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By Thinking Challenges
Are you looking for new ideas to support Book week this year?This bundle includes an original mystery to solve, a book week activity challenge and a clue countdown activity to identify a mystery novel. Students love mysteries. Why not take
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$11.60
$8.70
Bundle
By Thinking Challenges
This bundle of no prep math task card activities is perfect for your math center, early finishers, and substitutes, for practice with problem solving and order of operations. It offers your students something different and fun to use and is sure to
Subjects:
Order of Operations, Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
$10.00
$7.50
Bundle
By Thinking Challenges
This back to school bundle contains engaging, no prep word work activities for older students. Perfect for your literacy center, early finishers, substitutes or as homework activities to support classroom work.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$20.00
$15.00
Bundle
By Thinking Challenges
Are you looking for inquiry lesson plans for older students to use in the classroom to support genius hour, or to guide students to explore independently at home? Then this bundle of Inquiry based learning activities is just the thing for you.
Subjects:
Civics, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities
$30.00
$15.00
Bundle
By Thinking Challenges
Mysteries are exciting for students. My kids love them.The Elusive Egg Thief challenge is a no prep code and ciphers farmyard mystery. Just print and hand out to solve. The mystery can be solved by individuals or groups. Five clues are provided.
Subjects:
Back to School, End of Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (4.65 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This packet contains activities, questions and ideas to help you have a stress free start to your inquiry unit. Interesting Insects : Inquiry Learning Activities are prompts to assist you to plan for differentiation without the need to spend hours
Subjects:
Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (4.84 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This packet contains activities, questions and ideas to help you have a stress free start to your school year. Water/ A precious Resource: Inquiry Learning Activities are prompts to assist you to plan for differentiation without the need to spend
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Back to School
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (4.10 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This packet contains activities, questions and ideas to help you have a stress free start to your school year. Connecting with the past : Inquiry Learning Activities are prompts to assist you to plan for differentiation without the need to spend
Subjects:
Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (4.77 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This packet contains activities, questions and ideas to help you have a stress free break from planning in your school year. The Managing Conflict : Inquiry Learning Activities are prompts to assist you to plan for differentiation without the need
Subjects:
Psychology, Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (4.86 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This packet contains activities, questions and ideas to help you have a stress free start to your school year. The Exploring Identity: Inquiry Learning Activities are prompts to assist you to plan for differentiation without the need to spend hours
Subjects:
Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (4.86 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
Are you looking for a novel idea for your classroom or school library to celebrate book week, or reading in general? Why not a mystery activity for the book nook involving a quote and cryptograms? The Library Mystery is easy to set up and will
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Library Skills
Grades:
5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$5.00
Digital Download PPTX (2.99 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
Are you looking for a student centered, engaging way to support learning about the Periodic Table? Students are challenged to use the information provided to create a game using the Periodic Table (The table is not included) with these Chemistry
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Games
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (3.15 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
Mysteries are exciting for students. My kids love them.The Missing Morning Tea challenge is a no prep code and ciphers mystery featuring a student Baseball Team known as the Wednesday Wonders. Just print and hand out to solve. The mystery can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Math), Critical Thinking
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (6.95 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
If you are looking for an independent activity related to anagrams then this packet of Mystery Word Anagram Challenges is just the thing to keep your students engaged.There are 10 challenges in the pack. Each challenge contains a mystery word that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Independent Work Packet
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (6.33 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
Are you looking for distance learning activities to challenge middle school and junior high school students to keep them motivated and interested during current unprecedented lock down times? This packet of 26 distance learning challenges for older
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$10.00
Digital Download PDF (10.56 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This Letter sequence WordWork PowerPoint activity is designed so that middle school students can complete it online and check their answers.
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Internet Activities
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.74 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
Word Problems with Decimals is a PowerPoint digital math practice product for Grades 8/9 and middle school. There are 8 word problems with space for the student to write the answer on to the slide, plus answers and explanations for self checking.
Subjects:
Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Homework, For Parents
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (3.83 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
The no prep Solving problems using algebra pack of eight problems plus answers can be used as a math activity to be completed at school or at home, giving your students practice at translating problems into algebraic equations and solving
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
MP1, MP2
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
The fun, no-prep Escape Room Psychology Experiment is an escape room with a difference for high school / secondary students. It includes printable brain teaser activities to encourage teamwork, with suggestions for followup activities to support
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Psychology
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (5.86 MB)
By Thinking Challenges
This no prep Leap year math activities packet will provoke your students to use their understanding of prime numbers, triangular numbers, powers,algebra, linear and non linear sequencing to find the missing number in each of 20 challenges. Ideal
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Critical Thinking
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
MP1, MP3
$4.00
Digital Download PDF (6.48 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

General classroom teacher. All levels to 10th grade. Associate principal in large urban primary school. National Education Adviser : Experienced Professional Development presenter. Presented at a number of International conferences Published author

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

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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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

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