Michele Osinski
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Michele Osinski
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These are bulletin board headers and other signs for use with a detective theme. Headers like "History Mysteries" ... "Math Disguised as Fun"... "CSI: Contextual Semantics Investigation" ... a Birthday poster with a large magnifying glass for each
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The Westing Game is a fabulous mystery story - the best mystery book in print, in my humble opinion. With the CCSS focus on providing EVIDENCE for student thinking, this is a great jumping-off point for the whole year. This literature unit
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I spent HOURS (maybe DAYS :-)) searching for, compiling and renaming these 55 MP3 files to make them teacher-friendly. They are all theme songs and commercials in the public domain, so there are no licensing or copyright issues. I renamed the
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It's HOT where we live in June, but we can have cool days as well. This makes it hard to plan an end-of-the-year "Field Day" because if it's hot, the kids want water games, but if it's cold, everyone's miserable. So, last year the 4th and 5th
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These are great for posting "missing" work. In my classroom, subjects are color-coded (Red = Reading, Green = Science, etc.) So, if a student sees his/her green number posted, s/he knows that a Science assignment is missing. Middle School or High
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These are great for posting "missing" work. In my classroom, subjects are color-coded (Red = Reading, Green = Science, etc.) So, if a student sees his/her green number posted, s/he knows that a Science assignment is missing. Middle School or High
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I say "Bulletin Board", but I actually have these on my white board. To tie in my detective theme with my administration's desire for us to post our day's objectives, I came up with the idea of listing the day's "Mission", and then also having a
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I created this to go with the Detective Theme that I have in my classroom. It is designed to fit on a "small banner" from Vistaprint.com, but could be resized to fit your needs. When printed as designed, each "box" is 3.5" x 3.25" ,,, PERFECT for a
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These are designed with *my* desires in mine (heehee) as far as jobs that I need done in my classroom. We have elected positions (quarterly) and random choice jobs (monthly). The quarterly positions have more responsibility & earn a higher wage.
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This is a descriptive writing activity/project designed to go with the "Detective Theme" in my classroom. This .zip file contains forty 4" x 6" *suspect* photos and one Word document - the student directions - which can be edited to match your
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I designed this poster which briefly summarizes the 6 "Signposts of Reading" as outlined in the book _Notice and Note_ by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst which focuses on close reading strategies. I have a "Detective Theme" in my classroom, so
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This is the last of the FUN Detective Themed stuff: 1) A fingerprint card. During the first week, my principal came in and fingerprinted the kids. We put their cards up on their wall "mat" where they hung their favorite work. They LOVED it! 2) A
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This file includes the badges and basic information regarding how my students "rank up" based on earning money through their classroom jobs and for good grades and good behavior. I ran the badges on different colored construction paper the first
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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This is a contract of 20 choices to along with a brief written report assignment for our European Explorers unit in US History. The students must complete a report with note cards & a bibliography for 65 points (or a "D"). To earn a better grade,
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Yep! More DETECTIVE STUFF. After 6 years, I started to want to do a new theme, but I looked and pondered and peeped and quizzled and decided that I just really REALLY like all of the academic nuances in a Detective/Clue Seeking/Evidence-Recording/
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This is a collection of sentence starters/stems to help students create responses to text-dependent questions. It is sized to be printed on a VistaPrint "Small Banner" (20" wide x 36" tall). Feel free to contact me with any questions!
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I designed these numbers for a TPT friend. She purchased my Library Divider Alphabet Cards and asked me to make the Dewey numbers for her. Easy peasy! :-) Each file is one photo. For example, 000/100 is designed as one 4" x 6" photo to be cut in
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This item/file contains three images designed to print 5" x 7" task cards AND 21 images designed to print 8" x 10" posters to help teach thinking skills. Other individual files are also for sale, but this set is complete at a MUCH reduced
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This is a .zip file with 8 Word .doc files, including pre-reading activities and Student Guides with higher-order comprehension activities. I include an overview of time travel via the movie "Time Bandits" (which the kids LOVE!!) to LOOSELY
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5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
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I designed these letters to use to separate my books in my classroom library. I use a "traditional" library system where my fiction is alphabetized by author's last name. Each file is one photo. For example, A/B is designed as one 4" x 6" photo to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I started in a K/1 combo class in 1985, and although I loved my own children when they were 5, I don't like other people's 5 year olds. :-) On the other hand, I ADORE 10 year olds. 2014-2015 will be my 30th year of teaching 5th grade (with a few 4/5 and 5/6 combos thrown in there). I may move up to high school history some day soon, but for now, I'll keep loving on my preteens!

MY TEACHING STYLE

"Guide on the side rather than a sage on the stage"

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Meh. Do we really need to go there?

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA San Diego State University: 1984; California Teaching Credential: 1985 MA Humanities; History focus: 2012

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Single mom since 1994 to my daughter, Keegan (25) and son, Brendan (21). Keegan has her BA in Philosophy/Theology and an MS in Library & Information Science. Brendan is almost done with his BS in Civil Engineering.