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Strategy Board Games for Critical Thinking
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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
Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.
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Poppy Art – Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, Anzac Day.

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A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete leading up to Remembrance Day / Memorial Day / Armistice Day / Anzac Day. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template, to create a poppy. Your students could write something in the petals before colouring (eg facts, opinons, a 4 line poem, etc). Display them together to make a 'poppy patchwork quilt'. Included: ♦ Template – black dots ♦ Template – light grey dots ♦ Example – black/white ♦ Instructions ♦ Teacher notes Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points (the curves are made with straight lines … it’s like magic!). The design looks more complicated than it actually is. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. A pattern is repeated 8 times. 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: 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. Keywords: string art, parabolic curves, math, geometry, patterns, war, symbolism, veteran, © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8
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New Zealand Essential Spelling Words – Activity Sheets – Lists 1-8

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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
Diwali - Word Search - FREEBIE
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Diwali - Word Search - FREEBIE

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A word search to celebrate Diwali (Deepavali), the Hindu Festival of Lights. ♦ 18 words ♦ answers included ♦ words can be found in 8 different directions *** More Diwali resources available in my store. ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Matariki - Free Goal Setting Bunting
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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
Stick Puppets  -  CRAZY CREATURES / MONSTERS  -  84 puppets in total!
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Stick Puppets - CRAZY CREATURES / MONSTERS - 84 puppets in total!

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Super-fun stick puppets! Simply laminate and attach a craft stick. Great for oral language development, co-operative learning, topic based study, drama, performance skills, engaging reluctant learners, etc … Can also be used as a writing prompt (eg script writing, narrative writing, descriptive writing …). Or use them as a tool in a creative art unit. This set contains 84 puppets in total. Your students will LOVE making up performances with these colourful stick puppets. © Suzanne Welch, 2016 Visit my store for more stick puppets and other great classroom resources. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you.
Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc   (Design C)
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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
Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc  (Design B)
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Poppy Art – ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day, Memorial Day, Armistice Day, etc (Design B)

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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 B (cross). 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. Other designs are also available (in my store): * Design A - wreath * Design C - medal * Design D - poppy © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
New Zealand Sight Words – Colour by Code – Magenta and Red
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New Zealand Sight Words – Colour by Code – Magenta and Red

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A set of 10 activity sheets for students working at the Magenta and Red levels on the NZ reading colour wheel. Colour the words according to the code to reveal a mystery picture. Included: ♦ 5 x magenta activity sheets ♦ 5 x red activity sheets ♦ 10 x answer sheets ♦ Colour chart to help your students read the colour words Each worksheet has a space for your students to write their name. A ‘colour swatch’ box is included next to the colour word to help your students work on this activity with independence. Magenta Pictures: ♦ flowers (8 words) ♦ octopus (7 words) ♦ pig (6 words) ♦ umbrella (7 words) ♦ tractor (8 words) Red Pictures: ♦ duck (8 words) ♦ fish (7 words) ♦ train (9 words) ♦ sun (5 words) ♦ elephant (6 words) Also available: ♦ YELLOW & BLUE colour by code (view in my store) ********************************************************************** © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Multiplication and Division Wheels - lift the flap
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Multiplication and Division Wheels - lift the flap

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Multiplication and Division wheels for the x1 to x12 facts. A great ‘craftivity’ to help your students learn and practise the instant recall of their multiplication and division facts. How to make: ♦ colour / decorate ♦ cut out the two wheels and along the dotted lines between the numbers ♦ glue the top and bottom wheels together (in the centre only) ♦ fold back the flaps ♦ write the answers under the flaps ♦ ready to use! Two formats: ♦ with a robot graphic. ♦ plain so your students can decorate and personalise their own wheel. Included: ♦ 12 multiplication wheels with a robot graphic. ♦ 12 multiplication wheels without a graphic. ♦ 12 division wheels with a robot graphic. ♦ 12 division wheels without a graphic. ♦ Instruction sheet. Designed on A4 size paper. The font used is ‘NZ Basic Script’. The number shapes are the same as those recommended in the NZ Ministry of Education Handbook – ‘Teaching Handwriting’. ********************************************************************** © 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
Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)
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Rotational Symmetry – Art activity – Maths (Geometry)

