Dot Cates

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Teaching is my passion, and every day is another chance to ignite the love and joy of learning.
 
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By Dot Cates
Touchdown! Your students will love this high interest partner game to help them master long division in a fun, engaging way! Be the first to complete division problems, gain yardage, score a touchdown, and win the game! Try to avoid penalties and
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.25
218
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By Dot Cates
Morning Warm-Ups are a great way to get kids thinking about Math, Language Arts and Geography for the day and to 'warm-up' their brains! Morning Warm-Ups Combines: * World Geography * Math * Science * Social Studies * Spelling * Reading
Subjects:
Grammar, Arithmetic, Writing
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$6.50
72
Digital Download ZIP (12.04 MB)
By Dot Cates
Time to talk about... (gulp) puberty and the reproductive system. While this topic is often an uncomfortable one to teach (for all parties involved!) it's also a critically important one. Fourth, fifth and sixth graders are on the cusp of early
Subjects:
Anatomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
44
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.99 MB)
By Dot Cates
Looking for a great, concrete strategy to help your students break down word problems? Using the Singapore Math Bar Model for solving word problems is a terrific way for students to organize their thinking, concretely show the students what the
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
70
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.86 MB)
By Dot Cates
Immigration is an amazing subject to study and students LOVE this project! The scope of this classroom-tested, fabulous integrated immigration simulation covers myriad curriculum areas, and is terrific fun for students to collaboratively complete!
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Applied Math, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Math Centers, Simulations
$17.50
79
Digital Download ZIP (4.39 MB)
By Dot Cates
Why Use the Singapore Math Bar Model to Solve Word Problems? This method: * Is Aligned with the Common Core Math Standards * Helps students create a concrete, visual representation to simplify even the most complicated pre-algebraic word problem *
Subjects:
Applied Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Computation, Math Centers
$9.99
65
Digital Download ZIP (17.90 MB)
By Dot Cates
Your students will love these high interest partner games to help them master long division! Purchase these four games in this Combo Pack, and save 50% off the individual purchase price! Included in this packet are four games: * Division
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$4.00
66
Digital Download PDF (8.52 MB)
By Dot Cates
Why Use the Singapore Math Bar Model to Solve Word Problems? This Common Core Aligned method: * Helps students create a concrete, visual representation to simplify even the most complicated pre-algebraic word problem * Provides students with a
Subjects:
Applied Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Workbooks, Computation, Math Centers
$6.00
45
Digital Download PDF (9.00 MB)
By Dot Cates
Bullseye! Your students will love this high interest common core aligned partner game to help them master long division in a fun, engaging way! Be the first to 200 points, and win the game! While playing this exciting game, students will practice
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
41
Digital Download PDF (15.32 MB)
By Dot Cates
Giving superlative awards is a great end of year activity! It allows students to reflect back on the year collaboratively, and affirms that their interests in and out of school have been both noticed and appreciated! In addition, it is just plain
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.00
44
Digital Download PDF (2.10 MB)
By Dot Cates
Immigration is without a doubt my favorite unit to teach! It is such a living and breathing unit - one that really tells the tale of America as our country grew, was settled, and was changed by each immigrant who entered in, each with unique
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Fractions, U.S. History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.50
47
Digital Download PDF (7.38 MB)
By Dot Cates
Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! The third Monday in January, we recognize and honor the life and accomplishments of an amazing man. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. become a powerful orator and leader during the American Civil Rights
Subjects:
Applied Math, Word Problems, Martin Luther King Day
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Math Centers
$2.00
35
Digital Download PDF (1.85 MB)
By Dot Cates
Face-Off! Your students will love this high interest partner game to help them master adding and comparing fractions and mixed numbers in a fun, engaging way! Be the first to 5 points, and win the game! While playing this exciting game, students
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
37
Digital Download PDF (3.28 MB)
By Dot Cates
Decimal concepts can be so confusing when students first start naming decimals and comparing and ordering them. In this high interest interactive SmartBoard presentation, students: * Manipulate decimal tiles * Order and compare decimals *
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard, Math Centers, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
55
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By Dot Cates
Get organized, Support your Thinking! What to expect from this COMMON CORE ALIGNED WRITING PROJECT: In this writing exercise, students are introduced to the five paragraph essay form. THIS PACKET INTRODUCES AND INCLUDES: Thesis Statements Topic
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.99
33
Digital Download PDF (0.97 MB)
By Dot Cates
Clearly understanding place value is critical as students move into the upper grades, as Math moves towards a more algorithm based approach. Why not have fun, while learning this critical concept! This packet of five fun cooperative Common Core
Subjects:
Applied Math, Decimals, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$5.00
31
Digital Download ZIP (11.54 MB)
By Dot Cates
Race to the Mountain Top! Your students will love this high interest partner game to help them master long division! While playing this fun game, students will identify missing digits in the quotient, dividend, divisor and remainder, practice
Subjects:
Applied Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
32
Digital Download PDF (4.87 MB)
By Dot Cates
April is National Poetry Month, but any month is a great time to start a poetry study with children! Students love to explore poetry! Poems can be a wonderful creative outlet, and be very satisfying and validating to a young author. Adding a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Mini-Course, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.50
42
Digital Download PDF (2.29 MB)
By Dot Cates
Teaching about puberty and adolescence can be uncomfortable, but it is incredibly important to disseminate accurate information to our students before changes hit full-force. Fourth through sixth graders are on the verge of exciting, scary,
Subjects:
Anatomy, Health
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities
$4.50
28
Digital Download PDF (7.53 MB)
By Dot Cates
Morning Warm-Ups are a great way to get kids thinking about Math, Language Arts and Geography for the day and to 'warm-up' their brains! This second packet out of six Morning Warm-Ups packets begins to pointedly address fourth grade Common Core
Subjects:
Grammar, Arithmetic, Geography
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$6.50
29
Digital Download ZIP (8.45 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I love spending my days with children, helping them ignite a passion for learning. I have 15 years of teaching experience, primarily in fourth grade, but my experience has spanned 2nd-4th. The last 11 years of my career have been spent teaching at a private school in Manhattan, New York.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to provide direct instruction on new concepts, skills and ideas, and then create games, projects, and collaborative activities that allow children to explore those new concepts in a more creative and interactive way. I also enjoy teaching about social responsibility and social justice, teaching children about the challenges we face as a global community, but how they can enact social and global change as citizens of the world.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee Summer Peace Education Rio de Janeiro Participant, Columbia University President's List, Graduate School, Columbia University Member, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. - Elementary Education and German, GUILFORD COLLEGE, Greensboro, NC M.A. - Curriculum and Teaching, TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Ed. M. - Curriculum and Teaching, TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY Specialization, Peace Education,TEACHERS COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live and work in New York, NY. I am married with two young children (ages 8 and 4). Between teaching and parenting, when I get a free moment, I am out running the streets of Brooklyn!

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