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Rachel O Donnell

I was born in Ireland and grew up in South Africa. I have had a wondefully rich life in terms of experiences, travelling and learning about different cultures. I currently live in Dubai, UAE. My best travel spots so far have been Peru, Prague and Jordan! All of them are must see's! I create engaging and creative resources for early years and primary students.

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I was born in Ireland and grew up in South Africa. I have had a wondefully rich life in terms of experiences, travelling and learning about different cultures. I currently live in Dubai, UAE. My best travel spots so far have been Peru, Prague and Jordan! All of them are must see's! I create engaging and creative resources for early years and primary students.
Phonics Center I Can Find I Spy
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Phonics Center I Can Find I Spy

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This 42 page product has an I Spy worksheet for each sound. Students look at the picture and search for the matching letter sound. Simply Print and Go! No fuss :) Enjoy! Included in the product are the following letters and sounds: I Spy/I can find sheet for letters A -Z Phonics sound: ch, sh, th, qu, ai, oa, ie, ee, or, ng, oo, ou, oi, ue, er, ar
Temperature Celsius
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Temperature Celsius

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This resource is a great hands on way to teach Temperature in Celsius to 10 and 2 degrees Celsius. Included in this 70 page pack are the following resources: * Poster labelled * Season Temperature Match Up * Reading a thermometer by 10 C (Task Cards) * Thermometer Puzzle by 10 C * Reading a thermometer by 2 C (Task Cards) * Thermometer Puzzle by 2 C * Worksheets and Flip Books * Clip Card to 10 C * Clip Cards to 2 C * Exit Slips to 10 C * Exit Slips to 2 C Please look at the preview for a closer look. These temperature activities are incredibly versatile and can be used in the following way: Whole Class, Small Groups, Paired, Math Stations and Centers.
Pirate Math Year 1
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Pirate Math Year 1

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Arrrghhh you learning all about pirates or do you want to liven up your math centers? With over 90 pages these Year 1 Pirate Math Centers are perfect for your firsties. Included in the pack are 17 different math centers covering a range of skills and standards. Included in the pack are the following Year 1 pirate math centers: Yo Ho Ho (Place Value) Pirates Loot (Odd and Even) Measure the Jolly Rodger (Measurement\ Anchor Away (Addition and Subtraction) Hats, Maps and Hooks (Data Handling) Treasure Maps (Shape) A Pirates Time for Me! (Time - hour and half hour) Pirate Treasure (Ten Frames) Message in a Bottle (Fact Families) X Marks the Spot (Tallies) Cast Away (Addition and Subtraction) Treasure Chest (Number Order) Ahoy Matey (100 grid) Aarrghh (Addition) Treasure Chest (Number Order)
Earth Day
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Earth Day

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Celebrate Earth Day with your class this year. This Earth Day pack is perfect for any age group! There are 130 pages of fun, exciting and engaging activities and research for your kids. Included in this pack is the following: *Information Posters *What is Earth Day *Our Earth *I Can Help *The 3 R's (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) *Research Pages *KWL Chart *Mini Book - Differentiated *Word Wall *Fact or Opinion *Earth Day around the world *Acrostic Poems *Letter Writing *Cause and Effect - differentiated *Magazine Hunt *Recycling labeling *The Earth Flip Book *The Earth Can Has Needs Is *Scrambled Sentences *ABC Order - Differentiated *Read/Write the Room *Noun, Verb, Adjective Sort- differentiated *Word Search *If I Had a Garden *Writing Prompts *Earth Day Word Match *Grow a Plant Word Mat *Planting Seeds- Writing *Home Hunt: Recyclables *Helping at Home *Craft: Earth Day Crown
Types of Sentences Task Cards Differentiated
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Types of Sentences Task Cards Differentiated

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These 88 Task Cards are a great way to introduce or reinforce Types of Sentences / Kinds of sentences / Sentence Types: They are differentiated to include 3 levels so that you can challenge, support or meet your learners needs. Task Card Set 1: Picture based: Telling and Asking sentences Task Card Set 2: Statement, Question, Command, Exclamation Task Cards Set 3: Imperative, Declarative, Interrogative, Exclamatory Task Card Set 4: Change the sentence: From Imperative to Interrogative; from Exclamatory to imperative etc.
Hand Signals Kids Theme Classroom Management
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Hand Signals Kids Theme Classroom Management

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This 77 page pack includes many combinations to suit your individual style and classroom needs. The following hand signals are included with 9 different hand signals in each set to create a large variety for you to customize and create your own. **Pencil **Tissue **Water **Drink **Bathroom **Leave Seat **I need help **Question **Comment **I'm done **Finished There are 10 posters to use in the classroom as anchor charts for your kids as well :)
Subject Verb Agreement Task Cards Differentiated
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Subject Verb Agreement Task Cards Differentiated

