Linda Zeiler

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By Linda Zeiler
Critical thinking/vocabulary activity for early finishers, gifted/talented, or whole class. Elementary students can work collaboratively in small groups using dictionaries, thesauruses, and rhyming dictionaries to solve word clues. In addition to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$1.50
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By Linda Zeiler
These activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities or to be used by individuals who are advanced/gifted/ talented and need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work before their classmates. Most of
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.50
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By Linda Zeiler
Note: Updated on December 31, 2013. These 12 activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities or to be used by individuals who are gifted/talented and need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, GATE
$4.50
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By Linda Zeiler
This packet contains eleven different category games for holidays and seasons. Each game includes a gameboard with letters included and a gameboard with blank boxes so you or your students can provide your own letters. These gameboards can be used
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Holidays/Seasonal, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$3.00
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By Linda Zeiler
Critical thinking/vocabulary activity for early finishers, gifted/talented, or whole class. Elementary students can work collaboratively in small groups using dictionaries, thesauruses, and rhyming dictionaries to solve word clues. This activity
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Task Cards, Activities
$1.50
21
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By Linda Zeiler
These nine activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities. They can also be used by students who need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work before their classmates. The activities reinforce math
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Other (Math)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$4.00
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By Linda Zeiler
Note: This is one activity from my larger packet,Winter Wonderland Activities For Early Finishers (Winter Wonderland Enrichment). Critical thinking/vocabulary activity for early finishers, gifted/talented, or whole class. Elementary students can
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.25
12
Digital Download PDF (0.74 MB)
By Linda Zeiler
These activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities or to be used by individuals who are gifted/talented and need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work before their classmates. Most of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
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By Linda Zeiler
These activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities or to be used by individuals who are gifted/talented and need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work before their classmates. Most of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Games
$4.50
21
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By Linda Zeiler
This fun activity encourages your students to use fluency, flexibility, elaboration and originality coupled with critical thinking to create Halloween dramas in five to ten minutes. Activities can be used with groups of two to four students and the
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Drama
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Task Cards, Activities, GATE
$2.00
4
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By Linda Zeiler
This set includes six different logic activities which include: Witchy-poo Hat Design – Students are challenged to create 16 hat designs using only four colors. Halloween Cubies Logic - Students read clues and use convergent thinking to determine
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Printables
$3.50
8
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By Linda Zeiler
These activities were created for an all-day Pi Day celebration. I will continue to add to this packet. If you purchase this packet, you will be notified of additions to the packet and will receive updated copies at no charge. I will also add a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Geometry, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
25
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By Linda Zeiler
These activities were designed to be used either as whole class activities or to be used by individuals who are gifted/talented and need differentiation or students who often or always complete their work before their classmates. Most of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.50
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By Linda Zeiler
A few notes about this product: 1. I’ve provided two options for ways your students can create their monsters. The first way is to give each student a copy of the worksheets (pages 1 & 2) and a pair of dice. For each feature, students will
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Halloween, Visual Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$2.25
13
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By Linda Zeiler
This is one of the activities from my larger learning packet, Valentines Day Enrichment Learning Fun. For this activity students will draw the literal meanings of selected idioms related to love. Then they will write the actual meanings. Like all
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Valentine's Day, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
FREE
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By Linda Zeiler
This is a Wintertime version of my Christmas Anagram activity. It is a part of my larger packet, Wintertime Enrichment Fun. I've included sheets for your students to solve the anagrams with or without hints. I've added a second activity which
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Winter, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.25
13
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By Linda Zeiler
Note: If your students enjoy this activity, checkout my packet of Year Round Scattergories which includes games for all holidays, seasons,and beginning of the school year. This is one of the activities from my larger learning packet, St.
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, St. Patrick's Day, Vocabulary
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Printables
FREE
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By Linda Zeiler
See preview. This set includes seven different logic activities (nine activities including two that come in two versions) which include: Winter Mitten Design – Students are challenged to create 16 different mitten designs using only four
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Winter
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Games
$4.00
3
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By Linda Zeiler
This set includes three different logic activities which include: Easter Egg Painting - Students are challenged to come up with as many combinations of eggs that can be colored using four colors. Easter Peep Logic - Students read clues and use
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Easter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
6
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By Linda Zeiler
This is a compilation of over 75 ideas I've collected off the internet,etc. Some ideas are for whole school while most are for grade levels or individual classes. If you are a 3rd - 6th grade teacher in need of fun, and challenging printables for
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
FREE
23
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 36th year of teaching. I taught 15 years in Kindergarten, 13 years in fourth and fifth grade including two years as a gifted inclusion teacher. The past eight years I have been the gifted resource teacher for 19 schools in my area. Students are bused into my program and almost half of my students come from low SES backgrounds. I also facilitate three online gifted inclusion courses.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on/ integrated learning/ inquiry/ critical thinking

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the year at four schools. Duval County Elementary SS Teacher of the Year. Florida Council for the Social Studies Board member, 12 years Florida DOE African-American Task Force Florida Museum Teacher Advisory Board Geography Academy Member (State of Florida/FSU)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA/Elementary Education/University of Florida (GO GATORS!) MAEd/Jacksonville University/Jacksonville, FL Early Childhood Certification ESOL Endorsement Gifted Endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother of two daughters (one is a teacher, one is a nurse) and grandmother to four awesome boys. I was widowed in 2006 and now spend my spare time traveling, gardening,reading, learning, and baking.

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