Mary Kay Erben

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By Mary Kay Erben
This product includes six posters designs for your classroom or Makerspace. Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration (The 4 Cs from Partnership for 21st Century Learning) plus Character Education and Citizenship (added
Subjects:
Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters, Clip Art
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Game Designer is a Project Based Learning Unit using the Engineering Design Process for the middle grades. Students work independently or collaborativelyto design and create an educational game. This is a great STEM or STEAM activity. This unit
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Projects, Activities
$5.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Change over Time: MadagascarIn this unit, students will learn about Madagascar and the unique animals that are endemic to the island. They will learn about the changes that have occurred over time in Madagascar, the changes that isolated the island
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Environment, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, GATE
$5.00
6 ratings
3.9
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By Mary Kay Erben
This game features 5 categories designed for upper elementary students but it’s suitable for “kids of all ages.” The categories are: * Christmas Around the World * Christmas Traditions * Words from Christmas Songs – Name the song * Animated
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Use this geometry game as an end of unit review or a review before state testing. This game features 5 categories suitable for upper elementary age students. An explanation for each category follows: * 2-Dimesional Shapes – triangle, hexagon,
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Test Prep, Games
CCSS:
4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3
$3.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Product Description In this product based learning unit, the students will use an interview with an important adult in their life as a basis for writing a book comparing their life to the adult’s life as a child. A variety of options for publishing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, GATE
$5.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
This bundle of 10 Jeopardy Games offers 25% savings over purchasing the games separately. This bundle contains Games #1-10 available for purchase separately in my TpT store. To see sample questions from each game, please see the individual games in
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, GATE, Games
$30.00
$24.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Use this science game as an end of unit review or a review before state testing. This game features 5 categories suitable for upper elementary age students. An explanation for each category follows: * Renewable Energy – Wind power, solar power,
Subjects:
Environment, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Test Prep, Games
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
This lesson, designed for upper elementary/middle grade students, introduces the Engineering Design Process. Students practice 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, as they design and make letters
Subjects:
Back to School, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Mary Kay Erben
Greeting Card Designer:A Project Based Learning Unit using the Engineering Design ProcessGreeting Card Designer is a Project Based Learning Unit using the Engineering Design Process for upper elementary. Students work collaboratively to design and
Subjects:
Measurement, Visual Arts, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, GATE, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
CCRA.R.7, CCRA.R.10
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Sudoku is a very popular game enjoyed by people of all ages. There are many benefits of solving Sudoku puzzles. • Improves memory • Increases concentration. • Teaches logical problem solving skills • Helps children learn to spot patterns
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Games
$6.00
$4.50
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
New! Updated! 9 new images added that are only available in this bundle. You will receive 45 high quality clip art images, 15 color, 15 grayscale, and 15 blackline images of Buster and Betsy Bobcat. Included are Reading Writing Math
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$6.00
$4.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
You will receive 12 high quality color clip art images of Cougar Mascots. Included are Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, P.E., Technology, Recess, Lunch, and Going Home. Each image is saved in its own approximately 10
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
5 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
This product contains 30 Character Education Posters about Perseverance and Growth Mindset with colorful borders and 30 with black and white borders. You will receive a PowerPoint presentation with all of the images. Print them easily from the
Subjects:
Character Education
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
21 NEW ITEMS ADDED - October 2016 -You will now receive 110 high quality clip art images of school supplies listed below. If you like my work, please rate it and comment. Thanks! Binder Chalk Colored Pencils Craft Sticks Crayons Disinfecting
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.50
$3.75
7 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
Each image is saved in its own approximately 10” by 7.5” PNG file and saved at 300 DPL or higher. This is the perfect size to use on PowerPoint slides or 8.5” by 11” pages. These PNG images allow you to layer, rotate, and change the size while
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
This product contains 16 full-color Makerspace signs in PDF format and 16 high quality, full-color clip art images. Each image is saved in its own PNG file and is approximately 10 inches or larger saved at 300 DPL or higher. This allows you to
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Engineering
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Posters, Clip Art
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
This game features 5 categories suitable for upper elementary age students. An explanation for each category in Game #1 follows: • Continents – Name the continent where a country is located • Square Roots – Identify the square root of a
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, GATE, Games
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Mary Kay Erben
New Product - Reduced Price for a limited time only. This product includes thirteen posters designs. -Each full-color 81⁄2 x11” poster is in PDF format. Each is available in English and Spanish, for 26 color posters in all. -All twenty-six posters
Subjects:
Health
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Posters, Clip Art
$6.00
$4.00
not yet rated
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By Mary Kay Erben
This product includes 16 black and white clip art border images and 16 of the same black and white clip art border images with a white center. Each image is saved in its own approximately 10” by 7.5” PNG file and saved at 300 DPL or higher. This is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Clip Art
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for thirty-nine years. My experience includes teaching English, speech and drama at the high school level, reading and language arts at the middle school level, all subjects at the elementary level, ESL, and Gifted and Talented.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my classroom, you will see lots of hands-on activities and project based learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have been honored as elementary teacher of the year for Comal ISD twice in my career. I received an Honorary Life Membership from Texas PTA.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a wife, mom, and GT teacher.

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