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Susan Powers

I am an avid fan of inquiry based learning. Having taught for 23 years, mostly with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme, I have discovered that children love to be an interactive part of their own learning. The products in my store are engaging and hands on, promoting inquiry, critical thinking, research and communication skills. You can find more tips and tools on my blog too. Enjoy! Susan

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I am an avid fan of inquiry based learning. Having taught for 23 years, mostly with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme, I have discovered that children love to be an interactive part of their own learning. The products in my store are engaging and hands on, promoting inquiry, critical thinking, research and communication skills. You can find more tips and tools on my blog too. Enjoy! Susan
An IB PYP Media Inquiry How We Express Ourselves Through Advertising
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An IB PYP Media Inquiry How We Express Ourselves Through Advertising

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How We Express Ourselves - As our children are inundated with media advertising from every conceivable source, this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry gives them an incredible insight, through the central idea, of how the media impacts our thinking and decision making. This 88 page packet is filled with trans-disciplinary, interactive, hands on activities that engage and promote questioning within the children. My 5th graders were thoroughly involved throughout this inquiry. It can of course be adapted for 3rd- 6th grades too. The interactive notebook activities maintain the children’s’ attention as they inquire into the central idea through the key concepts of form, perspective and causation. You will find: Prepared posters with a selection of media advertising Methods of advertising, including hype, endorsement, call to action etc. Interactive notebook activities for literacy Hands on experiments to demonstrate the design process A summative assessment that requires the children to create their own physical product, market it and promote it to a target audience. If you like this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry, you may also be interested in my others which cover each IB theme around the angles of Animal Adaptations, The American Revolution and Other Revolutionaries, Citizenship and Civil Rights, Body Art and Blackout Poetry as A Means of Expression, Space, The Rainforest to name a few. These can all be found in my stores or on my blog www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan
A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP
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A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

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Take the children back in time with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 130 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling. As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution, the Rise of the Nazis in Europe, the French Revolution and more. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony? If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing? Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent? How do you win if you don’t use violence? Why were women arrested when trying to get the vote? How did Ghandi win freedom for India if he didn’t fight? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
Ancient Civilizations Inventors Extraordinaire IB PYP Unit of Inquiry
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Ancient Civilizations Inventors Extraordinaire IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

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Take the children back in time. Be the Miss Frizz of your classroom with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Where We Are in Place and Time: Ancient Civilizations contributed to today’s society. This is one of my favourite social studies units of inquiry. By delving back in time, thousands and thousands of years, the children can explore the concept of time and exactly how life was like back in time, how the ancient inventions brought change to society and how they have impacted our life today. I have taught this unit of inquiry for 5 years, with both 3rd grade and 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourite. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, science, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. As we travelled through time with our toilet paper timeline, we explored the cradle of civilization: The Mesopotamians. From there, we travelled into North Africa to visit the Ancient Egyptians. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people lived way back then through hands on technology experiments, design experiments, research, communication and much ,much more. How do they sail back up the river? How did they move such enormous rocks to build the pyramids? How did the wheel begin? How do scientists come up with ideas? Who invented math? How did our writing evolve from their symbols of writing? Why do they have different gods? What happened to their gods? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the source of ancient artwork. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how ancient civilizations developed and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Revolutionaries, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my blog store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
IB PYP Key Concepts Posters and Activities
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IB PYP Key Concepts Posters and Activities

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The colourful, printable posters are designed to educate the children on the Key Concepts used within the International Baccalaureate’s PYP. By familiarising my students with the key concepts, there is more opportunity for the children to truly delve deeper into the conceptual part of their inquiries throughout the year. These posters are designed to focus on the PYP language with clues as to how we can identify the particular concepts.The activities are all fun and hands on and beneficial for reviewing and reiterating the Key Concepts and their language through mini inquiry situations and through literacy. They are great for building about the trans-­‐disciplinary skills of communication and self-­‐management. Included: 8 Key Concept posters related worksheets and suggested lesson plans 32 literacy cards 32 mini inquiry/categorising cards Please let me know your feedback for this product so that I may constantly improve my work for you. You can also find other ideas and FREEBIES on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
An IB PYP Learner Profile Scavenger Hunt Activity
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An IB PYP Learner Profile Scavenger Hunt Activity

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Looking for a fun and engaging activity that reinforces the IB PYP Learner Profile and attitudes for growth mindset and positive self image? This is a simple print and go activity that incorporates the 10 IB PYP Learner Profile attributes ( with options for the alternatives: risk taker/courageous & thinker/global thinker) with a fun and inquiry based checklist of self reflection and research. Use for homework, centres or a class focus on any of the Learner Profile and various 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 profile traits below, together with an engaging doodle note catcher for recording the information and student’s 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 character traits and attitudes in their lives and is fun too! Win-win! Each checklist has 5-10 tasks to be completed, focusing wholly on that particular attribute , asking the children to look within themselves as well as the world around them, identifying what that attribute 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. Attributes included: Caring Knowledgeable Principled Balanced Inquirer Open minded Communicator Thinker & Global Thinker Risk taker & Courageous Reflective You can find many more tips and tools for inquiry based learning in my store and on my blog. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
IB PYP Learner Profile Reflection Journal for Big Kids
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IB PYP Learner Profile Reflection Journal for Big Kids

