Knowledge Niche

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By Knowledge Niche
The study of rocks and minerals just wouldn’t be complete without learning about rocks that are plain on the outside but are “gems of mineral crystals” on the inside! That is why I include a mini unit about geodes in our Earth Science study of
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, W.3.10
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The Dr. Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You’ll Go, is used as a spring board personal narrative writing activity to begin a new school year as well as end that same school year. I have used this activity with third grade students, but it can be
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Life Skills
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Rubrics
CCSS:
W.3.5, W.3.6, CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, CCRA.W.10, W.3.1a
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Hello! “The Scientific Method Step Book” is a fun project that I introduce at the beginning of the school year. Students make their own flip books about the Scientific Method process. This book serves as their own resource throughout the
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$2.00
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Here’s how the conversation goes with my class right before we start reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. Most students say they already read it, heard it, or saw the movie. I reply “you may have done all of those things, but in my class you will
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.3a, RF.3.3b, RF.3.3c, RF.3.3d, RF.3.4a...
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Hello! The science project is a fun way for students to study life cycles of plants and animals! Students create two life cycle timelines, to see how their own life cycle compares to other living organisms. Each timeline showcases different
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Other (Science), Visual Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.9, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.9, CCRA.SL.3, CCRA.SL.4, CCRA.SL.5
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By Knowledge Niche
This activity can be used after studying properties of rocks in the classroom, and identifying them with a rock key. The students always like to share a favorite rock of theirs, so I introduce the book, Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.3.2, RL.3.7, W.3.8, CCRA.W.2
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This life science activity consists of 2 worksheets. The first worksheet is a vocabulary activity where students explain how organisms compete within an ecosystem, and describe the niche of any chosen animal, and their own niche. Students write
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
L.3.4a, L.3.4d, L.3.5
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By Knowledge Niche
Hello! Learning Square Numbers to 12 has 4 different lessons. -In Lesson 1, students first review the properties of a square shape, by using 1 inch tiles to construct arrays of different sizes. -Lesson 2 introduces square numbers and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5a, 3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.D.9
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By Knowledge Niche
The non-fiction story, Nights of the Pufflings, by Bruce McMillan, has always been a favorite among my third grade classes during reading time, as well as a great science lesson about bird adaptations, coupled with a geography lesson about Iceland!!
Subjects:
Science, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
RL.3.1, RI.3.10, W.3.2, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.W.6, W.3.2a
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By Knowledge Niche
The Know, Write, Illustrate (KWI) Organizer is based on the well established idea of concept circles. The KWI organizer is a visual circle divided into four sections where students explain in their own words and illustrations about a concept they
Subjects:
General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
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By Knowledge Niche
The “two sided” vocabulary step book is an interesting activity that takes the place of traditional vocabulary flash cards or worksheet vocabulary activities. In this activity, students will: • Group vocabulary words by theme into a step book
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Study Guides, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
RF.3.3, RF.3.4c
$2.00
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By Knowledge Niche
The Know, Write, Illustrate (KWI) Organizer is based on the well established idea of concept circles. The KWI organizer is a visual circle divided into four sections where students explain in their own words and illustrations about a concept
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
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By Knowledge Niche
This activity is a great way to teach younger students to collaborate, organize, and plan a presentation while learning elements of poetry! At the third grade level, it also helps the teacher and students satisfy many Common Core objectives for
Subjects:
Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.3.5, RL.3.10, RF.3.4b, SL.3.1a, SL.3.4, SL.3.5
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By Knowledge Niche
What Causes People to become ill, and how do our bodies help us feel better again? Our class answered this when we recently finished a unit on staying healthy. We read or listened to several books in class such as Germs Make Me Sick by Melvin
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Research, Activities, Nonfiction Book Study
CCSS:
W.3.2, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9, W.3.2a, W.3.2b
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By Knowledge Niche
The Know, Write, Illustrate (KWI) Organizer is based on the well established idea of concept circles. The KWI organizer is a visual circle divided into four sections where students explain in their own words and illustrations about a concept they
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
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By Knowledge Niche
The Know, Write, Illustrate (KWI) Organizer is based on the well established idea of concept circles. The KWI organizer is a visual circle divided into four sections where students explain in their own words and illustrations about a concept they
Subjects:
Physical Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.7, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.4.7, RI.5.2, RI.5.3...
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By Knowledge Niche
This is a beginning of the year activity based on the poem "Read" by Rebecca Kalusky. The poem can be used to teach choral reading for fluency practice, memorization, expression, intonation, rhythm and rhyme. After this activity, the poem is
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Poetry
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Projects, Minilessons, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
RL.3.7, RF.3.4b, SL.3.5, L.3.2c
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By Knowledge Niche
Hello! “The Observation Aquarium” is a fun class activity that I use to introduce the Scientific Method to students. The activity proves to students that using their observation skills during a scientific investigation is more than just a “quick
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
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By Knowledge Niche
Culminating activities at the end of an Earth Science unit study of rocks and minerals need not turn into a pile of dust! Turn your class into “Rockin” Writers, creating a memorable class book titled ROCKIN’ ABC‘s! You can also add the humorous
Subjects:
Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
CCSS:
CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.7, CCRA.W.8, CCRA.W.9
$1.00
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By Knowledge Niche
Valentine’s Day celebrations are number one, when you can have some wordplay fun! My third grade homeroom used copy change, borrowing the structure from a writer or author, then used it as a skeleton for writing their own Valentine poems. The
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Poetry, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Multimedia
CCSS:
W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, SL.3.5
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Combined 32 years experience in special education K-12 and general education K-8.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Specializing in small group instruction. Hands on activities and application to link instruction lessons with real world experiences.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2002-2013: National Board Certified Middle Childhood Generalist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education, and Masters Degree 45+ in Curriculum & Instruction.

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