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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
56
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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:
1st, 3rd, 5th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$12.00
36
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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
85
Bundle
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:
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
$4.50
70
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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
$13.50
$10.00
64
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Based on current research on maintaining health, this resource gives students the opportunity to practice reading informational text and integrate the arts!Why use Healthy Habits: Informational Text for Students to Visualize and Illustrate? We want
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
$4.75
35
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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
60
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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:
Science, Geography, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3
$8.25
50
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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 6 Resources? Cuisenaire Rods are loved by children, and are
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Task Cards
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...
$26.25
$14.00
15
Bundle
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
$3.75
129
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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
57
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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:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Science Centers
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
10
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:
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
$7.25
96
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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:
Science, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6
$21.75
$11.50
24
Bundle
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:
Science, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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...
$7.75
22
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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
$3.50
89
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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
115
Bundle
By Elementary Matters
Make your life easier! Just print and go with these activities for Social Studies and Science. This set includes these March themes: Read Across America Day, making slime, daylight savings, Vernal equinox, Music in our Schools month, St. Patrick's
Subjects:
Science, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.2.3, RI.2.4, RI.2.5, RI.2.6
$7.75
21
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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
69
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By Elementary Matters
No more writing morning letters to your students, it's all done for you! These daily questions are great for “bell ringers,” morning work, morning greeting, morning meeting, group discussions, language modeling, or writing prompts.Why use January
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.8, SL.2.1, SL.2.1a, SL.2.1b...
$5.50
11
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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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