A  Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

A Challenging Game of Cause and Effect Reading Comprehension.

Rigour can be fun! These challenging games are a great fun way to engage the students in really looking into the concept of cause and effect within the text. It requires them to identify the cause and the effect of up to four similar texts and to order them according to the sequence of events based upon the cause and the effect of all four. The cards are numbered to show sequencing but the text is not always obvious, with varying subjects, thus requiring the children to focus on the possible causes and effects of the previous cards. It can be used within small guided reading groups or as part of literacy centres. There are 3 different ways to play with these cards. The cards are differentiated to effectively reach all reading levels within 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Included: Instruction cards for both levels of games 3 different games in each packet. Recording sheets 40 cards with higher level text 24 cards with lower level text If you enjoyed this product, you may also like more CCSS ELA aligned products; The Best Game of Guess the Character Traits, The Best Game of Problem and Solution, Reading Comprehension Concepts worksheets and many more literacy activities in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
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A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

A Number Talk Speaking and Listening Activity for Number Sense and Operations

Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun way to get critical thinking and speaking and listening skills actively. going in math. Number Sense ,Place Value and Operations is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a rigorous way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of place value, prime numbers, multiples and factors using the academic language. Use it as a skills review any time of the year. These printable cards are just one of my circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This activity was designed for my 5th graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands and our CCSS Math standards. It can be used with 4th grade too. Each child has a number card depending on the skills that you are working on and the level that the child is within math. So easy to differentiate. They then have to listen to the inquiry cards, analyse the numbers and try to solve the problems. For example: What is the odd number out? 2, 7, 13 or 9? Or, create an equation using multiplication and division only to create an answer of 123. This is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation as the children communicate their thoughts and share their solutions; learning that there is more than one solution for many problems within math. There are 20 inquiry cards within this packet, a conversation bingo card, scratch paper and an instruction card. The cards can be used with 4th-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and think from. The concept of number talk circles is a great ice breaker or a fun review of the IB skills and attitudes. You can find more ideas and inquiry based activities on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com. Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers
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Spin Your Maths Wheels Bundle

Spin Your Maths Wheels Bundle

A bundle of skills review for upper primary ( grades 3-5) with a fun spinner activity that is easy to print and go. Perfect for math centres, guided maths and paired practise. Includes packets for: Place value ( ordering, comparing, identifying) Fractions ( comparing & ordering common, mixed and decimal fractions) Multiplication & Division ( 1 and 2 digit multiplication & division) Save over 20% with this bundle! You can find many more hands on, inquiry based activities in my store and on my blog. PYPteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan Powers
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An IB PYP Growth Mindset Activity A Scavenger Hunt with Attitude

An IB PYP Growth Mindset Activity A Scavenger Hunt with Attitude

Looking for a fun and engaging activity that reinforces attitudes for growth mindset and positive self image? This is a simple print and go activity that incorporates the 12 IB PYP Attitudes with a fun and inquiry based checklist of self reflection and research. Use for homework, centres or a class focus on any of the attitudes. Ideal for any time of the year, especially back to school, as a getting to know each other activity. Ideally suited for 3rd – 5th grades. UK & USA spelling. You will find a scavenger hunt checklist for each of the attitudes below, together with an engaging doodle note catcher for recording the information and reflections creatively and uniquely. With hands on tasks to complete, such as sharing with someone whom you admire or reciting your alphabet backwards, this can be done both independently or with a partner. It is a very positive activity that shows the kids exactly how they demonstrate these attitudes in their lives and is fun too! Win-win! Each checklist has 5-10 tasks to be completed, focusing wholly on that particular attitude and asking the children to look within themselves as well as the world around them, identifying what that attitude looks like and how it helps us. It can be differentiated by having the children independently select a given number of tasks from the list or complete all of them. Attitudes included: Independence Cooperation Empathy Integrity Appreciation Confidence Creativity Tolerance Commitment Enthusiasm Respect Curiosity You can find many more tips and tools for inquiry based learning in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Time Travel! An Inquiry Based Maths Adventure

