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Laurena Lakeside

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I design/create/write and rewrite resources to help aid educators. Pre-K to Grade 6 is our field of expertise. Activities, Lesson Plans, Posters, ClipArt, Maths, English - There is something for everyone!

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I design/create/write and rewrite resources to help aid educators. Pre-K to Grade 6 is our field of expertise. Activities, Lesson Plans, Posters, ClipArt, Maths, English - There is something for everyone!
Spooky Story Writing Activity
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Spooky Story Writing Activity

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This activity taps into students natural love of ‘Spooky Stories’. They will learn how to use description, plot ideas, characters, what obstacles are and ultimately write their own spooky story. This activity can be performed individual, in pairs, small groups or as homework. The cubes are used only as a guide to help students come up with alternative ideas. This Spooky Story Writing Resource includes… • Detailed Lesson Plan • Step-by-Step Pre-Write Guide • Spooky Writing Paper • Setting Cube • Character Cube • Obstacle Cube • Story Starter Cube **Online Platforms - Stop by and say ‘Hi’ **<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Twitter: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie1 Facebook: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie Pinterest: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie Blog: https://www.teachersbestie.wordpress.com Website: https://www.teachers-bestie.com
Contraction Poster - Freebie
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Contraction Poster - Freebie

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Contraction poster explains what it is and gives examples. Online Platforms - Stop by and say ‘Hi’ <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Twitter: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie1 Facebook: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie Pinterest: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie Instagram: Click on the link in store or search teachersbestie2018 Blog: www.teachersbestie.wordpress.com Website: www.teachers-bestie.com
5 Second Rule Times Table Game: Awesome Recap/Revison Game: Competition Game
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5 Second Rule Times Table Game: Awesome Recap/Revison Game: Competition Game

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The simplicity of this game makes it appealing to various age ranges. Its simple design is easy on the eye with a focus on the main task. Challenging students in a fun, healthy and engaging environment where the game feel is an extension of their learning without it feeling like they are doing the same thing in a repetitive environment. Whats included All times tables (2 to 12) Teacher notes Rules on how to play You will need in addition to whats included Stopwatch/timer pencil and scrap paper The game is simple, students must give the correct answer within 5 seconds to the time table being asked. They do have the option to pass but he original 5 seconds still applies. There are two options on how to play. Option 1 is within pairs or small groups whilst option two applies to the whole class.
Season Wheel: STEM based Activity, Fraction Learning: Pre-k to Grade 2
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Season Wheel: STEM based Activity, Fraction Learning: Pre-k to Grade 2

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This Season Wheel STEM based Activity is a lot of fun. It can be used with preschoolers and up. Younger students will need more assistance. Older children this STEM based activity is a lovely way to introduce fractions along with the season. Th wheel acts a lovely demonstration into how basic fractions work. For younger students its a lovely, fun, visual way of demonstrating the months and seasons. What’s included Key notes for educators Blank oval - Introduction to fractions Supply list - Very basic and can be found at most dollar tree stores, though you will have them in class (unless stationary supplies are low) Step by step guide (Pictures included)
Back to School: Code Breaking: Critical Thinking: Logic Based: Interactive Brain
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Back to School: Code Breaking: Critical Thinking: Logic Based: Interactive Brain

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You can’t beat a little fun on the first few weeks back. This icebreaker is all about fun. Have your students work in pairs or small groups. They can work individually but its not as much fun! Each group gets a classified color alphabet sheet, they use that to help solve the phrases on both sheets. Icebreaker Activity Back to school activity Interactive (Social activity) Supply file Indoor play Quick Note Print a copy on card and laminate. Have this activity available on hand for special rewards. Your students can use a dry eraser to play and then wipe clean. Whats included 2 Sheets with phrases to solve + answer key sheet Classified color coded sheet ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Back to School: Jigsaw Activities: Interactive Activities: Critical Thinking
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Back to School: Jigsaw Activities: Interactive Activities: Critical Thinking

