Anna Colley

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By Anna Colley
Seamlessly integrate math and science in this lesson. Put your students' knowledge of coordinate systems and ordered pairs to work to graph the relative locations and shapes of some of the major North Polar Constellations. Location of Polaris (the
Subjects:
Math, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
585 ratings
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By Anna Colley
Give your students hands-on practice in classifying triangles with this cut and glue geometry activity. Students cut out a variety of triangles and glue them into a graphic organizer, classifying each triangle for both sides and angles. A key is
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
169 ratings
3.9
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By Anna Colley
Get out the scissors and glue! Students cut out cards showing pictures of various objects. They then decide the appropriate unit to use when measuring the weight or mass of the object and sort the cards into a chart. Separate charts are included for
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
152 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Students falling over themselves to proofread?! This is what happened in my classroom when I put up this bulletin board--before I even had a chance to introduce it! Students immediately gravitated to the board from the first day and began puzzling
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
158 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Wait! This activity is also available in a pack of 5 fall and winter ordered pairs practice activities! It's like getting one activity free! Click here for the pack of 5 activities. Celebrate the season with this fun winter practice activity! Your
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
72 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Have fun practicing cause and effect with your class. This activity can be used in literacy centers, reading stations, small group, or whole group. Students cut out cards containing causes and glue them into a chart showing disastrous effects. The
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
102 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
This is one of my most popular items! Get your students excited about learning with file folder centers and games! This file folder game focuses on the reading skill of identifying author's purpose. You get everything you need to put together the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
125 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Make critical thinking fun with this pack of 5 logic puzzles. Puzzles progress from easy to challenging to help you scaffold for your students or differentiate for diverse skill levels. Great for gifted education classes, enrichment, morning work,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
71 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Give your students a fun way to practice distinguishing fact and opinion. This activity can be used in literacy centers, reading stations, small group, or whole group. There are 3 different ways to use the card sort: as a simple card sort file
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
104 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Please note: This activity is also included in the MLK Day Packet resource. Your students will enjoy celebrating MLK Day and Black History Month with this fun graphing activity! Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Graphing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
56 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Wait! This product is also included as part of the MLK Day Packet, which contains 8 activities themed around Martin Luther King, Jr. Get a better value by buying them together! This cause and effect matching activity can be used in literacy
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
69 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Erin Go Bragh and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Capture your students' enthusiasm for the holiday and use it to get them engaged in math learning. Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing, and ordered pairs to
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
60 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Get into the spirit of Valentine's Day and practice some figurative language at the same time. Students read a humorous letter from a son to his mother and find 10 examples of similes using both the as and the like forms. A bonus box writing
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
71 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
ATTENTION! THIS PRODUCT IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE SIMPLE MACHINES RESOURCE PACK! Have your students conduct a scavenger hunt around the classroom or their homes to find examples of the simple machines! This simple yet attractive worksheet provides
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.50
54 ratings
3.9
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By Anna Colley
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this fun practice activity! Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing, and ordered pairs to work creating a mystery picture with a seasonal theme for Valentine's Day. Students
Subjects:
Geometry, Graphing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
41 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Close the textbook or workbook and have your students get out some scissors and glue for this hands-on practice identifying and classifying nouns. You'll love students' improved grammar and writing skills and the preparation for standardized
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
75 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Your students will love learning about subjects, predicates, and sentences with this adorable themed file folder game, The Sentence Bowl. The theme is football and is carried through the entire center in full color. You'll love students' improved
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
68 ratings
4.0
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This fun practice activity will allow students to put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing, and ordered pairs to work creating a mystery picture. Students plot points from a list of ordered pairs and then connect the dots to
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Graphing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.75
44 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Show your appreciation for your school nurse (if you're still lucky enough to have one!) by having your students personalize these adorable themed cards for School Nurse Day (celebrated each year on the Wednesday that falls between May 6 and May
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
62 ratings
4.0
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By Anna Colley
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this fun practice activity! Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing, and ordered pairs to work creating a mystery picture with a seasonal theme for Valentine's Day. Students
Subjects:
Geometry, Graphing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.75
44 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a public school teacher in a highly respected district in the Atlanta metro area for the past 17 years. I have taught very diverse students, usually all together in one group! After teaching fourth grade for ten years, I am now the technology coordinator for my public, special needs school, where I support staff and serve students from 6th-12th grades as well as young adults aged 18-21. You never know what changes life will bring!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My aim is to grow every student, whether a student is excelling or struggling. I strive to address many different learning styles and multiple intelligences in my lessons so that I can reach students where they are. I firmly believe that all students have strengths, and the strengths can be used to grow students in weaker areas. My work with special education has taught me the value of Universal Design for Learning, and I seek to incorporate those principles into my instruction for all learners, whether staff or student. I often try to pull in other subject areas as I address specific content. I am a big believer in vocabulary development and have incorporated some of Marzano's ideas into my instruction. I consider myself laid back and flexible, but quality instruction (and quality instructional tools) are important to me.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Presentations include: Georgia Educational Technology Conference, 2017 "Cutting Up in the Makerspace" Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference, 2012-2017 "Cutting Up in the Makerspace" "If You Have to Ask: Creating Digital Forms and Surveys" "Wonderful Web 2.0" "Become a Graphics Guru" "Intro to Assistive Technology" I have designed professional development at the local school level, cluster (area) level, and at the district level. I earned a grant to provide every teacher in my school a Livescribe smart pen.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S.Ed., University of Georgia, Early Childhood Education, 1996 M.Ed., Walden University, Integrating Technology in the Classroom, 2004 Selected Staff Development History: Quality Plus Teaching Strategies Vocabulary Best Practices (Marzano) Literacy Best Practices (3 years) Opening Eyes to Mathematics Second Step (violence prevention / conflict resolution) Love and Logic (4 years) Continuous Improvement / Using Data (3 years) Georgia Educational Technology Conference attendee, 2011-2017 Gwinnett Digital Learning Conference attendee, 2011-2018

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a 44 year old Christian, wife, and mom of two beautiful children. I live outside of Atlanta, Georgia in beautiful Gwinnett County. I enjoy discipling others at church, reading, movies, photography, and designing great curriculum materials for YOU!

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