Time Travel! An Inquiry Based Maths Adventure

Get ready to take a journey of adventure around the world and across time with this inquiry based math project. It offers collaborative learning and hands on inquiry requiring the children to solve problems, think critically and apply their knowledge of elapsed time, measure and scale, area, place value and fractions as they select their countries to visit and travel back in time exploring historical moments around the world. Text is included with data that the children will have to identify in order to solve the problems. Research will be necessary as the children have to know the location of their countries, capital cities as well as facts and figures with each historical marker or event. Math becomes authentic! UK & USA spelling included. But, before they even set off on their adventure, they have to design their own time travel machine! This was designed to be a mixture of collaborative group work and independent work but of course you can opt to do either or all. I prefer to have the children work on the pages individually before they compare their designs and work together as a small group to collaboratively create the map, their group plan of the time machine and planning their presentation. It usually takes me about 2 weeks to complete the entire project. It culminates in a class presentation of the facts found and reasoning as to their plan, design of their team’s route, their discoveries and their designed machine. Comparing and contrasting each group’s work helps with critical thinking too and communication skills. Wholly differentiated, ( Task B cards are less challenging) you can use it as a summative assessment tool of the skills and standards included. It can be created as a work booklet or in a binder, with a front cover included, being used as a goal setting pre assessment for the children. Mix and match the pages to suit your students’ needs. This inquiry based math packet is easy to print and go. I designed it for my IB PYP 5th grade class. It can be used 4th – 6th grade too. You will find the following skills and standards ideally suited for the IB PYP Phase 4 and CCSS Math for 4th and 5th grade: Place value Fractions: equivalent fractions/simplifying Measure: using measuring tools, elapsed time, area and scale Ratio tables Geometry: identifying polygons and angles And more. Make math fun, engaging an authentic! You can find many more inquiry based learning tools in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers
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Spin Your Maths Wheels with Multiplication & Division

Spin Your Maths Wheels with Multiplication & Division

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their math facts. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups and their needs. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and complete the equations on the recording sheet. There is even space for making thinking visible. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres. Included : xxxx complete spinner + recording sheets 2 large spinners with numbers large spinners with operations. 1 create your own copy Skills covered include: Multiplication and division fact families Two digit by one digit multiplication Two digit by two digit multiplication Associative law You may also be interested in Spin Your Math Wheels interactive packets for Addition and Subtraction, Place Value Ordering and Comparing and Operations with Fractions. Many more hands on, inquiry based activities can be found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Spin Your Maths Wheels Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Spin Your Maths Wheels Comparing & Ordering Fractions

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their skills with comparing and ordering fractions. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups’ needs. Perfect for 3rd grade as they get to grips with fractions and for 4th and 5th grade as review. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and complete the equations on the recording sheet. There is even space for making their thinking visible. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres, small guided math groups and with pairs working collaboratively. Included : 6complete spinner + recording sheets 4 large spinners with fractions and mixed number fractions 3 large spinners with ordering and comparing symbols 1 bonus operations spinner for those who are ready for that challenge. Skills include: Ordering and comparing proper fractions Ordering and comparing mixed numbers. You may also like my interactive spinners for Multiplication and Division Facts, Ordering and Operations with Decimal Fractions and Comparing and Ordering with Place Value. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Spin Your Maths Wheels with Comparing & Ordering Place Value

Spin Your Maths Wheels with Comparing & Ordering Place Value

Get their brains spinning as they play with these math spinners for a fun, engaging and hands on way to practise their math facts. The rigour is added with the higher level numbers used and is therefore easy to differentiate for your groups and their needs. These are simple to just and print and go! Use them with small groups, paired work or for independent practice. The children love to spin the spinners and make their thinking visible on the recording sheet. I have used these as truly interactive notebook activities where the children have simply glued the sheet into their notebooks and used the spinners from there. I have also used them successfully with math centres. Included : 9 complete spinner + differentiated recording sheets ( from tens up to hundred thousands.) 8 large spinners with numbers differentiated up to hundred thousands. 2 large spinners with greater than, less than, equal symbols. 1 create your own copy Skills covered include: Identifying numbers up to hundreds of thousands. Ordering numbers Comparing numbers. You may also be interested in Spin Your Math Wheels interactive packets for Addition and Subtraction, Place Value Ordering and Comparing and Operations with Fractions. Many more hands on, inquiry based activities can be found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.c.PYPteachingtools.com
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The Great Fractions Frenzy

