New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 5-8 Word Searches

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Lists 5-8 Word Searches

Sixteen Word Searches for Lists 5-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Words. Included: ♦ 16 word searches in lower case letters. ♦ 16 word searches in capital letters. ♦ 16 answer sheets. ♦ Blank template – for your students to create their own word search. Features: ♦ 15 words per word search. One has 20 words. ♦ List words are written in alphabetical order. ♦ 15x15 grid. ♦ A space for your students to write their name. No more unclaimed work lying scattered on the floor! ♦ Words are written in one of eight directions. Arrow symbols provided on each sheet. ♦ Tick boxes next to the word lists to enable your students to complete another activity with these words once they’re finished the word search. Eg. turn the sheet over and write the words in a sentence. (The tick boxes mean the words are not crossed out and unreadable). ♦ Simple graphic included on each sheet. ♦ List number written on each sheet. ♦ Calibri font. ♦ Select the best format for your students – capital or lower case letters. ♦ Large A4 size. Still great when reduced to A5 size. 3 x List 5 5 x List 6 4 x List 7 4 x List 8 Word Searches for Lists 1-4 are also available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words - Activity Sheets - Magenta, Red, Yellow

New Zealand Sight Words - Activity Sheets - Magenta, Red, Yellow

84 activity sheets for words from the Magenta, Red and Yellow levels of the colour wheel. 8 activities on each sheet: ♦ Read it ♦ Colour it ♦ Trace it ♦ Write it ♦ Clap it (how many syllables?) ♦ Spell it (write it in the ‘letter boxes’) ♦ Connect it (draw a line to connect the letters) ♦ Find it (find the word written 4 times) There is also space on the top of each sheet for your students to write their name. The font: The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. New challenges: The sheets are all the same format however there are a couple of new challenges as the levels progress. ♦ At the Magenta and Red levels, the ‘connect it’ letters are all joined either vertically, diagonally or horizontally in a left to right manner. At the Yellow level the letters may also be joined in a ‘backwards’ manner (ie, right to left direction). ♦ At the Magenta level all of the ‘find it’ words are written with the NZ basic script font. At the red level there are 8 different easy-to-read fonts used, and at the Yellow level 8 more different fonts are introduced that are slightly more decorative/complex. (see examples of all 3 levels on the thumbnail images above) Words Used: Magenta (25 words): I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red (28 words): we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow (31 words): when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf Made on A4 size paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words - graphing

New Zealand Sight Words - graphing

47 graph templates using NZ sight words from the Magenta to Orange levels. Students circle the words, colour the graph and write the number in the circle below. A great way to cover literacy and numeracy at the same time. The graphs progress in difficulty: At the Magenta level students are only working with a few words on a simple 5x4 graph. By the time they get to Orange, the task has become more challenging with the number of words that they need to plot on a 6x6 graph. For example: ♦ Magenta – 4 different words to graph. 15 words to circle and graph. A maximum number of 5. ♦ Orange - 6 different words to graph. 25 words to circle and graph. A maximum number of 6. Included: ♦ Magenta – 7 graphs ♦ Red – 6 graphs ♦ Yellow – 7 graphs ♦ Blue - 7 graphs ♦ Green – 9 graphs ♦ Orange – 11 graphs ♦ 2 blank templates to make your own activity. (Magenta and Orange templates). The thumbnail images above show a graph for Magenta, Yellow and Orange. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Words Used: Magenta: I like going is mum look the am said to at went in me here my on dad a and come up can sat for Red: we get put with go no they today was where you she he this are will as too not but likes down big it little see so looked Yellow: when came one it’s make an all back day into oh out play ran do take that then there him saw his got looking of yes mother from her baby father Blue: have help here’s home let need again laugh soon talked could had find end making under very were your walk girl about don’t last what now goes because next than fun bag coming did or cake run Green: always good walked know please them use want feel just left best house old their right over love still took thank you school much brother sister round another myself new some asked called made people children away water how Mrs if I’m Mr who didn’t can’t after our time most Orange: man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave something bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push Word List Acknowledgement: www.tkp.school.nz/files/530877945427c642/folders/1/Highfrequencyhomewordlists%20(2).pdf ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Sun and Moon Art

