# Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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#### Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking

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This is a set of 10 board games that work on STRATEGY rather than CHANCE. The only equipment you need is counters/markers. Provided in both colour and black/white. Easy-to-follow instructions are written on the game boards. All games are for 2 players. These games develop skills such as: ♦ strategic thinking ♦ logical thinking ♦ spatial perception ♦ planning ahead ♦ social interaction (not played on a screen!) Games: ♦ Spiralin’ ♦ Slide it! ♦ Sandwich ♦ Choices ♦ Pretwa ♦ Block ♦ Len Choa ♦ Nine Holes ♦ Tapatan ♦ Nine Field Kono Designed on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Star Art - using parabolic curves

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Fun With Lines. Templates to create 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars. Draw straight lines connecting the dots on the templates and curves will magically appear … such fun! (Parabolic Curves). Included: ♦ 4x student templates – 4, 5, 6 and 8 point stars ♦ Example stars ♦ Easy-to-follow instructions (with images) The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Colour your artwork. ♦ Cut the artwork out around the circle. ♦ Display the stars. The Instructions: I have provided 7 steps to complete the artwork. Each step is on one page with concise instructions and an image. Print them out or display via a data projector – a great way for your students to self-check and manage their own learning. (Plus it will save you from having to answer millions of “Is this right?” questions!) The Practise Part: At the bottom of each template there is a section to practise ruling the lines and getting the hang of making parabolic curves before attempting it on the actual template. The artwork looks tricky …. but it is actually very simple! Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, math, ruler, straight lines, star, space, galaxy, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Diwali - Paper lantern craft

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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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#### Mother’s Day Flower Art Activity

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A fun, effective art activity for your students to complete and give to their mother on Mother’s Day. It looks tricky …. but it is very simple! The artwork involves drawing a number of straight lines between the dots on a template. Your students will get a thrill when the curves just appear! Included: ♦ dotty template. ♦ template with lines (this can be used to show the completed design, or for a ‘colouring only’ activity). ♦ example of finished, coloured artwork. ♦ simple, clear instructions (with images). I have provided 8 steps to complete the line art. Each step is on one page. The instructions are suitable for displaying via a data projector so all of your students can refer to it and self-check. The Process: ♦ Draw the lines. ♦ Draw a stem, leaves, flower pot, etc. ♦ Write words/phrases in the petals that describe your Mother. ♦ Colour/decorate. ♦ Give to your Mother. This activity is also suitable as a general art activity. You don’t have to use it for Mother’s Day. Have a student that doesn’t celebrate Mother’s Day? No problem. They can make the flower and decorate it in a different way. Skill enhancement: ruling straight lines with precision. Keywords: parabolic curves, string art, line art, geometry, flower, math, ruler, straight lines. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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#### Koru Art – 4 Different Templates

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The koru is a popular symbol in New Zealand. Here is a set of 4 different templates that can be used in a variety of ways …. you decide! The 4 Templates: ♦ Plain (koru only) ♦ Radiating lines behind koru ♦ Patchwork lines behind koru ♦ Radiating lines with patterns behind koru Ideas: ♦ Draw patterns in the background spaces. ♦ Write words in the background spaces (eg ‘all about me’). ♦ Colour using warm/cool colours. ♦ Colour using blending/shading. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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#### Matariki – The Seven Kites of Matariki – Activity Sheets for the book

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A set of activity sheets for the following book: Title: The Seven Kites of Matariki Author: Calico McClintock Illustrator: Dominique Ford 21 activity sheets that suit a range of abilities. Included: ♦ Word search – junior and senior ♦ Cloze – junior and senior (write the missing words) ♦ Order the events in the story (cut and paste activity) ♦ Letter boxes ♦ Acrostic poem templates (Ururangi / Matariki) ♦ Story board – with and without words ♦ Maths – tally chart and block graph (favourite kite in the story) ♦ Design a kite (template) ♦ Alphabetical order (shells) ♦ Research and drawing task (shells) ♦ Character traits of Ururangi ♦ Drawing task – as if looking through binoculars ♦ Trifold – beginning, middle and end ♦ Postage stamp design ♦ Book cover design ♦ Writing - Newspaper article ♦ Writing – If I was a kite I would … Answer sheets are provided for: ♦ word search (x2) ♦ ordering the events ♦ cloze (x2) Made on A4 size paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Rugby Poetry Writing

