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Third Grade Multiplication Matters! Seven engaging multiplication activities aligned to Common Core Standard 3.0A.A1 Students learn how equal groups relate to multiplication facts. Perfect for… • Initial introduction to the
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Cinco de Mayo - 32 usable pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire Cinco de Mayo celebration for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English
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FACT FAMILIES—Multiplication and Division facts Aligned to Common Core Math Standard 3.0A.07 NOTE: This FACT FAMILIES unit is taken directly from my larger (181) page comprehensive Times Tables Mastery unit. If you own the larger unit, do not
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Multiplication Puzzles--3rd. Grade Common Core Standard 3.0A.07. NOTE: This Multiplication Puzzles unit is a subset taken directly from my larger (181-page) comprehensive Times Tables Mastery unit. To order the giant Times Tables Mastery unit,
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Chinese New Year 32-page thematic workbook for 2nd - 6th grade students. Special feature pages for Chinese New Year include: Sentence Match-up, Sequencing Skills, Word Search Puzzles, "Moon Cake" Recipe, Chinese New Year Animals, Alphabetizing
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63 Math Timed Tests. Progressive daily math tests usable for the entire school year -- designed by Mary Hopkins for 3rd to 6th grade students. All tests are California State Standards based. Perfect for classroom as well as home school use, the
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Martin Luther King Birthday - 32 usable pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire MLK Birthday observance for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school,
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October - 32 terrific usable pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of October for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English language
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New England States Group - Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont. 32 usable pages in this United States geography and civics workbook. For 4th - 7th grade students. Great for home school too. The lesson plans
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This creative literacy unit based on Beatrix Potter's story will charm children while teaching literacy in a fun and creative format. 17 reproducible pages make up this fanciful unit, while teaching standards-based language arts skills. Perfect
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Nutcracker Literacy Volume I introduces this timeless children’s classic to your students while building vocabulary and literacy skills. Included are activities featuring common core standards: • Comprehension Questions
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January - 32 usable engaging pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of January for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English language
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South East States Group - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 37 usable pages in this United States geography and civics workbook. For 4th - 7th grade students. Great for home school too. The
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Western States Group - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. 32 usable pages in this United States geography and civics workbook. For 4th - 7th grade students. Great for home school too. The lesson plans in this U.S.A.
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Mid-Atlantic States - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 32 usable pages in this United States geography and civics workbook For 4th - 7th grade students. Great for home school too. The lesson
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Color Times Tables--3rd. Grade Multiplication Common Core 3.0A.07. NOTE: Color Times Tables is a subset taken directly from my larger (181-page) comprehensive Times Table Mastery unit. Whimsical dinosaur, flag, monster, race car, butterfly ice
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November - 32 usable engaging pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of November for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English language
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September - 32 usable classroom ready pages of exciting lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of September for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most activities are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school
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December - 32 usable engaging pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of December for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English language
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March - 32 usable pages of lesson plans in one thematic workbook covering the entire month of March for your 1st to 4th grade students. Most pages are California State Standards based. Perfect for home school, too! English language arts include:
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For more than 35 years I have taught primary grades in a K-8 elementary district in the greater Los Angeles area. I have been teaching third grade since 1991. I also serve as pianist for our school's Glee Club. I have developed a very teacher-friendly series of 32- page reproducible instructional units which include one booklet for each school month (Sept.--June), 3 multicultural units--(Martin Luther King's Birthday, Cinco de Mayo, and Chinese New Year). My USA geography 32 -page units cover all major regions of the United States. These units have been in use since 1983, and have been very popular with both students and teachers. They have withstood the "test of time" and are not trendy and easily outdated.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is to utilize thematic units to "teach across the curriculum". I use music in the classroom to enhance current study units. I give directed lessons, and also provide for kids to work together in pairs and small groups. I have incorporated fine arts into my curriculum in the form of needlepoint, and knitting--believing that these hands-on activities are important for well-rounded child development. I also team teach with two other teachers at my grade level in math, language arts, p.e., and fiber arts. Our class begins each day with a patriotic song taken from the unique songbook that I compiled. Our school is ethnically diverse, and the daily patriotic music serves as a unifying activity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My Glee Club teaching partner and I were recognized by the city of Monterey Park, California for service to our school's Glee Club and Hand Bell Choir. Although I do not direct the Bell Choir, I organized fund-raising events in the 1970's in order to purchase the "foundation" sets of bells. My own class has also performed songs and square dances for local civic occasions such as the annual "Play Days" carnival. I also served as Glee Club pianist in my former elementary site. I have had the experience of working with several student teachers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a double major in art history and studio art, graduating in 1972. I obtained my California Elementary Teaching Credential from Cal State LA in 1973. I enrolled in a distance Masters of Education program from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed my degree in 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently taking a wonderful low-tech class in weaving on an 8-harness floor loom. I am also learning to spin wool on a drop spindle. Other things I like are gardening, reading, and playing the piano. My husband and I co-produce the Ready Sets line of teaching units that we have been working on jointly since 1996.