may one day take more advanced conservatory exams could benefit from this lapbook as preparatory work. The text is written in short sections, with pictures (in black and white). Upon completing the reading and activites/cut-outs, the student will be familiar with the basic facts of Bach’s life (dates, places, names) and will also have been introduced to more general concepts about Bach’s music (Baroque style, sacred versus secular music, Baroque musical forms, etc.). Contents: Introduction, Bach’s Era: The Baroque, Bach’s Family, Bach’s Travels, Bach’s Professional Life, Bach’s Instruments, Bach’s Style, Bach: The Man, Bach And Later Musicians, Bach And Other Composers. There are also nine ‘Musical Notes’, in which a paragraph is dedicated to one of Bach’s compositions or musical forms. Following the text are 10 activities to be completed, and lapbook templates to go with each activity (with instructions).

By canadianwinter

Puppet Poster Pack 1 - Types of Puppets

Puppet Poster Pack 1 - Types of Puppets

A set of ten large posters for classroom display depicting different types of puppets including hand puppets, rod puppets, marionettes and claymation. Each poster features a large, colourful closeup photograph of the type of puppet, a brief description and smaller photos of variations on that type. An introductory poster provides a definition and background with an illustrated list of the types of puppets in the pack. The pack would be useful for primary / lower secondary classroom displays, as stimulus pictures for project based learning or Arts units, or as reference material.

By OzFlynx