Heather Van Houten

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Heather Van Houten
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"A Teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the students." -Ever Garrison
 
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This Plants unit was created for my 5th grade students, but it can be adapted as an intro to 4th grade or a review for 6th. The unit includes the following: • 3 introduction lessons Photosynthesis Structure &
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Students work together on this Earth Science review by taking on the role of detective and accepting missions that will take them on a fun Earth science journey! I am a teacher in Texas and created this as a review for the 5th grade Science STAAR.
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This activity can be used as an introduction or a review, or both! The main idea is for the students to determine which traits in a plant are either inherited or are caused by an outside force using picture cards and a sort map. I’ve included two
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Teaching behaviors…what a mess! At least it is for my 5th graders in Texas. This set of pictures comes with lesson plans and a teacher key that give you a clear guide on how to effectively use the sorting cards to best guide your students through
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Teaching 5th grade Science in Texas has led me to become a self-professed biome/ecosystem expert! ;) I used these lessons and projects throughout the entire Life Science unit to introduce AND review AND reinforce the concept of biomes. The Biome
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This poster reads, "In this classroom, we don't do easy, we make easy happen through hard work and learning" Part of the Craving the Chaos Polka Dot Collection
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This collection of Science activities were made for my 5th grade students. I teach in Texas, where 5th Science is THE scary grade. :) These lessons are also suitable for 6th and 7th grades. I created a lot of my own activities since my kids'
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This Facebook page is a huge hit with my older students. It's their homework for the first day of school, filling it out and bringing it back the next day. Fields range from basic info through their favorite snack and what a good teacher is like.
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This Photosynthesis & CO2-O2 lesson was created for my 5th grade students, but it can be adapted as an intro to 4th grade or a review for 6th. The review lesson connects Photosynthesis and the Carbon Dioxide-Oxygen Cycle and
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While teaching 5th and 6th Grade Science in Texas, this biome collection came in handy in lots of ways! I used them for centers, for hooks, to introduce the biome/ecosystem concept, for food chains, for energy flow, for review, for adaptations, you
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In my classroom, if a student is disrespectful to another, he/she pulls a slip from the Respect Jar. These slips have consequences such as: "Carry the books for the person you bullied today" & "Volunteer your time after school to help the
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I print these color coded TEKS on address labels and use on my lesson plans, activities, and any other place I need to ID the TEK the lesson is testing. It makes keeping the planning process streamlined and organized, while keeping the TEKS in mind.
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I have compiled information and pictures about the landforms I teach in 5th grade Science. I use these Fact Sheets for several different lessons and projects throughout the year. The students use the fact sheets to take ownership of their
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I use these pictures to introduce Kingdom & Domains. Make T-Charts comparing Heterotrophs vs Autotrophs, Eukaryotic vs Prokaryotic, and Unicellular vs Multicellular vocabulary. This set includes large and small versions, and photos of the
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I have put together a matching/sorting game containing the 48 most challenging and common Science words that are used in 5th grade in Texas. These cards can be used as a match at the beginning of the unit, or a memory game for more of a
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This packet contains 3 activities that will help you and your students get to know each other. Classmate Scavenger Hunt - fun ice breaker to get the kids up and moving Get to Know the Teacher Test - I love this one! The students think it's a real
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This collection of Science activities were made for my 5th grade students. I teach in Texas, where 5th Science is THE scary grade. :) These lessons are also suitable for 6th and 7th grades. I created a lot of my own activities since my kids'
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I keep copies of this form for my substitutes to full out for me while I'm out. It's easy for them, easy for me, so we are all happy! Check out my Substitute Binder in my store to see how much substitutes love to sub for me... ha! Enjoy!
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Do you use CHAMPS in your classroom? Whether or not your school has adopted this behavior plan, you will love what it can do for your classroom management. ********* If you download, I would love your feedback! Thanks!********* This packet
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This poster is part of the Craving the Chaos Polka Dot Collection. The Two Minute Countdown poster is a great visual reminder for students during transition periods in your classroom, helping them stay organized and keeping you from repeating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Texas teacher of 10 years. I have taught Math and Science in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to engage students with interactive lessons that incorporate technology and involve more student talk than teacher talk, while keeping it fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Mentor Teacher -1 of 2 teachers selected from my district to attend Space Camp for Educators

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

University of North Texas & Baylor University

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I love FUN FONTS! Thank you to all graphic designers out there that fill my need for my teaching materials to be adorable!

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