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Answer Sheet for Mr Zilot's Private Zoo


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Answer sheet (for tutor):
Mr Zilot’s Private Zoo

Mr Zilot owned a private zoo.

He was a kind man and one day he had a good idea.

Every Friday he would open his zoo to the public.

He was surprised when so many people came to his zoo on opening

day.

The visitors found there were so many things to see.


The big, iron entrance gates

had ivy growing over them.

Children enjoyed watching the two small, yellow, playful lion

cubs. The pair seemed to enjoy people watching them frolic with

each other.

A week before the opening day the huge, male elephant hurt one of

his hind legs and a keeper had to bind

it with a wide bandage.

He didn’t seem to mind. In fact he enjoyed the extra

attention.

In a special building, in the centre of the zoo, Mr Zilot had an

interesting collection of insects and spiders.

A pond which was home to lots of wild birds was

behind the aquarium. (Draw birds on the pond)

Every child who came enjoyed the visit. Many wrote

letters to Mr Zilot thanking him for letting them come to his zoo.



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Extension Activities - Mr Zilot's Private Zoo - Phonic Pack 5


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Note to tutor for Lesson 8 – ‘Mr Zilot’s Private Zoo’: Extension Activities:
a) Visit your local zoo.
b) Divide the class into small groups to discuss what exhibits Mr Zilot may have at his zoo. What environment would each exhibit need? What sort of enclosures would Mr Zilot need to provide for each one? Discuss the exhibits mentioned in ‘Mr Zilot’s Private Zoo’. What enclosures do you think he has provided for them?
c) Draw a map of Mr Zilot’s Zoo. Use the clues mentioned in ‘Mr Zilot’s Private Zoo’ and include other exhibits you think he would have in his zoo. (Could develop into a Technology and Enterprise project.)
d) How many people do you think would need to work at Mr Zilot’s zoo. What would each one’s special job be?
e) Write a letter to Mr Zilot thanking him for letting you visit his zoo.


f) Another excellent extension activity which integrates activities into Writing and Science Learning Areas is to ask the children to write a report about an animal, bird or insect (or eventually all three). You may limit the choice to animals and birds found in zoos; or endangered species; or your state, territories or countries flora and fauna emblems; or farm animals – the list is endless so you can choose the topic which fits in with your wider programme.

If you choose this option your programme may look like this:

During this lesson students will study … (enter your chosen topic here). Students will select, research and write a Report about … (chosen topic) and present the Report to the class.

During this lesson students will:
• learn about … (chosen topic).
• gather information from selected sources
• utilise teacher-directed planning procedures to research and plan the presentation of a Report.
• learn to use parts of a book (title, table of contents, index headings) to locate information
• extract simple information from books, pamphlets, websites.
• learn that copying sections of someone else’s work is unacceptable unless the original work is acknowledged
• learn how to acknowledge all information sources
• sort and arrange facts and ideas in sequence
• recognise that purpose determines the form of the text and that language used can be adjusted for different audiences and situations eg formal language used when writing the Report.
• become critical writers as they reflect and evaluate their reports by asking the question, ‘Have I included all the important facts?’





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Extension Activities - Mr Zilot's Private Zoo - Phonic Pack 5


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Time Allowance:
It would be beneficial to split this lesson into four sessions.
• The first session includes the completion of the Report Planning Sheet (Steps 1 and 2)
• The second session involves writing the Report (Step 3)
• The third session involves designing and making the cover page for the Report (Step 4)
• Presenting the Reports to fellow students (Step 5) is a worthwhile activity. If the presentations are delivered individually to the whole class they are best done in short time slots convenient for your timetable. OR The Reports can be presented to peers in small groups.

Materials needed:
• books/pamphlets/posters from the library with pictures/photos and information about … ( the chosen topic)
• access to website for research on computer
• NB: It is a beneficial and interesting activity for each student to make her/his own Report Cover. Each student is supplied with an A4 sheet, a copy of an appropriate photo/or a picture the student has found and suitable art materials. Each student designs, then creates her/his own cover.

Lesson Outlines:

Step One (Introduction):
• Have on display pictures of …(chosen topics)
• Discuss the pictures with class.
Step Two: (Report Planning Stage)
• Each student nominates (within chosen topic) what she/he would like to study and write a report about.
• Check to see there is an even spread of choice.
• Give each student a Report Planning Sheet.
Students research to find information and fill in the boxes on the
Report Planning Sheet. This gathered information will be used to
write a final report.
• Students may work in pairs/or small groups to fill in the Report Planning Sheet. Students can use the books, pamphlets, pictures,



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photos collected from the school library for this research. The internet is also a fantastic source for information.
• The Report Planning Sheet is divided into two columns.
The column on the left contains the headings, with ideas/examples
of what is required.
The column on the right is filled in by the student (with key words
or short phrases) with information gathered from her/his research.
• When the Report Planning Sheet has been completed students reflect on the information gathered and ask, “Have we included all the important facts?”
Step Three: Writing the Report
• Using the information gathered on the Report Planning Sheet, students write final Report.
NB: Some students find it difficult to put the key words and
phrases into sentences to write into the report and may still
need lots of modelling and oral practise.
• Students who are proficient writers can edit their work.
• NB: With the art work (Step 6 ) as a background display, presenting the Reports at the school assembly is a worthwhile activity.
Step Four:
Each student designs a cover for his/her Report. It is a beneficial and interesting activity for each student to make her/his own Report Cover. Each student is supplied with an A4 sheet, a copy of an appropriate photo/or a picture the student has found and suitable art materials.
Step Five: Presenting Report to the class
• Each student presents his/her report to the class or small group.

