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Angela Maiers puzzle lesson

Angela Maiers demonstrates to 1st grade students how piecing together a puzzle is similar to being a great reader

Indian in the Cupboard Study Guide


Omri receives several conventional gifts for his ninth birthday, including  longed-for skateboard. However, two gifts you would expect to be of least interest to a young boy prove to be magical and exciting. Suitable for primary aged students this study guide has learning outcomes in key learning areas such as English, Art and Society and Environment.

Quizlet is similar in concept to flashcards, but much more interactive. You can create short quizzes then choose from a range of activities to perform the quiz, share it with others or a select group or class.





 Ideas for getting a group of students warmed up for work.

 Great Ice Breaker Activities
 Collection of ice breaker activities to try with your class.

Welcome to the Improv Encyclopedia! Here you will find tons of stuff related to improvisation theatre. Look for improv games, handles, concentration exercises, drama techniques, character exercises, warm-ups, long form Improv formats, improvised show formats, tips for improv workshops and much more.

 Introductory Ice Breakers
 Collection of Ice Breaker activities for kids.

 Ice Breakers Vol. 5
 List of warm up activities.

 Learning Games
 List of fun games for kids.

 ESL Classroom: Games And Activities
 Language games for the classroom.

 Classroom Games and Activities
 Large collection of fun games for the classroom.

 Primary teachers do not often have the luxury of lesson breaks that high school teachers enjoy, where students change classrooms. Having a repertoire of short, fun activities to give students a chance to stretch their legs, interact and refresh their minds is a vitally important part of your bag of tricks. One of my old favourites is teaching kids to juggle. Students keep three small bean bags or juggling balls in their desk. When students are looking like they need a break, get them to stand
 and practise their juggling for 2 minutes. I also break up lessons by introducing a few Pilates and Yoga exercises that don\'t require too much space. If you have 10 minutes to kill, try the Greedy Pig game with Year 4 up. I hope these activities give you some ideas

 Basics of Three Ball Juggling
 Anyone who is willing to spend a half of an hour or so picking up dropped
 balls, can learn to juggle using these animated instructions.

 The Instant Juggler Manual
 These instructions will teach you exercises so you can juggle 3 balls.

 Free Juggling Instructions
 Print out these instructions so you can easily read through them on your
 own time, off the computer.

 Icebreakers and Energisers
 These activities can be used for beginning of the year activities,
 energizers for breaks during standardized tests, team building activities, etc.

 Educational Icebreakers
 Icebreakers to facilitate introductions and warm-ups to a topic.

 ESL Icebreakers
 Collection of links to icebreakers and drama activities.

 Icebreakers, Warmups, Energizers, Transitions
 Descriptions of short activities to get groups going.

 Ice Breakers, Facilitation Techniques & Popular Education Tools.
 With these activities you can introduce each other in a fun and unique way.

 The Top 10 Icebreakers for Meetings
 Whether it is a small gathering at your home or a large training seminar,
 we all want to feel that we have established some commonality with our
 fellow attendees. These activities show you how.

 Icebreakers and Group Process Activities
 Collection of icebreakers and warm up exercises.

 Collection of short activities, ideal for defeating after lunch lethargy,
 breaking the ice or a seamless transition between subjects.

 Connect Energisers
 Energizers are activities that can be used by teachers and facilitators to
 build enthusiasm for a classes, workshops, or presentations.

 Sheer Idiocy
 Games and Drama activities to help you loosen up.

 Drama, Communication and Warm Up Exercises
 The purpose of these activities is to develop group identity and group
 cohesiveness, as well as to relax, assert discipline and to have fun.

 Drama Games
 Drama activities and improvisation exercises.

 The Living Play Book
 Collection of Theatresport activities and games.

 Theatresport Games
 Collection of quick and easy Theatresport games.

 Warm Up Games and Activities
 An essential part of every PE lesson is a warm-up. Here are some ideas for
 fun ways to get the class moving.

 Warm Up Activities and Stretching Exercises
 These warm up activities are a crucial part of any exercise regime or
 sports training.

 Online Library of Pilates Exercises
 Pilates exercises build core strength and require little or no equipment
 and space.

 Yoga Basics: Yoga Posture Index
 Collection of images demonstrating basic Yoga positions.

 ABC of Yoga
 Although these Asanas may just seem to be merely physical exercises, you
 will later realize that it is more than exercising your body.

 Greedy Pig
 This popular class dice game has, with small adjustments, been extended
 into a whole class investigation. Try it with 1 or 2 dice.

 Adrian Bruce Maths Games
 Free Maths Games and Resources from Adrian Bruce.

 Infants Maths Games
 Collection of Maths games for infants grades.

 Games Kids Play
 Collection of active games for kids.



Classroom Management

 "FREE 10-Part Mini-Course Helps You Get The Most From The Worst Class In School"

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Watch a video of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter


Teaching Outside the Box:


How to Grab Your Students By Their Brains


by LouAnne Johnson


This book is a must for beginning teachers and for pros who need new ideas. It combines street smart practicality with the creative thinking we need to reach kids today.


Try RocketReader Kids

RocketReader Kids Free Trial

The ultimate child reading tutor. Ages 4 to 8.


‘Red Rubber Ball’ Bounces in

What is it that excites you, makes you smile and fuels your dreams?

Click on the picture for more about this inspirational book for children.


Kids in the Kitchen


Scarlett’s Yummy Fairy Cakes


Catch the Fly
Mr. Frog needs you to give him the x, y coordinates for a fly so he can dine. Type in the correct coordinates of where the fly lands to feed the frog.


Open Source Mind Mapping Programs EdDraw,  MindMeister, FreeMind



Websafe Crackerz
WebSafe Crackerz is a spoof world, online game, built around Internet Safety. Users find genuine safety information throughout all the sites, but it is surrounded by a fictional story about gladhanders, liars, stalkers, bullies, security bouncers, detectives, fake spam and mobile phone companies and a big boss (the Baron), who runs the whole show.

Water conservation online game

Mission H2o, a water conservation game that teaches players how to optimise water usage in the home.



Carbon Smart

Calculate a household's greenhouse gas emissions online by answering questions about the use of transport, home appliances, and wastes. Also find
out what can be done to reduce a carbon footprint.


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