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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.
Pre and Post Assessment Frayer Model Graphic Organiser for Mathematics
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Pre and Post Assessment Frayer Model Graphic Organiser for Mathematics

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A printable Frayer Model for mathematics to be used as a pre and post assessment task. Begin the unit by getting student to fill out the graphic organiser. It will show teachers what students already know on a topic. At the end of the topic provide the model again to show student achievement. Get students to reflect on their growth by comparing their pre and post assessment. The model is colour coded to support young students and those that require additional support. Teacher notes are provided. A Word and PDF example are provided if teachers would like to make their own adjustments.
Kindergarten Countdown to 2020
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Kindergarten Countdown to 2020

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This resource is a one page calendar that countdowns the days to the beginning of the 2020 school year. Add it as a hard or soft copy to the information pack given to students transitioning to Kindergarten in 2020. Each day on the calendar suggests an activity which will help prepare students for their first year of primary school. It also contains links to YouTube clips to support the practise of these skills. Personalise it to your school. Add your school name, starting times and before school starts get togethers.
Mathematics Simple Texts
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Mathematics Simple Texts

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Simple texts that can be used when teaching and learning about mass, capacity, fractions and 3D objects in early years mathematics. Use texts to integrate literacy into mathematics or as an advanced organisier of the key ideas in each topic. Each repetitive text uses age appropriate high frequency words and mathematics vocabulary.
3D Objects simple text
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3D Objects simple text

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This PowerPoint presentation is in the form of an early readers simple text. It introduces the topic of 3D space specifically cones, cubes, cylinder and spheres. It has a repetitive structure and contains the high frequency words look, like, what, and am . Teachers can use it as a guided reading text.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle
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Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

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This Aboriginal story (language group unknown) is a creation story about turtles. It is in PowerPoint format. Use this story to provide an Aboriginal perspective in literacy. The title slide references the source of the story. The final slide provides a link to an animated version of the story of Wayamba (Wayambeh). Compare representations of the story. Ask students to make their own representation.
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.