craneflowercreativity

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craneflowercreativity
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"I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams." -The Doctor
 
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This is the 2nd version of the activity that I created for K-1st (suitable for 2nd as review). We used the 2nd version to review the skills. Students color or draw shapes to identify the parts of the book (title, author, illustrator/photographer,
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I created this as a hands on activity for K-1st students to practice their understanding of the main parts of a book (title, author, illustrator/photographer, front cover, and back cover). It also works on them following directions and some hand-eye
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This is my tried and true way of teaching students (especially those that struggle with organizing their writing) to write a 5 paragraph essay. I just recently taught this method at a professional development seminar for teachers from 3 different
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This is a great template for letting parents know what is going on at school. This is very similar to my other newsletter template but it was changed slightly for formatting in Word. Enjoy!
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This experiment is great for understanding water filtration. We use 2 liter bottles with the bottom cut off. Students preplan in their groups what materials to use and how to place them in the upsidedown 2 liter. Once the prepare their "filtration
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Students use SIN, COS, and TAN to solve problems in order to find the answer to the riddle. Includes answer key that works out problems.
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This is a quick fun way to review order of operations and inequality symbols. Plus it's a coloring activity. Who doesn't love that?!
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This project is always a big hit! In this project, students have a $10,000 budget to plan an outrageous party. They have to plan everything and track expenses with a budget. They have to research to use real prices and site sources. If students
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This is for those visual/hands on students who need a different way to practice conditional statements. There are 3 sentences that each need to be made into a conditional statement, the converse, the inverse, and contrapositive. Answer key is
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Students solve circumference and area problems. The answers lead them to the letters needed to solve the riddle. An answer key with a basic breakdown of how to solve each problem is included.
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This is the basic layout of my weekly newsletter. I change the pictures weekly. The bottom right box has been "student of the week" "homework heros" and "riddles". Hope you enjoy!
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I made this for my co-worker who teacher kindergarten. If you would like it adapted to fit your schedule, I would be happy to change it. Just contact me and I will add/subtract any classes you need.
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This is a log for students to track their own behavior, teachers can track behavior, parents are aware of the behavior (signature), and it is kept as a record. It is great for those students who just need to be more aware of their behavior. I even
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I used this with my Geometry students to cover basic angle relationships (adjacent, complementary, supplementary, vertical, and linear pair). I printed it front and back. We folded them in half, wrote in our notes. We chose to do a definition and
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Students use knowledge about faces, edges, and vertices to find the letters to solve the riddle. An answer key with a visual count of the edges, faces, or vertices is included.
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Students in this project use scale, area, and some other math skills to create their dream home floorplan. In my class, they had to research the prices of the flooring and calculate how much it would cost based on their dimensions. It was a blast!
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This is a form students can fill out while searching for the features of a nonfiction book.
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My classes have been working on figurative language. I came up with this idea to play with it a little. The students have to write a sentence that has figurative language. They have to identify the type of figurative language being used. They they
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This project requires students to create a book jacket based on a book they have read.
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This year in particular, with the presidential race, this was really great. However, there are primaries and local races all the time. This pushes students to understand propaganda, advertising, and political issues. We talk in length about ads
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught as a floater for entire district K-12 for 1 1/2 yrs. Taught 1st grade for one semester after a teacher retired. Taught 4th grade for 2 years at a charter school. Taught Reading K-7, Title 1 Math and Title 1 ELA for 4th-7th grade. Now I teach High School Algebra 1 and Geometry.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Noisy, interactive, kinesthetic, vocal, differentiated, individualized, personal, fun, memorable, unpredictable

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Won an award for most creative integration of math out of the 28 charter schools in our group.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS in Elementary general education K-6. Licensed in that and in math.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Busy wife and mom of 4 when not teaching

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