Sun and Moon Art

A fun, creative and bright art project for your students to enjoy. Select the template that best fits your students. 3 Different Templates: ♦ draw your own patterns and then add colour. ♦ draw half of the patterns and then add colour. ♦ just add colour. Suggested Colouring: ♦ Moon side - cool colours (shades of blue, green, purple) ♦ Sun side - warm colours (shades of red, yellow, orange) Suggested Curriculum Links: ♦ Māori myths and legends (Rona and the Moon; Maui and the Sun). ♦ Solar system / Space / Night and Day study. ♦ Maths – geometry (patterns, shapes). Also a great activity during busy assessment periods … your students can work on this independently while you’re testing :) Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

Māori Myths and Legends - Word Searches

A fabulous resource to have in New Zealand classrooms when studying Māori Myths and Legends. Great for a follow-up activity after reading the story, or to have as an early-finisher task. 12 word searches. Eleven of the word searches have a Māori themed border or panel that can be coloured after finding all of the words. One word search has a flame/fire themed border (How Maui Found the Secret of Fire). These word searches are designed to go with the fabulous stories written by Peter Gossage. These books are commonly found in NZ schools and are also easily available for purchase in book stores. (They have amazing artwork!) The words used in the word searches are taken from the stories in these books. The 12 Word Searches: ♦ How Maui Slowed the Sun ♦ The Fish of Maui ♦ How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone ♦ How Maui Found his Mother ♦ In the Beginning ♦ How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death ♦ How Maui Found the Secret of Fire ♦ Battle of the Mountains ♦ Pania of the Reef ♦ Rona and the Moon ♦ The Giant of Lake Wakatipu ♦ Hinemoa and Tūtānekai Each word search is on A4 size paper and can easily be reduced to A5 if necessary. There are 16 words to be found on each word search. ANSWER SHEETS are included. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

MATARIKI - Star Craft with Facts

Are you looking for a great activity for teaching your students some knowledge about Matariki (the Māori New Year)? This is an engaging activity that will look great in your classroom. Your students will colour/decorate a star template (2x A4 size pages) and then cut and glue it to reveal a fact about Matariki behind the ‘flaps’. There are 30 different facts which will hopefully allow a different fact for each student in your class. After constructing the stars, your students can orally share their fact with the class to help build knowledge about Matariki. The stars can be pinned to the wall or you can hang them to create a fabulous galaxy! Some precision is required with cutting and gluing. If you have younger students, you may like to buddy them up with an older class (great for fostering the tuakana-teina relationship). Included: ♦ Instructions that are easy-to-follow (pictures included). ♦ List of the 30 facts. ♦ Template – front of the star ♦ Template – back of the star (with fact) x30 Examples of the Facts: ♦ Matariki is a cluster of stars that disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in late May or early June. ♦ If you drove to the Matariki stars in a car at a speed of 100 km/hr, you would arrive in 4.8 billion years! ♦ The stars of Matariki were used by the crews of voyaging waka as a navigational aid to guide them across the Pacific Ocean. ♦ It is now thought that there are 9 stars (rather than 7) in the Matariki star cluster. Their names are: Uru-ā-rangi, Waitī, Waitā, Tupu-ā-rangi, Tupu-ā-nuku, Matariki, Waipuna-ā-rangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. Many of these facts will be a great starting point for a topic of inquiry. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Matariki - Math Art - Parabolic Curve Stars

