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In My Own Words: Getting Started With Report Card Comments Price: 30 pages X .10 = $3.00 Grades 1 – 3 Hints For Getting Started Reading, Phonics, Decoding, Encoding, General Work Habits, Mechanics of Writing, Creative Writing, Social Skills,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Professional Development, For Administrators
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
For Principals & Administrators, Assessment, Professional Documents
$3.00
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans Social Studies Unit Price: 77 pages X .10 = $7.70 This social studies unit delves into the unique holiday of Mardi Gras as experienced by a New Orleans native. It is a largely secular celebration with a religious
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Adult Education, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Task Cards, For Principals & Administrators
$7.70
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Y as a Vowel Phonics PowerPoint Presentation Price: 39 pages X .5 = $1.95 This 39 page PowerPoint is meant to enhance your phonics lesson and introduces the Y as a Vowel rule. This could be a whole group activity or used with smaller groups for
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.95
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First/Second Grade Library Curriculum Maps - Getting Started - With Common Core Price: 283 pages X .10 = $28.30 $14.15 Per Map Second map half price: $7.10 Two complete curriculum maps included. GRAND TOTAL: $21.25 These curriculum maps include
Subjects:
Character Education, Library Skills, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, For Principals & Administrators, Bulletin Board Ideas
$21.25
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3rd/ 4th Grade Library Science Curriculum Maps with Common Core Standards - Getting Started Price: 304 pages X .10 = $30.40 $15.20 Per Map Second map half price: $7.60 Separate 3rd and 4th grade maps included. GRAND TOTAL: $22. 80 Common core
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Library Skills, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, For Principals & Administrators, Bulletin Board Ideas
$22.80
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Pre K/K Library Curriculum Map-Getting Started & Common Core Price: 128 pages X .10 = $12.80 One curriculum map for both grades. I've included standards used before common core came to be as a reference for you. This curriculum map includes
Subjects:
Library Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, For Principals & Administrators, Bulletin Board Ideas
$12.80
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Homework Tips for Parents and Children Great Resource - 10,000+ downloads thus far. Price: 19 pages X .20 = $1.90 I hope this list, based on many years of teaching experience, is helpful. Not for resale as is. FEEL FREE TO EDIT BASED ON YOUR
Subjects:
Life Skills, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, Homeschool, Staff, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
For Parents, For Principals & Administrators, Homework
$3.80
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1st/2nd Grade Creative Writing Curriculum Map & Common Core - Getting Started! Price: 178 pages X .10 = $17.80 Just let me know what I can do to help you use my materials. Thanks, Patti Writing Step Posters Develop Plan Make Sloppy
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Tools for Common Core, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, For Principals & Administrators, Activities
$17.80
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Number Sense With Lady Bug Math - Developing Number Sense in Small Children Price: 38 pages X .5 = $1.90 Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. Count with understanding and recognize
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Numbers, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
$1.90
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Personification Writing Lesson Plans Price: 46 X .10 = $4.60 Available in PowerPoint and PDF Original Clip Art Common Core Standards and I CAN statements Students tell what personification is. Students look at given sentences and describe the
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Tools for Common Core, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Unit Plans, Activities
$4.60
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Open-Ended Math Worksheets for Addition and Subtraction with Regrouping It is important to teach children addition and subtraction algorithms. It is more important, however, to develop number sense in children. Please focus on developing an
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Computation, Minilessons
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Louisiana: Did You Know...? Price: 41 pages X .10 = $4.10 This activity includes 50 Louisiana task cards that may be used at a Social Studies Center, as an independent study , or whole group unit. Along with the task cards are a graphic organizer,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, U.S. History
Grades:
Adult Education, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Task Cards, Mini-Course, Research
$4.10
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Fact Families/Missing Addend/Open-Ended Worksheets These worksheets help students develop number sense and critical thinking. You can use the blank sheets to focus lessons on student needs. Both addition/subtraction and multiplication/division are
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Critical Thinking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Computation, Printables
FREE
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Ban Boring Words: Developing an Interesting Vocabulary Price: 19 pages X .10 = $1.90 Directions: Tell students that certain blah words that pack little descriptive punch are banned. Post replacement words around the room. That way, whenever a
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Posters, Word Walls, Printables
$1.90
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First Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References Price: 43 pages X .10 = $4.30 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Range of Reading and Level of Text
Subjects:
Library Skills, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Posters, For Principals & Administrators
$4.30
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Christmas Traditions in the USA & Family Fun Homework! Price: 47 pages X .5 = 2.35 Christmas tree, star, candles, ornaments, bells, mistletoe, gifts, candy canes, angels, wreaths, holly, stable & manger, stockings, cookies & milk,
Subjects:
Study Skills, Holidays/Seasonal, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Clip Art, Printables, PowerPoint Presentations
$2.35
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The Red Balloon By Albert Lamorisse Price: 42 pages X .10 = $4.20 Literature Unit contains: Notes Author Info Common Core Language Arts Standards Balloon Brainstorming and Answer Key Mapping It! and Answer Key Fun France Facts Fun Paris
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Literature, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Activities
$4.20
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Phonics/Spelling/Reading Rule for the Hard Sound of C - The Cup Rule Price: 34 pages X .5 = $1.70 This phonics/spelling rule is an alternate means of teaching when to use the hard c or the letter k in spelling words. Hard c is used before the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Mini-Course, PowerPoint Presentations
$1.70
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Calendar Quizzes Throughout the Year Grades 2 - 4 Price: 75 pages X .05 = $3.75 As a second grade teacher, I quickly realized that some of my students were a bit jaded about calendar time. I noticed that their attention quickly waned. For this
Subjects:
Math, Life Skills, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Examinations - Quizzes, Printables
$3.75
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Dear Mr. Blueberry Open-Ended Creative/Letter Writing Liturature Price: 42 pages X .5 = $2.10 Unit includes: 1. Goals 2. Unit directions 3. Materials needed 4. Whale Facts 5. Whale facts learned from the story 6. Answer Keys 7. Vocabulary
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Creative Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Literature Circles, Printables
$2.10
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 1979 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I have always been involved with reading and books. I served as my school's librarian for six years. Over the years I have done a little bit of everything. This makes for an interesting perspective. One of my joys was a literary club. We met once a week in the library. From grades one through seven, children communed with the books and wrote wonderful stories. The student mentoring and sharing of ideas was a thrill to watch. I enjoyed providing the opportunity then stepping back so as not to get in the way!

