Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Number Sense to 10 - such an important learning step

Number Sense to 10 

40 pages 
 This Number Sense to 10 pack contains a weekly planner to follow to begin, consolidate and extend number sense to 10. 

 - There two sets of ten frames to use 
- An individual ten frame template 
- Thinkboard task 
INB page 
- Cards to match the numeral – number – collection 
 - Random collection cards to count 
- Roll and cover tasks 
- Assessment guide for tracking 

 Australian Curriculum link
- Foundation Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially to 10 and then beyond (ACMNA002) - Understanding that each object must be counted only once, that the arrangement of objects does not affect how many there are, and that the last number counted answers the ‘how many’ question 

 USA Curriculum link – CCSS Kindergarten K.CC.C.6 – Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than or equal to the number of objects in another group eg by using matching and counting strategies Mathematical language: collection, number, how many, names, numeral, quantities, zero, part, whole, numerals, ten frames

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Making Sense of Percent

Percentages – Making Sense of Percent
29 pages

Read through the weekly planner to know what the relationship is between the different parts of the lesson and the resources. 

There are references to Australian Curriculum – but if you are working on percentages this is the unit for you!

‘I can’ cards (copy and laminate) – use as a reference for the week. These are the inspiration for writing negotiated goals for individual goals 
- Jigfits x 3. Print, laminate and cut along lines. Use these with individuals for support and focus teaching as well as a group task. Start with the centre piece – you know it is the centre because it has 4 prompts
- Print Think boards – one for each student. There is an example to show you how to fill one out
- Conversion cards – print and laminate. These can be used as memory cards or as the plan suggests – three printing options. The black and white version can be printed on coloured card.
- Number line to show decimals, percentages, Copy in black and white
- Match and answer discussion sheets – copy in either colour or black & white
- Worksheet to show what you know about percentages – use as a guide to present to the grade 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Solar Eclipse in the USA skies

Solar Eclipse – A PowerPoint for Kids
14 pages

This powerpoint was made to share with your grade. It outlines the essential information that they should know. It is a perfect springboard to start discussions and then do more research together. 

Slide headings are - 
Safety First
What is a solar eclipse?
Why are eclipses not always total?
Three types of eclipses
What do eclipses they look like?
What is the difference between a solar and a lunar eclipse?
How many are there a year?
What happens during a total eclipse?
Facts about solar eclipses
What else might we see?
Can we tell when the next eclipse is? 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Storybook Sunday - Possum Magic

This week's book is Possum Magic by Mem Fox.

We have so many lovely authors who manage to integrate a great story with some of our most iconic foods, places and the emotions this invokes takes us back to our childhood.

Follow Hush and Grandma Poss as they travel Australia seeking a cure for Hush's invisibility. 

The drawings are delightful and add to the attachment we have all had to this book for 30 years!

You can almost taste the Anzac Biscuit, the vegemite sandwich, the pavlova and the lamington!

You will fall in love with this book like I have. 

A Freebie - Download this image and print full page size...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Reflections - how do you manage this in a busy classroom?

In a busy classroom it is hard sometimes to stop and reflect on learning. 

It is such an important step to help consolidate learning, check on understanding, redirect misconceptions and set new goals. 

For me it is the most important step in the learning process. 

I have created a set of templates that will suit any grade level and any topic - even Mathematics!

These tools can be used for students to share their understanding and reasoning skills when exploring new concepts for any topic.

You may choose to use one per student, have them work in pars or as a group.

PMI – record the Positive, Minus and Interesting facts about the topic
Alphabet Key – record what you know by using the alphabet to organize your knowledge
Venn Diagram – choose two aspects of a topic to compare: what is similar goes in the centre
I see, I think, I wonder
Fishbone – topic goes in the fish head and what you know is recorded on the fish bones grouped by headings
Diary – record what you do each day and set a goal at the end of each week
Journal – record what you know and what is next (with learnt and learned options)
KWHL – share what you Know, Want to know, How you might find it out and new Learning
Mind Mapping – show what you know and add to this you progress through the task/unit of work
Y chart – what it sounds like, feels like and looks like
Think board – great for showing the same concept in four different ways
Lotus Diagram – topic goes in the centre and record what you know around the topic. The word in the green goes in the next green space and then record details you know about this around the word. Continue with each color. Two printing options.
Cycle – is there a pattern of how a task needs to be done?
Faces – color the face that is relevant to you and the task

Glossary – list new or interesting words/terms and then add a definition

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