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These 80 Task Cards are a great way to introduce or reinforce Subject Verbs Agreement for your kiddo's. They are differentiated to include 2 levels so that you can challenge, support or meet your learners needs. Task Card Set 1: Choose the correct verb to match the sentence (picture based) Level 1 Task Card Set 2: Choose the sentence written with the correct verb tense (multiple choice) Level 2 Task Cards Set 3: Choose the correct verb tense in the sentence. Level 1 Task Card Set 4: Choose the correct verb tenses in the sentences. Level 2 There are 4 options of worksheets : 1 - 20, 1- 10 and landscaped square boxed style. There are many ways to use the task cards. They could be used as oral prompts with small groups or whole class and have student discussions. They could be used individually in a notebook or on the answering sheets provided, they could be used in paired or partner work or as a game board. There is a game board included in the download. You could use them orally with small groups and have students ask each other questions. An answer key is included.
Real and Nonsense Words Bee Theme
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Real and Nonsense Words Bee Theme

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This Bee Themed Real and Nonsense words literacy center is perfect for your kiddos learning to read. They can decode these words using the phonics skills they have been taught or based on their group as this can be differentiated. Included in the pack are real and nonsense words in: CVC Digraphs Vowel Teams Other Vowels Simply print on cardstock or laminate. Black and white is available for easy printing options too!
Number Bonds  to 20
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Number Bonds to 20

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On My Own Center- This math centrer is designed for independent 'On My Own' practice to develop number facts to 20. In this pack you will receive three versions (Color and BW) for making ten as well as two recap worksheets for pre assessment or to be used as a worksheet for extra practice. The pairs come in kids, flowers and a bear theme.
Authors Purpose Task Cards Differentiated
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Authors Purpose Task Cards Differentiated

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These Task Cards are a great way to introduce or reinforce Authors Purpose for any grade level. They are differentiated to include 2 levels so that you can challenge, support or meet your learners needs. There are 32 task cards per level totalling 64 in all as well as 8 blank ones for you to create your own. Level 1 Authors Purpose Task Cards includes the following: Book titles Letters Poems Posters Recipes Level 2 Authors Purpose Task Cards includes the following: Book titles Movies Magazines Documentary Letters Manuals Poems Radio Show Posters Pamphlets Speeches Information Chart News Articles News Reports Autobiography Recipes There are 3 options of worksheets : 1 - 32, 1 - 20 and 1 - 10. There are many ways to use the task cards. They could be used as oral prompts with small groups or whole class and have student discussions. They could be used individually in a notebook or on the answering sheets provided, they could be used in paired or partner work or as a game board. There is a game board included in the download. You could use them orally with small groups and have students ask each other questions.
Oi Oy Phonics Diphthong
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Oi Oy Phonics Diphthong

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This 75 page resource includes the following: *Oi Oy Flash Cards *Oi Oy read, write the room *Spoiled Cowboy and Cowgirl story (UK and US version) *Oi Oy word sort *Yeehaa Crossword *Worksheets *Oi Oy Cowboy and Cowgirl color by word *Bingo *Howdy Partner Game *Giddy Up Partner Game *Roll, color read *Differentiated ABC Word Order *Round Up *Wordittion *Word Search *Word Sort *Oy Oi Poster *I have Who has *Memory Game
Math Centre Number Words Freebie
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Math Centre Number Words Freebie

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On My Own Center- This math centrer is designed for independent 'On My Own' practice to develop familiarity with numerals and number words. Students match the bubble wand, bubble and bubble container to the number word and numeral.
Short A CVC Center
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Short A CVC Center

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This Short A resource pack is great to reinforce CVC spelling patterns for your kiddos. It can be used in many ways and for many independent or paired centers. Read: Read the Short A CVC words Match: Match the picture to the CVC word Rhyme: Find 2 rhyming words with the CVC A sound Clip: Choose the picture and clip the word onto the matching picture with a peg Write: Look at the picture and write the CVC A word You could use this resource in the following way: *Word Work *Reading Groups *Intervention *Pocket Chart *Literacy Center (Paired/Individual) *Extra home reading/resource *Extension depending on your students levels
Place Value Task Cards - Differentiated
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Place Value Task Cards - Differentiated

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Engage your kiddos with these place value task cards. These are a great way to reinforce or challenge your kids with place value. The following task cards are included with answer keys :) 1. Level 1: Choose the correct number - multiple choice clip it (place value in 10s) 2. Level 2: Write the correct number displayed (place value in 10s) 3. Level 3: Write the correct number displayed (place value in 100s) 4. Level 1: What is the value of the underlined digit - 10s 5. Level 2: What is the value of the underlined digit - 100s 6. Student Recording sheet 7. Answer Keys
Partner Picking Student Grouping Super Hero Theme
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Partner Picking Student Grouping Super Hero Theme

