Melissa Sidebotham

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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
5th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
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12 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
FREE
11 ratings
3.7
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
4 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
5 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Arts, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Arts, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
3 ratings
3.8
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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
Subjects:
Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
FREE
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By Melissa Sidebotham
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,
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
FREE
9 ratings
4.0
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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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