Michele Kruse

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Michele Kruse
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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt
 
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The BFG by Roald Dahl is a classic novel which children of all ages enjoy! It's an endearing and funny novel about a kind giant and his friend Sophie who set out to stop the evil giants from kidnapping the children of the world. I usually do the
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Literature Circles are a great way to get kids talking about literature! Each student plays a role... Word Watcher looks for new or unfamiliar words and researches their meanings... Story Summarizer sums up the reading for the group... Creative
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Another product to accompany my MAPS Goal-Setting Worksheet. This bookmark can serve as a reminder to students of what they're working towards. The front of the bookmark has a blank spot for their targeted growth, determined by the NWEA website and
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This is a graphic organizer worksheet for helping students research information on a state in our country, potentially for use in a project. For this worksheet, students will need to find basic information about their state (motto, flower, bird,
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Use this handy form to keep track of your students' reading levels according to the Fountas and Pinnel system, as well as the data from the last time they were tested. This form is editable, so even if you don't use the F&P system, you can still
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This is a handy foldable for students to take notes on some of the basic processes involving fractions - adding and subtracting (similar or different denominators), simplifying fractions, and converting back and forth between mixed numbers and
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Students get a hands-on look at basic economy concepts in this real-world unit. Students begin by creating a company name, and inventing a product to sell using basic art supplies and materials such as construction paper, cottom balls, beads, and
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Use this chart for keeping track of student MAPS data, both math and reading. This customizable chart includes columns for tracking RIT scores throughout the year, growth between tests, as well as a spot for marking down the student's target RIT for
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As we all know, we have a great opportunity this fall for some authentic learning! Our 2012 Presidential Election is a historical event, and students are excited to learn about! This mini unit includes... -A list of important election terms to know
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This activity is an awesome way for students to practice the basic skills of finding mean, median, mode, and range. It allows them to practice these skills while working in groups to find the answer to a puzzle, and gets them up and moving around
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Use this editable chart for keeping track of student progress towards mastering basic math facts. The chart includes directions for how it can be used most efficiently. It is also fully editable, and can be customized to fit your students'
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Kids love using the SmartBoard! My goal is to have every student use the SmartBoard at least once a day. Using these morning greetings, not only do my students get to interact with the SmartBoard on a daily basis, they also are greeted into the
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This editable 2-page spread can be used in your Teacher Binder for tracking lesson plans on a weekly basis. Simply print out the slides in PowerPoint as full-page handouts and use them in your binder! They are also fully editable, so you can
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Keep track of all of your classroom events using this full-page monthly calendar. This document is also editable, so it can be adapted to meet your specific needs. This is one item out of a collection, perfect for organizing your Teacher Binder!
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Here is the FULL set of all documents included in my Teacher Binder! Contents include: Independent Reading Level Chart Meeting Notes Generic Class Check-In Field Trip Check-In Student usernames and passwords Chart MAPS data tracking chart Full page
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Kids love using the SmartBoard! My goal is to have every student use the SmartBoard at least once a day. Using these morning greetings, not only do my students get to interact with the SmartBoard on a daily basis, they also are greeted into the
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Kids love using the SmartBoard! My goal is to have every student use the SmartBoard at least once a day. Using these morning greetings, not only do my students get to interact with the SmartBoard on a daily basis, they also are greeted into the
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This is a form for keeping track of your students' (or others!) birthdays! It is fully editable, so you can customize it to fit your needs. Simply print out the slides from PowerPoint as full-page handouts for a 2-page spread to put in your Teacher
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This product will allow students to keep track of books they have read and give recommendations on who should read them next. Students can either draw or print a picture of the book cover, give basic information about the book, give the book an
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Many of us are using the NWEA MAPS assessment to monitor our students' progress in both reading and math. This is a worksheet that I created that enables students to take ownership over their MAPS scores, and encourage them to make growth. Using
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently teaching my fourth year of 4th grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have high expectations for kids, knowing that they can and will rise to meet them. I want them engaged, discussing, arguing, proving, researching, using all 21st Century Skills! I love integrating technology at every possible opportunity. Most importantly, I want to make learning fun, for them and for me!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's in Elementary Education from University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a minor in Spanish. Currently pursuing a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University.

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