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Foster Care Journal
This is a journal that children can use to write and/or draw in and record their thoughts and feelings about being in foster care. Included is a cover page with boy, and a cover page with girl. There is also a blank page to use in case you don't like the sentence starter pages. Feedback is importan
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Social Narrative-A story about Foster Care and Changing Families
Children often need to understand that while they were in Foster Care, their parent(s) were working on getting better, making changes, and learning how to be a better parent. This story is adaptable in Word format. Buyer can insert names and picture of the student into the story. Story focuses o
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Prereading Power Point—Foster Care
In order for students to fully appreciate Katherine Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins, they will need to understand a little something about foster care. This PowerPoint sets the stage for them.
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Love, Bandit- A "tail" of foster care
Bandit is a lovable, sometimes mischievous raccoon who finds himself in foster care with complete strangers, new rules, and many confusing emotions. He eventually works his way through the emotional conflicts to find happiness and acceptance. The story is told from the perspective of the foster chil
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Foster Care and Adoption Research Project
Quick research project over foster care and adoption Easily edited to meet your topic or essential questions I used this before we read a book where the main character was in foster care. Includes vocabulary terms, 3 essential questions to answer with research, an opinion essay and a bonus questio
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Love, Bandit- A "tail" of foster care
Bandit is a lovable, sometimes mischievous raccoon who finds himself in foster care with complete strangers, new rules, and many confusing emotions. He eventually works his way through the emotional conflicts to find happiness and acceptance.The story is told from the perspective of the foster child
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Love, Bandit A "tail"  of foster care with plush raccoon
Bandit is a lovable, sometimes mischievous raccoon who finds himself in foster care with complete strangers, new rules, and many confusing emotions. He eventually works his way through the emotional conflicts to find happiness and acceptance. The story is told from the perspective of the foster ch
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Street Law: Glencoe  Chapter 33 Homework Foster Care and Adoption
These assignments are bundled by Unit and the entire book for a lower cost. Please check those out if you plan to buy multiple assignments. This is an assignment made for the Street Law textbook. It is suited for the 8th edition and earlier. I taught out of an earlier edition of the book but it
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Bud, Not Buddy:  A Novel Study for Grades 4-8 Common Core Aligned
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis is the perfect novel to share with your students for so many reasons. Summary: Bud is an orphan living at the Home after his mother passed away. For four years he has dreamed of finding his father, but it is after a placement with the Amos family, that B
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Street Law:  A Course in Practical Law by: Glencoe  Chapters 1-45 BUNDLE
This is a bundle of 45 homework assignments for the Street Law course. I have them listed individually at an average of $1.50 an item. This is a great value to get them all together. Most assignments average 2 pages depending on the length of the chapter. Chapter 1: What is Law? Chapter 2: Lawma
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Kindness Kit
This focuses on teaching and promoting kindness and kind behavior in your classroom while reducing meanness and bullying. The materials can be used for the entire class or for a smaller group of students who need to focus on improving kindness and social skills. Overall, the goal is to promote a pos
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Life Book:  Creating a narrative for children who have had family change
Objective: Many children who have been through different life changes find it helpful to process their family and feelings through creating a life book with a trained counselor. These books can be helpful in helping the child understand their own narrative about what has happened in his/her life.
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A Novel Study for One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
This is a ready-to-use, 46 page packet designed for teachers to use with students in grades 5-8 who are reading One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. This is a powerful book to use while encouraging reading in depth. It includes a 25 page student workbook, an answer key, student vocabulary b
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The Great Gilly Hopkins Novel Study + Enrichment Project Menu
Everything you need to use Katherine Paterson's award winning novel, "The Great Gilly Hopkins" effectively in your classroom! A no-prep standards based interactive notebook literature guide with follow-up reading response questions for every chapter as well as vocabulary, writing projects, activitie
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Journey to My New Family Counseling Game
Journey to My New Family is a counseling game to use with children who are in foster care or have been adopted. It addresses attachment problems, feelings of abandonment, and helps the child find their place in their new family. It also helps children process grief, anger, or other feelings relate
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All Rise For The Honorable Perry T. Cook Lit Log
This is a lit log for All Rise For The Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor. This is a wonderful story that gives readers a glimpse into the lives of children with incarcerated parents and into the lives of inmates in a minimum security prison. The themes of this realistic fiction are: p
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Grade 6 Health Unit 4 Stressful Situations
This is the 4th unit for Grade 6 Health Education based on the Saskatchewan curriculum. It is not intended to be the ultimate in lesson planning for Health classes. Although it can be used as is, the intention is to help teachers to have a jumping off point from which they can extend the lesson plan
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Family and Social Health
