Mrs Renz Class

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Mrs Renz Class
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Do you have fast finishers who need enrichment activities? How about a program that is easy for you to manage and runs all year-long for students, and best yet, once you set it up, you can use EVERY year with NO prep? You won't have to hear, "I'm
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The classroom economy program runs all year and will be the backbone of your classroom each year and students absolutely LOVE it! This set includes just about everything you'll need to run a real life classroom economy and teach decimal addition
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This 151 page set includes all materials needed for students to write a story and publish a 22+ page book as if they were traveling the Oregon Trail. There’s lot of components to this fun and motivating project so keep reading! See the 5 page
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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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Every child in your class will be the "Star of the Week" with this program and will be recognized and special. This set includes everything needed to run a special student of week program. Every student in your classroom will each have an entire
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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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Do you want to find a great math activity that allows you to observe your students' math skills and get to know each other at the same time? This makes a great display for your open house or back to school night, too! Students will learn to
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Are you looking for a positive behavior system that is simple to use, encourages good behavior, and one that you can print or customize to fit the need in your classroom and school? Look no further! These behavior cards are great for use with
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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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Pay your students with these great editable blank checks! These are perfect for a classroom economy! If your students earn classroom cash, you will love these paying your students with these real-looking editable PDF checks! They're super
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This set, Set 1, includes these 3 full products: Click each link to see more detail. • 5th Gr. Math Vocabulary PowerPoint Slideshow + Posters {OA} Operations & Algebraic Thinking • 5th Gr. Math Vocabulary PowerPoint Slideshow + Posters
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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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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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This version off my student of the month program is COMPLETELY EDITABLE! This set is for teachers who wish to change the name of the program, add their own logos, mascot images and change the color and customize the wording on items they choose.
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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 positive behavior management program that is fun and one that sneaks in coin counting skills? This set of coin point charts is designed for you! It is also editable so you can customize it for your class or for individual
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This behavior set is designed to teach students of all ages how to say, "I’m sorry." Little problems can be kept little if students say, these simple two words and you can focus on teaching and not spend time dealing with behavior conflicts among
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This set includes Thanksgiving themed fun activities like a grammar fact sheet, grammar game, multiplication facts Bingo game, and math and geography Acrostic vocabulary activities plus some cute teacher Thanksgiving note pad papers. Included: 12
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This set includes 12 weeks (60 school days) of colorful attendance sign-in questions that are easy to use. You’ll use the template to add your student names and the best thing is – you only do this once for the whole year! Then just copy your
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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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