This unit was made to go Patricia Polacco's book The Junkyard Wonders. Included are 18 pages of activities to challenges your students to think more deeply about the story. The unit was created with the 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards in mind. Topics explored are theme, setting, character
This is a winning grant proposal to purchase LEGO Mindstorm Invention System robotics kits to use for science, physics, technology and engineering activities. A state electrical cooperation awarded $1500.00 for this grant in 2002. This proposal is customizable and can be adjusted to compensate for t
Have your students bring a rock to class to investigate. They will draw their rock and describe its properties. Then introduce then to the rock cycle with the Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic foldable. They will write descriptions of the different types of rocks and draw examples. Great first i
This 18-page packet of fun, engaging, and hassle-free activities is the perfect way to introduce, supplement, and assess your study of Memorial Day with your students.
Reading Comprehension (and questions)
K-W-L Charts (3)
ABC Order (and answer key)
Parts of Speech So
Project-based learning activity is entitled "Make a Difference" because it challenges students to select an issue in their school, community, nation, or world that concerns them. They research this issue and write a report explaining statistics and logical information to support the need for their
This is a grant that was written in the Fall of 2012 for a set of 5 iPod Touches and cases for an elementary school library. The grant summarizes the use of the iPod Touches in the school setting and emphasizes audiobooks, qr codes, and podcasts.
This grant could easily be adapted and changed to re
Sweet poem to your students as you wrap up the year! Send them off with a bag of items that hold a lot of meaning :)
- Includes a message from you to put on the outside of a goodie bag (and an area for you to sign)
- Includes a poem explaining the items in the goodie bag and their meaning
Sequencing is an important reading comprehension skill that needs to be practiced frequently. This FREE packet includes 5 beginning-middle-end sequencing graphic organizers, one for each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) and one blank one that can be used at any time.
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This grant proposal, written in early 2012, allowed the special education department in my middle school to obtain 40 iPads and peripherals (Apple TV and projectors, etc). Because I teach a multi-subject program, it covers all academic areas, including math, language arts, and social skills. The pro
Students will be shown how to break-down ELA test type questions by putting them into more a simple question. This will help students more ably make their correct choice and gain a greater understanding of the question. Students will then apply this strategy on a non-fcition text, a fictional text a
The fraction version of my very popular mixed number game!
This game is a great center or review activity. It uses strategy and number sense.
It has dozens of potential games!
The base game was the adding to find the greater sum. I have added three variations where they add, but need the lowest su
This is a grant proposal that was written for an elementary school library asking for a collection of elementary level graphic novels.
It includes a synopsis of the grant, steps for implementation, a description of the grant evaluation, and a product list. The proposed grant asks for a collection