Bloom's taxonomy fast finisher task cards

Bloom's taxonomy fast finisher task cards

Creative thinking task cards, perfect for independent fast finisher activities! These are task cards and fast finisher activities based on Bloom's taxonomy. Have your students practice important thinking skills such as comparing, examining, ordering, judging as a fast finisher activity! It works with any topic or unit you are working with all year round. Use this resource in two ways - as whole class creative thinking lessons, or as independent fast finisher activities. First, you can print off the task cards and keep them handy to use as time-filling, 'before-the-bell' type activities as a whole class or even as standalone creative thinking lessons. Second, you can use them as independent fast finisher activities. Instructions and card sets (if needed for the task) are all provided and can be made into additional "file folder offices". My students would love choosing a task card and then taking the corresponding file folder office back to their desk to quietly work on an activity in their 'Bloom's Book' (a coverpage for this is also included!). This resource has 8 pdf files containing: • 60 task cards. For each of Bloom's levels there are three verbs and three task cards for each verb. • 6 files that has everything you need for setting up the 18 file folder offices (1 folder for each verb). All card sets and extra instructions for each task card is provided. • Display inspiration • Cover page for a student's "Bloom Book", where they can record their answers. Copyright © 2016 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy!
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60 Ways to End a Lesson: Ideas for Plenaries

60 Ways to End a Lesson: Ideas for Plenaries

Ideas for plenaries, reflections, and powerful ways to end any lesson... ...even if you have no time left (students literally walking out the door), 1 minute left, 5 minutes left, or 10 minutes left. Also included are options when you want to plan an awesome plenary ahead of time and ideas that require teacher preparation. This resource makes it super easy to monitor and assess students' understanding, to encourage reflection and reinforce the key points of your lesson! This resource contains • 60 ideas describing quick, no-prep ways to end a lesson • Display file with quick and easy ways to implement the ideas in your classroom tomorrow, including a poster and question stems • Five editable, interactive PowerPoint games. Type in your questions ahead of time, and then play them with your students! You might also like in my store: Bloom's taxonomy fast finisher task cards Goal setting and reflection for the early years Copyright © 2016 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy! Visit my blog at www.littleleapsoflearning.com
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Christmas Persuasive Writing: Do NOT Open This Present!

Christmas Persuasive Writing: Do NOT Open This Present!

This is an original Christmas writing ‘craftivity’ with a twist! Your students will delight in inventing the most unpleasant, yuckiest or downright boring presents to receive at Christmas. Is it a parcel of monster toenails, a rotten Christmas ham or a bicycle with no wheels? Together with the class, brainstorm possible ideas and excellent describing words. Use this opportunity to revise persuasive techniques: rhetorical questions, high modal and emotive vocabulary and use of tone. Demonstrate writing a short persuasive piece on why the reader should not open the present. Examine the facial expressions on the front cover. Look at positioning of the mouth, eyebrows and eyeballs. Construct a facial expression out of black construction paper to glue onto the present. Decorate the present and attach the gift tag to display. This resource has: • Three templates of a present to decorate • A gift tag writing template • An example response Copyright © 2015 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy!
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Growing Number Patterns Task Cards

Growing Number Patterns Task Cards

This resource is a collection of task cards that show the first three stages of a growing number pattern. On each task card there is space for the student to make the next stage of the pattern. Use these task cards with matchsticks/toothpicks, paddlepop sticks or counting sticks. Encourage your students to find the rule and starting number, or write the number pattern eg 4, 8, 12, 16. This resource contains 15 task cards for increasing number patterns and an answer key.
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Goal Setting and Reflection for KS1

Goal Setting and Reflection for KS1

This is a 26 page resource containing posters, prompts and ideas that have all been tried and tested in my classroom. They are very easy to use. The kids love them and refer to them constantly! In this pack you will find: Posters for a range of reflective thinking strategies Accompanying blackline worksheets for students Display text and cards to cut out, laminate and display in your classroom
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Christmas Inferring: What's in the present?

Christmas Inferring: What's in the present?

This resource contains: 8 short text passages for making inferences + answers 5 matching cards (match the text passage to the present) Display the text passages on an interactive whiteboard. Demonstrate how to read the passage, thinking aloud your inferences. Highlight the words or phrases that act as evidence of your inferences. Continue making inferences with the text passages as a whole class. For reinforcement, have students complete the matching activity independently or in pairs. Don't forget to check out my store for other Christmas activities! Copyright © 2015 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy!
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Number and Place Value Peg It!