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Perfect for the beginning of the year! This IB Learner Profile Reflection Journal is designed as a review of the Learner Profile attributes as well as reinforcing the skills for reflective thinking. Reflection is a large part of self assessment within the IB PYP and the IB MYP. With the focus being on the IB Learner Profile, it develops a greater awareness in the children of their own Learner Profile in addition to building better reflective thinking skills. UK and USA spelling. There are 16 activities that can be used as a daily reflection for a two week intensive focus on reflection of their Learner Profile, or you can use them once a week as a weekly reflection of each particular attribute. This resource is designed with 4th-6th grades in mind, with the language, skills and level of thought required being at a higher level. It contains all of the Learner Profile attributes as well as the alternatives. ( Courageous/risk taker, Thinker/Global Thinker and Perseverance for the MYP. ) Print and staple to create packets or pick and choose the pages as you prefer. It is a great tool to use at any point throughout the school year but especially for reflection at the beginning of the school year and the beginning of the calendar year. If you are looking for reflection sheets to use at the end of a unit of inquiry, you can take a look at my Reflections and Goal Setting resources here. IB PYP Reflection and Goal Setting Print and Go Pack Editable Reflection and Goal Setting Pack IB PYP Portfolio, Goal Setting and Reflection Pack There a re many more inquiry based resources within my store and tips and tools on my blog. Please do follow along. Enjoy! Susan Powers PYPteachingtools.com
Awards Badges for the IB PYP Learner Profile and Attitudes
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Awards Badges for the IB PYP Learner Profile and Attitudes

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Give them a badge of honour! Wear the award with pride! These colourful and eye catching, superhero IB PYP student awards are so much fun! My kids love to wear them and then actually have people stop them and ask them about their award. The very words on the badges say, “Ask about my……..today.” There are badges for the IB Attitudes, the Learner Profile and the Trans Disciplinary Skills. You have them ALL covered in this printable packet. You will find badges suitable for boys and girls, together with blank badges that you can write your own award on or have the students reflect on their own behaviour and write their own reward. There are so many ways to use this positive behaviour reward system . Included: 20 IB Attitudes badges 16 Trans Disciplinary Skills badges 16 Learner Profile badges 6 large blank badges 6 large blank, black and white badges to save ink. If you like these IB PYP resources you may be interested in my complete units of inquiry for every theme or my classroom posters. You can find more ideas and FREEBIES for the PYP on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! Susan Powers
End of the Year Drama Circle Activity
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End of the Year Drama Circle Activity

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Drama circles! They bring out the risk taking, creativity in all kids and everyone has so much fun! These printable cards are just one of my drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. One card begins the round and each child has to act out the instructions on their card, following on from the previous card. It is great for literacy centres activities as well as cooperative group work. This drama was designed for my 3rd graders as a fun review of the speaking and listening strands. Thus also compatible with the CCSS ELA. There are numbered cards to help keep the younger kids on track and there are cards without numbers which I have used with my 5th graders to add rigour to the activity. The theme is around the end of the school year and has a lot of reflection as well as humour included. Simply gather the children into a seated circle, shuffle the cards and distribute a card to each child. The start card leads the way and the children have to read their own instructions on their card and then listen and look for actions and words from the acting of each person so that they know when to take their turn. This is developing listening and observational skills as well as communication, presentation and thinking skills. Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. The cards marked with a star are less wordy and better to use with struggling readers or ELL kids. I usually review the card with those kids prior to the circle. There are 32 cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama 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
New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.
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New Year, New Goals! Create Your Own IB PYP Goals Bunting for Big Kids.

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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
Developing Research Skills with Task Cards Activity
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Developing Research Skills with Task Cards Activity

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These 36 printable task cards are a terrific way to actively practise the IB PYP transdisciplinary skills needed for research and that we use continuously throughout inquiry based teaching. Covering data analysis, questioning, inferring, synthesising and much more, the task cards can be used in a variety of ways that encourage the children to reflect and think about the strategies for researching, with various scenarios and data that are easily relatable to them. As you help the children with these research 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. The grey cards are more challenging text. 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. Some of the picture cards could be shown on a document camera or overhead projector. 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, complete or offer their opinion and then those can be discussed within the group. Teacher led - working with a small group, you could select a few specific cards that target skills you are hoping to reinforce. Independent work - Each child can work with a few cards and write or draw how they would solve the research problems presented on the task cards. You will find 36 task cards ready to print and go. You can find more task cards for developing Social Skills and Self Management skills as well as many more tools for implementing the IB PYP within my store and on my blog. You may like my posters explaining the Transdisciplinary Skills . There are separate sets for big kids and also for younger kids. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
The Nose Glows! A Christmas Reader's Theatre with Props.
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The Nose Glows! A Christmas Reader's Theatre with Props.

