Marissa Gaines

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These two passages give information about the Summer and Winter Olympics. Use them separately to practice identifying main idea and detail, and then use them together to compare and contrast the information from both passages.
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Get your students started with the 3.RL.1 standard, asking and answering questions, by completing this simple scoot activity. Students will read a passage and review the different types of questions they could ask, or be asked.
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These two passages discuss the important needs to many springtime plants. The first discusses types of springtime flowers, while the second passage gives information about the saying "April Showers bring May Flowers". Use this resource as homework,
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Keep track of each students multiplication fact fluency throughout the year with these trackers. There is a student copy- great for keeping in individual students' portfolios or data notebooks. There is also a teacher copy to keep track of all
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This packet includes Word Work to get you started for the first nine weeks! Included are: directions for students to glue into their Daily Five Notebooks, Letter Scramble worksheets (for students to determine how many 2, 3, 4, 5+ letter words they
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This packet includes THREE sets of paired passages... that's six passages total! Each set includes selected and constructed response, comprehension questions AND answer key! Great to be used as guided instruction, mini-lesson, and independent
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Use this amazing bundle to teach your students the different types of text structures (compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, main idea, and sequence)! A note-taking page is included as well as ANSWER KEY! AND a scoot activity is included
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These two texts give information about two February holidays. They include Groundhog Day and Valentine's Day. Have students read each separately and determine the main ideas, then have students reread the two passages together to see how the two
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Use this cute, winter themed scoot activity to assess your students understanding of non-fiction text structures! 12 short passages, student answer page AND answer KEY included!
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This scoot activity is great for getting students excited for the upcoming holidays, while still keeping them engaged and learning! These two-step word problems use all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). Answer
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This is an excellent resource to teach how Native Americans culture has, and continues to, influence American art, music, fashion, and more! This packet provides - information on a cultural artifact from each of the six regions of North Americans
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This is an excellent brainstorming organizer to get students thinking about what they already know a lot about! This will help them get started with thinking about different topics that will spark some interest.
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Students will research the negative effects that alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs have on the body. They will complete the three part Venn Diagram. The lesson can end there, or you can have students practice writing a compare/contrast essay after
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This is a great constructed response to include while preparing students for End-of-Year Assessments. Students will answer two parts. As a whole, this constructed response includes error analysis, addition, and word problem practice.
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Do students love to write about the upcoming holidays? Use these organizers to teach and write informational summary paragraphs about Christmas and another winter holiday of their choice. Then, compare and contrast the holidays on the Venn diagram.
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Try this excellent resource to assess your students on five of the third grade grammar standards. Each standard comes with a few examples to review then four or five questions for student practice. Great to use as a quick formative assessment to see
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A quick and easy way to get your students lined up and ready for the hall! The "Four S" line is only four steps for the students to remember. Count up or count down- it's up to you! Print as a poster and display near your line-up area to refer back
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This activity includes a variety of word problems that use all four operations. These problems can be used for a one-day math lesson, or used in centers during the month of November.
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Assign this resource to give students the opportunity to practice rounding numbers to the nearest 100. Great to use as independent practice, homework, or even for early finishers! Don't miss out on my freebie for rounding to the nearest 10! -->
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This product can be used as individual or whole group word work. There are various terms and sayings related to the Christmas season. Students are given the "big word(s)" then they create as many new words as they can using only those letters. Have
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I began my "teaching" career as a dance instructor teaching ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, you name it! However, my love for teaching transferred to the classroom when I started working in an After School Program. I have since worked in many grade levels, and enjoy certain things about each! I have taught third grade the longest, mostly in a Title I school. I have taught clusters of students that have been qualified as EIP, ESOL, Speech, and Gifted.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Since I started as a dance instructor, I LOVE to bring music and movement into my classroom! I also try to think as creatively as possible- bringing in new and innovative lessons into my everyday classroom. I try to integrate technology, but also love hands on, student-to-student interactions.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won a Grant competition within my county, receiving a class set of I Pads to create a virtual mentor ship program between my elementary classroom with middle and high school classrooms throughout my county.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University. I am certified to teach elementary education (grades PreK-5th), and well as middle grades Science. I have an endorsement in Reading Education, and Gifted Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a teacher surrounded by teachers. My mom, brother, sister, and sister-in-law are all teachers. To top that, we cover teaching the areas of Kindergarten, Third Grade, Middle School Physical Science, ESOL, and High School Biology. It's too bad that our weekly family dinners don't count as professional development!! Aside from my family of teachers, I am married to the most wonderful man! I love to go on walks, hikes, sit by the pool, and visit new places.

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