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Nyla's Crafty Teaching

I am a primary school teacher with a knack for teaching to the multiple intelligences, particularly the visual learner. My resources are inspired by my experience of teaching different students with unique ways of learning. I love the magic of helping them to make connections in learning. The grades 3-5 are mostly what I cater to, however, I also have some great resources for grades 1 and 2.

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I am a primary school teacher with a knack for teaching to the multiple intelligences, particularly the visual learner. My resources are inspired by my experience of teaching different students with unique ways of learning. I love the magic of helping them to make connections in learning. The grades 3-5 are mostly what I cater to, however, I also have some great resources for grades 1 and 2.
Food Web Building Kit

Food Web Building Kit

This Food Web Building Kit first teaches the basics of making a food chain, then food webs. It's a tutorial and group activity. Food webs and food chains can be easily created using the six steps that are detailed in this package. It also has everything you need to make your own food chains and food webs. Here's a list of what's inside: A 10 page illustrated step by step tutorial Food chain-making worksheets with answer keys. Build-a-food-web bulletin board or activity sets for making a... *savannah food web*, *forest food web*, *garden food web*, *wetland food web*, *ocean food web*, and *Arctic food web* with suggested answer keys. Arrows and poster labels for each food web habitat. 56 Pages.
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Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity

Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity

Use these Prefix + Root word + Suffix cards in many ways. It contains thirty sets of Big Words which are really root words with their matching prefixes and suffixes. These are words like: disagreement, unacceptable, indefinitely, maladjusted, unemployment, disrespectful, etc. The prefixes used are: un, dis, mal, pre, in, re and inter. The suffixes used are: ful, able, ed, ment, ly, and ible. Ways to use them: Use the cards as they are (already matched up) in your word walls. Sorting Game: Cut out each prefix, root word and suffix and group them into three groups - prefixes only, root words only, and suffixes only. Then students can take turns to pull out a root word from the root word pile and match it correctly to a prefix from the prefix pile and to a suffix from the suffix pile. Say It, Keep It: Use the cards with the prefix + root word + suffix intact for this game. A caller will keep all of the cards in the deck, pick the first card and read the root word out loud (without showing it to the other players). He can ask the others to name either a prefix or suffix that would match the root word. The first player to name it gets to keep the card. Then the caller picks another card and this process is repeated until all of the cards are used up. The player with the most cards wins the game! These cards are created in two different sizes. The original set has 6 words per page and the larger set has 4 words per page. The small set will save you ink and paper but many teachers have indicated to me that they preferred to have a larger set to make a bulletin board display. So, that's why I added the larger version.
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Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers

Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers

Simple Machines: Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers. Everything you need to know about levers is presented in this activity booklet. When teaching about Simple Machines, levers are usually taught first because students can clearly use them to identify the effort, load and fulcrum. This booklet explores the the first class lever, second class lever and third class lever, and illustrates them in posters, diagrams, a sorting table and a labeling activity. Real world examples of tools which are levers are also included as labelled pictures, e.g. a pair of scissors is a first class lever, a wheel barrow is a second class lever, and a pair of tweezers is a third class lever. An answer key is included for the activities.
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Base 10 Blocks - Clip Art

Base 10 Blocks - Clip Art

Use this set of Dienes block clip art to make your Base 10 Blocks place value worksheets, games and printables for commercial or classroom use. Contains: - A total of 32 images: eight different colours of the unit, tens, hundreds and thousands base 10 blocks. Each of the colours are black and white, classic blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple. - An editable worksheet template. All images are 300 dpi in png format with transparent backgrounds. Terms of Use Use this for for commercial or classroom use. If you include them in your digital downloads (free or priced) all you have to do is credit Nyla's Crafty Teaching by including a clickable link to my TES Resources Store. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting these graphics or any part there of (by themselves and not in a resource or product) on the Internet are strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me directly through my blog or TES Resources Store if you wish to be granted special permission. Nyla's Crafty Teaching
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Synonyms Word Wall

