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By GATER Educator
Looking to support your student's social-emotional needs?What better way to engage students than with a MOVIE TIME? ... INSIDE, OUT is certainly a fun childhood favorite!Check out these PROJECT-BASED Learning activities created just for the
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
$5.50
117
Digital Download PDF (2.81 MB)
By GATER Educator
Students love CSI Activities and Hands-on Investigations. These popular investigation activities will have your students asking for more.Looking to go DIGITAL in the CLASSROOM or Distance Learning Mode?Check out this C.S.I BUNDLE! C.S.I. Activities
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
$18.75
$13.13
119
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
72
Digital Download PDF (4.10 MB)
By GATER Educator
Add a little summery C.S.I. fun to your schedule in or out of the classroom. This resource includes a printable (pdf) classroom or distance learning packet AS WELL AS a digital version meant to be used with Google Classroom for DISTANCE
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
52
Digital Download PDF (6.84 MB)
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
$5.50
110
Digital Download PDF (3.23 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
$5.50
70
Digital Download PDF (3.15 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?By purchasing this bundle, you are saving 30% off the total price of the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Character Education, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Google Apps
$20.50
$14.35
62
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
42
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By GATER Educator
Need new and exciting enrichment or differentiation for your classroom?Who couldn't use a better lunchbox? Here's a fun and easy-prep, project based learning activity that follows the steps of the Engineer Design Process!This workshop includes:• An
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
CCSS:
RI.4.10, RI.5.10, RI.6.10
$5.25
42
Digital Download PDF (4.21 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, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
$10.00
$8.00
29
Bundle
By GATER Educator
Your students will love investigating the Criminal Justice System especially when they approach it in a fun and engaging manner.Play the marshmallow game to understand why we have laws... play BINGO with the Bill of Rights, what's not to enjoy?This
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Criminal Justice - Law
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Google Apps
$7.25
38
Digital Download PDF (2.20 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 DIGITAL or PRINTABLE resource combines a gritty paper challenge, personality quizzes, gritty tips, and a fun craftivity
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
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
$11.00
$8.80
61
Digital Download PDF (2.68 MB)
By GATER Educator
Here’s a great way to apply PSYCHOLOGY concepts from the movie, “Inside, Out,” to your student's personal life. The purpose of this project is to give students the time and resources to familiarize themselves with their own core memories that shape
Subjects:
Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
33
Digital Download PDF (2.66 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. GREAT NEWS!! By purchasing this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Oral Communication
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
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
$19.00
$13.30
41
Bundle
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
30
Digital Download PDF (2.95 MB)
By GATER Educator
Need fun and engaging activities for practicing INFERENCE? Looking to differentiate with some deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills? This Crime Scene Investigation Bundle includes 10 exciting mystery workshops for over 17 hours of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Forensics
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
CCSS:
RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.5.3, RI.5.7, RI.6.8
$45.75
$32.02
23
Bundle
By GATER Educator
Looking to add a little HOLIDAY Differentiation to your classroom? Hoping to keep it fun, yet academic? Check out this engaging and very popular Elf C.S.I. Activity!Students will love inferring and using deductive logic as they follow the Crime
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Forensics, 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
46
Digital Download PDF (5.14 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
38
Digital Download PDF (2.38 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
14
Digital Download PDF (2.00 MB)
By GATER Educator
Your students will enjoy learning about Star Wars Day, a fun celebration on May the 4th, or any time of year for movie fans. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!This resource includes the following activities:•Informational Text |
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Google Apps
$5.00
12
Digital Download PDF (2.36 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 or differentiation than it was for me.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a passion for creating resources that are fun, unique and make students THINK! I believe that it is a teacher's job to teach HOW to THINK, not WHAT to THINK! I created GATER Educator to help fill those needs as a gifted and talented program support teacher for over 15 years. Anytime you might want to take a break from standard curriculum or daily routines, you will find my activities engaging and enriching. Teachers have let me know that my resources support easy-prep sub days, early finishers, high-achievers and are perfect for FUN Fridays as well! I hope that you can find resources to fill the same needs in your classroom!

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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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