Lois Swickheimer
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Lois Swickheimer
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Holiday Traditions from Around the World - A unit of holiday traditions celebrated around the winter during the winter months. When teaching this activity, I make a book using construction paper - binding it at the top. Glue the first page to
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Math Games is a set of 5 different math game boards with instructions on how to play each game. Games focus on early addition, subtraction, and probability skills. Each page is 8 1/2 X 11 - a total of 10 pages. Game Titles: Leapin' Lily Pads,
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Book Study Choice Board is a 16 square grid that includes a different activity in each square. Each activity asks the student to demonstrate understanding of a book read either whole group or independently. Great activity to put in a
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Calendar Worksheets - Students begin by filling in the numbers for the specific month. Then they answer a series of questions based on the information and graphics included in the calendar. This book includes one page for each month of the year.
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Farm Animal Unit - this unit includes three activities - a minibook of 10 pages (cover page and 9 animal pages each with the name of the animal, its baby's name, and what it is gives us such as milk, eggs, etc). Then there are two cut and paste
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Plant Quiz is a one page quiz of 10 questions developed for an early elementary classroom. Find other great products on my website at www.treasuresforteachers.com
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Our Classroom Store - a money unit A unit created to help students count coins, add up to triple digits, and to make change. After receiving a classroom paycheck, students get to go shopping to spend what they have earned. Each student keeps a
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Graph a Day Book 4 includes 36 different graphs with suggestions on how to use each one. Includes a variety of graphing suggestions such as venn diagrams, bar graphs, etc. Each graph contains the title along with other necessary pieces for quick
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Book #1 includes 29 different graphs with suggestions on how to use each one. Each graph contains the title along with other necessary pieces for quick implementation. Each page is 8 1/2" X 11" with colored graphics for a total of 14
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Beginning Sounds Cut and Paste was created to reinforce this basic phonemic awareness skill. Also, but cutting out and glueing the pieces in the appropriate places, the students are also working those fine motor skills in their hands. The book
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A word sort lesson that focuses on open and closed syllables. Smartboard contains 2 word sort lessons with answers. First lesson includes 20 words while the second lesson includes 33 more challenging words. Perfect for differentiating instruction.
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Lesson includes an outline for teaching students problem and solution. The story "Dog Breath" has three failed attempts with one final solution. Graphic orgaizer is included as well as detailed information needed for completing the graphic
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This product includes 55 superlative and academic certificates to use for end of the year awards. Example certificates include Most Athletic Award, Most Improved Award, Bookworm Award, Scientist Award, A Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Math Facts
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Open House PowerPoint Presentation is great to display and continuously run during open house. I've also let it run on individual student computers while displaying school-based information from the front of the room. PowerPoint is
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Book Study includes 1 cover page, 1 direction page and two activity pages- each 8 1/2" X 11". Our book study activities were created for the student to use as part of independent book studies. Suggested ideas include: *Independent reading activity
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Getting to know your students' interests and reading habits helps in understanding them and in developing an engaging reading program. Use this one page Reading Interest Inventory at the beginning of the school year to assist in creating literacy
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Alphabet Search- includes 26 letter search worksheets, one for each letter of the alphabet (x is an ending sound activity) along with a 2 page answer key. Each page also includes pictures for students to practice beginning sounds of the specific
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A word sort lesson that focuses on dipthongs ou & ow. Smartboard contains 2 word sort lessons with answers. First lesson includes 20 words while the second lesson includes 33 more challenging words. Perfect for differentiating instruction.
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A word sort lesson that focuses on endings -s, -es, -ed, & -ing. Smartboard contains 2 word sort lessons with answers. First lesson includes 20 words while the second lesson includes 33 more challenging words. Perfect for differentiating
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Mix and Match is a cooperative learning game that can be used to review and/or reinforce skills taught. To play, you need the game cards and some music (I prefer the oldies type of music). Each set of cards include complete instructions on how
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am currently an Education Specialist in an elementary school. I have been in education for 17 years and taught in grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run my classroom through both whole group and independent activites. These independent activities are the focus of my center time. I work to differentiate learning for all learners and continually monitor their progress.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am a National Board Certified Teacher, Columbia County Reading Teacher of the Year and State of Florida Reading Teacher of the Year Finalist, Golden Apple Teacher finalist and Teacher of Distinction, Lee County Teacher of the Year finalist, Who's Who Among American Teachers and a State DIBELS and FAIR Trainer. I have taught school and district level workshops on Spalding Phonics, DIBELS, literacy centers, math bar diagraming and current teaching strategies.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from University of South Florida with a BA in Elementary Education and Capella University with a Masters in Reading and Literacy. I have my reading endorsement as well as my ESOL endorsement. I am currently working on my doctorate in Reading and Literacy.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In the picture, I am the one on the right and the teacher on the left is my friend and team teacher, Janet Bales, who helped me create my "copy cat" worksheets. I encourage you to visit my website to see all the products available. www.treasuresforteachers.com