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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
IB PYP Learner Profile for Literacy Task Cards
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IB PYP Learner Profile for Literacy Task Cards

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Combining literacy within the IB PYP Learner Profile helps to reinforce the profile of a learner and helps your students to gain a deeper understanding of what the Learner Profile means about being a whole learner. These fun, differentiated reading task cards are aligned with the IB PYP and the Common Core State Standards for ELA. Included: •Inferring skills •Questioning •Predicting •Summarising •Cause and Effect •Author’s Purpose •Connection •Synthesising •Main idea •Citing evidence from the text. There are 4 task cards for each trait of the Learner Profile, giving a total of 40 cards. They are designed to be used for text evaluation, analysis and focusing on the skill of reflection and close reading of the text. These task cards can be used in guided reading, small group activities, centres or independent follow up. The cards can be used for written responses and oral responses. They make great discussion provocations within literacy group work. You may also be interested in my other literacy activities and IB PYP Complete Units of Inquiry in my store. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
100 Acts of Kindness Challenge and Craftivity
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100 Acts of Kindness Challenge and Craftivity

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Random acts of kindness brought into the classroom. What a wonderful way to celebrate the love in our world as we lead up to Valentine’s Day, yet can be done all year round too. Can you reach 100 acts of kindness and pin 100 Kindness coupons to your wall within the time frame? For each act of kindness witnessed, the children will complete a Kindness coupon for the person who was kind and the coupon is attached to the wall/chart. This 12 printable packet provides the tools to implement an idea that has been going around for quite a few years. 100 Acts of Kindness is a classroom challenge that brings a great awareness into the children’s minds, that it is absolutely wonderful to share caring and love. As the compliments are handed out and the kindness coupons are added to our wall, we can see exactly how much love we bring into the lives of others and, in turn, into our own. The children are able to see, by sharing, that when we show love to others, we feel the love within ourselves. This challenge is designed to be completed within 20 -25 days. ( I usually implement it beginning on Martin Luther King Junior day, and we end it with a Valentines Day celebration. You can do it any time of the year, of course. You will find: • Kindness Coupons to print , that the students will complete as they see acts of kindness being carried out. These are used to track our challenge. • Compliment Coupon: To be completed and handed, or left anonymously, to the recipient. • Quilt tiles: create a classroom Kindness Quilt with the quilt tiles. I like to brainstorm as many words as possible that mean caring and love and gratitude. We write the word in the centre of our tile, colour and display. These activities are perfect for demonstrating and practising the IB PYP Learner Profile traits of Caring, Balanced and Principled, together with the IB Attitudes of Appreciation, Empathy and Cooperation. Enjoy as you help to spread the love!  Susan
Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Math Homework Activities 3rd-4th Grade
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Tic Tac Toe Inquiry Based Math Homework Activities 3rd-4th Grade

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Homework suddenly becomes FUN and meaningful! Double whammy! Be the coolest teacher in the school with these engaging inquiry based tasks focusing on math skills. This EASY print and go packet contains 8 themed homework sheets with 9 trans-disciplinary activities in each theme, giving a total of 72 different inquiry based activities. They are planned around the IB Phase 3 & 4 and the CCSS Math standards for 3rd and 4th grade. I have used these homework sheets as a reflection piece for my IB PYP class to gauge their own knowledge and learning. They can also be used successfully as formative assessments/exit slips depending on the needs of your class. Mix and match the pages! The activities focus on the Key Concepts, Learner Profile and the IB Attitudes, requiring the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Every one of the transdisciplinary skills is used within these activities as the children get to independently select their homework, research it and communicate their findings in fun, engaging and very creative ways. I hope you find this resource useful. Please take a look at the many other resources that I have in my store and on my blog, all aligned with the CCSS and the IB Primary Years Programme. Enjoy! Susan Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com
Math Facts Bingo Centres Activity Multiplication & Division
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Math Facts Bingo Centres Activity Multiplication & Division

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Multiplication and division are such a fundamental part of upper elementary maths. These games are designed as a reinforcement of the math facts for division and multiplication. They are perfect to use with math centers and small guided group work. I have used these games with 3rd, 4th,and 5th grades. They could be used as a review for 6th graders who are still challenged with their basic math facts. Included: 4 bingo boards for multiplication facts 4 bingo boards for division facts 63 answer cards You can either use only multiplication boards or division boards or you may use both together. Simply copy onto card, laminate and cut out. You will have cool tools to use over and over again. You can find many more hands on, inquiry based math activitites on my blog at www.pypteachingtools.com Enjoy! ~ Susan
Number Talk Multiplication Drama Circle Activity
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Number Talk Multiplication Drama Circle Activity

