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Math Basic Facts – BLACK BELT CHALLENGE
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Math Basic Facts – BLACK BELT CHALLENGE

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A basic fact challenge – can your students pass all 10 levels to achieve their ‘Black Belt’ in basic facts? Students are given a time frame to finish a certain amount of questions with 100% accuracy in order to pass a level (time frame and quantity of questions to be decided by each teacher). Each card has the answers on the back so students mark their own work … no extra work for you! Level 1 – White Belt – addition (numerals 0-10) Level 2 – Yellow Belt – subtraction (numerals 0-20) Level 3 - Orange Belt – addition and subtraction Level 4 – Green Belt – addition and subtraction with a missing number or sign Level 5 – Blue Belt – multiplication (0x0 to 12x12) Level 6 – Purple Belt – division Level 7 – Pink Belt – multiplication and division Level 8 – Red Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Level 9 – Brown Belt - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with a missing number or sign Level 10 – Black Belt – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with brackets Included: ♦ 60 different cards for each level (total of 600 cards – just print what you need). ♦ Student recording sheet (use this or just write the answers in a math exercise book). ♦ Certificates – provided in both colour and black/white. ♦ Student celebration sheet (colour the belt as you achieve). ♦ Class tracking sheet. ♦ Teacher notes. ♦ Blank templates to adjust the order of the levels (if desired) – student celebration sheet and class tracking sheet. ♦ Supplementary sheets for US classrooms (the word ‘colour’ changed to ‘color’). What you need to do: Print, cut, fold and laminate the cards. (They need to be folded so the question is on the front and the answer is on the back). Admittedly this takes a bit of setting up, but sit yourself in front of the TV with the laminator and time will go quickly! You will find this resource extremely useful because it caters to such a wide range of ability levels and the cards can be used in many different ways (not just for this black belt challenge). ♦ 10 levels. ♦ 60 cards per level. ♦ 20 questions per card. ♦ Answers are on the back of the card (great for self-marking). ♦ Questions and answers are all numbered 1-20. ♦ All of the cards in each level have the same degree of difficulty. ♦ Size 14 Calibri font is used. Alternate questions are in bold font. ♦ Each card is approximately 45mm by 135mm in size (once folded). ♦ 4 cards per A4 sheet of paper. Please note that the cards used in this resource can also be purchased in separate sets which are not part of the ‘Black Belt Challenge’. The cards are identical but they are all black/white. They are available in my store ... Math Basic Fact Cards Set 1-10 © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki Star Domains - Reference Cards
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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
Anzac Day – Poppy Watches
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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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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
Zoo Animals – Basic Report
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Zoo Animals – Basic Report

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A fun concertina booklet to present information about 27 different zoo animals. The Report Headings: What do I look like? What do I eat? Who are my enemies? What do I like to do? Where do I live? Interesting fact. What type of animal am I? (amphibian, bird, fish, mammal, reptile – tick the correct box) Cover page – give the animal a name; write your own name; colour the animal. How To Construct: 1. Trim around the outside of the page. 2. Fold in half and glue. 3. Concertina fold to make a booklet. Included: ♦ Template for 27 different zoo animals. ♦ Blank template (to make for other animals). ♦ Construction instructions. The Animals: Bear Cheetah Crocodile Elephant Flamingo Frog Giraffe Gorilla Hippopotamus Kangaroo Koala Lion Lizard Monkey Panda Parrot Peacock Penguin Polar Bear Rhinoceros Sloth Snake Tiger Toucan Tortoise Walrus Zebra Designed on A4 size paper. Can be enlarged to allow additional room for writing. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity
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Diwali - ‘Henna Hands’ art activity

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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
The Treaty of Waitangi – Thought Bubbles
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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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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
Drama Improvisation Activity - 'Freeze'.
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Drama Improvisation Activity - 'Freeze'.

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This is an easy, super-fun improvisation activity that you can do in the classroom with your students. The activity: Two students are acting out a scene … the teacher calls ‘freeze’ …. one of the actors is replaced by another student who recreates the pose … the new actor reads a short statement from a card that they get from the teacher and they begin acting out a new scenario. This resource contains: 120 statement cards. Comprehensive teacher notes. Loads of laughter is guaranteed! Simple and effective. Your students will love it! © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Math Basic Fact Cards –Set 9– Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division & box
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Math Basic Fact Cards –Set 9– Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division & box

