Mrs O Knows
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This resource includes - 4 pages of sentence starters for multiple reading skills and strategies, including predicting, questioning, connecting, author's purpose, visualizing, character traits, monitoring and understanding, cause and effect,
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Tired of your basic independent reading logs? These daily reading logs highlight several reading skills and strategies to be sure that your students are using multiple tools during their weekly independent reading. These can be used for independent
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This activity was created to support a focus on making inferences in the intermediate grades. If you were to do a web search for “inference riddles”, you will see that there are many resources available. One of my favorite ways is to teach making an
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This packet is the perfect way to introduce students to value tables. In it, I have included tables with input/output, tables associated with word problems, and tables using algebra to include x and y tables and tables with given values. This
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This one-page activity is a great way to kick off a lesson on following directions or to help students get their nerves out at the beginning of the year. I've done this for years after receiving something like this when I was a student. To use, tell
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This packet includes tools for introducing revising and editing to your students. There is a revising question list for introducing revising to your class. Also included for revision is a paragraph evaluation - a tool that students can use to take a
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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These 5 pages will help students to understand and write couplets. Included is a page with a definition and examples of 4 different couplets, as well as 5 couplets put together to create a rhyming poem. This also includes 3 student writing pages to
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Are you introducing algebra to your class for the first time? This introduction packet will provide you with the information that you need to properly introduce variables and expressions. It includes 6 pages for guided practice as you introduce the
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This set is meant to be used with the book The Million Dollar Shot. It includes the following: - Discussion questions for each chapter. - Chapter questions. These are the mostly the same as the discussion questions, but have spaces for students to
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*Please be aware that my literature packs include this item. If you already have a literature pack, you will not need to purchase this item separately. These organizers will help your students to write well organized summaries of a book or chapter
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These 5 pages will help students to understand and write limerick poems. Included is a page with a definition, 3 original limerick poems to use as examples, a planning page, and a page to write the limerick poem in black and white, that you can
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This is a set of 10 problems that will require students to list all possible combinations for given scenarios. Great for guided, partner, or independent practice! As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns BEFORE leaving
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This resource was created with field day in mind. Field day is a day of excitement, fun, and lots of energy! Students can’t wait to run around, laugh, and enjoy every event that their field day offers as they make memories with friends. For
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This set is to be used after a lesson on the look for a pattern problem-solving strategy. It has been created with the intermediate elementary level in mind. Included are 8 mini-posters (half pages), each with a different problem that requires the
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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The Hundred Dresses is an important, timeless story that will provoke fantastic discussions about bullying with your students. This packet includes vocabulary for the entire story (23 words in all), both blank and with definitions, questions for
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3rd, 4th, 5th
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This packet will help you to guide students in learning how to translate words or word phrases into algebraic expressions. It includes a chart on word clues for each operation as well as practice writing algebraic expressions from word phrases and
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource will provide you with notes and practice for both teaching and for student reference. The focus of this resource is on comparing and ordering fractions and decimals when faced with problems that have a mix of both. It covers how to
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4th, 5th, 6th
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This packet includes everything you set goals throughout the year. This is a great addition to student folders and VERY useful for parent-teacher conferences. Goal setting can be a huge contributor to a successful school year for both students and
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This resource includes bookmarks (in four colors) and a mini-poster showing the steps to division using the "Does McDonald's Serve Cheese Burgers" saying to assist students in remembering the steps. I've also included a page that shows an example of
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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This resource was created for use with Love That Dog by Sharon Creech. Included in this pack are the following: - A 13-question open-response test with one bonus question (create your own poem inspired by Jack) -8 pages of reproducible resources
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm currently in my 12th year of teaching, with all of my experience in upper elementary, with 9 years in fifth grade. I'm a military wife so I've had the pleasure of teaching in Massachusetts, Washington, Virginia, and now California. I've taught third, fourth, and fifth, but my true love is definitely with my fifth graders!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a good mix of demonstrator and facilitator, and I think that my style is constantly changing as I adapt to the students in front of me year after year. It is most important to me that I create a safe and positive learning environment where conversations about learning can take place and all moments can be learning moments. I use a great deal of the Responsive Classroom approach, especially when it comes to the first six weeks, modeling (and more modeling and MORE modeling) and academic choice. If I learned anything from college, it's that lectures are BORING so I make sure my students are a part of every learning experience with lots of opportunities for discussion and movement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

A.A.S. in Criminal Justice A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies B.A. in Political Science M.Ed. in Educational Studies They say that experience is your best teacher, and my two years of service with AmeriCorps gave me an incredible experience in the classroom that secured a move from the legal field to that of teaching.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love to travel! I think our best education comes from our personal experiences and so I try to get out and see new places in our world whenever I can so I can bring those experiences to the classroom. I'm obsessed with Broadway musicals, a dedicated wife, a mom of two fur babies, a book lover, willing to test cupcakes at any moment, and a devoted Red Sox fan, much to the dismay of my NY roots.