Mandy Caruso

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United States - Maine - Westbrook
Mandy Caruso
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"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
 
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By Mandy Caruso
Assessments for ALL thirteen 5th grade Next Generation Science Standards in ONE place!!!!! This is a 29 page document in PDF form that has 1-3 page assessments for each standard. The standards are listed below and I do have a few of these
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$15.00
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By Mandy Caruso
This is quiz used to assess students' knowledge of nonfiction text features. A list of definitions and a word bank are given and students are expected to match each text feature with its definition. This goes well as an assessment following my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment
$1.50
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By Mandy Caruso
This is a one page sheet that includes 2 articles about sharks and a Venn Diagram. It can be used in centers, as homework, as practice, or as an assessment on comparing and contrasting.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.4.6, RI.5.6
$1.00
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By Mandy Caruso
This 2 page document has four parts to it: fill in the blank, name that planet, add two facts, and bonus question. This is great to use as independent work, homework, buddy activity, or as a center to review knowledge. An answer key is provided.
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Homework
$2.00
12
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By Mandy Caruso
This is a one page sheet that includes 2 articles about basketball superstars and a Venn Diagram. It can be used in centers, as homework, as practice, or as an assessment on comparing and contrasting.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Assessment
CCSS:
RI.4.6, RI.5.6
$1.00
18
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By Mandy Caruso
Now that it is winter and students are spending a lot of time indoors, germs are easily spread. During this lesson, students will spend 40 minutes using teir science inquiry skills. They will see how easily viruses like the common cold can be
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Research, Activities
$3.00
19
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By Mandy Caruso
Instructions for 30 minute lesson plans across 12 days are written out by day based on the writing process. These lessons are meant to be as a guide and can be joined together to have longer lesson periods if desired and are very flexible to cater
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Printables
$5.00
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By Mandy Caruso
This 10 page/5 Day Unit is an inquiry-based science program that has the flexibility to adapt to students interest in the topic area of space and the solar system. To assess student understanding in the content area of space and the solar system, I
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Assessment
$8.00
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By Mandy Caruso
Powerpoint presentation about the Skeletal System including pictures to use and facilitate discussion on how we protect our bones and how we keep them strong! This is not meant to be an entire lesson. This is a visual aid to accompany your own
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Biology
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$2.50
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By Mandy Caruso
I love using this during peer editing! It works really well and makes sure that both students are doing their part.
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.00
6
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By Mandy Caruso
Assessments for ALL FOURTEEN 4th Grade Next Generation Science Standards in ONE place!!!!! This is a 29 page document in PDF form that has 1 page assessments for each standard with answer keys INCLUDED! These can also be used as classroom activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Specialty, Science
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$14.00
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By Mandy Caruso
This is a 3 page document that covers The Land of Stories #2- The Enchantress Returns. Two activities are included as well as the answer keys. One page is a question and answer worksheet for the entire book. The other page is a question and answer
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$1.50
5
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By Mandy Caruso
This is a review sheet of some of the human body systems and cells. Along with a 2 page quiz that includes all of the information from the review sheet. (Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, and Nervous systems) Answer Key included
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables
$2.50
8
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By Mandy Caruso
The lesson plans are ALL DONE FOR YOU! If you are teaching personal narratives to upper elementary kids, this is for you! In this 7 page PDF, I am guiding you through 10 days of lesson plans, eah between 30 and 60 minutes long, that will teach you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Outlines
CCSS:
W.3.3, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.5.3, W.5.3a, W.5.3b, W.5.3c, W.5.3d...
$7.50
13
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By Mandy Caruso
This one page sheet has a four paragraph article is about ways our atmosphere is being polluted. This is a great activity to incorporate during science or for Earth Day as well as check in on students comprehension of non-fiction. Accompanying the
Subjects:
Science, Earth Day, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.5.10
$1.50
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By Mandy Caruso
This 5 page packet includes pre-reading questions, a character traits worksheet, and 3 reflection question worksheets to use as the reader progresses through the novel. This is a great way to assess listening comprehension while working on their
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
12
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By Mandy Caruso
This bundle of 4 lesson plans include the use of printables, websites, and interactive PowerPoints. Students will illustrate how water and other substances go through a cyclic process of change in the environment and briefly touch upon the factors
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, General Science, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
$4.00
6
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By Mandy Caruso
This lesson is an introduction to the Nervous System for 5th graders. Centers are set up to watch a brain pop video, uses their senses to better understand that messages are sent to the brain to store and retrieve info, and to identify how our brain
Subjects:
Science, Biology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$3.00
8
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By Mandy Caruso
This is a writing mini-lesson on conventions. There are two great activities to use as you practice conventions with your students. One page offers a table showing incorrect sentences and how they are corrected. Students have to highlight the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
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By Mandy Caruso
Do your students need extra practice working on measuring distance using legends on a Map? This is a fun an engaging activity that is perfect for just that. Included is a map of the state of Maine with legend reading 1.5 inches = 50 miles. A sheet
Subjects:
Math, Applied Math, Measurement
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
3
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my sixth year teaching and I just switched from teaching general education/all subjects to a 5th grade science/nonfiction literacy teacher and I am VERY excited about this new change. I have three wonderful classes and I teach at a great school along with many amazing teachers! While my background and previous work has been in special education, I have a new found love for teaching 5th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I do not have a specific teaching style. I believe that every student learns in a variety of different ways. Therefore, my teaching style is dependent on my students' learning styles.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I was a bit lost as a teenager entering college. One thing was for sure, I loved school and I loved taking classes that interested me. I started going to school for nutrition and quickly learned that it was not for me. At 19, I began working as a Direct Support Professional for children with disabilities and I changed my major to Psychology at the Univeristy of Maine. I directed my learning towards behavioral psychology as most of my clients had Autism and behaviors linked to their disability. After graduating in 2008 with my Bachelor's in Psychology, I took on a second job of working as an Ed. Tech. in a local school. Working 60 hours with children was great, but I missed going to school. I decided to enter the graduate program at University of Southern Maine. Crazy me decided to buy a house and get married while working full time and student teaching. After 2 hectic years, I earned my Master's Degree in Education with dual certification in Special Education, as well, as General Education, grades K-8, in the state of Maine. After 7 years of working with a young man that I had come to love and adore, I gave up my job as a Direct Support Professional to pursue my dream as a teacher in the Public School System. I am now in my sixth year of teaching at Hollis Elementary School in Hollis, Maine. I am a 5th grade teacher and I am loving every moment!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have lived in Maine my entire life and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I live with my wonderful husband, our daughter, and our silly dog and cat. I love children and animals. In fact, if I hadn't gone to school to be a teacher, I would have gone to school to be a veterinarian. I also love traveling, cooking, reading, and being outdoors (only when it's warm out, though!)

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