Chalk Dust and Dreams

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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
If your students are anything like mine, they are wound up and excited in these few weeks leading up to the holiday break. Rather than trying to ignore or override their excitement, my plan is to hide the learning behind something fun.This is a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Homework
$2.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Writing a letter is a life skill. Christmas is the perfect time to convince students to do some persuasive writing. So, have some fun with this! If your students are anything like mine, they are wound up and excited in these few weeks leading up to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.10
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This activity pack combines word work with organizers, writing, and fun! I love the holidays as much as my students do, but I don’t enjoy trying to teach when my students are so excited and reluctant to focus. My solution is to hide the learning
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
This Informational Text Activity supports reading comprehension, thinking, and writing. Any opportunity to hide the learning behind a bit of fun is a good thing, so this is one of my favorite holiday units to do with my students! This unit can be
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Webquests, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! This time of year can be so hectic and the students are so excited that getting them to focus can be a challenge! This activity is designed to use a classroom Elf to encourage students to practice (s)elf-discipline. This idea is
Subjects:
Character Education, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! This time of year can be so hectic and the students are so excited that getting them to focus can be a challenge! This ready-to-use activity is intended to get kids thinking out of the box, tapping into their creativity, and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Graphing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I hope you will enjoy using this activity with your students. Small things can have a big impact! Creating a culture of kindness and celebrating the Season with children is magical and rewarding. There is no such thing as too much kindness in our
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
These fun tags are ready to print and use; all you have to do is cut them out and punch the hole. They can be used in many ways...tied on to a candy cane, a holiday pencil, a small gift bag. I liked using them because they were a quick and easy
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
How do you help your students explore and enjoy the magic of the holidays? Exploring the North Pole is such a fun way to tap into their imagination. This ready to use immediately project gets kids excited about writing and engaging with their own
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! This is a packet full of holiday fun! These are real life skills and will get kids problem solving and writing. This application to work in Santa's workshop requires students to read the job description, study the necessary work
Subjects:
Word Problems, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Use this holiday journaling packet to make writing fun every day during the month of December. You can use the WRITE board to select topics in many different ways. Use it like a Bingo card. Select a chip from the hat and call it. For example,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! This ready-to-go triFold is a versatile product that is full of holiday fun. TriFolds are popular because they are small and can tuck easily into a book bag for homework, can be used as morning work for several days, or fill in when
Subjects:
Reading, Math, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
How do you help your students explore and enjoy the magic of the holidays? Exploring the North Pole is such a fun way to tap into their imagination. This ready to use immediately project gets kids excited about writing and engaging with their own
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! Morning Work is a tradition; this is an important way to keep student skills fresh and perform spiral review. This packet of Holiday Morning Work is perfect for individual work, think~pair~share, or small group work. The work is
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! Morning Work is a tradition; this is an important way to keep student skills fresh and perform spiral review. This packet of Holiday Morning Work is perfect for individual work, think~pair~share, or small group work. The work is
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Computation
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! Sometimes we just need to have a little fun! This ready-to-use note will get reluctant writers busy writing. Pair this activity with a fun read aloud and some hot cocoa; you will all feel yourselves slipping into the holiday
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Handouts
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! These easy to use hall passes are ready-to-go. Print them on card stock, punch a hole at the top and run yarn through the hole. You’ve got two passes to the restroom, two passes to the office, two passes to the media center, and two
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Merry Christmas! These ready-to-send positive notes are a great way to keep in touch with parents when students are making good choices. Parents love to get positive feedback and these only take a moment to use.You can expand on the idea of holiday
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, For Parents
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 48 years. Teaching is my passion! I have taught grades K - 6, served as a media specialist, and a curriculum specialist. I worked as the Director of Research and Accountability for my system.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with rigor and relevance in order to actively engage students in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Being nominated by my peers as Teacher of the Year twice is my most valued accomplishment.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Social Sciences, MEd in Elementary Education, MS in Instructional Technology, EdS in Educational Leadership, and EdD in Data Analysis. My background gives me the ability to analyze the data, determine where the problem(s) are, and develop specific interventions to remedy the problem(s).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I retired from public education in 2016 and founded my own consulting firm, DataPoint Analytics, LLC. Today I work as a School Improvement Specialist. I am doing work that I love. I find tremendous reward in seeing positive change.

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