Desks and Dreams

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This complete mini-lesson teaches students the basics of what each of the three branches of government does. Students will also learn about the people that make up each branch and how they serve. This product includes:--> Google Slides
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$5.00
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3.8
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Students will use Google Slides to sort push and pull factors into the correct categories. Use this activity when discussing geography, historical thinking skills, culture, and human migration. Google Slides assignment ready to go - no prep! Simply
Subjects:
Civics, World History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Google Apps
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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This is a no-prep, ready-to-go Google Drive assignment that allows students to research a high-interest topic and write about a day in the life of a scribe in Ancient Mesopotamia! Simply assign it to students in Google Classroom and you're ready to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, DBQs, Google Apps
$5.50
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In order to keep my students engaged as I go over the class rules at the beginning of the year, I have them take guided notes. I have found that this also gets them back in "school" mode, aware of note-taking responsibilities for the class, and also
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers, Scaffolded Notes
$1.00
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When using RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) for a writing prompt, use this template to help your students identify their purpose for writing. When students know these 4 things before they begin writing, their work can be much more focused! RAFT
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Short Stories, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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Use these short checklists when conferencing with students about their writing. I use these as I go over essays with individual students. We discuss the changes and revisions that need to be made. The students sign the checklist for accountability
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Rubrics
FREE
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This file contains bellringers for each weekday of December up until the 18th. Bellringer exercises include short writing prompts with relevant information about the month of December, winter, or historical events. Other exercises ask students to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$1.50
2 ratings
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I post these in my classroom to remind students of good study habits. At the beginning of the year, students take a learning styles inventory test to determine their own learning style. I have found that students enjoy this activity. Finding out
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.50
21 ratings
3.9
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Use this sign-in sheet for open house or other parent events. It's an easy way to collect information, stay in touch with parents, and build good relationships.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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Use this graphic organizer as guided notes to help students organize vocabulary.Students will learn about the two categories of conflict: internal conflict and external conflict.Students fill in a description for each type of conflict, an example
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.7.2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a fifth year teacher at a magnet middle school in Baton Rouge, LA. I graduated with a degree in History with a concentration in Secondary Education from Louisiana State University. I am certified to teach Secondary Social Studies and English Language Arts. For three years, I taught 6th-8th grade ELA and publishing courses to magnet students part of a new Digital Arts and Technology Academy. Currently, I see Social Studies at the same school and strive to create challenging lessons that incorporate technology in meaningful ways.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to teach to the needs of my students to help them become the best historians, readers, and writers they can be! I like to incorporate hands-on activities and technology whenever possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I grew up attending small, private, Catholic schools in southern Louisiana. I always loved to learn and wanted to be a teacher since I was very young. I had a chalkboard in my garage as a child and playing teacher was my favorite game. I graduated from a small all-girls academy and went on to study at Louisiana State University. I entered the Geaux Teach program and had an amazing student teaching experience. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in May 2014. I am excited about the future!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Baton Rouge, LA with my husband and our crazy dogs, Evie and Tilly.

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