Celebrate the Māori New Year with this activity that includes a math focus (parabolic curves). Parabolic Curves – draw a series of straight intersecting lines between dots on the template and watch curves magically appear! Super-fun and engaging. 4 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STARS: ♦ 4-point ♦ 5-point ♦ 6-point ♦ 8-point 4 ACTIVITY OPTIONS: ♦ Create the star and write a fact about Matariki in the box underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template, cut it out and glue on a coloured piece of paper/card. Type or write a fact about Matariki and glue it underneath. ♦ Create the star on the circle template. Cut it out and glue it onto some card. Write a fact about Matariki on the back and hang it. ♦ Use the example stars as a colouring activity only. Display any way you wish. INCLUDED: ♦ Instructions. ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates with box to write in underneath ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle ♦ 4, 5, 6, 8 star templates in circle with lines already drawn INSTRUCTIONS: Easy-to-follow instructions are included. One instruction is written and shown on an A4 size page so they are great to show via a data projector if you have one. The pattern is very simple (eg. join dot 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, etc). A black ball-point pen and coloured pencils are recommended for completing this activity. Please note that some of the templates included in this resource are also found in one of my other resources: STAR ART – using parabolic curves. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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MATARIKI - Wishing Star

MATARIKI - Wishing Star

A creative classroom activity for celebrating Matariki (the Māori New Year). Hiwa-i-te-rangi is one of the 9 stars in the Matariki star cluster. It is known as the ‘wishing star’. This star has a connection to our hopes, dreams and aspirations for the year ahead. The Process: 1. Draw patterns in the spaces around the star shape (use a black ball-point pen). 2. Colour. 3. Write a wish in the star. 4. Cut out around the outside black frame. 5. Display on the wall (you may like to do this so it looks like a patchwork quilt). Three different templates are provided for you to select from. Two templates have pre-drawn patterns in the boxes at the bottom, and one is blank so your students can design their own patterns. Included: ♦ Instructions ♦ Information card about Hiwa-i-te-rangi ♦ Template A – with patterns ♦ Template B – with patterns ♦ Template C - blank (draw your own patterns) Made on A4 size paper. Finished size of artwork (after cutting it out) is approx 18cm x 18cm. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Reading – Junior Journal 55 - Activity Worksheets

New Zealand Reading – Junior Journal 55 - Activity Worksheets

Follow-up activity sheets for ‘NZ Junior Journal 55’ for your classroom reading programme. This resource will save you hours of time! A worksheet for every item in the journal (1 story, 3 articles 1 play and 1 poem). Answer sheets are provided where applicable. 13 Worksheets Included: ♦ Identifying ‘kiwi’ things on NZ money. Acronyms / initialisms. ♦ Design a new coin / note. ♦ Complete a table. True or false? ♦ If you were to design a new banknote … ♦ ‘Who’ questions. ♦ Research task – graphic organiser (Kea bird) ♦ Glossary for Maori words. Comprehension questions. Finish a tukutuku pattern. ♦ Repeat a tukutuku ‘staircase’ pattern on a grid. (Example also provided). ♦ Create a tukutuku pattern on a grid. ♦ Author intention / message. Figurative language. Symbolism. ♦ Graphic organiser – is/can/has. Draw and label a picture. ♦ Cloze activity (fill in the missing words). Plus 2 BONUS worksheets: JJ55 contains the final chapter in the story ‘Zapped’ (chapters 1-3 in JJ52, 53, 54) so I have included a couple of extra activity sheets that look at all 4 chapters. ♦ Draw and write about a main event in each chapter. ♦ Book/story review. Junior Journal Hunt: Also included is a 'Junior Journal Hunt'. 32 questions - one question for every page in the book. Questions relate to the text (eg comprehension, word study, etc) and the pictures. A word study reference sheet is included for your students to refer to (less interruptions while you're with another group!) and certificate templates to celebrate the children's success and effort. Head to my store to view my other Junior Journal resources (from JJ 40 onwards). Topics in Junior Journal 55: ♦ New Zealand money ♦ New Zealand Māori culture – tukutuku panels ♦ New Zealand birds ♦ Robot mayhem ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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CHRISTMAS STAR – Write a Christmas Wish

