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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids

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Hello! My teaching experience includes teaching students at the Primary and the Middle school levels. I find each teaching experience so unique and a scaffold for further teaching and learning. As learning is eclectic, I focus on creating resources that are not just practical and meaningful but also fun. So connect with me to motivate, inspire, and empower. Laurane @For the love of kids
POETRY UNIT - 15 POEM TYPES-INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

POETRY UNIT - 15 POEM TYPES-INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words” – Robert Frost Help your students express their emotions and thoughts in words with this interactive notebook poetry unit on fifteen popular types of poetry. WHAT’S INCLUDED: ✓ Interactive notebook templates for 15 poem types. Colour photographs of assembly instructions included. ✓Coloured and blackline posters/anchor charts for 15 poem types. ✓Editable PowerPoint file featuring poem types. ✓Student Centre Checklist ✓Student self-reflection sheet ✓Teacher Marking Rubric ✓Performance Rubric * The notebook templates provide the opportunity for students to write drafts prior to publishing their poems. The structure of each poem type is scaffolded in the foldables to guide students in each step. Model each poem type prior to students working on the foldable. I also show the notebook template on the interactive whiteboard and model the assembly instructions. The poem sample (colour poster) can then be shown for students to read and see what the finished poem sounds like and looks like. ** You can also print out copies of the assembly instructions of notebook templates and leave them in your centres for students to refer to when assembling and composing their own poems. The colour poster samples of each poem type may also be placed in your literacy centres along with lined sheets. Students can simply write their poems observing the instructions and sample in the poster. A checklist is also included, so students can record the poems completed. * The blackline poster samples can be glued in students’ notebooks for reference. * Each notebook template is accompanied with colour photographs showing assembly instructions. There are also bonus templates included for some poem types. The published version of poems can be compiled into an Anthology of Poem Types. Compile the final published versions (written on lined sheets) together with cover sheet after all poem types are completed. EDITABLE POWERPOINT Use the editable PowerPoint to edit poem content. Type in the textboxes to record students’ responses for each poem type in a whole class/small group instruction session. * These poem types that comprise the anthology will be a valuable keepsake for your students to cherish and indeed a creative outlet for their ‘thoughts to become words’.
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GRAPHS MEGA BUNDLE

