Ashley Gary

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By Ashley Gary
The key to classroom success is classroom management! This is a 28-page editable and/or ready-to-print document containing 14 different ideas, activities, and forms to assist you and your students with classroom management. Feel free to edit as you
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.00
52 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
These 6 activities are designed to introduce and work with perimeter, area, and creating certain objects based on particular measurements. Of course, the students have to calculate area and perimeter of each creation. Rubrics, graphic organizers,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers
$3.00
35 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
Classroom management is key to student and teacher success! Here are some Microsoft Excel classroom management and organizational forms that you can use (I also have a classroom management file that is a Microsoft Word file with different and more
Subjects:
Reading, Classroom Management, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Excel Spreadsheets, Classroom Forms
$1.00
25 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
This is a fabulous tool for a multiplication unit! Tackle those Common Core standards easily and without a textbook using these activities. I have compiled all of the activities I used to teach the following: *factors *multiples *prime
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Ashley Gary
This is a compilation of notes on the process of dividing, a graphic organizer for subtraction and division, a graphic organizer for division, and 10 different division and other operations activities. They are rigorous activities that require
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$3.50
12 ratings
3.9
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By Ashley Gary
This packet is a compilation of several different graphic organizers, activities, and writing activities that you can do with your students during reading. In this packet, you will find the following: 1. Book Mobiles: These graphic organizers are
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Ashley Gary
Need original, rigorous tests that are modeled after the state test? Here are two tests that have 3 sessions: Session 1 is the no calculator session, Session 2 is the calculator session, and Session 3 is the Constructed Response session. These are
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
5 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
These activities, graphic organizers, manipulatives, templates, printables, formula poems, and quizzes are very useful for teaching place value, interpretations of numbers, meanings of numbers, and comparing and ordering numbers. This way of
Subjects:
Math, Poetry, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
8 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
This PowerPoint is a companion piece to my Place Value Activities file. In this PowerPoint, the students will... 1. Properly read numbers. 2. Correctly identify the values of the digits in numbers. 3. Compare and order numbers and identify the
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Minilessons
FREE
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This is the second companion to the Place Value Activities file I have uploaded. In this PowerPoint, the students will... 1. Identify equations that can be used to make a certain number (there are an infinite number of correct answers). e.g.
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Graphic Organizers
FREE
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 4th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Grace and the Time Machine! This is a compilation of 22 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, plus a
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
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If you are a 4th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for How Night Came from the Sea! This is a compilation of 20 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, a story
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins! This is a compilation of 19 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups,
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Inside Out! This is a compilation of 24 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, plus a story test that
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Short Stories
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
6 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Jane Goodall's 10 Ways to Help Save Wildlife! This is a compilation of 20 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Leonardo's Horse! This is a compilation of 19 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, plus a story test
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
5 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Mahalia Jackson! This is a compilation of 20 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, plus a story test
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
3 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Passage to Freedom! This is a compilation of 22 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, a story test
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
4 ratings
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By Ashley Gary
If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for Special Effects in Film and Television! This is a compilation of 21 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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If you are a 5th grade teacher who uses Reading Street, these great resources are written for The Ch'i-lin Purse! This is a compilation of 23 text-dependent questions the students can discuss and answer in their cooperative groups, plus two
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Prior to teaching, I was the marketing director for the Lafayette Bar Association, a local membership organization for attorneys and judges. I have always wanted to teach, and am so thrilled that in 2009 I decided to begin my passion--teaching. I have taught in only high-poverty, Title I schools, and I wouldn't have it any other way. My children are exceptional and I have taught 4th grade for three years, and 3rd grade one year.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, discovery learning is the way I believe people, not just children, learn. I believe in doing activities with the students and letting them see and experience the skills and content, not hearing about it or copying it down. I bring in real-life examples, pictures, scenarios, etc. in everything that I do. This way, the content is brought to life and applicable to them. My students actually "teach" me because I use questions while I'm teaching instead of explicitly telling them what they need to know. I do not lecture. I rather facilitate and guide their thinking. I plug in the vocabulary words after they have already explained everything to me. Textbooks stay on the shelf.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been the team leader for my team for 2 years and have earned the Praxis Excellence Award.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated high school from Westminster Christian Academy. I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. I am certified to teach Pre-K through 5th grade in Louisiana.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am the captain of my kickball team (yes, that's right--an adult kickball team), and my brother is our pitcher, so it's really nice to hang out with him and his wife every Thursday! I truly love teaching and have taught in only high-poverty schools, so it is very accurate to say I am in this for the children. I love my students, and really want to make a difference.

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