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Everything You Need To Know About Dia De Los Muertos - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

Everything You Need To Know About Dia De Los Muertos - Reading Comprehension Text / Worksheet

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text describes the origins and modern day celebrations behind the popular Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" on Nov 1 & 2. After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: comprehension questions, True or False exercises and a fun crossword. The text can also be used for vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.

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Diwali - Paper lantern craft

Diwali - Paper lantern craft

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

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Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya

Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya

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

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Diwali – Candle Display Mats

Diwali – Candle Display Mats

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

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First Day of School - 3 Leg Table Team Building Activity (Back to School)

First Day of School - 3 Leg Table Team Building Activity (Back to School)

This project is a great way to get students moving, interacting and working as a team the first day of school. It also is an exceptionally memorable activity that students remember and talk about throughout the year. Set the tone of your classroom as a student led, cooperative and supportive classroom as students work together to build a 3 leg table that will support a stack of books using limited supplies. You can use this as a first day of school activity or as a one-day activity at any time during the year. This lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade, but could also be used successfully in upper elementary grades. Files included: • Teacher Instructions • 3 Leg Table Building Activity Instructions (printable for teams and display sized, suitable for a projector or SmartBoard) • Team Drawing Sheet

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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day (Design D)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day (Design D)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design D (poppy). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design D (poppy). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design C - medal Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc   (Design C)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design C)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design C (medal). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design C (medal). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc  (Design B)

Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design B)

A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design B (cross). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. Other designs are also available (in my store): * Design A - wreath * Design C - medal * Design D - poppy © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School Art

Pixel Art in Microsoft Excel - Back to School Art

Need a fun way to introduce Microsoft Excel to upper elementary or middle school students? This great lesson incorporates back to school themed art as students learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. First, they'll create a quick pixel art from a given example and then they'll create their own! These are also fun lessons to use if you just need something for a one day lesson. Perfect for the beginning of the school year too. Contained in this Download: 1. Teacher & Student Resources 2. Introduction to Excel Pixel Art Lesson (Excel Project) with tutorial 3. Legends and Sample Pictures for 8 Additional Pictures 4. Full Excel (2016) editable files for all art with legends I've used this with 7th and 8th graders who used their free time to create even more art! I hope your students have as much fun as mine did learning Excel!

By innovationsintechnology

First Day of School - Index Card Car Team Building Project (Back to School)

First Day of School - Index Card Car Team Building Project (Back to School)

This project is a great way to get students moving, interacting and working as a team the first day of school. It also is an exceptionally memorable activity that students remember and talk about throughout the year. Set the tone of your classroom as a student led, cooperative and supportive classroom as students work together to build a car that will roll down an incline fastest using limited supplies. You can use this as a first day of school activity or as a one-day activity at any time during the year. This lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade, but could also be used successfully in upper elementary grades. Files included: • Teacher Instructions • Index Card Car Building Activity Instructions (printable for teams and display sized, suitable for a projector or SmartBoard) • Team Drawing Sheet

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Para Athletics and Paralympics - 100 Slide PowerPoint

Para Athletics and Paralympics - 100 Slide PowerPoint

This resource contains an informative lesson/assembly presentation on Para Athletics and Paralympics. The PowerPoint contains sections on The history of Paralympics The IPC and Paralympic Movement The Paralympic motto, flag, logo and values Athletes Who Competed in Olympic Games Inspirational International Paralympians Inspirational GB Paralympians Paralympic Sports Explanation of how Paralympic athletes are classified A profile of some of GB's top athletes and their achievements - Johnnie Peacock, Paul Blake, Sara Cockcroft, Richard Whitehead, Kadeena Cox, Sophie Hahn and Aled Davies The PowerPoint contains a number of hyperlinks including a guide to Paralympic athletics; an interview with the inspirational Tanni Grey-Thompson, London 2016 GB highlights, Rio 2016 highlights,an inspirational video called We're The Superhumans and more!. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

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World Para Athletics Championships 2017 (14th - 23rd July 2017)

World Para Athletics Championships 2017 (14th - 23rd July 2017)

This resource contains an informative lesson/assembly presentation on the World Para Athletics Championships which are taking place in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium from the 14th to 23rd July 2017. The PowerPoint makes reference to the Para Athletic classification system the events inspiring past paralympians - Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and David Wear a profile of GB's top performers and their achievements - Johnnie Peacock, Paul Blake, Sara Cockcroft, Richard Whitehead, Kadeena Cox, Sophie Hahn and Aled Davies The PowerPoint contains 6 hyperlinks to changes at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium; a guide to Paralympic athletics; highlights of the 2015 Para World Championships at Doha, Qatar in October 2015; an interview with the inspirational Tanni Grey-Thompson and a preview of the forthcoming World Para Athletics Championships. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

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