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
Are you looking for a different twist on history and a fun way to actively engage students in their own learning? Benjamin Franklin thought the national bird should be the turkey, not the bald eagle! This ready to use packet has a reading passage,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Are you looking for a fun way to actively engage students in their own learning? This is a great way to disguise a persuasive writing activity behind the fun! Your students will enjoy deciding which choice they “would rather”.This activity is ready
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
15 ratings
4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Are you looking for a fun way to actively engage students in their own learning? This is a great way to disguise a persuasive writing activity behind the fun! Your students will have to help Tater the turkey save himself from being served as part of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Autumn is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love it all: the harvest, the food, family time, and the wonderful Autumn colors! This WebQuest digs deeper into the Thanksgiving story and allows you to hide the learning
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Autumn is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love it all: the harvest, the food, family time, and the wonderful Autumn colors! This unit is all about Thanksgiving and allows you to hide the learning behind the fun.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Are you looking for a fun way to actively engage students in their own learning? This flexible set of math challenges is intended to get students thinking and problem solving; it can be used as morning work, homework, team work, or “I finished
Subjects:
Word Problems, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Computation, Printables
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Autumn is my favorite time of year and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love it all: the harvest, the food, family time, and the wonderful Autumn colors! This cross-curricular unit is all about Thanksgiving and allows you to hide the learning
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Word Problems, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love celebrating the season, the harvest, and especially pumpkins! This cross-curricular unit is all about pumpkins and allows you to hide the learning behind the fun. Within this packet, you will find a big
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love an organizer. This organizer is a quick way for me to keep my finger on the pulse of what my students know, want to know, or are confused about. It also requires that students stop and think about the content they are exploring. It is
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
FREE
17 ratings
4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love using graphic organizers! Comprehension is a compilation of many different, and sometimes complex, skills; using a graphic organizer provides my students with an easy to understand visual. I use these graphic organizers to help students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love using graphic organizers! Comprehension is a compilation of many different, and sometimes complex, skills; using a graphic organizer provides my students with an easy to understand visual. I use this organizer to help students organize the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Your students love to be recognized by you! A simple birthday card slipped into their homework pack means a LOT! I like to punch a hole in the corner and tie it onto a pencil or a coupon for no homework. These cards are ready to print and file so
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
FREE
13 ratings
4.0
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love teaching a unit about Johnny Appleseed. It is a perfect fit with my Back-to-School/apple unit and it also meshes perfectly with my “Kindness Counts” initiative. In my opinion, he is just a lovable folk hero.This packet has a variety of things
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Character Education, Short Stories
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. Incorporating Reciprocal Math Teams into
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Computation, Printables
$2.50
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love introducing my students to real life skills. In this Back-to-School activity, students will fill out a personal social media profile page. Put these on display for kids to get to know each other. This is also a really fun idea for Parents’
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
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By Chalk Dust and Dreams
I love introducing my students to real life skills. In this Back-to-School activity, students will fill out an application to convince you why they would be the best candidate for classroom helper jobs. There are 30 jobs included, everything from
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.50
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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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