Synonyms Word Wall

Synonyms Word Wall. This Illustrated Synonym Word Wall set includes 60 word wall cards with pairs of synonyms and a large ‘definition of a synonym’ sentence strip, plus extra blank cards. Each word card has a pair of synonyms as well as corresponding pictures which portray the meaning of each word. Also included is a black and white version. Each card is just over a foot wide, that's 33cm by 6cm. They are laid out as three cards per page on landscape legal sized paper. Here is a complete list of the cards in the order that they appear. They have been divided into two sets; Set 1 for grades 2 to 3 and Set 2 for grades 3, 4 and over. Set 1: Object/thing, observe/watch, angry/mad, assist/help, begin/start, bad/awful, below/under, bother/annoy, buy/purchase, close/shut, connect/join, combine/mix, easy/simple, equal/same, smart/intelligent, law/rule, lucky/fortunate, calm/peaceful, name/title, silent/quiet, rescue/save, trash/garbage, raise/lift, unusual/strange. Set 2: Accomplish/Achieve, answer/reply, artificial/man made, bargain/deal, choose/select, collect/gather, complete/finish, danger/hazard, empty/vacant, faithful/loyal, genuine/real, job/occupation, last/final, value/worth, order/sequence, reliable/dependable, brief/concise, casual/informal, clear/transparent, country/nation, enlarge/magnify, previous/former, instructions/directions, float/drift, hurry/rush, many/numerous, praise/compliment, dive/plunge, inspect/examine, necessary/required, beg/implore, amiable/friendly, gallant/brave, annul/cancel, abandon/forsake, sad/melancholy.
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Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity

Prefixes and Suffixes Matching Activity

Use these Prefix + Root word + Suffix cards in many ways. It contains thirty sets of Big Words which are really root words with their matching prefixes and suffixes. These are words like: disagreement, unacceptable, indefinitely, maladjusted, unemployment, disrespectful, etc. The prefixes used are: un, dis, mal, pre, in, re and inter. The suffixes used are: ful, able, ed, ment, ly, and ible. Ways to use them: Use the cards as they are (already matched up) in your word walls. Sorting Game: Cut out each prefix, root word and suffix and group them into three groups - prefixes only, root words only, and suffixes only. Then students can take turns to pull out a root word from the root word pile and match it correctly to a prefix from the prefix pile and to a suffix from the suffix pile. Say It, Keep It: Use the cards with the prefix + root word + suffix intact for this game. A caller will keep all of the cards in the deck, pick the first card and read the root word out loud (without showing it to the other players). He can ask the others to name either a prefix or suffix that would match the root word. The first player to name it gets to keep the card. Then the caller picks another card and this process is repeated until all of the cards are used up. The player with the most cards wins the game! These cards are created in two different sizes. The original set has 6 words per page and the larger set has 4 words per page. The small set will save you ink and paper but many teachers have indicated to me that they preferred to have a larger set to make a bulletin board display. So, that's why I added the larger version.
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Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers

Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers

Simple Machines: Levers - Sorting Activities for the Three Classes of Levers. Everything you need to know about levers is presented in this activity booklet. When teaching about Simple Machines, levers are usually taught first because students can clearly use them to identify the effort, load and fulcrum. This booklet explores the the first class lever, second class lever and third class lever, and illustrates them in posters, diagrams, a sorting table and a labeling activity. Real world examples of tools which are levers are also included as labelled pictures, e.g. a pair of scissors is a first class lever, a wheel barrow is a second class lever, and a pair of tweezers is a third class lever. An answer key is included for the activities.
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Food Chain Puzzles

