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My shop contains primary school resources. Most resources are made for a Kindergarten/Year 1 level because these are resources I am currently creating and using in my own Kindergarten classroom. I encourage buyers to purchase my resources and make small modifications so they are perfectly suited to their school and classroom context.

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My shop contains primary school resources. Most resources are made for a Kindergarten/Year 1 level because these are resources I am currently creating and using in my own Kindergarten classroom. I encourage buyers to purchase my resources and make small modifications so they are perfectly suited to their school and classroom context.
I Can Statements Literacy Learning Progressions Set A
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I Can Statements Literacy Learning Progressions Set A

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I Can Statements Literacy Learning Progressions contains ‘I Can’ statements for seven aspects of the Literacy Learning Progressions. The aspects included are Creating texts,Handwriting, Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling . Use these ‘I Can’ statements as ‘Assessment for Learning’. Plot where your students are at and set goals and devise teaching and learning for ‘where to next’. The ‘I Can’ statements can also be used to set visible learning goals for students. Cut and paste from the word documents to make it relevant to your class.
I Can statements Literacy Learning Progressions Set B
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I Can statements Literacy Learning Progressions Set B

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I Can Statements Literacy Learning Progressions contains ‘I Can’ statements for four aspects of the Literacy Learning Progressions. The aspects included are Understanding texts, Phonic knowledge, Phonological awareness and Fluency . Use these ‘I Can’ statements as ‘Assessment for Learning’. Plot where your students are at and set goals and devise teaching and learning for ‘where to next’. The ‘I Can’ statements can also be used to set visible learning goals for students. Cut and paste from the word documents to make it relevant to your class.
I Can Statements Numeracy Learning Progressions
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I Can Statements Numeracy Learning Progressions

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I Can Statements Numeracy Learning Progressions contains ‘I Can’ statements for five aspects of the Number and Algebra Numeracy Learning Progressions. The aspects included are Quantifying Numbers, Additive Strategies, Multiplicative Strategies, Operating with Decimals and Interpreting Fractions. Use these ‘I Can’ statements as ‘Assessment for Learning’. Plot where your students are at and set goals and devise teaching and learning for ‘where to next’. The ‘I Can’ statements can also be used to set visible learning goals for students. Cut and paste from the word documents to make it relevant to your class.
High Frequency Words for Level 1-8 PM Reader Series
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High Frequency Words for Level 1-8 PM Reader Series

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This resource contains the most frequently occurring words used in the PM Reader series. The words are divided into 8 colour-coded levels corresponding to reader levels 1 to 8. Use these levelled high frequency words as a part of an early Kindergarten literacy program to ensure early reading success They can be sent home, one level at a time, as homework and tested weekly. Once the student has automatic recall of one level they can move to the next. Use high frequency words in literacy groups. Students can write words on mini whiteboards or type on keyboards. Laminate and cut up words to make games such as Snap and Memory. Publisher version provided so font can be changed.
Dragons Notebook
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Dragons Notebook

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This resource can be used as a descriptive writing stimulus on the topic of dragons. The notebook containing exerts from Harry Potter and the Goblet by of Fire by J.K Rowling which describe dragons . It also uses examples from other texts which describe dragons. A lesson activity is included which asks students to name and describe a dragon. Extend the activity and ask students to draw their own dragon and then describe it.
Aboriginal Identity -Research an Indigenous Australian
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Aboriginal Identity -Research an Indigenous Australian

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This resource supports students to research an Indigenous Australian and make a PowerPoint presentation (or other format) about their research. A selection of famous Indigenous Australians from a range of fields are provided for initial discussion. A 'questions to answer'page is provided to scaffold the student's research. A modelled example about fast bowler Eddie Gilbert is also provided.
Social Story-Dealing With Anger
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Social Story-Dealing With Anger

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This resource is a social story about how to deal with anger in a primary school context. Read the story to your whole class. Print out the story and put it in the classroom library. Send the story home to parents who can reiterate the message learnt at school.
'I can' statements for writing-NSW Literacy Continuum
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'I can' statements for writing-NSW Literacy Continuum

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This resource contains a PDF of the 'I can' statements for the writing aspect of the Literacy Continuum-clusters 1-6. Put a copy of the clusters in each student's writing book to keep a record of when they achieve markers and clusters. Alternatively, keep a copy for each student in an assessment folder.
'I can' statements ES1/Stage 1
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'I can' statements ES1/Stage 1

