The Ginger Teacher

Rainforest Lessons and Plans

Rainforest Lessons and Plans

Rainforest Lessons and Plans So it's a brand new year! My first topic this term is the rainforest this is such a wide and fun topic there is so much to teach about the rainforest and so many fun lessons we can have. In preparation for the term ahead I have created a series of rainforest lessons and uploaded them as products in my store. I do like my products to be complete, so each lesson has a detailed lesson plan each with starter, input, independent work, plenary, assessment opportunities, a learning objective and resources. To allow the children to really engage with...

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Myths and Legends Unit of Work

Myths and Legends Unit of Work

Myths and Legends Unit of Work I have always enjoyed teaching the myths and legends topic with my class. It is such a fun topic and there are so many things you can do with it. After collecting together lots of fun lesson ideas over time I decided to create a complete myths and legends unit. I have had such good responses and feedback from the unit that I decided it would be nice to open the unit up and show my lovely blog people what is in my favourite product :) I do like my products to be complete so the unit includes...

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Teach Children About Fossils

Teach Children About Fossils

Teach Children About Fossils Fossils and rocks are so much fun to teach. When ever this topic comes around I love to get my kids to make their own fossils. We grab some clay and small toys and make our own fossils. Everyone loves it and it is such a great learning experience. Aside from making the fossils we also go on rock hunts and examine and draw lots of different rocks and fossils. To really get our teeth into our fossil unit my kids create information boards to show off all the information we have learnt. These boards make...

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Why teaching is a lot like running!

Why teaching is a lot like running!

Firstly a bit of background. I guess I am now considered a 'runner' I run every other day for 30 minutes except on Sundays when I let myself have the day off even if I didn't run on Saturday! I never used to run at all I was slightly overweight, I have asthma and I DO NOT enjoy exercise. At all really.... Hmmmm I started running because I was told I would get healthier, which I did. I was also told I would start to love it, which I don't! Today as I ran cursing myself for not running yesterday, so...

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Halloween Round Up

Halloween Round Up

Halloween is coming! It is just 2 weeks to Halloween and this year it falls on a Monday! This means it will be a school day for some of us! With this in mind I have a round up of some of the greatest ideas from around the Blogosphere for Halloween in your classroom. Firstly hop over to Free Technology for Teachers Where there are four fantastic Halloween themed lessons to keep your class busy. If science isn't really what you are looking for and you need a bit of a reading boost. Then your next stop should be The Clutter...

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