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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
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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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Anchor students' understand of fluency with fluency anchor charts! Use these fluency posters to teach your kiddos about the components of fluent reading. They are visual, concrete models of each element of fluency to help your readers become more
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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
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Cement the concept with a concrete model! Are you trying to find a clever way to teach your students about the structure of fiction? Help your students remember the background, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution of the plot with
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Creative and meaningful journal prompts with multiple-step directions! Merge reading AND writing instruction with this rigorous resource! A perfect addition to Interactive Notebooks! This packet was created in response to previewing new assessments
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Perfect for homework, morning work, or interactive notebooks! Great practice for writing extended responses and providing evidence! This 64 page packet (jam-packed with 41 different reading response menus and different templates for student
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A fun and engaging center activity! Just add books! Have students use character cards cards to practice reading texts. The Common Core (RL 2.6) asserts that, beginning in second grade, students should be able to acknowledge differences in the
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Looking for a simple way to facilitate close reading with your students? This practical 173 page file walks you through the process, then provides the materials needed to engage your students in repeated readings of the text! Countless pages
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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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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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Help your students identify as writers and launch Writing Workshop with STYLE! This 172 page file is full of ideas to help launch your writing workshop! It contains 5 original mini-lessons designed to help your students see themselves as real
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A comprehensive Owl Moon cross-curricular resource! This engaging unit includes lesson plans, extension ideas, comprehension activities, fluency practice, vocabulary activities, phonics activities, writing resources, nonfiction resources, science
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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
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Add rigor to your spelling program with Greek and Latin root lists! This 196 page 34-week spelling program focuses exclusively on Greek and Latin Roots, and it's sure to create a classroom full of capable "Word Warriors"! Word Warriors use roots
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Help your students unlock word meanings with Word Builders! Teaching our students about morphology, or meaningful word parts, helps our students unlock the meaning of new and increasingly sophisticated words. This packet addresses prefixes through
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Looking to add a little POP to your community study? This 113 page supplemental file is jam-packed with resources to help spruce up your existing communities unit! :) It contains eye-catching posters, literature suggestions, worksheets, a
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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 @
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When life gives you lemons, teach about economics! In today's world, there's no denying it. We need business-minded students to matriculate into a fast-paced global economy. This 89 page supplemental file is meant to enhance your Social Studies
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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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