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By Elementary Matters
Figurative language refers to words, and groups of words, that exaggerate or alter the usual meanings of the component words. Figurative Language includes simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, idioms, and cliches. Why use
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.1.4, RL.2.4, RL.3.4, RL.4.4, L.1.5, L.2.5, L.3.5, L.3.5a, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b
$5.25
123 ratings
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By Elementary Matters
This is a set of games and activities designed for ages preschool through adult to help groups learn to work together. These can be used during morning meeting, after school clubs, summer camp, and can be adapted to fit many lessons during the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$12.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Do you have a tub of Cuisenaire Rods in your classroom and don't know what to do with them? This is the perfect bundle for your beginning mathematicians!Why use Cuisenaire Rods Making Mathematicians with Manipulatives Bundle? Cuisenaire Rods are
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3
$14.50
$10.00
60 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Do your students put an apostrophe in every word ending in s? This resource has a few tricks to help them remember when to use the punctuation (possessives and contractions) and when NOT to use it (plurals). Why use this resource? Research on the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.2, L.2.2c, L.3.2, L.3.2d, L.4.2
$8.25
94 ratings
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By Elementary Matters
Children LOVE Cuisenaire Rods, and they are a fun way to build knowledge of fact families and fact fluency! Cuisenaire Rods are great tools for math manipulatives. Do you have a tub of Cuisenaire Rods that aren't being used?Why use Fact Families
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.3
$4.50
52 ratings
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By Elementary Matters
Need a fun way to practice R Controlled Vowels? Do you have any football fans in your class?Why use R Controlled Vowels Football Themed BINGO Game? Children are motivated by their passions. Those children who are passionate about football will be
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3b
$4.50
88 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Homographs are words that are spelled alike, but have different meanings. Here's chance to integrate the Arts and practice Homographs, and let the children have some fun!Brain research tells us that using the arts helps children connect to their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.5, L.2.5, L.3.5, L.4.5
$4.75
59 ratings
3.9
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By Elementary Matters
Athletes need warm ups. Musicians need warm ups. Did you realize readers need warm ups, too?Why use Dolch Warm Up Phrases Bundle? Research tells us sight words are best learned in phrases. These basic sight words are repeated frequently in phrases
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.K.3, RF.1.1, RF.1.3, RF.1.4, RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, RF.3.3d, RF.3.4
$16.00
$11.00
113 ratings
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Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Many children come to school without basic Number Sense. Here are some activities to do with Cuisenaire Rods that help develop their sense of number, in a fun way!Why use Number Sense with Cuisenaire Rods? Cuisenaire Rods are loved by children, and
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Mental Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$4.50
58 ratings
3.9
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By Elementary Matters
This system is a fool proof system for helping students develop fact fluency in addition and subtraction. It is research based, and developed based on how the brain learns.Why use Brain Friendly Addition and Subtraction The Bundle? Brain Research
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Games
CCSS:
1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
$54.75
$28.00
83 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
This resource gives your students plenty of practice on their mapping skills!Here are 48 task cards to get students interacting with the map of the United States. The tasks include names of states, capital cities, and bodies of water. I encourage
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.4.4
$12.50
$7.25
100 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Do your students confuse the terms area and perimeter?Students struggle to remember "which one" is perimeter and "which one" is area. Here's a sorting game to help them figure it out, with "real life" examples. It also comes with a couple of tricks
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.G.A.2, 3.G.A.2
$3.50
87 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
This resource contains 30 task cards for the children to practice short and long vowel sounds, as well as r controlled vowels, and vowel teams! It is designed to review phonics skills at the end of second grade. These cards can be used in Scoot
Subjects:
Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.2a, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3c
$5.50
68 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Want your students to know how to stay healthy while practicing their reading skills AND integrating the arts? This booklet is the result of much research on health and children. There are ten pages of good health habits in this booklet, which are
Subjects:
Health, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.4, RI.2.4, RI.3.4
$5.25
33 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Warm ups are important for athletes, singers, and even readers!Why use Dolch Second Grade Warm Up Phrases? Research tells us sight words are best learned in phrases. These basic sight words are repeated frequently in phrases to help children
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.2.3f, RF.2.4
$4.00
60 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Looking for a fun way to review science topics? These cards can be used in Scoot games, Read the Room, center activities, and resources for "fast finishers".Why use Science Review Task Cards? Research tells us that frequent review helps children
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$5.50
57 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Here's a fun game with a baseball theme for practicing antonyms. This game has a baseball theme, and can be played like "Old Maid" or like "Concentration". It can be played with a pair of children, or a whole reading group. Suggestion: Don't use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
L.1.5, L.2.5, L.3.5
$3.50
58 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Here's a fun game, easy to differentiate, for practicing adding tens and hundreds using mental math! There are three different kinds of cards, each with 36 addition and 36 subtraction cards. There are 36 two digit addition and 36 two digit
Subjects:
Math, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.NBT.B.8
$4.75
39 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Build reading fluency and comprehension with these Fry word phrases! Why use this resource? Studies show that learning words in phrases is more effective in developing reading fluency. Studies also show that color coding, and movement help the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Flash Cards, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.3g, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c, RF.2.3f, RF.2.4, RF.2.4a, RF.2.4b, RF.2.4c, RF.3.3d...
$6.25
67 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Matters
Readers need warm ups, just like athletes and musicians!Why use Dolch Third Grade Warm Up Phrases? Research tells us sight words are best learned in phrases. These basic sight words are repeated frequently in phrases to help children learn.How it
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.3.4
$4.00
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.12 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a very experienced teacher who is fascinated by how the brain learns. My products reflect years of studying brain research and 40 years of teaching experience. I've got a lot of tricks up my sleeve!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have done much studying of recent brain research and brain based learning, and look for ways to include proven methods into my teaching. My activities are typically social, fun, and give children an opportunity to think and create. These all promote learning! I bring experience as well as a passion for learning into my resources and my classroom.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My students have given me many awards! :)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on reading from Plymouth University in Plymouth, NH . I have a Master of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Besides 40 years of teaching, I also have extensive training and in musical theatre, dance and voice. Being from the Boston area, I can't help but be a fan of Boston sports, especially the Red Sox!

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