Mrs Renz Class

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Mrs Renz Class
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This fun and engaging Christmas math lesson that uses the song, The 12 Days of Christmas, as its inspiration. Students watch a SMART Board lesson introduction, watch a YouTube animated video, then try to figure out how many gifts the were given in
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This set has 2 weeks (10 days) of quilt block fractions math coloring fun in worksheet, manipulative, and SMART Board interactive formats. A SMART Board is NOT needed to use the lessons but is sure is more exciting for students if you're lucky to
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Make a poetry reference tool with this figurative language interactive notebook set. Students will learn the definitions and give examples under the flap with this simple to cut set. Included are the figurative language foldable templates for the
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Teach and reinforce figurative language with these 4 Cootie Catchers and store them in the interactive notebook storage pocket included in the set. Make learning figurative language fun! Also included in this set is a PowerPoint slideshow and
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Students use fractions to increase a recipe in baking. You will take the apple crisp recipe and increase it so it might feed the entire class and if you choose to actually bake it, directions for baking in a Dutch oven or regular oven are
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This ready-to-go ABC's of the Oregon Trail book writing project is fun for students and it showcases what students have learned about the Oregon Trail and life along the rail. The project material are fully editable so you can customize it to fit
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Let's be honest! This set gets students multiplying every day for the 12 days before Christmas break! Each worksheet has 24 multiplication problems and 2 addition problems to be solved but students will think they're just having fun! Students use
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These two math activities are designed to get students up, moving, and using their measuring skills. I love to use them at the beginning of the year to get the students talking to each other and having fun. The Math About Me This fun activity
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Are you looking for a fun and creative way to review multiples and common multiples and integrate art at the same time? Maybe you are looking for no-prep meaningful math lessons to leave for a substitute or to use as a Valentine's Math center?
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Teach critical thinking skills by teaching Roman Numerals with this differentiated and fun set of 18 interactive notebook lessons packed with mathematical content. This 3.5 week unit is great to students learning right up until the last day of
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Play this fun get to know you game with any number of students and learn about each other as you “dig” for buried “treasure” (student names) while using coordinate graphing skills. This game is similar to playing the game, Battleship, with a school
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Sneak in some grammar practice while students think they're just having fun with this set of Halloween themed grammar puzzles. Students search for common and proper nouns, singular and plural nouns, verbs and adverbs, nouns and adjectives. Then
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This set of 12 days of math, language and geography activities is designed as a December daily morning starter, fast finisher activity, or absent student packet. It makes also makes a perfect center or set of worksheets for entire class. It
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Are you looking for a fun way to teach area and perimeter with an added bonus of learning about the history of America's first president, George Washington and his Mount Vernon home, too? This set includes 119 pages of math and social studies
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Students will create a Valentines container and NO CLASS time will be used! This fun activity allows students creativity to use recycled to create something to hold their class Valentines at home. The set includes project directions, student
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Are you teaching the language needed for math? Math vocabulary is crucial for deeper understanding of concept. This Interactive Notebook foldable bundled set gives you all of the math vocabulary words and definitions that fourth graders need to
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Are you looking for a way to reinforce fractions and tap into the creative side of your students' brains at the same time? If so, then quilt block fraction art is for you! You can use this for a fun fractions Valentine's math activity with a
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If you want students to show mastery of a concept, use an ABC book format! Students will love demonstrating knowledge using this project. This set of ABC book masters contains three choices of styles. There's a black & white, a grey set, and
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Help students enjoy analyzing Robert Frost’s poem, “Dust of Snow” with this fun mini unit and task card set. This poem is on the 4th & 5th grade CCSS ELA Text Exemplar list. Students read the poem and respond to prompts on 12 task cards citing
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Help students relax and start with a great ice breaker with this set of 4 Cootie Catchers. As students play, they ask get to know you questions, and you do, too! The questions begin with basic questions to put students at ease. By the last day,
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I love teaching intermediate grade students! I've taught mostly grades 4, 5 and blended classes plus 6th grade, middle school math, 1st grade, high school at-risk computers, and served as our district's K-12 Academic Achievement Specialist.

I'm now retired from 34 years teaching in Oregon's public schools and am passionate about helping other teachers by sharing what worked for me. I've taught blends and large class sizes of 30+ students, so the independent projects and activities I developed got students focused and gave me time to teach curriculum to students in the other grade level.


I give students choices using projects, activities, and hands-on materials and integrate technology everywhere possible to get the highest results.

Students rise to our expectations, so we must teach each child as if he or she is gifted and talented. Expect a lot, get a lot!

Students should not have to ask, "When are we ever going to use this?" If you teach with real life applications, they will KNOW.


• Disney Teacher Award Honoree, 2006
• Microsoft's First Worldwide Innovative Teacher
• Intel Innovative Teacher, 2005
• JASON XV Teacher Argonaut, Panama, Dr. Robert Ballard's Expedition Team, 2004
• Mount Vernon Teachers Institute Recipient from Oregon, 2010
• Mount Vernon Lesson Plan of the Year, 2010
• OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award, 2011
• Featured in the book, One-On-One with America's Most Inspiring Teachers, 2011
• Featured in the book, Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times, 2004
• Redmond Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year, 2003


• Master of Arts in Teaching
• Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education
• Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate
• Mathematics Endorsement through Algebra I
• Reading Endorsement


I live on in Oregon on a 10-acre farm in Oregon with my husband and our sixth Golden Retriever. Our only daughter is a Physical Therapist in New England. I enjoy family times, kayaking, traveling and camping, quilting, reading, and exploring the great outdoors.
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