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John Blake

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United States - Louisiana - Mandeville
John Blake
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"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
 
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By John Blake
It's time to start planning those back-to-school activities and icebreakers. This bingo game is a great way for students to share about themselves and get to know their classmates (and teacher) a little better. This is a Word document, so you can
Subjects:
Specialty, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
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Digital Download DOCX (1.58 MB)
By John Blake
You're going to love these simple, child-friendly math activities. They are made to fit perfectly on a standard clipboard, giving your students the freedom to roam as they learn. There are 10 different activities that cover skills ranging from
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Classroom Management
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
Digital Download DOC (2.78 MB)
By John Blake
Howdy Pardners! It's time to bring the Old West to your classroom with our Western Behavior Charts. Based on the popular positive-reinforcement charts, our Western Behavior Charts have seven sections. Students start in the middle of the chart and
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (1.36 MB)
By John Blake
***Please leave feedback after you try this product out.*** It's always fun to do cooking activities in class with the children, however, it's even better when there's no cooking involved. This easy-to-follow recipe is always a success with children
Subjects:
Reading, Cooking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By John Blake
One of my students' favorite learning station activities is the learning walk. My students always take a buddy with them and sometimes a timer, as well. They follow the simple directions on the sheet as they make observations about their environment
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.50
Digital Download DOC (0.13 MB)
By John Blake
Tired of the same old spelling tests? Looking for something new to assess your students on their weekly spelling words? Look no further... Recently, my grade level buddies and I decided that we needed something new to assess our students' spelling
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Assessment, Printables
FREE
4
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By John Blake
We use the colors of the rainbow for many different projects in our class, including our spelling rainbow words. I teach my students the order of the colors using the mnemonic name, Roy G. Biv (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By John Blake
It's the first day of school and you've lost your voice before it's time to line up for lunch! Need a quick and easy activity that will keep your new students engaged? Reach for our Back-to-School Scavenger Hunt! Our scavenger hunt has several
Subjects:
Math, For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
FREE
1
Digital Download DOCX (1.61 MB)
By John Blake
Mixing up student groups is always a challenge, no matter what grade you teach. Kagan strategies help facilitate mixed groupings and these labels will further help you select your groups. You can group by number, letter, or position (I use "knee" in
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Cooperative Learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 21 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years, then 2nd grade for 15 years, and now I am going back to 1st grade. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also work as the web manager and technology point person for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, instead of JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award

Tech4Learning's Innovative Educator Award

Numerous website awards

15 Donors Choose grants awarded

Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Think Ink Essay Contest Winner

PTA Honorary Life Service award

3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest (My "Writing Center Caddy" is still sold in their catalog today.)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S., Elementary Education, Louisiana State University

M.Ed., Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

Ed.S., Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been married 21 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. We have three awesome kiddos! We also have one very spoiled Schnoodle! :)

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