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Need to teach students about the Human Body Systems? In this simple booklet, students create an encyclopedia of information related to the follow...
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This Force and Motion illustrated dictionary allows students to illustrate the definitions related to Force and Motion as they learn through clas...
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Looking for vocabulary strategies to help students master content area words? This Activity pack includes vocabulary activities for Energy: Conse...
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This packet contains a force and motion vocabulary mat with definitions and a simple machines mat with pictures, words, and definitions. 24 vocab...
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Looking for a strategy to engage students in activating prior knowledge about vocabulary words and making them want to learn the words in an upco...
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This packet contains an ecosystems vocabulary mat with definitions. Includes 36 words--producer, consumer, decomposer, niche, habitat, carnivore,...
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Need a fun way to help students review ecosystems vocabulary? This bingo game includes 5 different game cards. Key vocab words and concepts inclu...
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Turn your students into Meteorologists with this student-illustrated Meteorology Handbook. This Weather and Climate illustrated dictionary allows...
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Looking for vocabulary strategies to help students master content area words? This Activity pack includes vocabulary activities for Matter: Prope...
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This product is a set of 35 multiple choice biome characteristics slides in powerpoint and smartboard format. Use to help students review biome c...
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This packet contains two vocabulary mats for weather words. One includes: weather, climate, evaporation, condensation, precipitation, El Nino, La...
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This packet contains vocabulary mats for Matter: Properties and Change and Energy: Conservation and Transfer. Check out the preview to see the vo...
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This download contains a rocks and minerals vocabulary mat with definitions. Includes 18 words--rock, mineral, crystal, sedimentary, igneous, met...
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Looking for vocabulary strategies to help students master content area words? This Activity pack includes vocabulary activities for Ecosystems (t...
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This graphic organizer worksheet shows the relationship between a number of vocabulary words/concepts in an ecosystem. Vocab words include: produ...
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This week long unit includes all worksheets and teacher notes necessary for a mini unit on Plate Tectonics and how the earth has changed over mil...
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Students use these graphic organizers to research and then compare/contrast different ecosystems/environments. They can use websites or nonfictio...
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Focusing on biomes, students use the website "What's It Like Where you Live," to learn about the taiga, temperate deciduous forest, tundra, rainf...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 9th year of teaching. Most of my teaching experience has been in 5th grade, but I taught 4th grade for two years and looped with those classes. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and received National Boards Certification in Middle Childhood. Being an elementary teacher, I teach all subject areas and think about ways to engage children in content through collaboration and discussion.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach through reader's and writer's workshops. I teach in small groups as much as possible in reading and math. I often develop activities that allow students to work in partners or small groups to encourage discussion and allow them to learn from one another. The importance of vocabulary instruction is also embedded in my teaching.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher of Year, 2010-2011 Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Board Member

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from NCSU

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