Ruth S.
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Ruth S.
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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn".
 
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Bloom Ball Reports A Bloom Ball report is based on Blooms Taxonomy that encourages higher level thinki...
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These are meaningful and personal activities that I created for my students because I never found an all inclusive published version. This 9 page...
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Thanksgiving Five Kernels of Corn Activities "Five Kernels of Corn" is an unforgettable story of the hardships that the Pilgrims endured when t...
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Halloween Student Worksheets Language Arts These Halloween student worksheets are fun and educational! I like to connect holiday words and activ...
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Do you need activities that are connected to your Language Arts curricula that will keep your kids focused and involved during the excitement and...
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St. Patricks Day Legend of Irish Leprechaun Worksheet Fun! These St. Patricks Day student worksheets and activities revolve around a one page ...
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Kids and adults will take a ride on the Polar Express as they play these board games! There are 3 game boards that can be printed, glued to piece...
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Doesn't it seem like creativity in the classroom, is on the back burner these days? I, for one, encourage my students to use their imaginations a...
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This is a 14 page packet that's fun to do before the holidays. It includes: a copy of the original poem, and other worksheets with rhyming activ...
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Halloween Task Cards and Writing Activities These Halloween task cards reinforce important ELA skills as you assess how well stu...
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Kids are asked to think about things they're thankful for OR that they're thankful about something they did or accomplished. They're also asked t...
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This 11 page packet has a fill in the blank activity for King's I Have a Dream speech. A word bank is provided for students.There are vocabulary ...
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Autumn and Fall Writing Papers As a Native New Englander, there’s always a heightened sense of excitement as summer wanes and the signs of autum...
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Autumn ELA Student Worksheets and Art Activities Celebrate autumn with your students using these ready to print language arts and art activity ...
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Have your students think "out of the box" as they write about New Year resolutions for themselves, their towns and cities, their schools, country...
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These fun, yet educational Flag Day worksheets motivate kids to want to know more about the American flag. Give your students "Pledge of Allegian...
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This poem is a lot of fun to use when teaching rhyming words. One worksheet asks the kids to find the words that rhyme with those on the sheet. ...
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Holiday fun! These colorful snow globes and ornaments are created in soft pastel colors to save on ink. The opacity has been lessened as well to ...
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Free! Six whimsical Valentines Day cards! Also included are blank templates so you can design your own. I'm a teacher/author and offer K - 12...
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I've added 12 more Valentine's Day cards to my collection! Below are the 6 free cards.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been an elementary and middle school teacher for over 25 years in Connecticut. I also served on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board as the Connecticut State Rep and appeared on "Good Morning, America" in 1993, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Weekly Reader. I worked closely with the other state representatives and Weekly Reader's editorial, graphic arts and marketing departments. I was a NASA/Lockheed Martin Mission Systems "Student Signatures in Space" teacher for ten years. My students, Board of Ed, staff and others signed NASA posters that accompanied astronauts during space missions aboard the space shuttles. One of the posters was signed by all students in our school, teachers, parents and the Board of Ed. It returned from space, and was hung in the school's Media Center.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that learning must be a personal and exciting experience for students. I have fun teaching and believe that humor is an essential part of the classroom. A teacher must be able to laugh at herself and with her students. I'm a firm believer in Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. To accommodate my students, I integrate art, music and hands on activities into all of my lessons. It's essential that students learn how to make connections, predict outcomes and use their analytical skills and strategies in order to comprehend text. My students work cooperatively in small groups to share ideas and to brainstorm for answers. They constantly use self assessment tools to track their comprehension, skills and strategies.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Educational background - B.S., Western Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, two Masters Degrees

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

For four years, I was a guest presenter at the NELMS (New England League of Middle Schools) convention in Providence, Rhode Island, where I taught educators from New England, Canada and other countries about my innovative projects for grades K-12. I'm an avid writer and have written and edited a variety of educational articles for local newspapers. I also edited a 250 page manuscript that will be published in France this fall. Recently, I wrote articles and created activities about various space topics for NASA's "Student Signatures in Space" program. They were written on the elementary, middle and high school levels based on the National Science Standards. The articles were published by NASA and sent to teachers and students around the world. I'm currently finishing two historical fiction novels for kids, ages 9 - 14. It's a pleasure to be able to share my original lesson plans that I've developed over the years with other educators.