GRAPHS MEGA BUNDLE

Great quality and value for this whopping 324 page unit on graphing! This could be your entire graphing unit for the year. The unit features highly interactive activities on creating and interpreting bar graphs, pictographs, line graphs, line plots and pie charts. Data is collected and interpreted using concrete materials such as visuals, dice, spinners, coins and other real-life objects and contexts. 1. BAR GRAPHS THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION This is a 107 page collection of pictographs and bar graphs. Interactive activities enable students to move from working with the concrete to understanding the abstract. There are 29 graphing activities in this section that target collecting and interpreting data and conducting surveys. Graphs target students of different ability levels and are categorised into two main sections: A. WORKING WITH THE CONCRETE: Activities involve using concrete materials such as pictures, dice, spinners, coins and smarties/M&M'S to collect, tabulate, graph and interpret data in bar/column graphs. B. WORKING FROM THE CONCRETE TO THE ABSTRACT Activities involve graphing given tabulated data and interpreting graphed data. Students title the axes and draw up a scale in intervals. C. OUR CLASS BAR GRAPHS COLLECTION This set of bar graphs require students to conduct surveys to collect and tabulate data. They then graph the data on a grid, record findings and write down two questions to ask a friend. The first few graphs have the scale drawn and the intervals marked, however in consecutive graphs students draw up their own scale and mark the intervals. D. SPINNERS AND FLASHCARDS This section contains blank spinners for students to colour and create their own data to be graphed. Mathematical language in flashcards contain 39 key vocabulary words used when working with bar graphs. 2. LINE GRAPHS COLLECTION This is a 62 page section on Line Graphs that contains highly visual interactive activities to collate, record and interpret data in line graphs. There are 8 sets of line graphs in this section. Each graphing activity includes the following: ✓ a given scenario or problem ✓ visual picture cards ✓ a line graph template with scale intervals marked ✓ a line graph template with scale intervals unmarked ✓ a task card including questions to interpret data collected ✓ an answer sheet Task sheets require students to interpret data on created graphs and target a variety of questions related to addition, subtraction and finding the mean of numbers. 3. LINE PLOTS COLLECTION This is a 62 page comprehensive section on Line Plots that covers all key mathematical concepts and strategies to collate and display data in fractions of a unit using interactive materials like visual cards, dice, spinners and real-life data. There are 16 activities in this section that target the acquisition of key graphing skills. This section also includes an answer sheet for each graphing activity. 4. PIE CHARTS BUNDLE {TASK CARDS AND PRINT-N-GO SHEETS) This 102 page unit on Pie Charts features a combination of task cards and print-n-go sheets to facilitate students to collate, record and interpret data in pie charts. Content in both formats is similar with an addition of two more graphs in the task card section, this is so you can have a choice of using either the task cards or the print-n-go sheets. Work in this unit is divided into two sections: I. Reading and Interpreting Pie Charts Data sets are represented in fractions and percentages. Students interpret data represented in tally tables and pie charts. Each graphing activity includes target questions that interpret data and is accompanied with an answer sheet. There is also a black and white version of the represented pie chart for each graphing activity. There are seven graphing activities in this section. II. Constructing Pie Charts Activities in this section require students to represent data from tally tables, class surveys and hands-on materials like dice, spinners, smarties and coins in pie charts. Step-by-step instruction facilitates the construction of the proportion of each sector that make up a pie chart using a protractor. There are nine graphing activities in this section. In addition: → Each graphing section features flashcards containing key vocabulary used when working with graphs. → Activities in each graphing pack are aligned to the Australian Curriculum Standards. → you can also buy these graphing packs individually from my store. Save by purchasing this bundle!
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BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT EDITABLE CLASS REWARD CHARTS: MONSTER/CLASS DOJO/ALIEN THEME

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT EDITABLE CLASS REWARD CHARTS: MONSTER/CLASS DOJO/ALIEN THEME

This effective behaviour management tool will motivate your students to follow class rules, hand in homework in time and eventually get your students overall intrinsically motivated. The editable Reward Points Cards feature a monster/alien theme. Blank editable cards are also included if you use Class Dojo and wish to insert the free Dojo monsters. The blank reward charts may be used with the free Class Dojo avatars available here: https://www.classdojo.com/monsters-home-d/ ITEMS INCLUDED 20 Reward Charts featuring an alien/monster theme (colour and blackline) 20 Reward Charts without an image. This is so you can insert your own images or if using Class Dojo in your classroom, then the free images available online. 24 editable Class Labels with no image (insert your own) or use free Class Dojo images available online. 24 editable Class Labels with an alien/monster theme 4 editable single page templates featuring whole-brain classroom rules THE REWARD SYSTEM Students start off with the ‘Reach for 25 Points’ and work their way up towards ‘Reach for 500 points’. *Have students colour each number grid or place a sticker to record the number of points. To monitor the record closely, you can also initial each record point on the grid. The reward charts are given in increments of 25 points. Award students with a certificate and prize after every 25 points (25, 50, 75, 100… 500) The reward charts go up to 500 points. These charts are editable, so you may have the numbers go up to more than 500 points. Simply edit the number in the grid. If you are using the free Class Dojo images, you can insert an image in each Reward Chart after you create an account for your students. You can type in the name of the student on the Reward Chart (editable) as per the student’s avatar. Note that students will be able to change the color/shape of their basic given teacher generated avatar. You have the option to edit the number of points each reward chart goes up to.
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EID DISPLAY BANNERS

EID DISPLAY BANNERS

Celebrate Eid in your classroom with these bright bunting banners reading, ‘Happy Eid’. There is a choice of 2 banners:  ✓ Decorated with Eid themed images. ✓ Plain featuring bunting flags and letters. PREPARATION → Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Staple to a ribbon or display on a bulletin board.  → Display students’ work below banner.
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EID EDITABLE FLIPBOOK: INFORMATIONAL WRITING RESEARCH TEMPLATE

