# ABC Simplicity

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 Believe in the power of building students' self-efficacy, allowing time for repetitive practice, and simplicity.

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After guided practice with dry erase boards and playing games (repetitive practice with writing numbers in different ways), students will complete this worksheet. *I used this as a formative assessment in order to gauge whether or not to move on or
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
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Students will be able to analyze various items in a baggy. All items are related in some way. They are to come up with a "main idea" for each baggy based on the items in the bag and their similarities. Next, the students will be given another
Subjects:
Writing
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities
FREE
3 ratings
4.0
Students will use this document to organize their topic sentence, main idea, and "facts/details" related to the main idea before they begin writing their first drafts.
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
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Students will use the "Make a 10" strategy to add two 1 digit numbers. You will need 10 frame boards (magnetic or otherwise) as well as manipulatives to use for the 10 frame board.
Subjects:
Basic Operations
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Math Centers
FREE
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This activity is beneficial for students as they are able to manipulate objects and visually see how to solve a doubles plus 1 or doubles plus 2 basic addition problem. You will need small manipulatives (I use centimeter cubes) to place in each
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Math Centers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
This activity worksheet is to be used in conjunction with the Doubles Plus 1-2 Circles (on my product list). Students will use manipulatives (and the Circles Activity) to find the "new" math problem to answer each question. Example: 8 + 9 = 8
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Math Centers
FREE
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This vertical number line is used to help students visualize how to "Bridge to 10" or "Make a 10" when subtracting two 1 digit numbers. The focus is finding the "difference" between 2 numbers as opposed to the idea of "taking away". I printed
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons
FREE
1 rating
4.0
I used this graphic organizer in conjunction with a landform presentation. Students wrote the name of each landform, a definition in their own words, and a picture to help them remember each landform.
Subjects:
Geography
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
2 ratings
4.0
We began the lesson by watching a video about place value (each digit has a "home"). We then used our dry erase boards and practiced identifying the value of digits in the ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, and ten thousands. Lastly, students
Subjects:
Place Value
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
FREE
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Use this BINGO board with the corresponding "Doubles Spinner". Students will practice solving addition problems based on "doubles".
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
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Use this spinner with the BINGO-Doubles game. Students will solve basic addition problems using mental math strategies.
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
FREE
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Students use this graphic organizer to "organize" their thoughts and facts about a specific topic. Once brainstorming is completed, students will write a paragraph based on their topic sentence and 3 details/facts related to the topic sentence.
Subjects:
Writing
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
1 rating
4.0
Students will use this page (which could be cut around the edges to fit into a science composition notebook) to work through the scientific method. In the process they will also learn about nutrition labels and density. Note: I had the students
Subjects:
Science
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
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Students will use this document to organize their writing. The learning target pertaining to this particular document is: Capitalization & Indentation. * I use a writing prompt, but students may wish to complete a reading response using this
Subjects:
Writing
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
FREE
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Students will use the RDW strategy to identify how to solve 3 word problems. R: Read the word problem (I prefer 1 sentence at a time). D: Draw a picture of the information provided. W: Write the equation and solve. *Prior Knowledge: Students
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Homework, Math Centers
FREE
1 rating
4.0
This organizer is to be used for a "Properties of Matter" science investigation. Cut along the outlined edges and it will fit in a science composition notebook. *Various safe objects may be used for the investigation (i.e. rocks).
Subjects:
Science
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Science Centers
FREE
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*The preview looks different than the actual organizer. The organizer consists of "thinking clouds" instead of rectangular boxes that are separated from the "details" box. *Students may use this graphic organizer for brainstorming and organizing
Subjects:
Writing-Essays
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
FREE
1 rating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 6th and 7th grade math, social studies, and science. Additionally, I was a math specialist at an elementary school and am currently working as a 2nd grade teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Student-centered instruction, UDL principles, building students' self-esteem, repetition, and simplicity (quality over quantity).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Best of the Best Award-2015

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA-Elementary Education with an emphasis in Biology, MA-Literacy

I enjoy running, reading, gardening, teaching, and spending time with family.

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