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Growth Mindset Activities & Printables
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Growth Mindset Activities & Printables

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Encourage a growth mindset in your classroom with this fun activity pack! This resource contains a variety of engaging activities that help students understand and develop a positive growth mindset. What’s Included: This growing bundle contains 16 different sheets to My Mindset Matters - encourage your students to reflect on what they can do and what they want to learn Meet Your Brain - children can label the different parts of the brain and record their functions I Can Grow My Brain - a creative activity to teach children about the power of their brain and how to get the most out of it. 5 Things I Like About Myself - encourage your students to think about the things they like about themselves I Believe in Myself - students list things they can do and then one thing they can’t do YET! The Power of Yet - children list the things they can do and the things they can’t do YET! Setting Goals - encourage your students to set a goal to aim for and make a step by step plan about how they are going to get there. (Two versions included) My Goals - encourage your students to set goals for learning, being healthy, being a better person and helping the planet. Fear of Failure - students reflect on how it feels to fail but also, how it feels to succeed and the risks of not trying new things at all Giving Advice - deepen your students understanding of a growth mindset by considering what advice they would give to a friend who has failed at something. My Superpowers - students check off their superpowers and add their own (Two versions included - boy & girl) Fixed or Growth Mindset - this cut (or copy) & paste activity encourages students to think about attitudes of fixed & growth mindsets What Can I Tell Myself? - students deepen their understanding of growth mindset by rewording statements to make them more positive. Compatibility: This download is a PDF File so you will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat to open it.
Editable Gratnells Tray Labels - Rainbow Pop
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Editable Gratnells Tray Labels - Rainbow Pop

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These fantastic multi-coloured stars themed labels are a time-saving must! Ideal for pegs and drawers, they can be edited to use the text of your choice and fit perfectly onto Gratnells trays. They will also print perfectly onto Avery E3214 tray labels. Font used is DK Cool Crayon - available from dafont.com
Number recognition/sense maths 0-20
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Number recognition/sense maths 0-20

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This product promotes number recognition and sense to 20 and helps with reading and writing numbers as words. Children say the number, read and circle the correct spelling, draw the number on the tens frame, make it from manipulatives or make the word from magnetic letters and then write the number name. Great for morning work or maths centres. Includes cards from 0-20
Colour Mixing Posters
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Colour Mixing Posters

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A set of display posters featuring the main colour mixes used in the classroom. Display them in in your painting or creative areas to help children to become familiar with color names and combinations.
Sentences Self Assessment Checklist
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Sentences Self Assessment Checklist

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Writing checklist for the 5 basics of super sentences: - capital letters - full stop - fingerspaces - writing on the line - listening for the sounds Ideal for self assessment in Reception/Year 1 (Kindergarten/1st grade)
Waterproof Materials Experiment - Great Fire of London
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Waterproof Materials Experiment - Great Fire of London

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The buckets used in the Great Fire of London were made of leather, but these often leaked/spilled the water. Is there a better material to use? Explore the properties of different materials with these differentiated recording sheets. Can your pupils come up with a better material for making buckets?
Editable Morning Slides with Timers
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Editable Morning Slides with Timers

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Say good morning to your class in style with these bright, colourful morning slides. I use these “good morning” slides every day to give my students reminders and updates as they unpack and get settled for the day. They love the colourful, happy designs. It’s a great way to start our day! Project the slides using PowerPoint, Google Slides or SMARTBoard software for students to know exactly what their morning routine and expectations are as well as how much time is left. (Timers available on PowerPoint & Google Slides only) What’s Included: - 7 designs in 8 different colours Good Morning Good Afternoon Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday - 8 additional holiday themes Canada Day Christmas Earth Day Easter Hallowe’en St Patrick’s Day Thanksgiving Valentine’s Day - Space for a variety of information Date Reminders Morning message/To-do/Schedule Quote/Fact of the day - Editable Text Text can be edited (headers cannot) and additional text boxes can be added Slides with clickable timers or no timers Choose from 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 minutes timers Compatibility: These templates are compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides & SMARTBoard software. Slides have been tested on a PC. Quicktime, as well as Powerpoint versions newer than 2003, are needed to use the timers through PowerPoint. If you do not have PPT with Quicktime you can use the Google Slides version. In the download, you will get a PDF with instructions and clickable links to access the files in Google Drive. If you’re using PowerPoint/SMARTBoard - you will need to download the files to your computer. If using Google Slides you will be asked to make a copy on your own Google Drive. If, after downloading and reading the instructions, you are still having problems don’t hesitate to email me at monsterteachingideas@yahoo.com
Writing Reminder (High 5) Bookmarks
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Writing Reminder (High 5) Bookmarks

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Bookmarks with the 5 main aspects of sentence writing - capital letters, listening for the sounds, writing on the line, finger spaces and full stops. Cut out, laminate and attach to ribbon and tape the other end of the ribbon to the back page of children's exercise books. As a bonus, this can also then be used as a helpful reminder as to which page they are suppose to use - instead of putting their work on a random page in the middle of their books.
Maths Talk Speech Bubbles
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Maths Talk Speech Bubbles