EID EDITABLE FLIPBOOK: INFORMATIONAL WRITING RESEARCH TEMPLATE

Have your students practice research writing skills by collating and recording information in this editable flipbook on Eid. The titles, pictures and writing prompts for each section of the flipbook scaffold writing and research. ITEMS INCLUDED Editable Flipbook Self-editing checklist Peer-editing checklist Teacher Marking Rubric: 3 options Writing sheets x 2 Display Banner reading, ‘Happy Eid’ (2 options) PARTS OF THE FLIPBOOK/INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK Cover Page (20 options) Eid: history and origin Festive Food: foods specifically associated with Eid Custom and Tradition: ways of celebrating and interesting facts **EDITABLE TEMPLATES ** All text in the flipbook templates are EDITABLE. Simply, type inside text to edit content and save as a PDF file. The flipbook scaffolds the research process with guiding prompts. This could also serve as the first draft where students use the self-editing and peer-editing checklists to edit. Finally have students publish on given writing sheets or type out content from draft observing corrections (optional). Suggested use: Have students refer to books, websites, and videos to record information on Eid. HOW TO ASSEMBLE FLIPBOOK: You can choose either of the two options. Print out the templates in blackline. Cut around each template and assemble from smallest template to largest template. Have students colour in cover page. Staple at top tab for flipbook or glue descending order in notebook. Print out the templates on cardstock (different colours). Cut around each template and assemble. Attach at top. PREPARATION → For grades 2-3, bundle up to 6 sheets together after sorting, align them perfectly and cut. → For grades 4-6, students are old enough to cut and compile flipbooks on their own. I have my students compile all sections of the flipbook prior to research and writing. DISPLAY After completion, display students’ flipbooks under the Eid Banner. These flipbooks are sure to make an interesting bulletin board display.
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FRACTIONS: POSTERS

FRACTIONS: POSTERS

These 70 posters on fractions will be an effective visual teaching and reference aid in your classroom. POSTERS ON: Wholes and Halves x 4 Fourths x 9; Quarters x 9 Thirds x 7 Fifths x 8 Sixths x 9 Eighths x 11 Tenths x 13
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READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

READING STRATEGIES: GRAPHIC ORGANISERS

Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 30 graphic organisers (colour and blackline) will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each graphic organiser provides an explanation of the reading strategy in focus. Students will be able to successfully document their findings via the writing prompts. The eye-catching graphics and student-friendly organisation will surely motivate the most reluctant. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 30 BLACK AND WHITE graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 30 COLOUR graphic organisers to document the application of the reading strategies ✅ 1 cover sheet (featuring name and grade) to compile all organisers into a booklet ✅ 2 page writing template The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Have students record their responses on the specific graphic organiser as they read. Use the writing templates if you would like students to write a paragraph/page from information documented in the organiser. This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Naplan. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
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READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES

READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES

READING STRATEGIES: TASK CARDS: QR CODES Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 20 task cards with or without QR codes will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each card has an explanation of the strategy and 2-3 tasks that requires the application of that strategy. Each reading task card has the option of a QR Code. Students will be able to use their I-pads/tablets to see a video explaining the strategy in focus prior to attempting the task card activity. You will need a QR Code Reader like i-nigma (free download) or similar to access this feature. Please note that the QR Code links provide access to YouTube videos and you may need to seek permission from your IT department to gain access.You will need a QR Code Reader like i-nigma (free download) or similar to access this feature. Links are provided in case your school does not have access to I-pads. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 20 reading activity task cards (colour) with a focus on the reading strategies ✅ 20 task cards (colour) with a focus on the reading strategies with QR Codes ✅ PDF file with links to reading strategy videos The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Use the reading task card as a follow-up activity. Students have the option to access the video via the QR Code Card (on each task card) as review prior to attempting the reading activity. Have students record their responses in their journals, Graphic Organisers or Interactive Notebook templates . This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Reading Assessments. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
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READING STRATEGIES: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FOLDABLES/TEMPLATES

