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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is a collection of 65 different Brain Breaks for the classroom. These can be used as transitions, breaks in the middle of an activity, something to raise or lower the energy of the group, team-building activities, and more!*UPDATE 7/2020: NEW
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$6.25
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
** Featured on the 2 Sisters' Tip of the Week 7/6/12** This is a great activity to combine both math and word work! I pair this sheet with a baggie of play coins and have students determine the worth of each of their spelling words. You could
Subjects:
Math, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$1.95
3,752
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
With the Common Core's increased emphasis on nonfiction, this packet with be very helpful in keeping your students engaged and involved in a wide variety of activities to understand nonfiction text features. NF Text Features included are: - Table
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Posters, Nonfiction Book Study, Activities
$6.25
2,029
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These menus are a fun-filled way to incorporate a variety of reading responses throughout the entire school year! The menu format provides two fiction and one nonfiction choice for each appetizer, main course, and dessert. Each fiction menu item
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Homework, Printables
$6.95
1,790
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Are subjects and predicates challenging when it comes to motivating your students? Use this "Complete Sentences" pack and your favorite Star Wars characters to help! Included are: - 3 Anchor Charts (Color and B&W) - Instruction pages for each
Subjects:
Writing, Grammar
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Posters, Activities
$2.75
1,092
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
**UPDATED 7/22/15 to include EDITABLE PPT files! Now you can add any job you'd like with fonts AND clip art! Redownload if you have previously purchased this and enjoy personalizing the job cards to fit your classroom's needs!! These square chevron
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Other
$5.95
830
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These activities will get you all set for year-long, self- differentiating word work centers and/or math centers! Each activity combines learning spelling with a math concept, like place value, addition, multiplication, cents, and dollars. Included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Spelling
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Activities
$13.65
$12.28
1,105
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This packet includes all of the resources you will need to start a Morning Meeting in your classroom, including a 30+ page E-BOOK to walk you through the entire process!! **To see a quick flip-through of the e-book, click HERE. Included in the
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities
$8.95
1,662
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
**HUGE UPDATE: Be sure to redownload to take advantage of all of the new additions! Do your students struggle with creating strong, complete, and concise paragraphs? This Hamburger Paragraph Planning Packet is perfect for you and your students!
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Graphic Organizers, Minilessons
$4.95
885
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These engaging chevron posters will help your students remember the four types of sentences in either advanced or basic terms. Each poster comes with the term in a unique color, the definition, the ending punctuation needed, an example sentence,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$4.50
225
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Do you struggle with chatterboxes this year? Is it a challenge to have kids use voices other than on or off? This Voice Levels Classroom Noise Management Packet can help! Included in this packet are loads of helpful resources: - Level 0-5 posters
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$4.95
493
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These menus are a fun-filled way to incorporate a variety of reading responses throughout the entire school year! The menu format provides two fiction and one nonfiction choice for each appetizer, main course, and dessert. Each fiction menu item
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Homework, Printables
$6.95
637
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This engaging wintertime activity will help your students build words with prefixes and/or suffixes by dressing up snowmen in scarves, hats, and earmuffs. Each of the 10 snowman cards contains a root word for your kids to dress up with prefix cards
Subjects:
Winter, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
$2.95
277
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
When the Spring weather arrives and it gets harder and harder to keep your students motivated in writing, this engaging and interactive writing activity will save the day! Making your own paper airplane from a piece of copy paper is a blast! This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
$3.25
154
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These posters include the six revised steps in Bloom's Taxonomy: - Remembering - Understanding - Applying - Analyzing - Evaluating - Creating Each poster includes a guiding question and a bullet list of verbs that help define each term. The colors
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$4.50
614
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Making your own snowflake from square pieces of paper are my students' favorite thing to do in the wintertime. This activity capitalizes on that interest and sneaks in some functional writing practice and use of transition/linking words. Included
Subjects:
Writing, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Minilessons
$3.25
223
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
I have been incorporating Mystery Readers into my class for the last six years and it has been fantastic! Mystery Readers are parents, siblings, grandparents, visiting relatives, family friends, neighbors.... basically, anyone with an attachment
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Parents, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.95
655
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Looking for new, unique, and kinesthetic ways to practice spelling and/or vocabulary words? By incorporating these two centers into your Word Work rotation, you are not only having your students practice their words, but become familiar with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$1.95
527
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
If you study maps, be sure to check out this resource for additional fun in your classroom! This will help your students recognize and understand the five parts of a map: - title - compass rose - key/ legend - scale - grid Have students bring in
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Games
$3.95
91
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This language activity is the perfect way to engage students, get them moving, and practice the past, present and future tense of both regular and irregular verbs. The Verb Tense Monsters packet includes 24 cards, 5 student work pages and a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
CCSS:
L.3.1d, L.3.1e
$2.95
373
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for the past 10+ years, the majority of which have been in 3rd grade. It was my favorite grade as a student and is my favorite grade as a teacher :) I have also taught 2nd and 5th in both the big city and now the 'burbs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My style includes a mixture of humor, activity, and high expectations. I love adding in movement and music whenever I can. We use a lot of Whole Brain Teaching strategies as well as Brain Breaks throughout our day to keep things fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Impact on Education Award 2013, Boulder Valley School District

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS, Early Childhood Education from The Ohio State University MA, Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, NY

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