Step Six: Art Work
An excellent extension activity to follow the writing of the Reports is for each student to create a work of art that depicts the topic she/he has studied. The student may produce a drawing, a collage or a painting. The work of art should show the habitat and perhaps show other details about the topic, learnt during research. Each student should design the picture before working on the final copy.
NB: This activity could easily be developed into a T&E project. (scroll down and find ‘The Mask’ T&E sheet which could easily could be adapted.)


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Extension Activities - Mr Zilot's Private Zoo - Phonic Pack 5


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Outcomes achieved from this activity are:
• each student realises that art is created for different purposes (a picture to inform)
• this work is a visual expression of the students unique ideas
• students use different media together to create effect
• students learn that space is the area in which art is composed (how big will my subject be? where will I place it? how much space will I need to portray the habitat)
• students learn that space can be used expressively (the largest object in the art work becomes the focal point.)
• students learn to select the most effective tools to express their art ideas using the chosen media
• students are reminded about safety issues in the classroom when doing art.

To gain maximum benefit, these outcomes should be discussed with the students before they begin this activity. The discussion acts as a guide for their work and behaviour.


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Extension Activities - Mr Zilot's Private Zoo - Report Planning Sheet - Phonic Pack 5


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Report Planning Sheet


My name is Date: .

Report Planning Sheet

Title : .
HEADINGS KEY WORDS – SHORT NOTES
CLASSIFICATION
What is it?
Is it an animal, insect, plant, object, person)
DESCRIPTION
What does it look like? (size,shape, features)
Eg. small, medium, large, centimetres, colour, furry, smooth, rough, scaly, soft, slimy, feathers, has legs, wings, arms

LOCATION (Place/Time)
Where is it found?
Where does it live?

DYNAMICS
What does it do?
It can…, It moves by…, It protects itself by,
The special thing about …, It eats…
ENDING a comment to sum up


Record the title and author of the books you used for your research.









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'o', 'ow', 'o-e' phonic story worksheets
'o', 'o', 'o', 'o', 'ow' and 'o-e' - page 1 of 4 - Phonic Pack 5


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'o', 'o', 'o', 'o', 'ow' and 'o-e' - page 1 of 4 - Phonic Pack 5.

My name Date: .


Lesson Twenty One: ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘ow’ and ‘o-e’.

Put your thinking cap on !!!!
Today we are going to look at some of the different sounds ‘o’ can make. The sounds ‘ow’ as in bow (Phonic Pack 4) and ‘o-e’ as in rose (Phonic Pack 3) are also included.
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1. Read through the story “Mo, The Lost Monkey”. It starts on the next page.
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2. Look through the story again. Point to and read each word that is underlined. What do you notice about all of these words?
(They all contain the letter or sound ‘o’.)

3. Does the letter ‘o’ always make the same sound?
Check out the following words.
• Read the word.
• Sound it out slowly, listening for the sound the ‘o’ is making.
• Isolate the ‘o’ sound and say it to your tutor.

lost over to monkey
4. Pick up a blue pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the ‘o’ in lost and forest.

5. Pick up a red pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the ‘o’ in monkey and some.

6. Pick up a green pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the ‘o’ in cargo and over.

7. Pick up a black pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the ‘o’ in to and move.

8. Pick up a purple pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the ‘o’ in woke and stones.

9. Pick up an orange pencil. Look at words underlined in the story
‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and circle the words where the ‘o’ sounds
like the‘o’ in below and yellow.



Mo the Lost Monkey
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"Mo the Lost Monkey"


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Mo, The Lost Monkey


A monkey, called Flo, lived in a forest with her old Mother, Ro, and her young son, Mo.


One cold morning Flo woke to find Mo was not by her side, on the wide branch, in the tall tree they called home.


She hurried up to a higher branch to visit her old Mother.
“Have you seen Mo?” she asked.
“No,” her old Mother replied.

She looked on the ground below the tall tree they called home.
Mo was not there.

Flo hurried over to her brother, Bro, who lived in his own tall tree in the forest.
“Have you seen Mo?” she asked him.
“No, I haven’t,” he said.

“I think he’s lost,” she told him, almost in tears.

“I wonder where he is?” Bro said. “Let’s look by the river. He loves playing in the water.”



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"Mo the Lost Monkey"



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Using vines like ropes they swung from tree to tree until they reached the river. The water was shallow near the edge where it was flowing over some stones. This was where Mo liked to play, but he was not there.



A yellow and red snake crawled along in front of them.
“Have you seen Mo?” Bro asked.
“No. He hasssn’t been here thissss morning,” hissed the snake as it slid over a log and onto a rock.


“Oh dear. Where can he be?” Flo wailed.

“Let’s look in the cave. He often goes there to visit Leo the Lion,”
Bro suggested.

To get to the cave they had to creep along a narrow ledge, above the river. When the cave came in sight they could only see the shadow of the cave inside its opening.


Nothing moved.
Leo was still asleep inside.

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"Mo the Lost Monkey"


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Flo started to sob.
“Let’s go home and decide what to do,” Bro said. He was getting worried too.

They crept back along the narrow ledge and swung themselves through the trees until they reached the tall tree Flo called home.

Ro was waiting for them. Her face dropped when she realised they had not found Mo.

They all sat on the wide branch in the tall tree wondering what to do next, when the hollow branch just below them started to move.

They stared as the branch seemed to come alive.
They couldn’t believe their eyes.
Something was coming out of the hole in the middle of the branch.




