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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 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.
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
Kindergarten News Rubric
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Kindergarten News Rubric

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This rubric can be used as a written record when assessing a student's news presentation. It can also be sent home to guide parents when helping their child prepare and practise their news. It addresses criteria about preparation, information, presentation and props. It provides three levels of achievement, represented by kindergarten-friendly smiley faces. There is also space for written teacher feedback.
'I can' statements for phonics-NSW Literacy Continuum
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'I can' statements for phonics-NSW Literacy Continuum

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This assessment resource provides ‘I can’ statements for the phonics cluster markers on the NSW Literacy Continuum. Teachers can collate a sheet for each student in an assessment folder to record individual progress before transfering data to PLAN. Alternatively, they could stick the sheet in the students phonics workbook to record progress for students and parents.
'I can' statements- counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum
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'I can' statements- counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum

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This resource contains a PDF of the 'I can' statements for the counting aspect of the NSW Numeracy Continuum-Levels 0-5. Put a copy of the 'I can' statements in each student's mathematics journal to keep a record of when they achieve markers and levels. Alternatively, keep a copy for each student in an assessment folder.
Kindergarten Writing Rubrics
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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

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This resource contains three sequential writing rubrics. The first focuses on capital letters, full stops and spaces between words and can be used for students beginning to write simple sentences. The second focuses on teacher assessment of capital letters, full stops, spaces between words, neat writing and re-reading writing to ensure it makes sense. The final rubric incorporates a self-assessment component. Attach the rubric to student’s writing to give timely, formative assessment to students. Colour the star or part of the star if the student achieves the criteria. Provide a goal for the student's next piece of writing.
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.
Rubric to assess the creation of a picture book
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Rubric to assess the creation of a picture book

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This assessment rubric is used to explicitly state and assess against success criteria for students writing and illustrating a picture book. A Word file is provided so criteria can be changed for specific contexts and year levels. Print double-sided as there is room for teacher comments on the second page. Alternatively get students to use the rubric to self assess or peer assess.
Kindergarten/Year 1 Number Worksheets (21-30)
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Kindergarten/Year 1 Number Worksheets (21-30)

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This resource contains nine worksheets exploring the numbers 21 through to 30. It covers skills such as; counting aloud, counting concrete objects, before and after numbers, handwriting, representing numbers on a ten frame and ordinal numbers. It can be used as an independent activity after whole class instruction or as a consolidation activity during numeracy groups.
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.
Early Stage 1 Capacity Assessment Rubric
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Early Stage 1 Capacity Assessment Rubric

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This assessment rubric addresses outcomes for NSW Early Stage One mathematics capacity content. It provides a brief teacher summary of the main ideas when teaching capacity. Devise teaching activities to address the capacity content and assess students from work samples or observations of student engagement in these activities. Alternatively, devise assessment tasks which show aptitude for the content. Record student achievement on the assessment rubric. Keep a copy of the capacity assessment rubric in student’s mathematics journals/workbooks or in an assessment folder.
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.
Kindergarten addition activity using concrete objects
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Kindergarten addition activity using concrete objects

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An addition game or activity for early Kindergarten. Print and place in a plastic folder so it can be reused in mathematics groups. Alternatively the print out can be used as an individual student worksheet. The activity contains instructions for maths group parent helpers. It also contains the numbers to 12 so students can refer to and copy correctly.
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/ .
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.
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.
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.
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.