Carolinateach

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By Carolinateach
Here is an easy ice breaker for the first day of school. This game is intended for fourth graders and has a good message of sharing. Before school prepare a prize bag for table groups. Include whatever you like such as pencils, erasers or
Subjects:
Arts, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$1.50
84 ratings
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By Carolinateach
This packet explains electric circuits in an easy to comprehend manner. With cute graphics and straightforward, no fluff text, students will be able to grasp this sometimes difficult concept. Included is a comprehension cloze, answer key and a fun
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Fun Stuff
$2.00
76 ratings
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By Carolinateach
A pet rock is the best pet for a classroom. There is no mess to clean up, no smell to hide, no food to buy, and no need to worry about illness or death! Yet you can have so much fun with your pet rock. When I taught 2nd grade, it was one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
55 ratings
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By Carolinateach
This is a group project that can be used with Harcourt Reflections California Series Unit 1, Chapter 2: California Indians. Students will work with a group to choose a California Native American Tribe to research, create a report and present to the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th
Types:
Research, Projects, Handouts
$4.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By Carolinateach
This packet includes: A Food Chain review, Folding Paper Food Chain Project, Cute Animal Picture Cards, A Comprehension Cloze Page, Answer Sheet, and additional Folding Paper Food Chain Pages for differentiated instruction and a more challenging
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
25 ratings
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By Carolinateach
If you love to read and want to encourage your students to develop a life-long love for reading, then a book club is the perfect idea for you. I have realized that my students do not have the opportunity to read great literature. Our language
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
17 ratings
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By Carolinateach
Here is a cute packet with a listing of Mission Project Ideas and Choices. The Mission Project can sound daunting to students and parents alike! This packet explains different choices in a simple and less intimidating way. As a teacher in a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff
$1.00
14 ratings
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By Carolinateach
Students will have fun reading about the Gold Rush and reviewing what they learned in class. As they read each page, they will follow directions to color, cut, glue or draw pictures on their construction paper project. This could be used as an
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$2.00
9 ratings
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By Carolinateach
This big packet contains journal ideas that students can cut and paste right into their composition or writing notebooks. It will provide additional reinforcement and practice of the concepts that you teach in class. Students can also refer back to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Other, Printables
$4.50
5 ratings
3.9
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By Carolinateach
This is an easy to use activity where the students can practice writing their own hyperboles in a fun and creative book. After reading Heat Wave by Helen Ketteman, the students can write a sequel called Cold Wave. The students will use their
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Carolinateach
Dear Teachers, Whatever you call it; Back to School Night, Open House, Parent Information Night, Parent Handbook, there is a lot of information that needs to be given and explained to parents. But do you think parents really read through pages
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Handouts, For Parents
$3.00
10 ratings
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By Carolinateach
Make your life a little easier with these ready to use Houghton Mifflin Gallery questions for 4th grade. Each question is printed in its own frame to give the task an art gallery feel. :) Just print and attach to chart paper where students can
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
2 ratings
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By Carolinateach
Another great way to get the students discussing and working together. The students are shown three statements. One false and two truths. The students must work together to decide which one is false. The students must explain how they came to
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
1 rating
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By Carolinateach
This craft and writing project fits perfectly with Benchmark Advance (California) 1st grade Unit 2. In Benchmark, students are expected to write an opinion paragraph choosing their favorite character from the book, The Gingerbread Man. In this
Subjects:
Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Printables
$4.00
2 ratings
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By Carolinateach
This writing project is geared for 4th grade students. They will be using Author's Viewpoint to write letters from characters in the Houghton Mifflin Reading Anthology Book THEMES 3 and 4. Each page is decorated by theme and questions/prompts are
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
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By Carolinateach
Make your life a little easier with these ready to use Houghton Mifflin Gallery questions for 4th grade, Theme 2. Each question is printed in its own frame to give the task an art gallery feel. :) Just print and attach to chart paper where
Subjects:
Reading, Arts, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Carolinateach
Letters from 4th grade Character Book Project Themes 1 and 2 This writing project is geared for 4th Grade students. They will be using Author’s Viewpoint to write letters from characters in the Houghton Mifflin Reading Anthology Book. Each page
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables
$4.50
2 ratings
3.8
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By Carolinateach
Save time with this journal RUBRIC. It has a 20 point scale that is so easy to use. Just circle and score. It takes me less than 20 minutes to grade my whole class and I have over 30 students! It is versatile and general enough that it can be
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st
Types:
Rubrics
$3.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Carolinateach
Make your life a little easier with these ready to use Houghton Mifflin Gallery questions for 4th grade. Each question is printed in its own frame to give the task an art gallery feel. :) Just print and attach to chart paper where students can
Subjects:
Reading, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Carolinateach
Make your life a little easier with these ready to use Houghton Mifflin Gallery questions for 4th grade. Each question is printed in its own frame to give the task an art gallery feel. :) Just print and attach to chart paper where students can
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$2.00
1 rating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a teacher for 25 years. I have taught 2nd, 1st, kindergarten, 4th and am currently back in 1st grade. I have enjoyed all grades and am excited to be back with the littles.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to be creative and make learning fun. I take my job seriously and try my best to prepare my students for the next grade.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Mara Breech Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching, Teacher of the Year at Eastvale Elementary School

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science in Child Development Master's Degree in Education from The Claremont Graduate School

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am happily married and mom of two boys.

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