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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:
11th, 1st, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$12.00
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By Elementary Matters
This is a set of games and activities designed for elementary students to learn to work together, even with the restrictions of social distancing and remote learning These can be used during morning meeting, after school clubs, summer camp, and can
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 3rd, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$7.25
79
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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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
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
$18.00
$12.00
69
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By Elementary Matters
Camping is a favorite summer activity! These activities review important literacy and math skills with a camping theme!Why use Camping No Prep Activities and Worksheets Literacy and Math for 2nd or 3rd Grade? Students are drawn to themes, especially
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, End of Year
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
2.MD.D.9, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.9, RL.2.10, RL.3.1...
$6.25
44
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By Elementary Matters
Three months' worth of Science and Social Studies activities for second grade!Isn’t it tough to find time for Science and Social Studies?I developed these activities to make it easier to squeeze these important subjects into my second-grade
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6
$24.00
$12.50
28
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 Contractions and Possessives When
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
L.1.2, L.2.2c, L.3.2, L.3.2d, L.4.2
$6.25
114
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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 Big Bundle 7 Resources? Cuisenaire Rods are loved by children, and are
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 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...
$30.75
$15.75
20
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By Elementary Matters
This fun game is a great way for the students to practice reading multi-syllable nonsense words. Help your growing readers learn to "sound out" longer words by practicing the 6 syllable types. For the rest of their lives, students will encounter
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, RF.4.3, RF.4.3a
$3.75
36
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By Elementary Matters
These review task cards are perfect for reviewing important subject matter at any point during the school year. They are designed for second and third graders.Why use Task Cards for Second and Third Grade Phonics? Research tells us that children
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Spelling
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.2a, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3c
$4.50
83
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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, Reading Strategies, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
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
115
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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
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
60
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By Elementary Matters
These Science and Social Studies activities will keep your students engaged, even in the darkness of winter. Plus, they are easy for the teacher to prepare!Why use January Science and Social Studies Activities? Brain research tells us that
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.2.8, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2...
$7.25
24
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By Elementary Matters
Looking for some valuable Science and Social Studies activities that are also valuable learning activities, and provide seasonal fun for the students?Why use Science and Social Studies Activities for December? Brain research tells us that learners
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3
$8.25
54
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By Elementary Matters
These resources help you find time for seasonal Science and Social Studies with high interest activities that are integrated into reading and writing! Why use this collection in the classroom? These subjects are tough to fit into the day, but when
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Science Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.10, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, W.1.5, W.1.6, W.2.1...
$84.75
$42.50
11
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Students love this foolproof system for developing fact fluency in addition and subtraction. It splits the facts into 8 different levels based on patterns and fact families. Motivating and fun!Why use Brain-Friendly Addition and Subtraction The
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Games
CCSS:
1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 2.OA.B.2
$50.25
$28.25
87
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Trying to squeeze some social skills and some fun into an already packed school day? These plays help build reading fluency, oral speaking, reading comprehension, prediction, as well as building social skills and group dynamics! Plus, the children
Subjects:
Character Education, Reading, Drama
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Scripts
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.2.6, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, W.2.8, W.3.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b, SL.3.1, SL.3.1a...
$15.00
$8.75
14
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
This combined set has 30 task cards to practice vowels (Phonics), 30 task cards to practice parts of speech, and 30 task cards to practice vocabulary (antonyms, synonyms, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.)These task cards can be used in Scoot
Subjects:
Math, Geography, Grammar
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
CCSS:
RF.1.2a, RF.1.3c, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3c, RF.2.3d, L.2.1e, L.3.1a
$13.50
$7.50
14
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Reading multisyllabic words helps children become more fluent, and fluency increases comprehension. These lists can be used for practice or for word sorts. For more information on the importance of learning about syllables and ideas on using these
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RF.1.2, RF.1.2a, RF.1.2b, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b, RF.2.3c, RF.3.3, RF.3.3c, RF.3.4, RF.4.3...
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By Elementary Matters
Children are fascinated by frogs! Why not let that interest lead into a study of life cycles? This collection is a great start for research projects or simply a fun way to learn about frogs! It's easy to differentiate for instructional level as well
Subjects:
Science, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.1.2, RI.2.2
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39
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By Elementary Matters
This resource is designed to make November Science and Social Studies easy for teachers while being fun AND educational for the kids!Why use Science and Social Studies Activities for November? The elementary classroom is such a busy place, it’s
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Science Centers, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.6
$8.50
17
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a very experienced teacher who is fascinated by how the brain learns. I have a Master of Education degree in Creative Arts in Learning, which is the perfect compliment! My resources reflect years of studying brain research, the arts, 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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