Melissa Sidebotham

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This is a 100 point assessment that is directly tied to the NGSS MS-ESS1-1. It covers the planet names, how the Sun, Moon, and Earth move in relation to each other, lunar phases, eclipses, and seasons. This test requires students to demonstrate a
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This is a simple web quest that fulfills the requirement of investigation required in NGSS MS-LS1-1. I like to open my unit on Cell Theory with this activity. Students enjoy discovering the information on their own and comparing what they find.
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This simple activity can be used in 5th through 8th grades. It includes a student worksheet, student directions, and a step by step teacher's guide and answer key). The student worksheet can be colored and represents the process of
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This is an easy and fun activity for Earth Science classes learning about the rock cycle and crystallization. I use it with my 6th Grade students in Earth Space Science. The lab takes about four days to complete. Most of it is done at home. This
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I created this checklist to help me keep track of when and how I am teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Life Science organized by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI). NGSS is tied to the Common Core. This checklist will help shape
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This is a cute book writing activity that I use with my 7th Grade class and their 1st Grade buddies. It is great as a Back to School/ Get to Know You activity. I have the 1st graders illustrate and dictate the story. The 7th graders write what is
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I created this checklist to help me keep track of when and how I am teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Physical Science organized by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI). NGSS is tied to the Common Core. This checklist will help
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This is an activity that I use with my 7th Graders. It is a fun way to get them thinking about goals for the year or a unit. (It is easily transferable to younger grades.) It is great to have up on the walls during Back to School Night, Open
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This checklist is designed to help students keep track of the Next Generation Science Standards being taught in class. The 17 page packet (including cover, directions, and a page for each standard) should be printed out and placed in a 3-ring
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Get both the Student and Teacher checklists together for a great price! I add new items all the time. Make sure to follow the store so you don't miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions. -Mrs. S.
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This checklist is designed to help students keep track of the Next Generation Science Standards being taught in class. The 21 page packet (including cover, directions, and a page for each standard) should be printed out and placed in a 3-ring binder
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Get both the Student and Teacher checklists together for a great price! I add new items all the time. Make sure to follow the store so you don't miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions. -Mrs. S.
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I created this checklist to help me keep track of when and how I am teaching the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Earth Space Science organized by Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI). NGSS is tied to the Common Core. This checklist will help
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This is an activity that I use with my 7th Graders and their 1st Grade buddies at the beginning of the school year. It is a fun and creative way for them to get to know each other. You can also use it as an individual or introduction activity
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Get both the Student and Teacher Checklists for a great price! I add new items all the time. Make sure to follow the store so you don't miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions. -Mrs. S.
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This checklist is designed to help students keep track of the Next Generation Science Standards being taught in class. The 23 page packet (including cover, directions, and a page for each standard) should be printed out and placed in a 3-ring binder
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This bundle comes with both the Buddy Book Activity and the Whoo are You Activity. Get them together for a great price! I add new items all the time. Make sure to follow the store so you don't miss out! Please let me know if you have any
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This is a fun activity to use with your buddy class. You can also put students in pairs in your regular classroom. Students must brainstorm what they like about each other and craft a sentence or two telling why they are "Batty for their Buddy". I
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This is a simple activity that you can use as a stand alone worksheet or as an extension of the Borax Crystal Lab Activity. It includes the worksheet only. Teachers will need to provide their own mineral samples and the scratch test tools (nail,
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The NGSS includes Engineering Design in the middle school standards. It fits nicely with Physical Science, but can be included any year (6,7, or 8). There is only one main standard and four sub-standards. For this reason, I have included both the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ten years experience teaching middle school Science. Six years experience teaching 7th grade Language Arts.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Traditional. Hands-on. Ed. Tech. Individual and Groups.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was voted Teacher of the Year by my students in my 2nd year of teaching. Received Center Director of the Year during my tenure with Sylvan Learning Center. I feel like I've won the biggest of awards every time one of my students, or their parents, tell me I have made a difference!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Psychology (Biology Emphasis) from Loyola Marymount University, Teacher Credential Program at Sierra Nevada College, M.Ed. in Eduational Leadership from San Jose State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I embarked upon my middle school teaching journey in the early 1990s. Since then, I have spread my years of experience across the classroom, alternative classroom settings, and administration.

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