READING STRATEGIES: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FOLDABLES/TEMPLATES

READING STRATEGIES: INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK FOLDABLES/TEMPLATES Teach your students 20 essential reading strategies. The 53 interactive notebook foldables will help your students practise key reading strategies with any text they read. Each notebook foldable features a definition or an explanation of the strategy and is accompanied with assembly instructions. Photographs of completed foldables included. ITEMS INCLUDED ✅ 53 Interactive Notebook Templates to document the application of the reading strategies The reading strategies in focus are: ⭐ Author’s Purpose ⭐ Asking Questions ⭐ Cause and Effect ⭐ Characterisation ⭐ Compare and Contrast ⭐ Context Clues ⭐ Determining Importance ⭐ Drawing Conclusions ⭐ Fact and Opinion ⭐ Main Idea and Details ⭐ Making Connections ⭐ Making Inferences ⭐ Making Predictions ⭐ Problem and Solution ⭐ Setting ⭐ Sequencing ⭐ Story Elements ⭐ Summarising ⭐ Synthesising ⭐ Visualising SUGGESTED USE: Focus on one reading strategy at a time. Have students record their responses on the specific interactive notebook templates. Some notebook templates have 2-3 options. Choose one that best suits your students’ needs. This resource will also be very useful to teach, review and apply the reading strategies in preparation for Reading Assessments. THIS RESOURCE IS INCLUDED IN THE BUNDLE:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/reading-strategies-bundle-11614333
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PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND GUIDED NOTES (YEAR 3-4)

PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND GUIDED NOTES (YEAR 3-4)

This resource will help you teach the structural elements of the persuasive genre and enable your students to write persuasively. The 47 editable slide presentation and 13 page student guided notes (Cornell-style) will help you present a step-by-step approach to teaching writing. Written samples are provided at each stage of the writing process. Students will record information as you present. Best of all, the slides and student note-taking sheets are editable empowering you to modify the resource to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to edit all written content. All clip art is secured. This is in accordance with the artists’ terms of use. You will receive an editable Power Point file and a PDF file if you do not wish to make any changes to the existing file. ITEMS INCLUDED Editable Power Point presentation comprising of 47 slides complete with animation 13 page Cornell-style student guided notes (also editable) to use in conjunction with the PowerPoint presentation. PDF files of the presentation and the guided notes Teacher Guided Notes (answer key) PDF file 6 Writing Prompt Cards (colour and black and white) Self-editing and peer-editing checklists; Teacher Marking Rubric Graphic organisers, Writing Sheets 6 Teach To Tell fonts used in this resource (comes with installation instructions). All fonts are embedded, however if the fonts do not show up due to computer settings, then you will need to install them. The writing sections in focus are: Learning to Write Persuasively (overview of persuasive writing) Learning to Write a Hook (Strong Statement, Question and a fact, (samples of each) Learning to Write an Introduction (hook, opinion) Learning to Write a Body Paragraph (topic sentence, supporting details) Learning to Write a Conclusion (summary statement, re-statement of reasons, call to action) As each writing section is introduced and taught, students will have the opportunity to identify the structural elements and write an introduction, a body paragraph and a conclusion observing written samples. Content information and writing samples for each writing section will help model and scaffold students’ writing.
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PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND GUIDED NOTES