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Get your children talking about Maths with these maths sentence starters. This product contains 13 pre-made speech bubbles and a ‘Maths Talk’ title. All speech bubbles are full page and are black and white but can be printed on fun bright paper/card if you choose!
Multiplication of the Day
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Multiplication of the Day

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**Perfect preparation for the Year 4 Multiplication Check. ** This is a terrific way to introduce a multiplication fact, one at a time, without overwhelming the pupils! Students will go through multiple strategies to learn, understand, and master each fact. These can be stuck in children’s books or printed and laminated for repeat use/use with concrete resources or manipulatives. This is a great resource for both pupils just beginning to learn their multiplication facts as well as those who may need further intervention.
Times Tables Review Task Cards
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Times Tables Review Task Cards

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These review task cards provide a great, easy way for your students to practice and secure quick recall of their multiplication facts (up to 12x12). What’s Included? 20 standard calculation cards 20 missing number calculation cards Two version of both of the above: individual cards for printing and sticking AND foldable cards (which can be laminated if you wish) to allow students to self check their own work - saving you time! The cards include both single and mixed tables as well as a card for square numbers. They are perfect for review, practice, small group activity, guided maths, maths stations, intervention, early finishers or end of year test-prep!
Year 3/4 Word Wall
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Year 3/4 Word Wall

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These colorful and easy-to-read words were created for a year four classroom word wall display. Each card is available in both cursive and non-cursive script. Also in this pack are letter title cards (lowercase, uppercase and both) to for an easy way to organize your word wall. What’s included? All Yr 3/4 common exception words in cursive script All Yr 3/4 common exception words in non-cursive script Lowercase A-Z labels Uppercase A-Z labels Both lower and uppercase A-Z labels Editable cards to add your own words
Year 5/6 Word Wall
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Year 5/6 Word Wall

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These colorful and easy-to-read words were created for a year six classroom word wall display. Each card is available in both cursive and non-cursive script. Also in this pack are letter title cards (lowercase, uppercase and both) to for an easy way to organize your word wall. What’s included? All Yr 5/6 common exception words in cursive script All Yr 5/6 common exception words in non-cursive script Lowercase A-Z labels Uppercase A-Z labels Both lower and uppercase A-Z labels Editable cards to add your own words
Teacher Binder - Performance Management
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Teacher Binder - Performance Management

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Need to be more organised for your Performance Management Meetings? Then this is the binder for you! Separated into 6 sections: Policies Appraisal Teacher Standards Observations Book Scrutinies CPD Also includes a CPD log, Observation Log, divider tabs, and binder covers for both ring binders and lever arch files. The name on the front, plus the contents of each section are editable so you can match them to your school's own expectations.
Printable Desk Mat - Year 1 (Jolly Phonics version)
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Printable Desk Mat - Year 1 (Jolly Phonics version)

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Are you tired of scaffolding materials cluttering up your children's tables; a sound mat, a key word mat, a 100 square, pencil pots... Add some books, waterbottle and the occassional treasure found at lunch time and most children find it hard to contain all of this stuff to their tabletops. Well look no further - this A4 printable desk mat has all the prompts Year 1 children need to help encourage them to be more independent as they learn to write and record. The desk mat features - - entire alphabet in both lower and upper case print, - days of the week, - all the Year 1 Common Exception Words writers, - graphemes for Letters and Sounds phase 2 and 3 (complete with Jolly Phonics picture prompts), - a visual reminder of 'Super 6' for handwriting (Capital letters, listening for sounds, writing on the line, pre-cursive handwriting, finger spaces and full stops) - number 1-20 in numerals and words - a 100 square Never have untidy tables again!
Prinatable Desk Mat - Reception
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Prinatable Desk Mat - Reception

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Are you tired of scaffolding materials cluttering up your children's tables; a sound mat, a key word mat, a 100 square, pencil pots... Add some books, waterbottle and the occassional treasure found at lunch time and most children find it hard to contain all of this stuff to their tabletops. Well look no further - this A4 printable desk mat has all the prompts Reception children need to help encourage them to be more independent as they learn to write and record. The desk mat features - - entire alphabet in both lower and upper case print, - days of the week, - Phase 2-4 tricky words (from Letters and Sounds) - graphemes for Letters and Sounds phase 2 and 3 (complete with Jolly Phonics picture prompts), - a visual reminder of 'Super 6' for handwriting (Capital letters, listening for sounds, writing on the line, pre-cursive handwriting, finger spaces and full stops) - number 1-10 in numerals and words - a 100 square - colours - left and right - number bonds to 10 prompt Never have untidy tables again!
HFW/Tricky Word Rockets (Rec/Year 1)
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HFW/Tricky Word Rockets (Rec/Year 1)

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Rockets to encourage/track children's ability to read high frequency and tricky words. When chn can read the word three times they can colour that section of the rocket. When the rocket is completely coloured in, they can move onto the next list. Rockets included are: Letters and Sounds Ph 2 Letters and Sounds Ph 3 Letters and Sounds Ph 4 Letters and Sounds Ph 5 Year 1 additional CEWs