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I have been a teacher in the Primary and Intermediate area for several years. For the last few years I have been an e-Learning facilitator working with teachers and students in classrooms. I like to make resources that are engaging and interesting for students to use.

I have been a teacher in the Primary and Intermediate area for several years. For the last few years I have been an e-Learning facilitator working with teachers and students in classrooms. I like to make resources that are engaging and interesting for students to use.
Minibeasts ‘An Inquiry Approach’
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Minibeasts ‘An Inquiry Approach’

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This pack consists of an Inquiry approach to the study of minibeasts. It is designed so that students can work on it independently or collaboratively with others. Students are scaffolded and guided through an Inquiry Process which focusses on them developing a research question based on what they have found out so far, finding the information and then synthesising it to develop new knowledge. Through a variety of websites, videos and Graphic Organisers students are able to find new knowledge and present it in innovative ways. These tasks are all included in a Google Slide or a PowerPoint. All graphics by Jacqui Sharp. This package contains 3 files Instructions: Step by step instructions for each slide so that the teacher and student are clear in what the learning intentions should be Student Task Slideshow: A Google Slideshow or a PowerPoint Slideshow with all of the independent or collaborative tasks students have to do to go through the Inquiry process. Minibeast graphics are provided for free student and teacher use. PDF with links to Google Slide Student Tasks
Making Connections Reading Comprehension strategy pack
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Making Connections Reading Comprehension strategy pack

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Making Connections is one of the key Reading Comprehension Strategies. If students can make connections to themselves, their lives and what they see and hear around them, then that enables them to better understand what written text is all about. This activity pack is designed to help students to make sense of and write down what connections they have made. The Making Connections Activity pack can be printed out, posters and bookmarks can be laminated, and worksheets printed and shared with students. Use the bookmarks to remind students what connections they should be thinking of when they are reading their books. As an added bonus, teachers and students who have GAFE (Google Apps for Education) Google accounts can click on the shared links and use the worksheets in Google Slides. This package contains 5 posters 7 Worksheets 6 Bookmarks 8 Graphic Organizers
CV Template
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CV Template

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Spruce up your CV with these digital versions. Fonts and colours have been chosen to complement each other. Each page has prompts and ideas to help you in writing your CV. This pack consists of an online Google version of the templates and PowerPoint versions. There are 7 different versions of the template with different colours and fonts. This package contains 8 files - 7 PowerPoint files - One PDF Instructions with links to a folder of 7 different Google Slide templates
Fairy Tales Storybox
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Fairy Tales Storybox

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Use the character labels and the 7 steps to narrative writing to motivate students to write Fairytales. Print out the blackline masters for students to publish their writing. Teachers can use this for modelling narrative writing, by sticking magnetic tape on the back of labels to use on magnetic whiteboards. Add the Fairytale storybox to a Writing (Literacy) center for independent students to plan, write and publish their fairytales. This Storybox contains • 18 Picture labels of characters and settings with vocab words • 9 storyboard pages with pictures that students can use for writing • 1 page of ‘7 stages of writing a narrative’ • 26 blackline masters for publishing • 1 Fairytale PowerPoint template Cut out and laminate the Picture Labels so students can use these to plan their narrative. Cut out and laminate the copies of the graphics and glue or double side magnetic tape so that these can be used on magnetic whiteboard.
Interactive Tangrams
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Interactive Tangrams

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This is an interactive PowerPoint where students can manipulate the Tangram pieces using the keyboard, mouse (trackpad) and tools available in PowerPoint. They will practise geometry skills by 'rotating', flipping and translating. They can color their assembled tangrams using the Fill color button. This PowerPoint can also be opened in Keynote on the iPad and students can use the available tools and their fingers to manipulate the shapes. After this PowerPoint is downloaded, please save a copy and put somewhere as a Master copy or alternatively, save this PowerPoint as a Template.
Independent Spelling Activities
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Independent Spelling Activities

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Independent Spelling Activities are designed to be used digitally either online as a Google Slide, a PowerPoint download or you could print out the Black and White version so that students can write on them. Students have a range of 20 different spelling activities. They could do one a day, or it could be a homework task. This activity is designed so that students independently make choices about what activity they want to do and are a fun way to practise their spelling. If your students have GAFE (Google Apps for Education) Google accounts they can make a copy of the Google Slide and save it in their Google Drive. This package contains 1 colour PowerPoint file 1 Black and White PowerPoint file A link to the Google Slide which you can make copies of.
Easter Haiku Storybox
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Easter Haiku Storybox

