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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.
Behaviour Management Traffic Light Posters
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Behaviour Management Traffic Light Posters

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This visual three-tiered behaviour management posters can be displayed in the classroom. They incorporate the popular traffic light system which equates colour with positive and negative behaviour. The posters also use explicit and easily understandable faces to represent appropriate behaviour. Finally, they incorporate the language of good and poor choices. To use, print posters in A3 format. Laminate for durability and then display. Print out student names and stick them on the right-hand side of the face. Students name can be moved depending on their behaviour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kindergarten/Early Stage 1 Assessment Rubrics
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Kindergarten/Early Stage 1 Assessment Rubrics

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A collection of English and mathematics assessment rubrics addressing outcomes for NSW Early Stage One content. Devise teaching activities to address the content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement during these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the rubric in student’s journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder.
Early Stage 1 Volume Assessment Rubric
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Early Stage 1 Volume Assessment Rubric

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This assessment rubric addresses outcomes for NSW Early Stage One mathematics volume content. Devise teaching activities to address the volume content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement during these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the volume assessment rubric in student’s mathematics journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder
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/ .
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.
A4 Home Reading Log for Beginning Readers
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A4 Home Reading Log for Beginning Readers

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This 7-page Home Reading Log is available in PDF and Publisher format. It is designed to record Kindergarten student’s home reading habits. It contains a column to record the date, title of the reader, level of the reader, comment and number of books read. There is space for over 100 readers to be recorded. Milestones such as 10, 20, 30, 50, 75 and 100 books read are acknowledged and celebrated. The log provides advice to parents on how to read with their child and expectations for home reading including how to fill out the log, importantly the comments column. It also provides student success criteria when reading at home. The Publisher format allows teachers to change the font or days when readers need to be returned.
Early Years Workbook Labels
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Early Years Workbook Labels

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A series of seven unique workbook labels for early years student workbooks. These labels offer an economical way to label class workbooks. Simply cut out and stick on workbook covers. Publisher file format allows the labels to have student names and classes typed on. It also allows subject titles and font to be changed. Choose the duplicate page option in Publisher to create more labels.
Levelled Counting and Numeral Identification Homework Cards
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Levelled Counting and Numeral Identification Homework Cards

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This resource is a sequential series of 8 levelled homework cards that address Aspect 1 of the NSW Numeracy Continuum. It contains; -one card for numerals 1-5, -four cards for 1-10, differing on the student’s ability with before and after numbers, -one card for numbers 1-20, -one card for numbers 1-30 and -one card for numbers 1-100. Using Best Start data, assess the student’s starting point and give them the appropriate card to move them along Aspect One of the Numeracy Continuum. Each card gives parents comprehensive instructions and activities to help their child practise the skills necessary to address the cluster markers for the level. Activities and instructions address counting forward and backwards, counting objects, numeral identification and subitising. It encourages students to see different representations of numbers such as the number line, 5/10 frame and concrete objects. Print out the card back to back. Learning intentions and content are on the front, parent instructions and activity suggestions are on the back. Provide parents with a resource pack containing a die, counters, number cards, number line, 5 or 10 frame and number chart. BLM are provided to make most aspects of this resource pack. Once a child masters the content, provide them with the next levelled card. This homework could be compulsory or optional for parents who are interested in supporting their child’s learning. The activities could also be incorporated into numeracy groups.
Student Assessment Record Sheet for 'Counting and Numeral Identification Homework Cards'
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Student Assessment Record Sheet for 'Counting and Numeral Identification Homework Cards'

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This resource is a student assessment record sheet for the ‘Counting Homework Cards’ by the same author. Use the assessment record sheet to record the dates when students achieve each level. Teachers can keep a copy of the record sheet that they can transfer to PLAN. Another copy can remain in the student’s homework folder to keep parents informed and motivated about their child’s progress through the counting levels of the Numeracy Continuum.
Phonics Notebook to support Set 3 worksheets
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Phonics Notebook to support Set 3 worksheets

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This resource is a 33-page Notebook to present the graphemes ay, ea, ie, oe, or, oy, ur, ow, air, ear, and er. It is appropriate for Term 3 Early Stage 1 or Stage 1. It supports Set 3 phonics worksheets by the same author. Firstly, the new grapheme for the sound is introduced with a concurrent handwriting focus. Vocabulary for the graphemes is then presented. This vocab matches the worksheets. There is space for other words which contain the sound/grapheme to be brainstormed and recorded. Finally a modelled sentence using the vocab can be constructed on the line provided. A screenshot of the corresponding worksheet is included to introduce the independent task.
Notebook to Support Learning Numerals 1-9
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Notebook to Support Learning Numerals 1-9

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This 27-page Smart Notebook supports the teaching of numerals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each numeral contains three slides. The first slide introduces the number using an image of a hand representing the number with fingers. Counters and a 5 or 10 frame provide another representation of the number. The second slide contains a jingle to describe how to form the numeral. Slide three provides an opportunity for modelled practice forming the numeral.
Multiplication Facts Homework (3x, 5x)
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Multiplication Facts Homework (3x, 5x)

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A single page worksheet for each multiplication fact. The homework sheets practise skills of repeated addition and multiplication facts in a variety of representations. The homework worksheets also uses the look, say, cover, write, check format to build automaticity.
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.
Kindergarten Editing Checklist
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Kindergarten Editing Checklist

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This editing checklist is designed for Kindergarten so they can be introduced to the editing symbols used in older years. This allows a whole school language when editing and proof-reading writing. Display this poster in the classroom. Copy a small version and place in the student's writing book. Place a copy on each student's desk.