“It’s Mo!” Flo shouted as she rushed down and grabbed him. “What were you doing in the hollow branch?”

Mo was sleepy.
He didn’t know what all the fuss was about.

“It was so cold last night I crawled into the hollow log to keep warm,” he said. “I often sleep in there, but usually I come out before you wake up.”

Flo held him tight. She couldn’t think of anything to say.
Bro shrugged his shoulders and went back to his own tall tree.
Old Mother Monkey smiled and nodded her head.








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This lesson follows on from Lesson Twenty One and the story "Mo the Lost Monkey".
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"Mo the Lost Monkey"


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"Mo the Lost Monkey" - Phonic Story - follow-up activity - page 1 of 2 - Phonic Pack 5.

My name Date: .


Lesson Twenty Two: ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘o’, ‘ow’ and ‘o-e’.

1. Read the story ‘Mo, The Lost Monkey.’

2. Turn to page 38 and write the words you have circled in the story in the correct column.
Use small printing and write each word only once, even if it
appears more often in the story.

3. Ask your tutor to correct your work.

4. Read the words to your tutor.
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5. Congratulations. You have worked well. This was not an easy activity and you have finished it. Take a break.

6. Glue the story ‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ into your scrap book.

7. Glue page 38 into your scrap book.




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"Mo the Lost Monkey"



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"Mo the Lost Monkey" - Phonic Story - follow-up activity - page 2 of 2 - Phonic Pack 5.

Read the story ‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and write the ‘o’ words in the correct columns.

‘o’ as in
lost
forest
‘o’ as in
monkey
some ‘o’ as in
cargo
over ‘o’ as in
to
move ‘o-e’ as in
woke
stones ‘ow’ as in
below
yellow
























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Answer Sheet - Lesson 22 -

August 28th 2008 05:58
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Answer Sheet for "Mo the Lost Monkey"


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Tutor Note: Scroll down to peruse some suggested extension activities to use with the story "Mo the Lost Monkey".

This page is not numbered because it will not be included in the child's Phonic Pack 5.



Answer Sheet for "Mo the Lost Monkey" - Lesson 22 - Phonic Pack 5.

Tutor guide:
Read the story ‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’ and write the ‘o’ words in the correct columns.

‘o’ as in
lost
forest
‘o’ as in
monkey
some ‘o’ as in
cargo
over ‘o’ as in
to
move ‘o-e’ as in
woke
stones ‘ow’ as in
below
yellow

old
cold
told
hole
forest
not
on
lost
from
log
onto
rock
often
along
of
sob
dropped
nod
monkey
Mother
son
one
brother
wonder
loves
some
front
above
nothing
wondering
come
something
coming
worried
Flo
Ro
Mo
no
over
Bro
almost
Oh
goes
Leo
only
opening
go
so to
who
moved
do
move
into woke
home
ropes
stones Below
own
shallow
flowing
yellow
narrow
shadow
hollow
know


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Extension Activities - Mo the Lost Monkey - Phonic Pack 5


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Extension Activities - Mo the Lost Monkey - Phonic Pack 5.

Notes for tutor: Extension activities to follow ‘Mo, The Lost Monkey’.

1. Find (perhaps write) any names to be found in the story.
Why does each one have a capital letter?

2. Observe where quotation marks are used. Discuss.
(Quotation marks are used at the beginning and end of what is
actually spoken.)

Children could practise this skill by writing a conversation
between Mo and his Mother, Mo and his grandmother, Mo
and Leo the Lion or Mo and the red and yellow snake.

3. Find and write out the contractions in the story. (eg. haven’t)

4. Each child to draw and label a ‘Story Map’ of the story. (An A3 sheet would be appropriate size.)
ie: children determine where the story takes place and the
different scenes as the story moves along.
• This story begins in the tall tree Flo calls home. The child draws the tall tree with Flo, perhaps looking worried, in it. Using her/his own words write a sentence or two about what is happening in this scene. Small, neat printing will have to be used.
• The story moves on to Bro’s tree. The child draws an and illustrates, and writes a sentence or two about, the scene where Flo is asking Bro if he has seen Mo.
• The next scene has Flo and Bro by the river with the red and yellow snake. The child draws an and illustrates and writes about this scene.
• Then to the cave (some children may wish to include creeping along the narrow ledge – depends on the ability of the student as to how much detail you would expect).
• back to the tall tree Flo calls home. Once again it depends on the ability of the child, but some children may wish to illustrate Ro being sad when she noticed Flo and Bro had returned without Mo. Some children may illustrate the three sitting on a branch wondering what to do. Some children will go straight to the scene where Mo appears from the hollow branch or will just illustrate the reunion.
• You can use this activity to observe (perhaps for your records) a lot of things (from comprehension skills to work habits) about each child.

Note: If this is the first story map the children have done they will probably need detailed explanation and guidance. It is quite a difficult, but extremely worthwhile, comprehension exercise to tackle.
Of course you will need to allow adequate time – even two or three sessions.


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Christmas in the Classroom

November 14th 2008 03:56
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CHRISTMAS in the CLASSROOM

Notes for Parents/Teachers/Tutors:
Christmas is such an exciting time in the classroom. Come November and the whole classroom programme can be integrated into the Christmas Theme. The children are highly motivated to embrace the interesting activities (covert learning).

The lessons in this series are centred around the story entitled ‘The Christmas Tree’. The story is divided into six chapters. Each chapter and its corresponding activity are designed to be covered in one lesson. However, you may find that one lesson takes more than one day to complete. Allow plenty of time.

A cover page has been included so that the story can be made into a booklet.

Chapter Six has gaps for the children to fill in.

