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This three day unit incorporates reading, word work, and social studies with fun hands-on activities your students will love! Amelia Bedelia is ...
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Six full-color posters with important information about each of the major classifications of animals, including common characteristics.
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See my blog for more details on making your own Mayflower anchor chart. These facts were "discovered" by my second graders, through reading Thre...
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These bright chevron posters describe each of the Daily Five components to remind your students of expectations during each aspect of the five, a...
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It's Amelia Bedelia's 50th Birthday this year, and I've just cooked up another fun mini-unit to help celebrate. You'll receive lesson plans for ...
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To meet the common core standards above, host a Graphing Olympiad. The activities give students opportunities to work together, generate data, m...
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This file includes over 20 pages. The adorable, full-color Student Weather Journal includes vocabulary, weather symbols, a water cycle song and d...
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With 49 pages, you'll get three weeks of teaching from Elise Primavera's fabulous Auntie Claus series of books. Her witty, fresh holiday stories...
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Guided Reading Prompting Cards can be used as reminders to effective prompting during guided reading lessons. Add to your Guided Reading noteboo...
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Sixteen 8 1/2 x 11" posters illustrate, define, and give examples of the most common genres elementary readers encounter. Cute borders and image...
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This common-core aligned mini-unit is just in time for the last few days of school before Thanksgiving! It includes reading two books, The Story...
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This easy-to-read second grade common core math chart makes the perfect quick glance reference tool for teachers, parents, and administrators. Y...
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These cute little owls can be used in a variety of ways. They are approximately 1.5 x 3" each, and there are 40 total on one PDF page. They are ...
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This adorable owl-themed Student of the Week poster features an "Owl About Me" header with a fill-in-the-blank section for your students to compl...
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This lab experience is NOT my original work, but that of Louise Morgan, of www.frugalteacher.com. I have added my own set of instructions for ...
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This habitats unit includes graphic organizers and field journals to discover all you need to know about plants and animals, how they depend on e...
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This activity and station work accompanies the book Elevator Magic by Stuart J. Murphy. Students will engage in hands on use of "elevator button...
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This PDF consists of an adorable owl-themed job chart header and classroom jobs for you to print on cardstock, cut apart, laminate, and create yo...
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Teaching authors' purposes is made easy as pie with this hands-on craftivity. Using paper plates, children will make their own pies, while learn...
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"Sha-Zam! Addition Edition" is played much like Kaboom. Enjoy this two- to three-digit practice game with small groups, partners, or individually...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm in my 14th year of teaching. People always ask, "What do you teach?" I always answer, "Children." I've taught children from kindergarten through fifth grade, and can honestly say that I've loved each one! Though we can try to teach subjects, lessons, or even objectives, what we all really do is love and teach children!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to have fun with my students, keeping them engaged through hands-on activities, singing, technology, movement, and creative arts. I tell my kiddos I'm crazy, and that they can be, too. We have tons of fun and learning in my classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year, 2000 Reading Teacher of the Year, 2001 Exemplary Writing Teacher of the Year, 2002

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Elementary Education, Converse College Bachelor of Arts, Advertising & P.R., University of South Carolina

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a wife, mother, second grade teacher, and full-time learner in Greenville, SC. To learn more, follow me at www.smarterbalancedteaching.com