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I have been an elementary teacher in UK and in Canada for many years. I absolutely love my career! I have had several educational books published, and have contributed articles to magazines such as Scholastic. I particularly enjoy creating resources for teachers to use in their classroom that utilize methods other than "fill in the blank"! I hope that you will find some helpful resources in my shop.

I have been an elementary teacher in UK and in Canada for many years. I absolutely love my career! I have had several educational books published, and have contributed articles to magazines such as Scholastic. I particularly enjoy creating resources for teachers to use in their classroom that utilize methods other than "fill in the blank"! I hope that you will find some helpful resources in my shop.
The Jolly Christmas Postman - cross curricula activities
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The Jolly Christmas Postman - cross curricula activities

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The Jolly Christmas Postman is an excellent book for introducing letter writing and communications, sequencing events, and retelling fairy tales and nursery rhymes. This is a cross curricula unit with questions and activities aligned with Common Core State Standards, UK Language Arts, and Canadian Curriculum Objectives. You will find a plethora of activities to keep your class engaged and interested. There are suggestions for creative letters, character role playing, post office projects and sequencing fun. There is also a Rubric to track the progress of each child.
Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend Novel Study
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Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend Novel Study

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Product Description Pookie Aleera Is Not My Boyfriend is a verse novel written by an Australian author. Although the unit is geared to Australian curriculum it is also relevant to North American or UK students. Scope and Sequence Statements relevant to the activities and questions are stated at the beginning of the package. There are activity suggestions for each group of poems in the novel. There are questions for individual answers or group discussions. This is a complete package that will save teachers many hours of preparation.
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk - Novel  Study Unit
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Jack and the Baked Beanstalk - Novel Study Unit

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Using this delightful story students will compare traditional stories with modern fiction, learn about beans and take part in a variety of activities that involve measuring and experimenting. They will retell key details from the text using innovative activities such as story maps, character webs, puppets, and cooking. They will be involved in simple graphing and estimating. This is a complete cross curricula plan with worksheets attached to save time and effort for the teacher. The academic standards are clearly stated and are suitable for U.S, Canada and UK.
Shadows . End of Term Fun
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Shadows . End of Term Fun

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End of term fun. Take students outside and play these shadow activities. Little or no preparation required. No curriculum objectives or assessment needed. A good time to be had by students and teacher. Enjoy!
Transportation Unit
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Transportation Unit

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Transportation Unit This unit deals with all areas of the curriculum. Have fun with model vehicles the students can wear, set up time trials in the hallway, dance and sing. Phonics and creative writing are all part of the fun.
Sheila Rae, the Brave - an ELA unit
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Sheila Rae, the Brave - an ELA unit

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This is a short unit suitable for pre K and Kindergarten students. It features one of the delightful mouse characters from author Kevin Henkes. In this unit students are encouraged to make a filmstrip, discuss the characteristics of the story character and think about their siblings.
Across the Curriculum with Eggs and Ducks
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Across the Curriculum with Eggs and Ducks

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This unit has activities dealing with number problems, weighing and measuring, language arts, art and crafts, and science. There are details of hatching eggs in a classroom incubator and how to look after the ducklings in the weeks after hatching. This unit may be used any time of the year, but Spring time is ideal for hatching. Handouts are included. A rubric is included to track the progress of each student.
Across the Curriculum with Picnics
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Across the Curriculum with Picnics

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Across the Curriculum with Picnics: Picnics can be fun any time of the year. They provide an excellent starting point for activities dealing with nature, art and crafts, language arts and mathematics. Your students will enjoy the adventure of a Winter picnic or look forward to a Summer picnic. In this unit you will find evaluation suggestions, book and story suggestions, and the learning outcomes clearly stated. There is a plethora of activity suggestions to take you all across the curriculum.
Fun With Numbers
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Fun With Numbers

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Fun filled, hands-on number activities for K-Grade 3 students. There are many different activities with skills clearly stated, and the target group identified. Each activity is easy to administer and takes advantage of simple routines such as taking attendance at the beginning of school. Also included are literature links for each of the skills.
California Treasures. Grade 1 Unit 3
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California Treasures. Grade 1 Unit 3

