Debra Finney

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By Debra Finney
A quick, easy, and inexpensive Moon Phases calculator. I use this activity to reinforce knowledge of moon phases and movement in my 5th grade classroom. Works well for both 4th and 5th grades; can be adapted for upper grades with use of the date
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$2.50
52 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
Physical Characteristics of the Sun, Earth and Moon Flipbook is an activity that I use in my classroom to pull together, in one place, all of the physical characteristics the students have learn about these three objects over the past few days of
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
18 ratings
3.9
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By Debra Finney
A hit in my 5th grade classroom, that really helped students "get" the idea of our view of the moon changes as it revolves around the Earth, while the Earth is rotating. Students use the items to construct a diagram of how moon phases look as viewed
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Homework, Science Centers
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have used the Lorax Project in my classroom every year to wrap up several 5th grade science ideas before the test. In this unit we review advertising, Earth's resources, relationships with organisms and environments, analyze and interpret
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled)
$5.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
2 posters I made for my 5th grade classroom. One showing Fossil Fuels and one showing Alternative fuels. I use the free software POSTER PRINT downloaded at http://www.grandutils.com/PosterPrint/ and print each slide as a 2 x 2. Laminate and they
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
$2.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
A simpler version of my Moon Phase Calculator for beginning students. Uses only one sheet of paper per student. I've included a video on how to construct. Use when students are just starting to learn about the order of the moon phases and Waxing and
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$1.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
A simple water cycle foldable made for 2nd grade. You can choose your front cover to either have the words printed on it or a blank one for the students to write the words. Meets Texas TEKS 2.8C which supports Texas TEK 5.8C
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Science Centers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Debra Finney
This is it! The whole TEK 5.7 works in one set. TEKS 5.7A, 4.7A, 3.7A, 5.7B, 3.7B, 5.7C, 4.7C, and 5.7D all together. Your best value for your money. Individual sets add up to $11. I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$8.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$2.00
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$3.00
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By Debra Finney
An easy to make vocabulary wheel for students struggling to learn those new science words. Wheels hold 8 words on the front of the wheel and 8 definitions on the back! Can be used for self or group practice. Students can make multiple wheels to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$3.00
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$3.00
not yet rated
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By Debra Finney
This is it! The whole TEK 5.8 works in one set. TEKS5.8A, 5.8B, 5.8C,5.8D, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 3.8D all together. 82 vocabulary words for the 5.8 TEKS unit. Your best value for your money. Individual sets add up to $9. I have set up each 5th grade
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$7.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Debra Finney
This is it! The whole Category Three TEKS 5.7 and 5.8 works in one set. You get it all! Your best value for your money. Individual sets add up to $17. I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$15.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Debra Finney
I have set up each 5th grade Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) vocabulary set to include the supporting standards vocabulary from 4th and 3rd grade, where applicable. Each TEKS section has a full set of vocabulary cards with both the word
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Homework, Printables
$2.00
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By Debra Finney
The float or Sink poster shows the basic idea of what Density is. Includes examples of items that sink or float and a basic definition of density. Meets Texas 5th grade Science TEK 5.5A . Sink or Float Poster by Debra Finney is licensed under a
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

U.S. Navy Weather Forecaster for 25 years; Inner-city Title 1 teacher for 10 years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on; interactive; student lead disscussion

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Moringside Children's Partnership Teacher Feature; Published Author ""High- and Low-Tech Strategies for Engaging Under Resourced Learners in the Sciences", Tarleton State University. Effective Schools Project, Journal of the Effective Schools Project, Volume 20, 2013

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.Ed. of Education Tarleton State University

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