This product (Teaching Gratitude for Wellbeing) will enhance your students' strengths. And your own!
It consists of a story - to demonstrate, explaining and initiate discussion about gratitude. This is followed by suggestions for exercises for home and for school. There is quite a variety there, and the students will have great fun.
The product also includes research and sources which have informed this resource.
Suitable for distance learning. Available in Powerpoint, pdf and Easel.
Good luck with this, and good wishes for your wellbeing and those of your students.
Can also be used as part of the Primary Language Curriculum under the headings Communicating and Exploring and Using.
If you are interested in children's wellbeing, this product is for you. It's a questionnaire where the children can self-assess their strengths and see where they are strong. It is adapted from Seligman's free quiz, and simplified to make it easier for children to answer. Probably best for children aged 10-12.
I would strongly recommend that every teacher check their own strengths, to deepen their understanding of the topic.
The questionnaire is free, and I will be adding products to it in time - one for each strength.
An online version
This Christmas drams is the perfect solution for those who are missing the Christmas play this year. Consisting of two lessons, the class must decide which ornament deserves to be on top of the Christmas tree. Fun and games for all, and as with all drama, co-operating and communicating are key, thus covering your oral English lesson too.
The pack consists of 14 pages of pictures as well as 3 pages of lesson plan. All provided for you.
Suitable for all ages.
This programme will enable your students to develop speed and accuracy in recall of multiplication and division. No more endless filling in of worksheets: the student can clearly see the end goal here: they monitor progress and see where gaps in learning occur. The vast majority of students make significant progress with this programme.
Please note: this is not a programme to teach understanding of multiplication and division.
It's for those students who understand the process but whose recall is not accurate enough or fast enough for applications in daily use.
Furthermore, it is not for whole class use. It is for individual or group use.
Go online to see this product in use.
It is self-guided, so the student has a great deal of autonomy. It consists of 4 sets of question cards, with 4 cards in each set.
The student times themselves recording the answers in a notebook; they record the time and the teacher gives a final check. They move on to a new card when all 20 questions are answered correctly in one minute or less.
Designed to be attempted every day, the student works their way through the program at their own individual level. In all the daily completion of the program takes about 5 minutes.
It is innovative and has an end goal: with this program the students can see for themselves where their speed and accuracy needs enhancing.
This product can be laminated and reused over and over, and two or three children can use it at the same time, on different cards.
It's a graduated pack consisting of 4 sets, each containing 4 cards. Set 1 covers x2, x5, x10; Set 2 - x4, x8; Set 3 - x3, x6, x9; Set 4 - All tables up to 10
Additional equipment needed: Stopwatch notebook, pencil
This social story is aimed at the child in the mainstream classroom who has difficulty waiting his turn. It reminds the child of how people in the classroom are expected to behave when waiting their turn to contribute to a class discussion. It is available in both pdf and Word to make it easier for the teacher to personalise to the student.
This social story deals with the fallout from a child whose suggestion has not been taken on board - who did’nt get their way. It is probably more suitable for a child in a mainstream class than one who is in an ASD unit. The social story is provided in pdf as well as Word format, so the teacher can modify the text to suit their class.
There is a minimum of decorations on the page, so as not to distract the attention of the child. The page has also been coloured in a cream background so the child themselves can read it more easily if dyslexic.
To modify the background colour in Word, the teacher needs to click on the Design tab, page background and choose White.
This social story addresses the very important social skill of winning and losing gracefully. It gives the child strategies to address this skill.
The story consists of perspective, descriptive, explanatory, directive and affirmative sentences.
There is a Word version to make it easier for the teacher to edit the document.
This is a retelling of the Three Little Pigs, using a process drama approach. The children get to make decisions along the way, and act it out.
It’s fun, and there are resources to help the teacher bring it to life with the class.
There is one lesson in the pack.
This drama addresses the theme of ‘othering’ and racism. The drama is set in a fictional place, Hasmala, and the ‘othered’ group is called The Elgons. It is told in the form of legend or fantasy. The Elgons are distinguished by their unusual ears. This means that they are not identifiable as any real-life sub-group.
Story is a powerful tool to use when trying to change hearts and minds. Since the ‘othered’ group here is not identifiable as any known earthly group, any resistance in the pupils will be wiped out, and the teacher will be able to facilitate strong and effective discussions afterwards.
Note this drama is much more than role-play.
The drama consists of 5 lesson, and there are many pointers for discussion for the teacher.
The strategies used include: Teacher narrator, Teacher-in-Role, Group work, Hot seating, Conscience alley, Whole Class improvisation, Living Narrative.
The areas for reflection include discussion of which source of information we can believe.
This comprehension, of a high literary quality, comprises an entire teaching unit. It includes a story, points for discussion, vocabulary and grammar work. The questions cover the comprehension strategies of inference, visualisation, making connections, drawing conclusions and synthesis. This product will intrigue and inspire your students.