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If you are looking for a fun and easy way to group your students then this is it! :) These can work for any grade level and will add an element of excitement to your random student groupings and partners. This Super Hero theme resource is designed to be used in pairs. There are 16 super hero themed sets which totals 64 cards. This could be used for pairs, groups of 3 or groups of 4. These random groupings can be used for any classroom activity whether it is reading, math, games or paired work of any kind. How to use: Cut and laminate each card for durability. Mix them up and place them in a container or bowl. Students close their eyes and choose a card or the class teacher could hand out a card to each student. Students then find their partners for their small group activity.
Partner Picking Student Pairs Sport Theme
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Partner Picking Student Pairs Sport Theme

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If you are looking for a fun and easy way to group your students then this is it! :) These can work for any grade level and will add an element of excitement to your random student groupings and partners. These random groupings can be used for any classroom activity whether it is reading, math, games or paired work of any kind. This sport theme resource is designed to be used in pairs. There are 15 sport themed pairs which totals 30 cards for a class of up to 30 students. How to use: Cut and laminate each card for durability. Mix them up and place them in a container or bowl. Students close their eyes and choose a card or the class teacher could hand out a card to each student. Students then find their partners for their small group activity. The sport cards included are: Basketball Soccer Baseball Ice Hockey Hockey Football Rugby Snowboarding Tennis Badminton Table Tennis Curling Skiing Skating Cricket
Contractions Task Cards
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Contractions Task Cards

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These Task Cards are a great way to introduce or reinforce Contractions for your kiddo's. They are differentiated to include 2 levels so that you can challenge, support or meet your learners needs. In total there are 110 Task Cards Task Card Set 1: Write the two words eg.: it's - it is Task Card Set 2: Write the contraction e.g.: he is - he's Task Cards Set 3: Multiple choice contractions: am, is, are, not Task Card Set 4: Multiple choice contractions: have, has Task Card set 5: Multiple choice contractions: will, would There are 5 options of worksheets : 1 - 20, 1 - 32, 1 - 10 and two landscaped square boxed style. There are many ways to use the task cards. They could be used as oral prompts with small groups or whole class and have student discussions. They could be used individually in a notebook or on the answering sheets provided, they could be used in paired or partner work or as a game board. There is a game board included in the download. You could use them orally with small groups and have students ask each other questions. An answer key is included.
All about Dragonflies Life Cycle and More
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All about Dragonflies Life Cycle and More

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This 127 page Science Unit includes all your kids need to learn about Dragonflies and their life cycle. Included in this pack are the following: Posters: •Insects •Entomologist •Dragonflies •Location •Habitat •Anatomy •Diagram •Life Cycle •Diet •Predators •Metamorphosis •Compound eyes •Eggs •Nymph •Dragonfly Dragonfly headers in color and BW Word Wall Did You Know? Dragonfly Facts Worksheet and Graphic organizers: ◈Comprehensions ◈Label a dragonfly ◈KWL Charts ◈All About Dragonflies ◈ Dragonflies Can Have Are Eat Live ◈ Dragonfly Life Cycle ◈ Dragonfly Facts ◈ Dragonfly Acrostic Poem ◈ABC Order ◈If I were a dragonfly ◈Graphic Organizers ◈Venn Diagrams ◈Fill in the Blanks ◈Investigation Dragonfly ◈Adjectives ◈Sketch it ◈Visualise it ★Puzzles ★Crowns ★Symmetry
2D Plane Shapes Maths Centre
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2D Plane Shapes Maths Centre

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On My Own Center- This math center is designed for independent 'On My Own' practice to develop the concept of 2D Plane Shapes, There are 9 different centers for plane shapes included in this pack. Center 1: Roll It, Graph It, Tally It - roll the shape dice, graph the shape rolled and tally it. Center 2: Roll and Build: You will need popsicle sticks. Students roll the dice and build a shape with the attributes shown: e.g.: build a shape with 4 sides etc. Center 3: Shape Hunt: Find the 2D shapes in the picture. Center 4: Shape Riddles: Read the riddles and match the shape to the riddle. Center 5: Shape riddle 2: Choose a shape and create your own riddle Center 6: Shape Puzzles: Read the rule and build the puzzle. Center 7: Picture Shape Match: Match the real life shapes to the 2D shape mat Center 8: Picture Shape Match: Match the shape word to the real life picture shape Center 9: True and False: sort the statements into true and false.
Phonics Center Choose and Clip
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Phonics Center Choose and Clip

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This product comes in both Print and D'Nealian font. Simply, print, cut, laminate and go! There are 2 x 48 page documents in the download. All you need is a clothes peg or a marker. Kiddos choose a card, look at the letter and decide which letter sound the pictures start with. Then they clip the peg on that picture.