Initiate the Christmas Theme by brainstorming the class and develop a Christmas Word Bank. This can be added to over time.
If children have their own personal dictionary (see “My Dictionary” category on the home page of phonics.net.au) a word bank with the most common Christmas words is useful and then add other words to each dictionary as required for each child.

It is useful to organise a bulk loan of Christmas books from your library. Not only will you find them useful but the children who complete their work early can sit quietly reading in the Christmas Corner.

The children who complete an activity early could:
- colour in the words on the title page
- draw pictures/decorate the title page
- draw pictures for each chapter.

The activities included in this series of lessons integrate into many Learning Areas:
Reading, comprehension, reading and following instructions, working co-operatively, Art/Craft,
use of materials, safety when using materials, practising fine motor skills, Health and Safety,
Writing, Mathematics.
You can use the story ‘The Christmas Tree’ to reinforce grammar and punctuation.
Ask the children to look for:
- words that are contracted (eg it’s, don’t)
- compound words (eg wheelbarrow, pancakes)
- when and why question marks are used
- when quotation marks are used.

Ask the children to:
- read, with expression, the words that are in quotation marks.
- think of words which could have been used instead of the word ‘said’.


Many other activities could flow from these activities:
- Writing Children could write a letter to Father Christmas, a Christmas story of their own,
a piece entitled “My Best Christmas” or “I Went for a Ride on Santa’s Sleigh”, a poem
about why they like Christmas (the list is endless)
- Music Christmas carols and Christmas songs (children love adding simple percussion)
-Drama Divide into groups and make up a sketch about Father Christmas in his workshop with
his helpers or use some other Christmas theme – let each group choose their own story
line.
-Art/Craft Make props for the sketches.
-Listening and Speaking Present the sketches to the rest of the class, to parents, at a school
assembly.



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Hint for teachers/tutors: (suggestion only)
Because of the multicultural background of the children in my classroom I always send a note to parents at the beginning of fourth term. I find parents appreciate the communication and talking with the parents eliminates any anxieties they may have. The note varies from year to year but the following is an example. You can vary it to fit in with your programme. I have my programme organised before I send the note home so that I can show the activities to any parents who come in for an interview. If they are concerned about the Nativity Story I explain it is covered as other Christmas stories, with no religious bias. I do have parents coming for interviews but have never had any child withdrawn from any part of the programme.

Your Principal may wish to view the note before you send it home.

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Christmas in the Classroom - page 3.

Dear Parents,

I hope you had an enjoyable holiday and are rested up for the rush of this term.

This term we will be covering the Christmas Theme in our classroom. It will be part of our many activities eg Reading, Music, Art and Literature. The many aspects of Christmas will be touched on eg Father Christmas, Christmas trees, reindeer, bells, stars, other decorations, Christmas stories, the Nativity Story (which is the story of Baby Jesus).

I am aware that some parents may not wish their child to take part in some of these activities. Would you please complete Section A or Section B of the form below and return it to me as soon as possible.

Please come and discuss with me any concerns that you have. After school is a better time for interviews than before school, because from 8.30am on I need to be with the children as they arrive in the classroom.

Welcome back to Term 4,
(your signature)




_____________________________ _____________________________ ____________

Section A

I am happy for my child ______________________ to be involved in all Christmas activities.


SIGNATURE _____________________________ ______






Section B

I do not want my child ___________________________ to be involved in some/any of the Christmas activities.

If “some” please elaborate: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _______________
_____________________________ _____________________________ ______________________
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_____________________________ _____________________________ ______________________
_____________________________ _____________________________ __________


SIGNATURE____________________ _____________________________ __________________









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The Christmas Tree - a reading booklet

November 14th 2008 04:09
The Christmas Tree Cover page
The Christmas Tree - Cover Page


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The Christmas Tree - page 1


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Christmas Tree - page 1.

The Christmas Tree


Chapter One

Julianne ran into her twin brother’s bedroom.
“James wake up! Today is the day we are going to the Christmas Tree Farm to buy our Christmas tree.”
James jumped out of bed and together they ran to the kitchen where Dad was cooking pancakes for breakfast.

After breakfast the family went to the Christmas Tree Farm.
Mrs Green, the lady at the Christmas Tree Farm, gave Dad a saw and a wheelbarrow. “When you have chosen the tree you want, cut it down and bring it back to your car on the wheelbarrow.”

“Thank you,” Dad said.

James and Julianne ran into the paddock of Christmas trees.
They looked at the rows and rows of neatly trimmed trees.
Some of the trees were as tall as Dad. They had a red tag on each one.
Some of the trees were as tall as Mum. They had an orange tag on each one.
Some trees were as tall as Julianne and James. They had a blue tag on each one.

“Which one will we choose?” James wondered.

“I think one about as tall as I am would be perfect,” Mum said.

After looking up and down the rows of trees with orange tags they found one which was a perfect Christmas tree shape.

“I like this one because it’s just like a Christmas tree on a Christmas card,” Julianne said.

“Let’s take it,” James agreed.

Dad cut the tree down. The children helped him put it on the wheelbarrow and they went to pay Mrs Green.

James and Julianne were so excited they sang the song ‘Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree’ as they skipped to the car.




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Turn to the ‘A Christmas Tree’ activity sheet.

Read and follow the instructions and you will make a Christmas tree decoration.



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Chapter Two

When they got to the car Mum looked worried.
“This tree is too big!” she said. “It won’t fit in the car!”

Julianne and James stopped singing and skipping. They looked at Mum and Dad.