The Great Fractions Frenzy

The Great Fraction Frenzy! We were almost sick to death of fractions that I had to get creative and came up with these get-out-of-your-seat, chew gum, count candy, cut-and-paste interactive and engaging activities. Who doesn't like to chew gum in class? This 34 page packet is easy to print and go with minimal preparation beyond having candy on hand. You will use these activities over and over as the children develop their skills with fractions. They LOVE this fun maths. Skills include: •Identifying fractions •Equivalent fractions •Ordering fractions •Comparing fractions •Included in this packet: •Pre assessments •Mini Fractions Booklet •The Great Bubble Gum Challenge •Build A Bug Group Activity with Spinners •100 Pieces of Me activity •Build Your Pizza- a critical thinking challenge •Sweet Fractions •Equivalent Fraction Hunt card game. If you like this, you may also like Spin Your Wheels Comparing and Ordering Fractions or Operations with Fractions. For many more fun, hands on maths activities look in my store or check out my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

IB PYP Approaches to Learning Skills Task Cards Bundle

All of the Approaches to Learning skills ( formerly transdisciplinary skills) combined with reading, speaking, listening and drama! These printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the growth mindset directly within the Thinking, Research, Communication, Social and Self Management skills developed within the IB PYP’S Approaches to Learning. The task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think positively of themselves and others in various scenarios that are easily relatable to them. They are asked to reflect on situations that require analysing, synthesising, categorising and evaluating, present doubt, possible antagonism, confidence issues and other difficulties. As you help the children with these skills in a safe, familiar environment, it will greatly benefit them throughout school and particularly as they approach the IB PYP Exhibition. A great review activity! Differentiated for 3rd-5th grade. UK and USA spelling. Suggestions: Whole class - sitting in circle, each child will have a card to read aloud and then share their opinion. These can be discussed as you go around the circle. Teacher led – read aloud a card to a small group and have them interact with each other to solve the problem or scenario. Small groups- Place a pile of cards face down in the middle of the group. Each person will take a turn to read a card, act out or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the social problems presented on the task cards. You will find over 100 task cards ready to print and go. Each skill is a separate PDF within a zip file. You can purchase them separately but with this bundle you save! And you get the entire set of classroom posters explaining the skills! You can find many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Empowering Valentine's Cards for Your Students

Empowering Valentine's Cards for Your Students

These 24 different Valentine’s cards are a wonderfully positive and empowering reward for your students. Aligned with the language of the IB PYP, they will make your kiddos smile with the message that you are sending them but also with the cute and funny animal pictures on each card. They will suit all grade levels and are easy to print, cut and go! If you prefer, you can edit the text to type in names of children, rather than writing it. Please note that this is the only editable section. It was created with Power point. There is a blank card to add your own message too. Use these cards all year long, for easy prep rewards, with a great growth mindset message. If you like this resource, you’ll also love my 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge, found here. This is the perfect project to use in your classroom around Valentine’s day, spreading the message of showing kindness and caring to others. Plus it has a really cool craft too.  You can find many more inquiry based resources and ideas for the PYP in my store and on my blog. Share the love! Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.

New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.

These goal setting banners or bunting are a great way to reflect upon the upcoming year and to set goals related to the IB PYP Learner Profile. The finished result looks wonderful in your IB PYP classroom. And those goals are hanging right there, under those little noses, keeping everyone accountable.  They are easy to assemble and contain all of the traits for the Learner Profile, with options for global thinker, courageous and with UK & USA spelling. Use them to hang or to pin as a beautiful wall display at the beginning of your school year or for New Year. I designed these for my fifth grade class. The language is suitable for the upper elementary classes. Simply print, trim the bottom corners off and staple each edge down below the dotted line to ensure leaving a space to loop the string through. Then, once they are all folded over and stapled, position the banners in the order you prefer and string them together, by pulling the string through each folded area. It is a good idea to attach the string to a pencil to make it easier to “thread” the string through each pennant. You may wish to laminate the pennants before you fold them over. For more ideas and FREEBIES you can visit my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
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New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own  IB PYP Goals Display for Little Kids

New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Display for Little Kids

These goal setting banners or bunting are a great way to reflect upon the upcoming year and to set goals related to the IB PYP Learner Profile. The finished result looks wonderful in your IB PYP classroom. And those goals are hanging right there, under those little noses, keeping everyone accountable.  They are easy to assemble and contain all of the traits for the Learner Profile, with options for global thinker, courageous and with UK & USA spelling. Use them to hang or to pin as a beautiful wall display at the beginning of your school year or for New Year. I designed these for lower elementary; 1st-3rd grade. There is a version for big kids too. 3rd-5th grades. Simply print, trim the bottom corners off and staple each edge down below the dotted line to ensure leaving a space to loop the string through. Then, once they are all folded over and stapled, position the banners in the order you prefer and string them together, by pulling the string through each folded area. It is a good idea to attach the string to a pencil to make it easier to “thread” the string through each pennant. You may wish to laminate the pennants before you fold them over. For more ideas and FREEBIES you can visit my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
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Design Santa's Sleigh with Geometry & Measure

