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Need an easy to use comprehensive resource for the major land masses of the world? This social studies unit is packed full with facts, features, reading passages and comprehension questions, a research globe craftivity, and more to help you bring
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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
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A perfect mini-book for covering Jamestown and the first settlement. This 18 page, fact-filled book, covers life in Jamestown, the struggle for food, the leadership under Captain John Smith and more! A reading comprehension sheet is also
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Make daily writing and language practice a breeze! This 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
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It is never too early for students to begin learning about money, savings, wants and needs! This primary economics unit guides students through topics such as the difference between goods and services, choice, cost and benefit, and budgeting.
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Take your students through a journey of Ellis Island and explore the Statue of Liberty with this money saving bundle. This bundle includes a mini book of Ellis Island with historical photos, and a mini book on the Statue of Liberty, as well as
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This resource covers force, motion, and gravity! This resource contains simple experiments that use items you probably already have in your classroom. Included are two reading passages, activities, and printable posters. Click the Green Preview
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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
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The President has a big job! This mini-unit is a great resource to help your students under the complex role and many responsibilities of our US President. This resource includes printable posters and a coinciding student booklet. I've also included
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The 2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics are here! Build excitement and interest by learning about the events. This BUNDLE includes close reading passages and comprehension questions for SIX WINTER SPORTS: Figure Skating, Bobsleigh, Alpine Skiing, Luge,
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Your students will be able to distinguish between 5 Native American people groups based on various characteristics. This 20+ page informational book provides your students with facts and distinguishing features of the Woodland, Plains, Coastal,
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This bundle is perfect for teaching Ancient Civilizations in the upper elementary and middle school level. Included in this bundle are three complete resources: Hunter-Gatherer (Paleolithic Era), Early Civilizations (Mesolithic to Neolithic Era),
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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
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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
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Learn about the 5 branches of the US military, and design a "Thank You" medal to give to a veteran as a way to honor those that served. This resource includes task cards, activities, letter writing and cards, teacher tip sheets and more!PRODUCT
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If you are looking for a well-rounded initial 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. This
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This resource is a complete unit for introducing informative writing. Included are colorful anchor charts filled with examples that walk students through the paragraph writing process. I've also included bibliography practice sheets, if you would
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Perfect for President's Day! Learn about George Washington and the Revolutionary War with this 10 page fact-filled informational book. This book not only provides interesting facts about George Washington, but will guide your students through the
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Whoos's ready for an owl theme classroom? This adorable set of labels is perfect for your owl theme classroom. Hang the large labels from the ceiling above your table/groups for easy classroom management and organization. The small labels are
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These chevron table and group labels are a fun and easy way to brighten up your classroom. I like to hang the large chevron labels from the ceiling above my table/groups for easy classroom management. What's Included: Large & Small Labels
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This is my 8th year of teaching. I have a major in Secondary Social Studies Education, and Elementary Education, K-8. I currently teach middle school, but taught 1st grade for five years. My experience includes teaching in the Title I public schools, as well as the private school, and homeschool sector. Additionally, I have worked at the high school level as a Teacher Leader with the People to People and Leader Ambassador programs.

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 hold a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree with a major in Secondary Social Studies Education and Elementary Education, with a minor in Communication Studies from Eastern Washington University. I have 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 an amazing 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.

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