“Don’t worry,” Dad said with a smile on his face. “I put a rope in the car so I can tie the boot down.”

James and Julianne sang Christmas carols all the way home.

When they got home Dad lifted the tree out of the car.
“Where are we going to put it?” he asked.

“We always put our Christmas tree in the lounge room,” Mum said.

When the tree was in place the family stood back and looked at it.

“It looks good,” said James, jumping up and down.

“I like it,” said Dad.

“Just the right shape,” Julianne said.

“Perfect,” said Mum. “Now we have to decorate it.”

Julianne went to the cupboard in the hallway and found the box of Christmas decorations. She took them back to where Mum, Dad and James were still admiring the tree.

“We’ll have to put this star on the top of the tree,” she said as she pulled a big, gold star out of the box.

Dad stood on a chair and put the star on the very top of the tree.

“That looks grand,” Julianne said, jumping up and down.




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Read and follow the instructions and you will make a Christmas star to hang as a Christmas decoration.



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The Christmas Tree - page 3


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The Christmas Tree - page 3.

Chapter Three

James looked in the box.
“Let’s put the lanterns on the tree.”

James put two yellow lanterns on the tree.

Mum put two red lanterns on the tree.

Julianne put two purple lanterns on the tree.

Dad put three blue lanterns on the tree.


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(How many lanterns did the family hang on the tree altogether? ____ )


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Turn to ‘The Lantern’ activity sheet.

Read and follow the instructions and you will make a Christmas lantern to hang as a Christmas decoration.

The Christmas Tree page 4
The Christmas Tree - page 4


Print above image and make into a reading booklet with the cover and pages 1-3, 5, 6.


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The Christmas Tree - page 4.

Chapter Four

Mum looked in the box.
“Let’s put the Christmas baubles on the tree.”

Mum hung four silver baubles on the tree.

Julianne hung four gold baubles on the tree.

James hung five purple baubles on the tree.

Dad hung eight red and green baubles on the tree.





Dad looked in the box.
“Now we have to put the Christmas tree lights on the tree.”

He took the lights out of the box and hung them on the tree.

Mum plugged the lights in and turned them on.

They twinkled like fairy lights.

James and Julianne looked at the tree.

“It’s beautiful.” Julianne spoke softly.

James agreed.




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(How many baubles did the family hang on the Christmas tree? ____ )


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Turn to ‘A Christmas Bauble’ activity sheet.

Read and follow the instructions and you will make a Christmas Bauble to hang as a Christmas decoration.



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The Christmas Tree - page 5


Print above image and make into a reading booklet with the cover and pages 1-4, 6.

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The Christmas Tree - page 5.


Chapter Five

On Christmas Eve the family wrapped their presents and put them under the tree.

The family looked at their Christmas tree.

“It’s the best tree ever,” James said.

Everyone agreed.

“We’d better put some White Christmas by the tree for Father Christmas to eat,”
Mum said.

“What a good idea,” Dad agreed.

Julianne and James were very excited when they went to bed.




It was a long time before they went to sleep.


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Turn to the ‘White Christmas Cups’ recipe.

Listen to your teacher. You are going to make some White Christmas to eat.

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The Christmas Tree - page 6


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The Christmas Tree - page 6.

Chapter Six

James and Julianne woke very early on Christmas morning.

They raced to the lounge room, calling for Mum and Dad to come too.

What fun they had giving presents to each other.

At last it was time to open their presents.

“This is just what I wanted,” said Julianne holding up ______________________.
“Thank you.”

“This is just what I wanted,” said James holding up _______________________.
“Thank you.”

“How did you know I wanted _____________________________ ____?”
asked Dad. “Thank you.”

“I need _____________________________ ____________” said Mum as she

pulled it out of its box. “Thank you.”


“This is the best Christmas ever,” they all agreed.











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Turn to the “Christmas Name Tag” activity sheet.

Read and follow the instructions and you will make name tags to use on your Christmas presents

or

follow the instructions given to you by your teacher.



(Note: Reading/activity sheets in following blog)

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A Christmas Tree reading craft activity
A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity


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A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity.

A Christmas Tree

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter One of ‘The Christmas Tree’.

Decide how you would like the children to decorate the Christmas tree. The following are ideas for you to consider. Of course you may have ideas of your own:
o Cotton balls – can be pulled apart and rolled into smaller balls.
o Little coloured pom-poms.
o Christmas stickers.
o Small pasta – use strong adhesive to glue the pasta to the Christmas tree – when dry can be sprayed or painted.
o Tightly screwed up strips of crepe paper (can be messy when wet!)
o Glitter
o Lengths of thin tinsel
– attached to the top of the tree and spiralled around and down the tree.
– attached around the bottom edge of the tree.

Each child will need:
- a copy of the semi- circle (on stiff, green paper or green card).
- a piece of (brown) pasteboard 15cm x 15cm for the stem of the tree.
- the accompanying instruction sheet.

You will need to read the instruction sheet with early readers. More developed readers will be able to read and follow the instructions with minimal help.

There are some difficult parts in this activity and it is a good idea to model them to the children before they begin the activity:
- demonstrate to the children how to bend the semi-circle into a cone shape and how to tape it
firmly so it holds its shape.
- demonstrate to the children how to bend the pasteboard into a cylinder and how to tape it
firmly so it holds its shape.
- demonstrate to the children how to attach the top of the tree to the tree trunk, using adhesive
tape.

Working cooperatively in pairs is helpful for these activities.

Number 3 on the instruction sheet reads “Decorate your Christmas tree”.
I have deliberately left this open ended so you can provide the art/craft materials that are available to you.
Before the children begin the activity it is a good idea to show them the materials which will be available for them to use.


