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Vareane Heese
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Students will learn how proper nutrition, exercise and rest are important to good health by setting up a classroom restaurant. The sixteen sessi...
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Cross-curricular unit of 14 original lesson plans teaching the value of good nutrition. Students use oral and written communication skills and wo...
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Classroom tested, this cross-curricular, year-long nutrition unit contains a wealth of ideas for the primary teacher: book titles, activities, re...
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Texas Teacher  (TpT Seller) re: Braille, Bell, Morse :Exploring Communication Methods Lesson
I edited my comment but it will not let me change the ratings. Sorry
March 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for trying.VaReane
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Teresa K. re: Summer Camp In The Classroom: Cross Curricular Lesson Plans
I am looking for a 3 week cross curricular project. Will this work?
December 26, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely! You can use the resources in this package to make the lessons last as long or as short a time as you wish. Many of the websites include other ideas and links.
In addition, using print resources, such as related books and magazines for your students, will extend their knowledge. If you have access to computers or tablets with Internet connections, your students can do many online activities alone or in their camping groups.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
VaReane
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I appreciate the time you have taken and will absolutely give your lesson plan a try.

Thank you again

Morgan
August 1, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Oh, you are welcome. I am glad I was around to get back to you in good time. If you have any feedback, please email me at vheese@cox.net
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Reading and writing are skills that are valuable; what we choose to have our children read and write about, and how we introduce the ideas of linguistic equity are critical to children's developing self-identities and overall success!
What I look for in a multicultural lesson :

1) respect a child's dialect or native language, while at the same time
2) support their literacy skills in standard English and
3) support "critical literacy" - that is, designing the particular assignment to assist kids in examining diverse perspectives

I wondered if you expand on how you saw this lesson as fulfilling critical literacy.

Thank you

Morgan
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Morgan, thank you for taking the time to explain your understanding of the term, "critical literacy".
I feel the lesson I created does address the three areas you mention.
Students are encouraged to list their favorite foods, as one way to get them interested in the lesson. The next step is to discuss where these originated.
A key component is involving parents and the community in order to generate a group of sources to help acquaint the class with a variety of cultures-not only foods/recipes, but legends and stories, songs, poetry, crafts, games, costumes, dances and instruments. Some suggestions for helping students recreate their favorites are included in the unit. I appreciate your interest.
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Please explain how this lesson supports critical literacy? Thank you

Morgan Davis
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Morgan, If I understand what you mean by "critical literacy", this lesson provides students with several means to improve their reference skills,as well as oral and written language skills, especially those of inference, comparison and drawing conclusions. The lesson acquaints them with their own heritage and that of other cultures through recipes, games and exploration of customs. There are many sharing elements offered, which are a key literacy component.
August 1, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Pupil's Advantage  (TpT Seller) re: Exploring the Mystery Genre as a Special Agent -Webquest
Vareane, I saw a typo in your mystery webquest description when I was reading the description. You wrote "won" when you meant own."

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November 13, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
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Vareane Heese  (TpT Seller)
Thank you. I will fix it at once. I apologize and I appreciate your letting me know. I will have to be more careful in the future.
November 13, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

VaReane has taught grades kindergarten through eight over the last thirty years. She has been on many district and building committees and scores local fluency and writing assessments. In addition, VaReane has served as a facilitator at the Educational Service Unit and trained teachers in technology instruction since 1996. She presents at the Nebraska Educational Technology Convention each year and has developed many lessons integrating technology which she uses with students during the school year and summer classes. In addition, VaReane has published many ideas and articles with education magazines and websites.

MY TEACHING STYLE

VaReane employs a hands-on approach to learning and believes in involving students throughout the process. Structure and mutual respect keep everyone on task and bring out the best in students and teacher.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

VaReane has written and implemented over fifteen grants to assist in purchasing materials to enhance classroom projects. She is the winner of two Nebraska Educational Technology Association Lesson Plan Awards and two more NETA Technology Implemention Grants, five NDE Nutrition in Education Grants, one Allianz/BlueZone Grant, Meatrix Sustainable Table Grant and many district and local organization grants. VaReane was awarded the 2001 Peter Kiewit Excellence In Education Award. However, her truly shining moments are when her students are engaged excitedly in a class project.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of College of St. Mary, Omaha, NE; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College, Crete, NE. Many graduate hours in technology instruction and curriculum from Peru State College, Nebraska. Countless hours of training and instruction at Educational Service Unit #3, Omaha, NE.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

VaReane and her husband, Terry, enjoy spending time with their children, grandchildren, and ornery... but loveable lab, Lexi.