Friday, March 30, 2018

ANZAC Day Reading and Writing for F-2 students


ANZAC Day is an important day in Australian and New Zealand History. April 25 marks the day to remember the people who were lost and families who were changed forever. This pack is for early learners to begin to develop an appreciation of this significant day. 









Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Egg Hunt - Time and Money


This Easter pack provides three sets of task cards to be used in learning centers. Explore elapsed time and problem solving as the Easter Bunny drops off eggs.


Set One 
8 cards with an Easter Egg Hunt theme
There are two sets; one color and one black and white
Answer key is provided 

Set Two 
A poster with a timetable for the Easter Bunny to make deliveries
8 cards with questions about the timetable 
There are two sets; one color and one black and white
Answer key is provided 

Set Three
8 cards with questions about how money and/or change is needed
There are two sets; one color and one black and white
Answer key is provided 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Time Tasks


This Easter pack is differentiated to consolidate and then identify focus groups for you to work on with time concepts. In the lead up to Easter it is a fun way to consolidate time concepts. 

Please read the description and download the preview before purchasing. The preview clearly shows you what is included in this pack. This pack is a zipped file that contains two versions – one with USA spelling (color and analog) and one for Aus spelling (colour and analogue).

The interactive note page is to be done first. See the photos provided on how to use this as an assessment. 

The rubric will show what is expected as the students move through the tasks 
Each section has 
- a poster for display
- a worksheet to show understanding
- a set of cards to use as flashcards – available in color and a ‘save ink’ version. You can print this as is or on colored card
- a ’read the room’ task with an answer sheet

Set A Pink – Time to the hour, including digital
Set B Yellow– Time to the half hour, including digital
Set C Green– Time using quarter to and quarter past, including digital
Set D Blue – Time to five minutes, including digital
Set E Purple – Time in 24-hour time, including digital 




Monday, March 19, 2018

April Fool's Day fun

I love April Fool's Day - I love the fun, the hilarity and the giggles you hear!

Laughter is the best medicine for everything.



Includes the following packs 




April Fool’s Day - PowerPoint
11 pages
This PowerPoint will assist in building an understanding of what April Fool’s Day is and when it occurs. 
This PowerPoint is not editable. This protects the copyright of the clip art creators and the font makers that I use. 
Discuss each slide and ask questions about April Fool’s Day to see what your student’s understanding is.
Please read the description and download the preview before purchasing. The preview clearly shows you what is included in this pack. 




April Fool’s Day - Writing
15 pages
This pack provides writing prompts for April Fool’s Day.
Decide which prompts you will use and print them off.
Each page has a space for an illustration and then add the text for your April Fool’s Day story to support the illustrations. 
Conference and give feedback when completed. 
I got pranked – I laughed so much (boy/girl option) – The day I sat on a whoopee cushion – The best joke – I was April fooled – The best prank – If I were a Jester – 
This is what my family does - On this day I feel – A joke that went wrong – The day I got pranked





Sunday, March 18, 2018

Harmony Day


This week is Harmony Day in Australia, we celebrate our diverse nation.



This PowerPoint will assist in building an understanding of Harmony Day and why we hold it as an important part of our current history and acknowledge it every year. 

Use this as a PowerPoint and share with your grade the facts about Harmony Day in Australia. 

Discuss each slide and ask questions about their understanding.

There are tasks at the end to help consolidate knowledge on Harmony Day.

Tasks prompts include -
• Where are your ancestors from?
• What foods do we enjoy as part of a multi cultural country?
• List the celebrations we now celebrate
• Design a poster to promote living in harmony 




Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Math Centres

We have so busy revising and adding Easter themed resources over the last few weeks. 



Odd and Even Sort
Working with numbers and finding out all we can about them is an integral part of manipulating numbers. The stronger sense of what a number is the better we can work through operations with them with confidence. 

Instructions - 
• color copy and laminate the cards
• cut on the dotted lines
• have students work in pairs
• there can be six students working on this at one time
• place the number cards in the center and work as a pair with an even and an odd sorting mat
• take one egg card at a time
• place on the correct mat
• check in with a buddy each time


Learning to skip count helps with addition and subtraction fluency. This Skip Counting Easter Theme pack has sequences that add and subtract. Use the task cards as a ‘read the room’ task and get students moving while learning. There is an answer key too. 

This pack includes -
• A full color or ‘save your ink’ version to print
• A recording sheet to write down the answers
• Answer Key for easy correction


These Roll and Cover tasks are an easy way to consolidate number sense and the basic number facts of +1, +2 and doubling. 

You will need
• To color copy and laminate the mats you want to use – there are two printing options 
• 6 sided dice
• counters for each student

This pack includes mats for 
• Number recognition to 6 using dice and subitizing facts
• Roll and +1
• Roll +2 
• Roll and double 


Calendars play a vital role in classroom procedures. Learning the days of the week, seasons and months of the year is an important life skill. 


