Jen's Gems

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By Jen's Gems
This was designed as a science center activity. Students are asked to choose a device, such as a car, airplane or a boat and "remake" it to be powered by an alternative energy source such as solar, hydro or wind. This item includes the instruction
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a complete guided reading lesson plan for "John Philip Duck" by Patricia Polacco. It included the standards that align with Common Core. I used this with my 4th grade class and they really enjoyed getting to work with picture books in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Minilessons
$4.00
10 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This document is an organizer to help students write a story retelling. It has four boxes to put what happens: first, next, then, and last with coordinating boxes to draw a picture to match the event. This could also be used as a guide for
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a lesson plan for Eve Bunting's, "Whales Passing." The compresion skill is to identify key details in order to summarize and formulate an idea of the theme. It has a coordinating graphic organizer and ideas for extension activities to use in
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
3 ratings
3.9
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By Jen's Gems
This is a collection of 6 quotes by famous people for the students to choose to write a response to during their time at the writing station. I have a binder at the writing table with prompts and quotes in page protectors for the students to browse
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a practice page for students on determining an unknown digit in a missing factor.Strategies to be practiced could include:opposite operation (division)estimationpartial productsguess and check MAFS.5.NBT.2.5
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Math Centers
CCSS:
5.NBT.B.5
$2.00
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Jen's Gems
A study guide for reviewing basic concepts of grammar. Includes: nouns verbs adjectives adverbs pronouns prepositional phrases conjunctions subjects & predicates verb tenses (present/past/future) capitalization contractions
Subjects:
Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep, Handouts
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This document can be printed on cardstock to make a matching activity in which students should match the number with its name in words. It contains #1-20, 30, 40, 50, and 100. I am giving these to a few individual students that have been struggling
Subjects:
Math, Numbers, Math Test Prep
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Math Centers
$4.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a set including a drill practice of the 3 times tables as well as a quiz made up of 60 scrambled multiplication facts only including the 3's. The quiz has a spot to write the time it took for them to complete it as well as the number that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities, Assessment
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a half-sheet worth of missing number problems to check that students understood the lesson. It has 3 addition problems and 3 subtraction problems. This also includes the "check" step for students to make sure that they have found the correct
Subjects:
Algebra, Arithmetic, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Minilessons
$2.25
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By Jen's Gems
This is a collection of some resources I used when my 4th grade class read "Treasure Island." It includes a character organizer for students to take notes on all of the different characters as they are introduced as well as 2 quizzes that I made.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature
Grades:
4th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Outlines
$2.00
1 rating
3.8
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By Jen's Gems
This is a paper for students to sort examples of each of Newton's laws of motion. They could write examples or use magazines to cut out pictures that show examples.
Subjects:
Basic Principles, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a set including a drill practice of the 5 times tables as well as a quiz made up of 60 scrambled multiplication facts only including the 5's. The quiz has a spot to write the time it took for them to complete it as well as the number that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Assessment
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a powerpoint explaining the uses for the science lab materials that are listed for 4th graders in Wisconsin on the WKCE test. The materials included are: safety goggles, rulers, balances, graduated cylinders, hand lenses, and
Subjects:
Basic Principles, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Laboratory
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By Jen's Gems
This is a set including a drill practice of the 4 times tables as well as a quiz made up of 60 scrambled multiplication facts only including the 4's. The quiz has a spot to write the time it took for them to complete it as well as the number that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Activities
$3.00
1 rating
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By Jen's Gems
This nightly reading log requires students to calculate the elapsed time that they read, identify title and author, get a parent signature and respond to a prompt each night. They are required to summarize, determine genre, ask a question (my
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Homework
$5.00
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By Jen's Gems
This is a lesson plan for "Log Hotel" focusing on identifying the text structures within the story. Students are asked to debate what they think the overall structure of the text is after finishing the story. The plan includes extension activity
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
2 ratings
3.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a set including a drill practice of the 6 times tables as well as a quiz made up of 60 scrambled multiplication facts only including the 6's. The quiz has a spot to write the time it took for them to complete it as well as the number that
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Study Guides, Assessment
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Jen's Gems
This is a math base 10 practice worksheet. Students will need to identify the amount of tens and ones and then provide the number that the picture is showing. I am using this as an "exit ticket" for the students after I have a base 10 intervention
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Math Centers
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By Jen's Gems
I created this log to hold my students accountable for reading every night. They write the title & author, start & finish time, total minutes, and get it signed by a parent. There is also a column with a different task to complete each
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homework
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 5th grade for two years in Kansas. I then moved to Wisconsin and taught 4th grade for two years and now I am teaching first grade for the first time. My student teaching was in a 7th grade English class in Oklahoma.

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I grew up in a Dallas suburb, then moved to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma State University. I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2008. Go Cowboys!

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