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"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of the dreams." - Arthur O'Shaughnessy
 
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***Please note that this packet has been revised. If you have already purchased it, please download the new, improved edition! This resource in...
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*Please note that these have been revised. If you are arriving at this page from an old blog post, these logs have had a makeover and a few addit...
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This packet includes tools for introducing revising and editing to your students. There is a revising question list for introducing revising to y...
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This one-page activity is a great way to kick off a lesson on following directions or to help students get their nerves out at the beginning of t...
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This packet is the perfect way to introduce students to value tables. In it, I have included tables with input/output, tables associated with wor...
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Are you introducing algebra to your class for the first time? This introduction packet will provide you with the information that you need to pro...
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These 5 pages will help students to understand and write couplets. Included is a page with a definition and examples of 4 different couplets, as ...
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*Please be aware that my literature packs include this item. If you already have a literature pack, you will not need to purchase this item separ...
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This set is to be used after a lesson on the look for a pattern problem-solving strategy. It has been created with the intermediate level (4th or...
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These 5 pages will help students to understand and write limerick poems. Included is a page with a definition, 3 original limerick poems to use a...
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Are your students learning poetry? Do you want to expose them to different styles of poetry and allow them to explore their inner poets? Then thi...
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This is a set of 10 problems that can be solved using the Make a List strategy or drawing a tree diagram. Please be aware that an answer key is N...
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This packet will help you to guide students in learning how to translate words or word phrases into algebraic expressions. It includes a chart on...
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This set is meant to be used with the book The Million Dollar Shot. It includes the following: - Discussion questions for each chapter. Great for...
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This packet includes everything you set goals throughout the year. This is a great addition to student folders and VERY useful for parent-teache...
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Great for independent practice, buddy practice or guided reading for reinforcement in the area of questioning, these question starter cards will ...
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Steps to Division Bookmarks and poster showing the steps to division using the "Does McDonald's Serve Cheese Burgers" saying. If you have any pr...
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This packet includes everything you need to get literature circles started in your classroom. Here's what you get: Literature Circle Rules Liter...
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These 4 pages will help students to understand and write cinquain poems. Included is a page with a definition and examples of cinquain poems, 2 o...
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Are you introducing or reviewing sequencing? This mini-lesson will walk you through a introduction or review of sequencing and then provide your ...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am about to begin my seventh year in fifth grade and my tenth year of teaching. I'm a military wife so I've had the opportunity to teach in Massachusetts, Washington, and now Virginia. I've taught third, fourth, and fifth, but my true love is definitely with my fifth graders!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a good mix of demonstrator and facilitator, and I think that my style is constantly changing as I adapt to the students in front of me year after year. It is most important for me to create a safe and positive learning environment where conversations about learning can take place and all moments can be learning moments. I use a great deal of the Responsive Classroom approach, especially when it comes to the first six weeks, modeling (and more modeling and MORE modeling) and academic choice. If I learned anything from college, it's that lectures are BORING so I make sure my students are part of every learning experience with lots of opportunity for discussion and movement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Nominee in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I've got lots of degrees! Two associate's degrees, one in paralegal studies, and one in criminal justice. My bachelor's is in political science/pre-law, so you can see where my career was headed. Then I started coaching and realized there couldn't be anything more rewarding than making a difference in children's lives. So I did a two year M. Ed. program at a college in Western Massachusetts and completed two years of service with AmeriCorps at the same time. By the time I finished in 2005, I couldn't wait to get in the classroom. And here I am, 9 school years later, ready to begin another great year of teaching!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a military wife. I've seen 33 of the 50 states and I love to travel! I think our best education comes from our personal experiences and so I try to get out and see new places in our world whenever I can so I can bring those experiences to the classroom.