3rd Grade Thoughts

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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Do you post lesson objectives and "I can" statements in your class? If you are a fan of my other chevron products, this will be the perfect addition to your classroom! These chevron signs include Writing, Reading, Language Arts, Science, Health,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This language activity is the perfect way to engage students, get them moving, and practice different ways to make and deconstruct contractions. The Contraction Critters packet includes 24 cards, 5 student work pages and a corresponding answer
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
$2.50
116 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This math activity is the perfect way to engage students, get them moving, and practice different ways to write fractions using pictures, word form, numerators & denominators, and a number line. The Fraction Friends packet includes 24 cards, 5
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$2.50
106 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over four center activities to celebrate the season with the timeless children's book, The Polar Express. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words) - Word Search (including most of the vocabulary words) - Parts of Speech
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
113 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
*Update 11/28/12: I have included a new slide "Plan Ideas" to replace "Gather Ideas" for those who may want a more explicit planning stage in their Writing Process :) Hope that helps and enjoy! Be sure to redownload from the "My Purchases" tab if
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Posters
$2.00
110 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
*UPDATE* You can now EDIT the PDF title on the following: - blank binder cover in all three colors - blank spines in all three colors * If you have purchased this set prior to the edit, click re-download to get the most up-to-date version! The
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Other, Professional Documents
$2.50
88 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over four center activities to celebrate the festive Christmas season. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words, 3 recording sheets) - Word Search (includes most of the vocabulary) - Parts of Speech Sort (sorting 36
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
102 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.78 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Do you struggle to help your kids retain the extensive amount of academic testing vocabulary throughout the year? These posters can help by providing your students with academic testing terms and helpful illustrations! Be sure to download the
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
$10.75
98 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (33.09 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
Are you looking for an engaging and low-prep last week of school activity? This brochure is the perfect project! Students will be able to write and illustrate this brochure to incoming students all about the ins-and-outs of their class! Include fun
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, End of Year, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
60 ratings
3.9
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over seven center activities to celebrate summertime in your classroom. Included are: - Making Words (3 recording sheet options, from 2-9 letter words) - Word Search (using most of the 36 vocabulary words) - Learning Idioms
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Summer
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.25
107 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.19 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over four center activities to celebrate Valentine's Day. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words, 2 versions of 3 recording sheets {with and without the St. option}) - Word Search (including most of the vocabulary
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
107 ratings
4.0
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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:
Science, Earth Sciences, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Posters
$3.75
42 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These square chevron labels will help make organizing your classroom easy, cute and uniform. What could be better? Two files are included in this zipped folder: - Square chevron Guided Reading Level labels- Levels A-Z in alternating blue, red,
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Classroom Forms
$4.00
54 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
These three activities will be a fun addition to your Springtime Math Centers and will reinforce equivalent fractions and comparing fractions. Included in this set are 16 cards of fractions and three activities: 1. Equivalent Fraction Memory: the
Subjects:
Fractions, Spring, Earth Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over five center activities to help teach important vocabulary from the beloved chapter book, Charlotte's Web. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words) - Word Search (uses most of the vocabulary words) - Parts of Speech
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
83 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.20 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over five center activities to help teach important vocabulary from the beloved chapter book, Because of Winn-Dixie. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words) - Word Search (uses most of the vocabulary words) - Parts of
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
67 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is a PDF collection of 35 MORE fun facts to hang in your class and spark fun conversations and LOTS of curiosity! Each fact is accompanied by fun clip art and includes standard measurements (where applicable). I hang a new one of these up on
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters
$4.50
62 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.80 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This math activity is the perfect way to engage students, get them moving, and practice adding and subtracting 2, 3, and 4-digit numbers, and multiplying single digits and multiples of ten. A fun QR Code twist makes this even more popular :) **This
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$8.00
$7.20
82 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over thirty five writing prompts to help usher in the changing of the seasons and the cooler fall weather. Included are: - 35 Autumn-themed writing prompts on cards for your Writing Center - 35 Autumn-themed writing prompts on a
Subjects:
Writing, Writing-Essays, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.94 MB)
By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This COMPLETE bundle includes 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.
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Posters, Literature Circles
$11.25
$10.13
85 ratings
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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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