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By Inventive Thinkers
Make and create wonderful back-to-school STEM/STEAM classroom experiences. Featuring: • A STEM/STEAM calendar-themed activity for each day in August • Four STEM/STEAM units: –Science: National Ride the Wind Day - Measuring Wind –Technology:
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Activities
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.7, 3.OA.A.3, 6.EE.C.9, W.3.4, W.3.6, W.4.6, W.5.5, W.5.8, W.6.1d
$9.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: November" includes lessons and projects for National Aviation Month, Native American Heritage Month, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in November. This edition is designed for
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.5, W.5.3d, W.6.2e, W.4.2d
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
Get started for a great year of STEM/STEAM learning for Budding Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Makers and Poets. This sixty page edition is part of the 166 page STEM Through the Months, Fall Edition, available on Amazon or CreateSpace Estore
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Thematic Unit Plans
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.7, 4.G.A.3, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3c, RL.3.1, RL.4.1, RL.5.6, RL.6.6, W.4.7, SL.5.5, W.3.3a
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: October" gets you started for a great year of STEM Through the Months for Budding Scientists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Makers and Poets. This 63 page edition is part of the 166 page STEM Through the Months, Fall Edition,
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 4.MD.A.2, W.4.6, W.4.7, W.5.2d, W.5.3, W.6.1d, W.6.2a, W.3.3a, W.3.3b
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEM Through the Months: Winter Holidays. This book includes STEM/STEAM projects for December Holidays, New Years, Martin Luther King Day, Valentine’s Day, and STEM/STEAM lesson starters for each and every day in December, January and February.
Subjects:
Math, Science, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1, 6.SP.A.1, RL.4.2, W.4.3d
$8.25
5
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By Inventive Thinkers
Get your students ready for a year of STEM/STEAM activities enriched with student observation and writing. The STEM/STEAM journal pages are blackline masters. The pages can be used separately or stapled together. The materials help clever thinkers
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Printables
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.7, 6.NS.B.3, W.3.5, W.3.10, W.5.2d, W.5.8, W.4.3c, W.4.3d
$3.25
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: December" includes lessons and projects for New Years Eve, National Write a Friend Month, Winter, December Holidays, and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in December. This edition is designed for teachers,
Subjects:
Science, Poetry, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.7, W.3.4, W.3.8, W.6.1b, W.4.2d
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
Thematic STEM/STEAM lessons and projects for Back-to-School (August), September, October and November. This 265 page edition also includes STEM/STEAM journals that you can use throughout the year.Individually, September, October, and November are
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.C.7b, 4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.B.4, 5.NBT.B.7, 3.OA.A.3, 4.G.A.3, 6.EE.C.9, 6.RP.A.3a, 6.RP.A.3c, RL.3.1...
$19.95
4
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: April" includes lessons and projects for Children and Nature Awareness Month, Earth Day, Poetry Month, Math Awareness Month and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in April. This edition is designed for teachers,
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.2, 5.NBT.A.3b, 4.OA.A.3, 6.SP.B.5, 6.EE.A.2b, RL.3.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.10, RL.6.6, W.3.5, W.4.3d
$5.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: March" includes lessons and projects for Spring, Women’s History Month, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Music in Our Schools Month and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in March. This edition is designed for
Subjects:
Math, Science, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
RL.3.6, RL.4.4, RL.5.3, RL.6.7, W.3.5, W.4.2, W.5.3, W.6.2e
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
This poetry-enhanced lesson remembers the heroes who have given their lives to make our country great. It also reminds us how lucky we all are to live in a land where we can live freely. The unit begins with a biography of James Whitcomb Riley, an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$1.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: February" includes lessons and projects for National Freedom Day, Presidents Day, Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and STEM lesson starters for each and every day in February. This edition is designed for teachers,
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, GATE
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3a, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.4, 4.OA.A.1, 4.NF.B.3b, 4.NF.C.6, RL.4.1, RL.5.2, W.5.5, W.4.3d
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEM Through the Months: May. This edition is designed for teachers, parents and students. Using daily, weekly and monthly-themed events as a springboard, poetry as a language arts component and the maker movement for inspiration, students will
Subjects:
Math, Science, Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.4
$5.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for July guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards.
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.MD.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4, 3.OA.A.2, 6.SP.B.5a, 6.SP.B.5b, 6.SP.B.5c, RL.3.1, RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RL.5.5, W.3.5...
$5.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for November guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, 4.MD.A.2, 3.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.B.5, 6.SP.A.1, 6.SP.A.2, RL.3.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.5, W.3.5...
$5.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
"STEM Through the Months: January" was designed for teachers, students and parents. The activities are primarily for students in grades one through eight. We know you will find these engaging and innovative lessons and projects easy to adopt and
Subjects:
Math, Science, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Thematic Unit Plans, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.D.8, 6.NS.B.3, W.3.5, W.5.1c, W.5.3d, W.4.2d
$5.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for December guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 3.OA.A.1, 3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 6.NS.B.3, RL.3.5, RI.4.1, RI.4.8, RI.5.1, W.3.4, SL.5.1c
$5.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
Special bundle pricing, each unit is priced at $4.95 each when purchased separately, $12.95 for the bundle. Buy the bundle for a sweet spring deal and save over 12%! STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics Spring Bundle for March, April and May guides
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.B.3, 3.MD.B.4, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.2, 3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.A.4, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.3b...
$17.95
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By Inventive Thinkers
This unit is part of Joyce Koff’s, Beverly Ellman’s and Gary Carnow’s poetry enhanced STEM Through the Months learning series for budding scientists, engineers, mathematicians, makers and poets. Included in the poetry lesson is a reproducible
Subjects:
Other (Science), Poetry, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Printables, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.4.1, RL.4.7, RL.5.10, W.5.6, RST.6-8.7, RST.6-8.9
$1.95
1
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By Inventive Thinkers
STEAM Through the Year: Mathematics for January guides you through the month with STEAM lessons and projects. Students build mathematical proficiency with monthly-thematic lessons correlated to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Subjects:
Math, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.A.2, 5.NBT.A.2, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 3.NF.A.3b, 6.SP.B.4, 6.NS.B.3, RL.3.4, RL.4.4, RL.5.4, W.3.4...
$5.95
2
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I wear many educational hats – as a classroom teacher, administrator, author and educational consultant. I specializes in administrative and instructional technologies, grants and funding procurement, instructional program development, emerging technologies, makerspaces and 3D printing. I have consulted for major hardware and software computer companies and have written extensively for Tech&Learning magazine. I was one of the first educators to provide content for AOL and the Scholastic Network. In the last five years, along with two colleagues, wrote a series of books on STEM and STEAM for elementary grades. The books are on Amazon and digital versions are here on TPT, along with other digital materials.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I see myself as a facilitator of student learning. My teaching style varies with the activity. The STEM/STEAM lessons and projects available here on TPT are hands-on and student-centered. Each unit includes a thematic approach to science, technology, engineering and math. Language arts skills develop through each activity that are integral to the unit of instruction. The lessons employ brainstorming techniques to increase student engagement and enhance the student writing process.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I specialize in technology grantwriting and teaching teachers how to integrate technology into their curriculum. I was awarded the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award, the Alhambra Educational Foundation's Service to Education Award and the California School Boards Association's Golden Bell. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned my Bachelors, Masters and Doctoratal degrees.

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