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Allow students to record nominations underneath the poster to nominate books for a class book award. Allow them to generate criteria, and discuss the parameters for nominations. Vote once a month for a winner. Display winners on bulletin board.
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If you're looking for a little novelty to spice up your Guided Reading rotations or whole group activities, this 20 page file may help add a little extra pizzazz! Although they aren't used on a daily basis, the cards are great for mixing things up
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Chase away Test Day Jitters with this survival kit! Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree)
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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 star-themed word work packet can be used to supplement a study on elections or America! It can also be used as part of a Hollywood or Rockstar themed unit! The recording sheet has four different variations to allow you to choose the theme
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Updated 6/7/12! (Color/B&W Versions Available) Use this packet to start using fluency folders with your elementary or intermediate students! It contains a Lucky Listener sheet, a resource sheet, a parent letter, a reading rubric to inform
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Staples has a really catching catchphrase: "That was easy!" Use this packet to celebrate growth when students overcome a challenge! This product includes directions, templates for stickers or creating your own button (if you opt not to buy the real
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Whether you have purchased my Charlotte's Web bundle or not, this freebie will help you teach your students to synthesize during your literature study. You could even use this file to supplement a farm unit! It builds on the premise of using
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Use this poster to remind your little sweeties to sit elbow-to-elbow & knee-to-knee! Enjoy! Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree) Freebie Offered under Scrappin' Doodles License #TPT47822 This file an "unofficial adaptation of the Daily 5 by
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I posted this sign to my blog a while ago (when my kiddos were taking their state test). I thought it might make my life a little easier if I had a reusable sign instead of constantly scrawling "We're Testing" over and over again! If you're
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Teaching our students how to determine importance can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! Glue the "Unpack the Suitcase" label to the outside of a small manila envelope, and follow the teacher instructions to help your students practice
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This packet can be used to practice grammar, handwriting, conventions, and sight words. Each sheet has two errors that need to be corrected. The bundle corresponds with the Reading Street Series, and would make a great addition to your center
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This file was made to complement my Writing on Target bundle... but it can be used independently. Use it as a checklist. Add it to a writing center. The sky is the limit! ENJOY! Amanda Nickerson (One Extra Degree) Freebie Offered under
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This file can be used with Reading Street to post essential questions in your classroom. Amanda Nickerson {One Extra Degree} Freebie Offered under Scrappin' Doodles License #TPT47822
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This poster can be used as part of your study of memoirs! I will hopefully have this file completed SOONISH! :) Freebie Offered under Scrappin' Doodles License #TPT47822
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My students and I spent some time brainstorming a name for an area of the classroom to "chill out". Lots of creative names were thrown out there, but something amazing happened! I stumbled upon a blog post by Lisa Lizak at
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I am all about simplicity in the classroom, so task cards are no exception! Rather than having to run off specific copies of specific task card recording sheets... and having to keep a running inventory of how many sheets are left... I've created a
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Print on cardstock, laminate, trim, and use these posters to teach students about similes. :) Directions: (My file is old and uneditable... or I would add it to the file itself! Sorry!) We read Crazy Like a Fox, and the kids got to
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For some reason, the thumbnail is kind of distorted, but the printable is CLEAR. Just fyi. Use this FREE printable to learn more about culture and making inferences! :) Tie into a real experience with a trash can filled with artifacts and create
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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

Presenter for SDE Presenter for TpT NEA Pinterest Board Inspiration Box Winner

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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