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Are you looking for something new to support learning about anagrams? Why not challenge your students to a Thanksgiving Anagram puzzle where all the answers are anagrams of letters from the same word associated with the celebration? No prep. Just
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‘Who is Piglet’s Mom?’ is a mystery activity for your literacy center. Both US and UK spelling is included in the zip file. Match the babies to their moms and learn some unusual animal baby names as you solve the puzzles. Once you have the answers
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On the first day of christmas, my teacher gave to me A worksheet to complete for her to see. On the second day of Christmas my teacher gave to me,,, Instructions for a puzzle on a worksheet to complete for her to see. What you get 12 days of
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Mystery Mini units are a great opportunity for your students to put their math skills into use by solving clues, sorting suspects and coming to a conclusion that they can justify. The resources ofer plenty of challenge and are ideal as group or
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Think about Series bundle is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. The resource available in USA English spelling and UK Spelling. Suited to fluent readers and fast finishers as an independent study. Middle school class study.
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Think about HUMOR/ HUMOUR is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. The resource available in USA English spelling and UK Spelling. Suited to fluent readers and fast finishers as an independent study. Middle school class study.
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Think about ANIMAL WELFARE is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. Activities are differentiated into three levels so that all your students will find challenges to read, think about and reflect on. The approach also supports
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Challenge your students to do the thinking. Require them to follow through and find out what happens then report back. This gives them the opportunity to ‘Think like an Expert.’ What you get Teacher notes with ideas for use 10 student worksheets.
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Using clues to identify a book. A useful activity to settle students after or before a lesson begins.Literacy fun for older students. What you get Instructions. Suggestions for use 5 sets of Book clues. (See the preview for details) Teacher
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'Guess what I am' is a class, group or individual activity to engage beginning readers in predicting from picture clues. Resource contains seven sets of pictures that can be used to support a theme, or as a math/literacy activity to settle students
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Maisie the Monster is an optical illusion activity to introduce students to the complementary color ghost effect, or to use as a stand-alone activity for early finishers, with a student challenge at the end. What you get Notes for the teacher to
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Math Contraptions challenges your students to combine their artistic skills with mathematical processes to create a predetermined result. Will it work for both small and large numbers? Challenge your students to find out and then create their own
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Literacy fun with anagrams: Word Staircase is a differentiated unit of work suited to upper middle school students. What you get Teacher notes 3 differentiated levels of anagram challenges Student worksheets A student reflection sheet: A window
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Time Management is something that we aspire to but not necessarily easy to achieve, and classroom décor appropriate for older students is not easy to find. The Time Management Alphabet combines helpful suggestions and pleasing, clutter free display
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Mother’s Day Craft resource includes two activities with templates. Students use the templates to create their own gifts for mother. Templates are included for both US spelling (Mom) and UK spelling (Mum). What you get Letter/ envelope and stamp
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Think about PATTERNS is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. Activities are differentiated into three levels so that all your students will find challenges to read, think about and reflect on. The approach also supports multi
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Do you or your students need some motivating math fun? Morse Code Math is math with a difference because it can help you to support listening skills as well as providing addition, subtraction and multiplication practice. A chart and all answers are
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Think about IDENTITY is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. Activities are differentiated into three levels so that all your students will find challenges to read, think about and reflect on. The approach also supports multi
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Think about TIME is a thematic approach to your classroom reading programme. Activities are differentiated into three levels so that all your students will find challenges to read, think about and reflect on. The approach also supports multi
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Do you need to revise Order of Operations with Easter fast approaching? Easter Math is fun for your grade 4/ 5 math students supporting Order of Operations, and all you have to do is print it out. No fuss. Just print and go. All answers are
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

General classroom teacher. All levels to 10th grade. Associate principal in large urban primary school. Education Adviser : Gifted and Talented.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a New Zealand trained teacher with a special interest in thinking across the curriculum. My teaching is eclectic in style. I love literacy, maths, science and the arts. I like to create resources that can be used in a range of areas and with different levels to challenge students to think. My blog is MADE2share.blogspot.co.nz

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Winston Churchill Fellow; MNZM (Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Education)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Massey University Degree University of New South Wales Post graduate (Gifted Education)

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Hobbies include photography, writing and illustrating children's books, and journaling.

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