MY TEACHING STYLE

No one Teaching style really fits. I enjoy being flexible and trying new methods as needed. It really depends on the children. I feel the direct teaching of phonics and reading comprehension is important. The same goes for mathematical number sense. I like open-ended activities that promote critical thinking. I try to be the facilitator rather than the center of attention.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won the 1984 Teacher Enrichment Grant at my school and traveled to Japan and the Philippines the year President Marcos was ousted. I participated in The Temagami Experience, a Canadian retreat focused on community building. I've mentored student teachers from Tulane University and Loyola University of the South. I participated in a teacher mentoring program at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans, LA. My current school, CES, took in more than 100 "Katrina Kids" after the storm. This was a blessing all around amid the reality of the hurricane.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Degree in Elementary Education (Grades 1 through 8), M.Ed. Degree (Reading Specialist) Loyola University of the South, Certified Godly Play Teacher, Junior Great Books Teacher, Project Read Teacher, Guided Reading Teacher, Productive Thinking Teacher, Librarian, Reading Tutor, Participated in a workshop on How to Deal With Difficult People ( Very useful!)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was younger, I worked on yearbooks, put on talent shows, monitored cheerleaders, and did many other after school activities. These days I teach 2nd grade reading groups, 1st and 2nd grade Spanish, and 1st and 2nd grade Godly Play. I teach in an Episcopal school. I've also served as a librarian and a homeroom teacher for grades 8, 4, and 2. I am very interested in Louisiana Studies and love to make clip art.

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