Family and Social Health This is a Unit BUNDLE of Family and Social Health. YOU SAVE 50% OF WHAT YOU WOULD SPEND PURCHASING EACH SEPARATELY!!! The Bundle includes 6 different Scavenger Hunt activities that include: Family and Social Health "Improving Family Relationships" This is a great way f
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Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Is it possible that a youngster could lose two sets of parents in the first twelve years of her life? It happened to Willow Chance. Willow, a dark-skinned 12-year-old middle-schooler with wild curly hair was very young when she was adopted by a sweet couple who had always wanted a child but were ne
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April Raintree - Beatrice Culleton - Student Booklet
April Raintree is a phenomenal novel written by a Manitoba woman which focuses on many topics such as alcoholism, drugs, aboriginal issues, depression, suicide, foster care, EIA, prostitution, welfare, education, and residential schools in Canada. This unit has been prepared for use in Manitoba scho
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Middle School Novel Study (THE SAME STUFF AS STARS) ---Common Core Aligned
Empathy is a hard concept to teach middle school students. Katherine Paterson's book THE SAME STUFF AS STARS offers valuable discussion lessons while touching on the topic of foster care. NOTE: This unit is divided into 5 different sections (approximately 35-40 book reading pages per section). Each
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Welcome Comfort Christmas Literature Unit
This product is intended to support student learning for the Christmas story Welcome Comfort by Patricia Polacco. This story tells the experience of a young boy, Welcome, who is in foster care and is the target of bullies at his school. Welcome is befriended by the school custodian, Mr. Hamp, who
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SAFE AT HOME by Mike Lupica; A Novel Study created by Jean Martin
OVERVIEW Perfect for use during baseball season, this is a ready-to-use, 42-page packet designed to use with a literature circle or book club group composed of students in grades 4-7 who are reading SAFE AT HOME by NYT bestselling author, Mike Lupica. Included is an 19 page student workbook, an
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Assessment for The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
Assess your students' comprehension of The Great Gilly Hopkins with Multiple Choice, Short Response, and Extended Response questions. * Assessment Pack also includes informational news article "We Are Abandoning Children in Foster Care." This paired text is complete with assessment and answer key.
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They Never Came Back Literature Guide Caroline B. Cooney Novel Unit Study CC
74 page Complete Literature Guide/Novel Study Unit and Assessment Pack for They Never Came Back by Caroline B. Cooney. Put away boring test prep, and teach the five core areas - reading informational, reading literature, writing, speaking and listening, and language - using this literature guide and
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Antwone Fisher Movie: PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; A True Story, Psych
Inspired by a true life story, Antwone Fisher tells the dramatic story of a troubled sailor (Luke) who embarks on a remarkable journey to confront his painful past--and connect with the family he never knew. This video guide is not your typical guide. It does not ask students a sequence of events,
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Pictures of Hollis Woods
Hollis has been in foster care her entire life. But when she goes to live with the Regan family, she finally learns what it’s like to be loved and accepted. Then a sudden accident changes all of that and Steven is hurt. Hollis runs away believing she has destroyed the trust the family had in her.
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One for the Murphys
After a violent experience with her step-father, Carley is placed in foster care with the Murphy family. Although they seem like a nice family, is this really the best placement for her? Target Skills: Point of View; Setting; Guided Reading Questions; Conflict; Plot; Characterization; Theme;
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Informational Writing Bundle: Writing about Self and Another (8 pages, $4)
Let students enjoy and learn from informative writing with this bundle (and save 33%). WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE: INTERVIEWING AND WRITING ABOUT SOMEONE FROM AN OLDER GENERATION Use this informative writing activity to foster writing and history. In this 3-page printable activity, students . . . •
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Pictures of Hollis Woods Prereading Mini Research
Before Reading mini research projects ~ students are assigned one topic to research (foster care, Newberry Medal, Patricia Reilly Giff) There are four topics. ~ they become experts on that one topic After research ~ students meet in groups to share what they learned ~ only one person per topic per g
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Sara Lost and Found Lit Log
This is a lit log for Sara Lost and Found by Virginia Castleman. It is a great book. The themes of the book are: survival, foster care, getting adopted, being separated from parents and siblings, sisters, defining family, friends, and mental illness/emotional problems. This lit log c
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Street Law:  A Course in Practical Law by: Glencoe  Unit 5 Chapters 30-35 BUNDLE
Unit 5 Bundle Chapters 30-35 Chapter 30: Law and the American Family Chapter 31: Marriage Chapter 32: Parents and Children Chapter 33: Foster Care and Adoption Chapter 34: Separation, Divorce, and Custody Chapter 35: Government Support for Families and Individuals I have them listed indivi
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Children and Family Law
Students assess certain child custody situations and decide which parent will be the custodial parent, which will be the noncustodial parent, or if the situation warrants joint custody. Next, they analyze infographics and data about the foster care system. This includes data on children who age out
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Three Pennies Lit Log
This is a lit log for Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder. This book is mostly a realistic fiction about foster care, family life, and adoption. However, there are also short chapters about a Confucius-quoting owl and the development of an earthquake. The main focus skill of the lit log
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Back to School: College Application Bundle