CHRISTMAS STAR – Write a Christmas Wish

A fun Christmas activity that you can display in the classroom and then take home to hang on the Christmas tree. 2 Design Options: ♦ lift the flaps to reveal a Christmas picture and write a Christmas wish on the back of the star. ♦ lift the flaps to reveal a Christmas wish and have the picture on the back of the star. Included: ♦ Star templates – 30 different picture options. ♦ Instructions – construction, colouring, writing. ♦ Blank template to draw your own picture. 2 Paper Sizes: There are 2 files included in this resource to suit many classrooms around the world. ♦ A4 paper size. ♦ Letter paper size. Suitable for: I believe this activity is suitable for approximately 8 years and over. Some precision with cutting and gluing is required. 2 pieces of paper are used to make each star (front and back). There are 30 different pictures included for the ‘back’ star template which allows plenty of choice for you and your students. Pictures from 5 different clip artists have been used so there is some variation in the style of pictures. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Sight Words – ORANGE words - 62 worksheets

New Zealand Sight Words – ORANGE words - 62 worksheets

62 activity sheets for words from the ORANGE level of the NZ reading colour wheel. 8 activities on each sheet: ♦ Read it ♦ Colour it ♦ Trace it ♦ Write it ♦ Clap it (how many syllables?) ♦ Spell it (write it in the ‘letter boxes’) ♦ Connect it (draw a line to connect the letters) ♦ Find it (find the word written 4 times) There is also space on the top of each sheet for your students to write their name. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Words Used: man think long things wanted eat everyone two thought dog well more I’ll tree shouted us other food through way been stop must red door sea these began boy animals never work first lots that’s gave bed may found live say night small three head town I’ve around every garden fast only many laughed let’s suddenly told word forgot better bring push Please note: the word ‘something’ is not included in this resource due to it being too long for this template. Also Available: * MAGENTA, RED AND YELLOW worksheets. * BLUE AND GREEN worksheets. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Blends and Digraphs - Activity sheets

Blends and Digraphs - Activity sheets

Worksheets for common blends and digraphs. Activities: ♦ write your name. ♦ colour the blend. ♦ trace and write the blend. ♦ find the blend 4 times and colour the circle. ♦ colour the picture. ♦ write the blend to make 4 words. ♦ write the 4 words in the letter boxes. There is also an empty box in the bottom left corner. This is so you can design an activity for your students. For example: • draw a picture of a word that has the blend. • hunt for a word around the classroom (in a book, on the wall, etc) that has the blend and write it. • write the blend as many times as you can. • write the blend in fancy lettering. • write a sentence using a word that has the blend. Included: ♦ 40 worksheets ♦ Teacher notes (including a resource to help teach the ‘letter boxes’). ♦ Each worksheet is the same format. ♦ Made on A4 size paper. ♦ Made with the NZ Basic Script font so they are especially suitable for New Zealand classrooms. List of blends and digraphs used: (36 beginning and 4 final) br- cr- dr- fr- gr- pr- tr- wr- bl- cl- fl- gl- pl- sl- ch- ph- sh- th- wh- sc- sk- sm- sn- sp- st- sw- kn- qu- tw- scr- shr- spl- spr- squ- str- thr- -ck -ng -sh -st © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Reading - Junior Journal 54 - Activity Worksheets

New Zealand Reading - Junior Journal 54 - Activity Worksheets

Follow-up activity sheets for ‘NZ Junior Journal 54’ for your classroom reading programme. This resource will save you hours of time! A worksheet for every item in the journal (2 stories, 2 articles and 1 poem). Answer sheets are provided where applicable. Included: ♦ Cloze (write the correct word in the gaps). ♦ Make a poster. ♦ Ordering – make a booklet. ♦ Fact writing. ♦ Design (futuristic life jacket). ♦ Rhyming words. ♦ Stick puppet templates. ♦ True or false? Labelling. ♦ Fingerprint fun – stamp your own fingerprints. ♦ Unjumble the muddled sentences. ♦ Word search Junior Journal Hunt: Also included is a 'Junior Journal Hunt'. 32 questions - one question for every page in the book. Questions relate to the text (eg comprehension, word study, etc) and the pictures. A word study reference sheet is included for your students to refer to (less interruptions while you're with another group!) and certificate templates to celebrate the children's success and effort. Also available in my store: Junior Journal worksheets for JJ 40 - 53. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Christmas Gift Tags – Black and White Templates

