Mrs Renz Class

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Are you looking for a complete yearlong word stems and roots program? This one set includes EVERYTHING you'll need to teach a 36 weeks of ready to go stems and roots lessons complete with word wall posters, slideshows, worksheets, interactive
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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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This set includes 7 forms for students to use to record responses to reading as well as using the forms with word work. Included: •Reading Log – a daily log with two days per page format that can be used any time you choose for students to respond
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Help your students understand the literary elements and story elements vocabulary terms with this bundled set of literary elements flip book reference chart and story elements posters. I included the posters in PowerPoint slideshow format for you,
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These five vocabulary grid activities are great for encouraging vocabulary work. Students use adjacent letters in a 5 x 4 grid to create as many words as they can. Students earn one point for each letter of the words they create. These are fun
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Enjoy this simple story map planner sheet to record the story elements. It's a great story map organizer for students to use as they read novels or picture books. Tips for Use: ✔︎ Read picture books to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Have them
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

MY TEACHING STYLE

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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

• 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

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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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