A Christmas Tree reading craft activity
A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity


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A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity.

A Christmas Tree

You are going to make a Christmas tree to help decorate your classroom.
At the end of the year you will be able to take it home to put with the other Christmas decorations in your house.

Read and follow the instructions carefully.

Tick the box before you move on to the next number.

Work carefully so you end up with a beautiful Christmas tree.

Instructions:
1. Cut around the edge of the semi- circle. Hint: Cut on the outside edge of the black line so the semi-circle has a black line around its edge. This will make your Christmas tree look smart. You will need to cut out carefully if you are going to cut right on the line.

Tick the box when you have cut around the edge of your semi-circle.

Circle the correct answer. Did you cut carefully on the outside edge of the black line? Yes / No

2. Bend the semi-circle into a cone. Tape firmly. Work with a partner so you can help each other.

Tick the box when you have the cone firmly taped.

3. Decorate your Christmas tree.

Tick the box when you have decorated your Christmas tree.


4. Bend the piece of pasteboard into a cylinder. Tape firmly. This will make the stem of your Christmas tree. Work with a partner so you can help each other.
Tick the box when you have the cylinder firmly taped.


5. Attach the stem of your Christmas tree to the top. This is a difficult thing to do. Work with a partner so you can help each other.

Tick the box when you have attached the stem to the top of your Christmas tree.

Congratulations. You have finished making your Christmas Tree.



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A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity


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A Christmas Tree - Reading / Craft Activity.

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The Star - Reading / Craft Activity

November 16th 2008 05:14
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The Star - Reading / Craft Activity


Print above image and use with chapter two of 'The Christmas Tree'.

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The Star - Reading Craft Activity.


The Star

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter Two of ‘The Christmas Tree’.
Copy the stars onto stiff paper or they are likely to bend when glued or painted.
Photocopying the stars onto lightly coloured paper is effective.
Textas are useful for colouring in the letters on the stars. They are bright and easy to use.

Each child will need both stars. The stars will be cut out and glued back to back.
Each child will need the instruction sheet.
You will need to read the instruction sheet with early readers. More developed readers will be able to read and follow the instructions with minimal help.

Before they begin the activity discuss with the children the colouring in of the words using a colour pattern. eg one letter red, one letter green or one word red and one word green.

Number 4 on the instruction sheet reads “Decorate your star”.
I have deliberately left this open ended so you can provide the art and craft materials that are available to you. (Gluing glitter in the points of the stars and around the words is one simple idea.) Before the children begin the activity it is a good idea to show them the materials which will be available for them to use.


The Star - reading craft activity
The Star - Reading / Craft Activity



Print above image and use with chapter two of 'The Christmas Tree'.

Printing Instructions


The Star - Reading Craft Activity.

The Star

You are going to make a star to hang in your classroom.
At the end of the year you will be able to take it home and hang it with the other decorations in your house.

Read and follow the instructions carefully.

Tick the box before you move on to the next number.

Work carefully so you end up with a beautiful star.

Instructions:
1. Read the words on your stars.

Tick the box when you have read the words on your stars.

2. Carefully colour each letter.
Before you start colouring in think of a pattern you could use.
(You may like to use the Christmas colours, red and green.)

Tick the box when you have coloured in all the letters.

Circle the correct answer. Did you colour the letters in neatly? Yes / No

3. Cut out the stars.
You are going to glue the stars together so it is important to
cut right on the line so they fit together properly.

It is good to cut on the outside of the black line so the star
has a black line around its edge. This makes the star look
smart. You will have to cut out slowly and carefully if you are
going to cut out right on the line.

Tick the box when you have finished cutting the stars out.

4. Decorate your star.

Tick the box when you have finished decorating your star.

5. Glue your stars back to back.

Tick the box when you have glued the stars back to back.

6. When the star is dry use a paper punch to punch a hole where the dot is on the star.
Hint: Be careful to keep the hole away from the edge of the star.

Tick the box when you have punched the hole in the star.

7. Thread a piece of ribbon, wool or string through the hole.
Now you can hang your star.

Tick the box when you have threaded the ribbon through the hole.

Congratulations. You have completed the Christmas Star




The Star - reading craft activity
The Star - Reading / Craft Activity


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The Star - Reading Craft Activity.


The Star - reading craft activity
The Star - Reading / Craft Activity


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The Star - Reading Craft Activity.
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The Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity

November 17th 2008 02:34
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The Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity



Print above image and use with chapter three of 'The Christmas Tree".

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The Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity.

The Lantern

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter Three of ‘The Christmas Tree’.

Decide how you would like the children to decorate the lantern. The following are ideas for you to consider. Of course you may have ideas of your own:
o If the children are young you may decide to copy the lantern onto coloured paper and assemble it
without further decoration. (Copied onto rainbow paper and assembled without further decoration
produces a spectacular result – but it is expensive.)
o Copying the lantern onto coloured paper and decorating it with Christmas ribbon glued across the top and the bottom is attractive. Paper ‘ribbon’ also looks attractive.
o Letting the children use their imaginations and decorating it freely with textas is also desirable.
Discuss and encourage patterns.
o Christmas stamps are an easy way to decorate the lantern.


Each child will need a lantern activity sheet and the accompanying instruction sheet.
You will need to read the instruction sheet with early readers. More developed readers will be able to read and follow the instructions with minimal help.

Each child will need a strip of paper about 21cms x 2 cm for a lantern handle. (A4 sheet cut into strips)
You may decide to use coloured paper. If you choose not to decorate the lantern handles the children will need to skip Number 5 on the instruction sheet.

