Amber Thomas

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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
Do your students need more practice learning to make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit? I know when I went over the Common Core Standards CCSS Math 4.MD.B.4 had me scratching my head. We had NO resources to
Subjects:
Fractions, Graphing, Measurement
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
3.MD.B.4, 4.MD.B.4, 5.MD.B.2
$1.00
950
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By Amber Thomas
Are you looking for materials for teaching elapsed time? This packet contains 10 elapsed time worksheets:✅ 5 worksheets have visual models (clocks)✅ 4 worksheets challenge students to use what they learned about elapsed time without a visual model✅
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2
$4.99
110
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By Amber Thomas
If you are looking for geometry lessons for third, fourth, or fifth grade, this unit will be useful for you. This geometry unit contains math worksheets and multi-modal activities for the following concepts:✅ intersecting lines✅ parallel lines✅
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5, 4.MD.C.5a, 4.MD.C.5b, 4.MD.C.6, 4.MD.C.7, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$5.99
61
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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, Google Apps, Printables
$2.00
215
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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, Google Apps, Activities
$2.00
1,259
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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:
Homeschool, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
4.OA.B.4
$1.00
210
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By Amber Thomas
Are you teaching about tessellations or motion geometry? Or are you looking for geometric patterns coloring pages for "early finishers" that reinforces pattern skills? This product contains 5 different designs that tessellate in different ways,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$2.00
186
Digital Download PDF (17.71 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Do you need a poetry unit to help your students on standardized tests? Do you want one that also meets diverse learning preferences and needs? This 2 week unit has my most motivating poetry lessons to teach what goes into writing a poem in a playful
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Poetry, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.2, RL.4.5, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, RL.5.10
$3.99
214
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By Amber Thomas
Do your students need to practice long division? This bundle contains 3 different learning center activities to help your class practice division with visual models as well as hands on activities. The 3 activities (available separately in my store
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Games
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.6, 3.OA.A.2
$6.50
$4.99
256
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
Making paper snowflakes isn't just a fun geometry activity. It also gives students a tool to practice identifying geometric concepts like:✅ 2 dimensional figures✅ Angles✅ Types of triangles✅ Types of quadrilaterals ✅ Lines of symmetry✅ Line
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 5.G.B.4
$1.50
113
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By Amber Thomas
If you're looking for a better way to model and teach your fifth graders revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These pages students take the grammar concepts they are learning about and apply it in their own writing, right
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps, Activities
CCSS:
L.5.1a, L.5.1b, L.5.1c, L.5.1d, L.5.1e, L.5.3a
$33.46
$24.99
55
Bundle
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:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.6
$2.00
161
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By Amber Thomas
You asked for it, and you got it! This product contains ALL my Mentor Sentences for fourth grade Common Core State Standards. If you're looking for a better way to model and teach revising and editing, mentor sentences are the perfect tool. These
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
L.4.1, L.4.1a, L.4.1b, L.4.1c, L.4.1d, L.4.1e, L.4.1f, L.4.1g, L.4.2, L.4.2a, L.4.2b...
$24.47
$18.99
110
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
This product contains 3 fun fraction activities to help your students practice finding equivalent fractions. This bundle is more economical than buying each of these activities separately. The activities included are:❶ Fraction Bingo❷ Chocolate
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$7.00
$4.99
92
Bundle
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
79
Bundle
By Amber Thomas
This set of homograph task cards contains 29 cards (1 direction card, 1 sample homograph card filled out, and 27 homograph pair activity cards). This activity not only focuses on the different definitions of each word, but also the pronunciations.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards
$3.99
84
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By Amber Thomas
Are you new to teaching fractions on a number line? I felt like this was a big switch in my instruction and I didn't have enough fraction number lines for my students to practice on. For many of my fourth graders, having them draw number lines was
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.2a, 3.NF.A.2b, 3.NF.A.3a
$1.50
332
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By Amber Thomas
Do your students need practice estimating to the nearest tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, or hundred thousands place? My favorite way to get kids practicing is to make a game out of it, and there are 5 levels of this one game! All you need
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Place Value
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Google Apps, Activities, Games
CCSS:
3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.3
$2.00
46
Digital Download PDF (3.31 MB)
By Amber Thomas
Are you teaching about the classification of vertebrate or invertebrate animals? This printable project can be used for distance learning. This fun project helps children practice sorting skills at a higher level using a taxonomy. The teacher
Subjects:
General Science, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
$2.50
77
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By Amber Thomas
Do you find teaching long division to be difficult and frustrating for you and your students? Do you find that there are just too many hands up with questions like "I forget how to do it," and "What do I do now?" or "I can't do this." I have found
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Homework
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.6
$3.99
119
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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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