Food Chain Puzzles

These Food Chain Puzzles can be used to practice making food chains with organisms in a garden habitat. This is a Spring themed Food Chain puzzle. The cards are perfect for group work and stations. Each puzzle card has an organism name and picture on it. Each of the first five pages has three puzzles and each of these puzzles has a producer (plant or plant part), a primary consumer, and a secondary consumer. The sixth page has more consumer organisms that can be spliced in to make longer food chains. After the cards are cut apart for the students, the page six puzzle cards can be mixed and matched with them. 15 Puzzles. 6 Pages. Grades 2-4. The producers (plants or plant parts), in this set include: grass, leaf, bush, seeds, nectar from flowers, and fruit. The consumer organisms in this set are: caterpillar, bird, grasshopper, lizard, snake, bee, dragonfly, aphid, ladybug, rabbit, eagle, chicken, man, rat, owl, cow, fly, frog, rat, cat, sheep, toad, butterfly, and goat. Nyla's Crafty Teaching
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Irregular Verbs Memory Game

Irregular Verbs Memory Game

Use this set of verb cards which feature present tense and past tense of irregular verbs as a memory game, verb flash cards, or as a flip book. The verb pairs here are: blow, blew, build, built, choose, chose, dig, dug, drink, drank, grow, grew, make, made, sit, sat, eat, ate, break, broke, catch, caught, cut, cut, do, did, draw, drew, find, found, give, gave, buy, bought, bring, brought, drive, drove, fall, fell, feed, fed, get, got, hold, held, hide, hid. For the memory game, cut out each card, then shuffle them for a random order. For the flip book, print each page, then bind them together along the tops. After this, cut each vertically along the center to divide the flip book in half so that your students can flip the pages on the left and right to match the pages on the right.
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Editable Classroom Labels - Blank Oval Polkadots

Editable Classroom Labels - Blank Oval Polkadots

This set of Editable Classroom Labels (ovals with polka dot trim) are for you to label everything in your classroom. Label your library bins, stations, containers, drawers, cabinets, shelves, books, mail boxes, student trays and more. This file contains rectangular labels in two sizes: 4 per page and 6 per page. There is a whole page of black and white polka dots and other whole pages of other single colours (white, grey, pink, red, orange, yellow, purple, green, and brown), as well as other pages with a variety of multi-color rainbow theme dots, and Fall theme polka dots. They are to be printed on 8.5 x 11 (letter) sized paper. Just click in the text boxes and type your own personalized labels. This is a PowerPoint file. Please make sure that you have Microsoft PowerPoint (not PowerPoint viewer). I used the font ‘Miss Kindergarten’ by Kimberly Geswein in the text boxes. You can download it here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/KG-Miss-Kindergarten-Font-Personal-Use-1310872 TeacherNyla Nyla's Crafty Teaching
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Food Chain and Food Web Bundle

Food Chain and Food Web Bundle

This is a growing Bundle of ALL of my printables for Food Chains and Food Webs. So far, it has my: Food Web Building Kit Food Chain and Food Web Word Wall Food Chain and Web Definition Glossary Cards Food Web 'I Have, Who Has' Game Spring themed Food Chain Puzzles Since this is a growing bundle, more resources will be added to it at no extra cost to you so the earlier you get it, the more you save!
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Homophone Dominoes

Homophone Dominoes

Use these Illustrated Homophone Dominoes Cards to keep your students engaged in a fun activity that encourages reading and matching. This game is ideal for re-teaching and reinforcement of homophones. These cards have fifty pairs (including a few triplets) of homophones, some of them are: aloud/allowed, eight/ate, flower/flour, mussel/muscle, cellar/seller, doe/dough, night/knight, rose/rows, rite/right/write, no/know, raise/rays, see/sea, you/ewe, pour/pore, bored/board, scene/seen, peace/piece, etc. The illustrations are there to help visual learners to remember the words by their images. Encourage students to read the homophone pairs when they match them out loud especially the auditory learners. For grades 3-5. Fifty homophone pairs. 12 pages. (c) Nyla's Crafty Teaching 2012
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Homophone Word Wall

