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Rachel O Donnell

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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.

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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.
Fact or Opinion
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Fact or Opinion

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This 40 page Fact or Opinion Pack Includes: Differentiated Activities QR Scanner Activity Anchor Charts Worksheets Differentiated Sorting Activity Board Games Non Fiction Book Activity Worksheets Differentiated Comprehensions
Reading Expression and Voice Literacy Center
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Reading Expression and Voice Literacy Center

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This is a perfect station/center to help your kiddo's improve their voice/expression while reading as well as fluency! :) This allows kids to be independent at their centre. Center 1: Kiddo's choose a voice/expression card and can read one of their books using that expression. Center 2: Kiddo's use the fluency strips and read the phrases/sentences in the voices indicated. There are repeated phrases with different voices to work on fluency or their are sentences that match the picture to focus on expression. (These strips can be cut and laminated and put together with a key ring so they can flip) Center 3: Kiddo's use one of the two stories I have included with the expression face cues to help them read the speaking part with expression. Center 4: Create your own fluency/expression strips using the blank fluency/expression strips. Included in the pack: 17 x expression/voice cards 2 x stories (Gingerbread Man and 3 Little Pigs) 24 x voice strips 6 x fluency strips 1 x blank fluency or voice strips. 4 x tub/jar/center lables. Enjoy! :)
Number Sense Posters 1 - 20
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Number Sense Posters 1 - 20

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Kids need a good grounding for number sense and what a number is. These posters show your kiddo's how a number can be represented in many different ways. As kids learn number sense they learn to not only count numbers on a dice/domino but they learn to visualise a number, to recognise dots on a domino/ten frame or tally marks etc. In the posters are the following ways to represent a number: **numeral **number word ** domino ** tally marks ** numberline ** ten frame ** base 10 blocks.
All About Bees
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All About Bees

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This 128 page Science Unit includes all your kids need to learn about bees! Included in this pack are the following: Posters: •Entomologist •Bees •Where do bees live •Anatomy •Diagram •Life Cycle of a honey bee •Beehives •Diet •In the beehive •Queen Bee •Worker Bee •Drone Bee •Bee Jobs •Bee Keepers •Bees and Humans •Pollination •Communication •Bee Wax •Honey Word Wall Did You Know? Bee Facts Worker Bee Timeline - Day 1 - Day 45 Worksheet and Graphic organizers: ◈Comprehensions ◈Label a Bee ◈KWL Charts ◈All About Bees ◈Bees Can Have Are ◈Bee Life Cycle ◈Bee Facts ◈Word Search ◈Acrostic Poem ◈A Bee C Order ◈Syllable Sort ◈Noun, Adjectives and Verbs ◈Describing a Picture ◈If I was a Bee ◈Fact or Opinion ◈Venn Diagrams ◈Fill in the Blanks ◈Investigation Activities ★Puzzles ★Syllable Sort ★Noun, Adjectives and Verb sort
Tooth Traditions Around the World
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Tooth Traditions Around the World

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Did you know that there are other traditions besides the Tooth Fairy or the Tooth Mouse? Some children throw their tooth on a roof, some wrap it in cotton wool and put it in a river. Other children bury their teeth and some children make wishes.This research pack is student friendly and ready to go! Simply print and set up your research stations. Included in the pack are traditions from the following countries: USA, Spain, South Africa, India, China, Japan, Argentina, Australia, South Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan, Mongolia, France, Botswana, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, England, Greece, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania,Malaysia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkey, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Russia. Student Research Sheets Student Passport and Passport Pages Writing Display Tooth Tradition writing task - differentiated 24 Task Cards to promote higher order thinking- Blooms Taxonomy Graphic Organizers Tooth Tradition Spotlight on ______ country Tooth Tradition Reflections - differentiated This Tooth Tradition Around The World Pack has been tried and tested with my students and it was such a hit! :) I really hope your kiddo's enjoy this as much as mine did. If you are worried about your kiddos questioning if the tooth fairy still exists, please don't worry, I have worded it in such a way so that your kids will be reassured. The "tooth fairy's" secret will stay a secret :)
Reading Comprehension and Fluency Pack
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Reading Comprehension and Fluency Pack

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This 65 page Comprehension pack includes two stories for each of the following sounds. There are two passages with a harder and an easier level. The passages for the following sounds are: short a, short e, short o, short I, short u, ck, wh, sh, ch, th, ing, ong ar, er, ir, ur, or, ea ee, a_e; i_e; o_e, u_e; oa, ow (as in grow), ow (as in flower) ou (as in loud), oa, igh, y says I, y says e, ai, ay and oi, oy. Each sound has an original comprehension story with questions that cover the following concepts: Simple who, what, where, why, when and how questions Rhyming words Inferences Identifying key sounds in the passages Synonyms Problem and Solution Cause and Effect Order of events Syllables Onomatopoeia Opposites Character descriptions Character feelings Correct and incorrect spellings Fiction and Non Fiction Fact and Opinion Correct and incorrect sentences
Classroom Management Hand Signals Customisable
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Classroom Management Hand Signals Customisable