Design Santa's Sleigh with Geometry & Measure

This math project is a fun way for the children to practice their skills with geometry and critical thinking as they follow the instructions on the differentiated task cards to design their own sleigh for Santa. Using the Ask – Plan – Think – Design -strategy of the design process, the children will look at various forms of travel, including different types of sleigh. This can be done independently or in small, cooperative groups. They will then use their knowledge of geometry to plan their own design for Santa. The rigour comes when they HAVE to include various forms of geometry into their design. Included: Lines Rays Angles Intersecting lines Parallel lines Etc. You could of course, add in other geometrical aspects as you wish to suit your class’ needs. It is quick and easy for you to prepare and will take up 2-3 math periods to complete. You can find more inquiry based activities in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! And have a fabulous Christmas! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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The Nose Glows! A Christmas Reader's Theatre with Props.

The Nose Glows! A Christmas Reader's Theatre with Props.

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors this Christmas holiday season with this fun script for reading and fluency. It comes complete with easy prep. props, which are entirely optional, so you can have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With elf hats, reindeer antlers and speech bubbles, let the children decide how to perform this Christmas tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 12 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the well known song about Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue, if you wish. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom this Christmas season and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Happy Holidays! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Christmas Cause and Effect Activities for Reaading Comprehension

Christmas Cause and Effect Activities for Reaading Comprehension

These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effects Reading Comprehension Activities. With the fun theme of Christmas, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying causes and effects, together with creating their own possible causes for stated effects. So, two different reading comprehension games in one thematic packet! There are 28 matching cause and effect cards for reading and matching. These are color-­coded to show differentiation in the text. The activity which involves identifying your own cause has 16 cards. I like to copy and laminate the cards so that the kids can write directly on the cards with dry erase felt markers over and over again. I have used this activity with 3rd and 5th grade guided reading groups and as literacy centers activities. They align with the CCSS ELA standards. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts on this product so that I may constantly be improving my work for you. Happy, Happy Holidays!! Enjoy! ~ Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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A Giant Christmas Bundle of Literacy Activities

A Giant Christmas Bundle of Literacy Activities

Christmas is almost here! This bundle contains 5 full resources of interactive and fun activities and crafts, all packaged into an 80 page printable packet, that will keep the kids engaged as they are learning. The bundle is suited for grades 3-5 and is simple to just print and go, colour or black and white. The holiday themed math and literacy activities can be used with whole class, small groups or centers. It is IB PYP and CCSS aligned. The activities cover creative and reflective writing skills, letter writing, critical thinking skills, grammar skills, multiplication skills, reading skills and a reflection of the IB Attitudes. With this bundle you save $6! Included : Christmas Cause and Effect Games for Reading Holiday Multiplication Facts and Matching Activity Santa Flip Flap book with IB Attitudes Craft Christmas Fun Build A Story Writing Activity Wrap Up Those Boring Words Synonyms Game and Craftivity Enjoy the lead up to the holidays and keep the kids engaged ! Check out my other winter holiday products here. Happy holidays to all! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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Pilgrims in A Pickle! A Thanksgiving Reader's Theatre Activity with Props

Pilgrims in A Pickle! A Thanksgiving Reader's Theatre Activity with Props

Drama! Bring out the risk taking, creativity in your young actors this Thanksgiving with this fun script for reading and fluency. Complete with fun props, which are entirely optional, you could have a full blown Oscar worthy performance! With hats, speech bubbles and puppets, let the children decide how to perform this Thanksgiving tale. Perfect for literacy groups with 12 in the cast. The script is designed for 3rd-5th grade. With a focus on the history of the traditional American Thanksgiving story of pilgrims and Indians, this drama will reinforce the children’s understanding as well as reinforcing reading fluency. The performance takes approximately 12 minutes once rehearsed. The props are easy to print and go, with simple preparation involving nothing more than construction paper, scissors and glue. Bring this engaging and funny reading activity into your classroom this Thanksgiving and enjoy the kiddos’ creativity. You can find many more hands on tips and tools in my store and on my blog. Happy Thanksgiving! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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Developing Communicators -The Art of Conversation Task Cards Activity with IB PYP

Developing Communicators -The Art of Conversation Task Cards Activity with IB PYP