Homophone Word Wall

This Illustrated Homophone Word Wall set includes... - 64 Word wall cards with pairs of homophones (some triplets too). - A homophone definition poster in the form of a graphic organizer. - A large 'definition of a homophone' sentence strip. Each card is just over a foot wide, that's 33cm by 6cm. They are laid out as three cards per page on landscape legal sized paper. (c) Nyla's Crafty Teaching 2015
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The Princess and the Pea - Retelling Worksheets

The Princess and the Pea - Retelling Worksheets

The Princess and the Pea - Story Retelling Worksheets - with picture writing prompts. This mini-book is for your students to retell the traditional story of The Princess and the Pea. It is for grades 2-4 and makes a great addition to any fairy tales unit (black and white version also included). Instructions for the teacher: Just print out either the colour or black and white version and make copies of each page. Then guillotine them across the middle. That’s it. The instructions on page two are for your students to be able to do the rest for themselves. I kept it as simple as possible for them to easily make their own mini-book story retelling. Pages 2-7: Mini-book pages for the story of The Princess and the Pea. Pages 8-11: Longer sheets for older students e.g. grade 4, who may not need the picture prompts. Pages: 12-19: Black and White versions of everything above. *Note*This issue is shorter than my other story retelling worksheets because the story line is much simpler, so the price is less than the others in the series.
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Gender Noun Persons - Memory Game

Gender Noun Persons - Memory Game

Gender Nouns: Persons - Memory Game for matching the masculine word names of people to their feminine counterparts. This activity can be added to your community workers unit since many professions are included. It consists of 40 pairs of people. This set can also be made into a flip book, the instructions for that are included. The persons in this set are: actor/actress, author/authoress, bachelor/spinster, boy/girl, boy scout/girl guide, bridegroom/bride, brother/sister, conductor/conductress, count/countess, cowboy/cowgirl, duke/duchess, emperor/duchess, father/mother, father-in-law/mother-in-law, gentleman/lady, god/goddess, grandfather/grandmother, grandson/granddaughter, heir/heiress, hero/heroine, host/hostess, husband/wife, king/queen, lad/lass, landlord/landlady, master/mistress, monk/nun, nephew/niece, poet/poetess, policeman/policewoman, prince/princess, shepherd/shepherdess, sir/madam, son/daughter, son-in-law/daughter-in-law, tailor/tailoress or seamstress, uncle/aunt, waiter/waitress, widow/widower, and wizard/witch. 41 pages
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Teacher Planner 2018-2019 Editable Black and White

Teacher Planner 2018-2019 Editable Black and White

Editable Teacher Planner 2018-2019 (black and white) binder. This planner that will keep you prepared for all your daily, weekly and monthly classroom planning. Have all of your important records in one place. For the inside pages of the planner, it has either chevron or striped pastel colors at the top of each page as a fixed image. All text, tables, and calendars are fully ✍ editable. You can type directly into it, save your changes, and print. Please make sure that you have Microsoft PowerPoint (not PowerPoint viewer). 60 Pages. This file will be updated each year (including the calendars), so if you own it, you will enjoy a new version for each school year (by following me, you will get notifications to download the new set for the following school year). This binder has: Editable cover sheets/page dividers Spine Covers in 1”, 1½” and 2” widths Birthday List for each month 2018 Yearly calendar 2019 Yearly calendar 2018 – 2019 Editable Monthly calendar pages Daily Schedule Weekly Lesson Plan Template Weekly Schedule Parents’ Phone Numbers Parents’ Contact Info Subject Performance Subject Stars Class Timetable Parent Teacher Conference Log Passwords List Notes Class Lists Blank Student Lists Field Trip Lists RTI Logs Student Information Sheet To do List (checklist) and more…
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Elapsed Time Rulers - 12 hour and 24 hour Time Spans