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Make number analysis fun! Number Talk is a fun version of my popular drama circles! Multiplication and the related vocabulary is a large part of math throughout the year. This activity is a hilarious way to get the children really thinking about their knowledge of multiplication, mental math and 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 drama circle activities that I use to practice the trans- disciplinary skills of cooperation, social and communication to name a few. This drama 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 their number and see if it fits with the inquiry. For example: If you have a number that could be a factor of 28, then you will hop around the circle as if your feet are burning! “T his is developing listening and thinking skills as well as communication and presentation . Not every card requires speaking; some ask only for miming. There are 52 number cards and 36 inquiry cards within this packet and an instruction card. The drama cards can be used with 3rd-6th grade and used within a whole class scenario or smaller groups, where the children are given several cards to read and act from. The concept of drama 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
Multiplication Facts Bunting Display
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Multiplication Facts Bunting Display

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Learning our multiplication facts is so important in 3rd grade and beyond. This colourful and easy to assemble bunting shows the multiples /products of the 2x up to the 12 x tables. Simply copy and fold the top of the bunting over a length of string for an attractive and very functional learning tool that the children can constantly refer to. Or, simply pin to your bulletin board. Having the pattern mastered really helps the children towards fluency, mastery or even memorizing, whichever word you prefer to use. By seeing the facts and referring to the facts will absolutely help them to grasp their multiplication facts. If you like these materials, you may also be interested in my many other math and literacy teaching tools as well as my complete units of inquiry, all found in my store . Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
A Fun Introduction to Decimals with a Giant Paper Chain
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A Fun Introduction to Decimals with a Giant Paper Chain

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This is an engaging and intriguing way for children to be introduced to parts of one hundred. Keep the mystery of why you are making the giant paper chain to the end. It maintains their enthusiasm, not to mention the many suggestions as to what we could be doing with this in math. This complete lesson plan includes detailed instructions and is aligned with the IB PYP, KS2 and CCSS Math. You will find several worksheets to consolidate the activity and can be used as differentiation. Kids love this activity! Enjoy! Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com
A Math Assessment Flip Flap Book
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A Math Assessment Flip Flap Book

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Keeping ASSESSMENT for math fun with flip flap books! Kids love to make these booklets to show their skills with math. The tasks require the children to explain the concept in writing, show examples and to give their strategies. All perfectly aligned with the CCSS expectations and the IB PYP Phases 3 and 4. Simply cut, complete, colour and staple or glue the pages together. Use as engaging and fun assessments, mastery tasks, homework or for early finishers all year long. This printable packet contains two different booklets aligned with CCSS Math Geometry and Data Analysis and Number and Operations. The first booklet includes: Geometry and Data Analysis: Lines Rays Angles Polygons Polyhedrons The second booklet includes: Number Sense and Operations: Number Place value Addition Subtraction Division Multiplication These booklets were designed for my 4th grade as a beginning of the year assessment activity, however they can be used with 3rd, 4th and 5th grades too. You may also be interested in my complete packets of Math Concept Assessment Posters found here. They come in packets for each separate CCSS math unit or as a complete big bundle with savings for you.  Enjoy! Susan Powers
Valentine's Card Design by Numbers with Multiplication & Place Value
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Valentine's Card Design by Numbers with Multiplication & Place Value

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Sharing the love! Free download, design by numbers as kids solve the multiplication problems, review place value and design their own unique Valentine's cards. Unless you have twins in your classroom, no two cards should be the same! Spread the love with these engaging Valentine’s math tasks focusing mostly on multiplication & place value, requiring the children to solve problems so that they can design and draw their own Valentine’s card and/or a Fairy Tale Love Story based on their own personal information. This EASY print and go packet contains math problem sheets with 2 digit by 1 digit multiplication and 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication. Thus, these can be used for 4th grade up to 6th grade. I have used these as a fun math centres activity and as homework sheets. The pages align with the CCSS math standards for 4th grade & 5th CCSS NBT., requiring the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions within their own drawings. You will need to provide the children with a sheet of construction paper or card to create the actual card, and Fairy Tale drawing, a ruler, pencils, crayons, markers etc. The kids love to share their unique pictures, reflecting upon their problem solving and how their answers and, in turn pictures, differ from their classmates. A gallery walk is a fun reflection activity. And sharing the Fairy Tale Love Stories is actually hilarious! I love teaching older kiddos!  I hope you find this resource useful. Please take a look at the many other resources that I have in my store and on my blog, all aligned with the CCSS and the IB Primary Years Programme. Enjoy! And share the love.  Susan Powers www.pypteachingtools.com