Janae Van Orman - The Sharpened Pencil
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This is one of my all-time favorite winter craftivities! I love incorporating art with writing. Even more, I LOVE incorporating student pictures. This one has all three tied into one! Students write about what they do on a snowy day, or any
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***UPDATED September 2016*** These are the 2017 Handprint Calendars with poems and they are now EDITABLE!!! I included editable powerpoint files, so you can simply add a text box with your own holidays and dates! :) These have been a favorite
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This unit aligns with the 2nd Grade Social Studies standard involving Ancient Civilizations. Throughout this unit, students learn about Ancient China. It is packed with activities and resources to help students learn about China is a fun way.
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This packet is full of activities to support the second grade standard of distinguishing shades of meaning among words. Many of these activities will support teaching synonyms, as well. Included in this packet is: -Posters -Intro
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*Updated July 2016* We all know how important daily reading is for our students to become successful, fluent readers. These monthly calendars are meant to be sent home each month for students to keep track of their nightly reading. I have
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This unit has been designed to teach the American Revolution in a fun and engaging way. I have included plenty of hands-on activities mixed with a variety of literature. Your students are sure to love learning about the Road to
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This has always been a favorite Easter activity of mine! Students use their listening and/or reading skills to follow directions in order to compete an Easter Spring Picture. Included in this packet is: -an Easter picture -24 directions to place
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We read the story, Get Up and Go! as part of our Reading Series (Harcourt Trophies). It’s a cute story about a girl who gets ready for school, and her dog makes a timeline to help keep track of the passing time. After reading the story, each
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I was inspired by the book, "I'm The Biggest Thing In The Ocean" by Kevin Sherry. It is such a cute book to introduce measuring. I start out my measurement unit by reading the book and discussing the concepts of bigger/smaller. I reference the
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This multiplication book is perfect to use when introducing students to basic multiplication facts. I print each page and staple them together. Then, I go through one set of facts a day. Students practice skip counting, identifying, and solving
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In 2nd Grade we count US coins and bills. My school district broke the standard down even further to say we need to teach how to count ALL US bills. I made this mini-unit to add to our money unit to help with identifying and counting bills. My
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**UPDATED November 2016*** I am SO excited to use the Elf in my Classroom this year! I put together this little packet to help me stay organized with all of the elf's mischief! Included in this packet are: -Two Calendars to fill in for the
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We read this story as part of our 2nd Grade Reading Curriculum (Harcourt Trophies). It’s always been one of our favorites! As a culminating activity, we read a few nonfiction chameleon/lizard books and use the website Pebble Go to learn more facts
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This packet is FULL of activities/worksheets to help students learn and understand GRAPHING! Included in this packet are: -Posters for the following: bar graphs, charts, tally chart, circle graph, line graph, line plot, picture graph. -Memory
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This is a great packet to help with number recognition! I've included the numbers 0-20 and practice writing the word, the digit, and counting sets. I used it when I taught 1st grade, and am using it now to remediate a few of my 2nd grade kiddos.
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I redid my classroom rules posters to match my new classroom décor. These posters are blue, green, and turquoise with polka dots. I've included the 5 rules I use in my classroom, the 5 official whole brain teaching rules, and 5 blank templates for
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I made this Valentine's Day themed scoot to review prefixes, base/root words, and suffixes with my class. I added the posters as a review and to keep posted while they work on it! Enjoy! :) Prefixes included are: un- re- in- im- dis- Suffixes
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These simple chalkboard alphabet posters would be a great addition to any classroom! They are 8 inch squares with colorful borders. I have included cursive and print options. Enjoy! :) Print Font KG Miss Kindergarten Cursive Font ABC Cursive
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This packet is full of activities to support the second and third grade standard of distinguishing shades of meaning among words. Many of these activities will support teaching synonyms, as well. Included in this packet is: -Posters -Intro
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I made these cards to accompany our whale unit and basal story, Dear Mr. Blueberry. I have provided three different writing activities (narrative, informative, opinion) for you and your students. Enjoy!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught first grade for seven years, second grade for three years, and am now looping up with my class to third grade. I couldn't be happier!! :)

MY TEACHING STYLE

I strive to create a positive atmosphere where children have FUN while LEARNING! I love creating new activities, and incorporating technology whenever I can. :)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Outstanding Teacher Award from Student Services

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I earned a Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho and a Master's in Literacy Education from Idaho State University. I also have a reading endorsement from Idaho.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was about 4 years old, and I couldn’t be happier to teach third grade! I love ZUMBA, reading, swimming, ice-skating, singing, and all things third grade! Come visit my classroom blog! www.the-sharpenedpencil.blogspot.com

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