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Scientific Method This product has a poster for the steps of the scientific method. It includes 2 versions in color and in black and white. One version has the steps going in columns, and the other has it in rows. Also included are individual
Subjects:
General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$3.50
9 ratings
3.9
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By Diamond Mom
This is a journal for keeping track of the changes of a bean seed as it grows to become a bean plant and produces beans. It includes a color cover as well as a black and white cover. There are 7 pages for recording and illustrating observations.
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Science Centers
$2.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
Included in this package is an explanation of what a glyph is, a sample of common glyph symbols, 2 turkey glyph examples, a blank form for creating a personal glyph, a turkey and feet to color and assemble, and a sample list of some questions that
Subjects:
Graphing, Other (Math), Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Math Centers
$3.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
This package includes everything you should need to ensure that you have a successful student-led conference. It includes a letter to parents explaining what a studentled conference is and how it will work, an invitation for the students to take
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Classroom Management
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Worksheets, Classroom Forms
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
This is a set of worksheets to practice figuring out coin and bill combinations needed for shopping. It includes some items with prices and the money needs to be shown by the child. The penny has been removed in the Canadian version. This comes in
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.99 MB)
By Diamond Mom
This is an activity to practice working with coins and bills to count and recognize money and different combinations. It includes some samples, some worksheets, and some coins and bills to cut and use for practice. As we no longer issue pennies in
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.50
10 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
Being able to use coordinates when mapping is an important skill for students to learn. This is a collection of activities and mapping exercises that will help to develop this skill. It begins with playing a game of Battleship and ends with
Subjects:
Graphing, Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (49.06 MB)
By Diamond Mom
This is an activity to practice working with coins and bills to count and recognize money and different combinations. It includes some samples, some worksheets, and some coins and bills to cut and use for practice. It is also available as an
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (10.32 MB)
By Diamond Mom
S is for Spirit Bear is an alphabet style book that features different places, people, and symbols of British Columbia. This activity book has been created to accompany the book and further enrich the understanding of what British Columbia is all
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
This is a set of posters, vocabulary cards, and worksheets about plant needs, the plant life cycle, and plants breathing. Answer sheets have also been included. The posters and vocabulary cards come in a colored version and a black and white
Subjects:
Vocabulary, General Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Flash Cards, Posters
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
This is an experiment which tests different types of containers to see which ones work best as telephones. It involves making different string telephones and testing them out. It includes some teacher notes, a scientific method chart, the
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Science Centers
$2.50
2 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (26.80 MB)
By Diamond Mom
Using Details and Senses In Writing My Heart - My Passions Sometimes it is difficult for kids to come up with writing topics. I have found that using things that they care about helps them to get started. The heart template here has several
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
These practice sheets provide opportunities to demonstrate understanding of numbers in 4 different ways. Students will represent the numbers in standard notation, expanded notation, base ten notation, and as number words. In each row, one of the
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
$3.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
Geometric Structures Activities This is a set of activities that were created to help my students identify 3-D solids and their attributes. There are 3 models to choose from. They come in colored and black and white versions. There are charts for
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$4.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
Parts of Speech These cards have a fun theme, but they are still useful for teaching parts of speech. Creating silly sentences will have the children laughing and engaging in the activity. Making Silly Sentences Choose one adjective, one noun,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$5.00
not yet rated
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By Diamond Mom
This is a set of anchor charts and templates for creating activities and worksheets for finding evidence when reading passages. Included are colored and black and white pages that have different lines for various uses. I have made the pages
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
Find The Evidence - Song Lee and the Hamster Hunt Finding evidence is an important skill in reading for meaning. It encourages reading more carefully and paying attention to details in the story. This is a set of questions that focus on who,
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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By Diamond Mom
This is a sample menu that was used by my class to create a menu for their imaginary town of Classville. They enjoyed choosing some of their favorite foods after reading the book and watching the movie based on the book. They drew pictures of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Diamond Mom
These templates are interlined to make printing easier for primary children. I have included one for each of the four seasons - fall, winter, spring, and summer. Check out some of my other literacy products. Classville Frozen Writing Templates Game
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets
$1.00
not yet rated
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By Diamond Mom
This is an activity to practice working with coins and bills to count and recognize money and different combinations. It includes some samples, some worksheets, and some coins and bills to cut and use for practice. It is also available as a Canadian
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.50
not yet rated
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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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