The college application process doesn’t need to be a mystery! Build the self-efficacy of your scholars with this College Application Bundle, which includes... ♥ “About Letters of Recommendation” handout, ♥ “Hacking the Recommendation Process” form, ♥ “Letter of Recommendation Fact Sheet,” ♥ “Fut
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Family and Social Health
Family and Social Health "Adjusting to Family Changes" - SCAVENGER HUNT! This is a great way for students to learn this health vocabulary. Students may start at any of the prepared scavenger stations. The definition of the word to be found will be found in the middle of the page. The student
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Psychoeducational Group For Transitional Aged Youth
15-page curriculum and guide for developing a psychoeducational group for youth transitioning out of the foster care system. The group has ten hour-long, weekly sessions for social workers, counselors, etc. to use in a school or community setting. The guide references evidence-based findings in the
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Pictures of Hollis Woods reading worksheets
Pictures of Hollis Woods is a 5th and 6th grade reading level realistic fiction about a girl in foster care. The author explores the emotions of this young preadolescent girl. Through these worksheets the reader is drawn into the story and is aided in exploring their emotions and how they feel abo
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NOVEL STUDY!! The Great Gilly Hopkins
The Great Gilly Hopkins is a book that has recently become a movie. It is about a young teenager who has been in foster care her whole life. She is spunky and outspoken. My middle schoolers really enjoy the book as well as the movie, a lot of them can relate to the ways Gilly thinks. This is a nove
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2017-2018 Editable College Application Calendar
The college application process doesn’t need to be a mystery! Build the self-efficacy of your scholars with this editable college application calendar. This download includes calendars for high school juniors and seniors, as well as a tracking form to assist seniors with organizing their application
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Common Core Writing Project with Higher Order Thinking
This higher order thinking project combines writing, reading, and social studies to help students make a connection to the standard. Students will conduct an interview (see preview) and produce a book AFTER the concepts have been introduced (some pages pictured in the thumbnails). Inquiry: How ha
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Informational Writing: Creating An Autobiography of Early Years (4 Pages, $3)
Let students have some informative writing fun with an autobiography. This writing activity combines interview skills and writing skills—but with a twist. Instead of examining another person’s life, students INVESTIGATE THEIR OWN LIVES—THEIR EARLY LIVES. They discover details of themselves when th
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Middle School Author Study (KATHERINE PATERSON)--Common Core Aligned
This comprehensive compound unit (136 pages of GREAT STUFF!) explores two of Katherine Paterson's novels (THE SAME STUFF AS STARS and JIP: HIS STORY) and allows students to dig deeper into the themes that are present in both (mainly, mental illness and foster care.) Each unit is divided into section
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Letter from the Parents
Don ‘t you hate when you have those awkward moments when you ask the child who is in foster care to bring in a baby picture, or wonder why a child won’t participate in group work, only to later find out that their grandmother is in the hospital fighting cancer? As teachers, we have a lot of kids to
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Social Worker Forms Bundle
Social Worker Forms Bundle Adoption and Foster Care Social Worker School Social Worker Contact Forms Template 2016 Calendar To Do List Template Meetings and Trainings Notes Template Home Visit Notes Template Visitation Log Template
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The Cards of Life; When all hope is gone trust then believe
Dr. Erica Pooler is an author, motivational speaker, and educational consultant, with expertise as a teacher of at-risk youth, director of district safety and student alternative placement and principal of the neediest students (teenage parents, incarcerations, probation, homeless and in some cases
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"Dancer" by Vickie Sears lesson plan
This lesson plan incorporates poetry, non-fiction, and native dances that enhance the story "Dancer". Students will examine the poetry, the stories of foster care and the dances into a discussion and essay about conformity and individuality. This is part of the bundle of lessons called Determining
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Bike Thief
Injured in a car accident that killed his parents, Nick and his sister are in foster care. Forced into stealing bikes to repay a debt, Nick gets involved with a violent criminal gang.
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Hurricane Heat
Everything stops making sense for southpaw Travis Barkley when his parents die in a car crash and he is separated from his sister, Amanda. After years of being in the foster-care system, Travis receives a puzzling postcard from Amanda and heads to southern California to try to find her. His search i
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Letter from the Parents
Don ‘t you hate when you have those awkward moments when you ask the child who is in foster care to bring in a baby picture, or wonder why a child won’t participate in group work, only to later find out that their grandmother is in the hospital fighting cancer? As teachers, we have a lot of kids to
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Student Information Card-2 per page
These student info cards are easy to grab on your way to the office for a phone call. Hang them up in your classroom or on the side of your desk. This student information card contains two cards per page and includes a space for information regarding students in the foster care system. The cards c
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Blank gift and tag activity
This printable is great to use with grief and loss or separation due to deployment, incarceration, foster care, ect. Have the student draw or write what gift they would give to their loved one inside the package. On the tag, encourage students to write a note to their loved one. Talk about what i
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