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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
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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
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If you teach second grade in Georgia, then you know how hard it is to scrape up good activities and facts about the famous Georgians you are required to teach. This is for you! This minibook is about Sequoyah, the Cherokee indian that invented the
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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
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Celebrate black history and baseball with a mini book about Jackie Robinson. Just fold into fourths for an instant history lesson! This mini book has summarizing and compare/contrast questions on the back. If you are a Georgia teacher, Jackie
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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My class loves Snowflake Bentley. Here is a cute summarizing web. Great for reviewing after reading the book!
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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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
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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
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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
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Use StoryTown? Teach second grade? Then here is a great vocabulary resource for you! This file includes vocabulary bingo boards and accompanying fill in the blank sheets for StoryTown lessons 1 through 26. For each lesson there are four bingo
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This product is great for differentiating instruction. Each sheet is created as a menu; it has an appetizer (a task of your choosing everyone must do), an entree (they choose between three options), and a dessert (optional). My kids love these! They
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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
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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
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Here is another mini book, this time about Tomochichi. This simple foldable book gives facts about this important figure in Georgia history. I hope you find it useful! The book includes a review page asking three simple questions about Tomochichi
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This mini foldable gives students an opportunity to practice fractions. Students use a set of crayons to create their own fractional set. Great to use in small groups as a minilesson or review. Begin with making your own set using crayons, coloring
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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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
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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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