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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:
Spelling, Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
3495 ratings
4.0
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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:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Posters
$2.25
944 ratings
4.0
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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:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$4.25
822 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is another great activity to combine math and word work! I pair this sheet with a baggie of place value blocks in ones, tens & hundreds to have students determine the worth of each word. On the bottom of this page, they are also asked to
Subjects:
Spelling, Math, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
762 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is a combo set at a discounted price that includes all three of my word work centers in one convenient download. Included are: - How Much is Your Word Worth? (original version with pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters) - Place Value Spelling
Subjects:
Spelling, Math, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
$4.05
813 ratings
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is a great Spelling/Word Work/Math Station that incorporates spelling, manipulatives, and mental math. Have students create words using Letter Tiles or by making your own using the included pdf pages of 3 sets of A-Z tiles with numbers (A-Z
Subjects:
Spelling, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$1.50
555 ratings
4.0
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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
$3.75
583 ratings
4.0
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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:
Activities, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$4.50
586 ratings
4.0
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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
$4.50
456 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes seven center activities to celebrate the changing seasons into the colorful fall. Included are: - 2 pages of measurement figures (fall items) - 4 pages of 2 & 3-digit number cards- 36 total (to be used in 3 centers- keeps it
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Measurement, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Math Centers
$4.25
586 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 numbers in standard form, word form, expanded form, and using place value blocks. The Monster Math packet includes 24 cards, 5 student
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
546 ratings
4.0
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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:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
442 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes five center activities to keep you warm in math during the upcoming winter months. Included are: - 3 pages of measurement figures (snowflakes) - 3 pages of clocks- :00, :15, :30, :45 - 2 pages of 2 & 3 digit (mostly 3
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Measurement, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Math Centers
$4.25
451 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This packet contains colorful and decorative labels for all of the school supplies in your classroom. Included in these decorative frames are: - pencils - markers - coloring pencils - erasers - scissors - glue (sticks) - glue (bottles) - brushes -
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Classroom Forms, Clip Art
$3.00
325 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
If you use Math Centers in class, this is a wonderful management tool to help keep your students engaged with a wide variety of activities. This Math Center Bingo Board comes in two versions (boy & girl clip art) and all 24 squares are EDITABLE
Subjects:
Math, Classroom Management
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Math Centers
$2.25
359 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 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
$2.50
331 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This unit includes over five center activities to help teach important vocabulary from Back to School season. Included are: - Making Words (2-9+ letter words) - Word Search (uses most of the Back to School vocabulary words) - Parts of Speech Sort
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
447 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This set includes three different versions of my popular Word Work Activity, How Much is Your Word Worth? - The original version features a variety of pennies, nickels, dimes & quarters - #2 features all four coins as well as dollars - #3
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$4.50
$4.05
325 ratings
4.0
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By 3rd Grade Thoughts
This is a PDF collection of 35 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 our
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters
$4.50
319 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 show multiplication: through problems, products, arrays, and fact triangles. The Multiplication Monsters packet includes 24 cards, 5 student
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Activities
$2.50
303 ratings
4.0
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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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