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60 basic fact cards with a mixture of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. The answer may be a number or a math sign (+ - x ÷) 20 questions per card. Answers are on the back of the card (great for self-marking) Each card has the same level of difficulty. Every second question is in bold font. All questions/answers are numbered 1-20. Addition questions use numerals 0-10, subtraction uses numerals up to 20 and multiplication and division use the 0x0 to 12x12 facts. Examples of questions: 4+7=□ 12-□=5 3□3=9 □÷12=9 20□5=15 Ideas for using these cards in your classroom: ♦ daily practise. ♦ warm up math activity. ♦ math rotation activity. ♦ independent math centre activity. ♦ early finisher activity. ♦ math challenge activity (eg complete 3 cards in 3 minutes with 100% accuracy) What you need to do: Print, cut, fold and laminate the cards. (They need to be folded so the question is on the front and the answer is on the back). If you purchase additional sets (see below) then I suggest you print them onto coloured paper to differentiate them. Made on A4 size paper. 4 cards per sheet. Each card is approximately 45mm by 135mm. The font is Calibri size 14. 10 different sets of basic fact cards are available in my store: SET 1 – addition SET 2 – subtraction SET 3 – addition and subtraction SET 4 – addition and subtraction with a missing number or sign (eg 4+=9 or 31=4) SET 5 – multiplication (0x0 to 12x12) SET 6 – division SET 7 – multiplication and division SET 8 – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division SET 9 – add/sub/mult/div with a missing number or sign (eg. x4=36 or 279=3) SET 10 – add/sub/mult/div with brackets eg. (3+4) x (12-2) Please note that these sets of basic fact cards are also part of my 'BASIC FACT BLACK BELT CHALLENGE. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki Star Domains - Matching Cards and Activity Sheet
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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
Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge
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Math Basic Facts - 'Math Ninja' Challenge

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A basic fact speed and accuracy challenge. 5 different levels. 100 questions per level. Complete it in the time allocation with 100% accuracy to pass the level. Five Levels: 1) Addition – using single digit numbers 2) Subtraction – facts to 20 3) Multiplication – 0x0 to 12x12 4) Division – same facts as multiplication 5) Mixture – mixture of levels 1 – 4 Suggested Use: Students are given a certain allocation of time to achieve the completion of 100 facts with 100% accuracy. If they do this, they pass that level and move on to the next level. I would operate this challenge once a week, but it’s up to you. You select the time, depending on the ability of your students. Answer sheets are provided for self or buddy marking. Hand out certificates to recognise achievement. Included: ♦ Question sheets (one for each level) ♦ Answer sheets ♦ Student recording sheets ♦ Teacher tracking sheet ♦ Certificates (colour and black/white) ♦ Wall display templates ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Anzac Day -'Battleshots' game
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Anzac Day -'Battleshots' game

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A super-fun game that your students will love! Particularly suitable for New Zealand and Australian classrooms that are looking for learning activities based around Anzac Day. You’re in a trench above Anzac Cove. You receive a coded message from your Commander. Decipher the code and then prepare for battle against a classmate … The game is based on the popular game of ‘Battleships’ but this game has an Anzac theme. Players give co-ordinates to destroy enemy targets in the area across from ‘No Man’s Land’. Vocabulary used in this game will prompt further research to develop a deeper understanding of the time soldiers spent in Gallipoli (eg, bivvy, jam tin bomb, stores, field gun, trench, etc). This resource contains 3 different levels of the code breaking task and the game templates. It will suit a range of abilities, allowing you to differentiate your student’s learning. I believe it suits students from approximately Year 4 upwards (age 8/9 yrs+). Included: ♦ Pre-game codebreaking task – decipher the message that is written in Morse Code (3 different levels). Optional task (it doesn't affect the game). ♦ Game instructions ♦ Game templates (3 different levels) ♦ Post-game activity – write a Morse code message back to your Commander informing him of the outcome of the battle. Math Learning Objective: Geometry (position and orientation): Communicate and interpret location using grid references. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Multiplication Game - 4 in a row (alien theme)
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Multiplication Game - 4 in a row (alien theme)

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A fun multiplication game that reinforces knowledge of the 1x1 to 9x9 facts. Included: ♦ 4 game boards (numbers are arranged differently on each board) ♦ Instructions ♦ Multiplication grid (to support lower ability students) Provided in colour and black/white. How to Play: Player A starts by placing a marker under (or on) two of the alien numbers at the bottom of the game board. Player A multiplies these two numbers together and covers that answer on the board with one of their counters. Player B moves one of the markers to a new number. Player B multiplies these two numbers together and covers that answer on the board with one of their counters. Play continues in this way, with players taking alternate turns and moving only one of the markers each time. If a player moves a marker to make a multiplication question where the answer is already covered, they lose their turn. The winner is the player who makes a row of 4 with their counters. The row may be horizontal, diagonal or vertical. Number of players: 2 Equipment: counters and markers (The markers are used to show which two 'alien' numbers are being multiplied together. You could use counters, paper clips, little sticks, etc.) ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Alphabet Cards - Handwriting Letter Formation
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New Zealand Alphabet Cards - Handwriting Letter Formation

