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By Kate McDonald
Do your students have a hard time describing characters using specific traits beyond nice and mean? This is a set of vocabulary matching cards for character traits, synonyms and definitions. There are 60 main trait cards with a matching
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Flash Cards, Word Walls, Printables
CCSS:
RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3, RL.6.3
$4.99
72 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This pack includes 3 slightly different Guided Reading lesson plan templates that can be completely customized to meet your needs. You can edit all the text boxes in Word! Each template includes all the main components of a Guided Reading lesson:
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$3.99
75 ratings
3.9
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By Kate McDonald
The Think Tink pages included in this pack were designed to encourage creative and flexible thinking. Almost every activity included is “open-ended”. This means there are many ways to think about the problem and multiple answers. While
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
80 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This pack includes 3 slightly different Guided Reading lesson plan templates. Each one includes all the main components of a Guided Reading lesson: Book Intro, Vocabulary & Text Features, During Reading Notes/Task, and After Reading
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Printables
$1.99
53 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By Kate McDonald
Your students can use these 14 pages to create their own "detective case file" while they are reading mysteries! Students can keep all their "paperwork" in their file folder! These graphic organizers can be used with any book in the mystery genre!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$4.99
55 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
Print this graphic organizer back-to-back and fold! Use it for any book in the mystery genre! Your students can be a true detectives as they read their mystery books, collect clues, identify suspects, question witnesses, and try to crack the case!
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Literature Circles
$1.50
38 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This is the second volume of Think Tinks and includes pages #7-12. Look for my other Think Tink pages - click the links below! Think Tinks – Starter Pack: pages 1-6 (creative and logical thinking activities)Think Tinks – Volume Three: pages 13-18
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
47 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This pack includes 32 “I Have Who Has” cards. There are also blank cards so you can add on or insert others! The traits and definitions included are: generous, honest, polite, selfish, dishonest, rude, cheerful, considerate, bossy, inconsiderate,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$2.99
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Kate McDonald
This game comes with 5 differentiated game boards! This is another one of my easy-to-learn, easy-to-prep and easy-to-differentiate math games! Build place value skills and reinforce writing numbers in standard and expanded form. My students
Subjects:
Math, Mental Math, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$2.99
48 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.62 MB)
By Kate McDonald
This is the third volume of Think Tinks and includes pages #13-18. Click the links below to view my other Think Think packs: Think Tinks – Starter Pack: pages 1-6 (creative and logical thinking activities)Think Tinks – Volume Two: pages 7-12
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.25
35 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.35 MB)
By Kate McDonald
This game is easy-to-prep, easy-to learn, and COMPLETELY differentiated! All you need is the board and a deck of cards! I LOVE math games but dislike when there is too much prep work involved. So I created this simple but engaging game and best
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard, Math Centers
$1.50
26 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This game comes with 2 differentiated game boards (in color or black & white) for students to practice their basic multiplication facts! Student must "build" skyscrapers to win! This game is easy-to-learn, easy-to-prep and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$1.50
17 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.93 MB)
By Kate McDonald
This game is easy-to-prep, easy-to learn, and COMPLETELY differentiated! All you need is the board and a deck of cards! I LOVE math games but dislike when there is too much prep work involved. So I created this simple but engaging game and best
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard, Math Centers
$1.50
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (1.32 MB)
By Kate McDonald
Start off your Opinion/Persuasive Writing unit by ensuring your students know the vocabulary associated with this genre of writing. This is especially important if you have English Learners in your classroom! This pack includes a graphic
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.99
20 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.64 MB)
By Kate McDonald
This double pack includes BOTH of my "I Has Who Has - Character Traits and Definitions" activities. ***If you purchase this double pack, you DO NOT need to purchase the other packs*** The traits and definitions included in the first set
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.99
25 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
This pack includes 30 MORE “I Have Who Has - Character Trait” cards. There are also blank cards so you can add on or insert others! The traits and definitions included are: independent, uncooperative, irresponsible, encouraging, genuine,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.3, RL.3.3, RL.4.3, RL.5.3
$2.99
11 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
These progress reports align with Math Expressions - Grade 3 Curriculum. This pack includes a progress report for every unit. Each skill is listed and all you have to do is mark “below benchmarks”, “approaching benchmarks”, or “meets/exceeds
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Assessment, For Parents, Rubrics
$2.99
14 ratings
4.0
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By Kate McDonald
Build class community and get to know your students even more! This pack includes 100 ready-made sharing prompts on a class share sheet (plus a blank one for you own ideas). Your students can write their response as part of their daily morning
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Character Education
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
16 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (28.00 MB)
By Kate McDonald
Download the preview for a free frame! This file contains 9 different colored frames in bold colors. The frames are available with both white and transparent backgrounds and can be resized as needed. More Clipart, Borders, and Frames: Shiny
Subjects:
Arts, Graphic Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (26.81 MB)
By Kate McDonald
FREE frame in the preview! This pack contains 1 frame style in 8 different neon colors - they really look like they are glowing! There are 4 different transparency and fill options with each color. There is also a blackline frame for copying.
Subjects:
Arts, Graphic Arts, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 8 years. I have taught 5th, 4th, and currently 3rd! I was also a K-5 Math Specialist for 2 years!

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I attended University of Wisconsin - River Falls for my undergrad and received my Masters in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN.

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I live in Minneapolis with my husband and my doggy!

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