Janet Rainey

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By Janet Rainey
This unit has everything needed to complete a research project on penguins and so much more! Your students are sure to love creating one or both of these adorable penguin craftivites to display their finished writing pieces. A variety of writing
Subjects:
Writing, Informational Text, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Research, Printables
$8.00
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By Janet Rainey
Are you looking for a low prep, creative and engaging, fun-filled activity to teach your students about topic, main idea, and key details? For this craftivity, students will close read a narrative paragraph about building a snowman, looking for
Subjects:
Winter, Reading, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Interactive Notebooks, Fun Stuff
$3.00
70
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By Janet Rainey
This is a foldable book that students create themselves to help teach and/or reinforce the four types of sentences. Included is a photograph of the foldable, directions on how to make it, four types of sentences, their meanings, and an example of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Task Cards, Assessment
$4.50
104
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By Janet Rainey
You will find everything you need to teach tall tales in this unit, including five tall tale character craftivities! This unit focuses primarily on five tall tales written by Steven Kellogg; however, many of the activities can be used with any tall
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Printables
$10.00
50
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By Janet Rainey
It’s easy to differentiate with this creative craft as many options are provided in this download. Students can use the various pieces to create this colorful reindeer for the Christmas holiday. A variety of writing templates have been included as
Subjects:
Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
64
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By Janet Rainey
Your students will have tons of fun creating this adorable Uncle Sam Craftivity to help celebrate those patriotic holidays as well as express their gratitude to those heroes we give thanks to on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Fourth of July, Patriot
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
56
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By Janet Rainey
This is a foldable book on landforms that students create themselves to assist in their own learning. Uncover each flap to reveal a photograph of each of the twelve landforms listed as well as their definitions. The twelve landforms covered in
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History, Test Preparation
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Study Guides
$3.00
114
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By Janet Rainey
Simply download, print, and you're ready to go! Students will stay focused during those last few weeks before winter break when using this 68 page unit of fun and engaging holiday themed differentiated activities. The unit contains differentiated
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Activities
$7.00
27
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By Janet Rainey
Make sure to download the preview to access your FREE Pot of Gold writing template. Your students will love celebrating St. Patrick's Day with this lap book/project board craftivity. Primary students can practice reading the poem or learning a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, St. Patrick's Day, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
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By Janet Rainey
Hop into April's poetry month with this adorable spring frog poem craftivity! Students will have fun creating this cute insect catching frog and writing original poems or short stories to help celebrate spring and/or April's poetry month! This
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Spring, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
44
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By Janet Rainey
Your students will love learning and writing about Cinco de Mayo when they get to adorn their completed papers with these adorable Mexican boy and/or girl craftivities. This craftivity download includes three different styles of writing papers
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
58
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By Janet Rainey
Make sure to download the preview for a complete look at the foldable book as well as to access a free folktale flower flap activity for an interactive notebook. Are you struggling with teaching the different types of folktales? Are you finding it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Study Skills
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Activities, Study Guides
$4.00
15
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By Janet Rainey
If you have already purchased this product, please note that additional pages have been added as of May 1, 2016. Make sure to download the preview to access your FREE Cinco de Mayo original poem. Your students will love celebrating Cinco de Mayo
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Cultural Activities, Research
$5.00
53
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By Janet Rainey
Your students will learn more about Veterans Day and the five branches of the military when they complete this creative craftivity. This craftivity can be differentiated for all levels of learners. Three different options have been provided. A
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
44
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By Janet Rainey
Students will have fun as they read and hunt through their books in search of examples of the four different types of sentences. Two forms have been included so it can be differentiated for your students. One form has students hunting for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Janet Rainey
This makes a great activity for the beginning of the year! "Fall into autumn" with this adorable apple writing craftivity! Your own students will have fun creating this cute little apple and writing original poems or short stories to finish up an
Subjects:
Writing, Autumn, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
$4.00
37
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By Janet Rainey
Students will have fun creating this adorable Earth Day writing craftivity with a superhero theme or making their very own posters to help promote Earth Day! This download includes: *Three Word Action Grids *I Love the Earth Because Writing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Earth Day, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.50
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By Janet Rainey
Veterans Day activities and craftivity fun! Your students will enjoy learning about Veterans Day with these informational and engaging activities. The activities in this unit are low or no prep and differentiated to meet the needs of diverse
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
$5.50
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By Janet Rainey
My students love to read, and it is made so much easier when they can refer to their reading strategies and story elements foldable study guide with an adorable colored penguin theme! If that theme is too primary for your students or you prefer to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Study Guides
$4.00
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By Janet Rainey
***Be sure to download the preview for a FREE Ruby Bridges poster activity*** Your students will love learning about Black History Month with this sweet Ruby Bridges Lap Book/Project Board Craftivity. An informational text passage is included to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Black History Month, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
31
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over 25 years. The majority of those years have been spent teaching third grade in the same school I attended as a child. During those 25 years, I have amassed an abundance of knowledge as well as inspiration which I apply daily to my classroom teachings. Throughout the years, I have held various positions as well as attended numerous trainings including but not limited to the following: Master Teacher; District Mentor Teacher, developed curriculum for Learning Centers and trained WSD teachers in their use; BTSA Support Provider; Math Mania Coach and proctor at district competitions; District Library Committee, aligned library resources with texts and standards; SOAR Reading and Project Read Teacher; Conflict Manager Teacher/Student Trainer, provided training for WSD teachers at District workshops as well as staff development; English Language Class Teacher for Parents/Students; UCI Reading/Writing Program participant, provided staff training on word study and other aspects of program; Differentiated Instruction Training/ Focused Approach Training; GATE Task Force Team; Arts Advantage Trained; GLAD Trained.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I instill hope, inspire confidence, and provide for opportunities that my students may not otherwise encounter. I put my heart and soul into the profession, devoting much of my time and energy to the cause of educating children. I never lower my standards to meet the perceived expectations of my students yet raise their expectations to meet my standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awarded mini-grant for the development of literacy; PTA Honorary Service Award recipient; District Teacher of the Year; Who's Who Among America's Teachers (Honoring Our Nation's Most Respected Teachers) 9th Edition, 2004-2005, Volume VIIII; Golden Apple Award; Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 10th Edition, 2005-2006, Volume X

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach; MA in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Long Beach; Multiple Subjects Credential; CLAD Credential; GATE Certified, GLAD Certified

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I consider a student's desire and goal to go to college and the actualization of that goal to be among my greatest contributions and accomplishments in teaching.

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