Sunday, 12 February 2017

Free £3 Credit! But Hurry - Only Valid Today!

Fancy getting yourself £3 of FREE credit to spend on any of our resources at our TES shop? It's as easy as I 2 3! Simply visit tes.com/redeem and enter the code SUNDAY3. You will then be credited with £3 to spend on any of our resources.

Our TES shop can be viewed here - https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/suepowell
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The offer is only valid today so don't miss out!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Back to School Sale

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/suepowell

Hi all

A little while ago I dipped my toe into the waters of a new resource website. TES is  UK based website that supports Times Educational Supplement, a well-known and respected publication for the teaching profession. The site is still in its early stages and is not without its teething problems, but the TES team work hard to iron out any glitches, and I have to say that all seems to be well.

TES is available worldwide with a huge range of resources available for the US market as well as other countries around the world. Whilst my preferred site is still TPT, it's always good to have other outlets.

Between 4th and 6th September TES is hosting a site-wide sale. All of the resources that I have uploaded so far are included in the sale at 25% off. Why not take a few moments to check out what is available and let me know what you think. My page can be found at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/suepowell

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


I am pleased to be joining in a Book Review Blitz for the charming children's book written by Sandra L. Richards and illustrated by Megan Kayleigh Sullivan, Rice & Rocks.

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About the Book


Title: Rice & Rocksl | Author: Sandra L. Richards | Illustrator: Megan Kayleigh Sullivan Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing | Publication Date: August 23, 2016 | Genre: Children's Picture Book | Number of Pages: 32
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Book Description:

Tradition takes flight in Rice & Rocks, a picture book celebrating culture and diversity.


Giovanni's friends are coming over for Sunday dinner, and his grandmother is serving rice and beans. Giovanni is embarrassed he does not like 'rice and rocks' and worries his friends will think the traditional Jamaican dish is weird. But his favorite Auntie comes to the rescue. She and Giovanni's pet parrot, Jasper, take him on a magical journey across the globe, visiting places where people eat rice and rocks. This exciting story celebrates the varied traditions of every culture while also highlighting the delicious similarities that bring us all together.

Take a look inside the book...
 
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About the Author: Sandra L. Richards

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Sandra L. Richards is the debut picture book author of Rice & Rocks. With Rice & Rocks, Sandra brings a unique contribution to the world of children’s books. An American-born daughter of Jamaican immigrant parents, she hopes the book will serve as an educational resource for families seeking to teach their children the value of their heritage and the importance of cultural diversity.

Learn more about Sandra at www.sandralrichards.com.

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About the Illustrator: Megan Kayleigh Sullivan

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Megan Kayleigh Sullivan graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012 with a degree in Illustration. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist, and aspires towards a career in the film and animation industry as a concept artist, character designer, or visual development artist (or d., all of the above). She enjoys traveling, writing, telling stories, and hula-hooping.

​Visit her at www.357meg.com.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Best Year Ever Bonus Sale - Win a $10 TPT Card

Hi all

It's that time of year again - back to school. To help us all with our preparations, for one day only, TPT is throwing it's Best Year Ever sale.

On Monday 22nd August you will be able to get 20% off everything in my store, If you use the code OneDay at checkout you will receive a further discount up to a massive 28%. Now that's a great help for the new school year. Clicking the image below will take you straight to my store.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Sos-supply

As a bonus, you can win a $10 gift card to spend in my TPT store. All you have  to do is follow my TPT page , like my Facebook page and this post and in the comments box tell me which country you are in and when your kids go back to school. I will randomly choose a winner and post here on 23rd August. Good luck!

Here's a snapshot of some of the items on offer:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Day-Jitters-Bumper-Back-to-School-Activity-Pack-303727

First Day Jitters - Bumper Back to School Activity Pack  First Day Jitters - Bumper Back to School Activity Pack
A bumper pack of activities for those first days back at school. Based around the popular book "First Day Jitters" by Julie Danneberg, the pack contains everything you need to settle your kiddos in and chase away any "first day jitters".

