Amber Thomas

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"A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but a person with a certain set of attitudes".
 
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By Amber Thomas
Do your students need extra practice finding multiples of a number? Finding multiples was easy for my students since they could relate to "counting by" a number. However once they learn factors, they seem to always confuse the two! (and since
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
188 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.63 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This long division game will help children practice visualizing division with remainders. Learning the algorithm for long division can be tedious. Some students follow the steps without really grasping the concept of what division is, or why we
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
139 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By Amber Thomas
In this game, children will learn about equivalent fractions (fractions with unlike denominators) by making "Fair Trades." All the children will start out with a jumble of fractional pieces, although they all add up to the same length (1 whole
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
107 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for math fractions games that you can play with the whole class or a small group? Try Fraction Bingo! You can reinforce different math concepts depending on which "answer guide" you read from. So whether you are looking for adding
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$1.00
51 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need extra practice finding factors? Finding factors is a great way to extend students' learning of division. However once they learn multiples, they seem to always confuse the two! (and they're taught within the same week, this
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Other (Math)
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
39 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need practice estimating to the nearest thousands, hundreds, or tens place? My favorite way to get kids practicing is to make a game out of it! In this game, all you need is 4 dice per partnership, and the children can roll their
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
35 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.05 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need to practice identifying prime and composite numbers? Do they need motivation to find ALL the factors of a number? This product contains a board game with simple directions and game play that you can use with small groups in
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.50
34 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.04 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Looking for a simple game that will help your students practice a variety of skills for fractions? Number Line Long Jump contains SEVEN skills in one game! This game has easy to learn rules, and kids can play several rounds (for repeated
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.84 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This is a simple, fun card game that will help reinforce the concept behind the place value chart for your fourth graders. I developed this game because my fourth graders were having a hard time explaining WHY we regroup, even though it's something
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$1.00
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This bundle contains three separate resources to help students practice place value. The first game, "Codebreaker," is the most basic, helping students practice identifying each column on a place value chart. The second resource contains number
Subjects:
Math, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$5.99
$3.99
17 ratings
3.9
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By Amber Thomas
Do your students need practice with decimal place value? Try using money to help them visualize ones, tenths and hundredths! In this simple game (based on the classic "memory" card game) students try to find a "match" between a set of coins and
Subjects:
Math, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.31 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do your students need help understanding and visualizing decimal amounts? Decimal War is easy to learn, fun to play, and gives children the practice they need to really see why .8 is greater than .75! This product includes: 1 page of teacher
Subjects:
Math, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
7 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (1.61 MB)
By Amber Thomas
I created this game to help my students practice making mathematical decisions and testing them out. This game is perfect at the end of a unit on adding decimals, and helps students practice using number lines. This game works well when pairing a
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Games
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
Digital Download PDF (1.07 MB)
By Amber Thomas
This free math game is a derivative I created based on a popular game in order to help my students practice plotting coordinate points as well as telling ordered pairs for points they have plotted. I call it: Coordinate points and ordered pairs
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Graphing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games
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65 ratings
4.0
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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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