Number 4 on the instruction sheet reads “Decorate your lantern”.
I have deliberately left this open ended so you can provide the art/craft materials that are available to you.
Before the children begin the activity it is a good idea to show them the materials which will be available for them to use.
If you have decided to assemble the lanterns without further decoration ask the children to skip Number 4 on the instruction sheet.

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Christmas Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity


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The Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity.



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Christmas Lantern - Reading / Craft Activity


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christmas bauble reading craft activity
Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity


Print above image and use with Chapter Four of 'The Christmas Tree".

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Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity.

A Christmas Bauble

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter Four of ‘The Christmas Tree’.

Copy the baubles onto stiff paper or it is likely to bend when glued or painted.
Photocopying the baubles onto lightly coloured paper is effective. Use 2, 3 or 4 different colours.

Decide how you would like the children to decorate the bauble. The following are ideas for you to consider. Of course you may have ideas of your own:
o Fold each bauble in half.
Place a few small drops of paint (same or multi coloured) near the inside of the fold on one half
of the bauble.
Fold the other half down over the paint. Press down along fold.
Start from the fold and press towards the edge of the semi-circle.
Repeat this action all the way along the fold, pressing in a different direction each time.
Carefully open the bauble until it lies flat.
Leave to dry.
o Glue different coloured glitter on each bauble.
o Dangle thin paper strips from the bauble.
o Christmas stamps.
o Christmas stickers.
o Paint a pattern on each bauble – dots, stripes. (Will need time to dry)

Each child will need 4 copies of the bauble and accompanying instruction sheet.
You will need to read the instruction sheet with early readers. More developed readers will be able to read and follow the instructions with minimal help.

Number 2 on the instruction sheet reads “Decorate each part of your bauble”.
I have deliberately left this open ended so you can provide the art/craft materials that are available to you.
Before the children begin the activity it is a good idea to show them the materials which will be available for them to use.


christmas bauble reading craft activity
Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity


Print above image and use with Chapter Four of 'The Christmas Tree".

Printing Instructions


Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity.

A Christmas Bauble

You are going to make a Christmas Bauble to hang in your classroom.
At the end of the year you will be able to take it home and hang it with the other decorations in your house.

Read and follow the instructions carefully.

Tick the box before you move on to the next number.

Work carefully so you end up with a fantastic bauble.

Instructions:
1. Cut around the edge of the four circles. Hint: Cut on the outside edge of the black line so the circle has a black line
around its edge. This will make your bauble look smart. You will need to cut
out carefully if you are going to cut right on the line.

Tick the box when you have cut around the edge of your 4 circles.
Circle the correct answer. Did you cut carefully on the outside edge of the black line? Yes / No

2. Decorate each part of your bauble.

Tick the box when you have decorated your bauble.

3. Carefully fold each circle in half with the decorations on the inside.

Tick the box when you have folded each circle in half.

4. Take two circles. Lay them flat on your desk. Fold up one half of each circle.


Move the circles together.

Glue circles together.
(If you need help ask an adult)


5. Do the same with the other two circles.

Tick the box when you have completed 4 and 5.

6. Glue the two pieces back to back to make a Christmas bauble.

Tick the box when you have completed the Christmas bauble.

7. Attach a piece of ribbon, string or wool to the top of your bauble so you can hang it up.

Tick the box when you have attached the ribbon, string or wool to your bauble.

Congratulations you have finished making your Christmas Bauble.



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A Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity


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Christmas Bauble - Reading / Craft Activity.

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A Recipe - White Christmas Cups

November 19th 2008 01:42
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Christmas Recipe - White Christmas Cups


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Christmas Recipe - White Christmas Cups.

White Christmas Cups

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter Five of ‘The Christmas Tree’.

It can be integrated into other Learning Areas:
- Health – food, washing hands before preparing/eating food, importance of/following classroom rules while working as a whole class/in groups, manners while eating
- Safety First – hot cooking utensils
- Mathematics - measuring

Depending on the number of children in your class you will probably need to double the recipe.
Hint: If you have a teacher assistant organise your programme to do this cooking activity when you can have her/him helping. Parent help can be valuable.

It is a nice touch to use ‘Christmas’ patty pans.

Each child will need a copy of the recipe ‘White Christmas Cups’.

Hint: As a whole class activity I find it is a good idea to read the recipe right through before beginning to make the White Christmas Cups.
Discuss with the children how recipes are written and how reading a recipe is different from reading a story or a poem.
Why do we read recipes? Why do we read stories?

During the cooking process it is a good idea to read the recipe through step by step as the White Christmas Cups are being made.
Children can be chosen to help measure/mix the ingredients.

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Christmas Recipe - White Christmas Cups


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Christmas Recipe - White Christmas Cups.

White Christmas Cups



Ingredients:
2 cups rice bubbles
I cup icing sugar
1 cup powered milk
1 cup mixed fruit
1 cup coconut
250g copha




Method:
1. Combine all dry ingredients (except copha) in a bowl
2. Melt copha
3. Add copha to other ingredients
4. Mix well
5. Divide mixture into patty pans
6. Refrigerate
7. Eat when set


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christmas name tags reading craft activity
Christmas Name Tags - Reading / Craft Activities


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Christmas Name Tags - Reading / Craft Activities.

Christmas Name Tags

Note to Teacher/ Parent/ Tutor:

This activity follows Chapter Six of ‘The Christmas Tree’.

