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Primary Teacher since 2012 in the south of Glasgow. Engage and inspire with time-saving, attractive resources. 🌿

Primary Teacher since 2012 in the south of Glasgow. Engage and inspire with time-saving, attractive resources. 🌿
French Café Phrases Vocabulary PowerPoint
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French Café Phrases Vocabulary PowerPoint

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Learn phrases in French to use when ordering in a cafe and restaurant and discussing food and drink. Build sentences and confidence in speaking with this clear PowerPoint . This PowerPoint is split into 4 sections: French Café phrases, including counting in euros. Opinions on Food and Drink Preferences on Food and Drink Reasons for Liking or Disliking Food or Drink. Each slide is animated to reveal the French word that matches the picture. The French words are colour coded in red to further support the children in remembering this new vocabulary. Red writing against a white background has been known to help your brain to memorise new vocabulary better. Vocabulary includes a range of spelling rules and adjective agreements to allow you to begin acknowledging these with younger learners.
Eucalyptus Classroom Label Signs Pack EDITABLE
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Eucalyptus Classroom Label Signs Pack EDITABLE

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Looking for modern, clear eucalyptus leaf themed labels to decorate your classroom? These would work perfectly in a natural hessian, minimalist classroom to provide a calm, matching theme. All labels are editable and come in various sizes to suit trays, boxes and folders. This pack contains signs for: Ringbinder Folders. Magazine Files. Subject Boxes. Display or Topic Boxes. Tray Labels. Marking Tray and Self Assessment Tray Labels. Teacher Folder Dividers These labels can be edited to suit your own classroom. If you need any other labels in this theme or any help, please contact me and I will update this resource. For examples of these displayed in my classroom, please visit my instagram @TheMindBlossoms
Positive Characteristics Wellbeing Wheel
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Positive Characteristics Wellbeing Wheel

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A great Health and Wellbeing lesson to focus children on thinking positively about themselves and others as they return back to school after lockdown. This lesson focuses on the positive characteristics that we all possess and how we can use these to build and maintain good relationships with other people. It is a great way to open discussion about inclusion and diversity. This complete lesson includes: Watercolour PowerPoint Template for Wheels. If you know what makes you special, then you will feel good about yourself and this will radiate to others around you! You are building a ‘positive mental attitude’.
French Café: Food Vocabulary PowerPoint
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French Café: Food Vocabulary PowerPoint

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Introduce vocabulary for a selection of common foods in French with this attractive PowerPoint. Each slide is animated to reveal the French word that matches the picture. Masculine, feminine and plural words are colour coded to further support the children in remembering this new vocabulary. Vocabulary includes a range of spelling rules and agreements to allow you to begin acknowledging these with younger learners.
Spreading our Wings After Lockdown Lettering
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Spreading our Wings After Lockdown Lettering

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Great first week back lesson after returning to school after lockdown. A fantastic display coming from a very relaxing Health and Wellbeing and Art & Design lesson. This download contains: The cursive lettering used in the display Inspired by the lovely @teachingintechnicolour, we read Ahmed and the Feather girl which lead to a discussion about children’s rights. We explored the rights that had been impacted during lockdown in Scotland and how that could influence our mental wellbeing. Later I taught the children a variety of watercolour techniques and they used them to decorate a feather. Thia was a great opportunity to get to know them better. Abstract art is great at the beginning of the year as it lets children grow in confidence in their ability and not compare their work. My stagey and I created installation you can see in the picture in our corridor and every child enjoyed getting a photo in front of the wings. Great first week back activity.
Nando's Chilli Challenge
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Nando's Chilli Challenge

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Pupils use the Nando’s menu to answer questions about the menu. All questions revolve around multiplying decimals (money). There are three levels: mild, medium and hot. The children can choose the level of questions they would like to complete. Answer sheet and menu included. Tried and tested and lots of fun. High-quality graphics and colourful, engaging activity sheets. Worked well as a distance learning task during Covid-19.
Monday Motivation Starter Slides
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Monday Motivation Starter Slides

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Start your week off with a smile and some fun with these cute editable Google Slides. I update these slides every week with funny videos and memes, topical news and general knowledge quizzes. The children really look forward to coming into class on Monday morning to see what it’s going to be and I have found it to be an excellent means of engaging children in global issues and improving their general knowledge. SLIDES INCLUDE: Monday Quote Board General Knowledge Gems Funny of the Week In the News Word of the Week Geography Giants Ponder Puzzle History: On this day… ** If you can think of any other slides you think would be useful, please leave a comment and I will update the resource.**
Spelling Rules Suffix -tion
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Spelling Rules Suffix -tion

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Clear Google Slides focusing on the spelling rule for the suffix -tion. Easily uploaded to Google Classroom for home learning. Also, LOOM friendly with a space for a teacher bubble on all slides. Task and answers included and challenge slide. On download, you will be automatically prompted to make your own copy. This is to enable you to edit the product to suit your own pupils.
Macaroni Commas
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Macaroni Commas

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This fun grammar game incorporates the children’s (and everyone’s) love of PASTA into Literary! Macaroni Commas is an engaging game that you can bring out again and again to help pupils to revise their punctuation skills. Simply print the cards out on any colour you like, with the questions on one side and the answers on the other. Provide some macaroni to your pupils and let them guess where the missing comma should be placed in the sentence. This activity can be self-assessed making it a great fast finisher or challenge. I have used this resource from P4 - P7 and it has always been a hit! TIP - I find it better to print the questions and answers on different cards so that children can look at the answer without flipping their current card over. For example: Question 1’s answer will be on the back of Question 2’s card.
Italy Choice Board: Interdisciplinary Learning
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Italy Choice Board: Interdisciplinary Learning

