Heather Curtis-Sowell

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By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Unit review for NC CCC covering rocks, soils, and water and how they are useful.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$1.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (5.06 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Smasrt Board lesson - 20 pages, between 4-5 weeks worth depending on how many days a week Science is scheduled. Includes lab activities, journal entries, links to songs, videos, and games/lab experiments. There are text page references, but as
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (3.92 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
This lesson was a smart board lesson, but has been "converted" to a power point so that some can more easily use it. It is the follow up to the previous force & motion plans as a review before assessing.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PPTX (0.38 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
1 of 2 for the Ecosystem unit lessons - half page identification for the needs of plants & animals.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Environment
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.05 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Other important vocab covered as well (i.e. star, cluster, etc.)
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
1st
Types:
Word Walls
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.27 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Smart Board lesson - Basic foundation for moon phases with journal entries and videos.
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.61 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Intro to get students thinking about plants and animal similarities and differences.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Activities
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.27 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
SIOP style (with pics) definitions for 1st grade, covers force & motion, including magnets
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Word Walls
$1.00
3 ratings
3.9
Digital Download DOC (0.10 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
This rubric is for a project within the Ecosystem's lesson. Students re-use items instead of throwing them away.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment
Grades:
1st
Types:
Rubrics
$1.00
3 ratings
3.0
Digital Download DOC (0.03 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Smart Board lesson - Motion of Earth, moon, and sun with facts, videos, experiments.
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (7.29 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Rubric used in rocks, soils, and water lessons for cooperative lab/project.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st
Types:
Rubrics
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
2 of 2 for Ecosystem lessons - Assesses environmental needs of plants & animals through identification, multiple choice, open ended, and through a graphic organizer.
Subjects:
Environment
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.80 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
This assessments covers all of the material from the Smart Board lessons.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
Digital Download DOC (0.07 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Covers rocks, minerals, different types of soils, matter, solids, liquids, capacity, retain, etc.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st
Types:
Word Walls
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (5.90 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
This is the second part of the force and motion unit, push and pulls were first, this matches the rest of the standards and definitions for unseen forces. Change what you need to best fit the needs of your class.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
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Digital Download NOTEBOOK (1.91 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Describes the physical properties of rocks & minerals and how they are useful, includes journal entries, labs, videos, and reading.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (3.23 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Use of student centered activities to review push & pull, including magnets.
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.02 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Lessons about how plants & animals grow and change - includes videos, books, lab/project, journal entry, and interactive quizes.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (7.17 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Child and English language learner friendly
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
Word Walls
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOC (12.76 MB)
By Heather Curtis-Sowell
Includes 4 major moon phases
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 12th year of teaching. I am also Nationally Boared Certified. I taught first grade for 6 years, third grade for 4 years, and second grade for 1 year. I asked to go back to first grade this year...I missed the basics. I have been grade level chair for 3rd and 1st grade, last year and this year. My lessons contain Common Core Standards, student friendly standards, and a short blurb for posting on your website if you have one. Argumentation and writing are essential parts of the lessons and included as often as possible. Each day is a different color and has a stop sign at the end of each day.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Structured in order for my students to feel safe with expectations and schedules. I am very organized and create many of my own tables and tracking systems for much of what I do in my room. I am learning how to use I-pads with my students to help them become more creative in the teaching and learning process. *Lessons are created with "thinking green" in mind. Students do most of creating and writing, no need for printing/copying much of anything.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was part of a team of less than 10 people to create the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Health Benchmarks for K-5, specifically focused on 3-5. The staff at my school elected me to be the FAC/TAC representative a few years ago, and this year they elected me to be on the School Leadership Team.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Purdue University - Bachelor of Arts, certification in Elementary Education from Brenau University, and Nationally Board Certified.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have started fruit & vegetable awareness at our school with both staff and students as a challenge and monthly competition. I have been nationally recognized for this program with a write up in a health newsletter, and receive local support from health food stores to further promote the program. I have also received grants from Donor's Choose the last 3 years.

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