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Have a little fun on May the 4th! May 4th is Star Wars Day! This activity will keep your students engaged with Star Wars Day history, a word search and riddles. Easy Prep and kids love the punny riddles! Enjoy! • History of Star Wars Day • Punny
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Three CSI Investigations All in ONE! Hands on Activities that your students will love! CSI Basics | The Hoagie Hoax | The Jinxed Jersey If you enjoy this CSI for Kids Bundle... Save MONEY and Check these BUNDLES out! Crime Scene Investigation
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Looking to support your student's emotional needs? This activity supports, Understanding Emotional Intensities and How to Keep Them Under Control Watching Movies IS GOOD FOR YOU! Especially if you can learn a life lesson or two from them! This is
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Fibonaccci Done testing and need some end of the year math, science and art fun? Investigating the Fibonacci Sequence is a fabulous way to explore numbers and patterns within the world around us. Start off with informational text about Fibonacci.
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Spring Actvities | Reading | Logic | Art | Deductive Reasoning Add a little Springtime enrichment and art to your classroom. Students will love inferring and using deductive logic as they follow the Crime Scene Protocol and unlock the mystery of
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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
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The growth mindset activities in this unit are intended to inspire students to take responsibility for their learning and enable them to think critically about what it takes to be successful. Teaching students the value of a growth mindset and GRIT
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May the Force Nurture Your Neurons What better way to teach a GROWTH Mindset than with tips from favorite Star Wars character, Yoda, and friends? This Easy Prep Workshop includes over 2 hours of activities that can be taught all at once or broken
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The Slippery Case of the Sabotaged Slide | A fun mystery perfect for the end of the year Crime Scene Investigation | Summer Activity | End of Year Activity Add a little End of the Year or Summer Enrichment to your final days in class. Students will
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Investigate the Criminal Justice System! Consider the Bill of Rights and what role it plays in America’s Criminal Justice System. Find the crime in a Nursery Rhyme and other fun activities. Activities include: • The Marshmallow Game (a game to
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St. Patrick’s Day Activity A Limerick and Zen Doodle Craftivity Need an easy and fun St. Patrick’s Day Activity for Upper Elementary Students? St. Patrick’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach about Ireland and it’s colorful folklore. This
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Are You Ready? Chinese New Year starts on Feb. 16, 2018 It’s the Year of the Dog! Chinese New Year is a wonderful opportunity to teach an important part of Chinese culture to upper grade students! This packet explores the history and traditions of
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A HANDS-ON Crime Scene Investigation: CSI Challenge | The Hoagie Hoax! Did you know Hoagie Day is May 5th? Add a little Hoagie enrichment your classroom. Students will love following the Crime Scene Protocol using inference and deductive logic The
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Got a fun activity that will help you get to know your new students? This all about me craftivity is Social Media themed and a sure-fire way to get classmates chatting about themselves with their "All About Me" Cell Phones. Use this engaging
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Crime Scene Investigation | CSI Basics Investigate the Basics of CSI with this exciting enrichment resource! Ready-to-Go Printables! Easy Prep This workshop takes about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to complete. The activities can be completed all at once or
$5.00
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Architecture | Frank Lloyd Wright | Depth and Complexity Enrichment Activity! Get to know one of America’s best known and influential architects! Students will develop an appreciation for the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. They will learn about
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Have a little fun at the End of the Year or in Summer School! This activity will keep your students engaged with Summertime Facts, a Summertime Bucket List, word search and riddles. Easy Prep and kids love the PUNNY wordplay! Just print and
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A HANDS-ON Crime Scene Investigation: CSI Challenge | The Jinxed Jersey! Add a little enrichment your classroom. Students will love inferring and using deductive logic as they follow the Crime Scene Protocol The Jinxed Jersey Mystery is an
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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
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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 activity This workshop includes: • An Interactive Activity that teaches How Creative Thinkers
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a GATE Teacher for Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. I received my teaching credential in 1992. Since then, along with raising 3 children, I worked part-time substituting or job-sharing as a teacher. In 2005, I was invited to teach a GATE pull-out program. There were no lessons, no books and no suggestions given to me. Thus, I had to prepare everything on my own. With many gifted resources as my go-to, I began creating workshops. At one point, I was teaching at 3 different schools, 4th, 5th and 6th graders, with approximately 30 to 40 students per grade. I've learned a lot through the years and most importantly have learned to truly appreciate all the quirks, eccentricities, intelligence and goofiness that gifted learners exhibit.

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 in grades 3-6, since 2005, but I have also raised two gifted children of my own who are now 23 and 16. I have had to become an advocate as well. Gifted students are misunderstood and misdiagnosed quite often. 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.

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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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