Amber Socaciu
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Perimeter and Area Fiddle Strips! Game is an engaging game for students to play in small groups around the room or at math centers! This game serves as a great review of skills, but can also be used as an assessment with the Recording Sheet
$3.00
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This package includes 12 interactive animal life cycle activities. These activities can be implemented in a lapbook or in interactive science notebooks. These activities can be implemented in whole group after a science reading lesson, or as part of
$4.00
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Biographies are such a fun genre to teach! This set of Biography Task Cards allow students the opportunity to reflect on their reading, and write about what they know. Implementing this set of task cards and response packets as part of your Reading
$2.00
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This 29 page Natural Disasters Research Report can be implemented during Literacy Centers before, during or after a study of natural disasters. This engaging project allows students to choose a type of natural disaster, navigate informational texts,
$4.00
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This MEGA BUNDLE for 3rd grade interactive math journals includes everything you need to organize, implement, and review 3rd grade math skills! There are 133 interactive math journal activities included, differentiated journal prompts to guide
$55.00
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Challenge your students' multiplication and division skills with Robot Rules Input-Output Tables. These task cards can be implemented as a math center, in whole group practice, and/or as part of your guided math groups for review/assessment. Easy
$2.00
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This Career Research Report allows students the opportunity to explore what they want to be when they grow up. They begin with an interest survey and end with a career fair. Students get so excited about this unit because it means something to them.
$4.25
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This 3rd Grade Interactive Math Journal is for Numbers and Operations in Base 10. This package is aligned with 3rd grade Common Core State Standards, is EASY to implement, includes 3 math centers and one Scoot activity for review and/or assessment,
$14.00
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This bundle includes 3 Interactive Math Journals from my store: Numbers and Operations in Base 10 Operations and Algebraic Thinking for Multiplication Operations and Algebraic Thinking for Division The Numbers and Operations in Base 10 Journal
$36.00
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This math office will have your students feeling confident and excited about completing math independently. I have used binders with reference sheets in the past, but the pages were constantly torn and lost. I created these files to be glued inside
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**Milestone Flash Freebie!!** Thank you for your support! STEM with Next Generation Science Standards! This package includes lesson plan ideas to teach about the hydrosphere, student engineering design photo samples, an engineering design process
$2.50
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This Earth’s Systems Bundle Pack will make teaching Next Generation Science Standards engaging and effortless! This pack includes an Earth’s Systems Interactive Notebook, Earth’s Systems Task Cards, Earth’s Systems Writing Prompts, and Earth’s
$14.00
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The purpose of this 8-10 day project is to allow students to investigate Earth’s spheres through an interactive simulation on one of Earth’s islands. Students will begin the simulation by choosing an island. They must research the island type they
$6.00
57 ratings
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After incorporating interactive notebooks in every other subject I teach, I decided I couldn’t exclude science! This package includes 25 interactive notebook activities for Earth’s Systems, Earth’s 4 Spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere,
$5.00
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Teaching language skills shouldn’t be a mystery. Most importantly, it shouldn’t be boring! After many years of copying packets of worksheets for my students to learn language skills, I’d finally had enough of the work that wasn’t working. I was
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Advertise-A-Book Poster is an exciting way for students to share what they learned from a literature book. This project can be used with any literature genre as an independent book report, as a quick center activity, and/or as a group project (at
$2.75
37 ratings
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This research report allows students to navigate informational text, record findings, publish their research into a mini-book, and present to their peers. This engaging State Research Report aligns with 17 of the 3rd Grade ELA CCSS, 21 of the 4th
$4.00
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A Bad Case of the Stripes is a wonderful fantasy book written by David Shannon. This package includes a 5-8 day fantasy unit based on this book! The activities in this unit can be implemented in interactive reading journals,a workbook, or as a
$3.00
59 ratings
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This Country Research Report is fun and engaging for students, and is easily implemented into your ELA centers! Students will choose a country, research, write, publish, and present. There is even an option to publish and present as a travel
$4.00
38 ratings
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After incorporating interactive notebooks in every other subject I teach, I decided I couldn’t exclude science! This Interactive Science Notebook Bundle includes 6 notebooks with over 100 activities. This package includes Plants, Ecology, Natural
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I love what I do and I'm always looking for more ways to making learning fun for my students. I have taught in Texas and Illinois and am currently teaching 5th grade. I have taught 2nd grade summer school, as well as reading, math, and writing at Sylvan Learning Center. Teaching is my passion.

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a teacher, it is my responsibility to provide students with meaningful learning experiences. In order to do this properly, I not only need to be a master of the curriculum, but I also must know the learning modalities of each student I teach. One way of learning is not the only way of learning. It is my job to provide a variety of engaging, on-going projects for my students. I believe in allowing students multiple chances to succeed, because sometimes learning something once just isn't enough. It is my job to teach students to be responsible learners by recognizing their capabilities. It is my responsibility to care about students as individuals with feelings and opinions. In order to honor these feelings and opinions, I must be willing to give 100% to each day I spend with them.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

College: Honor Roll, Dean's List Professional: Broad Prize Foundation New Teacher Panelist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from high school in Illinois in 2000. I attended college in Minnesota and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I student taught in Texas and ended up teaching there for the first 2 years of my career.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

This is my 11th year teaching. I love what I do and I love new ideas. I strive to engage students in academics through meaningful, creative activities and lessons. Find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amber.socaciu

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