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Are you after a way to introduce the topic of safety to your students? This lesson plan introduces good safety practices to your students. Your students will work in small groups to read different safety stories. Each story provides a scenario
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This series of lessons introduces students to information texts and how to use these texts to find information about natural disasters in order to write a report. The objectives of this unit are for students to: 1. Understand that reports are used
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Are you after some new ideas to support your teaching of digraphs? Maybe you’ve already spent time working on digraphs with your students, but what you need now are some other ideas to review the concepts you’ve already taught. This digraph pack
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching the digraph ‘th’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can be added to a word
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This physical education resource kit provides 35 lesson ideas that will last the whole year. Each P.E. lesson is on a separate card to make it easy to take with you no matter where you’re located. Each card in the kit contains: - Warm up ideas -
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching the digraphs /a-e/, /ai/ and /ay/. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can
$4.00
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching the digraph ‘sh’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can be added to a word
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching the digraph ‘ch’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can be added to a word
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Are you after some new ideas to support your teaching of digraphs? Maybe you’ve already spent time working on digraphs with your students, but what you need now are some other ideas to review the concepts you’ve already taught. This digraph pack
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This spelling learning center has been planned around The Three-Story Intellect and encourages students to use higher order thinking. The center acknowledges the different ways students learn and provides a variety of activities to motivate your
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An engaging research project where students create a PowerPoint presentation to inform other students in their grade about myths and legends. Students work in small groups to produce a segment related to myths and legends. Each group is provided
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Cootie catchers (or chatterboxes/fortune tellers) are a fun way of combining a popular children’s game with some practice in reading and spelling words that have a particular phonics focus. This pack includes 26 different cootie catchers in color
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
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Are you after some new ideas to support your teaching of digraphs? Maybe you’ve already spent time working on digraphs with your students, but what you need now are some other ideas to review the concepts you’ve already taught. This digraph pack
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Have your students practice their use of punctuation with these adorable Punctuation Posters. Each punctuation poster includes an explanation of the punctuation type as well as examples of how the punctuation could be used in a sentence. The
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching the digraph /wh/. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can be added to a word
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The objective of this 2D shape bingo and poster pack is to help your students: identify, name and describe two dimensional shapes. The pack includes: - 12 2D shape posters; - 30 different bingo cards; and - 2 different types of shape clues (simple
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Do you need some fun and engaging ways to help your students learn CVC words? These phonics games are designed to be used in conjunction with your phonics / spelling program. The pack focuses on students reading, writing and spelling CVC
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Do you often find yourself grasping for some new ideas to introduce and teach phonics and digraphs to your students? What if there was an easy solution that didn’t take precious time away from your students, lesson planning and all the other
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I’m going to share with you some of the best, time-tested classroom games that you can use to re-energize your students and get them back on track for learning. I wrote these cheat sheets as a way for you to have a handy chart that you can refer
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This pack includes fun, hands on activities and games for teaching ‘Long O’. These activities are great for individual or small group work. There are also posters that can be used for display and word wall cards that can be added to a word wall or
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi, my name is Melinda Crean and I have been a teacher for 9 years in Western Australia. I mainly teach the primary years: 1-7. I have been involved in mentoring programs for beginning teachers as well as teaching trainee teachers. More information about my experience can be found here: http://topnotchteaching.com/about/. I also coordinate a bridging program at a University that assists prospective students in gaining entry to University courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that all students should experience success in learning. I incorporate experiences where students succeed, an environment where they are not afraid to 'have a go' and I relate learning to real life experiences. I encourage self-motivation and self-regulation to promote ownership of learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I graduated from my teaching degree with first class honours. I also received the Miles Medal for Excellence in Education (dux of year).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I completed a Bachelor of Education (primary), first class honours at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about K-7 education and how we can better ourselves as teachers to provide more quality opportunities for our students.