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It's a TIME-SAVER, and it's EDITABLE! This is my absolute favorite management tool, and it has significantly cut down on the time it takes to prepare for a substitute, especially on days when I am basically keeling over! Having two surgeries in
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$8.00
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Perfect for independent study projects! Unlock your students' passions! I have been trying to wrap my mind around how to implement passion projects in my classroom all year long. I LOVE the idea behind allowing my students to research topics that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, GATE, Research
$3.50
516
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Add RIGOR to your weekly morning work routine! Are you looking for a way to enrich and challenge your students? Are you always trying to find ways to infuse more rigor and creative thinking into your lessons? This weekly morning work file contains
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, GATE
$7.00
278
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Teach a beloved children's classic with a fresh twist! Charlotte's Web is a well-loved, widely read text...for good reason! This CCSS correlated file can be utilized to address reading strategies in meaningful ways as you navigate the text. It
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$6.50
1,681
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Add PIZZAZZ to your poetry unit! This resource includes 78 printable pages that can be used to launch poetry centers in your classroom as each skill/strategy is introduced through a mini-lesson. The centers are designed to reteach and reinforce.
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Balanced Literacy, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, GATE, Printables
$7.50
1,752
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Teach character traits in a tasty and tangible way! This is a tasty lesson your students are sure to remember, and it addresses the Common Core too! Teaching character traits can be difficult, because students require prerequisite knowledge of
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
1,678
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Learning has never been SNOW much fun! This comprehensive week-long unit contains everything you need to launch an engaging and thought-provoking study of Snowflake Bentley! To see it in action, check out my blog post Snowflake Bentley: One Week
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.3.3, RI.4.1, RI.4.3, L.3.1a, L.3.1e, L.3.4d, L.3.5a
$7.50
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Mini anchor charts with sentence stems and concrete models! What's Included: Determining Importance Poster Inferring Poster Metacognition Poster Questioning Poster Schema Poster Synthesizing Poster Visualizing Poster © One Extra Degree
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Other
$3.00
1,216
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Make connections to classroom life and make it stick! Teaching government and the Constitution to young students can be precarious and abstract, but it doesn't have to be! This thirteen page file includes resources to supplement your existing
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Activities, Printables
$3.00
748
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Beginning with a concrete experience makes thinking visible, creates strong connections, and anchors future learning . It provides students with experiences that become safety nets and promote risk-taking. Concrete models support
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$7.50
120
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Looking for supplemental materials?! Explore maps... PIRATE STYLE! This 69 page supplemental resource packs in a lot of foundational, BASIC map skills in fun, interactive, developmentally friendly ways! Use a hula hoop, Silly Bands, and rumpled up
Subjects:
Geography, Balanced Literacy, Social Studies - History
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Posters, Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.50
1,505
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Introduce chapter books with flair! This unit is so much fun to teach! Freckle Juice is a great introductory chapter book to use with your class! It's easy to relate to, funny, and non-threatening! If you're looking for a way to get your students
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.50
642
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Help students understand the poet's craft! This 62 page packet includes everything you need to launch a poetry unit in your classroom! It includes resources to teach poetry through the use of mentor texts and examining the author's craft or
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Fun Stuff
$7.00
781
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Are you looking for ways to spice up your elementary economics unit? This supplemental file includes several vocabulary posters with picture cues, lessons, and printables that bring economics to life in a kid-friendly way. Check out the preview
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
521
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Study Van Allsburg in an authentic, engaging way! It's no secret. Chris Van Allsburg is an insanely talented writer, and students can learn a TON about writing through this comprehensive author study. Although several printables are included, many
Subjects:
Literature, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Unit Plans, Novel Study, Printables
$5.50
604
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This bundle contains five posters for the following informational text structures: cause and effect, problem and solution, sequential, description, and comparison. Each poster is available in color or black and white. Happy Teaching! Amanda @
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$2.50
250
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Kid-friendly test-taking strategies! Looking for a way to teach and review test-taking strategies with your students prior to state testing? This packet covers the following strategies: - Slash the Trash - Jail the Detail - Number Paragraphs -
Subjects:
English Language Arts, ELA Test Prep, Balanced Literacy
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Test Prep, Assessment
$3.00
251
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Research doesn't have to be lifeless! Invigorate it with a WAX MUSEUM! If you're like me, you're tired of spinning your wheels when it comes to research projects. You want something more than the typical elementary school reports! Having my
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Research
$8.50
744
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A great STEM project! Simulate what real engineers do! This 77 page unit is a different take on the more traditional Inventors unit. It takes kids through the Engineering Design Process as they complete a Whatchamacallit Workshop and create an
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, General Science, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$7.00
402
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The PERFECT Reader's Workshop tool! Give your sticky notes a purpose AND a home! Do you LOVE using sticky notes to teach reading comprehension?! Are you looking for new resources to facilitate literature circles or assess students formatively?
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literature Circles, Activities, Fun Stuff
$6.50
671
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I currently teach third and fourth grade gifted kiddos, and I enjoy every second of it! Over the past eleven years, I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with my job! I am extremely passionate about teaching and creating, and I enjoy being able to share that passion with others!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that teaching stretches far beyond the content areas. First and foremost, I work on establishing strong relationships with my students based on trust, mutual respect, and empathy. I realize that I am educating little people, and that even little people have problems that occasionally distract them from learning. I embrace this, and strive to meet their emotional and academic needs while at school. Sometimes we all need a pat on the back or a supportive smile to get us through the day. Beyond that, I take a child-centered approach to learning. I feel that if I say or do too much I am, in fact, inhibiting the students’ learning. My instruction is very much interactive, hands-on, authentic, and tailored to meet each individual student's needs as much as possible. I want the students to think intently and critically to find solutions, reflect on their learning, and gain independence. My role is to facilitate this learning and encourage them along the way. I provide the opportunities and then support as they complete assignments to ensure that every child feels a level of success and confidence in my classroom.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction, a reading endorsement, and a gifted endorsement. I also work as an adjunct professor at a local university, and I love it! *Ultimate Goal: I would like obtain my Doctorate and perhaps work as a professor or Literacy Coach.

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