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This 210 page pack includes many combinations to suit your individual style and classroom needs. The following hand signals are included with 8 in each set to create a large variety for you to customize. **Pencil **Tissue **Water **Drink **Bathroom **Leave Seat **I need help **Question **Comment **I'm done **Finished ** Got It ** Yes ** Quiet There are 3 sets- a blue set, a green set as well as a chalk set. There are 14 posters to use in the classroom as anchor charts for your kids :)
Student Grouping Food Partners
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Student Grouping Food Partners

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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. There are 30 cards in this food pack so this will suit a class of up to 30 students. The pairings are Eggs and Bacon Peas and Carrots Salt and Pepper Macaroni and Cheese Peanut Butter and Jelly Burger and Fries Milk and Cookies Pancakes and Syrup Coffee and Donut Strawberries and Cream Sausage and Mash Fish and Chips Jelly and Custard Ice cream and Wafer/cone Tea and biscuits 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 matching partner for their paired activity.
All About Ladybugs
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All About Ladybugs

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This 112 page Science Unit includes all your kids need to learn about LADYBUGS Included in this pack are the following: Posters: •Insects •Entomologist •Ladybugs •Location •Habitat •Anatomy •Diagram •Life Cycle •Diet •Colors •Protection •Predators •Ladybug headers in color and BW Word Wall Did You Know? Ladybug Facts Worksheet and Graphic organizers: ◈Comprehensions ◈Label a Ladybug ◈KWL Charts ◈All About Ladybugs ◈ Ladybugs Can Have Are Eat Live ◈ Ladybug Life Cycle ◈ Ladybug Facts ◈Acrostic Poem ◈ABC Order ◈Syllable Sort ◈Noun, Adjectives and Verbs ◈Describing Pictures ◈If I were a Ladybug ◈True or False ◈Venn Diagrams ◈Fill in the Blanks ◈Investigation Activities ★Puzzles ★Syllable Sort ★Noun, Adjectives and Verb sort
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)
Synonym Task Cards Differentiated
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Synonym Task Cards Differentiated

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These Task Cards are a great way to introduce or reinforce Synonyms 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 80 Task Cards Task Card Set 1: Choose the correct synonym from the sentence Level 1 (Picture clues and 2 multiple choice options) Task Card Set 2: Choose the correct synonym from the sentence Level 2 ( No picture clues and 3 multiple choice options) Task Cards Set 3: Identify the matching synonyms (Level 1: 3 choices - cold, fat, chilly) Task Card Set 4: Identify the matching synonyms (Level 2: 4 choices - anger, climb, rage, catch) There are 5 options of worksheets : 1 - 20, 1 - 10 and landscaped square boxed style.
Aw Au diphthong
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Aw Au diphthong

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This 47 page Bumper Pack includes the following: *Flash Cards *Aw/au word search *Aw/Au crossword *Au/aw Astronaut Color by Word (Boy and Girl) *ABC Order Aw/Au Bump! *Read/Write the room *Word Sort Worksheet *I have who has *Picture word match *Aw/au scrabble "Worddition" *Au/aw sort and odd balls *Aw/au bump *Aw/au bingo *Roll and Read *Board game *Worksheets *History of Space Travel Comprehension
Write and Wipe CVC words
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Write and Wipe CVC words

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This Write and Wipe CVC product is great for reinforcing letter sounds introduced as well as initial, final, medial and blending skills. There are 5 different ways you can use this product and it can be differentiated. Option 1: Tracing of the word to match picture Option 2: Filling in the missing vowel sound Option 3: Beginning sounds Option 4: Ending sounds Option 5: Writing the whole word independently.
Soft C Hard C Phonics Prince and Princess
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Soft C Hard C Phonics Prince and Princess

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This 70 page bumper pack includes the following: * Soft C Anchor Charts x 3 * Soft C and Hard C flash cards * Read/Write the room soft c * Read/ write the room hard c * Soft C syllable worksheet * Soft C memory match * Soft C picture memory match * Differentiated Palace Bump game * Differentiated thumbs up Soft C worksheet * Hard C and Soft C sort * Differentiated Original Prince and Princess in the City story * Differentiated Prince and the Princess worksheet * I have, who has * Princess in Distress Board Game * Student created book of Soft C words * Roll, color, read * Rhyme Time * Differentiated ABC word order * Word Sort * Word Search * Soft C fill in the blanks
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
Real and Nonsense Words Zoo Theme
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Real and Nonsense Words Zoo Theme

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Real and Nonsense words are a great way to solidify your students understanding in the different phonics sounds. Simply print the Real and Nonsense Word Sort, laminate, cut and you are good to go! This Zoo 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 included for easy printing options too!
Real and Nonsense Words Popcorn Theme
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Real and Nonsense Words Popcorn Theme

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Real and Nonsense words are a great way to solidify your students understanding in the different phonics sounds. Simply print the Real and Nonsense Word Sort, laminate, cut and you are good to go! This Popcorn Themed Real and Nonsense word sorting 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 included for easy printing options too!
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.
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.
Back to School Freebie Pick a Partner
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Back to School Freebie Pick a Partner

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If you are looking for a fun and easy way to pair 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 back to school resource can be great for your first week back and ice breakers. This pack has 36 cards in total. It can be used for pairs. If you would like it to be used in groups of 3 or 4, then just print extra copies. These random groupings can be used for any classroom activity whether it is reading, math, games or paired work of any kind.