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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
SAVE ON MY MONEY ON MY I'M DONE(NOW WHAT?) BUNDLE! I'm Done (Now What?) Bundle This packet is a great way to keep students who finish early busy all year long!! The I'm Done (Now What?) Jar is has 36 activity cards with various math, reading,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Other, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
This is a collection of Common Core writing prompts that fit the four types of writing- expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive. There are 48 prompts in all, 12 of each type. Also included in the download is a writing paper template, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Everything you need to help students work on cause and effect! Students pick a card from the jar and decide if it is the cause or the effect. Next, choose one of the graphic organizers to complete. This packet includes: -instructions for assembly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
330 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Everything you need to help students sort reading genres! Students pick a card from the jar and decide the genre (Realistic Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Traditional Literature, Informational, Biography, Autobiography). Genres are sorted into
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
306 ratings
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*EDITABLE CARDS INCLUDED!* Everything you need to help students work on comparing and contrasting! Students pick a card from the jar and think of ways the two items are the same and different. Next, choose one of the graphic organizers to complete.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
328 ratings
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Help students improve fluency through expression using different voices! This jar activity includes 18 pictures of different facial expressions. Students choose an expression card from the jar and then read their book, poem, etc. using that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.25
279 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Need an activity to help students get to know each other and build community at the beginning of the year? The Getting To Know You Jar will help you do this. The jar can be used during community circle time, small groups, or pairs. Older students
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.99
274 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
This packet is a great way to improve comprehension!! The Book Talk Jar is has 24 talk cards with comprehension questions. The workstation jar can be used individually or with a buddy. The packet includes: -Instruction sheet -24 question
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$4.99
284 ratings
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Many students have a difficult time understanding figurative language. This jar activity helps them recognize idioms, similes and metaphors. Students can sort the three types of speech or complete a worksheet activity. This download includes the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
187 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Are you tired of trying to keep students busy during indoor recess? You need a "Recess in a Jar"! The jar is full of activities for inside when students can't go outside. Students simply choose a card from the jar and have fun doing the
Subjects:
Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.99
176 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
SAVE $! You can purchase all 14 of my writing prompt jars at a discounted price! Bundle of 14 Writing Prompt Jars Seasons, Holidays and More Write about spring through March, April, May and June! This packet is a great way to improve writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
146 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
This is a collection of Common Core writing prompts that fit the four types of writing- expository, descriptive, narrative and persuasive. There are 48 prompts in all, 12 of each type. Also included in the download is a writing paper template, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
134 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
This is a bundle of all of my I'm Done (Now What?) Jars for Early Finishers. It will also include any future I'm Done Jars. You save $4.00 purchasing the bundle compared to purchasing each jar individually!Included are:I'm Done (Now What?) Back to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$14.00
133 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Everything you need to help students sort facts and opinions! Students pick a card from the jar and decide if it is a fact or opinion. Facts and opinions are sorted before writing them on the sort sheet. This packet includes: -instructions for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
106 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
SAVE $! You can purchase all 14 of my writing prompt jars at a discounted price! Bundle of 14 Writing Prompt Jars Seasons, Holidays and More Write about fall all year long! This packet is a great way to improve writing through ideas!! The Prompt
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
92 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
SAVE $! You can purchase all 14 of my writing prompt jars at a discounted price! Bundle of 14 Writing Prompt Jars Seasons, Holidays and More Write about winter all year long! This packet is a great way to improve writing through ideas!! The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.50
109 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Story in a Jar is a creative writing activity for students to do during workstations or as an early finisher activity. This activity can be differentiated to meet student need. For an advanced level, students choose 4 pictures from the jar and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
114 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
Everything you need to help students work on visualization! The visualization cards contain passages from various chapter books. Students pick a card from the jar and read it. As they read the card they are to create mental images in their mind.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
104 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
A rich vocabulary also improves students' ability to communicate through speaking, listening, and writing. The Vocab Jar is a fun way for students to learn new words. Students pull a word from the jar and complete the provided worksheet. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
101 ratings
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By Aimee VanMiddlesworth
SAVE $! You can purchase all 14 of my writing prompt jars at a discounted price! Bundle of 14 Writing Prompt Jars Seasons, Holidays and More This packet is a great way to improve writing through ideas!! The Prompt Jar is has 56 cards with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas
$4.99
98 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 22nd year teaching. My experience includes special education, Reading Recovery, gifted and talented, first, second, third and fourth grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Making learning fun and authentic to the learner

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2007-2008 Richmond Community Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Special Education, Certification in Reading Recovery, Literacy Coach and Gifted and Talented

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