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These 2 data templates are conveniently set up...one for the girls and one for the boys! It allows you to include your: - Assessment Subject - Year - Marking Period - Date - Topic - Students' Names If you teach one subject, simply set up a
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Keeping it simple, and yet concise! Here in my shop is a unit plan template designed specifically for Social Studies. The template lays out all the essential categories necessary for effective planning. All you have to do is fill in the boxes.
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This project is just what the title says! It's ready to go! Includes: 1) Directions 2) Writing templates 3) Writer's Checklist 4) Child friendly rubric
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This monthly document allows children a chance to reflect on their work from the previous month and set goals for the upcoming month. Students can refer back to rubrics and teacher feedback to guide them in setting new goals. A signature from a
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Keeping track of your conferences with parents can sometimes be challenging. Use this organizer during your meetings with parents. Not only will parents have something to walk away with, but you can file a copy simply by using carbon paper or, if
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Foundational literacy skills are reinforced as grades 1 or 2 students use these handouts to use spelling words with like word parts in context of a given sentence. Children build their reading fluency through phonics based instruction. Each
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Keeping it simple, and yet concise! Here in my shop is a unit plan template designed specifically for Science. The template lays out all the essential categories necessary for effective planning. All you have to do is fill in the boxes. There's
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Do your reading lessons extend over more than one day at times? Do you sometimes find yourself erasing your day to day planner because things didn't go as planned? I know for me it sometimes does. For this reason, I developed a weekly planner
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I wish I thought of this years ago....especially because I can't let go of using small boxes for my plans! This lesson planner is set up for an 8 period day. The frames give you white space to note aspects of each lesson with all the essential
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As we all know, often our writing lessons extend to the next school day. Sometimes it's planned that way and sometimes it's not! For this reason, I developed a weekly planner template with an overview of what I need to cover by week's end in
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This planning template is ideal for the week's overview of your math lessons. It helps keep you from unnecessary erasing if you run into more than one session. Just check it off as you meet each objective by week's end! You will have the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello fellow colleagues! My name is Melanie Laris. With 31 years in the New York City school system, I have had the pleasure of teaching English as a Second Language to Grades Kindergarten through six for my first two years, 13 years as a teacher of Grade 2, 11 years as a Library Sciences Teacher, as well as 4 years teaching grade 3. One of these years, I was on leave for a study sabbatical.In addition, I have experience in one-on-one and group tutoring for students from Grades 3-8 in the area of test preparation for ELA exams and private high school exams.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that good classroom management makes for a successful classroom. While I am very structured in my approach to learning, I believe that "changing things up" is important in keeping children interested in learning. I enjoy using art, music, and dance in my classroom wherever possible. I use project based learning in areas such as social studies and science. I especially enjoy taking the children on trips.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher Recognition Award- Recipient of Honor by the District 30 Parents Federation - June 2003

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Sociology from Queens College, Flushing New York. I also earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Hunter College in New York City. I have 30 credits above my Master in various education courses as well a year of sabbatical studies in Classroom Management, Technology Infused Curriculum, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Rubrics and Assessments.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

mother of three young men, dog lover, enjoy singing and dancing, speak Greek

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