Gray's Gems

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These are two different forms for students to use to give their peers feedback during presentations. The first includes a space for glows, gains and grows. The second focuses on something they learned, something that stood out and what questions
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are an exciting time to incorporate math into your classroom. With this product students can do the following: 1. Cover 2. Winter Olympic Math Project steps 3. Winter Olympics Sports list 4. QRs for Winter Olympic
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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In this project, students create their own Rube Goldberg device. This is a great hands on extension when teaching simple machines and physics topics. Students love to build these. They have to plan, experiment, revise and do it over and over
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Here are several challenge activities that you can use with your fast finishers, gifted and talented students or your whole class. Have students pick and choose from the activities. Included are activities such as a fraction riddle, fraction art,
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In this project, students select local news, world news, sports or weather as their focus. They they self direct their research with teacher support and graphic organizers to help guide them. They then write a news story and participate in a
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Here is a menu with 6 different project choices to use after students have complete a book. The focus of this menu is story elements and it gives students a variety of ways of showing their knowledge of the different elements. Also included is a
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Here are several enrichment activities that students can complete while reading the book the City of Ember. My fast finishers often need something worth while to do while they wait for their classmates to finish reading or classwork. Included are
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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Updated 12/9/15- I added a new version that includes the QR codes I used to get my students started. Same resource, but improved. This research activity is great for broadening student's knowledge of holidays around the world. This product
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Students make paper airplanes in this hands on STEM high interest activity. Students design, edit, revise and test their designs. They then enter two contests the distance challenge and the target challenge. Students measure how far their plane
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Ever feel like students have no concept of how much a trip costs? Students have won a math award that gives them $4,500 to plan a trip. Students calculate costs by car and plane. They make decisions on where to stay, what types of restaurants to
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STEM activity students love! Students design a catapult and launch marshmallows, cotton balls and ping pong balls. They can record their results on the charts provided. Students will love this challenging STEM activity!
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If you have K'nex and students ready for a STEM challenge, this product is for you. Included are two design challenges and a rubric for grading. Students love the creativity and open ended portion of these challenges.
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My students love learning about the Olympics! This project combines that interest, research and a Math focus. Students will select a sport/event to research. They will use QR codes and fill out a graphic organizer. The will create problems and a
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This activity is a differentiated learning menu to appeal to student choice. Students can explore architecture by selecting activities that challenges them to explore, analyze and apply the features of historical architectural structures, designs
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In this activity, students research monsters such as Bigfoot and mysteries such as Crop Circles. Using graphic organizers, students determine if they are real, possible or impossible. This is a great activity for synthesizing and determining
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Here is a chart with several different vocabulary words found in the book City of Ember. Each word includes the page number found in the text. Also on the chart is a spot for students to write what they think it means, the actual meaning, and
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A “small moment” is a writing assignment based on a small, but memorable event in your life. The small moment should zero in on a single moment with great descriptive detail. This assignment asks students to use the book creator app to capture
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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In this challenge students research and design a roller coaster. Students take on the role of historian, physicist or design engineer as they learn about coasters. For an added challenge students can construct a roller coaster. Sheets for
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This is a creative writing RAFT activity centered around the holidays. Students select a role, audience, format and topic in this activity. They might write from the point of view of Santa, a reindeer, an Elf on the Shelf or Scrooge. They might
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This activity allows students to apply higher level thinking, ideas and innovation. There are 3 different activities included: 1. Invention and innovation discussion cards- to spark discussion and higher order thinking for an activating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 15 years of teaching experience. I have taught Special Education, was a Reading Specialist and am now currently a Gifted Support Teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in meeting the needs of all students. Differentiation of process, product and topic is so important at this age. I believe in hands on inquiry experiences. I practice a child centered environment and think that children learn the most that way.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Keystone Technology Innovator 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Delaware. I earned a Masters of Education in Reading from West Chester University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a mom of two girls.

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