The pack includes:

Pre-reading prediction activity
Post-reading discussion activity
Visualisation
Sequencing
Story map
Letter to Sarah
My Perfect Day at School writing activity
What's in your lunchbox?
My First Day Jitters
Two Truths and a Lie
Word Wall
Student v Teacher Venn Diagram
Compound Words
Congratulations certificate

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Good-to-be-Me-Skills-Strengths-and-Talents-225719

Good to be Me - Skills, Strengths and Talents 

A huge bundle of lesson plans, activities and resources intended to explore talents, skills and strengths, including:

Lesson plans x3
All About Me Passport
My Very Own Poster
10 Fascinating Things About Me
Our Book of Talents
Sharing our Talents
Things I Am Good At/Like to Do
Poster Design
Strength Sort
Going for Gold Medal
Coloring Pages x5

Objectives
To reflect on personal skills, interests and talents
To find out about how people share their talents with others and why
To demonstrate talents to the class
To think about how to play to strengths

Open House Slideshow - Pirates

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Open-House-Slideshow-Pirate-Theme-314853

Open House Slideshow - Pirate Theme  Open House Slideshow - Pirate Theme  Open House Slideshow - Pirate Theme

There is no feeling quite like when your child starts school for the first time, or moves to a new class. Teachers arrange their classes in different ways and have different procedures for homework, class management, behaviour etc. There are lots of questions that parents want answering, and Open House is a great time to meet the new teacher and find out a little about what the new school year will bring for their child, They also want to know how they can help their child and how they can help the teacher.

This slideshow can be adapted to include all the information you need to pass on to your parents, from classroom expectations to grading policies, to what you will be teaching across the year. From field trips to special events. From Daily 5 to Math, Science and Writer's Workshop. From morning arrival to afternoon dismissal.

This slideshow can also be adapted to suit older students.

The slideshow has a cute pirate theme. Each slide can be edited to suit your schedule and activities, and put on a loop at Open House so that parents can get all the information they need at a glance.

14 slides, all with embedded fonts.

Also available: pink and green owls, zebras, kids, carnival, giraffes, cheerleaders, great outdoors, snake jungle, fall critter and sock hop

Common Core "I Can" Statements


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Grade-2-I-Can-Statements-and-Checklists-for-Writing-851589

Available for reading, writing and language for K-5

I also have a full range of Great Outdoors classroom d├ęcor items.

Presidential Election 2016

I am very proud of my latest resource - my Presidential Election 2016 movie and activity pack. Both are available separately or purchased together at a discount.

Presidential Election 2016 - Movie and Activity Pack

Presidential Election 2016 - Movie and Activity Pack  Presidential Election 2016 - Movie and Activity Pack  Presidential Election 2016 - Movie and Activity Pack

This pack provides lesson ideas and activities to help teach Grade 3-6 children about the Presidential Election system in the USA.

The pack includes a fully animated 7 minute 5 second movie which gives a background to the Presidential Election system in child-friendly language. It includes cool graphics and exciting music, sounds and animations that are sure to appeal to a younger audience.

The activities pack is 29 pages long and begins with a Cool Kids KWHL chart to brainstorm facts already known, things they want to know, and how they will go about finding out. Through teacher input and independent research, children then build up biographies of the candidates, and research the key issues they represent. Finally, they use books and websites to research information for their own presentation to the class on their chosen candidate.

The movie is in MP4 format. Please contact me if you would prefer it as a Powerpoint animated slideshow.

Happy shopping! And remember to leave me some feedback - I'd love to know what you think of my work.

Sue


Thursday, 28 January 2016

New Resource - Shape and Colour

Hi all!
It's been a while, but I haven't been sitting on my hands. I can now reveal my latest project...

"Shape and Colour" was devise firstly as a tool for teaching vocabulary (basic colours and technical knowledge of 2D shapes). Aimed at all children from K to Grade 2 (Reception to Year 3), it aims to teach the properties of 2D shapes and increase the vocabulary bank by consolidating knowledge of colour words and introducing technical maths terms such as corner, edge, parallel etc.

The visual nature of the resource is great for pupils who are learning English and struggling to build up a vocabulary bank.

 The resource is 29 pages long with a series of fun activities that are designed to engage and interest all learners.
It is available in both UK and US English through my TPT store, TES shop US and TES shop UK at a very reasonable price. I do hope you enjoy!

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