Kristan Boruch

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By Kristan Boruch
A large unit that I teach in second grade is dinosaurs. I created a SMART Board document that helps my students learn who a paleontologist is and what fossils are through videos, pictures, questions and answers. My students love the song about a
Subjects:
Archaeology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Interactive Whiteboard
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kristan Boruch
This SMART Board document helps my students review the geography, climate, food, culture, people, currency, and history of Mexico. We do several hands-on activities centered around each of the slides.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Minilessons
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Kristan Boruch
Our school has been using Conscious Discipline for the last few years. In this program it is important for every child to have a job in the classroom every week. I created job titles with pictures that I rotate among all of my students. I have
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Kristan Boruch
We do a huge unit on dinosaurs in second grade. The students are expected to learn the characteristics of each dinosaur period and understand how life changed throughout the periods. My SMART board document includes a map of the different time
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Kristan Boruch
I made this chart as a quick reference for my students who were struggling remembering the value of the penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and half dollar as well as what each side looked like. I laminated them and my students who needed them used them
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Handouts, Classroom Forms, Math Centers
$1.00
4 ratings
3.5
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By Kristan Boruch
Students place the steps of uncovering a fossil find in the correct order on the first slide. On the second slide, students discover different kinds of fossils by touching a dinosaur. The dinosaur will disappear and reveal a type of fossil. On
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Songs
$2.00
4 ratings
3.9
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By Kristan Boruch
This is a great SMART Board lesson to introduce dinosaurs. On the first slide, the students pop 4 different balloons and underneath each balloon is a characteristic of dinosaurs (lived between 245-65 million years ago, now extinct, lived on land,
Subjects:
Archaeology, Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Minilessons, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.50
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download NOTEBOOK (0.62 MB)
By Kristan Boruch
I created this SMART Board Lesson to go along with a mapping activity for our Cold Lands Unit which focussed on Alaska and Antarctica. We followed the SMART Board slides to see real pictures and learn about specific areas in Alaska. Then, my
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Interactive Whiteboard
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Kristan Boruch
Before school begins, I set up interviews with my parents. This form has been given out when the parents register their child in August. Many parents fill out the form ahead of time and for those who don't, I fill out the form when the interview
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Other, Handouts, For Parents
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOC (0.08 MB)
By Kristan Boruch
At my school, we are currently doing a DRA assessment three times per year. At the beginning of the school year, we set a goal based on their DRA results of where each child should be by the end of the school year. I wanted my students to play an
Subjects:
Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Kristan Boruch
I have created three slides to help my students understand the differences between an asteroid and a comet. The students will pull out tabs that have different facts related to an asteroid or a comet. I also have two video links displaying an
Subjects:
Astronomy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$2.00
1 rating
2.7
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By Kristan Boruch
To help reinforce the vocabulary for our new reading series - "LEAD 21", with my second graders, I found pictures that would match each vocabulary word. These can be cut out and glued on index cards. You might also make another copy and glue just
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (0.29 MB)
By Kristan Boruch
I wanted my students to write specific messages to each of their peers to include in their Valentines. We discussed how much more meaningful a compliment is compared to a generic message that a Valentine card displays. This is an at home project
Subjects:
Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, For Parents
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 3 years international schools in both Colombia and Honduras. I am now teaching second grade back in the states. It is hard to believe that this is my 18th year of teaching.

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Masters degree in Differentiated Instruction for at-risk students.

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