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This fun interactive jigsaw game is always a winner. Your students will enjoy the social interaction as well as getting to know their peers a little better. It’s a great way to welcome students back as well as new students. **What do you get Jigsaw templates 6 Activities Suitability These jigsaw activities are suitable for all age groups. It has been designed priamrily for Pre-K to Grade 6 Observations can be made about each student regarding their social skills, how they react in group settings. For younger students observations can be made on color recognition as well as how well they can grip a pencil and draw/write. FYI Please note these have been designed in A3 format. They will print in A3. You can resize to a smaller size in your printer settings. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Back to School Activity: Getting to Know you Task Cards: Film Themed Border
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Back to School Activity: Getting to Know you Task Cards: Film Themed Border

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This is a fun way to engage your students and have them rotate between partners. To make this getting to know you activity more exciting I created a space that was film based. Partners took it turns in interviewing the other and recording their answers. I also had students work in small groups of 4 and playing with the cards in a make shift go fish style. Lots of fun was had all round! What you get 28 Film themed getting to know you cards 4 blank film themed getting to know you cards Suggestion I highly suggest laminating and printing enough that half the class has access. By laminating you can also use dry erases to write the answers on. Suitability I have listed this resource as ‘not grade specific’ simply because any age can play it and it can be used as an enhancement in other activities. However, this has been primarily designed with Kinder- Grade 2 in mind.
Time Table Lava Game: The Floor is Lava: Unique Spin on The Floor is Lava: Fun, Interactive Game
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Time Table Lava Game: The Floor is Lava: Unique Spin on The Floor is Lava: Fun, Interactive Game

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‘The Floor is Lava’ If you have children or you teach children then you will at some point of heard and possible played (fun for grownups to) this game. Times Table Lava has the added twist of incorporating times tables into the game. Not only is this game fun but its also educational. Its a fun way to recap and test your students knowledge whilst also having them interact and move with their peers. As times tables are introduced throughout second, third and fourth grade, this game is a fun a way to reinforce them. It can be simplified easily to take out the times tables your students have not learned yet. Times tables run from 2 - 12! This is whats included within this lava themed resource Times table challenge cards 2 to 12 Action cards Play cards Teacher notes
10 STEM ACTIVITIES : PRE K AND KINDERGARTEN: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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10 STEM ACTIVITIES : PRE K AND KINDERGARTEN: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

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Each activity comes with a how-to-guide as well as the key skills your students will be covering. Material lists for each activity are also included. These STEM challenges have been designed to be used within a PreK and Kinder age range. However, these activities are also fun and can be adapted with minor tweaks for an older age range. Accessibility and Suitability All materials needed can be found at home or school. No special trips to the store should be needed. These challenges are ideal for: Classroom - Individual,pairs and small groups Homeschooling - Fun and interactive challenges, little tweaking to enhance more creativity and math After-school clubs- Fun, Educational learning 10 STEM Challenges Shape pictures Building bridges out of recycled materials Taking sides Making butterflies out of tissue paper Crackle painting Milk painting Symmetry pictures Color walk Mixing primary colors
3 Weather STEM/TEAM based Activities: Science Experiments: Fun Learning Science
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3 Weather STEM/TEAM based Activities: Science Experiments: Fun Learning Science

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What better way to add to your weather unit than these awesome STEAM based activities. These are also an awesome stand alone experiment activities. Wrap up your students and head outdoors. These STEAM based activities can be used indoors or outdoors. Outdoors is often more fun, especially during the fall when the leaves are changing along with the weather. What is STEAM based activities STEAM based learning is activities or projects that have a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. These STEAM activities have a strong focus on the science part. A key part to STEAM based activities is critical thinking and these experiments are ideal! Suitability These activities are suitable from Kindergarten to grade 5. Please note that younger students Kindergarten - Grade 2 will need more supervision and simplified explaining during the step by step process. Hot water is required to complete the Cloud in a Jar experiment. Supervision is strongly advised. What are the science based experiments Cloud in a Jar Crystal Sun Catcher Water Cycle in a Bag Whats included Each STEAM based activity comes with the following: Materials List Science experiments Step-by-Step Guide ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
3 Critical Thinking STEM Based Activities: Supply, After-school, Small Groups...
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3 Critical Thinking STEM Based Activities: Supply, After-school, Small Groups...

