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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'I want my hat back' Kindergarten Drama Lesson Plan and Resources
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'I want my hat back' Kindergarten Drama Lesson Plan and Resources

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This resource is a drama lesson plan for Kindergarten using the award winning picture book, ‘I want my hat back’ by Jon Klassen. This lesson plan addresses the NSW Creative Arts-Drama syllabus outcomes and references and describes process drama strategies. A writing task and worksheet are included. A Notebook is also included which provides the images necessary to work through the lesson plan.
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.
Waste Free Wednesday Class Reward Chart
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Waste Free Wednesday Class Reward Chart

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This Waste Free Wednesday poster can be used as a part of a whole school sustainability initiative. It allows students to record their waste free lunches. It allows for every fourth waste free lunch to receive a reward. Use the PowerPoint format to personalise this reward for your school context. The right side of the poster provides waste facts. Update these facts each term when you print out a new poster.
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.
Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets-Set 4a
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Kindergarten/Year 1 Phonics Worksheets-Set 4a

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This resource is a collection of Kindergarten/Year 1 phonics worksheets to compliment an explicit phonics program. It addresses the multiple graphemes (two or three) that represent a sound. It is the fourth set available. The worksheets include the graphemes or, aw, ow, ou, ue, ew, u_e, ur, ir and er. The worksheets align with the phases of the UK Letters and Sounds sequence but compliment any phonics commercial or Early Stage 1/ Stage 1 (or equivalent) program. They can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as an independent literacy group activity. The worksheets contain a phonics, vocabulary, handwriting and writing component. Students need to be introduced to the digraph and vocabulary containing the sound. They can then complete the worksheet by matching the vocab to the corresponding image and then write the word in the ‘word shape’ box. Students form the letters that represent the sound in a large ‘rainbow writing’ format and a smaller format on the lines provided. The final lines on the worksheet is space for students to use the vocabulary to write a sentence. The worksheets are differentiated. The extension worksheet does not contain a vocab box so students can independently spell. Students could also be extended by adding more words containing the sound around the ‘rainbow writing’. The support worksheet groups the graphemes for each sounds in columns and has more emphasis on letter formation. Both PDF and Word files are provided so the font on the worksheet can be changed, if required.
'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.
Days of the Week Notebook
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Days of the Week Notebook

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A Smart Notebook file to teach the days of the week to kindergarten students. The learning sequence includes links to 'days of the week' songs. It asks students to read and sequence the days of the week and group them into weekdays and weekend days. It also gets students to use word consciousness to break apart and reconstruct the days of the week at a word level. Finally it gets students to brainstorm what they do on each day using pictures and words.
5x Multiplication Facts Homework
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5x Multiplication Facts Homework

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A single page worksheet for the 5x multiplication facts. The homework sheet practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheet also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
2 x Multiplication Facts Homework
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2 x Multiplication Facts Homework

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A single page worksheet for the 2x multiplication facts. The homework sheet practice skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheet also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
'This Is Not My Hat' Kindergarten L3 Writing Lesson Sequence
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'This Is Not My Hat' Kindergarten L3 Writing Lesson Sequence

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This Kindergarten writing lesson sequence is informed by a L3 approach. It uses the award winning picture book 'This Is Not My Hat' by Jon Klasson. The lesson sequence includes 'L3 Reading To' procedures 1, 2 and 3. Procedure 3 provides three 'responding to' text activities. The NSW Syllabus outcomes and content this lesson sequence addresses, are highlighted. This lesson sequence could be used even if your school has not implemented a L3 approach to literacy. Support and extension activities for two of the tasks are provided.
The Tale of Despereaux-Text Introduction and Theme Activities
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The Tale of Despereaux-Text Introduction and Theme Activities

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This 17 page PowerPoint presentation provides front loading activities to introduce and elicit prior knowledge about the text 'The Tale of Despereaux 'by Kate Dicamillo. It provides multiple activities to explore the themes of betrayal and nonconformity. Use the activities as they are or be inspired and adapt them for your unique context.
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.
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.
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.