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Rotational Symmetry Art Activity. This fun activity produces fantastic designs that your students will be super proud of. Each template has rotational symmetry of order 6 and is on isometric dot paper. Your students simply add more lines (ensuring each line is done 6 times to keep it symmetrical), using the dots to maintain accuracy. When your students are happy with their final design they can colour it in using symmetrical colouring. Afterwards, your students may wish to cut their design out and use it in another piece of artwork. For example, adding a stem and leaves to turn it into a flower. Plain isometric dot paper has also been provided as a basis for your students to create their own rotational symmetry design from scratch. Provided as two separate files – A4 paper size and Letter paper size. What you get: • 30 templates on isometric dot paper • Poster explaining rotational symmetry • Isometric dot paper (plain) • Teacher notes © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Anzac Art
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Anzac Art

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Make some great ANZAC art with this set of paper. Create an Anzac image on top of the National Anthem or the Ode of Remembrance. Included: ♦ New Zealand National Anthem - English ♦ New Zealand National Anthem – Te Reo Māori ♦ Australian National Anthem – English ♦ The Ode of Remembrance - English 3 Different Formats: ♦ Circle with frame ♦ Plain white paper ♦ Parchment paper Each set of paper is provided in 4 different fonts to give you and your students plenty of choice. Coloured pencils or watercolour paints are recommended as they will allow the text to still show through. Multi-use: A great thing about this set of paper is that it can be used within other studies … not just Anzac Day. For example, a unit on Kiwiana / national identity. ******************************************************************* © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Māori Days of the Week  -  Display cards
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Māori Days of the Week - Display cards

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Display cards with the Maori Days of the Week. Set 1 – Māori word only Set 2 – Māori and English word. Also includes one in a larger size with all 7 words. 2 per A4 page. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme
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Junior Journal Worksheets (number 50) - New Zealand reading programme

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Worksheets for 'Junior Journal 50' (New Zealand Reading) Excellent resource for your reading programme. Made by a teacher … for teachers. This resource contains: * Ordering events. * Cloze, compound words, suffix (-ful). * Word search. * Alphabetical order, unjumble the words, circle the correct spelling, word frames. * Drawing and predicting. * True or false? * Journal hunt (like a scavenger hunt - for the whole book). Question sheet, answer sheet, word study reference sheet, certificate templates. Answer sheets included (where applicable) Please see my other listings for additional Junior Journal resources. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Music - 4 beat rhythm cards
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Music - 4 beat rhythm cards

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If you're wanting to teach basic rhythm in the classroom then this is the resource for you! Simple, easy to use and your students will have a fun time. The resource has everything in colour, and also in black and white. The notation looked at is kept simple: Crotchet, quaver and rest. This resource includes: * Rhythm Grid A and B - using pear and cherry picture symbols * Rhythm Grid A and B - using regular music notation * 4-beat rhythm cards (24 in total) * Student template (for composing own 4-beat rhythms) * Reference charts You can use body percussion, or percussion instruments. I use CHOPSTICKS. Students can either have one chopstick each and tap it on their desk, or two chopsticks and tap them together. The 'class chopstick orchestra' makes a lovely sound and I have found that students of all ages absolutely love it. The chopsticks are very cheap to buy and easy to store away in your cupboard when not in use. Introduce one rhythm card at a time and gradually join them together (in a line or in a circle (like a clock face). Once your students have grasped the basics, they can join another classmate to compose their own rhythm (eg 16 beats) and perform it to another group or the whole class. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources
Star Art - using parabolic curves
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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
Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)
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Te Reo Māori – Handwriting Copy Cards – Whakataukī (Proverbs)

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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
Gumboot Friday - FREE - Design a gumboot
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Gumboot Friday - FREE - Design a gumboot

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Gumboot Friday is a fundraiser for free mental health counselling for kids in New Zealand. Get your students involved with this FREE print-and-go worksheet. IDEAS: Design a gumboot - eg pictures/symbols/colours that make me happy (mentally well) Write words in the gumboot - eg things I can do to keep a smile on my face Made on A4 size paper. © Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources