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This mini-unit allows students to read, write, and respond to poetry. The document for sale contains 6 pages, including a checklist for the stude...
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This worksheet follows a mini-lesson (also included) to help students see the difference between telling (Miss Shannon was angry) and showing (Mi...
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This rubric was created using Zaner Bloser's checklist for cursive writing. I use it for students to self assess their own cursive writing befor...
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These editing checklists are used by students after they finish writing a draft. The first worksheet guides the student through the self-editing ...
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This unit includes mini-lessons on nouns, proper nouns, verbs, and adjectives for a writing workshop. I use it at the beginning of the year with...
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I tape this problem solving tool to each student's desk to help them solve word problems. We refer to it when solving problems as a class, and st...
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After reading Judith Viorst's book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, go through the book again with this activity. Students can calcula...
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When answering open-ended questions on standardized tests, my students can usually get the right answer if they can focus their question. I taugh...
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This is a great math/science activity for the fall. Students will measure pumpkins to find the circumference, stem length, height, and weight. Th...
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After learning the cardinal directions, students have a ball completing this activity. Using the worksheet, pairs of students will write directio...
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I found this great activity in a Mailbox Magazine my first year of teaching and modified it to meet my grade level's geography curriculum. The pr...
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This editing checklist can be for teacher use when assessing students' friendly letters, for student use while peer conferencing, or for student ...
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This short unit is based on the following essential questions: How did music play a part in the underground railroad? How did slaves express forb...
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This project should be completed after reading an age appropriate version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It is a R.A.F.T. (...
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This template is designed to keep track of individual student progress through writing conferences. After teaching a writing mini-lesson, student...
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Updated 10/08 Are you looking for a way to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of your early finishers in math class? A math contract...
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This template for solving open ended math problems is very useful for helping students explain their thought process. I use a sample word problem...
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Updated 10/08 Are you looking for a way to differentiate instruction and meet the needs of your early finishers in math class? A math contract...
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This document includes a demonstration for explaining how sedimentary rocks are formed using a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and two demonstr...
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Grass Is Greener  (TpT Seller)
Hi, my fellow educator! I am new to TpT, and I just became a follower. I would so appreciate a follow back or a product review. I'm really excited to build my TpT community--what an incredible resource!

Blessing and Joy,

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Storytime With The Classics  (TpT Seller) re: Native American PowerPoint Project
I am having difficulty downloading this product:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Native-American-Powerpoint-Project

It links back to the product at a glance page, and the download isn't there?
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Hi,
What is the pronoun paper that is supposed to be attached to this contract. I would be very interested in it as well!. Thanks
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Buyer re: Individualized Spelling Contract
The incentives at the bottom of the page--the dollar amount--is that for a class store of some kind?
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hey there dyan , great work , wish ya all best, hope that karen nowak do same like you someday > lol
thank you very much again for the great products
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hey there dyan , great work , wish ya all best, hope that karen nowak do same like you someday > lol
thank you very much again for the great products
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I am unable to download the sample. What am I doing wrong?
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Dyan Branstetter  (TpT Seller)
I am not sure how to help you because I don't know what kind of computer you have. I have a mac, so I click on "preview", and then I either click "open" or "save file as" to save it to my desktop. If you need further assistance, Teachers Pay Teachers may be able to help you more. Let me know if it works.
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Jean Potter  (TpT Seller)
Dyan,

I have a music project that I need help on.... for second grade. Would you please email me. Thanks, Potterf@aol.com

Jean Potter
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am entering in my 12th year in the teaching profession. I have taught grades 3 and 4, as well as a gifted program grades K-6. I am currently teaching 3rd grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a creative and passionate teacher, with much emphasis on Higher Order Thinking Skills. I previously instructed teachers in the Dimensions of Learning model, so that is evident in many of my units. With the push for test prep in school, I like to teach as thematically as possible to help the students uncover our curriculum. I find that the students make better connections and it provides a natural scaffold that way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In May of 2010, I received the Teacher of the Month award from my school district. My students nominated me, saying I "teach[ing] students that everything we need to learn is on our fingertips. She is smart, funny and kind." I have also been honored by the superintendent for putting forth extra effort with special needs students (both high and low), and a class filled with many behavior challenges. In my previous district, I was selected to train teachers along with my Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent for the Dimensions of Learning model. I also completed my thesis on comparing the Dimensions of Learning model with Full Option Science Systems vs. the traditional textbook in a science classroom. My shining teaching moments are always when that light bulb goes on in a students' head- the moment you know they've "got it", as cliche as that sounds.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA) with a undergraduate degree in Elementary Education/minor in music, and I also received my Masters in Science Education K-8 from the same school.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy teaching dance lessons on the side, and I enjoy integrating the arts into my lessons and units.