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By Brain Waves Instruction
You never get a second chance to make a first impression...especially in the classroom. This resource is filled with activities to get your school year off to the best possible start. With a student survey, teacher interview activity, writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.10
$3.99
646 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
During this Christmas around the World research project students will research a country and its Christmas traditions. Students can select a country from a set of 12 pre-determined countries or they can choose any country that they would like to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.6.4, RI.6.10, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.10
$5.99
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By Brain Waves Instruction
“What is Your Life’s Blueprint?” - Speech Analysis ****This resource is for an analysis of Martin Luther King's speech, "What is Your Life's Blueprint?" If you would prefer similar resources that are designed to be used in an Interactive Notebook,
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Close Reading
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Handouts
$4.99
269 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School Activities School Start First Week of School Get your school year off to a fantastic start with this resource filled with engaging Back to School Activities! Filled with back to school checklists, warm-ups, about me mini-books,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$3.49
240 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Start the new school year off with a bang with this fun set of Doodle and Do Back to School Activities! Students will doodle their way through the first days of school with 5 different doodle note activities. Designed to instantly engage students,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$4.99
273 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Back to School School Start Take the guess work out of setting up a fun, engaging, well-organized classroom with this Back To School Toolkit. This resource has over 80 pages of kid-tested and teacher-approved resources for classroom organization,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$12.99
224 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Summer School First Day of Summer School Activities Are you teaching summer school? If so, you know that starting summer school off on the right foot is essential to a successful summer of learning. That’s where this resource comes in. It’s
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Summer
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.99
153 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This end of the year activity is all about reflection and fun! Students will be creating a doodle suitcase filled with memories and lessons from their school year. First, they’ll complete a guided reflection. They’ll write about highlights,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.25
187 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This 5-day unit covers many critical ELA skills as students develop a deep understanding and connection to Martin Luther King, Jr.! While studying about King, students practice critical skills including reading comprehension, identifying nonfiction
Subjects:
Reading, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RI.5.1, RI.5.2, RI.5.10, RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.10, RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.10, RI.8.1, RI.8.2...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
This resource is designed to celebrate Black History Month in the classroom. Students will learn about over 20 important and influential African Americans to fill every school day of the month. As they learn about each person, they’ll create a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Black History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.4, CCRA.R.10
$4.99
113 ratings
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Looking for the perfect end of the year writing unit? Then, keep students engaged and interested in learning with this fun (and rigorous) persuasive writing unit. Based on roller coasters (every kid's favorite summer destination) this unit taps
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.6, CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2...
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By Brain Waves Instruction
End of Year Gifts: Simple and inspiring end of the year gifts are the perfect way to end your school year. As a school year or class draws to an end, it’s nice to provide students with a gift or memento to remember their experience in your
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.29
123 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a meaningful and engaging way! This resource will help students learn about the history of Valentine’s Day, traditions for the holiday around the world, and stats about the day. Students will collect facts during a fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Valentine's Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
113 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
FYI: This resource is also included in the Valentine's Day Creative Writing Lessons and Activities Resource. It includes 5 extremely engaging and motivating writing activities. If you’d like to learn more about it, you can check it out
Subjects:
Grammar, Valentine's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.99
72 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Homework Task Cards: If you’re looking to increase the homework completion and engagement in your classroom, you’ll love these Homework Twist Task Cards! The 25 Homework Twist Task Cards are all about adding a little novelty and fun to traditional
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
$4.99
151 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Tap into students’ natural excitement about the Christmas season with this fun, engaging, and super educational Reindeer Mail Mini-Unit! Filled with six activities that address critical ELA skills there is nothing “filler” about this unit! This
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.R.10, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.SL.1, CCRA.SL.6
$8.99
107 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Ready to make your classroom feel gold and bold? This class décor set is filled with black and gold designs to make your room shine! You and your students are going to love this set of gold and bold decorations…perfect for the elementary, middle
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$12.99
62 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Kick off the new school year with this fun, informative, and engaging doodle infographic and about me activity! First, the Back to School-themed doodle infographic will have students up on their feet, rotating around the classroom, collecting facts,
Subjects:
Reading, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.99
83 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Help students enhance and retain their reading skills this summer with this super engaging summer reading project! In it, students will read a book and complete a creative and engaging file folder reading project to demonstrate their understanding
Subjects:
Reading, Summer
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$4.99
56 ratings
4.0
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By Brain Waves Instruction
Every school and classroom needs a little kindness and positivity! The posters and activities in this resource are designed to not only display messages of kindness, hope, gratitude, acceptance, and love, but also to promote students to act in
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.99
87 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.35 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have over ten years of teaching experience at the middle school level. I’ve spent my career enthusiastically teaching English Language Arts, Reading and Writing Lab, Creative Writing, British Literature, and Social Studies. I have had the opportunity to teach internationally in Belize, England, and Africa. Leadership opportunities have allowed me to train and mentor teachers implementing programming and instruction. I’m passionate about instruction. In fact, I’ve had the opportunity to originate a Step Ahead Summer Program, an elective Creating Writing course, interdisciplanary curriculum for the Regional Summer School Program, and I even proposed, created, and implemented a Reading and Writing Lab course that was adopted school-wide to address students’ academic needs.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching philosophy is all about creating engaging learning environments and differentiated instruction to maximize student achievement and learning. I believe in creating challenging and rigorous lesson plans that can be delivered in positive and fun ways so that students can find joy in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

--- Co-authored “Assessment Motivation Program” published in the April 2012 issue of “Middle Ground” --- Presenter on 21st Century Leadership at an Educational - Partnership Principal Retreat --- Asset Award Winner --- Teacher of the Year nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

--- B.S. Ed. Elementary Education with Middle School Extension in English Language Arts --- M.S. Ed. Elementary Education --- Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I'm not busy dreaming up new curriculum, I love hanging out with my husband and our two fun boys.

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