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My Life At The Pencil Sharpener

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My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
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By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This download has everything you need for a start to finish unit on "The Chalk Box Kid." All items are common core aligned and ready to use! Included: - A Pacing Guide -Comprehension Questions For Each Chapter - covering many different important
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
$6.00
106
Digital Download ZIP (4.15 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This common core aligned game is quick and easy to play in a small group or as a whole class. Game was designed with standardized testing questions in mind. Spread the cards around a table or around the room and distribute answer sheets to each
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities
CCSS:
L.2.4, L.3.4, L.4.4
$2.00
167
Digital Download PDF (1.43 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This game will help you teach character traits and motivation. Great for a small group or centers, students will read a story that is glued to an envelope. Inside the envelope are 4 possible motives. They must determine the correct character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RL.2.7, RL.3.3, RL.4.3
$2.00
164
Digital Download PDF (1.67 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Practice solving both single and multi-step word problems with these 2 fun games. Simply print and you are ready to go! Games can be played with game boards or use as task cards. A great test prep tool that can be used in two stages as students
Subjects:
Math, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.3
$3.00
69
Digital Download PDF (13.60 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Students will get great practice using what they know combined with what a short passage tells them to make an inference with this game. "Read My Mind" is played like the popular kids game "Headbands" where one student will place a picture card
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
64
Digital Download PDF (4.57 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
A complete unit to accompany the story Mercy Watson to The Rescue. Included: - Pacing guide -Comprehension questions for each chapter -Weekly focus skills with activities -Weekly vocabulary -End of unit activities (a game and an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$4.99
52
Digital Download PDF (3.23 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
These quote posters offer inspirational thoughts from Kid President with an added bonus: QR codes linking to the video where the quote can be found! Use these posters individually and rotate through one quote every few weeks or decorate your room,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Creative Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
94
Digital Download ZIP (36.37 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This common core aligned game includes 3 versions - for 3 different levels of student abilities for true differentiated learning. Students will move around the room trying to identify 10 different polygons (circle, square, oval, rectangle,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
CCSS:
1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1, 3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$4.00
45
Digital Download PDF (4.74 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Solving word problems is one of the most difficult tasks in math! Make this fun and engaging for your students with this easy, ready to use unit. Students will become detectives (and earn badges along the way if you would like to do this) as they
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Math Centers
$6.00
17
Digital Download PDF (8.35 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This purchase has everything you need to read Dahl's book "The Twits" in a small group or with your whole class. All activities are common core aligned and great for test prep! Included: Pacing Guide Comprehension Worksheets (3 per week) Weekly
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Novel Study
$6.00
26
Digital Download PDF (0.65 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
This product includes 2 activities and 3 worksheets to practice finding the attributes of polygons. These are all common core aligned and have been a great help to me in my classroom for state testing prep. Included: - Polygon Master - students
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
2.G.A.1, 3.G.A.1, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2
$4.00
32
Digital Download PDF (1.23 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Everything you need for a Hollywood or Movie themed classroom. This pack includes 73 pages of editable decorations, ideas, printables. Make your life easier by getting it all in one place! Included: *Classroom Labels - for centers as well as
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas
$9.99
28
Digital Download PPTX (2.62 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Main idea and details is one of the toughest concepts for students, but this game will give your class great practice and a better understanding of this skill. Simply cut out the main idea/detail phrases that go with each story and place them in an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Test Prep
$2.00
180
Digital Download PDF (10.45 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Solving word problems is one of the most difficult tasks in math! Make this fun and engaging for your students with this easy, ready to use unit. Students will become detectives (and earn badges along the way) as they learn clues to help them
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Math Centers, Activities
$7.00
30
Digital Download PDF (8.32 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Everything you need to easily set up a sports or team classroom theme. This theme is great to help teach great character traits as well. Best of all... this purchase includes a file with editable resources (word wall word cards, nametags and
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
18
Digital Download ZIP (17.54 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
Long division is a tough concept to teach! Get your students engaged and involved with this fun activity. Students will work to practice the steps of long division using the mnemonic trick of "Does McDonald's Serve Cheese Burgers?" Students will
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.6, 6.NS.B.2
$3.00
28
Digital Download PDF (5.42 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
A common-core aligned, complete literary unit for the book The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo. Included: -Pacing Guide - Comprehension questions/printables for each chapter (30) - Weekly Focus Skill Activities (Cause/Effect, Sequencing, Character
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Guided Reading Books
$6.00
22
Digital Download PDF (2.17 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
In this purchase you receive a great activity to practice an important common core skill. This activity also mirrors questions that frequently arise in standardized and state tests. Great test prep! Includes: - 14 spring themed objects to
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Test Prep
CCSS:
3.MD.B.4
$2.00
30
Digital Download PDF (9.70 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
At the end of a study of insects have students complete this fun project in lieu of a traditional assessment. With this project students will be able to show that they understand the characteristics of insects along with key vocabulary such as
Subjects:
Science, Creative Writing, Biology
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Assessment
$1.00
18
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By My Life At The Pencil Sharpener
A complete unit spanning the whole book, "The Stone Fox." In this unit you will find a pacing guide, vocabulary and comprehension questions for each chapter (all common core aligned), weekly focus skills (compare/contrast, characters,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Novel Study
$6.00
25
Digital Download PDF (6.56 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught 12 years in both private and public school settings. Over the span of this time I have had great experiences teaching kindergarten, third grade and special education.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I truly believe that each student comes to the classroom with unique talents and abilities. For this reason I teach most often in small, differentiated groups. My classroom is an active, engaging environment where students often explore feel free to take risks with their learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In addition to my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, I also hold a K-12 Reading Endorsement and K-12 Intervention Specialist License. I have also completed a masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I am not working on classwork I love spending time crafting and being creative with my two beautiful daughters!

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