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Use the graphics, picture labels and the 4 steps to writing a haiku to motivate students to write Easter haikus. Print out the blackline masters for students to publish their writing. Teachers can use the labels as motivation for writing haikus, by sticking magnetic tape on the back of labels to use on magnetic whiteboards. Add the Easter storybox to a Writing (Literacy) center for independent students to plan, write and publish their Easter Haikus. Use the teaching PowerPoint ‘Writing a Haiku’ to show students how to write a haiku. This can also be printed out and added to classroom walls as a teaching display or presented through a projector or Interactive Whiteboard. This Storybox contains 12 Picture labels of characters and settings with vocab words 4 copies of each graphic label 1 Writing framework, haiku 1 page of ‘4 stages of writing a haiku’ 21 blackline masters for publishing 35 graphics, labels, Black and White, no white background 1 teaching Slideshow ‘Writing a Haiku’
Māori Arapu Reta Cards
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Māori Arapu Reta Cards

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The Māori Alphabet ‘Arapu Reta’ Alphabet cards are designed to be used digitally on a computer as part of a teaching and learning lessons and/or downloaded, printed out and laminated. The 15 individual letter cards once laminated can be written on adding more words. The 5 pages of individual letters and pictures are designed to be laminated, cut out and used for matching letters and pictures. This package contains 1 colour Alphabet card with letters and pictures 1 colour Alphabet card with letters, words and pictures 15 cards, one for each letter of the alphabet 5 pages of individual letter and pictures
Weather Calendar for the months of the year
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Weather Calendar for the months of the year

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At the beginning of each month, fill in the calendar month with the dates, days and months. Add the appropriate weather symbols for each day as they happen. At the end of the month, tally up the results and analyse what the weather was for the month. This activity will encourage students to sort the days of the month in order, check they have the right season, month and year, and finally observe the weather patterns for the month.
Abacus Cards
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Abacus Cards

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These are a series of cards with a picture of an abacus that can be used as a wall display or printed out and laminated as smaller cards to use in teaching groups. The cards demonstrate the concepts of counting in 5s and 10s to a 100 and counting on.
Interactive Tangrams
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Interactive Tangrams

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This is an interactive PowerPoint where students can manipulate the Tangram pieces using the keyboard, mouse (trackpad) and tools available in PowerPoint. They will practise geometry skills by 'rotating', flipping and translating. They can color their assembled tangrams using the Fill color button. This PowerPoint can also be opened in Keynote on the iPad and students can use the available tools and their fingers to manipulate the shapes. After this PowerPoint is downloaded, please save a copy and put somewhere as a Master copy or alternatively, save this PowerPoint as a Template.
Easter Haiku Story box
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Easter Haiku Story box

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Use the graphics, picture labels and the 4 steps to writing a haiku to motivate students to write Easter haikus. Print out the black line masters for students to publish their writing. Teachers can use the labels as motivation for writing haikus, by sticking magnetic tape on the back of labels to use on magnetic whiteboards. Add the Easter story box to a Writing (Literacy) centre for independent students to plan, write and publish their Easter Haikus. Use the teaching PowerPoint ‘Writing a Haiku’ to show students how to write a haiku. This can also be printed out and added to classroom walls as a teaching display or presented through a projector or Interactive Whiteboard. This Story box contains 12 Picture labels of characters and settings with vocab words 4 copies of each graphic label 1 Writing framework, haiku 1 page of ‘4 stages of writing a haiku’ 21 black line masters for publishing 35 graphics, labels, Black and White, no white background 1 teaching Slideshow ‘Writing a Haiku’
Keyboarding Skills Cards and Activities Learning Centre
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Keyboarding Skills Cards and Activities Learning Centre

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Students still need to know how to Touch Type even in this world of ‘swiping’ technology. This pack has activities and posters for Windows, Mac and Chrome Keyboards. Project to your whiteboard for the ‘Practice Letter’ of the day. You do not need access to a computer, just print out out a white keyboard for students to colour in the letter they are practising or print out a color keyboard and laminate so that students can practise with the color coded keyboard fingering. Print, laminate and bag all of the different Practice Keyboard Cards, put up some of the posters and create an independent Learning Centre that students can use when they have finished their work or for rainy days. If you have an old computer that is only good for wordprocessing, then stick the Keyboarding practice cards to the outside of the monitor so that students can practise on a real keyboard. This package contains 6 files A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Windows A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Mac A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Chromebook 242 pages
Seek and Find the Sea Animals (Maths)
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Seek and Find the Sea Animals (Maths)