This pack includes - 
• Northern and Southern Hemisphere seasons are included
• Headings to place on your bulletin board
• Days of the Week tags
• Season labels
• Months of the Year tags
• Dates to use on your calendar
• Daily Schedule tags
• Weather prompts



Ideas to help you use this pack - 
• Print and laminate these items and then use an existing bulletin board to display them. 
• Use Velcro dots to attach the correct parts for each day, or attach magnets for a whiteboard.
• Allow the children to become independent and change them each morning. Assign a bulletin board monitor who then shares with the grade what the board says each day.
• Start with today is.. then add tomorrow will be….then yesterday was. This allows you to discuss past, present tense and days in the order. Using the date and discuss ordinal numbers. 

• Months and seasons are also discovered incidentally. The weather for the day allows discussion on clothes and activities that are relevant for the weather.  

Ten Frames
Subitizing is a skill that assists later with adding to ten, build to ten, near doubles and doubles. Use these ten frames each day for quick recall of collections to 10. 

• Use as flash cards for trusting the count
• Discuss strategies that can be used to know that 7 is 4 and 3 as well as 5 and 2
• There are three card sets to choose from 
• Each set has two printing options – full color and less color




Missing Numbers is a great task to do to get your students thinking about what number is next or what comes before. These boards are easy to check when complete and can be checked by a buddy too for great peer teaching. 



Instructions
- Choose a board – the save ink or full color versions, boards are provided for 10, 20, 50, 120
- fill in the missing numbers with the dry erase markers
- Grids to 120 are not in traditional sets of rows of 10. By using an 8x14 grid the student needs to know what comes next and is not able to rely on the pattern to complete the grid.



You will need
- To color copy and laminate the boards you wish you to use
- Dry erase markers for each student

- Cleaning cloth to share 



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Saint Patrick's Day Writing Prompts


Patrick’s Day Writing
35 pages

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Saint Patrick’s Day Writing is all about the cheeky and funny stories that we can create. Enjoy watching your students write about funny escapades while appreciating the joys of writing. 


The 17 tasks include - • Roll and write - roll a six sided dice and choose a setting, plot and character to write about• How would you find the end of the rainbow?• Describe a Leprechaun – use as many adjectives as you can• What would you do if you found a pot of gold? • If you could interview a Leprechaun – what would you ask?• Green makes me think of…. (color and b/w)• Beginning, middle and end of story – planning template • The luck of the Irish- what do we use as lucky charms?• If you found a four leaf clover – what would you wish for?• Make a book on rainbow facts. • Leprechaun pranks – what would they do?• Design a gold coin (front and back)• Green food – make a list• Acrostic Poems – LEPRECHAUN, POTS of GOLD, SHAMROCK and RAINBOW• Venn Diagram• KWHL – Ireland• What would you say if you meet a Leprechaun?



USA CCSSInformation and explanation about a topic – Kindergarten - W.K.2, Grade One - W.1.2, Grade Two -W.2.2Narrative to re –tell events in sequence – Kindergarten - W.K.3, Grade One - W.1.3, Grade Two - W.2.3


Aus CurriculumCreate short texts… Year F - ACELY1650, Year 1 - ACELY1663, Year 2 - ACELY1671Re read own texts… Year F - ACELY1662, Year 1 - ACELY1662, Year 2 - ACELY1672










Monday, March 5, 2018

International Women's Day



International Women’s Day
21 pages





This is a locked PowerPoint and will assist in building an understanding of what International Women’s Day is. It is not an editable file.
Use this as a PowerPoint and share with your grade.Discuss each slide and ask questions about their understanding of International Women’s Day.
There is a save your ink version, if you would like to print it out.






Sunday, March 4, 2018

Writing an Informational Text about Saint Patrick's Day



St Patrick’s Day Informational Text
88 pages


This pack provides information about St Patrick’s Day.


Link here - just click!

This information will assist in the writing of your own Informational Text about St Patrick’s Day guided by a rubric. 


KWHL - for St Patrick’s Day

• There are color, plus black/white versions and a one page version
• This will assist in assessing what your grade knows and will help when writing the Informational Text - This is what we know about… - This is what we want to know … - This is how we will find out what we want to know…… - This is our new learning about ….
Vocabulary
• Color and black/white versions provided.
• Spare tags for extra words.
• Display these words and discuss what they mean
 



Fact Cards

• These cards can be used as discussion starters or display these facts about St Patrick’s Day and discuss what they mean.
• They can be used as starters for the Informational Text to help build the paragraphs 


Photos Prompts

• These photos are to be used to assist in writing the text.
• Print off and display around the finished Informational Text
  



Writing Prompts

• Use the photos provided in the photo section to assist in writing the text.
• Print off and display around the finished Informational Text.
• The rubrics are helpful in assessing the text.
• A planner is included for the Informational Text. 

• There is a map to use to find Ireland and where other major celebrations occur. • There are a variety of papers and planners provided.



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