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Your class can use these puzzle pieces to create a map of the United States. 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
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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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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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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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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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Create a Tomie dePaola author study. Read as many Tomie dePaola books as you like and then allow your kids to analyze his work by completing the pages of the author study. Pages are presented in a format using graphic organizers. Take a look at the
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Great for the beginning of the year or whenever you get a new student Assess your students' multiplication and division abilities during the first few days in a quick and easy way. Have students complete two assessment sheets. Use a highlighter on
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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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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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Women's History Month is the perfect time to teach the contributions women have made to our country and the world. The story of Sonia Sotomayor details her journey to becoming the first Hispanic woman Supreme Court Justice as well as the following
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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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Do you want to be sure your kids know the times tables? This fun resource provides a great review of multiplication math facts with a school-related theme. This Back to School multiplication game is based on the popular card game Uno. Students
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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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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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Winter 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 definition cards to
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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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Celebrate Constitution Day! Be sure your kids understand how the American government came to be. This resource tells the story of how America became a country and adopted the Constitution to become the law of the land. It is a synopsis of the
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Your students will learn many interesting facts about insects and spiders while engaging in metacognitive strategies to extract information from charts and diagrams provided in this resource. Students demonstrate knowledge of new information
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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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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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