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This pack consists of an online version and a printable version of a maths game that can be played using a variety of strategies of numbers between 1- 100 or 10-1000. This maths game can be used with strategies such as, knowing groupings within 100 or 1000; know multiplication and division facts; know Basic Facts; place value Students work in pairs with a game board each playing ‘Hider’ and ‘Seeker’. There is an online version created in Google Slides where both students hide their sea animals and seek by asking each other questions based around place value, multiplication and division and/or addition or subtraction. In the printed out version, one is the hider who has to answer the questions and the other is the seeker who has to create the questions. These printed out sheets will need to be laminated. This game could also be played in a group situation where the group are the hiders and one player is the seeker asking the questions. The winner would be the one whose animals are all found. This package contains 2 files One a printout version of the game One PDF Instructions with links to 2 Google Slide versions 1-100 and 10-100
Seek and find the Sea Animals (Maths)
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Seek and find the Sea Animals (Maths)

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This pack consists of an online version and a printable version of a maths game that can be played using a variety of strategies of numbers between 1- 100 or 10-1000. This maths game can be used with strategies such as, knowing groupings within 100 or 1000; know multiplication and division facts; know Basic Facts; place value Students work in pairs with a game board each playing ‘Hider’ and ‘Seeker’. There is an online version created in Google Slides where both students hide their sea animals and seek by asking each other questions based around place value, multiplication and division and/or addition or subtraction. In the printed out version, one is the hider who has to answer the questions and the other is the seeker who has to create the questions. These printed out sheets will need to be laminated. This game could also be played in a group situation where the group are the hiders and one player is the seeker asking the questions. The winner would be the one whose animals are all found. This package contains 2 files One a printout version of the game One PDF Instructions with links to 2 Google Slide versions 1-100 and 10-100
Beaufort Scale Weather Chart
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Beaufort Scale Weather Chart

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Encourage your students to observe and record weather patterns by identifying where on the Beaufort Scale what the weather today is. Record it on the monthly chart and on the Tally Chart. At the end of each month write an analysis of the weather.
Alphabet and Phonics Cards
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Alphabet and Phonics Cards

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This pack consists of a series of alphabet and phonic cards designed to develop letter recognition and letter sound relationships. The pack includes posters and games showing alphabet (upper and lower case letters) blends, consonant clusters and digraphs. All can be printed out and laminated, some could be used as an interactive slideshow or inserted into a workshop. These cards have the upper and lower case letters. All graphics by Jacqui Sharp. This package contains 4 files Alphabet Word bank. Print this out, laminate and use by adding more words and pictures. Or use the Google Slide version to project up on to the screen and add more words and pictures to it Alphabet Cards: Print these cards out, laminate and put up on your wall or use them in your group teaching. Project these cards up onto a screen and use them for letter recognition practice. Alphabet Matching Game: Print out, cut and laminate these cards. Mix the cards up and get students to match the letter to the pictures. Alphabet, blends and vowels: Print out, cut and laminate these cards. Students use them for reference when they are writing. Play the alphabet and blend games. RF.K.1.D; RF.K.2; RF.K.3; RF.K.3.A; RF.K.3.B
Spring Animals Storybox with Narrative and Recount frameworks
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Spring Animals Storybox with Narrative and Recount frameworks

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Use the graphics, character labels and the 7 steps to narrative writing to motivate students to write Spring Animal stories. Print out the blackline masters for students to publish their writing. Teachers can use these for modelling narrative writing, by sticking magnetic tape on the back of labels to use on magnetic whiteboards. Add the Spring Animal storybox to a Writing (Literacy) center for independent students to plan, write and publish their Spring Animals stories.
Keyboarding Skills Cards and Activities Learning Centre
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Keyboarding Skills Cards and Activities Learning Centre

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Students still need to know how to Touch Type even in this world of ‘swiping’ technology. This pack has activities and posters for Windows, Mac and Chrome Keyboards. Project to your whiteboard for the ‘Practice Letter’ of the day. You do not need access to a computer, just print out out a white keyboard for students to colour in the letter they are practising or print out a color keyboard and laminate so that students can practise with the color coded keyboard fingering. Print, laminate and bag all of the different Practice Keyboard Cards, put up some of the posters and create an independent Learning Centre that students can use when they have finished their work or for rainy days. If you have an old computer that is only good for wordprocessing, then stick the Keyboarding practice cards to the outside of the monitor so that students can practise on a real keyboard. This package contains 6 files A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Windows A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Mac A Keyboard Practice and a Keyboard Cards file for Chromebook 242 pages