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Are you looking for a first day of school math activity that will help your students review what they learned last year, or do you want a fun pro...
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Do your students need to practice long division? This bundle contains 3 different learning center activities to help your class practice divisio...
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Do your students need more practice learning to make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit? I know when I wen...
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This product is a concise poetry unit designed primarily for fourth grade. In the past, I got to spend a whole month teaching poetry. Now I hav...
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Are you teaching about tessellations or motion geometry? Or are you looking for geometric patterns coloring pages for "early finishers" that rei...
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This long division game will help children practice visualizing division with remainders. Learning the algorithm for long division can be tedio...
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This Common Core product was designed to show my fourth graders what I am expecting from them in different settings. The standards are rephrased...
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These 5 tessellation lesson plans can be taught in 60-90 minutes each. This product contains 40 pages including: * 5-10 days of tessellation ac...
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Making paper snowflakes isn't just a fun geometry activity. It also gives students a tool to practice identifying geometric concepts like: *2 d...
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In this game, children will learn about equivalent fractions (fractions with unlike denominators) by making "Fair Trades." All the children will...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a fourth grade teacher at the same school for 7 years, where I teach presently. I taught third grade in a charter school for 3 years. Prior to my full time teaching career I was a paraprofessional for a teacher of the deaf for grades 1 and 2 for a year, and a preschool teacher for 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am pragmatic so I can meet the needs of my students. I teach my fourth graders about working in groups so they can learn social skills as well as academics. I enjoy the balanced literacy reading and writing program. Some experts who have influenced me are John Collins and Lucy Caulkins. In math I use a combination of note taking and math games to promote understanding of vocabulary and principles as well as practice for applying skills. My district has also recently adopted the Math In Focus (Singapore Math) program. In science and social studies I teach research skills to enhance students' writing as well as reading to learn new information since.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded grant money that funded the purchase of science materials for 6 classrooms at my school in October of 2012.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bradford College: BA in Psychology, minor in Education; Lesley University: MA in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have served on district-wide literacy and science curriculum committees for several years. I have served on school-wide literacy team for several years. I also served as the Second Step (emotional curriculum) school-wide lead teacher.