Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Elmer - writing and craft activties


Elmer Writing and Craft Activities
16 pages


Elmer is a much loved elephant and the series of books of read over and over again. These writing tasks and craft activity will support increasing vocabulary and writing skills. 

Tasks include - 
• Alphabet Key – write down words or phrases to describe Elmer or the books you read
• Record words to describe Elmer – inside or outside traits
• Label parts of an elephant
• Create a summary – read a book and complete the task
• Recount of the story – choose a text to recount 
• Plus, minus and interesting facts – for any book
• Concept map – can be used to describe characters or texts
• Three facts, two opinions and one question you have about Elmer
• I see, I think, I wonder statements about Elmer
• Elmer can, is, has
• Elmer Fact Chart
• Make a paper weave Elmer 






Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pets - our kids love them!

I have been adding to this pack as we go and have spent about an hour on it today and it is done - polished and published.



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Summer Math


Summer Maths 127 pages 







 Enjoy these ten summer themed math tasks. They are great for checking number sense, consolidating simple addition and subtraction and telling the time. 

Ten Frames 
Color copy and laminate all the cards. 
Use as flash cards to trust the count and Subitize. 
Use to make and record number stories 8 = 4+4 and 8 = 6+2 

Buckets of Sand
Sequence the sand castles in order of numerals. 
Then put the number of buckets with the correct collection. 

Friends of 10 
Color copy the cards and laminate. 
Match up the cards to make stories of ten. 
Use the recording sheet to show friends of ten facts and number stories. 

Who has rescued more swimmers? 
Set one –0-20 
Set Two –0-100. 
Color copy, laminate and cut. 
Place the chair in the correct place and pointing the correct way. 

Missing drink 
Color copy and laminate the cards. 
Place the missing drink in the correct spot. 

Skip Counting 
Color copy and laminate cards A-Z. 
 Display the A-Z cards around the room. 
Use the recording sheet to write your answer. 

Roll and cover 
Use a 6 sided dice - roll and cover. 
There are three additional sets that ask you to +1, +2 and double the number rolled. 

Sequence the children 
Color copy and laminate. 
 Each set of children has a different background to keep the sets together. 

How many hot dogs in the picnic basket? 
Work out how many hot dogs in the basket? 
 Color copy and laminate, then display around the room. 

Read the equations and use the hot dogs like a number line. 
Record your answer on the answer sheet 

Time for the beach and a BBQ 
Color copy and laminate. 
One set is o’clock. 
One set is half past. 
 Spread them out and match the correct labels.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ladybug Life Cycles



77 pages

This Life Cycles - Ladybugs pack explores the life cycle of Ladybugs through increasing vocabulary through reading and writing about Ladybugs.

Learning Journal
• This will be a record of learning as you move through the information about Ladybugs
• Put the book together first– instructions are included. 
• Complete the first page before you start the unit. 
• As you progress through the unit complete the pages in order. 
• The students may go back and add information as they learn new things.

Posters
• Print and go! These posters will enable your students to have access to facts and diagrams. 
• They will assist in correct spelling when displayed. 
• There are two sets – the second set has detailed information. 
• The third set has the life cycle. 

A Reader
• Print and go! This will give you two books – copy and staple together and then cut in half. 
• Re read and place in your class library.

Jigsaw task
• Print and laminate for long term use. 
• These jigsaws (break up cards) will assist in matching words to pictures to a statement. 

Print and Go
• The following pages will consolidate and extend knowledge for all students about ladybugs. 
• Please make choices about which task are suitable for each student in your grade.
• Interactive Note page
• Leaf Life
• What do Ladybugs eat?
• Label parts of a ladybug
• Ladybugs can/have/ are
• Larvae can/have/are
• Eggs can/is/are
• Venn Diagram – Ladybug/larvae
• Research and answer
• Order the cycle

Information Report
• The following pages will assist in writing a report.
• Spinner
- Color copy and laminate. Add a split pin to attach the arrow. Spin the arrow. When it stops – the student must orally give some facts about that part of the ladybug cycle. 
• What I know about ladybugs Ladybug planner – with and without lines 
• Information Report Planner

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Chicken Life Cycles











Chicken Life Cycle
91 pages

This Chicken Life Cycle pack explores the life cycle of chickens through increasing vocabulary through reading and writing about chickens.

Record of Learning
• This will be a record of learning as you move through the information about chickens
• Complete the first page before you start the unit. 
• As you progress through the unit complete the pages in order. 
• The students may go back and add information as they learn new things

Poters 
• These posters will enable your students to have access to facts and diagrams. • They will assist in correct spelling when displayed. 
• There are two sets – the second set has information. 
• The third set has the life cycle. 

Reader 
• This will give you two books – copy and staple together and then cut in half. 
• Re read and place in your class library.

Jigsaw Task
• Print and laminate for long term use. 
• These jigsaws – break up cards will assist in matching words to pictures to a statement. 
• Two spellings for fertiliser/fertilizer 

Recording of Learning
• These templates will consolidate and extend knowledge for all students about chickens. 
• Please make choices about which tasks are suitable for each student in your grade.

Print and go section
• Interactive Note page, 
• Egg life, What do chickens eat? Label parts of a chicken,
• Eggs/Hatchling/Hens can/have/are
• Venn Diagram – chick/hen
• Research and answer facts 
• Order the life cycle
• What is an Omnivore? 

Informational Report
• The following pages will assist in writing a report. 
• Spinner - Color copy and laminate. Add a split pin to attach the arrow. Spin the arrow. When it stops – the student must give some facts about that part of the chicken cycle. 
• What I know about chickenschicken planner – with and without lines. 
• Information Report Planner - Two spellings for fertiliser/fertilizer 

Photo Prompts
• Battery Hens
• Day In the life of a chicken
• How many ways can we eat eggs? 
• Describe how to crack an egg? 
• These can be printed off or shown on your interactive screen as a prompt. 

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Classroom Decor Mega Bundle - Blue and Green Theme

 Our new colors for this year are blue and green - they are calming and we love coming into our learning space.

As teachers we buy so many things out of our own money - we do this because when school is in we spend more time here then with our own families. 

Our End of Day Questions are a great way to finish the day. 
Our goal folders are manila folders cut in half. We have added labels and washi tape 
(love WASHI TAPE...that's another whole blog post!)


These Calendar Cards are part of our bundle below. 
Our folders are all blue and green and we have personalized them with labels and tabs. 


Our agreed way of doing Daily 5 adds to our theme in these colors. 
These posters make it clear what is expected from students and from me - our roles are clearly defined together at the start of the year. 


Our Cafe and Daily 5 strategies are displayed near the conference table for easy reference.  


Our back wall is our brag wall of all the great things we do together. 


These blue and green boxes were on sale 4 for $4.00 - a bargain!


These larger ones were only 4 for $6.00


This bundle has added more blue and green items to our classroom that are learning focused.


We have pulled together our resources to help you build a calming space with a blue and green themed classroom. This bundle has 970+ pages and has everything you need to set up your classroom.

Links to each pack are at the end of this post.

This pack is part of a large bundle of 970+ pages
Classroom Decor Pack Blue and Green Theme












This pack is part of a large bundle of 970+ pages 

These are the links to the packs contained in our bundle 


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