PERSUASIVE WRITING: EDITABLE PRESENTATION AND GUIDED NOTES

Use the 51 presentation slides in conjunction with the Cornell-style student guided notes to teach students the art of writing persuasively. Students record information as you present. Best of all, the slides and student note-taking sheets are editable empowering you to modify the resource to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to edit all written content. All clip art is secured. This is in accordance with the artists’ terms of use. You will receive an editable Power Point file and a PDF file if you do not wish to make any changes to the existing file. ITEMS INCLUDED Editable Power Point presentation comprising of 51 slides complete with animation 15 page Cornell-style student guided notes (also editable) to use in conjunction with the PowerPoint presentation. PDF files of the presentation and the guided notes Teacher Guided Notes (answer key) PDF file 6 Teach To Tell fonts used in this resource (comes with installation instructions). All fonts are embedded, however if the fonts do not show up due to computer settings, then you will need to install them. Content information and writing samples for each writing section will help model and scaffold students’ writing. The writing sections in focus are: Learning to Write Persuasively (overview of persuasive writing) Learning to Write a Hook (Strong Statement, Rhetorical Question, Quote, Scene, Definition – samples of each) Learning to Write an Introduction (hook, opinion, thesis statement) Learning to Write a Body Paragraph (topic sentence, supporting details, concluding sentence) Learning to Write a Conclusion (summary statement, re-statement of reasons, call to action) As each writing section is introduced and taught, students will have the opportunity to identify the structural elements and write an introduction, a body paragraph and a conclusion observing written samples. Content information and writing samples for each writing section will help model and scaffold students’ writing. SUGGESTED USE: With the slideshow, elicit responses from students prior to playing out the animations on each slide. For example, for slide 1, ask the question, what is Persuasive Writing – prior to revealing the slide content on the same. Refer to the guided notes as you present. This gives the opportunity for students to think constructively prior to recording the words that fill in the blanks. Students will also be more engaged whilst recording. All text is editable, simply type inside the text box to edit content.
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SPRING MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

SPRING MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

Review multiplication facts and build number sense with these 32 Spring-themed multiplication scoot cards on the 1-12 times tables. These cards feature colourful Spring-themed illustrations to make abstract content more concrete and meaningful. There are two styles to the Recording Sheets, one scaffolded to elicit the desired response, and the other includes blank answer sections. The multiplication skills for the 1-12 times tables reinforced in this pack are: writing a multiplication fact for an addition number sentence writing a multiplication fact for a given array writing the missing factor writing the product of two given numbers writing a multiplication fact for a given illustration (group, collection) filling in the blanks with numbers next in sequence relating multiplication and addition product of a square number completing the multiplication facts for illustrations problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centres Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Centre for students to self-check. PREPARATION ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover (2 options included) on folder.
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AUTUMN MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

AUTUMN MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

Review multiplication facts and build number sense with these 32 Winter themed multiplication scoot cards on the 1-12 times tables. These cards feature colourful illustrations to make abstract content more concrete and meaningful. There are two styles to the Recording Sheets, one scaffolded to elicit the desired response, and the other includes blank answer sections. The multiplication skills for the 1-12 times tables reinforced in this pack are: writing a multiplication fact for an addition number sentence writing a multiplication fact for a given array writing the missing factor writing the product of two given numbers writing a multiplication fact for a given illustration (group, collection) filling in the blanks with numbers next in sequence relating multiplication and addition completing the multiplication facts for illustrations problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centres Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Centre for students to self-check. PREPARATION ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover (2 options included) on folder.
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SUMMER MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

SUMMER MULTIPLICATION SCOOT

Review multiplication facts and build number sense with these 32 Summer-themed multiplication scoot cards on the 1-12 times tables. These cards feature colourful Summer-themed illustrations to make abstract content more concrete and meaningful. There are two styles to the Recording Sheets, one scaffolded to elicit the desired response, and the other includes blank answer sections. The multiplication skills for the 1-12 times tables reinforced in this pack are: writing a multiplication fact for an addition number sentence writing a multiplication fact for a given array writing the missing factor writing the product of two given numbers writing a multiplication fact for a given illustration (group, collection) filling in the blanks with numbers next in sequence relating multiplication and addition product of a square number completing the multiplication facts for illustrations problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centers Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Center for students to self-check. PREPARATION ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover (2 options included) on folder.
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EASTER NUMBER SENSE BUNDLE