There are several ways the children can make Christmas Name Tags.
The following are three ideas:
o Copy the activity sheet onto thin card. Children can colour and decorate the tags on the activity sheet. Copying the sheet onto coloured card is a good idea.
Note: The Christmas tree and the present have a border around them. If you have young children
it will be easier for them to cut on the border. If you have older children they may be able
to cut out on the outline. Encourage children to cut out on the outside of the black line so
the name tag is left with a black border. This gives the name tag a ‘smart’ appearance.
o During a class discussion show the activity sheet to the children to give them ideas about how they can make their own name tags. Discuss what other Christmas shapes could be used eg candles, baubles, holy leaf, lanterns, Father Christmas.
o Give children pieces of card and art/craft materials. Discuss what is required to make a good name tag and let it be a ‘free’ activity.

Note:
Whatever your choice of activity it is a good idea to discuss with the class, before the activity begins:
o size of name tags
o shape of name tags
o what is written on a name tag
o how is it going to be attached to the present

There is no separate instruction sheet for this activity.



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Christmas Name Tags - Reading / Craft Activities


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Christmas Name Tags - Reading / Craft Activities.
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The Nativity Story

November 24th 2008 02:25
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Nativity Story - page 1 of 5


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Nativity Story - page 1 of 5.

Notes for Teachers, Parents and Tutors:

This activity allows each child to make her/his own colourful reading/picture book about the Nativity Story. The story has been divided into three sections – each section is designed to cover one lesson.

Suggestion:
Collect pictures (Christmas Cards are good) about the Nativity Story. These pictures can be used for class discussions about life as it was at the time Jesus was born (clothing, no vehicles, use of the donkey, buildings etc.). The children can also use these pictures as a guide for their own illustrations. Notice how all the pictures are different because each one is one artist’s interpretation of the story. Explain to the children that each child is going to be the artist for his/her very own reading/picture book - use the pictures for ideas only. They don’t have to copy the whole picture, but encourage a full scene to be drawn. You will be delighted with the results. Give plenty of time.

Of interest:
Page 1: Discuss with the children the meaning of the words – decree, innkeeper,
swaddling clothes, manger, taxes.
Find Nazareth and Bethlehem in an Atlas or on a globe of the world. Notice
how far apart they are.

Page 2: The shepherds were probably poor people. Their clothes could have been made
out of animal skins, so they would be coloured in oranges, yellows and browns.
Explain to the children that there were no fences to keep the animals together
so the shepherds had to stay with their flocks day and night. They also had to
protect their flocks from wild animals.

Page 3: The wise men were rich and their robes were probably made of expensive
material so they would be coloured in bright purples, reds, blues and greens.


The above activities integrate these reading lessons with the following learning areas:
 Social Studies (Society and Environment): studying earlier cultures (clothing, buildings, how they looked after their animals), finding the towns are on a map of the world, use of an Atlas to find towns and places.
 Art: drawing, using colours to help tell the story, using imagination to draw pictures, producing work each child can be proud of.

The lessons can be easily integrated with the Music learning area:
 Christmas Carols – children enjoy adding (simple) percussion.
Idea: Divide children into small groups to decide what percussion they would
use for each line/verse of the carol. Why?

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The Nativity Story

November 25th 2008 01:35
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The Nativity Story - page 2 of 5


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The Nativity Story - page 2 of 5

The

Nativity

Story

This book belongs to .

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The Nativity Story

November 26th 2008 01:43
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The Nativity Story - page 3 of 5


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The Nativity Story - page 3 of 5.



The Nativity Story

Joseph and Mary lived in a town called Nazareth.

Emperor Augustus sent out a decree saying everyone who lived in his
lands were to be taxed. This meant a roll of all the people had to be made and everyone was ordered to go to the place where they were born so their names could be put on this roll.

Joseph had been born in Bethlehem, so he and his wife Mary had to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be taxed. It was a long way for them to walk with their donkey, and it took a long time.

When they arrived in Bethlehem it was getting late. Lots of people had travelled there to pay their taxes and the town was crowded. They couldn’t find anywhere to stay.

“There’s no room here,” they were told lots of times.

At last a kind innkeeper said, “I have no room in my inn, but I do have a stable you can sleep in for the night.”

Joseph and Mary were so grateful. They made themselves comfortable and settled down for the night.

That night Mary’s baby was born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger.

Joseph and Mary named their baby Jesus.
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Draw a picture of Mary and Joseph travelling to Bethlehem
or
draw a picture of them in the stable with baby Jesus in the manger.
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Tha Nativity Story

November 27th 2008 01:49
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The Nativity Story - page 4 of 5


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.The Nativity Story - page 4 of 5



The Nativity Story

On the night he was born, on a hillside near Bethlehem, shepherds were watching their sheep.

Suddenly the sky was filled with a bright light and the shepherds were terrified.

An angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid. I bring you good news. Tonight, in Bethlehem, Jesus has been born. You will find him, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

After the angels had gone away the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and find the baby.”

They hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby Jesus lying in a manger, just as the angel had said.




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Draw the angel telling the shepherds that Jesus had been born
or
draw the shepherds visiting Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus in the stable.
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Tha Nativity Story

November 28th 2008 01:55
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The Nativity Story - page 5 of 5


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The Nativity Story - page 5 of 5



The Nativity Story

Wise men, who lived in a far away country, noticed a bright new star in the night sky.

They followed the star and it led them to the baby Jesus.

When they saw Mary with the young child they were so happy.

They knelt down and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Jesus grew to become a great leader.

Every year, at Christmas time we remember the story of his birth in Bethlehem.

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Draw the Wise Men visiting Jesus.


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