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To celebrate Dental Health Month, you can use the activities and resources in this unit to learn all about teeth! Based on the book, Open Wide, by Laurie Keller, this resource not only has the activities, but the informational text you'll need to
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This resource was made for those of you that do Black History Month read alouds or if you have students read Black History books independently, i.e., Read to Self or Silent Reading. Included are reading response sheets for both fiction and
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This is a custom bundle for Robin V. Please do not purchase unless you are her. Thanks So Much Robin! Cara
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This resource is a very meaningful craft for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not only did King have a dream, but he also wanted others to be part of his dream by helping to make it come true. Take your students to the next level of thinking by having
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This resource is for Black History Month and focuses on Rosa Parks. Included are materials for students to read, learn, and make a History Hero Hanger. This is a simple craftivity that can be hung from your ceiling, bulletin boards, or whiteboard
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This resource is for Black History Month and focuses on Ruby Bridges. Included are materials for students to read, learn, and make a History Hero Hanger. This is a simple craftivity that can be hung from your ceiling, bulletin boards, or
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This resource is for Black History Month and focuses on Henry Box Brown. Included are materials for students to read, learn, and make a History Hero Hanger. This is a simple craftivity that can be hung from your ceiling, bulletin boards, or
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I'm so excited to present this new Black History resource for 2018! Perfect for all your learners as it's very open-ended, students will research a Black History Hero and write about what they're known for. There are 33 cards included; therefore,
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This resource is full of all you'll need to celebrate and teach about Presidents' Day! Included in this must-have bundle are a presentation about what it takes to be the President and living in the White House, informational articles about
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The New Year is fast approaching and this resource will help you ring it in with a bang! It's made to celebrate both before and after the New Year, so it can be used before and after Winter Break. Included are nonfiction magazine-type articles,
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Many of my students' parents work in factories in and around our town, so the manufacturing process is familiar to them. While I aspire them to be doctors and lawyers, their parents career choice can't be discounted. So I created this activity as
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This informational unit is intended for young learners focusing on homes and houses around the world. It focuses on different countries and how people live there, in what type of house. It explains why homes are different based on where the home
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Many of my students' parents work in factories in and around our town, so the manufacturing process is familiar to them. While I aspire them to be doctors and lawyers, their parents career choice can't be discounted. So I created this activity as
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Spice up your Gingerbread Celebrations with this Gingerbread Day Unit! Included are some new and fresh ideas hopefully, that you can add to your unit or use as is. There are 8 stations provided that include math, literacy, science, art, and
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What kid doesn't want to become a Superhero? This unit will help them to do just that, in an interactive, academic, and super-fun way! Everything you need is included, from writing prompts, an Superhero Manual, ID Badge, shield glyph, 2
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This resource is a perfect addition to your Holiday Around the World Unit! Included are 8 winter holidays, with an interactive reader for each. The readers are between 7 to 10 pages each. They are half-page readers, perfect for little hands.
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This Christmas use this resource, the Christmas Fun Book, to surprise your students and give both of you a change of pace before the holiday break begins! Included is a packet of interactive activities, games, and writing prompts with a Christmas
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This resource is a Project Based Learning (PBL) set of activities for all students in your class to participate in, as it incorporates many different subjects and learning styles. This resource is based on the premise that Fairy Tale Land is being
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This resource is a Project Based Learning (PBL) set of activities for all students in your class to participate in, as it incorporates many different subjects and learning styles. This resource is based on the premise that Tom Turkey is asking your
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This Veterans Day Bundle is perfect for this upcoming holiday observation, on November 11! Aimed at the primary learner, Grades 1 and 2, students will learn all about Veterans Day through a variety of activities, reading passages, a PowerPoint
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 17 years in Muskegon, Michigan. I've also taught at the higher education level, as an adjunct professor of Psychology, Human Relations, and Educational Practices and Techniques.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Artsy-Fartsy, eclectic & extremely humorous

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've presented at the National Council for History Education Conference this past March, in Kansas City, Missouri. I developed a unit about the Harlem Renaissance for Lower Elementary to Middle School age students. I've presented on the topic of Urban Education at the SDE National Conference for Differentiated Teaching Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. I also created a unit on Lyrical Rhyme for the Library of Congress; it appears on their website for public use.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Psychology & Special Education MA Educational Leadership Certified Elementary Teacher (K-8 Self-Contained) Certified School Administrator Endorsements in Elementary Principalship, Cognitive Impairments, Behavioral\Emotional Impairments

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have a 10-year-old Autistic Son, Garyn, with Aspergers Syndrome. He is the absolute joy of my life and brings me laughter nonstop! Other than my Son and teaching, my other passion is art and drawing. I really like to create realistic portraits of people, using only a mechanical pencil! If you'd ever like to have anything custom drawn or created for you, please email me and I'd love to make you happy and have fun at the same time! caraelizabethtaylor@gmail.com

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, PreCalculus, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Other, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Anthropology, Economics , Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Problem Solving, Basic Reading, Writing, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Physical Therapy, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, End of Year, Engineering, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community

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