EASTER NUMBER SENSE BUNDLE

The four packs comprising of 128 Easter themed Scoot Cards is bundled to give you super savings. EACH PACK FEATURES: → 32 Easter themed number operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) scoot cards → 2 styles of Recording Sheets to cater for differentiation → Answer Key → File Folder Covers (2-3 options) HOW I USED THE PACKS IN THIS BUNDLE: ♦ For each 32 scoot pack, you may break up the activity and have students do cards 1-16 during one session and 17-32 the next. There are 2 recording sheets for this purpose. ♦ I generally have cards 1-16 placed on one section of the classroom walls, and cards 17-32 on the opposite side. Students solve at their own pace. This is to cater to all; students who would perhaps need more time and the early finishers. There is so much fun and excitement as kids walk around the classroom solving the cards. They seem to be racing to finish them all :) PREPARATION: ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label with the specific number operations skill featured. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. ♦ Glue file folder cover (included) on folder. SKILLS TARGETED: ✓ writing number facts using the four number operations ✓ using number operations to interpret arrays ✓ writing the missing addends, subtrahends, minuends in number facts. ✓ identifying mathematical terminology pertaining to number operations ✓ writing the sum, difference, product and quotient of given numbers ✓ writing number operation facts for given illustrations ✓ problem solving using illustrations EVIDENCE OF LEARNING After the entire class has finished solving the scoot cards, you can display the pdf file on the interactive whiteboard and discuss answers. This way students can reflect on their responses while referring to the questions again. Prior to using these 128 Scoot cards, it would be best to familiarise students with the type of questions as well as mathematical terminology used. Wish you a successful academic year!
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EASTER SUBTRACTION SCOOT

EASTER SUBTRACTION SCOOT

Review subtraction facts and build number sense with these 32 subtraction scoot cards featuring a fun Easter theme. The subtraction skills reinforced in this pack are: writing a subtraction fact for a number bond writing a subtraction sentence for a given array Identifying the minuend, subtrahend and difference in a subtraction sentence writing the answer to a subtraction problem writing a subtraction sentence for a given illustration problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centres Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Centre for students to self-check. PREPARATION  ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover on folder.
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DIGITAL BUDGETING: FINANCIAL PLANNING: GOOGLE DRIVE:GOOGLE SLIDES (EDITABLE)

DIGITAL BUDGETING: FINANCIAL PLANNING: GOOGLE DRIVE:GOOGLE SLIDES (EDITABLE)

Have your students go digital with this fun unit on budgeting that features interactive activities to enable students to plan a budget taking into account earned income, expenses, and a short-term spending goal. This resource is completely editable giving you the flexibility to modify it to suit your students’ needs. You will be able to change spellings, currency format and other written content by overwriting sample content. All clipart is secured in accordance with the artists’ terms of use. Content Students will work digitally on the following 4 main activities: Four tasks that facilitate an understanding of what it means to budget wisely. a. My Lucky Week Planning expenses with no relation to income. Students get a feel of expenses and work with whole and decimal numbers to calculate total cost. b. On a Budget Planning expenses in relation to a stipulated income. Students need to determine how to best budget to keep their expenses less than the given income. c. Reaching My Goal Planning expenses in relation to a given income and achieving a short term goal. Students work out a spending plan to achieve a short-term goal. d. My Personal Budget Drawing up a personal budget plan on the basis of personal income received and wants. students determine the feasibility of a budget plan through constructed reflection. ** Also included is a booklet cover if you would like to print students’ work and compile and task sheets, posters (colour and blackline) in an editable Power Point file. Other Activities Creation of Bar Graphs to show differences and comparisons in expenditure for the budgeting activities. Graphs are linked to charts in Google sheets. Students will be able to input their data to automatically reflect graph creation. Instructions are in the slide notes pane. Making wise choices from the Dream Collection Catalogue to achieve a short term goal. Constructive reflection on a budget plan with emphasis on spending patterns. Self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment using rubrics as a tool. SETUP AND USEAGE INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED IN FILE.
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BUDGETING FINANCIAL PLANNING AND GRAPHING: FINANCIAL LITERACY

