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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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 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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This adorable poster features the owl classroom theme, and helps students begin to solve conflicts on their own with a simple "I Message". I hav...
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This comprehensive packet includes 43 half-page-sized "I Can" statements, one or more, for each second grade common core mathematics standard. I...
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Flip Floppin' Math is a unit of games and a flip flop craftivity to ensure that your students understand, name, and can use the commutative prope...
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Lori M. re: Pilgrims & Native Americans common core mini-unit with Craftivity
In Which grade level does this meet the common core requirements?
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
The CCSS standards addressed are:
Grades K-2: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.7, RL.10
Grades 3-5: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.6, RL.7, RL.10
Grades K-5: RI.1-10
Grades K-2: W.2, W.5, W.7, W.8, W.10
Grades 3-5: W.2, W.4, W.5, W.8, W.10
Grades 4-5: W.9

So, this unit is multi-aged, with many opportunities to practice many different skills at different levels and abilities.
Thanks,
Brooke
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Hi there! I see you have Common Core "I Can" statements for Math but do you have for Reading, Language Arts and Writing?

Thanks!
August 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
I'm working on them now, and should have them by next week. I hope you'll be able to wait, but totally understand if you need them earlier!
Brooke
www.whooosinsecond.blogspot.com
August 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
Cute blog! I'm your newest follower! :)
April 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
Yeah! Thanks for following, and let me know if you need anything specific. I do custom work, too.
Brooke
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Louise Morgan  (TpT Seller) re: Life Cycle of a Snowman with Lab Instructions and Recording Sheets
Hi Brooke! I love your revisions - it looks great! Thank you for including it in your TpT store!
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
Oh, thank you - I felt kind of like I was overstepping, but as I said, I feel compelled to share everything I plan on using myself. Hopefully someone else can benefit from it. I absolutely LOVE the snowman - he's coming to my room next week.
Brooke
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Buyer re: Chevron A/R Points Banner
Cute! What number does it go to?
November 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
It currently goes to 20 points - that's pretty hard to earn at my school, because all the books are only a half point. I'd be happy to make it go as as high as you'd like. Also, it counts by ones, but if you have other goals, I can change it to 5's, 10's, etc.
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Buyer re: Second Grade Common Core Math "Whooo Can? I Can!" Statements
Do you also have the common core I can statements for language arts?
November 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
I don't, but I can whip that up for ya. I kind of got crazy-busy with teaching, and forgot! Did you want the owl theme, like the math? I have lots of new clipart, so if you're looking for something specific, just let me know.
Thanks,
Brooke
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Buyer re: Second Grade Song Lyrics: It's Fun Baby (tune "Call Me Maybe")
I cannot get the lyrics to open on a mac or pc Can you send it to my email?

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September 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
Sure! I think it might be a font issue. Anyway, it's on its way!
Enjoy,
Brooke
www.whooosinsecond.blogspot.com
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Sherry M.
Thank you for your help. You are awesome!
September 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome - I'm glad it worked!
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Sherry M. re: Second Grade Song Lyrics: It's Fun Baby (tune "Call Me Maybe")
Every time I ry to open the download I get the following error message: Adobe Reader could not open 'SecondGradeSongLyricsItsFunBabytuneCallMeMaybe-1.pdf' because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded).
Would you please email it to me? THANK YOU!!!!! :) Sherry
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September 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely! I am so sorry. That has happened to me before, when purchasing, because my school server would not allow the download. I'll send it right away.
Brooke
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Buyer re: What's That Mean? vocabulary strategy posters
Hey,
I can find you on TpT, but I can't figure out how to follow you.
August 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
Beside my photo, click on Follow Me, I think. It's orange.
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Buyer re: Genre Posters for Elementary Readers
What other genres does this include??
August 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Smarter Balanced Teaching  (TpT Seller)
The packet includes Tall Tales, Fairy Tales, Fables/Folk Tales, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Biography, Autobiography, Informational Text, and Poetry. Thanks for asking - I should update the description!
Brooke
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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