Gussy's Goodies

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"So often you find the student's you're trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you." - Sean Junkins
 
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By Gussy's Goodies
A product that can be used in the classroom and for distance learning! Save yourself time, teach meaningful concepts, and engage your students in their learning with fun and interactive learning activities! This product includes:1. GOOGLE DOC
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
Online Resource
Google Drive™ folder
By Gussy's Goodies
When it comes time for dreaded report card writing, this document will help to SAVE you TIME and make writing Learning Skills EASIER! The document includes examples of POINT FORM PROGRESS REPORT, TERM 1, and TERM 2 REPORT CARD COMMENTS; however,
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment
$7.00
Digital Download PDF (12.78 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
This probability unit follows the Grade 1 Ontario Curriculum. Students are introduced the probability terms including, 'impossible', 'unlikely', 'equally likely', 'likely', and 'certain'. There is NO PREP involved for you! To use as an interactive
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Math Centers
$3.00
Online Resource
Google Slides™
By Gussy's Goodies
These worksheets are meant to use as Independent Practice or during Guided Math Centers to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate their learning and demonstrate their understanding of basic counting concepts. This pack includes 26
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Printables
$5.00
3
Digital Download PDF (7.30 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Students will be motivated to practice counting concepts as they play these LOW-PREP math games and puzzles! Included are 3 engaging games and 10 puzzles which will help students develop important Grade 1 counting concepts. Colour & Black and
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (55.44 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Knowing where you plan to go for the year helps you get started on the right foot for the school year ahead. This Long Range Plan is meant as a guide to help you layout your Math program for a Grade 1 classroom in Ontario. The strands are
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
1st
Types:
Other, Whole Courses, Syllabi
$5.00
1
Digital Download ZIP (6.59 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Reading every day is so important to a developing reader. Setting up a class routine and expectation for students to read on a daily basis is a great way to hold students accountable. This is also a great way to involve parents in their child's
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Homework, Guided Reading Books
$5.00
Digital Download PDF (14.53 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Knowing where you plan to go for the year helps you get started on the right foot for the school year ahead. This Long Range Plan is meant as a guide to help you layout your Language, Science, Social Studies, Health, Phys. Ed. & Arts program for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies - History
Grades:
4th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$7.00
81
Digital Download PDF (23.46 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Knowing where you plan to go for the year helps you get started on the right foot for the school year ahead. This Long Range Plan is meant as a guide to help you layout your Math program for a Grade 3 classroom in Ontario. The strands are
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
$4.00
69
Digital Download PDF (14.48 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Includes all specific expectations for Math, Language, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, & Health from the Grade 4 Ontario Curriculum documents.A great way to organize your anecdotal notes and keep track of student progress throughout the year.
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
4th
Types:
Assessment
$6.00
22
Digital Download PDF (30.31 MB)
By Gussy's Goodies
Knowing where you plan to go for the year helps you get started on the right foot for the school year ahead. This Long Range Plan is meant as a guide to help you layout your Math program for a Grade 4 classroom in Ontario. The strands are
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Unit Plans, Whole Courses
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30
Digital Download PDF (14.90 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Unlike many teachers, I do not tend to have a 'favourite' grade to teach. While many of my ideas seem to be more Junior appropriate, I have taught all grades from Kindergarten through to Grade 6. My broad range of experiences has allowed me to see the fun that all grades can offer, as well as the continuum that most students follow on the path of learning.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that students learn best when they are given opportunities to explore ideas through hands-on exploration, question the ideas they are taught, are challenged to think critically, and have lots of time to practice new skills. I believe students need to direct their own learning in combination with teacher-directed learning, and while some ideas are best acquired through inquiry, others must be directly taught and practiced repeatedly.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won the Alterna Savings Golden Apple Award in my first year of teaching for my commitment to my students and the learning community.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

After graduating high school, I completed a 4 year B.Sc. degree with a focus in Foods and Nutrition. I then went on to Teacher's College where I studied Primary/Junior education and received my B.Ed. I have since completed 8 Additional Qualification courses, including my Primary/Junior Math Specialist and Intermediate Math qualifications.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've been a teacher at heart my whole life! Even while I was a student, I had a 'school' set up in my basement where any stuffed animal, sibling, cousin, pet, etc. that was willing (or summoned) to let me teach them were my students. My mind thinks teaching no matter where I am, what I'm doing, who I'm with, or what time of year it is. Although I don't have any teachers in my family, I do believe I was given the 'teacher gene'. I love to watch students develop into better versions of themselves and celebrating their successes with them makes me beyond happy. Teaching is not a job for me - it is my passion, my lifestyle, and my calling!

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