Elapsed Time Rulers - 12 hour and 24 hour Time Spans

Elapsed Time Rulers! There are many ways to teach elapsed time and over the years I've learned that having a visual time span for the students to follow is the easiest and fastest way for them to understand and map out elapsed time for themselves. These elapsed time rulers are available in three different time spans: - 24 hour ruler (from 12:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. again) - a.m. 12 hour ruler - p.m. 12 hour ruler I colour coded them in red and blue; red for the hours (upper half) and blue for the minutes (lower half). Five minute and fifteen minute increments are also shown in blue. Use it like a number line. Count on from the starting time to the completion time of an event. Directions are included. Teachers can print them on transparent sheets to use with an overhead projector to demonstrate their use. To print them out for the students, use 8.5 x 14 (legal) sized paper to accommodate the full length of the rulers.
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Idiom Posters with Pictures, Definitions and Examples

Idiom Posters with Pictures, Definitions and Examples

This is a set of 25 Idiom Posters which display common idioms, their definitions (both literal and figuratively), with pictures and examples with the idioms being used in a sentence related to the picture shown. Your students will have a lot of fun learning about idioms! This file is a wonderful tool for teaching idioms because it has idioms that are current and presented in an attractive format. It incorporates simple definitions and examples of common idioms. Idioms are very difficult for English Language Learners but the illustrations are a huge help for preventing students from taking the literal meaning of each idiom. You can also use it to make a bulletin board of idioms. You can also print them out on a smaller scale so that they can be used as revision flash cards. I included as many pictures (clip art) as I could because I like to have students make connections between the new vocabulary and the everyday situations that they are already familiar with. Fulfills: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context. Fulfills as it related to idioms CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B and CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.B Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms...
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Food Chains and Food Webs 'I Have Who Has' Game

Food Chains and Food Webs 'I Have Who Has' Game

Food chains and food web terms are referenced in this 'I Have... Who Has...?' game which is a great tool for memorizing the meaning of these terms. The terms here are producer, herbivore, photosynthesis, carnivore, consumer, predator, prey, organism, omnivore, decomposer, scavenger, micro-organism, fungus, habitat, energy, food chain and food web. This is recommended for small groups for reinforcement. 17 Cards. 5 Pages. For Grades 3-5.
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Parts of a Flower Activities, Worksheets, Flash Cards, Craft, Quiz, and  Word Wall

Parts of a Flower Activities, Worksheets, Flash Cards, Craft, Quiz, and Word Wall

Here are exciting ways to teach your students about the parts of a flower and the function of each part. It includes: -A D.I.Y. craft activity for assembling the flower parts together to make a complete flower. This can be printed on paper or card stock or traced onto coloured sheets of felt or foam sheets. Available in colour and in black and white. Pages 3 -8 -Parts of a flower diagram labeling activities with answer key. Pages 9 - 11 -A set of 15 colourful illustrated definition cards. Pages 12 - 15 -A 'Roll and Answer' worksheet with questions about the functions of each part of the flower. Includes an answer key. Pages 16 - 20 -18 large illustrated word wall cards of parts of the flower key terms. Pages 21 - 26 26 pages. Grades 3-5
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Free Groundhog Day Face Masks

Free Groundhog Day Face Masks

I made these free printable eye masks for students to wear in celebration of Groundhog Day! Your students can assemble the parts and stick them together as a craft activity. Students who wear tested lenses can wear them on their hair I made these free printable eye masks for students to wear in celebration of Groundhog Day! Your students can assemble the parts and stick them together as a craft activity. Students who wear tested lenses can wear them on their hair (like a Bando). This pack includes four different styles in full color: One face mask with a happy groundhog. One face mask with a frightened groundhog. One face mask with a ground hog predicting six more weeks of winter. One face mask with a ground hog announcing the arrival of spring. Just print and laminate the pages then cut out your props. These pages are to be printed on legal sized paper (long) because of the long width of the glasses. Instructions for folding the spectacles are included. For grades 1-3. Four pages. (c) Nyla's Crafty Teaching 2012
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Valentine's Day Bookmarks - Free

Valentine's Day Bookmarks - Free

For the Valentine's Day, here are a eight free hilarious Bookmarks. Each one has a riddle on the front and the answer on the back. These Free Valentine's Day Bookmarks can be used as rewards or just to share some love and laughter.
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