The Ginger Teacher

Chinese New Year is coming

Chinese New Year is coming

One week today (February 8th) is Chinese New Year. I think this time of year is a very exciting and useful way to introduce children to other cultures in the classroom. With this in mind, these new Chinese New Year workbooks are great for teaching the kiddos about the traditions and the celebrations of Chinese New Year. These 32 page booklets have great activities and fun writing opportunities to make the learning fun! Children can learn some Chinese words  Write their own exciting Zodiac story Some time work linked to traditions Opportunity to explain Chinese New Year in their own words....

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My favourite teacher TED talks

My favourite teacher TED talks

I am a huge fan of TED. I listen to them whenever I have to do something I don't like (cleaning, running, etc.), it makes the time pass quickly. As a teacher I love to hear about developments in education and learning so here is my list of the best TED talks for teachers. I love this woman for her passion, I wish more heads were like this. This is entertaining, I'm not sure I 100% agree but still worth a watch This is definitely my favourite. I want all the kids in my class to have real GRIT! I can...

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My first bundle

My first bundle

I've been thinking about creating a bundle for a while, I have quite a few science products and I have been thinking how to bundle these together and sell them for a discount. After reading quite a bit about how other sellers have done this I organised the files and uploaded it! It was actually really easy I just adapted the current products a bit zipped them up and off we go.... Yay! So here it is :) Please check it out and let me know what you think. My Big Science Bundle Follow my blog with Bloglovin  Subscribe in...

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Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing

I'm going to start by saying that I am a huge fan of Pie Corbett. If you have never read or used his Talk for Writing methods, then get over to his page (http://www.talk4writing.co.uk) right now and don't come back until you have read the whole web site - all of it! I mean look at him! How could you not be a fan??? Pie Corbett’s approach to literacy is fantastic and I was lucky enough to work for a while in a school which fully embraced the T4W approach. However, word hasn’t completely got out yet, lots of schools...

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It's finished!

It's finished!

I did it! I finally finished the unit of work I've been working on for over three months! I'm not sure why it has taken me this long to finish, life gets in the way I guess and also I have been working full time and creating other products but it is done! And here it is: This is my complete cross curricular unit of work on the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages! It has 34 complete individual lessons covering things like, clothes, food, homes, hunting and art. Plus loads more. It hits all the NC requirements, with a big...

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