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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thinking Blocks - Bar Models

Thinking blocks are a great way to make visual representations of word problems in order to understand the problem and determine the mathematics required to solve it. The posters have been made to print at A3 - change the page set up if they are A4. Click the thumbnail to open the download in Google Drive. You do not need to request access.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocc2pnV0I4SEZEcjQ/view?usp=sharing  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocWmZJV3FuYWxNajg/view?usp=sharing

 Click here for a great website that gives lots of opportunities to practice using thinking blocks to solve problems in all domains.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

High Frequency Words

I have some children this year who would benefit from learning sight words at various levels. I have searched for the definitive NZ list for our early colour wheel books, there are many and all are different. Not very conclusive. So... I have combined them and consequently, some words are in more than one list. Never mind I thought, all that learning and repetition will make for amazing results. Click on the thumbnail to open the document in drive and you will be able to download.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocZ1dpdTFqei1nSjg/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocdXh4cjFMZ203d1E/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocYXllY1pOT1laQTQ/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocNjhNZmNtdWpUSzg/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxoORa3TsCocRnJhd1U2REJtOUE/view?usp=sharing

Friday, 10 February 2017

I'm a Nana!

Thanks to all of you who keep visiting my blog even though there hasn't been an update for a long while. I have a new person in my life who has kept me ever so busy over the last year - and I love it!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Finger Patterns

Free and printable finger pattern cards - Four to an A4 page.
Click on the image to open the download site. Document is a PDF created at A4.
Please link back to my blog if you add these items to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Days of the Week/Months of the Year

Posters to share the days of the week and months of the year in Māori.
Click on the image to open the download site. Posters are Pdfs and will print to A3.
Please link back to my blog if you add these items to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Sentence Starters

These posters were created a few years ago to help children find different ways to begin sentences. The inspiration for them came from a TKI (tki.org.nz) resource about narrative writing.
Click on the images to open the download site. Posters are Pdfs and will print to A3.
Please link back to my blog if you add these items to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.
  

   

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Long A Vowel Sounds

I am working with my class on long vowel sounds and have started with the long a sound. Here are the worksheets I have created. Click on the images to open the download site.
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Super Sentences

As a school we are focussing on improving our children's writing by focussing on sentence structure. Here are some items I have created with this focus in mind. Click on the images to open the download site.
Please link back to my blog if you add these items to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.
 Above is the small poster I print for children's books.
Above is a poster for the wall display.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Spring into Maths

I am working with a group of children on the 'Spring into Maths' programme, which is based on the work of Marilyn Holmes when she was a Numeracy Co-ordinator based in Dunedin. I needed some cards with 1-100 on them for the children to read and order - here they are.
Please link back to my blog if you add to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.
Click on the image or here for the download page.
Unfortunately I can't find a link to the original work but many schools mention them on their websites and could provide the programme itself.  

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Key Ring Sight Words

Dolch sight word cards to be printed and put on key rings for children to take home and learn.  Cards are approximately 8 x 8 cm if printed at A4.
Please link back to my blog if you add my work to your blog, website or web collections - thank you.
Please click on the links below to open the download.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

ANZAC Day

Click on the image to open the download page. The file is a pdf over two landscape pages and can be printed on A4 or A3.
Please link back to my blog if you add to your blog, website or web collection - thanks.
You can find some great inquiry plans and resources to use in your classrooms here - http://firstworldwar.tki.org.nz/en

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Māori Numbers to 20

Cards to display the Māori words for numbers to 20. Click on the image to open the download site.
Cards are approximately 13 x 9 cm if printed at A4.
Please link back to my blog if you add my work to your collections, blog or website - thank you.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Dolch Sight Words

Here are the Dolch sight word cards with alien graphics requested by Shannon. 
Included are pre-primer, primer, grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3.
Cards are approximately 13 x 9 cm if printed at A4.
Please link back to my blog if you add my work to your collections, blog or website - thank you.
     


      

Click on the reading label for more sight word printable.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Easter Bunny Craftivity

These are the components that will help you create the noticeboard in the previous post if you wish to  make multiple copies for your children.
  
Click on the images to open the download sites. The files are pdfs with different template or printing options.
Please link back if you add to your blog or website - thank you.