Mercedes Hutchens

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Mercedes Hutchens
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How do you help students develop a growth mindset? Give them the opportunity to set goals, track their data growth, and reflect. This paperless customizable technology resource gives your students a digital journal and digital data binder to use
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Want to get started using digital resources in your classroom? Help your students gain the background technology skills they need to learn and complete online assignments with this Introduction to Google. Students work to earn their "Google
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Vocabulary, Foldables, and Instructions for Dividing a Decimal by a Whole Number and Dividing a Whole Number by a Decimal. Updated to include a Beat the Clock game for each skill. Students answer quickly to trying to answer before the computer
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PEMDAS is a common acronym for the order of operations. This packet shows a slight modification. Multiplication and division are actually done from left to right. Addition and subtraction is also done from left to right. To show this,
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Students write a correct complete sentence while responding to picture prompts for writing sentences. This digital resource in Google Slides let's students look at full color photographs while responding. This resource contains: •a teacher
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Students will practice writing complete sentences by restating the question. This interactive digital resource in Google Slides drag words from the question to create answers. Then students type their own answer stems. Two versions are available
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Digital compare and contrast graphic organizers take students through the process of writing a compare and contrast parcagraph. Compare and contrast characters, settings, and events using piece of literature. My students loved filling out the Venn
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4.OA.B.4 This packet focuses on factoring. There are 6 different games to play with factors. Students match numbers to factor trees, prime factorization expressions, and prime factorization with exponents. It contains a recording sheet and a
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This PowerPoint can be used to introduce three strategies for simplifying fractions: using prime factors, using greatest common factors, and using mental division. This reviews vocabulary and provides foldables. The first 11 slides review
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Digital graphic organizers take students through the process of writing dialogue. Students learn to use correct capitalization and punctuation with several opportunities to apply the use of quotation marks during creative writing activities. My
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I used this Powerpoint in my classroom over two days. On the first day I focused on vocabulary and the difference between 2D objects and 3D objects. On the second day we reviewed and completed the practice slides together. The Powerpoint goes
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Use Models to Compare Fractions Task Cards and Vocabulary Posters Students will look at pictures of fractions and compare using less than, greater than, and equal. 3.NF.3, 4.NF.2 These task cards can used as an early finisher, as a scoot game, or
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This Multiple Meaning Words packet contains: •A two page pretest and a two page posttest •Answer keys •Two multiple meaning games with a total of 11 pages •The first game matches a word to definitions. •The second game matches a word to
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Save 20% by buying this bundle of task cards which includes Comparing Fractions Using Models, Comparing Fractions with the Same Numerator, and Comparing Fractions with the Same Denominator, Comparing Fractions using Half as a Benchmark, Comparing
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The Powerpoint breaks multiplying fractions into step by step instructions and allows the students to attempt the skill on their paper, white board, or on the provided foldables. Two Foldables can be printed from the Powerpoint so students can keep
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Improve memorization and help students multiply fluently with this digital Google Slides Resource by focusing on repeated addition and other multiplication strategies. Fun, self paced, differentiated multiplication practice motivates students to
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These Polka Dot Labels come in 7 colors. Each color combo has two frames. I call it a single frame and a double frame. The polka dots are all white. The background colors are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black. By request a brown
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Looking for an equivalent fractions game? This Equivalent Fractions sort has students sort equivalent fractions on a number line, with pictures, and just the fraction. Equivalent Fraction worksheets and vocabulary posters are
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This digital interactive math resource for your Google classroom helps your students learn to multiply multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm. There are four levels: Two Digit by One Digit Multiplication, Three Digit by One Digit
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PEMDAS is a common acronym for the Order of Operations. This digital resource for the Google classroom, is scaffolded to encourage independent learning. Students practice progressively more challenging order of operations problems including
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I began teaching in 1998. Currently I am a K-6 Intervention Specialist, a member of my school's leadership team, and a mentor teacher. I've taught K-6. Most of the years were spent in 1st and 2nd grade. I especially loved teaching phonics so I became a trainer. I spent some summers traveling and training teachers to teach Success for All and FUNdation Reading programs. I'm a creative problem solver. I love tracking data to help meet student needs. I have been a member of my school's leadership team for many years. This has given me the opportunity for a lot of wonderful professional development. As a member of the leadership team, I lead daily grade level collaboration times, help present to our staff, and organize our school schedule. I have also been a BTSA Support Provider for new teachers at our school.


I believe all students can learn. I focus on having challenging yet obtainable goals and a positive classroom environment. As an intervention teacher, I help my students become goal oriented. We set a goal, take a pretest, work towards that goal and then take the post test. I love the confidence meeting a goal can give students. I also love when they tell me it was easy or they had fun. I want them to love learning as much as I do. I love to incorporate technology. Recently, I've fallen in love with creating resources for the Google Classroom.


I have had the honor of being nominated as teacher of the year for the district.


I have a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. I received my Multiple Subject CLAD Credential from CalStateTEACH. I continue to seek professional development whenever the opportunity arises.


Check out my blog for freebies and ideas: I've opened a separate store for my photos called Dollar Stock Photos. Check them out:

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