Natalie Crowley

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By Natalie Crowley
Multi-day Powerpoint presentations bundle for introductory money unit in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade. Includes value of coins, how to count coins, equivalent coins, and making change with coins. Each lesson includes review of previously-taught content,
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$3.50
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By Natalie Crowley
This rigorous 8-page test assesses the 1st Grade Common Core Operations and Algebraic Thinking standards with a variety of multiple-choice, free-response, and true/false questions. Also included: A month-long unit plan aligned with Investigations
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st
Types:
Unit Plans, Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
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By Natalie Crowley
A complete project template that will guide students step-by-step through the process of writing a poem to give their mother for Mother's Day. The poem will contain alliteration, rhyme, facts, and opinions.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities
$0.95
1 rating
4.0
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By Natalie Crowley
Do your students love doing experiments? Are they constantly asking you when they can do more SCIENCE? This complete 4-lesson interactive, hands-on unit for grades K-2 will teach your students all the basics of food science and chemistry, while
Subjects:
Chemistry, General Science, Cooking
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Unit Plans, Activities
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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If you're looking for an in-depth, cross-subject unit with lots of student voice and choice and guaranteed high engagement levels, then this is the project for you! In this Gold Standard Project Based Learning unit, students act as historians by
Subjects:
Geography, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Cultural Activities
$8.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Natalie Crowley
A detailed, customizable lesson plan for your lower elementary forest school program. Includes an introduction to routines such as Unity Clap and Story of the Day, and activities and games to explore the sense of sight and the sense of hearing.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
$0.99
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By Natalie Crowley
Templates for students to create patterns with 2D shapes and 3D shapes. ABCB, ABCD, ABC, ABCCB, ABAB, and ABBC patterns included.
Subjects:
Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities
FREE
1 rating
4.0
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By Natalie Crowley
Looking to help your students connect with nature? This full year lesson plan bundle contains 20 nature-based lesson plans following forest school and outdoor education models. It is inspired by Jon Young's Coyote Mentoring and the natural cycle of
Subjects:
Environment, Geography, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Whole Courses, Homeschool Curricula
$60.00
3 ratings
3.7
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Pre-assessment for Units 1-8 of the 3rd edition of TERC Investigations 1st Grade curriculum. These could also be used as post-assessments! All assessment items are aligned with Investigations benchmarks. Unit 1: Building Numbers and Solving
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4...
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A detailed, customizable lesson plan for introducing elementary school students to a forest school program. Includes an introduction to your "home base," a discussion about the benefits of spending time in nature, and introductory games to play.
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Science Centers
$0.99
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4.0
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A detailed, customizable lesson plan for your lower elementary forest school program. Includes an introduction to Floor Book routine, and activities and games to explore the sense of smell and the sense of touch. Use in conjunction with my free
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
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Pre-assessment for Unit 4: Fish Lengths and Fraction Rugs of the 3rd edition of TERC Investigations 1st Grade curriculum. Each assessment item is aligned with the unit benchmarks: 1. Compares the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Measurement
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.G.A.3
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By Natalie Crowley
This short powerpoint will help students review growth patterns and how to predict the next entry in a data table.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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Pre-assessment for Unit 1: Building Numbers and Solving Story Problems of the 3rd edition of TERC Investigations 1st Grade curriculum. Each assessment item is aligned with the unit benchmarks: 1. Understand that you can count on/back to
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Word Problems
Grades:
1st
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
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Pre-assessment for Unit 2: Comparing and Combining Shapes of the 3rd edition of TERC Investigations 1st Grade curriculum. Each assessment item is aligned with the unit benchmarks: 1. Compose and decompose shapes in different ways. 2. Build and
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2
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Pre-assessment for Unit 7: How Many Tens? How Many Ones? of the 3rd edition of TERC Investigations 1st Grade curriculum. Each assessment item is aligned with the unit benchmarks: 1. Understand that the multiples of 10 through 90 refer to 1-9 tens
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st
Types:
Assessment
CCSS:
1.NBT.A.1, 1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.2a, 1.NBT.B.2b, 1.NBT.B.2c, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.NBT.C.5, 1.NBT.C.6, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8
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By Natalie Crowley
Everything you need for a second grade 5-week social studies/writing unit about communities. Students will write an expository text that answers the questions: -Where is my community? -What does my community look like? -Who lives in my community?
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Unit Plans, Thematic Unit Plans
FREE
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By Natalie Crowley
4-question exit slip to check if students have mastered finding the total value of a collection of coins. Free response.
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment
FREE
4 ratings
4.0
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By Natalie Crowley
A year-long scope & sequence for lower-elementary teachers looking to start their own forest school programs or to get their students out in nature more often. Includes overviews of 13 themes and 20 different lessons to be taught from September
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Unit Plans, Syllabi, Science Centers
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A customizable, editable lesson plan template for early elementary school teachers looking to start a forest school program for their class or just get their students outside more often. Follows the Natural Cycle described in "Coyote's Guide to
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, General Science
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Other, Science Centers
FREE
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught 2nd grade at a public school for 2 years in Kansas City, Missouri. Taught 1st grade at a public charter school in San Francisco, CA for 2 years. Currently teaching 1st grade at a progressive independent school in San Francisco for the past 2+ years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Progressive, project-based, inclusive, multisensory.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

"Terrific Teammate" Award at Troost Elementary

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters in Elementary Education from University of Missouri, St. Louis BA in Communication Studies from University of California, Los Angeles, California Clear Credential

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am passionate about connecting children to nature and take my students outside as often as possible. We spend every Friday in the forest. To read more about our forest school adventures and to find out how you can start taking your class outdoors, visit my blog at www.naturenatalie.com.

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