BUDGETING FINANCIAL PLANNING AND GRAPHING: FINANCIAL LITERACY

BUDGETING: FINANCIAL PLANNING AND GRAPHING: FINANCIAL LITERACY This fun unit on budgeting features interactive activities to enable students to plan a budget taking into account earned income, expenses and a short-term spending goal. All written content in this unit is editable providing you with the flexibility to modify the resource to meet your students’ needs. You will be able to change all written content (spellings, currency format etc) - simply type inside the text box in the editable Power Point file. A Pdf file is also included if you do not wish to make any changes. All clipart is locked in accordance with the artists’ terms of use. Font is embedded. Content This unit comprises of the following activities: Four tasks that facilitate an understanding of what it means to budget wisely. ➀ My Lucky Week (editable) Planning expenses with no relation to income. Students get a feel of expenses and work with decimal numbers to calculate total cost. ➁ On a Budget (editable) Planning expenses in relation to a stipulated income. Students need to determine how to best budget to keep their expenses less than the given income. ➂ Reaching My Goal (editable) Planning expenses in relation to a given income and achieving a short term goal. Students work out a spending plan to achieve a short-term goal. ➃ My Personal Budget (editable) Drawing up a personal budget plan on the basis of personal income received and wants. Students determine the feasibility of a budget plan through constructed reflection. Other Activities(EDITABLE) ⭐ Creation of Bar Graphs to show differences and comparisons in expenditure for each of the four budgeting activities. ⭐ Making wise choices from the Dream Collection Catalogue to achieve a short term goal. ⭐ Constructive reflection on a budget plan with emphasis on spending patterns. ⭐ Self-assessment, peer assessment and teacher assessment using rubrics as a tool. Choice of two sets of rubrics for each type of assessment are provided. One set has scores allotted to each criteria, while criteria in the other set can be ticked or highlighted. ⭐ Flashcards featuring key mathematical vocabulary when working with planning a financial budget. ⭐ Task sheets feature both coloured and blackline versions. ⭐ Booklet cover (2 options) and a poster defining a ‘budget’ (3 options). Duration Each of the four activities in this unit can be completed in one and a half hours over five days. Students may write their reflections and complete self and peer assessments on the fifth day.
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FRACTION INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

FRACTION INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

WHAT This unit on fractions features fun fraction interactives that break down and greatly simplify the teaching of fractions. Other than interactive notebook activity sheets, you will also find a fraction game to break the monotony and a 20 questions Fraction test to assess taught content. WHO Experience shows that teaching fractions has always been unconsciously challenging, hence the interactives are especially great for the academically challenged as they break down complex material into learnable chunks. ITEMS/TOPICS INCLUDED: Fraction Vocabulary Bulletin Board Display Fractions of a Shape Fractions of a Group Comparing Fractions Ordering Fractions (Descending Order) Ordering Fractions (Ascending Order) Types of Fractions (Equivalent Fractions) Types of Fractions (Mixed Numbers): Types of Fractions (Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions) Simplest Form (lowest terms) of Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Subtracting Fractions from a Whole Problem Solving Fractions on a Number Line Equivalent Fraction Game Fraction Test WHAT ELSE Equivalent Fraction Snap game comes with instructions to play and a cheat sheet. There is a coloured version as well as a black and white one of the game. Answer sheets to all activity sheets are included. This is especially handy, as answer sheets can be displayed on the interactive whiteboard for students to self-check. This saves you loads of marking, besides it is an invaluable learning moment as students take note of their mistakes. Table of contents included to make navigation easier. Interactive templates are designed to be time-saving as they feature more learning content and minimise on unnecessary cutting. (8 and 10 flaps) Clear-cut instructions accompanied with photos for assembling the interactive sheets.
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EASTER ADDITION SCOOT

EASTER ADDITION SCOOT

Review addition facts and build number sense with these 32 addition scoot cards featuring a fun Easter theme. A Recording Sheet and answer key is also included. The addition skills reinforced in this pack are: writing an addition fact for a multiplication sentence writing an addition sentence for a given array writing the missing addend in an addition fact. writing the sum of two given numbers writing an addition sentence for a given illustration problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centres Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Centre for students to self-check. PREPARATION ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover on folder.
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EASTER QR CODE HUNT