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Want to promote choice and engagement in your classroom? Set this as a class lesson, fast finisher challenge or homework activity and allow children to work at their own pace. This is a Google Slides resource that can easily be uploaded to Google Classroom so the students can work at their own pace. This product is also EDITABLE! Don’t like one of the activities? NO PROBLEM! Switch it out with one of your own! In this Google Slides, there are 6 activities for students to choose from. You can have the students do as many or as few as you like! I personally am having my students choose 4 of the tasks to do! Examples of Tasks: Mapping of Italy Mapping of Scotland Italy Facts Create a Quiz! Flag comparisons Pasta Master! Used as part of an interdisciplinary topic within Scottish CfE.
Rainbows of Hope: Writing Home Learning
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Rainbows of Hope: Writing Home Learning

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Rainbows of Hope is a home learning resource that can be uploaded to Google Classroom. I have included the PDF and Word version that can be edited to suit your area. The resource includes an tweet for inspiration, key questions to encourage pupils to undertake further research to develop their understanding and inspiration for a creative writing task that the pupils can take in any direction they would like. This went down very well with my Primary 5 pupils and their parents last week who were keen to share their poems. stories, motivational posters and pictures. Visit my instagram to see some lovely examples.
National Smile Month Activity Grid
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National Smile Month Activity Grid

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Celebrate the start of National Smile Month with this Activity Choice Board packed with lots of fun activities, games and important information. The board is aimed at primary school children. Activities include: Taking cheesy smiling photos to share on Google Classroom! DO YOU KNOW YOUR TEETH? Teeth Facts Module and Quiz BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH: Research current NHS advice. WORD CLOUDS: Revise terminology. SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: What happens when acid attacks your teeth? CREATE A BOARD GAME: Teeth and oral hygiene inspired game! SUGAR SWAP: Take the National Smile Month challenge
Blurt Poms Behaviour Management Resource
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Blurt Poms Behaviour Management Resource

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Simply print and laminate to set up Blurt Poms in your classroom to encourage your chatty class to settle. After spotting the original idea of ‘Blurt Beans’ on Pinterest when I was looking for inspiration for quietening a very chatty class, I decided it to put my own spin on it as I didn’t like the thought of having beans lying about my class. I came up with the idea of Blurt Poms. I’m all for kids talking and discussing in class, but this is more about the children learning when it is time to listen to others. Essentially, there are two glass jars and some pom poms. I got my little pom-poms are from Amazon where you can get a pack of 4000 for £6 and glass jars from IKEA. The children start the day with 5 pom-poms and if they are being too loud or interrupting someone else in the classroom, they lose a pom! It goes back into the teachers jar (which sits on my desk) as a visual for how many poms they could have collected if they hadn’t been distracting in class. The second jar belongs to the children and at the end of the day they empty their pom-poms into the jar and watch them slowly build up. I have marked the jar so that the children are working towards smaller prizes rather than the whole jar. We all decided on a prize on the first day of school. The kids are so on-board with their poms and it really helped set the standard for my new class. They will even point out to one another when they are not showing respect when someone else is speaking or they are being too loud in a group…I barely need to take any poms off anyone now! Good start of the year strategy. It was so effective I didn’t have to run it any longer than October from August.
How to Create a Silhouette on PowerPoint
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How to Create a Silhouette on PowerPoint

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An easy step-by-step guide on how to create a silhouette image from a photo on PowerPoint. This slideshow gives you pictorial guides as well as instructions so it is perfect for use with children aged 6+. The purpose of this lesson is to explore the features of software. I used this in my classroom to create beautiful silhouette photos of my pupils to accompany their writing on a display. The children were so proud that they had made the silhouettes themselves and enjoyed trying to guess who was who in each picture. I have left this PowerPoint editable so that you can add your own instructions. If you manage to use this in your class, I would love if you could leave a review or tag me @TheMindBlossoms on Instragram.
French Café: Drinks PowerPoint Vocabulary
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French Café: Drinks PowerPoint Vocabulary

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Introduce vocabulary for a selection of common drinks in French with this attractive PowerPoint. Each slide is animated to reveal the French word that matches the picture. Masculine and feminine words are colour coded to further support the children in remembering this new vocabulary. Vocabulary includes a range of spelling rules and agreements to allow you to begin acknowledging these with younger learners.
International Nurses Day Home Learning Board
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International Nurses Day Home Learning Board

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Looking for an online activity? This resource is PERFECT for e-learning. This is the exact activity I am sending to my students next week for international Nurses Day on 12th May! A day of special significance this year This is a Google Slides resource that can easily be uploaded to Google Classroom so the students can work and challenge themselves at their own pace. This whole product is also EDITABLE! Don’t like one of the activities? NO PROBLEM! Switch it out with one of your own! In this Google Slides, there is a digital reading comprehension linking to Twinkl Go and 6 challenge activities for students to choose from. You can have the students do as many or as few as you like! I personally am having my students choose 2 of the tasks to do! Examples of Tasks: Nurse Job Advertisement Twitter Photo Challenge Nurses Uniform Globally Research First Aid Refresher Famous Nurse Fact File Dear Diary…
End of Year Term Bookmark Gift
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End of Year Term Bookmark Gift

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Personalise bookmarks as a lovely gift for your pupils at the end of the term or year. Each bookmark has a word cloud and poem on the back edited to suit the remote learning period of 2020. All bookmarks are editable. Document is aligned so that they will print double sided perfectly. Print and laminate the bookmarks, add some ribbon through a hole punch. Perfect for sending home in a card or letter to your pupils who are working remotely.