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These STEM based activities have been designed with the key component being ‘critical thinking.’ There is no minimum age for these activities, younger students will need a little more supervision and the step-by-step guides read to them. A good opportunity to observe fine motor skills with younger students! Bat Flying - Yes a little Halloween. I have incorporated this with a lesson on nocturnal animals. Your students are to design and create a bat with the limited materials supplied. Salt Crystal Leaves - Your students will learn to crystallise leaves with salt. Step-by-step guide included. I have incorporated this as part of a science lesson in the past. Measuring different quantities of salt and the time for crystallisation. Also whether it works with cold water. Skeletal Bone Bridge - Your students will build a bridge testing for strength and length using Q-tips. All craft supplies are items you would have in your classroom! Suitable for: Supply folder After-School Activities Small Groups Individual Activities Break the Ice Back to School Activities ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
STEM based Oil Spill Activity: The consequences of a spill in our oceans
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STEM based Oil Spill Activity: The consequences of a spill in our oceans

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Are you about to start teaching about our oceans? Your about to embark on a journey into the world of pollution. This STEM activity is just what you need. Your students will explore the effects oil has had on our oceans with this simple experiment. To help aid their understand there is a YouTube video to help better understand what happens when Oil leaks into our oceans. Please click on the link which will direct you to the YouTube video prior to purchasing. Your students will work in pairs/small groups and have class discussions and work to find of a solution. The materials your students will need Tray (has to be a couple of inches deep) Water Oil Sponge Straw Cotton Balls Feathers Pen and pencil for observations What’s included With this oil STEM based activity you will receive the following: Step-by-Step Guide Class Discussion points 6 oil Spill photos to distribute in your class Material list YouTube Link ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Winter Writing Story: Writing Assignment: Winter Writing Activity: Fun, Interact
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Winter Writing Story: Writing Assignment: Winter Writing Activity: Fun, Interact

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Are you looking for something a little different this winter? A Winter activity that will excite your students, making writing a fun assignment during the cold winter months. This activity taps into students natural love of ‘creative writing’. They will learn how to use description, plot ideas, characters, what obstacles are and ultimately write their own Winter story. This activity can be performed individually, in pairs, small groups or as homework. The cubes are used only as a guide to help your students come up with alternative ideas. This Winter Story Writing Resource includes… • Detailed Lesson Plan ideas • Step-by-Step Pre-Write Guide • Winter Writing Paper • Setting Cube • Character Cube • Obstacle Cube • Story Starter Cube ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. If you have any questions about this resource, please contact me at laurenalakeside@gmail.com
Number Cards: Numbers 1 to 50 – English & Spanish Written Numbers: Wall Display
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Number Cards: Numbers 1 to 50 – English & Spanish Written Numbers: Wall Display

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These number card are ideal for wall displays as well as a border line. English and Spanish number words are on each card. The numbers range from 1 - 50. 2 sets available + 2 Games Black an White 4 bold colors on each page ( please see cover photo.) Snap and Memory game rules included Printing 4 numbers will print to a page. Please make sure that your printer settings are set to fit to page. Print on card if possible and after each number has been cut out, laminate them. This will add lifespan to your cards. ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. If you have any questions about this resource, please contact me at laurenalakeside@gmail.com
Times Tables: Monster Themed: Worksheets: Game Ideas: 1 to 12
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Times Tables: Monster Themed: Worksheets: Game Ideas: 1 to 12

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Monsters Rocks Your students will love this cute little ‘Monster Rocks’ set of times tables. Each times table set has a different monster. The different ways to use Monster Rocks Times Tables Task cards - these make for great revision or practice. Answers can be printed and laminated back to back. This helps with durability and will last longer. Making them reusable. Games - Times table snap is a fun way to engage your students. Get them to work in pairs ( They will need a copy each of which ever times table they are practising) and when both students deal the same times table, the one who is able to answer the equation first wins. Homework - Revision homework. Can your students learn a specific set by the following week? Remember that they cannot move on to the next monster until they get them right from memory. Times tables - 1 to 12 Activities - a times table for everyday ( Monday to Friday this applies to each individual times table) - Repetition is key Activity - Draw lines to the correct answers Activity - Circle the incorrect equation Those are just some of the ways that these cards can be used! Whats included Times tables 1 -12 Activity sheets Teacher notes ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. If you have any questions about this resource, please contact me at laurenalakeside@gmail.com
Science Equipment Labels: Ideal for Upper Elementary Upwards: STEAM
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Science Equipment Labels: Ideal for Upper Elementary Upwards: STEAM