EASTER QR CODE HUNT

Your students will enjoy learning about Easter with this 32 QR Code Hunt Fun Facts pack. Please note only Fact Card 1 outlines why Easter is celebrated. The rest of the fact cards all feature fun facts and are not of religious significance. WHAT’S INCLUDED 32 QR Code Cards on Easter 4 Recording Sheets 4 page Answer Key 26 Writing Templates featuring Easter images; 1 blank poster included for students to self-illustrate. Banners (plain and decorated) ACTIVITY Place the 32 QR Code Cards around the classroom. Students can work individually, in pairs, or in small groups to find the answers to all 32 questions on their recording sheets. They must scan the QR Code to find the answer for each corresponding question on their recording sheets. Students make an educated guess about the possible answer prior to scanning. Early finishers who complete the Qr Code Hunt can design their posters. They write 2-3 facts on a template of their choice. EVIDENCE OF LEARNING Wrap-up the activity by getting students together and asking them to share the facts they found the most interesting. They may refer to their recording sheets and posters. ** You may break-up the activity and do cards (1-18) or (19-32) depending upon time available. Copy recording sheets accordingly. ** These cards will assess students’ prior knowledge or alternatively pique their interest for them to want to scan the code to reveal the answer. Some cards also have picture clues (without giving away too much) to set up students for success. ONLINE SECURITY Once a QR code is scanned, students are not directed to a website but rather to a text only link. If the QR Code Reader app attempts to display the answer with a web browser, choose the option of view in ‘plain text’ in settings/preferences.
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EASTER DIVISION SCOOT

EASTER DIVISION SCOOT

Review division facts and build number sense with these 32 division scoot cards featuring a fun Easter theme. A Recording Sheet and answer key is also included. The division skills reinforced in this pack are: writing a division fact for a multiplication sentence writing a division fact for a given array writing the missing number in a division fact writing the quotient of two given numbers Identifying the dividend and divisor in a division sentence writing a division fact for a given illustration problem solving using illustrations There are two sets of Recording Sheets (Numbers 1-16 and 17-32). Students have a choice between the scaffolded and blank sectioned Recording Sheets. An answer key is provided to have students independently check their answers. Prior to having students work on the cards, work-out similar sample questions on the board to familiarise students with the question types. SUGGESTED USE Small group rotations (cards may be rotated among small groups of students) Math Centres Game of Scoot: There are many variations to the game. Here’s one: Lay cards around the classroom. When the teacher calls ‘scoot’ students pick up a card and write their response on the provided Recording Sheet. Students can only move when ‘scoot’ is called out. If the student does not finish solving the problem on a card, he/she can continue to spend more time on it, but must wait till the teacher calls out ‘scoot’. You can also have this as a silent activity where students move around quietly solving all the task cards without the teacher calling out ‘scoot’. At the culmination of the activity, project the cards on the interactive whiteboard and discuss the answers with the class. Alternatively, place answer sheets at a Centre for students to self-check. PREPARATION  ♦ Stack and perfectly align sheets. Cut along task card borders carefully. Work with 3 sheets at a time for better manipulation. ♦ Laminate cards for durability. There are four cards on a single sheet. ♦ Store cards in zip-loc bags (small plastic pouches). Label. ♦ Place cards and copies of Recording Sheets (2 options) in file folder. Glue file folder cover on folder.
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EASTER DISPLAY BANNERS

EASTER DISPLAY BANNERS

Celebrate Easter in your classroom with these bright bunting banners reading, ‘Happy Easter’. There is a choice of 2 banners: ✓ Decorated with Easter themed images. ✓ Plain featuring bright bunting flags and eye-catching font clip-art. PREPARATION → Cut out each bunting flag and laminate for durability. Staple to a ribbon or display on a bulletin board.  → Display students’ work below banner.
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