Mrs Thayne

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This is an editing checklist and a revision I created to go with our grade level writing rubric that we created as a team. The students can use it to self edit and revise their work, and then it gives suggestion as to how to fix their edits and make
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This is a quick research challenge the students can complete to practice their online research skills either with a technology teacher in a small group, or in the classroom. It asks students to think about good questions that would help develop a
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This is a packet that can be used to celebrate Pi Day, March 14th. It is a series of 10 interdisciplinary activities with a math focus that can be done in small groups, independently, or as stations. The activities involve measuring, crafts,
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This is a self paced project for students to consider their past, present, and future. Students can choose the activities they want that would represent themselves. This is a great beginning or end of the year project for students.
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This lesson combines the concept of the OREO model for persuasive writing (opinion, reason, example, opinion) with the Lucy Calkin's topic of pushing your thinking by giving examples. It includes a sample persuasive writing example, a graphic
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This is a 3-4 week unit that will walk your students through the art and craft of writing a short story. It begins with choosing a topic and then goes through the features of a short story including character, setting, plot, conflict, theme, and
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As my students move through independent stations I like to have a work product that I can have as an assessment of the work that they've completed throughout the week. This workmap has 4 stations - one computer station (study island or moby max,
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This is a great Baldridge Tool to help the students think about challenges they are having individually or as a group/class, and come up with a plan to solve their challenge. This is great to blow up as a poster, and have as a classroom model, but
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This is a project that teachers can use in the classroom to introduce their students to online collaboration. This requires students to choose an author to research, and to post information and responses to other students on a class wiki. From that
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Crafting a Short Story is a 3-4 week unit that will walk your students through the art and craft of writing a short story. It begins with choosing a topic and then goes through the features of a short story including character, setting, plot,
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For this lesson, we will be walking the students through a virtual field trip of the south, stopping at places important to the civil rights movement. We will be using the following website:
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This is a great morning work activity for upper elementary students. I love the answers the younger students give for the moms, but wanted something sentimental for my students to give to their mothers. It's a quick activity, but it also could be
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This is an amusing story that can be used in a variety of ways. You could have the students read to pick out the main ideas and details, read for sequencing, or as an aid for writing. It includes questions and a writing prompt.
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This is a great way for students to present a book they've read, instead of a traditional book report. It's written for multicultural books, but with a few tweaks could be used for any book.
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This is a fun, hands on game to help your students practice distinguishing between prime and composite numbers. Students spin a spinner to determine which fly to swat at, and then swat to collect cards and points. There is a variation of a spinner
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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Crafting a Short Story is a 3-4 week unit that will walk your students through the art and craft of writing a short story. It begins with choosing a topic and then goes through the features of a short story including character, setting, plot,
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These writing rubrics are based on the 5th grade writing objectives in Virgina. I'm leaving this as a word document so if you are not in Virginia, you can adapt and modify to fit your needs. What's included are three rubrics (general, peer, and
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On Valentine's Day, not only the kids can have a sweet Valentine's day too! This is a great writing activity that allows the kids to practice writing dialogue using correct punctuation. It goes over two examples of correct punctuation, and then
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This is a recording sheet that can be used for any group novel study. It is expected that the students use this sheet to prepare for their next meeting. It's a great way to assess groups that are meeting without you present.
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This is a list of activities students can choose from to demonstrate their understanding of a novel they are reading. This is a completely student centered activity, and can be used with any novel.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 20th year of teaching. I have taught summer school for K-3, 4th grade bilingual, 4/5 full inclusion, and 5th and 6th grades. I also spent 4 years outside of the classroom as the Director of Curriculum for a global education company.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm energetic and believe in active engagement in the classroom. I have the kids work in groups 80% of the time, and I like to work one on one with every child as often as possible. To do this, I require a lot of cooperative and independent station work. I believe the students are responsable for their learning, and I'm a facilitator.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified: Middle Childhood Generalist (2002, 2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA, English and Psychology, Georgetown University Post Bacc, K-8 Education, the University of New Mexico

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm married with two children (a 15 year old and a 5 year old) and a French Bulldog named Zeus. I'm actively involved in youth programs such as emergency foster care and pediatric cancer awareness.

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