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Need an inquiry based activity for the beginning of science class that will review/teach the Scientific Method? Are you looking for an experiment to go along with your Matter Unit? Look no further! My product includes: 1. Scientific Method
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$3.50
65 ratings
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My product is not only perfect for any themed bulletin board, it is a great way to practice or assess your students' shape recognition! In addition, you can have them practice fractions at the same time if you choose to. Have students complete
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
42 ratings
4.0
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Help your students to know and understand difficult light energy vocabulary through scientific inquiry! This experiment shows how light travels and enables your students to understand the difference between transparent, translucent, and opaque
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$3.50
30 ratings
3.9
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Are you still looking for a writing "program" that is easy and works? OR Do you like the Literacy Cafe Model, and are looking for a writing version? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, then this is the product for you! I
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.2.5, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.4, W.5.5
$8.50
44 ratings
4.0
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Are you looking for a great STEM or STEAM activity for your classroom? This is my second STEM/STEAM activity in the “FULL STEAM AHEAD” series! I know that this product will help spark your students’ LOVE of STEM! My students had a blast with this
Subjects:
Measurement, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, PowerPoint Presentations, Projects
$3.00
17 ratings
4.0
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Do you want to cover many nonfiction text features and structures using one high interest book? "SPIDERS" is the perfect book for you! My product is a COMPLETE unit for this nonfiction book. It includes the following: 1. Spider Glossary Page
Subjects:
Reading, Halloween, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
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Are you looking for a great STEM or STEAM activity for your classroom? This is my first STEM/STEAM activity in the “FULL STEAM AHEAD” series! I know that this product will help spark your students’ LOVE of STEM! What Is the Purpose of This
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Teacher Manuals, Activities
$2.00
20 ratings
4.0
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After getting great feedback from my first unit, "You're An Author: Setting Up Routines & Concepts in Writing Workshop," I decided to publish my second unit that I teach in my classroom on descriptive writing. This unit is not just any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$6.50
18 ratings
3.9
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Teaching students about proper nouns can be boring. The typical grammar worksheets may get the job done, but students soon forget what they learn. The activities and ideas found in this product will provide students with the same practice, but fun
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
16 ratings
4.0
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Help your students know and understand capacity and equivalent units through this investigative activity. Students will estimate and test how many cups are in 1 pint, 1 quart, 1 half gallon, and 1 gallon. My product includes: 1. Capacity
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Laboratory
$3.00
19 ratings
4.0
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Looking to introduce or review with your students what a paragraph is? This product has the minilesson and activity choices you have been looking for! Use the mentor text, "The Important Book," or not to provide your students with a life long
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
14 ratings
4.0
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Looking for eye catching and easy ways to help your students brainstorm sensory details in their writing? My new product can help! This product contains: 1. Colored Sensory Details Poster- ready to put up in your classroom 2. Colored Sensory
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, Posters
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
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Literature Unit Includes Comprehension and Story Response Questions with Challenging Word Study or Reading related activities for your students to complete after chapter readings. Questions and/or activities can be completed in small groups with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$3.50
16 ratings
3.9
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A great resources for kickstarting your Writing Workshop! Brainstorming or Prewriting is one of the hardest parts of the process. Use this resources to help your students to understand how authors get their ideas on what to write about. Choose
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
14 ratings
4.0
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This hands-on lesson and activity can be completed in small groups, pairs, or individually. Students will discuss together to predict the plant life cycle using colorful graphics and vocabulary cards. They then will create their own version
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$3.00
$2.00
11 ratings
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I used this lesson to help my students not only understand what an imprint is, but also why some areas, or habitats, have more fossils than others (land make-up plays a big role). My product includes: 1. Scientific Method Poster (with visuals) 2.
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$2.00
10 ratings
4.0
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Padlet is an online digital bulletin board that helps you organize ideas, links, pictures, and videos. It is a wonderful tool to use in your classroom or for faculty meeting purposes. Please visit my blog for more information and ideas on how to
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Professional Development, Instructional Technology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Teacher Manuals, For Principals & Administrators, Professional Development
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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As teachers, we all know how important it is to start off the school year with establishing routines in our classroom. Why should our writing curriculum not be a part of this yearly ritual? This first full writing unit in my store is not just
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Printables
$8.00
15 ratings
4.0
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Looking for lessons and resources to introduce or review revising & editing? This product is for you! Contents: 1. 2 lessons (Hook/Minilesson/Guided Practice..etc,) 2. 1 revising activity with 3 different reading levels in order to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
9 ratings
4.0
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Check out my SPIDER THEMED Prefix & Suffix Unit. This 77 paged product contains: 1. Root/Base Word, Prefix, and Suffix Posters and Example Posters 2. Prefix/Suffix Example Cards with Matching Meaning Cards 3. Prefix/Suffix Word Example
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Halloween, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RF.3.3a, L.2.4b, L.2.4c, L.3.4b, L.3.4c, L.4.4b
$6.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Ashley Dearcop Shaw, and I am the owner of this store. I was just married in 2015, and have been teaching for about a decade. In my 10 years, I have actually gotten to teach all over the country and am now taking on the part time position of Curriculum Coordinator at my school in addition to teaching. I am New York educated, have lived and taught in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, and now in Pasadena, California. I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades, and have had experience working with many other grade levels throughout my professional career. The three schools that I have worked at have allowed me to work with students with ranging abilities from academic and behavioral struggles to talented and gifted. One of my teaching strengths is writing! I completed my Master's Action Research in Writing and the 6 Traits. I look forward to advancing my career supporting my colleagues this year too!

MY TEACHING STYLE

As a teacher, I feel that my number one role as an educator is to create and/or maintain life long learners. I know this sounds cliche, but I feel it is the key to student success throughout the years! In order to do this, I make sure to create an environment where students feel comfortable making their own choices, as well as mistakes, and to challenge my students at their varying levels through differentiation. My daily instructional goal is to make sure all students are challenged and feel empowered by being able to succeed at their diverse levels. I always believe that all students can succeed if given the right tools!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Response to Intervention Vertical Team Captain -- Kennesaw State University Co-Chair of Graduate Conference Committee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Canisius College-Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education Kennesaw State University-Masters of Science in Early Childhood Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Canisius College of Buffalo, NY. After graduating, I moved down to Atlanta, GA where I taught second and third grades in public schools for 5 years. During this time, I received a master's degree where I chose to focus on action research in writing instruction. Not only do I like to teach kids how to write, I absolutely love watching students learn that writing is fun! I moved to California in 2012 and began teaching in a private school. In addition to education, some of my interests and hobbies include being on the beach or at the lake, making food and crafts (especially ideas from Pintrest), and staying active.

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