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By Kimberly Smith
Make returning back to school fun and educational by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives into your lessons! This bundle offers Depth and Complexity frames, engaging games, and activities to get your kids
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
$6.75
62 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
This bundle includes three different Depth & Complexity math word problem frames which examine division, comparing fractions/finding equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering decimals. Each of these frames are sold individually, but I
Subjects:
Fractions, Word Problems, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 4.NF.C.7, W.5.2d, SL.3.1, SL.4.1, SL.5.1, W.3.1b, W.4.1c, W.4.2d
$5.50
$4.00
23 ratings
3.9
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By Kimberly Smith
This Depth & Complexity math word problem allows kids to explore their thinking while solving a real world problem. Not only will students be adding and subtracting, but they will also be examining the details of the problem, determining
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Computation, Printables
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2
$2.00
18 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (0.94 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Although this Depth and Complexity frame is designed for GATE students, it can also be used with non GATE students. I have used it many times with students all across the board, and they like the challenge. Students are asked to solve a real world
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
GATE, Computation, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.6
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
Solve word problems involving place value concepts such as: writing numbers in word form, standard form and expanded form, comparing whole numbers, and rounding and ordering whole numbers up to the hundred thousands! Students also must communicate
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Word Problems, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3
$2.50
22 ratings
3.9
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By Kimberly Smith
This Depth and Complexity Primary Math Word Problem Bundle includes problems about counting money, addition and subtraction, and the foundations for multiplication. Students get the opportunity to solve real world math problems using the depth and
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8, 2.NBT.A.1b, 2.NBT.A.2, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.OA.A.1, 2.OA.B.2, 2.OA.C.4, 3.OA.A.3, W.2.1, W.2.8
$6.00
$4.95
25 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (3.84 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Red Ribbon Week can happen any week! Let’s teach our kids to be drug, alcohol, and tobacco free by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity not only for our GATE (Gifted and Talented) kids, but for all kids! This pack offers educational
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Character Education, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$3.75
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.60 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Tired of your students mixing up the homophones there, their, and they're? With this worksheet, students will have the opportunity to fill-in-the-blanks of sentences which include these tricky homophones. This will allow students to practice when
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.29 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Make returning back to school fun and educational by incorporating the original prompts of Depth and Complexity! This bundle offers Depth and Complexity frames, activities, worksheets, task cards, and a game to get your kids communicating, writing,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.50
13 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
A great way to teach students to compare fractions is to use a number line. During this activity, partners will get the chance to "coach" each other while plotting fractions on a number line to compare each inequality. This allows students to work
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
In this fraction word problem, students will need to come to the conclusion that the two given fractions are equivalent even though they are asked which is greater. Students will also be asked to find the important details needed to solve (analyze
Subjects:
Fractions, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3, 3.NF.A.3a, 3.NF.A.3b, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.A.2
$2.00
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Make returning back to school fun and educational by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives! This pack(part of my larger pack, bottom of page) offers engaging activities to get your kids communicating, writing,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$2.75
12 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.71 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
This grammar worksheet provides students the chance to figure out whether each base word should have -er, or -est added to the ending. Students are also given the choice to leave the base word as is. The worksheet includes 10 questions as well as
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Assessment
$1.00
9 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
This bundle includes Depth and Complexity frames, games, and activities on ecosystems as well as frames about adaptations! Students will read, write, communicate orally, draw, play games, research, support answers with details, and even do a
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, General Science, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$8.50
$6.75
13 ratings
4.0
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By Kimberly Smith
Teach your students how to be digital citizens using the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives! This bundle offers Depth & Complexity frames, thought provoking games, and engaging activities all about social media, digital
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Back to School, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, GATE
$5.95
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.34 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Make learning about plant & animal adaptations fun by incorporating science, writing, drawing, oral communication and even acting! In this packet, students will answer questions, in different ways, about adaptations using either a Depth &
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.31 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Teach your students that bullying is wrong by incorporating the prompts of Depth and Complexity and Content Imperatives! This bundle offers meaningful Depth and Complexity frames, engaging games, and lots of educational activities to get your kids
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$9.25
$5.50
10 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (6.90 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
This Depth & Complexity math word problem allows kids to explore their thinking while solving a real world problem. Students are given a particular area of a clubhouse, and then asked to find all the different dimensions the clubhouse could be.
Subjects:
Measurement, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, GATE, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.MD.C.7b, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.3, W.3.1b, W.4.2d
$2.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
Rally Coach is a great cooperative learning strategy which allows students to learn from each other. Because working with others and communicating learning is so vital to learning and the Common Core Standards, this activity assists students with
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Computation, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5
$1.50
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.56 MB)
By Kimberly Smith
This SmartBOARD lesson includes many interactive games and lessons for students including: Problem Solving Trivia about The Great Ball Game, ow and oa picture and description vocabulary match, a cause and effect tile game, cause and effect matching,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

After teaching for 8 years, I am now a Teacher on Assignment specializing in Curriculum Support and Instructional Coaching. I'm really enjoying the new position as I am able to work with kids and teachers in every grade level. It's eye-opening (in a positive way) to see what's going on in each of the grade levels (preschool-6th grade) and with the Common Core. Prior to becoming a coach, I taught 2nd grade for two and a half years and 4th grade for five years. I have always known that I wanted to teach and am so glad that I followed through with it. I am very fortunate to have a job and school I love. During two of my years teaching 4th grade, I was also given the opportunity to teach GATE students (Gifted and Talented), which was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. In the two years I taught GATE students, our school decided to try out "Coring" or a "Block Schedule" where I focused on math, science, and writing. This gave me the chance to teach not only my GATE students, but also a general ed class with a cluster of 7 gifted students in that class as well. I learned quickly that differentiation was key that year (as it always should be), and I also had to be quick on my toes. I loved it, but it was a lot of work! My second year of working with this schedule, my class was also given a class set of iPads, so that also added to my learning as a teacher. There's so much you can do with technology!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love using Kagan Structures/Cooperative Learning whenever possible. I love to have my students move around and communicate using complete sentences and academic language. It allows the kids to stay engaged in the lesson, and get the opportunity to explain their thinking and reasoning to their peers. Additionally, I like to bring in GATE techniques such as Depth and Complexity prompts and Puzzlements whenever possible. I try to make every moment a teachable moment and love to interrelate subject areas whenever possible. I believe it's very important to use humor in my teaching to keep the kids engaged and having fun. I believe that every student CAN learn and I try to vary my teaching techniques and strategies depending on the lesson and on the kids. I try my best to remain positive at all times and know that my students are looking up to me as their role model, so that stops me from getting too angry with the few (or 10) students who adore pushing your buttons!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Cal State Fullerton and a Multiple Subjects Credential and Masters in Education from the University of La Verne. I was just awarded Employee of the Year (2015-2016) which was definitely a great honor!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Cal State Fullerton: 4.5 years, Graduated Spring 2004 University of La Verne: 2 years, Graduated Spring 2007 Trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning, GATE Certified, iPads, and Learning Headquarters Writing.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have given several trainings on how to incorporate cooperative learning strategies in the classroom. In August of 2015, I will become a Teacher on Assignment at my school, specifically specializing in Curriculum Development and Instructional Coaching. I'm excited to start this new chapter in my Education story!

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