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This is an Smart Notebook software presentation to show students the importance of remembering our soldiers and veterans. It includes information from Wikipedia as well as some video and song clips that focus on the message of remembrance. The
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Remembrance Day and Veterans Day Activities created by Diamond Mom This is a package of various posters, reading and writing activities, and a math place value I Have, Who Has? game with a veteran’s theme. It includes black and white copies for the
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This is a pdf presentation to show students the importance of remembering our soldiers and veterans. It includes information from Wikipedia as well as some video and song clips that focus on the message of remembrance. The first slide is a picture
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This is a set of 4 posters that focus on friendship and peace. Check out my other Remembrance Day and Veterans Day products. We Remember Our Veterans Lest We Forget Lest We Forget 2 Remembrance Day Attendance Letter/Tribute to the Unknown
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This is a set of 3 different themes for Whole Brain Teaching Rules. It includes a soccer theme, a baseball theme, and a color theme.This product includes the five rules for whole brain teaching. I have included an alternate rule 3 that suits my
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This is a template that can be used to write a tribute or a letter to the unknown soldier. It is suitable for Remembrance Day or Veteran Day activities. The clipart is by Scrappin Doodles Check out my other Remembrance Day and Veterans Day
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The Alphabet Rap This is a rap that a colleague of mine has used for years with her struggling students. It really helps them to identify the letter sounds. She adds actions for each one as well. (I don’t know where the original came from.) I have
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Regrouping is a difficult concept for some children to understand. Using manipulatives helps, but I find that using money makes it easier for the children to visualize the exchange of ones, tens and hundreds. It also connects them with real examples
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Animal Research Planning Grid This is a planning grid that is useful for gathering information and categorizing it for research papers or powerpoint presentations. I have also included two more templates that can be used for gathering information or
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Regrouping is a difficult concept for some children to understand. Using manipulatives helps, but I find that using money makes it easier for the children to visualize the exchange of ones, tens and hundreds. It also connects them with real examples
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2nd, 3rd
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This is a template for a poem about being scared. It is great for using at Halloween time or for using when discribing emotions. Here are some of my other Fall themed and Thanksgiving products. Pumpkin Glyphs Turkey Glyphs Give Thanks Math and
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This is a Smartboard activity for doing attendance in November. The poppies fly away when they are clicked. I have included instructions on how to change or add names. Check out my other Remembrance Day and Veterans Day products. We Remember Our
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Amazing Weather Facts These are some amazing weather facts I learned about when teaching about weather 15 years ago. I created these posters for my classroom bulletin board using Appleworks. I rediscovered them a while back and felt they were
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This is a social story that was used when children starting taking things that others had brought for sharing. I used it for the whole class rather than for the one child who was taking the items. It was the springboard for a discussion about
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This is a framework for a Thanksgiving poem. I find it a standard at this time of the year. Here are some of my other Fall themed and Thanksgiving products. Pumpkin Glyphs Turkey Glyphs Give Thanks Math and Language Activities Math Addition Task
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3 Stars and a Wish is a perfect template for reflecting on the year just ended and then making a goal for the new year. This can be used for school goals and for personal goals. Feel free to modify the idea to suit your use. I have included a page
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This is a set of activities that help children to identify the difference between the hard "c" sound and the soft "c" sound. The first page is a sorting activity. The second page is a matching activity. The third page is filling in the blanks. The
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This is a generic game board with a sports theme that can be used for many different games. I have also included a page of whistle beads that can be used as number, letter, or word cards. They are blank so that you can write in your own numbers,
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This is a sample from my Mother’s Day Writing Templates and Card Covers product. It includes 2 cards and 2 writing templates. One card and template is for a special lady. This way children can make a card for someone special if they aren’t able to
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These are some activities that were presented to us at a Professional Development session a few years ago. We played them but we were not given any handouts to go along with them. I made notes of the activities and then gave them to the teachers in
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my teaching career almost 35 years ago teaching elementary music classes in both English and French. After doing this for a few years I began teaching in my own primary classroom. I have taught Grades 1, 2, and 3. I have just retired and I will continue volunteering at my last school where my grandsons are now attending. I still teach ukulele as an extra-curricular activity.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Positive self-esteem is very important to me and I spent a lot of time working with my students to help them develop a love of themselves and their talents that they can share with others. Many of our activities dealt with creating powerful, positive, confident, and caring people. I enjoy using technology in the classroom. Many activities incorporate computers, document cameras, and the projector. I use the Notebook software as well. I enjoy creating different projects for students to do that provide them with an opportunity to show their learning in a variety of ways. These projects have been highly successful and continue to be a great way to involve the families in the learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was humbled when told by former administrators that I was going to be missed when retiring. They had heard that I was doing amazing things in my classroom and that I always gave 110% to my students. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many master educators and learn from them.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria. I began teaching with a standard certificate in 1980 and then took classes every summer until I completed my professional certificate. As I incorporated my experience from teaching, I made several changes to the route I was going and I feel that this on-going learning helped me to become a better teacher.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I enjoy geocaching when I have the time. My caching name is Diamond Mom and this name has followed me into other areas. I am a co-director for Pacifica Ukes which is an honor ukulele organization in the Campbell River school district. I also assist my husband with two adult groups in the area. I would love to have you stop by my blog and my Facebook page to see what has been happening in my world.

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