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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty~three page second grade geography unit satisfies second grade common core social studies’ standards 2.G.1 Use geographic representations, terms, and technology to process information from a spatial perspective, 2.G.1.1 Interpret maps of
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
66 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This fifteen~page economics' unit satisifies the economics and financial literacy social studies’ standard for second grade common core. Specific objectives covered are 2.E.1 Understand basic economic concepts, 2.E.1.1 Give examples of ways in
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
46 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty~one page unit analyzes the following second grade social studies' standards for second grade: 2C and 2G.2 Understand the roles and responsibilities of citizens, 2C and G.2.1 Exemplify characteristics of good citizenship through
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
50 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This sixty~six page social studies' packet covers common core standards 2C&G.1 and 2C&G.2, Civics and Governance. Each standard is thoroughly covered through thinking maps, comprehension passages, and activities. After completion, students
Subjects:
Civics, Government
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$6.50
55 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty-two page packet includes lots of lessons and activities for second grade teachers to use to teach the concept of economics. It correlates with the following common core social studies' standards: 2.E.1 Understand basic economic
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.00
47 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This 60~page instructional packet contains activities, worksheets, projects, Internet links, comprehension passages, and center tasks to correlate with social studies' essential 2.H.1, "Understand how various sources provide information about the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$6.50
49 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This eleven~page assessment evaluates student knowledge of common core reading standards for second grade. Give as an end-of-year test to determine student academic growth. Skills/Strategies Included in Assessment: (All original tests created by
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$5.00
25 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This 17~page packet teaches students all about weather, using the common core standards 2.E.1, 2.E.1.1, and 2.E.1.2. Activities included require little to no preparation and material gathering. Printables Included:  Weather, Climate, and
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$4.00
28 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This eleven page packet contains several activities that correlate with government standards for second grade. The following standards are addressed: 2.C&G.1 Understand the purpose of governments 2.C&G.1.1 Explain government services and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities
$1.00
34 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This 29~page common core geography unit covers 2G1.1, 2G1.2, 2G2.2, and 2G2.3 for second grade social studies. Lessons include understanding various types of maps, knowing cardinal and intermediate directions, using map symbols, understanding and
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
Second grade is often an ambiguous year for data collection because there are, to be honest, subjective-based standardized assessments that drive instruction. Students do not begin the formal standardized testing process until third grade when they
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
23 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This packet is intended to satisfy the following common core science essentials for second grade: • 2.P.1 Understand the relationship between sound and vibrating objects. • 2.P.1.1 Illustrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and columns
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
32 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This seventeen~page science unit analyzes how people grow and change. It is loosely based on evolution and genetics, which is in the second grade common core science curriculum. Students will analyze the life cycle of humans, major body parts and
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
23 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This fifteen~page unit correlates with common core science standards related to matter for second grade. Printables Included: What is Matter? (Sorting Activity) Changes In Matter (Explanation Using a Candle) Changes in Matter Experiment with
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
18 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty~six page unit analyzes 2.E.1, 2.E.1.4, 2.E.1.5, and 2.E.1.6 common core standards in social studies. These standards relate to economics and financial literacy. Printables Included: • Economics’ Passage • Needs and Wants • Consumers
Subjects:
Economics
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$5.00
26 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This 29~page science unit analyzes the habitats of plants and animals around the world. Printables Included: Vocabulary Words with Graphic Organizer Where Animals Live Lesson Different Land Habitats Lessons (Desert, Rainforest, Woodland Forest,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$5.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This literature unit analyzes the story Fossils Tell of Long Ago. Printables Included: Vocabulary Graphic Organizer Story Elements' Map Sequencing Comprehension Activity Flow Map of the Fossilization of a Fish Writing Activity for Fossils Tell
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
19 ratings
3.7
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty-four page science units analyzes how plants grow and change. The following common core science standards are addressed: 2.L.1 Understand plant life cycles. 2.L.2 Remember that organisms differ from or are similar to their parents based
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$4.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This week-long unit teaches the concepts of sound, correlating common core science standards for second grade. A listening walk, the magic of sound, the "ear-resistable" ear, hearing impairments (Helen Keller), perfect pitch and volume, music and
Subjects:
Science, Music, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Assessment
$6.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Collins' Classroom Connections
This twenty~seven page science unit analyzes how animals grow and change. It satisfies second grade common core science standards 2.L.1 Understand animal life cycles, 2.L.1.1 Summarize the life cycle of animals: birth, developing into an adult,
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
15 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 22 Years of Teaching Experience. I have taught grades one, two, three, four, and five. I am currently teaching 4th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy hands~on teaching and love to integrate subject areas as much as possible. I do believe there is a strong need for "old school" instruction as well. There is no replacement for memorizing math facts, writing in journals, and reading from a variety of genres. Through a mix of technology, cooperative learning, and "old school" techniques, I strive each day to reach all my students. I have a strong belief that every child can learn and will learn if you earn their trust and confidence!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Delta Kappa Gamma member, National Board Certified in ELA for grades K-6, Class DOJO mentor, Duke Children's Hospital Patient Family Ambassador

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a 1996 summa cum laude graduate of Meredith College, where I received my BA and K-6 Teaching Certification. In 2001, I received my master's in elementary education from East Carolina University. I became national board certified in 2008 in reading for grades K~6. I renewed this certification in 2017. I attained my doctorate in educational leadership with a concentration in higher education from Concordia University-Portland in 2018.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happily married with beautiful son! Love Myrtle Beach, Duke Blue Devils, working in my yard, and teaching fourth grade! :)

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