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By Michelle McDonald
Need an easy to use comprehensive resource for the major landmasses and oceans of the world? This social studies unit is packed full of facts, features, differentiated reading passages and comprehension questions, a research globe craftivity, and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Google Apps
$24.00
$16.00
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By Michelle McDonald
This is an easy to print and implement mini-book for covering Jamestown and the first settlement. This fact-filled book covers life in Jamestown, the struggle for food, the leadership under Captain John Smith and more! A reading comprehension sheet
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Thanksgiving, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Mini-Course, Printables
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.10, RI.2.1, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.10
$3.00
157
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By Michelle McDonald
Looking for a no-prep New Years Resolution option? I've got you covered! Reflect on times of growth vs. fixed mindset, set goals and brainstorm ways to make a difference. This resource has the graphic organizers to get your students ready for a
Subjects:
Life Skills, Writing, The New Year
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
70
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By Michelle McDonald
This physical science unit includes everything you need to teach the six simple machines! This resource contains demonstration ideas, reading passages, (one for each simple machine), a fun trivia game (name that machine!), printable posters, an
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Printables, Posters
CCSS:
RI.1.1, RI.1.3, RI.1.4, RI.1.6, RI.1.10, RI.2.7, RI.2.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.4, RI.3.7, RI.3.10...
$6.50
170
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By Michelle McDonald
Take a Virtual Road Trip to learn about the top 5 most visited National Parks! Students will use Google Earth and multiple print and digital sources to quickly draw information to answer questions pertaining to the National Parks. UPDATED to
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Internet Activities, Printables, Webquests
CCSS:
RI.5.7, RI.6.7, RH.6-8.7
$5.00
29
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By Michelle McDonald
Make daily writing and language practice a breeze! This DOL resource includes an ENTIRE YEAR of daily writing practice! Each worksheet contains 5 sentences--one for every day of the week, with a new FOCUS strategy implemented each week. Reinforce
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Homework, Printables
CCSS:
L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.2a, L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.2c, L.3.2e, L.3.2f, L.3.3, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.1...
$4.00
109
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By Michelle McDonald
It is never too early for students to begin learning about economics. This primary economics unit guides students through topics such as the difference between wants & needs, goods & services, producers & consumers, choice, cost &
Subjects:
Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Economics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$8.00
74
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By Michelle McDonald
This bundle is perfect for teaching Ancient Civilizations in the upper elementary and middle school level. This bundle includes three complete resources: Hunter-Gatherer (Paleolithic Era), Early Civilizations (Mesolithic to Neolithic Era), and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Interactive Notebooks, Google Apps
$15.00
$12.00
50
Bundle
By Michelle McDonald
By the end of the year, your students will have gained a broad understanding of 200+ COUNTRIES, territories, and special collectives of the world! Discover facts and use the internet to research important data about a different country every day (5
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, World History, Geography
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Webquests, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RH.6-8.7, RH.9-10.4, RH.9-10.7, RST.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.8, WHST.6-8.9, WHST.9-10.6, WHST.9-10.7, WHST.9-10.8, WHST.9-10.9
$14.00
33
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By Michelle McDonald
Take your students through a journey of Ellis Island and explore the Statue of Liberty. This bundle includes writing and center activities, two mini books, two slides shows and a step by step photo analysis lesson.What's Included::: Statue of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, U.S. History, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$15.00
$10.50
67
Bundle
By Michelle McDonald
Honor the legendary basketball player, Kobe Bryant through a look at his basketball career and philanthropy work. This resource contains 5 differentiated reading passages with questions pertaining to the text. This resource is geared toward 3rd-5th
Subjects:
Physical Education, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Cultural Activities
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, RI.4.2, RI.5.1, RI.5.4
$2.75
28
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By Michelle McDonald
With the outbreak of COVID-19, you might be looking for an age appropriate way to discuss the spread of infectious disease. In this LOW PREP activity, students will rotate through 4 stations to explore pandemics in history, the job of an
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Health
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.50
14
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By Michelle McDonald
This science resource includes simple demonstrations that use items you probably already have in your classroom, reading passages, center activities, printable posters and more!WHAT'S INCLUDED:Reading Passages:- Force & Motion- GravityPrintable
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.50
52
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By Michelle McDonald
Did you know there's a spelling rule that applies to words that begin with K or C? This resource is perfect for introducing and practicing the K & C spelling rule Your students will become great K & C spellers with the use of this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.60
61
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By Michelle McDonald
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls is a timeless novel that is full of adventure and love for family. This novel study is a comprehensive resource that includes chapter by chapter reading companions, chapter assessments (with answer key), and
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Novel Study, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.5, RL.6.1, RL.6.2, RL.6.3, RL.6.4, RL.6.5, RL.6.6, RL.6.7...
$15.00
26
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By Michelle McDonald
If you are looking for a well-rounded beginning of the year first grade student assessment, then look no further! This assessment questionnaire is great for the first week of school, but is perfect as an end of year kindergarten assessment as well.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Classroom Forms
$2.75
36
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By Michelle McDonald
The President has a big job! This resource will help your students under the complex role and many responsibilities of our US President. This resource includes:Printable Posters:The posters break the role of our President into 7 main parts. Each
Subjects:
Government, Writing, Presidents' Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Posters
$3.50
40
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By Michelle McDonald
This resource provides a quick and simple overview of each military branch, some quick facts about Veteran's Day and Memorial Day, as well as video links to bring insight into the role each military branch. This resource includes color and blackline
Subjects:
U.S. History, Holidays/Seasonal, Informational Text
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Minilessons, Internet Activities, Printables
$2.75
21
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By Michelle McDonald
Our future decision-makers are in our classroom today. It is critical that our students understand the voting process and recognize the importance of casting their vote. This civics lesson walks your students through the voting process with a mock
Subjects:
Civics, Elections - Voting, U.S. History
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning, Simulations
$5.00
31
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By Michelle McDonald
Asking questions before, during, and after reading is an important critical thinking skill when reading both fiction and informational text. This resource includes printable posters (anchor charts), 30 question cards to use in your reading
Subjects:
Reading, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1, RI.1.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1, CCRA.R.1
$3.00
31
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 1st grade for five years before making the switch to middle school where I taught 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. I'm currently a board member with the Washington State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, I have served as a Teacher Leader for the Ambassador Leadership summits at Tulane University and Harvard University. My experience includes teaching in the public school, as well as private schools, and homeschool sector.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on learning, and lots of visuals!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation (International Honorary Organization for Women Educators) Alpha Nu Scholarship Recipient, 2010 Eastern Washington University: History Department, Outstanding History Student Award, 2010 Teacher of the Month, Genesis Preparatory Academy, 2013 Published in Practical Homeschooling Magazine, 2017

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Eastern Washington University where I obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a double major in Secondary Social Studies Education, and Elementary Education K-8. I have a minor in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Intercultural Communications. I hold a Washington State Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in grades K-8, as well as an Idaho Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a wife to outdoor enthusiast, and mom to two sweet kids. As a family, we love to go hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming, and skiing. We live on the lake, and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of lake-life everyday. We are actively involved in our church and other ministries in our community. I love to travel, and have visited over 14 countries around the world. Follow me on instagram @mrsmcdonaldsclassroom

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