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This bundle contains 'I can' statements for phonics, phonemic awareness, writing and counting. Stick statements in student workbooks to record achievement, create an assessment folder for each student containing statements or use statements in a 'bump it up' wall display.
The Bear Who Wouldn't Share-lesson plan and resources
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The Bear Who Wouldn't Share-lesson plan and resources

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This resource is a lesson plan, worksheets and Notebook for the book, The Bear Who Wouldn't Share by Jonathan Allen. It outlines two simple activities to follow a shared reading of the story. The activities focus on the skills of comprehension, fine motor cutting and pasting and connecting texts to student's lives. The activities are designed for preschool and Kindergarten transition but could be used as independent literacy group activities for late Kindergarten students.
The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.
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The Snail's Spell-L3 'Reading To' Lesson.

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This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book, The Snail's Spell by Joanne Ryder. The lesson sequence includes L3 'Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. Procedure 3 provides a writing 'responding to text' activity that incorporates drama/yoga. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if a L3 approach to literacy is not implemented at your school.
My Place in Space Worksheet
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My Place in Space Worksheet

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This lesson and worksheet are inspired by the picture book -My Place in space by Sally and Robin Hirst. In this book Henry Wilson and his sister Rosie know exactly where they live - and not just the street, the town and the country. To the astonishment of the bus driver, Henry and Rosie are able to give their complete address, right down to their hemisphere, their planet, their solar system - and beyond. They know their place in space. This book will enthrall children and awaken their curiosity about the Universe. This lesson asks students to describe their place in space. They describe where they live using the words and pictures provided-street,suburb, state, country, planet, solar system, arm of universe and universe. Use the Publisher document to adjust images to match your context. The first page provides answers, the second page is the student worksheet and the third page is the images to cut and paste on the worksheet.
The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt
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The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt

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The first Australians and the settlers: An exposition writing prompt allows students to write an argument about whether the Aboriginal clans of the Sydney region had the right to engage in resistance against the settlers . This writing prompt uses the resistance provided by Aboriginal warriors such as Pemulwuy and Windradyne . Students are asked to respond to the question 'Some people say that Aboriginal warriors such as Pemulwuy and Windradyne were pests who had no right to fight for their land settled by the colonists'. Eight points to support the first Australians engaging in resistance are provided. Students can research this topic further using resources such as 'First Australians' series http://www.sbs.com.au/firstaustralians/ .
Conjunctions and Punctuation Writing Lessons for Kindergarten/Year 1
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Conjunctions and Punctuation Writing Lessons for Kindergarten/Year 1

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This resource is a series of conjunctions and punctuation writing lessons for Kindergarten/Year 1 in three formats- PDF, Smart Notebook and PowerPoint. It contains the conjunctions- and, because, but and so and the punctuation marks- ! and ?. Each conjunction or punctuation mark lesson contains three slides. The first slide introduces the conjunction or punctuation. The second slide gives the teacher an opportunity to provide a modelled writing example. This example could be modelled from a Big Book, quality text or in ‘Weekend Writing’ format. The final slide provides writing criteria for student’s independent practice.
Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education
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Recycling Posters for Whole School Sustainability Education

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A series of four recycling posters to teach students how to sort their school rubbish. The posters represent landfill, paper and cardboard, soft plastics and mixed containers. Each poster contains images of rubbish students are likely to encounter in a primary school setting and a brief description of each kind of rubbish. The posters are specifically designed to be attached to school recycling bins to remind students how to sort their playground rubbish. Yet they can also be displayed in classrooms or around school as a part of a sustainability education program.
L3 Data Booklet
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L3 Data Booklet

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This resource is a 23 page L3 student data collection booklet. It contains pages to record vocabulary, hearing and recording sounds and writing samples for each data collection period. Print off and bind a booklet for each student so their L3 data can be recorded in one place. The booklet can be easily stored and then passed on to the student’s Year 1 teacher.
There's a sea in my bedroom-Kindergarten L3 'Reading To' lesson
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There's a sea in my bedroom-Kindergarten L3 'Reading To' lesson

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This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book 'There's a sea in my bedroom' by Margaret Wild. The lesson sequence includes L3 'Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. It provides links to quality online versions of the text.Procedure 3 provides a differentiated writing 'responding to text' activity. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if a L3 approach to literacy is not implemented at your school.