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      Christmas around the world

      Before we know, it will be Christmas again. Cards will adorn classrooms and Christmas music will be played. All over the world there are similarities and differences in how Christmas is celebrated, from one continent to another. Each celebration should be appreciated for its geographical and cultural uniqueness. Kwanzaa In 1966, Maulana Karenga established a […]

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      Hands-on Christmas Advent calendars

      Is it really that time of year again? The Christmas spirit will come flitting into your classroom in no time, and students will be hanging out until the holidays and that all important evening when the man with the stuffed sack comes down the chimney; but we don’t have to wait until the twelfth month […]

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      Understanding and dealing with conflict

      Children are aware of the events happening in the present unsettling world climate. They are bombarded with images of war, crime and violence daily as they watch television and movies, and browse the internet. Students may have difficulty expressing their fears and concerns, and dealing with the conflict in their daily life. It is the […]

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      National Water Week 2017

      The water on our planet is the same as it has always been since the very beginning – it has never been added to or replaced! It is sobering to think about this statement when we look around us and see what is happening to our environment. We may feel like we can’t make a […]

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      Freebie Friday – STEM projects

      Imagine a world of innovative, communicative, collaborative and thoughtful problem-solvers. Now imagine a world where needs are met, problems are solved and sustainable decisions are made. Wouldn’t it be fabulous? This week’s Freebie Friday is sample cards from our new STEM projects box series, where students can become ingenious thinkers, capable of solving any problem. […]

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      Freebie Friday – 400 Numero Challenges

      Numero® is an fun mental maths card game that has a multitude of benefits for students who play. This week’s Freebie Friday is a set of challenges that can be used to extend students’ understanding of mental mathematics. Give your whiz-kids a go at these! Click on the arrows below to reveal the Australian Curriculum […]

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      Numero® and the Australian Curriculum

      Numero® can play an important role in developing the proficiency strands of Australian Curriculum Mathematics, especially in the areas of fluency, problem solving and reasoning. The following information has been taken directly from the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) website at https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/mathematics/. Proficiency strands The proficiency strands describe the actions in which students […]

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      Teaching comprehension skills

      It is a sad indictment of education that even the Macquarie dictionary defines comprehension as: ‘a formal exercise in reading and understanding, usually tested with a series of short questions’. Granted, comprehension is sometimes assessed this way in schools, but surely comprehension in the true sense of the word is a cognitive process and involves […]

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      Freebie Friday – Father’s Day activities

      What’s that special day just around the corner? Is it Father’s Day? Had you forgotten? (Let’s hope not!) Just in case, we have a very timely Freebie Friday for you. Students can have fun creating a tie card and a yummy gift for dad – trust us, we’ve tried and tested this rocky road (many times), […]

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      Enhancing fluency through English skills

      Being a proficient communicator is an essential skill for survival, to ‘get ahead’ in a career or simply to socialise. To be proficient communicators, students need to be able to competently apply the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. To be fluent in English skills, students have to be able to respond quickly, smoothly […]

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