Amy Maziejka

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By Amy Maziejka
This is a step-by-step process to help students write a compare/contrast essay between the book Freak the Mighty and the movie.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Outlines, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a step-by-step process showing students how to make a brochure that highlights a years worth of growth. This can be accompanied by a brochure made in publisher for an additional visual. This helps students use technology to show what they
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a great checklist for students to use as a reminder on their desk or tucked into a folder. It gives clear concise directions that students can understand to prepare for an oral presentation. Also, visually appealing.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Life Skills, Oral Communication
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This communication log is an easy way to keep in contact with parents about a students day. This covers what was eaten, behaviors, and academic work covered during the day. I recommend making a 1 double sided copy and keeping on a clipboard or
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$5.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Amy Maziejka
This form is great for observing a student who may need additional assistance in the regular education classroom setting. Each part allows for the complete picture of a student to be seen including the environment, teacher input, pervasive behaviors
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Research, Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.50
3 ratings
3.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This template can be used to help students reflect on the incorrect answers of their test. I would recommend copying this page in a different color (yellow?) and attaching it to a test that a student did poorly on. Having the student complete the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Classroom Management
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This template can be used with a student who is having difficulty following directions (rules) in the classroom and may be disrupting the setting. The contract allows them to see appropriate behaviors and the consequences for each behavior. This can
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a short project where a student can choose a part of the country and investigate its weather. This is a simple version that can be modified as necessary. Students will have the opportunity to check various basic temperatures, appropriate
Subjects:
General Science, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.50
1 rating
1.5
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a great quick worksheet to use with students on weekly goals. It helps them come up with a short term goal for the week and the strategies that can help them be successful. I suggest possibly laminating for continual use or taping to
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a great template to use for independent reading. Students will record pages read and give a summary as well as personal opinions. The student has an opportunity to rate the book and recommend to a friend in a short summary at the end.
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This gives a description for each sentence in a paragraph (for 6 total sentences). An example is shown for a prompt and good sentences that follow the paragraph structure.
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a quick and simple way to keep communication in the Elementary grades for students with moderate/severe disabilities. I recommend making a 1-2 page copy (single sheet), hole punching and keeping on a clipboard or binder for portability.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Professional Documents, For Parents
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This packet describes a step-by-step process to writing an essay beginning with an outline through rough draft and final copies. The checklist and step-by-step process assist student's in using key words to help them write a successful
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Study Guides, Worksheets, Test Prep
$5.00
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By Amy Maziejka
This worksheet is a great way for students to identify the emotions and actions that occur when they are angry or act out. It helps them come up with a plan in order to become successful in identifying when they are angry and dealing with it
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a nice way to organize your thoughts for a meeting and keep other members prepared for the coming meeting as well as the next. This works well in self-contained as well as any other 'types' of meetings that need to keep focused.
Subjects:
Professional Development, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Other, Graphic Organizers, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This can be used to track behavior and student abilities within the classroom setting. It can be quickly done with tally marks for several students due to the streamlined system and one page worksheet layout.
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$3.00
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By Amy Maziejka
This invitation helps students feel positive about their IEP meeting. It gives them important information about attending and allows them to feel ownership of their own living/working document.
Subjects:
Special Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Classroom Forms
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Amy Maziejka
This can be for a project, homework assignment or classroom activity. This was used with Time For Kids magazine but can be used with any current event article. The basic who, what, where, when, why and how are used as the basis for understanding
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Cooperative Learning
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By Amy Maziejka
This is a packet of step-by-step instructions for a small group to read/listen to the book Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry. It reviews vocabulary, study questions and character traits for the entire book. It also includes room for peer review and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Cooperative Learning
$8.00
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By Amy Maziejka
This 'cheat sheet' can be used for teachers in any school system that need assistance with basic behavior management strategies. Although these are primarily focused on Autism, they are positive strategies that can be utilized within any classroom
Subjects:
Special Education, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My experience spans a variety of Special Education Settings: Middle School Self Contained (7th grade push-in and resource, 8th grade Co-Teaching for English and Math as well as resource, 6-8 moderate disabilities self-contained) Elementary School (3-5 Extended School Year services including community based activities, K-5 moderate/severe disabilities using ULS curriculum). Tutoring (ranging from elementary level reading comprehension, writing skills and homework completion to High School SAT Prep and writing composition as well as organization skills).

MY TEACHING STYLE

A variety of multi-disciplinary styles are used including multiple intelligences, heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping in addition to differentiated instruction. A focus on social integration and community based social experiences.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Month: Spry Middle School Nominated for Teacher of the Year Socastee Elementary School Honors in Education From Keuka College (undergraduate)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Keuka College Bachelors in Special Education and Elementary Education SUNY Geneseo Masters in Literacy birth through grade 12 St. John Fisher College Masters in Educational Administration

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