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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
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Transform your kids into generalization GURUS! Teaching generalizations is TOUGH! It's such a complex and abstract concept for our little ones to grasp, so I've created materials that go beyond seatwork and worksheets. This bundle includes
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Build critical thinking skills with the Metacognition Tool Kit! This 34 page file is jam-packed with posters, handouts, and hands-on manipulatives to help your students grasp the sometimes difficult concept of metacognition. This packet addresses
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Synthesis made SNAZZY and SIMPLE! This 24 page packet will help teach your students that they are synthesizing when their thinking grows and changes. It takes an abstract concept and simplifies it through the imagery of nesting dolls. You can use
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Looking for new ways to engage your kiddos while learning about reading strategies?! Music is a powerful memory device, and it's fun too! This zip file contains eight original songs to sing your heart's content! It contains a 20 page pdf file with
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Looking for a new way to help your students read between the lines and hit the CCSS at the same time? This fun farm themed file includes an original introductory song with a poster and cards to place into your anchor chart for a display! It also
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Are you looking for something to spice up your questioning mini-lessons? Teach your students how to WONDER with this Alice in Wonderland themed packet, and make it memorable! This is not a comprehensive unit, but can be used to deepen your study
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This packet combines a study on communities (particularly community helpers) with some additional practice with drawing conclusions. :) It's just one way to "kill two birds with one stone" in a really fun, kid-friendly way. The file contains
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Use this document with your kiddos as part of any "Making Connections" mini-lesson! You can teach one type of connection at a time and have the whole class make the same kind of connection, or you may choose to allow the students to circle the
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This freebie was inspired by one of my sweet former colleagues. Beth took pictures of her students doing the cross-checking hand motions, glued them onto chart paper and wrote out the steps. It was brilliant! So, of course, I took the idea and
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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.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am an exceptionally lucky person who genuinely enjoys her job, and I consider teaching my greatest hobby. Third grade captured my heart, and now fourth grade is captivating me just as much! I also enjoy drawing, reading, singing, shopping and dancing. I thrive on being able to think creatively and think outside of the box. I love running! It is a great stress reliever! I also love traveling, spending time with my husband {of course}, my dogs Loralei and Stella, family and friends, and I love experiencing new things. I've recently delved into the world of workshops, and I am HOOKED! :)

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