GiraffeOnStilts

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"I am not a teacher, but an awakener." - Robert Frost
 
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By GiraffeOnStilts
These cards contain question stems for Bloom's Taxonomy and are ready to be printed and placed on a ring for students to easily and quickly flip through in order to build their own higher-level questions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Other, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RI.3.1
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By GiraffeOnStilts
Need inspiration for a quick and easy game or activity? Are you (and your students) bored with the same activities you have been using all year? Do you want to jazz up your instruction? Do you need to add more brain breaks to your go-to list?
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
Use these 20 question cards to encourage students to think about their reading. These are great for struggling readers or those who are easily distracted. These cards are the perfect size to be used as bookmarks, placed on a ring for a quick
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
CCSS:
RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.6, RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RI.2.2, RI.2.6, RI.2.8, RI.3.1, RI.3.2...
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By GiraffeOnStilts
You get two great bookmarks in one with this file! One bookmark features eleven ways students can choose a book to read, whether from their classroom library or the school library. The other book is intended for younger readers or those who still
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Handouts
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By GiraffeOnStilts
It is so important to be safe in our increasingly digital age, especially since educators use personal and district technology on a daily basis. Here are several simple steps you can implement immediately to increase your digital safety.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Professional Development
Grades:
Staff
Types:
Other, Handouts, Professional Documents
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Digital Download PDF (0.16 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
This is a great way to have fun practicing multiplication facts! You can use those little plastic pig dice you have from your classic pig-rolling game, or you can purchase pig dice on-line. Students will LOVE playing Piggy Multiplication!!!
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
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Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
This is a great way to have fun practicing multiplication! You can use those little plastic pig dice you have from your classic pig-rolling game, or you can purchase pig dice on-line. Students will LOVE playing Piggy Multiplication!!!
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Games, Math Centers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
This is a great way to have fun practicing addition facts! You can use those little plastic pig dice you have from your classic pig-rolling game, or you can purchase pig dice on-line. Students will LOVE playing Piggy Addition!!!
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st
Types:
Games, Math Centers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
This is a great way to have fun practicing addition! You can use those little plastic pig dice you have from your classic pig-rolling game, or you can purchase pig dice on-line. Students will LOVE playing Piggy Addition!!!
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
The name says it all - just add 3-5 books from either your classroom library, school library, or the public library and you have an instant center. Each center features an activity sheet with step-by-step tasks, beginning with reading one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
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Digital Download PDF (0.76 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
The name says it all - just add 3-5 books from either your classroom library, school library, or the public library and you have an instant center. Each center features an activity sheet with step-by-step tasks, beginning with reading one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
The name says it all - just add 3-5 books from either your classroom library, school library, or the public library and you have an instant center. Each center features an activity sheet with step-by-step tasks, beginning with reading one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.76 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
The name says it all - just add 3-5 books from either your classroom library, school library, or the public library and you have an instant center. Each center features an activity sheet with step-by-step tasks, beginning with reading one of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
Are you about to start a research unit and you do not have a good "hook"? Are you looking for something to make your students "wonder" about? This presentation is full of questions and pictures to inspire students to wonder about the world around
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Library Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, GATE
FREE
Digital Download PDF (7.35 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
This adorable matching game features affixes (prefixes un-, dis-, re-, and pre- along with suffixes -ly, -er, -ing, and -est). Students can work independently or in pairs to match the affix on the colar of each dog to the root word on the bones,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
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By GiraffeOnStilts
Two games in one!!! These adorable matching games feature contractions and synonyms. Students can work independently or in pairs to match the contraction on the chicken to the correct eggs, then use the words they have created in their word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
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Digital Download PDF (111.90 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
Two games in one!!! These adorable matching games feature contractions and synonyms. Students can work independently or in pairs to match the contraction on the chicken to the correct eggs, then use the words they have created in their word
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
FREE
Digital Download PDF (100.37 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
In this activity, students create words by matching graphemes (on the forks and spoons) and phonemes (on the eggs). Afterwards, they can create sentences, write a story, use the words in as their spelling lists, add them to their word journals, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
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Digital Download PDF (92.05 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
If you are looking for a way to give your students more choice (while still making sure they learn/practice what you need them to), menus are a perfect choice. You select the activities for the menu and the students choose the order that they work.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Math Centers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.04 MB)
By GiraffeOnStilts
Here are 17 math games that either use a white board and marker, paper and pencil, dice, or other low-planning tools. These games cover everything from addition to multi-step operations and are good for second through fifth grade. Most of these
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Order of Operations
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
FREE
Digital Download PDF (0.66 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am entering my 17th year in education! Woohoo!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach whole-classroom, trying to incorporate multiple diciplines into each unit.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been voted Teacher of the Year by my peers, an honor and a huge responsibility.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with an English minor, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My favorite word is efficiency, so you will notice that the items in my store are straight-forward and do not contain extra, unnecessary pages (like cover sheets) that you do not need. unless they are part of the set-up for the activity/center.

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