Ivy Schmidt

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This SMARTboard lesson describes expository, narrative, and persuasive types of writing. After that, it offers 5 different writing prompts, some with rubrics. The prompts set the scene (they don't just simply state a suggestion for writing).
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This lesson will help students understand this Trait. Also, you will model creating word lists to help students formulate their very own "juicy" word lists.
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While this document is cute on its own, it will make a lot more sense when using it with the 3 related SMARTboard lessons. It is to be used by students as they begin to write their 5-paragraph essay.
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There are 2 documents in this download. The first is a series of "self awareness" questions for students to fill out. After they fill it out, they find where they rated themselves weakest and set a goal for that area. The sheet allows for the
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This lesson focuses on teaching kids how to "show" instead of "tell" when writing. It ends with an assignment and a rubric.
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This is just 1 center, working on the ending blends of nt, nk, nd, mp, ft, lf, lt, sk, & st. Print the pages onto cardstock, cut out the cards (1st 2 pages) and students will place them in the correct blend row of the 2 grid pages.
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This is the third of five mini lessons on paragraph or 5-paragraph essay writing.
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This is a short (4-5 page) Notebook activity that will result in a beautiful fall writing for virtually any age student!
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Day 2 writing organizational mini lesson which goes with a total of 5 hamburger style mini lessons.
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This lesson exposes students to conjunctions, has them solve problems involving conjunctions, then sets the students off on their own to solve on their own.
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These are cards that can be printed on cardstock, then cut out and used with these lessons. They're in very simple format.
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This is a series of 4 lessons that includes a reading, writing, and science connection. It also involves the fun of those marshmallow treats that show up in great numbers around Easter. However, they are also available at different times of the year
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This lesson shows kids different ways to look at voice. It ends with a writing assignment.
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Want to have instant writing ideas so your students can't say, "I don't know what to write about!" Even better, these writing ideas will be generated by the students so that each idea is personal, meaningful to them, so they're more likely to take
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When a student is having trouble keeping control of him/herself, I have the child fill out this form. I send it home for parent(s) to read, discuss with their child, sign, then return to school. Sometimes I don't send it home if it seems that the
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These are cards that can be printed onto cardstock, then cut out and used to teach. This is for the study of these types of invertebrates.
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This activity is good to do with the whole class right before parent-teacher conferences. It shows parents the proof (that some of them need!) that their child struggles with following directions. It's simple to perform and most kids really enjoy
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The summary day. This is when students draw conclusions to the experiments performed. The lesson plan also includes suggestions and prompting statements to help guide students to conclusions if they're having trouble. This download includes the
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This is, perhaps, the most exciting day of this 4-day group of lessons for the students. It involves 4 different experiments to determine the "destructibility" of a cute, little Peep. Fun, but also a lot of careful, probing questions to really
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This is a writing lesson that incorporates graph reading/interpreting and social studies, making it a nice cross-curricular piece. Students learn about an issue, take a stand, and write a paper. There is a rubric included.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for 13 years. Five of those years were in a Montessori (1st-3rd grade) classroom in our newly-founded public school Montessori setting. Now I teach third grade (the best grade to teach, in my opinion)!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I honor student input and find value in students' ideas. My classroom is rarely filled with the teacher doing a bunch of lecturing. I have recently become interested in Whole Brain Teaching (check it out on YouTube).

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Okemos Commitment to Excellence award, Extraordinary Science Curriculum award, Technology Guru plaque

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I bleed green and white, for Michigan State University, of course! It's nice living in (or near) a college town. There are so many resources that my students and I benefit from, such as the planetarium, dairy store (how to make ice cream), the Children's 4-H Gardens, Wharton (center for performing arts), and so much more! Plus, we teachers have access to professors and they are often willing to come into the classroom to enrich our lives more! I earned both my bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU. The College of Education has earned many honors too. It's a pedagogical mecca!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have the most wonderful husband and a most amazing son. My son is in first grade at my school. It's nice to live and work in the same community. Life is good!

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