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These modern Science equipment labels will add the wow factor to any Science/STEM lab. It’s not just your students who will be impressed with these science labels, be the envy of your colleagues! What you will be getting: 36 Science Equipment Labels 4 labels to 1 sheet Some examples of the equipment labels you can expect: Cylinders Measuring Cups Measuring Spoons Tube Spring Scales Test Tube Rack Plastic Beakers Plastic Erlenmeyer Flasks Compasses Tape Measure Rain Gauge Sand Timer Thermometer 24 more science equipment labels ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. If you have any questions about this resource, please contact me at laurenalakeside@gmail.com
Back to School: Meet the Student: Fully Editable: PowerPoint Template: Fun Stuff
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Back to School: Meet the Student: Fully Editable: PowerPoint Template: Fun Stuff

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This one stop template is ideal for back to school and open houses. Show off your students IT skills or their beautiful writing. Which ever works best for your students. You also have the option of a combination of the two. Ways to use There are many ways this ‘meet the student template’ can be used, these are some suggestions but they are certainly not limited to. A great way for students to get to know each other. Have small groups circles of students and share them once completed. New friendships can be formed! Open house - Attach them to the front of your students binders once completed. Parents/guardians like to see what their kiddos have written/typed. Use on a display board. Show off your students talents and skills. This also looks great at Open House/ Parent-Teacher Conferences. Included in this resource Editable Template - To be used with PowerPoint. Everything is editable! Email or DropBox to your students for them to edit and print. Blank template - Print as many as needed for your students to complete by hand. Important Note This ‘meet the student template’ has been designed in PowerPoint, please do not purchase if you are unable to open the document. This purchase is for your own classroom use. If you would like to share with other classrooms please purchase additional licences.
Back to School: Meet the Teacher: Fully Editable: PowerPoint Template: Fun Stuff
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Back to School: Meet the Teacher: Fully Editable: PowerPoint Template: Fun Stuff

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This one stop template is ideal for back to school and open houses. Show off your IT skills or beautiful handwriting. Which ever works best for you or your classroom. You also have the option of a combination of the two. Ways to use There are many ways this ‘meet the teacher template’ can be used, these are some suggestions but they are certainly not limited to. A great way for students and parents to get to know who you are. Have small groups circles of students and share the template once completed. Take this as a get to know you activity and have your students ask questions. Open house - Attach a copy to the front of your students binders once completed. Parents/guardians like to see who you are. Use on a display board. Show off your students talents and skills with the meet the student template along with yours at the center. This looks awesome! Like a family tree. This also looks great at Open House/ Parent-Teacher Conferences. Included in this resource Editable Template - To be used with PowerPoint. Everything is editable! Email or DropBox to your students for them to read and print. Blank template - Print as many as needed for your students to receive a copy. Important Note This ‘meet the teacher template’ has been designed in PowerPoint, please do not purchase if you are unable to open the document. This purchase is for your own classroom use. If you would like to share with other classrooms please purchase additional licences.
Meet the Teacher and Meet the Student Combined Bundle
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Meet the Teacher and Meet the Student Combined Bundle

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This bundle is for both PowerPoint templates. Meet the teacher and meet the students. Please see individual listing for both templates, also available in print ready format. Copyright © Laurena Lakeside. All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only.
Outdoor Expedition: Plant Cycle: STEM based Activities: Kinder to Grade 2
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Outdoor Expedition: Plant Cycle: STEM based Activities: Kinder to Grade 2

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Take your students on an expedition. Watch as they transform into little explorers, each with an important role to play in finding out the life cycle of a plant. With the help of this STEM based activity your students will: discuss, debate, explore, analyse, follow instruction and learn the importance of the life cycle of a plant. Whats included in with this STEM based resource; Detailed lesson plan/Guide Outdoor risk assessment ideas Homework project Plant cycle worksheets x 2 Consent Filed Trip Form Outdoor Expedition Activity Whole Class Activities Class Discussion Points Read/Listen to ‘The Tiny Seed’ If you don’t have access to the book, a YouTube clip is provided Exploration and Discovery book Template Are you on Social Media? I love to see how the resources I create are being used. Come on over and say ‘Hi’ I look forward to meeting you! Pinterest ----- Instagram