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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Birthday Cupcakes

The following birthday cupcake graphics are in .png format and will size to A3. Click on the images and link text (cupcakes without candles) to open the download pages.
Click on the following links to download cupcakes without candles.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Birthday Cake Clipart

The following birthday cake graphics are in .png format and will size to A3. Click on the images and link text to open the download pages.

Cake without candles so you can add the correct number.
Here are the individual candles.
Click here for single tier yellow cake with no candles.
Click here for single tier blue cake with no candles.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

End of Year Topper

Print and fold over lolly bags to create an end of year gift for your class.  I added a personal message to the bottom of mine.
Click on image for link to download site.
Original size is approximately 18.5cm wide but can be resized to fit your bags.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Multiplication Games - Halloween Theme

I have revised these multiplication games after feedback from two of my pupils - thanks Rebekah and Laken.  Click on the thumbnail to access the download.
Times Two
 Times Three
Times Four
Times Five
Times Six
Times Seven
Times Eight
Times Nine
Times Ten
I have been looking for basic facts games that are easy to store and pack away.  Ones that don't have multiple cards that need to be collected and bagged or special dice and spinners that need to be made.   These multiplication games have a Halloween theme using clipart I have created and don't require anything more than the game board and counters for each player.  

Monday, 26 August 2013

Persuasive Texts

We have been focussing on persuasive texts or argument writing.  Here is a flow chart of the process we used.
Open the link to download page here.  
Above is the checklist of criteria for a successful argument children put in their books.  There are two versions - UK or USA spellings. Click on the appropriate link for the download site.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Writing Process/Author's Cycle

I have created these display posters for my classroom to share the process we use when writing.
Click on the links below the image to open the download site.
You can download at the links below.
The pencils are in a .pdf and will size to A3. I hope they are useful.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bucket Fillers

This term we are looking at becoming bucket fillers.  I first saw the idea in a book by Carol McCloud but having delved more into the topic I found that Dr. Donald O. Clifton wrote a book in the 1960's titled "Dipper and Bucket".  You can find more information at this website - Bucket Fillers.
The following clipart depicts the bucket.  The original piece was created at A3 as a .png (but check your page set up before printing and change to A3 as it often defaults back to A4).  The .pdf poster prints on 4 A3 pages (again check the page set up before printing).  Click on the image to open link to the download page.
Below is the poster with a black background.

Children Posters

These children will be used as part of a Bucket Filling display I am setting up next term.  The .png files will size to A3.  I have also made them into a .pdf poster file (4 pages).  If you set the page set up to A3 the total 4 pages will size to A1 (594x841 cm).  Click on the images to open the download site.
Leave a comment if you would like these in different colours and I will try to help.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

100th Day Posters

These are the posters I use to countdown the number of days until our 100th day celebration and then to see if we have 200 days in our school year.  They are laminated and then we can mark them off each day with a whiteboard marker.
Click on the images for the link to the download.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Calendar Maths

We are counting down the school days until the 100th day when we will have a celebration day.  For a maths warm up we record the number on this chart and complete the activities.  The second poster is for larger numbers and I use this after the first 100 days.
Click on the image to open download site.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

100 Days of Learning

Yesterday was our 100th Day of learning at school for 2013.  We had some challenges to complete by ourselves and as a class.  We blew up over 100 balloons but when we came to count them there were only 93!  Some had gone pop!  Here we are in our 100 day smarter prince and princess crowns.
Here are some of the activities we completed.  Click on the image to open the download site.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Cow clipart

We have been learning about farming in New Zealand.  I created this cow to include in a classroom display.  It has been created as a .png at A3 size.  Click here or on the image for a link to the A3 download page.  Click here or on the poster image for the download.  The poster page set up defaults to A4 so I change the page set up to A3 in the print pop-up menu for a poster on four A3 sheets.
Find some great resources at these New Zealand sites.
Both are 'powered' by DairyNZ and have great resources for teachers and children.