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A Halloween game. Halloween fun! Help your students improve their vocabulary by understanding the meaning of idioms. Using a BINGO game format, twenty-four idioms are presented in context and students must determine the definitions. Students use
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Give your students a hands-on experience to become more familiar with the geography of the United States. Objectives: -Develop a spatial awareness of the 50 states of America on a US map. -Identify individual states based on their
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A Thanksgiving game! Help your students improve their vocabulary by understanding the meaning of idioms. Using a BINGO game format, twenty-four idioms are presented in context, telling the story of the first Thanksgiving, and students must
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Tomie dePaola. Author Study. Read as many Tomie de Paola books as you like and then allow your kiddos to analyze his work by completing the author study presented in a format using graphic organizers. Take a look at the the preview to check out the
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Prime Factorization and Factor Trees Prime numbers, composite numbers, prime factorization and how to construct factor trees are explained for students in this resource along with practice problems for students to work in small groups or
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6th, 7th, 8th
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This resource contains a non-fiction story about alligators and crocodiles and how they live. Scaffolding activities are provided to increase reading comprehension. Materials for Literacy *Brainstorming chart *Prediction activity *Vocabulary Word
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Sharks, an interactive unit. Use interactive materials and informational text to create fun, fact-filled lapbooks about sharks and how they live. Your kiddos will learn about sharks and their environment and then use the information to take notes
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Lines, angles, triangles, polygons, quadrilaterals and parallelograms are all explained in this comprehensive bundle. This resource contains anchor charts to serve as a reference for your students, interactive materials, and lots of print and go
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Homophones and Science & Social Studies Trivia Game is designed for students to have fun while learning the correct spelling of sometimes confusing homophones. Homophones are presented in sentences containing science and social studies trivia
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Lines. Angles. Interactive materials. This resource is designed to provide interactive materials to act as teaching tools to define and explain geometry terms and rules, as well as to provide an opportunity for your students to experience hands-on
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource provides the opportunity for students to create and use an interactive flip book to demonstrate what a multiple is and how to discern multiples of a given number. Students create their own interactive flip books to illustrate the
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Using a BINGO game format, twenty-four idioms are presented in context on individual cards. Definition cards are provided. When all of the definitions on as student’s Bingo board have been “called,” he is a winner. Activity packet includes 4
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~~~~~Idiom Bingo UPDATED February 8, 2016. ~~~~~ If you bought this prior to February 8th, upload your new copy--free. Materials have been updated and a Scoot game has been added to the resource. Winter fun! Help your students improve their
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Harriet Tubman. Celebrate Black History month with this mini-unit about Harriet Tubman. This product contains an eight page biography with facts about Harriet Tubman’s life as well as describing the climate in America during her lifetime.
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Polygons, quadrilaterals and parallelograms are defined and explained in this resource with plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. The three page table of contents provides an overview and directions for you. Additional directions with
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Help your students improve their vocabulary by understanding the meaning of idioms. Using a BINGO game format, twenty-four idioms are presented in context and students must determine the definitions. Students use definition cards to create their
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Memory book. This memory book is designed to help your kids recall all of the work and fun things they accomplished as a class this year as well as to reflect on their personal growth. Students are asked to list many favorites and it will be very
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For students who are learning or need to know the capitals of the 50 US states.This resource is intended to enhance your unit of states and capitals. It can be used for individual work, small group and whole group activities for your class. It can
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Celebrate Women's History Month! Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice contains an eight-page biography that chronicles the life of Sonia Sotomayor from her childhood in the Bronx, New York City to Princeton and Yale Law School and, finally, her
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Finding Multiples, Prime Factorization and Factor Trees: The Bundle contains two resources in one. Finding factors and finding multiples are often confusing concepts. Anchor charts, practice problems and hands-on learning provide students with the
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4th, 5th, 6th
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a retired Special Education teacher with over 20 years experience teaching grades 1 through 8 in elementary and middle school settings. I started out teaching special kids in a self-contained classroom and eventually moved to a resource room. Later, I was invited to teach graduate level courses for the Literacy Department at a Long Island, NY college. I loved teaching the aspiring teachers as well as those veteran teachers who wanted a master’s degree in literacy or special education. When I retired from public school the Director of Special Services asked me to return on a part-time basis to become the district’s first official teacher mentor for new Special Education teachers. That was a great way to continue to share with new teachers. Unfortunately, this position ended when the district had economic problems, like many other districts, and had layoffs for the first time in decades. No new teachers, no need for a mentor. That was a very sad day for all, mostly the kids.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Even though I am retired, I will always be a Special Education teacher at heart. When creating resources my goal is always to prepare lessons that encourage even the most reluctant learners to become active participants. My materials require students to engage in hands-on learning and provide opportunities for them to experience success so they want to participate. Teachers need to turn reluctant learners into can-do kids.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Graduated with Special Education departmental honors

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Elementary Education, N-6; BA in Special Education; MS Literacy Education, K-12

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