Elementary Musings

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Elementary Musings
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A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. --Roald Dahl
 
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By Elementary Musings
Students use these talking stems as a way to practice using evidence and supporting their language development when speaking. Print on colored paper or cardstock, laminate and stick around the room where students most often engage in accountable
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Scripts, Posters
$1.50
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By Elementary Musings
Product comes with 30 cards, recording sheet and questions. Print sort/match cards on cardstock, laminate and cut them out. Have students match the cards with which animal would eat another animal. The cards are already matched up but there are
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
21 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
A great way to stay organized and on topic during a conference. This file has multiple versions to include the reading assessment you use (DRA, GRL, DIBELS, Lexile Level). If you use something that is not included in the file, please let me know
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
This product includes two 8x11 posters. Poster 1 - Commutative Property of Addition Poster 2 - Identity Property of Addition
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3
$1.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
Guided Reading Transitional Plan for Small Group Instruction This is a fully editable document that follows the day 1-5 Jan Richardson model.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Graphic Organizers
$1.00
21 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
I copy this student sized anchor chart and slip it into a page protector or laminate and but in students' binder or folder. I have also glued it into their reader's response journals in the past. Students use it to lead them toward identifying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Handouts, Novel Study, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.9, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.6.2, RL.7.2, RL.8.2
$1.25
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By Elementary Musings
Included in pack: - Simple Machines Quiz, Quiz, Trade cards - Simple Machines Scoot game OR Task Cards (can be used as either) - Recording Sheet for Scoot/Task Cards - Study Guide - Matching Sheet - Quiz - Page to create an interactive notebook:
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
Economics Bulletin Board - I used this as a way to create a bulletin board to reinforce the economics unit that we were studying. The headings were already affixed to the board and the students had to place the pictures where they needed to go. This
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Economics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
$1.00
6 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
These pages can be used to accompany your science unit involving the natural world (plant and animal life cycles, habitats, food chains, etc.) Use them all or just use a few. I print these out, front to back and collated to have my students keep
Subjects:
Science, Environment, General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
This is a simple yet powerful goal setting tool that can be used for New Year's resolutions or any other time of the school year. This set includes several different pre-made options and an editable set that you can make say whatever you'd like. I
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, The New Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.50
4 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
Place Value Charts and Debbie Diller Style Talk Cards provide students with practice understanding that digits have different values based on where they are within a number. Directions for use: Students roll a die (nine sided preferably). Write the
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Math Centers
$2.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
This set includes: Roman Bingo Caller Cards with Answers 20 Student Bingo Cards VA SOLs: History 3.1 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient Greece and Rome have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, government
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, European History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Games
$2.00
6 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
This is a fun spring time activity using Starburst Jelly Beans (must be the original flavors bag due to the colors!). This math activity includes: Sorting Graphing Tally chart Linear Measurement Weight Measurement Patterns If you purchase and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Graphing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Math Centers
$2.00
5 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
I use this for my Guided Reading lesson planning. There is space to include all of the key components of your lesson. On the back is a chart to record anecdotal records. The template is able to be edited or you can print and handwrite your lesson.
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Classroom Forms
$1.00
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By Elementary Musings
Students create their very own fiction text about an animal of their choosing! - Cover to include TITLE and COVER ILLUSTRATION - TABLE OF CONTENTS page - Multiple pages to include HEADINGS and INFORMATIONAL TEXT - Food Chain DIAGRAM with LABELS -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
5 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
I use these Fact and opinion papers during whole group lessons or in guided reading, depending on student need and availability of texts. Whole group read aloud: read a text about the person, stopping at a few different points throughout the book
Subjects:
Reading, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
$1.00
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By Elementary Musings
This packet takes me through the entire year and the famous Americans we study in Virginia. The headings are set up so that this can be used seamlessly with the Pebble Go program, but the headings are generic enough to be used with any books or
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
3 ratings
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By Elementary Musings
These word wall cards are perfect for sticking a magnet on and creating a movable word wall for student reference. Each slide contains 6 words. All words were taken from second and third grade word lists (high frequency words, Dolch/Fry lists,
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
$1.00
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By Elementary Musings
I used this with my class when we were researching famous Americans. Students chose two famous Americans to compare and contrast and included an illustration to go with it.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Elementary Musings
Teach your students about patterns with calendar numbers! This set includes 10 months worth of numbers with monthly themed pictures and patterns. The patterns get harder as the year goes on. Each piece is 2.5x2.5 and fits most standard calendar
Subjects:
Math, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Grades taught: preschool, second, third Gifted, inclusion, general ed

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Fun, organized, inquiry based, project/problem based

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Teacher of the Year Nominee (2016)

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Bachelor's of Interdisciplinary Studies from Old Dominion University Master's in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University Gifted Endorsement from JMU/UVA

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If I weren't a teacher, I'd be a sports journalist/crazy cat lady.

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