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A comprehensive pack of cards for junior students to learn to write the alphabet. Many options available …. simply print the ones you would like for your classroom. Designed to be laminated. Students ‘write and wipe’. Great for a literacy centre / daily 5 activity. The font: The font used is the 'New Zealand Basic Script'. The letter shapes are identical to those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook - ‘Teaching Handwriting’. The font styles: ♦ regular ♦ outline ♦ dotty Font colours: ♦ black ♦ light grey The selection of cards: ♦ lower case alphabet ♦ upper case alphabet ♦ lower and upper case alphabet with numbers ♦ numbers 0-9 ’Start here’ dots: You can select a card with or without a ‘start here’ dot on each letter/number. So much choice! With all of the variations listed above, you can select the appropriate alphabet cards for your students. For example, you might decide to print …. A lower case alphabet card in grey outline font with ‘start here’ dots. Or perhaps you need …. A number strip in black regular font to assist a student in maths. What ever you need, it should be here. All alphabet cards are A4 size and they have a coloured border. The numbers are ‘strips’ with 3 on each A4 page. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Te Reo Māori High Frequency Words - 500 words on 50 cards
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Te Reo Māori High Frequency Words - 500 words on 50 cards

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High frequency Māori words. ♦ 500 words on 50 cards (10 words on each card). ♦ Each card is listed with a number. ♦ Words are written in order of frequency. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The initial list is 1000 words but this resource only contains the first 500 words. For more information about the lists/words, please visit the following website: http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Teacher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Rauemi/High-frequency-word-lists These cards can be used in a multitude of ways in your classroom. For example: ♦ Spelling activities (eg alphabetical order, words in sentences). ♦ Word study (eg how many syllables, how many vowels). ♦ Handwriting (The font on the cards is ‘NZ basic script’). ♦ Writing – make up a sentence/story using the words. ♦ Oral language ♦ Maths (eg if a=$1, b=$2, c=$3 etc, what is the most expensive word on the card?). ♦ Reading – read the words to a buddy (Permission has been obtained for me to use the words in this resource). ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Handwriting Target Cards
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Handwriting Target Cards

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Do you need some handwriting goals for your lessons? Well, here is a set of 12 ‘handwriting target’ cards. Each card has a target board with a pencil/arrow hitting the centre. A word beginning with the letter ‘S’ is written next to it (eg size, slope, spacing, speed …). Fun and easy for your students to remember. Included: ♦ 12 target cards (2 per page) ♦ teacher notes (brief outline of the 12 target words) ♦ visual prompts for assessment (targets and stars) Great for: ♦ forming success criteria in handwriting lessons ♦ deciding individual goals in handwriting lessons ♦ as a wall display A great reminder for what students need to do to earn a ‘pen licence’. For a great pen licence template, click here The font used on the cards is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The letter shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual  Word Cards
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words (Lists 1-8) - Individual Word Cards

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NZ Essential Spelling Lists 1-8 Word Cards Words written in ‘NZ Basic Script’ font. List 8 – commonly misspelt words. Each list has a different coloured border. These colours match the lists in my other Essential Spelling List Resource – 5 words on a card. Click here to view. 10 words on each A4 piece of paper. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
War Publishing Paper - ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Armistice Day
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War Publishing Paper - ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, Armistice Day

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War themed publishing paper. Suitable for presenting poems, facts, diary writing, narrative, etc. • Lined and unlined. • A4 and Letter size paper. 10 pictures are black silhouettes. 4 pictures are suitable for colouring in. Silhouette images are: Line of soldiers on crest of hill Row of soldiers with guns pointing up Soldiers and cannon Army tank Kneeling soldier Soldier’s face (side profile) Soldiers marching with US flag War ship 3 soldiers in action poses Soldier walking Blackline images are: Army truck Army tank Army Hummer vehicle Army boot ************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources Keywords: ANZAC Day, Rememberance Day, Veterans Day, Armistice Day, War study.
Computer Keyboard Template
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Computer Keyboard Template

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Computer Keyboard Template Included: ♦ blank ♦ black and white ♦ dark grey ♦ light grey ♦ blue ♦ pink ♦ green © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources