Kwanzaa Pack


47 pages

Kwanzaa is a celebration of African-American culture through community, family, justice and nature. It’s a celebration of unity and ancestry. In Swahili is means the first fruits of the harvest. This pack will give you an understanding of the importance of traditions and community. 

The pack includes - 
• Background information – includes What is it?
• How is it celebrated? Each day, symbols, feast and craft
• Suggested books to read 
• A Reader – to share before the following tasks 
• Concept Wheel – what do you know?
• Research Kwanzaa food
• Purpose of the candles 
• Ordinals for lighting candles 
• Candles in a Kinara – paper chipping
• Make a banner and a template to make your own banner
• How to make a woven mat with instructions and photos
• Day organizers – what is the candle being lit and what is the significance? There are two sets of tasks. One has colour and one contains color spelling.  

Chinese New Year

These packs are all about creating an understanding of a Chinese New Year - the traditions, the symbols and the zodiac. 

This Chinese New Year pack is huge! There are posters and pages for Interactive Note Pages. Explore the zodiacs and understand what the traditions are that surround the Chinese New Year. 

This pack includes
• An introductory page for each section complete with detailed instructions.
• Options to print for sheep or goat at the end of the pack. The Chinese refer to goats and sheep. In English, it is based on a horned animal. In Vietnam, it is goat. In Japan - sheep; in Korea and Mongolia the sign can be sheep or ram. 

Tasks include - 
• KWHL – what do you know, want to know and what is your new learning?
• Our Class Word Wall – add to this while you are learning about the Chinese New Year.
• Posters for Chinese Zodiac Animals – information on each one. 
• Interactive Journal pages – to discover new information and record what you know.
• Fact sheets on all the zodiac animals.
• Venn Diagram – compare our New Year to a Chinese New Year
• Can-are/is-have/has on traditions that are significant to Chinese New Year.
• Graphic Organizers to help record learning. 

This is great for younger students....

Chinese New Year

146 pages

This Chinese New Year pack supports you to graph the year that your grade were born into according to the Chinese Zodiac. Build a dragon and match the animals on the zodiac to their name and number.

Ram is used in some parts of the world as one of the zodiacs. There are options to print for sheep or goat at the end of the pack as some countries use these instead. 

The Chinese refer to goats and sheep. In English it is based on a horned animal. In Vietnam it is goat. In Japan - sheep; in Korea and Mongolia the sign can be sheep or ram. 

This pack contains -

• Printing options for full color, save your ink and some tasks have black/white versions.
• There are a series of posters to display. These provide information for discussion. 
• Matching task – match the ordinal, name and the picture of the animal from the zodiac.
• Graphing task – use a sample group across your school as your grade will be only two or four animals on the Chinese New Year Zodiac.

• Craft task - Make your own dragon, photos provided to show you what to do. 

Thanksgiving Math Tasks

Thanksgiving Turkey Math Tasks 
192 pages 

 During the busy Thanksgiving season, we need to ensure our students are still learning and this pack will help you to check on those all important number sense concepts. This pack includes the following tasks – roll and cover, patterns, ten frames, matching groups, time, missing numbers, skip counting and simple problem solving. 

  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. 

  Pilgrim Patterns Color copy and laminate all the cards. There are four pattern strips to copy using the smaller cards. The smaller cards can be used to make your own patterns for a buddy to copy. 

  Ten Frames Color copy and laminate all the cards. There are two sets. Use as flash cards to trust the count and Subitise. Use to make and record number stories 5+4=9 3+2=5 

  Match the Turkey to the Feathers Sequence the turkeys and then add the correct number of feathers. 

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

  Missing Numbers 0-21 Color copy and laminate all the cards. The single turkey cards can be used to sequence from 1-20. The single cards are also used to place the missing number on the correct card. 

  Talking Turkey Skip Counting Display the A-T cards around the room. Use the recording sheet to write your answer. Use the answer key to check. 

  Problem Solving Display the problems around the room. Use the record sheet to show your working out and your answers. Happy Turkey Day!

Elapsed time

This week it has all been about elapsed time.

We have been looking at hours, half hours and five minutes between two times. We have looked at time zones and creating an itinerary. 

Elapsed Time Task Cards
40 pages 
Elapsed time can be hard to teach and harder to understand for some of our learners. These differentiated sets can be used to help all your students. 

Photos and Poster &bull The photos show you how you can use the printing options. &bull The poster can be displayed and used to teach strategies to help in determining elapsed time. 

Interactive Note Pages There are three options – &bull going back in time, &bull going into the future and &bull elapsed time. The first two are specific teaching for going forward and back and the last one is for mixed problems. 

Elapsed time cards All three sets can be printed in color, in black and white and the black and white can be printed on colored card. &bull Set A - Time to the hour &bull Set B – Time to the hour and half hour &bull Set C – Time to the hour, half hour and 5 minutes 

Recording Pages &bull Copy one for each student &bull Answer Key provided

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