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Attention California teachers!This resource will save you hours of preparation. Each book in the unit is addressed separately. The Common Core Standards are clearly stated at the beginning of each section. There are questions for the students that may be answered individually or in groups. There is a plethora of cross curricula activities including ELA, math and science.
Milk - a Thematic Unit
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Milk - a Thematic Unit

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Milk. A Thematic Unit Milk provides a basis for a myriad of learning activities encompassing the whole curriculum. This is particularly useful for Canadian teachers, but all of the aims and objectives that are satisfied in this unit are part of curriculum objectives in UK, Australia, and USA. The expectations are clearly stated for each subject. There is a comprehensive book list. There are experiments, fun activities, mathematical problems, activities involving language arts, suggestions for drama, art and music.
California Treasures Grade 1 Unit 4
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California Treasures Grade 1 Unit 4

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Attention California teachers! This resource will save you hours of preparation time. Each book in the unit is addressed separately. The Common Core Standards are clearly stated at the beginning of each section. There are questions for the students that may be answered individually or in groups. There is a plethora of cross curricula activities including ELA, math and science.
California Treasures Grade 1 Unit 1
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California Treasures Grade 1 Unit 1

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Attention California teachers! This resource will save you hours of preparation time. Each book in the unit is addressed separately. The Common Core Standards are clearly stated at the beginning of each section. There are questions for the students that may be answered individually or in groups. There is a plethora of cross curricula activities including ELA, math and science.
Early Childhood Education - Story Book Bears
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Early Childhood Education - Story Book Bears

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This unit about story book bears provides opportunities for students to take part in activities that will teach important prerequisite skills for reading and mathematics. There are also ample opportunities for creative thinking, speaking and listening topics, and craft activities.
A Thematic Unit on Apples
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A Thematic Unit on Apples

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This thematic unit gives suggestions for books and activities across the curriculum. Teachers will be able to plan activities for the whole day, and students will move freely from one center to another.
10 Awesome  Number Activities
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10 Awesome Number Activities

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10 awesome number activities for primary students. These are fun ways to teach your students about basic number operations. They can use a calculator to add and subtract. They can “map” a wall, and learn how to use their phone number as a tool for graphing. Discover how taking attendance is a wonderful opportunity for numeral awareness. There are literature suggestions for each activity and the skill objectives stated for each one.
Quilt - a cross curricular unit
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Quilt - a cross curricular unit

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Description of Quilt Unit: This unit leads to the study of art, history and mathematics. Language activities focus on descriptive writing, story writing, historical writing. The feelings and descriptions of characters are pursued and a quilt is used to depict a favourite story. Art activities feature design and creativity. Math, science and technology explore area, shape, pattern and perimeter. Introduction of tangrams and tesselation and experimenting to find the properties of fabric.
Clifford the Big Red Dog - a cross curricula unit
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Clifford the Big Red Dog - a cross curricula unit

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Clifford the Big Red Dog is a popular character with young children. In this unit there are activities for language arts, math, science, art, drama and music. The outcomes are clearly stated and evaluation techniques are suggested. Many links to suitable literature are included. Use this character's appeal to encourage students to take part in the many learning activities.
Insects - a cross curriculum unit
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Insects - a cross curriculum unit

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Description of unit: Expectations for Grades 1-3 are stated. There are evaluation and assessment suggestions. You will find a comprehensive list of suitable books with activities for each one. Language activities include writing, discussing, phonics and word play. Science activities deal with the characteristics of bugs, metamorphosis and camouflage. Art activities encourage the students to make models, paint with different media and observe. Math activities introduce counting, multiplication, shape, weight and comparisons. Music activities provide links to songs and recordings. Students will enjoy this engaging unit.
California Treasures. Grade 1 Unit 2
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California Treasures. Grade 1 Unit 2

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Attention all Primary teachers in California. This product will save you hours of planning. In conjunction with the California Treasures Series this program contains plans for each of the books in the unit. Each component states the Common Core Standards addressed in each story. There are questions for each book and a plethora of activities to use cross curricula with each story.