Christmas Gift Tags – Black and White Templates

20 different gift tags for your students to colour and write on. Included: ♦ 20 black and white templates ♦ 20 black and white templates – without the words to and from ♦ blank template (students design their own) 4 tags per A4 page. A variety of both horizontal and vertical orientation. A fun and useful activity for your students during the festive season. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

A fun and creative art activity to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ACTIVITY 1 Draw patterns on the hand templates using a black pen/marker/ink (there are lots of images on the internet to get inspiration). Cut out and display on a coloured background. ACTIVITY 2 Draw patterns in the hands of the boy/girl. Colour the rest of the picture. Three different templates provided (boy, girl, unisex). ACTIVITY 3 Draw patterns in the hand template and write an acrostic poem. Write your name or a fact about Diwali in the box under the handprint. INCLUDED: ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Handprints – template. ♦ Handprints – template with border. ♦ Handprints – with coloured background (x2). ♦ Example – designs on hands with a coloured background. ♦ Example - designs on hands with a plain white background. ♦ Handprints – boy/girl/unisex. ♦ Single handprint with acrostic poem template. ♦ Single handprint (2 per page). ********************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Te Reo Māori - 100 high frequency words - Activity Sheets

Te Reo Māori - 100 high frequency words - Activity Sheets

Activity sheets for 100 high frequency Māori sight words. 8 activities on each sheet: ♦ Read it ♦ Colour it ♦ Trace it ♦ Write it ♦ Clap it (How many syllables?) ♦ Spell it (write it in the ‘letter boxes’) ♦ Connect it (draw a line to connect the letters) ♦ Find it (find the word 4 times) There is also space on the top of each sheet for your students to write their name. The font: The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The font used in the ‘Find it’ section is Comic Sans. Made on A4 size paper. Words used: For a list of the words used in this resource, head to the website listed below and view ‘1000 frequent words of Māori – in frequency order’. The words I have used are from te to kāre (excluding whanaunga and whakaaturanga as these words were too long to fit on the template). The word ‘Māori’ has 2 activity sheets – with and without a capital letter. http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists Translations: This resource has been created to support Māori medium education in Aotearoa. A helpful resource for full immersion and bilingual classes. If you would like a copy of this resource with the English words written in Te Reo Māori then let me know the translations that you would like and I will happily adapt it for you. ********************************************************************** More Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

Handwriting/Printing copy cards for New Zealand classrooms using the Māori alphabet and proverbs. a e i o u h k m n p r t w wh ng 30 cards in total – 2 cards for each letter. A5 size (2 cards per A4 size paper). Laminate the cards. Students look at the card and copy one line of each letter into their exercise book, followed by the sentence (the proverb). 3 different sets of cards provided: ♦ with the English translation (no numbers) ♦ with full-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) ♦ with half-height numbers 0-9 (no English translation) The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter/number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. *** Lots of other New Zealand Handwriting and Te Reo Maori resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Diwali - Paper lantern craft

Diwali - Paper lantern craft

Celebrate Diwali (The Festival of Lights) by making these paper lanterns. Fun, easy to make and they look great hanging in the classroom. Included: ♦ 10 x different templates ♦ Handle template (just cut paper strips if you want to cut down on printing) ♦ Construction instructions ♦ One substitute template for the spelling of the word colour/color A variety of templates to suit what you are looking for. Some are plain (so your students can add their own patterns/designs) while others are already decorative and just need colouring. Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Diwali – Candle Display Mats

Diwali – Candle Display Mats

A fun, effective art activity for your students when celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Colour, cut and place a tealight candle in the centre. Laminate if desired. Included: ♦ 4 x templates with a design ♦ 1 x blank template (students design their own pattern) Size: Approximately 16.5cm in diameter. Provided in 2 paper sizes: ♦ A4 paper ♦ Letter paper ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8

