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Science Quickies contains 68 quick science demonstrations and experiments that can be done at the beginning of science class to grab students' attention and get and keep them hooked on science. The demonstrations and/or experiments include:
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United States Puzzles and Trivia Activities contains 19 games, activities and puzzles. The titles include: Presidential Trivia, United States Fun Facts Crossword Puzzle, State Capital Trivia, U.S. Presidential Word Find, United States Trivia,
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Spelling Games provides enrichment, motivation and change-of-pace fun when the going gets tough. These activities are designed to help make spelling fun for your students. Classroom Activities examples include: Top Speller of the Week, Names and
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Severe Weather Watchers presents projects, experiments and information relating to the following severe weather events: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Thunder and Lightning. The project and experiment titles include: Hot Air, Hot Spirals, Build a
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Book Reports, 325 Alternatives, offers many more ideas than you will probably ever use as alternatives to the traditional book report. :-) Often I would have each student in the class choose a different alternative and make a fantastic day out of
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Get Acquainted, Interest Inventories and Team Building Activities contains eight different activities that teachers can use with their students to get to know special talents, hobbies, needs, preferences, and interests. Students can use these
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Computer Crossword Puzzles contains three computer related crossword puzzles. The crossword titles include: Computer Crossword, Don't Get Crossed Up By This One, Cross-Word-Processing. An Answer Key for each puzzle is included.
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Games That Keep Students Going and Going is an activity-oriented compilation of games and procedures for suggested grade levels of K-12. The activities are based on the following characteristics of a quality physical education program: * All
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Social Studies Activities contains various Social Study and Geography worksheets. The worksheet titles include: Asiatic Symptoms, Games Teachers Play (Presidents on the Ball, Teacher May I?, Be a Friendly Neighbor, Categories, Chair Search, On
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Health and Physical Education Activities helps introduce material to teachers and students to maintain an active lifestyle. The unit contains the following titles: Desk Top Golf Course, Fitness Tests, Two Year Physical Record Sheet, Great Outdoor
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Job Hunting Etiquette Quiz is a set of 20 True/False questions involving certain rules or protocols that should guide a job-seeker's conduct. See how comfortable your students are with the etiquette of job-hunting on this self-scoring quiz. An
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Here is a great collection of North American Wildlife Coloring Pages. Each page contains a short synopsis and a detailed picture to color of wild animals from North America. The wildlife presented include the following: Beaver, Great Blue Heron,
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Canada The People asks sixty-four statistical type, multiple-choice questions based on the country of Canada and its people. Included are detailed answers and explanations for each question.
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Outdoor Education Resource Guide helps teachers utilize the out-of-doors as an extended classroom where students learn in their immediate environment starting with activities that are familiar and relevant to them. The outdoor activities in the
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Important First Days of School Activities are designed to help teachers, with fun activities, to start that most important first day of class on the right foot! Included are the following: Ice Breakers, Who Is That Child?, Knowing Me (Who Am I?),
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Basic Orienteering Skills is designed to develop locomotor skills, map skills, and space and time skills as they relate to orienteering. By using a variety of maps, the student's ability to "find the way" is developed. Since most schools are
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My Classroom Games provide children with physical activity options for the classroom when it may be too cold, too hot, or too wet to go outside. These classroom games and activities help develop a person physically, develops movement skills,
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Creative Writing, Editing, and Research Papers contains activities helping to direct student writing. The unit contains the following activity and handout titles: An Intermediate Guide to Editing, How To Expand Your Writing Vocabulary, Good Papers
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Science Education Activity Guide contains easy science activities and projects that can be used in any classroom to enhance student involvement and science awareness. The activities and projects titles include the following: Bird Feeder, A Pulse
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Review the basics of geometry with your class playing Jeopardy Geometry. Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Angles, and Lines are the Jeopardy categories to choose from.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Over a twenty-five year period have taught grades 4-12 inclusive. Five years teaching exclusively Business Education classes. Last twenty years teaching various Junior and High School subjects. Have also participated in school wide evaluations. Currently retired from teaching and enjoying re-developing and sharing my years of collected educational materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching and learning is a quest of personal discovery, one for me based on traditional methods, hands-on experiences, and a technology-rich environment.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Thomas and Violet Zapara Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993. Canada Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia Master of Education Degree, May 2006. Major: Curriculum Studies, Emphasis: Learning and Technology. Canadian University College, College Heights, Alberta: Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (Extension) Bachelor of Education Degree, May 1985. Major: Business Administration, Minor: Religion

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My hobbies include gardening, photography, reading, computers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, travel, and outdoor activities such as hiking and camping.

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, French, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Canadian History, British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Statistics, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Algebra 2, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, End of Year, Women's History Month, African History

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