Amber Thomas

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"Every morning before the kids arrive ask yourself, "Would I want to be a student in this class?"
 
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By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for a first day of school math activity that will help your students review what they learned last year, or do you want a fun project that will get them hooked on math starting on the first day? Luckily you don't have to choose
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
$2.00
1,218
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By Amber Thomas
This Multiple Intelligences student survey will help you glean insight as to what type of learner each of your students are. I like to use the results of this survey for a project soon after it is given, because it's also interesting to see which
Subjects:
Study Skills, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
$2.00
192
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By Amber Thomas
Do you need getting to know you activities for your upper elementary students? Get these surveys for reading preferences, writing topics, student interests, parent perspectives, MI learning styles and Figure Me Out math. You will receive printable
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
$6.00
$3.99
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By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for a getting to know your child parent questionnaire? Get to know your students quicker AND make a good impression with parents with these back to school survey for parents and students. We all want to find out our students'
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents, Google Apps
$1.00
46
Digital Download PDF (2.43 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This parent's night packet has an editable 10 page handout for parents, as well as tips, forms, and posters to help you prepare for Meet the Teacher Night with your students' parents. This packet is in Word format so you can make changes according
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$3.00
39
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By Amber Thomas
These fall leaves bulletin board cutouts can be laminated and used for back to school displays. Write a student's name on each leaf and pair with fall a fall colored background and leaf bulletin board trim for a complete welcome back look.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
15
Digital Download ZIP (14.04 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for getting to know you surveys? Do you need ideas for beginning of the year distance learning ice breakers? Get to know your students quicker AND help them make good reading and writing choices all year long. We all want to get
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
$1.00
3
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By Amber Thomas
If your principal and parents want to know your formal plan for behavior management, take a look at my behavior policies that I've used in my third and fourth grade classrooms for over a decade. These policies cover positive reinforcement as well
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts, For Parents
$1.00
17
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By Amber Thomas
These 2 posters include clear rules and a "Student Bill of Rights" that are a perfect addition to your back to school activities repertoire! The rules are written in clear, kid friendly language. The rules are designed to be broad enough to cover
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Posters
$1.50
16
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By Amber Thomas
These hall pass printouts can be cut out and laminated. Fold each in half for a double sided pass. These are designed to be colorful without consuming a lot of color ink. This product includes boy’s and girls bathroom passes, hall passes, as
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Printables
$1.00
19
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By Amber Thomas
Acknowledge your students on their birthdays with a thoughtful, inexpensive, and practical gift: pencils! The pencil toppers in this product come in 9 different colors. To Use:1. First, ask your students their favorite colors as part of your
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff
$1.00
15
Digital Download ZIP (1.12 MB)
By Amber Thomas
These pencil bulletin board cutouts can be printed and laminated. There are 13 different colored pencils that come 3 to a sheet and are approximately 7 inches long, though they can be easily shrunk down. The pencils contain a blank “label” area
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Spelling
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
4
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By Amber Thomas
These 32 book bin labels are designed for fourth grade book baskets. The labels include popular authors, series, genres, and topics for fourth graders, and since this file is in Power Point format you can edit the labels with your own titles as
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$2.00
6
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By Amber Thomas
Looking for a refreshing and calming color palette for your classroom? This packet contains useful tools such as tags, labels, and covers in lime green, teal, brown and white for a modern looking classroom theme that will help keep your room
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$7.99
2
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By Amber Thomas
If you are looking for class jobs chart labels for your solar system or planets theme, these will fit right in! There are 18 different jobs with a description of each job title. I've even included 2 blank planets included so you can easily add
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
4
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By Amber Thomas
Do you have a student with a peanut allergy? Alert other students, substitutes, and guests to your classroom that you have a "no nuts" policy in your classroom with this poster and small tags. ► Hang the large poster on your door, or include it in
Subjects:
Health, Life Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Posters
FREE
4
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By Amber Thomas
Children need reminders when it comes to proper hygiene, including hand washing. These miniature posters can be posted on the inside of restroom doors, as well as on tissue boxes. Stop the spread of germs in your classroom (if not for your
Subjects:
Health, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
FREE
1
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Since students work at different speeds, we'll always have some kids in our class who need help "catching up." This bold graphic makes a great cover sheet for a folder or envelope in which students can store their unfinished assignments. I like to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables
FREE
3
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By Amber Thomas
Are you short on time this Back to School season? Do you need to delegate some tasks, but you’re not sure how to get started? Your friends, family, or former students may be happy to help, but they will be happier if you go in together
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Handouts
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught fourth grade for 9 years in public school and third grade in a charter school for 3 years. Prior to my full time teaching career I was a paraprofessional for a teacher of the deaf for grades 1 and 2 for a year, and a preschool teacher for 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am pragmatic so I can meet the needs of my students. I teach my fourth graders about working in groups so they can learn social skills as well as academics. I enjoy the balanced literacy reading and writing program. Some experts who have influenced me are John Collins and Lucy Caulkins. In math I use a combination of note taking and math games to promote understanding of vocabulary and principles as well as practice for applying skills. My district has also recently adopted the Math In Focus (Singapore Math) program. In science and social studies I teach research skills to enhance students' writing as well as reading to learn new information since.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded grant money that funded the purchase of science materials for 6 classrooms at my school in October of 2012.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bradford College: BA in Psychology, minor in Education; Lesley University: MA in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have served on district-wide literacy and science curriculum committees for several years. I have served on school-wide literacy team for several years. I also served as the Second Step (emotional curriculum) school-wide lead teacher.

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