Activity sheets for words from lists 1-8 of the NZ Essential Spelling Word Lists. Activities: ♦ Write the words. ♦ Write the words and identify the vowels (highlight, colour, circle, etc). ♦ How many syllables? Colour the number to show the answer. ♦ Write the words in alphabetical order. ♦ Write the words in the correct letter boxes. ♦ Write the words on the ‘word wall’ (interesting fonts, colours, etc). ♦ Write a sentence using as many of the words as you can. Please click on the 'Preview' button above to see a large example of the worksheets. Included: ♦ 35 activity sheets ♦ Teacher notes ♦ Teaching aids (for explaining the 'letter boxes' if your students are unfamiliar with them) ♦ Answers – for the alphabetical order and letter box activities 10 words per activity sheet. A4 size paper. List 8 = Commonly misspelt words The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. Use these sheets for a word work activity, literacy station, homework sheet, etc. List 1 – 1 sheet List 2 – 2 sheets List 3 – 3 sheets List 4 – 5 sheets List 5 – 5 sheets List 6 – 7 sheets List 7 – 6 sheets List 8 – 6 sheets ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns

Math Art – Rotational Symmetry – Mandala Patterns

A fun activity for your students when studying geometry or cultural celebrations such as Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Students use the grid lines and lines of symmetry to help them draw the pattern in the other sections of the circle. The lines are light grey and they will become less visible after colouring. Included: ♦ 3 different patterns ♦ Blank template (students can make up their own pattern) For each of the 3 patterns: ♦ student template with grid lines. ♦ completed student template (great as a reference during the lesson). ♦ the pattern without the grid lines (could be used as a simple colouring activity if desired). An example of what is included for each of the 3 patterns is included in the images. Provided in 2 different paper sizes: ♦ A4 size paper ♦ Letter size paper Make ... colour ... cut ... display The blank template includes: grid lines, lines of symmetry, outer circle. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya

Diwali – Make a Salt Dough Diya

A fun, easy craft activity for celebrating Diwali (The Festival of Lights). Follow the instructions to make a diya out of salt dough and leave it to air dry for a few days. Decorate before drying (like the images provided), or dry and then paint/decorate. MAKING THE DIYA: Resources to assist with making the diya include: ♦ Teacher notes (with lots of ideas and hints). ♦ Recipe for your students to follow (makes 1 diya). ♦ Sequencing Cards – use as a recipe or as a sequencing task before making. These include pictures and text. WRITING TASKS: Two writing tasks are included as a follow-up to the craft activity. ♦ procedural / instructional writing (3 different templates). ♦ newspaper report writing (2 different templates plus an example). One of the newspaper reports is a fill-in-the-blanks template which is suitable for junior students. The instructions state to air dry the diya (takes a few days) but you could choose to dry it in the oven to speed up the process (details included in the teacher notes). WHAT YOU NEED: Flour, salt and water. Things to decorate it with (buttons, beads, shells, glitter, paint, etc). If you have junior students, this is a great activity for you to do with a buddy class who are a bit older. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Mystery Codes

New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Mystery Codes

A high-interest activity to assist your students with learning their essential spelling words. Students use a ‘Secret Code Alphabet Sheet’ to decode the 5 mystery words on their worksheet. Then they complete the other activities using these 5 words. Activities: ♦ Decode the mystery words using the secret code alphabet sheet. ♦ Write the words in the letter boxes. ♦ Write the words in alphabetical order. ♦ Select one (or more) words and write it in a fancy way (word art). Included: ♦ 58 activity sheets for all of the words in Lists 1-7. ♦ Secret code alphabet sheets ♦ Answers ♦ Teacher notes ♦ Materials for teaching the ‘letter boxes’ activity 58 Worksheets: ♦ List 1 - 2 sheets ♦ List 2 - 4 sheets ♦ List 3 - 6 sheets ♦ List 4 - 10 sheets ♦ List 5 - 10 sheets ♦ List 6 - 14 sheets ♦ List 7 - 12 sheets The Secret Codes: ♦ List 1 & 2 – flowers (the same code) ♦ List 3 - circles ♦ List 4 - faces (emotions) ♦ List 5 - tribal patterns ♦ List 6 - heads ♦ List 7 - ice blocks The ‘Alphabet Code Sheets’ are designed to be laminated and used multiple times. There are 2 on each A4 size page. Print and cut. Sheets are labelled with the list number in the top left corner (eg 4e) The code breaking activity works on important skills such as comparing/contrasting, predicting and skimming/scanning. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
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