Gold Star

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Writing reports but stuck for words? You're in the right place! WORD document - these comments can be copied,pasted or edited as you wish to fit your students. The 47 page file includes report comments for 14 subjects (see below) and is split into
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Assessment
$14.00
35 ratings
3.9
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By Gold Star
This is an Easter activity variety pack! Plenty of activities to keep your students busy this week. The pack includes the following; - Bunny Easter card template to print & cut out - 'Easy' Easter word search - 'Harder' Easter word search -
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Visual Arts, Easter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
24 ratings
3.9
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By Gold Star
A pack of Christmas themed puzzles - word searches, math, mazes and a cross word. Features seven different word searches with different themes and difficulty - - Christmas wordsearch - Christmas - tricky! - Christmas food - Christmas food tricky -
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
17 ratings
3.9
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By Gold Star
Reading and comprehension practice in this Literacy Gruffalo pack. Includes; *Powerpoint presentation to introduce (with transcript & questions for whole class) *Transcript printable *4 ability level comprehension question sheets *4 ability
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
5 ratings
4.0
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By Gold Star
A pack of 20 A4 sized images to color. Perfect for rainy days or extra activities! Some are images from everyday life which children will be familiar with. Others are themed around children's favorite topics such as robots & aliens! The full
Subjects:
Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Gold Star
Halloween themed word problems which can be solved using different methods; addition, subtraction & multiplication. All set in the context of money. The pack includes cover, 3 differentiated worksheets and answer sheet. Fully editable (not the
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
6 ratings
3.8
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By Gold Star
Quite simply, a pirate treasure map! Could be used as part of a unit or as an imaginative play prop, or simply as a coloring activity for fine motor control.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, World History
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
46 ratings
4.0
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By Gold Star
Spring means new life, so here is a resource to help teach Life Cycles and Processes. Contains 9 sheets about the life cycle of a frog and of a butterfly, for teachers to use as they see fit. Includes; - Frog life cycle information sheet to
Subjects:
Biology, Environment, Spring
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
This pack includes 3 worksheets, differentiated. Children get to count sets of halloween themed objects and record their answer in the space provided. Suitable for Pre-k - grade 1 depending on ability. The sheets can be edited.
Subjects:
Numbers, Other (Math), Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets
$2.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Gold Star
Teach Mental Math the fun way! 4 differentiated mental math board games. Children take it in turns to roll a die and move their counter around the board. They must solve the sum they land on or move back to where they were! Their partner checks
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
*1 page FREE download* Here you have 8 Christmas themed problems & investigations, with my own pictures to better illustrate the problems. Each problem can be used as a basis for a lesson or as an unseen challenge. They vary in focus from
Subjects:
Applied Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$4.50
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By Gold Star
A HUGE pack of fun activities and printables to keep your children busy until Christmas! This pack has 34 pages of fun and learning including; x7 wordsearches differentiated by difficulty (including 'Christmas', 'Christmas Foods' and 'Christian')
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Games
$8.49
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
Reward certificates for Bronze, Silver and Gold achievement and a certificate for effort! 4 pages. Take a look at the designs in the thumbnail - I hope you like them! :)
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.70
3 ratings
3.5
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By Gold Star
This 16 page editable product includes a retelling of The Christmas Story and the birth of Jesus. Children will enjoy listening to the story and then retelling it using the recording sheet. The children can cut and stick the pictures in the correct
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, English (UK)
$4.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
This is an editable Powerpoint presentation retelling The Christmas Nativity story. It is aimed at younger children, up to Grade 3 and so the length and words reflect this. Each page is written in child friendly font and is accompanied by a
Subjects:
Reading, Religion, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
A lesson focusing on the skills of addition, problem solving and working systematically. Children have to solve 'The Witches Cauldron"! This pack includes cover page, 4 differentiated worksheets and a recording sheet for pupils to work on. The
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Gold Star
Halloween themed Math Multiplication word problems. This is just a sheet of word problems and an answer sheet. The sheet is fully editable so you can change the difficulty!
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
21 ratings
4.0
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By Gold Star
This Back to School Admin pack is designed to give you many of the things needed for classroom display, administration etc. as well as a fun starter activity which can quickly be turned into a display of work! The pack is 51 pages and includes the
Subjects:
Math, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$5.00
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By Gold Star
This math Christmas challenge builds the skill of being systematic and finding all possibilities. This resource includes a lesson plan, 4 level challenge sheets (through type of maze and challenge questions) and two recording sheets for pupils at
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Printables
$4.00
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By Gold Star
This resource includes Christmas Word Problems aimed at KS1 and lower KS2. It has 7 word problems, which are differentiated to 4 levels; - Numbers below 20 - Numbers below 40 - Numbers below 100 - 2 step problems, numbers below 100 This resource
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

During my sixteen years as a teacher I have experience of teaching from Kindergarten, year/grade 1,2,3,4,5, and 6(sixth grade), in addition to Senior Manager roles, in public and private schools. This has given me an in-depth knowledge of how children progress throughout their school life and a strong understanding of the whole learning process. I have also spent 3 years as whole school Leader of Reading and Writing and 3 years as whole school Leader of Maths. In the U.K. teachers teach all subjects up to Year/Grade 6 and so I have a wealth of experience across the range of subjects.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In the classroom I encourage children to work to their full potential by creating a calm, safe and positive learning environment. I develop independent learning by organising the classroom based on the needs of the children. I use ongoing assessment techniques to inform me of achievement, and attainment. I am an advocate of pupil led learning and encourage this through careful questioning during whole class sessions and through regular use of talk partners. Using these techniques and more I make learning enjoyable and varied whilst meeting curricular objectives and aims. I advocate positive behaviour management techniques and believe that the best way to ensure positive behaviour is by planning stimulating and rewarding lessons and through positive praise and expectations. I have enjoyed very good relationships with my pupils which has helped me to create an environment where children are not afraid of mistakes as they know we will build upon them to improve. Through excellent planning I am able to deliver relevant, clear, interesting and fun lessons which are differentiated to allow all children to achieve their full potential. I have planned and differentiated for classes with wide ranging ability levels e.g. my last Year 4 class attainment ranged from Kindergarten - Year/Grade 6 level. I have also planned for a variety of Special Educational Needs including gifted and talented children, autistic, dyslexic, behavioural, children with home trauma and a range of learners with English as a second language. I ensure that my teaching is focused and effective by using ongoing assessment and regular summative assessments to inform my planning. I have extensive experience and training in the use of Assessing Pupil Progress and the use of data from optional SATs testing. I also place great value on pupil self assessment techniques such as peer marking and pupil self assessment using given success criteria’s. I have always enjoyed positive relationships with colleagues and parents and believe myself to be very approachable and accessible. I have found that my calm manner, honesty and sense of humour help students to feel at ease when speaking to me about a variety of matters.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I obtained an 'Honors' award on completion of my degree 'Product Design'. I have a Post Graduate qualification in Education. I have comlpeted numerous professional development courses including in student Assessment, Maths and School Leadership.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1990 - 1997 - High school 10 GCSE's & higher qualifications in English Literature and Art History. 1997 - 2000 - University BSc Degree in 'Product Design'. 2000 - 2001 University PGCE Post Grad qualification in Primary Teaching (Kindergarten - Year/Grade 6.)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to my experience with students, I am a proud father of three, two boys and a girl. I consider myself very computer literate and use a range of programs such as Microsoft Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Movie Maker, Inkscape and have made my own design website (I have worked as a designer too!) Therfore if you need any resources 'designed' please contact me. When I get the chance to relax I enjoy playing guitar, exercise and good movies!

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