Number and Place Value Peg It!

Use this engaging, hands-on resource for math centers, independent fast finisher activities or part of a whole class demonstration. This resource contains number representations on clothes. Write the corresponding number on a peg. Students love matching the peg to the number card and pegging it on a piece of string, pretending it's pegging clothes on a clothesline. Perfect for revising number representation, place value and ordering numbers! This resource has: • 6 sets of numbers to 20 (6 cards in each set); • 6 sets of two-digit numbers (6 cards in each set); • 6 sets of three-digit numbers (6 cards in each set), • Clothesline worksheet for students to order numbers Number representations on the cards include - word form, tallies, MABs/base 10 blocks, find on a number line, find on a hundreds chart, expanded notation, standard and non-standard partitioning, counting patterns. Copyright © 2016 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy!
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New Years Goal Setting Activity: Start the year off on the right foot!

New Years Goal Setting Activity: Start the year off on the right foot!

Start the new year off on the right foot! This is an original New Years goal setting activity, perfect for back to school in January. Students will draw themselves with animal feet and then use the animal footprints to plan what they would like to achieve this year, or the steps towards their end goal. Use this resource at the start of each year (or term/semester) as a goal setting activity. It makes an amazing classroom display under a heading like “Year 3 is starting 2016 off on the right foot!”. This resource works well with popular books 'Animals should definitely not wear clothing' by Judi Barrett and 'I Wish That I Had Duck Feet' by Dr Seuss. This resource has two options to complete the activity: • 14 blackline worksheets • All the parts to be printed out, cut out and assembled by students onto cardboard. The animals included are - cat, elephant, pig, dog, horse, frog, tiger, bird, ape/gorilla, cow, giraffe, zebra, crocodile/alligator. However, students can also design their own like a flamingo or dinosaur! You could also use photos of the students to glue on the animal legs, or students can illustrate their bodies. Have students then think of four things they would like to achieve and write one in each footprint. Or, have students write their end goal in the last footprint and then three steps they would have to take to reach their end goal. Copyright © 2016 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy or display for a single classroom only. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog below where they can download their own copy! Visit my blog at www.littleleapsoflearning.com
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Unwrap the Presents: Christmas Hundreds Chart

Unwrap the Presents: Christmas Hundreds Chart

Excellent number and place value revision during the lead-up to Christmas! This resource will have your students working together to assemble a 0-100 hundreds chart as a whole class. Have students decorate a numbered present and draw/write about what is inside the present on the back of the card. Assemble the numbers in order - a great opportunity to revise the patterns in a hundreds chart! They will then solve number clues on a gift tag to find the correct number. Turn the number over to "unwrap" the present to see what was inside! This pack has: • 0-100 number cards in Christmas present theme • Gift tags for all numbers 0-100 ranging in difficulty (print on coloured paper and cut out to "pull out of a hat" randomly, or display from interactive whiteboard) • Blank gift tags for you to write your own clues, or have students write their own clues for the class to solve! (Please note that the terminology used is tens, ones, digits). Copyright © 2015 Little Leaps of Learning. All rights reserved by author.This product is for classroom and personal use only. You have permission to photocopy for a single classroom. Electronic distribution is limited to displaying from an interactive whiteboard in a single classroom. If you want to share this resource with a teaching colleague, please refer them to my blog where they can download their own copy!
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Christmas Vocabulary: Interactive Spelling PowerPoint

Christmas Vocabulary: Interactive Spelling PowerPoint

Read my blog entry "How to make spelling words 'stick'" (http://www.littleleapsoflearning.com/2015/10/how-to-make-spelling-words-stick.html) to learn how to effectively use this Spelling PowerPoint. This resource is saved in .ppsx (PowerPoint show) which means it will automatically start a slideshow with animations. You will not be able to exit the presentation mode to edit the slides. This PowerPoint displays Christmas vocabulary, as well as slides with missing letters and choose the right word (class uses hand gestures to indicate), and multiple choice questions (use hand gestures to indicate). My blog entry mentioned above explains these hand actions. There are 20 words - merry, Christmas, tree, presents, family, Santa, sleigh, reindeer, elves, baubles, tinsel, wreath, decorations, carols, angels, star, December, stocking, celebrate, holiday. This PowerPoint uses a generic elementary-style font. Don't forget to check out my other Christmas resources in my store!
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