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By GATER Educator
#fireworks2020 Looking to support your student's social-emotional needs?This activity supports Understanding Emotional Intensities and How to Keep Them Under ControlLooking for more MOVIE GUIDES? Click HERELooking for FUN GAME Guides? Click
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), GATE, Movie Guides
CCSS:
SL.4.1d, SL.4.3, SL.5.1d, SL.5.3, SL.6.1d, SL.6.2
$4.25
70
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By GATER Educator
Students love CSI Activities and Hands-on Investigations. These popular investigation activities will have your students asking for more.By purchasing this BUNDLE you are saving 20% off the individual activities.If you enjoy this CSI for Kids
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.8
$18.25
$14.60
94
Bundle
By GATER Educator
Did you know that November 23 is celebrated as Fibonacci day? It is Fibonacci Day because when the date is written 11/23 the digits form a Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3. Kids love to learn about fun patterns and this Fibonacci workshop is a big hit
Subjects:
Geometry, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 4.OA.C.5, 5.OA.B.3, 6.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.2c
$5.25
90
Digital Download PDF (3.23 MB)
By GATER Educator
This is a PRINT & GO New Year's Resolution activity that will help your students reflect on 2019 and start 2020 thinking about goals and things they would like to change in the NEW YEAR! What better way to ring in 2020 than with a new cell phone
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, The New Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.25
65
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By GATER Educator
Looking for ways to cultivate a get it done, don't back down, tough as nails, attitude in an interesting and engaging way? This activity combines personality quizzes, gritty tips, and a fun craftivity...perfect for teaching a GROWTH Mindset or
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2, W.4.7, W.4.8, W.4.9, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.9
$6.00
49
Digital Download PDF (4.47 MB)
By GATER Educator
RUBE GOLDBERG was a cartoonist, an inventor, and the only person to ever to be listed in a dictionary as an adjective. Of the nearly 50,000 cartoons he drew in his lifetime, he is best known for his drawings of goofy contraptions that used a chain
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.25
53
Digital Download PDF (3.08 MB)
By GATER Educator
What better way to engage your students and enrich their learning than with this growth mindset and critical thinking activities that are centered around a FAVORITE FORCE theme?Your students will crack up at the Punny Star Force word search and
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$15.00
$11.25
25
Bundle
By GATER Educator
Are you looking for an engaging activity that will help your students better understand deductive logic and reasoning? Crime Scene Investigation is a great theme that teaches all the skills of critical thinking in a fun and interesting
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Forensics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.8
$5.25
50
Digital Download PDF (3.97 MB)
By GATER Educator
Here’s a great debate bundle that includes over 7 hours of debate activities, debate topics and debate organizers! These debate Mini-Units are designed to be a means to develop the foundation of successful debate. These mini-lessons will help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.6.1, W.6.2, SL.4.3, SL.5.3, SL.5.4, SL.6.3
$15.00
$12.00
24
Bundle
By GATER Educator
Add a little C.S.I End of the Year Differentiation or Summer Enrichment to your final days in or out of the classroom. This resource includes a printable (pdf) distance learning packet AS WELL AS the digital version meant to be used with Google
Subjects:
Forensics, Summer, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.1, RI.6.8, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.8
$6.00
38
Digital Download PDF (6.44 MB)
By GATER Educator
Here’s a creative and fun way to share the importance of a GROWTH MINDSET! This Outta the Box Classroom Competition can be done on a Fun Friday or throughout the week during your science block. The theme is “BRAINY”. Students will read tidbits of
Subjects:
Anatomy, Life Skills, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
78
Digital Download PDF (2.23 MB)
By GATER Educator
Looking for easy differentiation for May the 4th or Star Wars Day Celebration?Your students will enjoy learning about THE PHENOMENAL FORCE, a popular Star Wars Movie concept, with this high-interest, informational unit.Close Reading, Math Word
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Spring
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.50
20
Digital Download PDF (2.21 MB)
By GATER Educator
What are the top 5 success tips for reaching your potential?No matter how you measure success, a teacher’s goal is to strive and help each and every student reach their full potential. A student’s success can be measured in many ways; by receiving
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.3a, L.4.5, L.4.5a, L.4.5b, L.5.4, L.5.5, L.5.5a, L.5.5b, L.6.5, L.6.5a
$3.00
50
Digital Download PDF (1.70 MB)
By GATER Educator
Here's an easy-prep bundle of fun for End of the Year Activities, Summer School or substitute plans. "Great for those, What do we do now that grades are turned in at the end of the year"Check out the PREVIEWS for more details to see what is included
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
$10.00
$8.00
14
Bundle
