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This pack includes brain teasers ranging from easy to hard. Students have to read the clues and draw conclusions to fill out the chart and match people with different items. Great for critical thinking!
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This activity includes 20 cards for making inferences. Teachers lay the cards on desks around the room and have students "scoot" from one card to another as they answer each question. A work mat is included for students to write their answers as
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during Valentine's Day, although it would be appropriate for any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy receives a
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Need some end-of-the year awards? Check out my version of the candy awards. I now have 35 options, so there are "mounds" of awards to choose from! ***JUST ADDED*** Now these are in a PowerPoint document so you can add a simple text box and type in
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This packet corresponds with one of Roald Dahl's well-loved books, "Fantastic Mr. Fox". For the first chapter, students complete an informational sheet on one of the three farmers. The next chapters are split into 5 sections for students to answer
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Students struggle with conversions and choosing the best measurement tool, so I created this packet! Included are: - measurement sort (length in metric and customary, capacity, weight, and time) - conversion review sheet and answer key - "I Have,
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use at the beginning of the year, although it would be appropriate for any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy finds
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These centers are geared toward upper grades for individual or small group practice. Centers included are: Comprehension centers - fact and opinion - cause and effect - main idea - author's purpose - sequencing (using "The Polar Express") Word
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during Easter. Students are provided with a scenario where the Easter Bunny realizes all of his eggs have been stolen. Students read about 4
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use for Earth Day, but it would be appropriate any time of the year. Students are provided with a scenario where someone has left the playground a
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Students learn about Sarah Hale and how she saved Thanksgiving. Then they write a persuasive letter of their own to try and make a difference in the world. This packet includes: - Character word splash - Sequencing activity (could research dates to
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions for Halloween or just after. Students are provided with a scenario where a boy's Halloween candy has been stolen. Students read about 4 suspects and use the facts
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This packet breaks the story into 6 sections and has a sheet to complete as students read. Questions vary. Some are reflective, others require pictures, and many others come more from the text. I hope you enjoy this unit!
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These turkeys are tired of being your main dish, and they aren't going to take it anymore! Students pretend to be turkeys and write a short persuasive essay on why they shouldn't be eaten for Thanksgiving. Then they create a cute little craft to go
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This packet breaks the story into 4 sections with sheets to complete as students read. Questions vary. Some are reflective, others require pictures, and many others come more from the text. I hope you enjoy this unit!
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use for Christmas break, although it could be appropriate before any long holiday. Students are provided with a scenario where a class is missing
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. Students are provided with a scenario where an animal has stolen the carrot nose from a snowman. Students read about 4 possible animal suspects and use the facts
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This is a packet that can be used to work on critical thinking and drawing conclusions. I made it to use during St. Patrick's Day. Students are provided with a scenario where a leprechaun's pot of gold is stolen. They are given 4 suspects and a map
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"Please don't carve me!" In this crafitivity, students pretend they are pumpkins and try to persuade the farmer they would not make a good Jack-O-Lantern. Comes with eyes and mouths for students to choose from to create the most fitting pumpkin
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These centers are geared toward upper grades for individual or small group practice. Centers included are: Comprehension centers - fact and opinion - cause and effect - main idea - author's purpose Word knowledge
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in VA for the past seven years, most of those as a fourth grade teacher. Just recently, I became the Title I Reading Specialist for grades 3-5!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe myself as a go-with-the-flow kind of teacher. I like to change things up and keep the kids on their toes!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Title 1 Reading Specialist

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Mercer University, 2006 Master's degree in Literacy and Culture from Longwood University, 2012

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live outside of Richmond with my husband of ten years and our two crazy little boys!