K L Pickett

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Do your students struggle with multi-step word problems? This in-depth lesson plan explains how to use a seven-step method of solving multi-step word problems involving conversion of units in both the U.S. Customary System and the Metric System. It
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This formal lesson plan can be found at www.teacherspayteachers/Store/K-L-Pickett. It uses a schoolyard or neighborhood nature walk to teach about vertebrates and invertebrates. The lesson plan includes: subject, standard, behavioral objective,
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This formal lesson plan introduces the expository text structure of comparison. It consists of subject, standard, behavioral objective, anticipatory set, final objective, purpose, participation (guided practice), check for understanding, closure
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have had many "lives" over the years. My first life was that of a preschool teacher. In my next life, I returned to college and graduated with a degree in agricultural biology. For many years I was a county biologist in California. Returning to college, I became a kindergarten/first grade teacher. After a few years, it was back to college again, whereupon I received my Master's Degree in Curriculum Instruction. From California I moved to Arizona where I became a middle-grade reading and writing instructor. When the fourth grade teacher resigned, I moved down to fourth grade which I've been teaching ever since. My fourth grade class traditionally has some of the highest scores in the school (K-8th).

MY TEACHING STYLE

Sight, sound, movement, songs, creating - I use it all. Especially creating things. One entire corner of my room is filled with "stuff" to build with: small boxes, toilet paper rolls, bits of cardboard, yarn, googly eyes, ribbon, etc. Anything and everything that can be used to construct objects. These handmade objects are talked about, written about, compared, measured, labeled, explained, and used within all curriculum areas. Students love to learn when the learning involves something that he or she has created.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was a President's Council Scholar at Cal Poly University, Pomona, California and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

See Experience above.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Dozens of my short stories and articles have appeared in children's magazines including Highlights for Children, Boys' Life (the magazine for Boy Scouts), Humpty Dumpty, and Ladybug. My short story "The Big Oops" is featured in the book GUIDE'S GREATEST HERO STORIES published by Review and Herald Publishing Company (available on Amazon.com). My science fiction eBook SEVENTH GRADE (ALIEN!) HERO, my magical realism middle-grade eBook MAYBE IT'S MAGIC!, and my middle-grade paranormal eBook THE UNWANTED GIFT are published by MuseItUp Publishing and are available wherever children's eBooks are sold.

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