By GATER Educator
May the Force Nurture Your NeuronsWhat better way to teach a GROWTH Mindset or celebrate May the Fourth than with tips from favorite characters? This Easy Prep Workshop includes over 2 hours of activities that can be taught all at once or broken up
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Printables, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.2, RI.5.2, RI.6.2, W.4.8, W.4.9, W.5.8, W.5.9, W.6.9
$5.00
23
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By GATER Educator
Crime Scene Investigation | A Perfect Winter Activity | The Elf EnigmaAdd a little Wintery enrichment to your classroom. Students will love inferring and using deductive logic as they follow the Crime Scene Protocol and unlock the mystery of the Elf
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.1, RI.6.8
$5.25
40
Digital Download PDF (5.14 MB)
By GATER Educator
Do your students have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? Do they have a positive perspective or a negative perspective? The activities in this unit are intended to inspire students to take responsibility for their learning and enable them to think
Subjects:
Geometry, Life Skills, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.3, 5.G.B.3, 6.G.A.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.9
$6.00
24
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By GATER Educator
Investigate the Criminal Justice System!Consider the Bill of Rights and what role it plays in America’s CriminalJustice System. Find the crime in a Nursery Rhyme and other fun activities.Activities include:• The Marshmallow Game (a game to support
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
$5.25
30
Digital Download PDF (1.91 MB)
By GATER Educator
Add a little FALL differentiation to your classroom. Students will love inferring and using deductive logic as they follow the Crime Scene Protocol and unlock the mystery of the Stolen ScreamThis Fall Activity is an engaging hands-on workshop that’s
Subjects:
Forensics, Autumn, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.7, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.1, RI.6.8
$5.25
30
Digital Download PDF (5.31 MB)
By GATER Educator
Your students will enjoy learning about Minecraft with this high-interest, informational Close Reading Activity. An open-ended Depth and Complexity Vocabulary activity is also included. Students will enjoy a few laughs as they complete the Word
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.4, L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5
$4.00
7
Digital Download PDF (2.00 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently, I am a GATE teacher. I received my teaching credential in 1992. Since then, along with raising 3 children, I have worked part-time substituting or job-sharing as a teacher. In 2005, I was invited to teach a GATE pull-out program. With no curriculum and no suggestions, I created 2-hour enrichment workshops using student input, gifted resources, and the internet. With the goal of teaching topics that aren't normally addressed in a classroom, my workshops have always been a hit. My students come to class enthusiastic and excited to learn something new and interesting! Their parents are happy too! At one point, I was teaching at 3 different schools, 4th, 5th and 6th grades, with approximately 30 to 40 students per grade. Having taught hundreds of gifted learners, I've learned a lot! Most importantly, I have learned to truly appreciate the quirks, eccentricities, intelligence, and goofiness that gifted learners exhibit. Their thirst for novelty is insatiable and I hope that the products I share on their behalf help provide inspiration and a yearning for more. I also hope to make things easier for teachers to find quality enrichment than it was for me.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching GATE has become a passion as I continuously learn and explore the world of giftedness. Not only have I taught gifted children since 2005, but I have also raised and advocated for two gifted children of my own who are now 24 and 16. My main goal in working with GATE children has been to focus on developing their creative and critical thinking skills. I also believe gifted students need to be made aware of their potentially unique, social and emotional needs that can go hand-in-hand with being gifted. I am a firm believer in providing opportunities that help students understand some of the common characteristics such as, anxiety, perfectionism, OCD's and over-sensitivities that are common for gifted learners. I hope to provide insight so that those traits don't control the child, but the child learns to control them. The activities I have created and taught develop skills in the areas of creative thinking, teamwork, self-reflection and coping strategies. Through the use of high-ability resources and materials, I believe I inspire and challenge students with novel and unique opportunities and new insights about themselves and the world around them. I look forward to sharing my materials with other teachers so gifted students get the opportunity to have their needs met as well. I hope to provide support that can fill in gaps which might positively impact gifted learners so that they can develop the skills to confidently create change because they understand themselves better.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences - Liberal Studies - San Diego State University - 1990: Elementary Education Credential - supplementary English authorization - SDSU - La Mesa/Spring Valley School District: GATE Certification - University of California San Diego

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