Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder

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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Get the new year 2020 off to a strong start by having students set a focused goal... a word goal! In the spirit of a New Year's resolution, students choose, design, and explain a one-word goal for themselves.Works great as a New Year's activity
Subjects:
Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
4,813
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By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Begin the year with some fun and fresh back to school activities to help your students get to know each other during the first weeks of school! These seven back-to-school activities, geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, are engaging and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.50
4,042
Digital Download PDF (4.38 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
End of Year Activities: End the school year with some fun and fresh activities! These six end-of-the-year activities, geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, are engaging and interactive! Includes all the descriptions, printables, and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
3,229
Digital Download PDF (7.17 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Replace that hum-drum reading log and Infuse new life into students’ independent reading, at school or at home, with the “Tower of Books” Challenge! Perfect for a summer reading challenge or an alternative to the stuck-in-a-rut reading log
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$8.00
3,486
Digital Download ZIP (35.63 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
These end of the year awards will make a great keepsake for your class of students! The awards are designed to resemble ribbons, with a fresh and appealing (but not overly "cutesy") style. 40 fun categories are included. Printable and Digital
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Google Apps
$6.00
2,231
Digital Download ZIP (38.01 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Reader's Notebook Response Pages: A huge collection of flexible, differentiated, reading response pages in an engaging reader’s notebook format, to use with any piece of literature!Lots of Variety!Includes response pages on story events, character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$18.00
2,235
Digital Download ZIP (34.49 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
End of the Year Memory Book: Help your students remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
1,497
Digital Download ZIP (49.98 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
This DIGITAL End of the Year Memory Book will help your students remember their school year together with a lasting keepsake. Bright, engaging pages for students to fill out using Google Slides, perfect for distance learning. The memory book comes
Subjects:
End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Google Apps
$5.00
140
Digital Download PDF (0.87 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
"Make Words!" is a fun way to incorporate word work into your daily or weekly routine, and gives students valuable word study practice. Students cut apart a group of letters and use them to form words.The resource includes 28 activity sheets, each
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.00
1,163
Digital Download ZIP (3.54 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for St. Patrick's Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a St. Patrick's Day-related focus question.The focus question for this lesson is: "Is a four-leaf clover actually lucky?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
891
Digital Download ZIP (2.24 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
3rd Grade Memory Book: Help your third graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
1,066
Digital Download ZIP (13.64 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Get the new year off to a strong start by having students set a focused goal... a word goal! In the spirit of a New Year's resolution, students choose, design, and explain a one-word goal for themselves.Works great as a New Year's activity after
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, The New Year
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
433
Digital Download ZIP (4.99 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Thanksgiving-related focus questions.This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Thanksgiving {Question #1}• Fact-Based Opinion
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$6.00
$4.50
751
Digital Download ZIP (4.17 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
4th Grade End of Year Memory Book: Help your fourth graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
708
Digital Download ZIP (13.72 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
This resource is a reader's notebook book study for "Frog and Toad Are Friends," a classic early chapter book by Arnold Lobel, commonly used in first and second grade classrooms.Kids love having their own little notebooks. Teachers love having kids
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.1.3, RL.1.7, RL.1.10, RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.7, RL.2.10, W.1.1, W.1.8, W.2.1...
$4.50
795
Digital Download ZIP (21.75 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
This is a BUNDLE of my 5 sentence structure lessons, focusing on key grammar skills (like subjects and predicates, subject-verb agreement, and compound sentences) through interactive PowerPoint lessons and printables. Read the reviews!Packed with
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Printables
$26.50
$19.50
737
Bundle
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Valentine's Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Valentine's Day-related focus question.The focus question for this lesson is: "Are conversation hearts the ultimate Valentine's Day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
569
Digital Download ZIP (2.99 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Two full lessons to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with Halloween-related focus questions.This product is a bundle of the following two resources:• Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Halloween {Question #1}• Fact-Based Opinion Writing for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Halloween
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$6.00
$4.50
638
Digital Download ZIP (3.62 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
2nd Grade Memory Book: Help your second graders remember their school year forever with this fun and meaningful end-of-year memory book! Designed in an engaging notebook/journal style, this memory book is sure to become a lasting keepsake for your
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
723
Digital Download ZIP (13.61 MB)
By Michael Friermood - The Thinker Builder
Fact-Based Opinion Writing for Presidents' Day: A full lesson to practice opinion writing (persuasive writing) with a Presidents' Day-related focus question.The focus question for this lesson is: "Who was a better president: George or Abe?" Eight
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.4.1, W.5.1
$3.00
604
Digital Download ZIP (2.76 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Eleven years of teaching at the elementary level, including 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Five years serving as a Lead Teacher for my school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in helping students become bolder, deeper, better thinkers. I believe authentic, meaningful learning impacts children. I believe in risk-taking, and showing students that making mistakes can help you grow. I believe in expecting a lot from a child, but to guide them in reaching those expectations. I believe that the best way for children to become better readers is to READ, a lot, and usually with good-fit books.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have the honor of being a teacher and a dad and a husband... does that count?

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Miami University Reading Endorsment

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