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A fun poetry writing resource for your students to use when looking at the sport of RUGBY. Great to use during sport studies or times such as the Rugby World Cup. Two oval (rugby ball shaped) pieces of paper are stapled together at the top. The bottom piece displays the poem and the top piece has a player outline for your students to draw their favourite player. (Your students could also use this to design a new team uniform). I consider the body outline to be generic enough for male or female rugby players to be drawn. TYPES OF POEMS: Diamante Poem (x2 : long - 7 lines; short - 5 lines) Cinquain Poem Haiku Poem INCLUDED: Poem Framework (charts showing the structure of each poem) Cover Page and Poem Templates Examples of poems Blank oval shape (not needed, but included as an option for you) COVER PAGES: There are 3 different cover pages to choose from. The word ‘RUGBY’ displayed in the border Plain border No border Designed on A4 size paper. FREE BONUS TEMPLATES INCLUDED: Haiku - Bookmark Diamante - Square THE POEM STRUCTURES: Haiku - title, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables Cinquain - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 4 word phrase, 1 synonym Diamante (a) - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 2 adjectives, 1 synonym Diamante (b) - 1 noun, 2 adjectives, 3 verbs, 4 word phrase, 3 verbs, 2 adjectives, 1 synonym Check out my store for more RUGBY resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design C)

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A super-fun art project for your students when celebrating special days such as: ♦ ANZAC Day ♦ Remembrance Day ♦ Memorial Day ♦ Armistice Day This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create poppy inspired art work. This is Design C (medal). Included: ♦ Template ♦ Example – black/white and colour ♦ Instructions Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (even the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The designs look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Equipment Needed: You need a ruler and a pen (black works best). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Size: The artwork measures approximately 17cm x 17cm. Designed on A4 size paper. This is Design C (medal). Other designs are also available in my store: Design A - wreath Design B - cross Design D - poppy Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete on St Patrick’s Day. There are 2 different templates to choose from. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour. There is space at the bottom of each template for a writing task that you may wish to set (eg ‘If I found a pot of gold I would …’). If you don’t want this, simply cut the artwork out when finished. Included: ♦ Shamrock with pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock without pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock – draw your own stem, without pot of gold. ♦ Practise template. ♦ Example of the completed design. ♦ Instructions. The templates are provided in both black and light grey dots. Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template. Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black or green works best for this project). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc) Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, Ireland, Irish, luck. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

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#### Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards

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A set of 9 reference cards about the stars in the Matariki cluster. Each card shows the name of the star and the area of the environment that it holds dominion over. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. 2 reference cards per A4 sheet of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet

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This resource is designed to help students learn the names of the stars in the Matariki cluster and their associations (domains). Included: ♦ Matching cards - black and white ♦ Matching cards - coloured border ♦ Activity sheet - cut, match and paste ♦ Answer sheet The matching cards can be used to play 'Memory'. Place all of the cards face down and take turns at flipping two cards over. If they match, you keep the cards. If they don't match, you flip them back over. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end. Please note that the domains may vary between iwi. Designed on A4 paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Anzac Day – Poppy Watches

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A fun activity for junior students. Colour the poppy watch and wear it around your wrist. 2 Different Designs: ♦ Poppy in a circle ♦ Poppy Each design has the option of a plain band, or one with the words ‘ANZAC DAY’ written on it. Made on A4 size paper. 4 watches per sheet. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Diwali – Candle Display Mats

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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

#### The Treaty of Waitangi – Thought Bubbles

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Templates for your students to record possible thoughts that these people may have been thinking regarding the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Key Competency – Thinking from another person’s perspective. Two Formats: ♦ Circles ♦ Ovals Pictures: ♦ 5 men ♦ 5 women All of the pictures are of Māori people (traditional and colonial dress). The words are written in Māori language - Te Tiriti o Waitangi. These look great coloured, cut out and displayed on the wall. The circles are approximately 18 cm in diameter when cut and the ovals are the size of an A4 page. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Minibeasts - Code Breaking (Pig Pen Code)

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Professor Diggalot has discovered some ancient documents that belonged to the ‘Puggawigga’ people from long ago. He has been unable to decipher the mysterious code that these texts are written in, so he has written to you to ask if you can help him. Are you up for the challenge? Interesting, fun facts about 22 different minibeasts are written in code and displayed on ancient parchment paper. (Plain black and white copy is also included) This resource includes: * Scenario outline * Teacher notes – how to decipher the code, etc. * List of the 22 minibeasts * Poster – definition of minibeast / invertebrate * Letter from Professor Diggalot (requesting your assistance) * Photo of Professor Diggalot at the site of the Puggawigga ruins * Ancient document - alphabet grid * Code breaking tool – alphabet grid - student handout (also in black and white) * Ancient documents on parchment paper (the codes) (also in black and white) * Answers Facts/Codes for these 22 creatures: Ladybug, grasshopper, ant, wasp, spider, praying mantis, moth, butterfly, snail, worm, bumble bee, dragonfly, honey bee, earwig, flea, mosquito, fly, aphid, caterpillar, cicada, cockroach, millipede. A super-fun activity for learning about minibeasts / invertebrates. Get your code-breaking cap on! © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

#### Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting

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Matariki (the Māori New Year) is a time for reflecting on the past and setting goals for the coming year. Students write or draw their goal on the bunting, then decorate, cut and hang. If you don't want to hang them, simply trim the flap off the top. Provided with and without lines. 2 per A4 sheet of paper. Enjoy this freebie! ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources