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Do you teach Second Grade? Do you need something for your kids to do as they arrive in the morning? Do you like your Saxon Math Meeting Board, but hate the space it takes up on your wall? Answer 'yes' to any of these questions? THIS IS FOR YOU! Even
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Activboard Activities
$5.00
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If you're like me you struggle with getting your kids to self check when writing. They think that if they wrote five complete sentences about any given subject they are good to go. However, you and I both know that's not the case. This year, we
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
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What if you lived in a snow globe? What would it be like? What would you do? This winter writing activity is a fun one! Perfect to go along with the song "Snow Globe" by Matt Wertz. Play the song and get the kids thinking about what IF they DID live
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.00
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By Amateur Teacher
You can use this with any nonfiction work you are currently studying. From animals to historical people, this is great for a review of comprehension and facts. Included is an instruction sheet on how to make the foldable and the foldable itself. The
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
Included in this writing packet is an idea graphic organizer, color sheet for Santa’s legs and boots, chimney writing page, and an extra page for those writers that let their imagination go! Have students brainstorm their ideas on the graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Short Stories
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
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By Amateur Teacher
This file contains calendars from August through May. On each calendar are small, independent activities that students can complete when they are finished with work. In my classroom I put these in their binders at the beginning of every month.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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I created this printable as a companion to our school’s career day presentations. I believe it helps keep the kids stay focused on the speaker and engaged in the presentation. Included are three types of “journals” for students to keep up with as
Subjects:
Career and Technical Education, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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This is a great end of year activity! Each year I have my students write a letter to the incoming class. They write about what they remember from the year, what they loved about the grade level, and what the new students will need to know about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
This packet is great for spelling practice! Included are 5 choice boards, a word find template, and a secret code/letter value page. On each choice board there are nine different activities. Five boards are included. That gives you 45 different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
My class loves Snowflake Bentley. Here is a cute summarizing web. Great for reviewing after reading the book!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
This packet contains 36 weeks worth of Homework Tic Tac Toe/ Choice Boards. Students are given their tic tac toe board on Monday and turn it in on Friday. Each week includes practice for Social Studies or Science, Math, Vocabulary, Spelling, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Task Cards
$5.00
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By Amateur Teacher
This packet includes two graphic organizers, a snowflake template page, and a writing paper template. Choose the organizer you would like your students to use (or have them pick their own). This is a great companion to the life story of Wilson
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.00
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Here is an editable Word version of my Weekly Homework Tic Tac Toe. This packet contains 36 weeks worth of Homework Tic Tac Toe/ Choice Boards. Students are given their tic tac toe board on Monday and turn it in on Friday. Each week includes
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$5.00
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By Amateur Teacher
Love dominoes? I DO! Love using them in your classroom during math? Yes! Want proof that your kids actually did something while playing with dominoes during math? YES! Here are two games/recording sheets for playing with dominoes. Both are practice
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Computation, Games
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
These journal entries correlate with each Harcourt GO!MATH! Georgia Lesson, but you can also use these as stand alone entries to support your own math curriculum. You will see the corresponding lesson number in the corner of each journal entry
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
$5.00
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By Amateur Teacher
Have some fun this Presidents Day and elect yourself! This packet includes a web organizer, a sequencing organizer, a publishing page, and the hat and beard template. Students will be able to make themselves look presidential (complete with Abraham
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Amateur Teacher
This clock is great for introducing time. Your students will enjoy making these! These clocks form a line connected by brads so students can straighten out their clocks to see that a clock is a number line. I used these to introduce elapsed time so
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Other (Math)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
Need a fun new idea for extending lessons? How about an Instagram template? From selfies to show thinking, to reading comprehension, explaining steps in math, or especially social studies or science! Think of the possibilities! Students could "take
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
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By Amateur Teacher
These classroom posters are sure to add 'owl'ittle color and fun to your room décor, as well as add a nice place for kids to look when needing to know how to spell certain digraphs and blends. Each owl holds a different blend or digraph with a
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.50
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By Amateur Teacher
This is a great text-to-self activity! Want your students to compare themselves to characters in books and their social studies curriculum? Here are two timelines that students can fill out to compare their lives to the lives of people they are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my teaching adventure in the fall of 2007. I have 8 years of experience and currently teach second grade. I have my B.S. in Early Childhood Education and my M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction - both from LaGrange College, my second home!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a fan/disciple of Chris Biffle and the Whole Brain Teaching method of teaching!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of LaGrange College '07 and '11. GO PANTHERS!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in the South, I love the small town life! I tell everyone my favorite things are: Jesus, Jane, and Josh, (Josh being my husband). Other favorites are: camping, fishing, cooking, teaching, reading, collecting loose change, chocolate, gardening, tending to my little farm animals, and Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer.

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