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FREE Professional Development Sessions!

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FREE Professional Development Sessions!

If you are looking to get your PD hours up, then I have a couple of FREE PDs you might like to do. Best yet, you get to do them in the comfort of your own house! Maths Program  In this PD session, I am walking you through my approach to teaching maths. Length: 32 minutes  PD Certificate: Yes! Please email: contact@mrsamy123.com Target Audience: Teachers Year 1 to 6 Presenter: Amy O'Grady Cassie Tabrizi from Create-abilities Webinars  Cassie Tabrizi from Create-abilities has 6 webinars you can take! The topics include: How Open-Ended Maths Tasks Will Transform Your Maths Block (1 hour) 6 Steps...

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Suitable Resources for at Home Learning (Printables)

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Suitable Resources for at Home Learning (Printables)

I have had a few people ask what resources I have that are suitable for at-home learning with minimal prep or additional explanation for parents. 'Busy work' sheets are something I hate and you won't find any of them in this list. The following activities and worksheets are meaningful and still continue to educate your students. Punctuation Worksheets from Punctuation Pack These pages include a definition for each punctuation mark and then questions that increase in difficulty as students go down the page. Grammar Worksheet from Grammar Pack These pages are similar in style to the Punctuation worksheets, just for...

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Teaching Fire Safety

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Teaching Fire Safety

With fire prevention week just around the corner for those in the U.S of A I thought I would share with you some of the activity ideas from my Fire Safety Unit. This cute burning building activity is a very engaging way to get students to remember key fire safety tips like 'stop, drop and roll' and call '000/911'. They love making and decorating the building and it makes a great display! It is important whenever possible to make lessons real world based. Have students draw their house (as best as their memories will allow) and plan their own escape...

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Class Challenges

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Class Challenges

Usually on a Friday afternoon I allow my class to have an hour of finishing off time where students who had finished all their work would get free time.  This worked great in my lower school classrooms where I knew students would be entertained  with blocks, lego, colouring and board games.  But I didn't think that would work now I am in upper primary. So I wanted something that would keep them occupied, not take too much prep on my part and be a nice way to end the week that students would look forward to. I chose to do...

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Dino Ideas for Dinosaur Theme!

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Dino Ideas for Dinosaur Theme!

I love dinosaurs as a class theme. Kids are always passionate about it (even if not a first) and it can be integrated into all subjects. Today I am going to share some of my best dinosaur lessons. I like to start off with a KWL. Students discuss what they already KNOW about dinosaurs. I get them to choose one of the facts they are most sure of and write it on a B4 piece of paper and support it with a picture. Repeat this with what they WANT to know. It makes for a great presentation on the wall....

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