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*Best Seller* Teach students to define, distinguish between and compare mixtures and solutions in this hands on, engaging Science unit. This unit is FOCUSED on Mixtures and Solutions and assumes a background knowledge of Matter, I am working on a
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$4.80
462 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Introduce your students to the Scientific Method with these handouts, notebook pages, cards, and assessments. Students will be able to list the steps of the Scientific Method, put them in order and describe what to do in each step after using the
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$4.80
124 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Peep Science! Crunchy, sugary, marshmallowy science fun! A fun and engaging science experiment or investigation! This product originated as a way to introduce Mixtures and Solutions in my 4th grade Science class! The original experiment is still
Subjects:
Science, Easter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.25
93 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Track Your Standards This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the standards. Laminate for repeated use, use in planning and throughout the
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
51 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Two Bad Ants by Chris Van AllsburgI just love Chris Van Allsburg and Two Bad Ants is no exception. I love using this book to teach Point of View and work on Visualizing and other skills. The story tells of two ants who decide to stay in a magical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
82 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Keep Track of your Standards Check off your standards as they are taught and assessed with this handy checklist. Laminate for reuse in yearly planning! Can be used on bulletin boards, data notebooks and
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
62 ratings
3.9
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By Krafty Teacher
Promote STEAM and the Engineering process in your classroom with these posters! Set of STEAM or STREAM posters that can be used alone or incorporated into a bulletin board. Also includes engineering process steps and title. There is also a
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
GATE, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.75
33 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Groups Poster Hang this friendly reminder of your expectations in groups. This comes from my Procedures for working in Groups and Partners which you can click the link to below and get the power point and be able to print this AND the Partners one!!
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$1.50
45 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Science Bulletin Board Set What does a Scientist do? It's a GREAT question! This quick and easy bulletin board will look great in your Science Lab, room, or Science center and help to answer just
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
I created this reader response set to go with the book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. I love his work and this book is no exception! It is geared towards first, second, and third graders. It works on the following skills: Character Traits
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
37 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
BAM! is a fun and engaging way for students to practice words! It is my students favorite game! Place all the cards in a container so they can't be seen. Students should take turns drawing a card. If the student can read the word, they can keep the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literature Circles
$2.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine Henry's Freedom Box is based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown the slave who mailed himself to freedom! Great read-a-loud for Black History Month or during a unit on Underground Railroad, Civil War or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
37 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg I just love Chris Van Allsburg and The Widow's Broom is quite possibly my favorite. While it's PERFECT for around Halloween you can use it anytime. The story tells of a witch's broom which has lost it's power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
36 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Teach your students, sequencing, cause and effect, opinion writing and review story elements with this fun and engaging reading response unit! Great for December! You students are sure to love the story of the dog Olive who hears a Christmas Carol
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, W.1.3
$3.75
57 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Chris Van Allsburg's Amazing The Stranger Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favorite children's authors. His books are so good and the pictures are always amazing! One of my favorite books to read in the fall is The Stranger. It is such a great
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1
$4.50
39 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Track Your Standards This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the standards. Laminate for repeated use, use in planning and throughout the
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Great book on Bullying Your students will be able to start off the year identifying a bully a victim and a bystander after reading this book! I read Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes at the very beginning of the year to open a discussion on bullying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1
$2.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Teach Literary Genres with these Posters These Genre posters are perfect for teaching students about the different genres of reading and writing. They are a great reference tool to have up in the classroom or use on a focus wall. Genres Included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$4.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
THINK Using this poster and repeating it several times a day the first weeks of school has really helped my classroom community! It is also a great tool to use when having an individual conversation with a student about something they said to help
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$1.50
32 ratings
4.0
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By Krafty Teacher
Teach your students to reflect on their day or week from a Growth Mindset standpoint. With questions like: What did you do today that really stretched your brain and What challenged you this week? your students will be growing a positive mindset in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$3.75
24 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.73 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 16 years of teaching experience in grades K-6. Including 7 in K/1 My preference is primary but there is something unique to love about each grade. I also have a semester of remedial reading teaching which is what I hope to do after I earn my Masters in Literacy which I am currently working on.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I LOVE teaching Reading!!!! I teach most of my Science and Social Studies through reading. I love Guided Reading and teaching phonics and word work! I also love utilizing technology in the classroom. I am an e-MINTS certified teacher which is using technology to enhance learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Award for utilizing technology in the classroom. STEAM award recipient for District.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri for general education. Southern Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for degree program. Graduated May, 2001

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mom to 3 kids, Kaden, Blake, and Ava. Wife to a police officer Check out my blog - thekraftyteacher.com

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