The art of conversation starts here! With fifty question cards this is a great tool for encouraging reflection, looking at growth mindset  and developing communication skills, all with the focus of the IB PYP Learner Profile and IB Attitudes.  Perfect for ALL grade levels and even home conversations with your own children. UK & USA spelling. Fantastic for morning meetings and end of the day reflections, the questions can be randomly selected by the kiddos or the teacher or used as a specific  focus for: Growth mindset IB PYP Leaner Profile traits IB Attitudes Reflection and goal setting You will find 50 question cards along with a Conversation Bingo chart (with sentence starters encouraging accountable talk, aligned with the key concepts) that is terrific for keeping in group table caddies to encourage and build communication skills. This product is easy to incorporate into any classroom at any time of the year. You can find many more engaging tools and tips in my store and on my blog. If you like this product, you may also be interested in my Developing Communication Skills task cards which focuses more on real life scenarios and problem solving, and how best to communicate ideas, feelings and manage conflict. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
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IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

IB PYP Research Skills Task Cards

Develop their natural curiosity with structured research, key concepts and presentations. These print and go cards are designed to help children learn more about researching for answers. The trans disciplinary skills are covered well within this packet, as the children learn to research their inquiries, connect their own thinking with the inquiry and add their own questioning to add depth to their research. Their newly found knowledge is then presented in a way that can be structured with the spinner activity or in a free method, as per your instructions.The key concept spinners can be used to add rigour to the activity as well as further encouraging the children to think through the conceptual lens. INCLUDED: 32 inquiry cards covering all of the key concepts4 blank inquiry cards for your own useSpinners with colour and black line for key concepts and methods of presenting.Lesson suggestions.You can find more activities and FREEBIES related to the IB PYP in my stores and in my blog www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
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Christmas Sort n' Solve Activity  Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Christmas Sort n' Solve Activity Multiplication & Division Word Problems

Solving math word problems is more engaging when there is an interactive puzzle aspect. With this problem solving activity, the children have to identify the operation needed to solve the problem, categorise it according to multiplication or division and then solve and explain their answers. There are 24 differentiated word problems ( cards 1-6 are easier than 19-24) focusing on multiplication & division skills ideally suited for higher level 3rd, as well as 4th and 5th grades, with multi-step problems also. The problems require the children to solve the equations mathematically but also to be able to explain their answer, and so insists that there must be the ability to verbalise the concepts involved. This is a great way to have the children reflect upon their own learning and understanding of the concepts taught within these math strands and standards. This 10 page packet can simply be printed and put to great use as a review, homework practice or laminated and used as math centres task cards. An answer sheet is provided. For guided groups, I like to have the children cut and glue the photocopied sheet into their notebooks with space to really reflect upon their answers and write their explanation below the problem. If you like these holiday activities, you will find more Sort n’ Solve packets with a Thanksgiving and Winter theme in my store and on my blog. Happy Holidays! ~ Susan Powers wwwPYPteachingtools.com
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A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Exploring Explorers

A Complete IB PYP Unit of Inquiry Exploring Explorers

Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! With over 100 pages filled with activities, this printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit filled with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and research based inquiries that cover the central idea of : Exploration from the past, present and future can change the way people live. The theme is Where We Are in Place and Time. Lines of inquiry: Compare the perspectives of the explorers and those conquered. Why were explorers interested in settling new territory? What developments from explorers brought about change in society over time? What should be the responsibilities of explorers and settlers? Within this complete unit of inquiry, you will find pre-assessments, provocations, formative assessment and a summative assessment, along with a final reflection for portfolios. I have included lesson suggestions for all of the activities, worksheets and interactive notebook tasks. Strands covered include: Math: angles, lines, rays and polygons, coordinates and 4 quadrant graphs, negative numbers STEM: observing sailing vessels, design and build. Non fiction literacy: skills compare & contrast, cause and effect, expository writing; biographies Descriptive writing: planners and figurative language, creative writing leads Personal Narrative writing: letters/journals Geography: continents, oceans and compass points History: articles for reading and independent research Art and craft activities The explorers include: Christopher Columbus, Lief Eriksson, Cortez, Neil Armstrong, Ferdinand Magellan, Roald Amunsden, James Cook, Captain Scott, Tom Crean and more. If you like this, you may be interested in my other complete units of inquiry in my stores which include Revolutions and Revolutionaries, Rainforests, Animal Adaptations, Poetry, Media Impact, Extreme Weather and many more. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
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