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By Katie Surly
Take your students on an adventure of a lifetime! Your students' applications have been selected to participate in the holiday edition of The Amazing Race! They will complete challenges in this completely PAPERLESS adventure to learn about holiday
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Webquests, Cultural Activities, Google Apps
$8.00
81 ratings
4.0
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By Katie Surly
Print and frame for a fun and fresh look! This is a selection of handmade teacher quotes with a chalkboard background. I have one poster hanging in my classroom library, and the rest of the motivational quotes are in a gallery wall behind my desk.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$5.00
97 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.31 MB)
By Katie Surly
This 26 page novel study covers Kevin Henkes' newest book, The Year of Billy Miller. My students adored the book and this fun reading response pack! The book begins with Billy Miller preparing for second grade, so it's the perfect back to school
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.2, RL.1.3, RL.1.9, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RF.1.4a...
$5.00
102 ratings
4.0
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By Katie Surly
Your students' applications have been selected to participate in the Winter Olympics edition of The Amazing Race! They will complete challenges in this completely PAPERLESS adventure to learn about the history of the Winter Olympic Games around the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Internet Activities, Webquests, Google Apps
$8.00
100 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.39 MB)
By Katie Surly
Are you looking for a completely paperless and totally engaging activity before winter break? This Polar Express Escape Room will take your students on a great adventure as they answer questions about the book and complete challenges to unlock
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Internet Activities, Games, Google Apps
$5.00
41 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.65 MB)
By Katie Surly
These workshop lessons were used throughout reading the book to prepare for our historical fiction writing project. "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" by Eleanor Coerr is a historical fiction novel set in Hiroshima, Japan, a place that many
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study, Minilessons
$5.00
32 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (2.40 MB)
By Katie Surly
One of my favorite quotes is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way or in the same day." "Fish in a Tree" lives out that quote in every page. Your class will be forever changed by this book, and challenged to be better together.
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Graphic Organizers, Google Apps
$5.00
31 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.43 MB)
By Katie Surly
I hope you enjoy these bathroom signs for your classroom bathroom. There is nothing worse than a gross bathroom in your working space! Yuck! Remind students of bathroom courtesy in a cute way by printing/laminating or framing for a fun and fresh
Subjects:
Health, Life Skills, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$2.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
By Katie Surly
Get students in formation for BOOT CAMP! Your students will be engaged from the moment they receive the letter to 'report for duty' until you hand them the certificate of completion for Basic Training! This is a week long review unit that gets
Subjects:
Grammar, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Test Prep, Games, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.2, RI.4.2, L.3.1a, L.3.1i, L.3.2b, L.3.4a, L.3.4c, L.4.1f, L.4.4a, L.4.4b
$12.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By Katie Surly
Who will be the first one to reach the Earth Day 2018 Celebration? If you are familiar with Breakout EDU, this Earth Day digital escape room is completely PAPERLESS! CHECK OUT THE VIDEO PREVIEW ON MY INSTAGRAM @KATIESURLY ELA content covered:
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Earth Day, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Google Apps
$8.00
25 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (12.01 MB)
By Katie Surly
Set the scene for high expectations! I've had several professionals email me to request encouraging printables for the office or learning environment. I originally created these chalkboard quotes for my (amazing) literacy coach. She had specific
Subjects:
Educational Administration & Policy, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$5.00
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.41 MB)
By Katie Surly
One of my favorite quotes is "Every student can learn, just not in the same way or in the same day." "Fish in a Tree" lives out that quote in every page. Your class will be forever changed by this book, and challenged to be better together. Everyone
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Classroom Community
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Novel Study, Printables, Literature Circles
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.84 MB)
By Katie Surly
The biggest question I get from parents is “Level what? What does that mean?” I did my research and created this guide for parents AND teachers! Use it as a quick reference guide, tool to plan your guided reading groups, or a flyer for parents
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Handouts, Guided Reading Books, For Parents
$4.00
13 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.34 MB)
By Katie Surly
This 21 page novel study covers the first book in Lindsey Leavitt's Commander in Cheese series, The Big Move. My students loved this adorable book and the fun reading response activities! They giggled through the whole book and learned a lot along
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Novel Study, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$3.50
14 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.13 MB)
By Katie Surly
This product includes 7 motivational reading posters. These chalkboard quotes look amazing printed and framed in your classroom library or reading nook. These are great gifts for teacher friends, students, or fellow book lovers! Print them all or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.73 MB)
By Katie Surly
These posters are a great reminder of the 8 Mathematical Practices we should be implementing in all areas with Common Core. Hopefully it will make the curriculum transition a little easier for you! I love these because it shows teacher language AND
Subjects:
Math, Problem Solving, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers, Posters
$1.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Katie Surly
Totally Paperless! Visit 5 mystery locations across Ireland and Northern Ireland learning about Irish culture and history in this digital escape room! NOTE: This product does not go in depth into St. Patrick's life or history. Students learn at
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Critical Thinking, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Webquests, Google Apps
$8.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.07 MB)
By Katie Surly
This pack of chalkboard quotes includes quotes from Kid President, Dave Burgess (Teach like a Pirate), Bill Nye, Roald Dahl, and more .If you liked my Teaching and Learning Chalkboard Quotes, you will love the Part 2 pack! Check out these 9 new
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
By Katie Surly
Bundle and Save! Right now you will already save $6 with this bundled set, but each time I add a chalkboard quote listing, you will receive it in this growing bundle at NO EXTRA CHARGE! Just go to your "My Purchases", Filter your purchases by
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$24.00
$10.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (11.74 MB)
By Katie Surly
These posters are a great reminder of the 8 Mathematical Practices we should be implementing in all areas with Common Core. Hopefully it will make the curriculum transition a little easier for you! These would look great laminated on a bulletin
Subjects:
Math, Problem Solving, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.00
6 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.77 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my eighth year teaching and my seventh year in second grade! I feel so blessed to say that I LOVE my job and who I work with. My students have 1:1 iPads and flexible seating. It is so fun to learn new things every day right along with my kiddos! Shoot me an email! I'd love to connect with you. katie@decoratemylife.com Instagram: @katiesurly

MY TEACHING STYLE

When you walk into my classroom you will see: *Brain-based learning *Love and Logic *Cooperative Learning *Lots of movement *Higher level thinking being generated *Flexible Seating *Technology in use!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-Google Certified Educator -21st Century Classroom Grant Recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and emphasis in Instructional Technology. I'm eMINTS certified and certified to teach preschool through 6th grade.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Hey y’all! My favorite things in the world are crafts, my hubby, leopard print, Arbonne, and books. I hope the items in my TPT store will make your job just a little bit easier! Want to see more? Visit my blog at www.decoratemylife.com to follow the journey of a crafter, blogger, and teacher. If you have any questions or concerns about a product, please don't hesitate to email me at katie@decoratemylife.com

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