Pat Gantz

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You have the option of selecting among activities and worksheets to fit your classroom and for enrichment purposes. Or, you can embrace this product in its entirety with the class creating a Visitor's Center for Grand Canyon National Park: The
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During this adventure, students will prepare to sail along with the Allen family as they cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage. Their ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, British Columbia. The itinerary includes shore excursions
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Young students will learn about working in the marketplace as vendors selling their own handmade products at an Arts & Crafts Fair. The vendors belong to a children’s business venture called, “By Our Hands.” The children will engage in basic
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During this adventure, students will prepare for a travel tour with Grandma and Grandpa Allen and their grandchildren, Claire and Jared. Their itinerary includes Beijing, Xi’an, a cruise down the Yangtze River and on to Shanghai. Students will
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Students will journey with Kate as she learns gymnastic skills and gradually achieves her goal of performing at the Sweetheart Invitational Meet in Omaha, Nebraska. The worksheets relate to this short story’s vocabulary and events. In addition,
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Students will participate with cousins, Jeremy, Anthony and Jaden, as they prepare for an obstacle mud run course in their neighborhood. The worksheets relate to this short story’s vocabulary and challenges. Infusing activities and games into this
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For this adventure, students will join Claire and Grandma Allen on a trip to Anchorage, Alaska. Hosted by Grandma's pen pal since 1959, they will experience Alaskan hospitality complete with humor and compassion. Students will become engaged as
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Aloha, Kauai! This is the short story of the Greene family as they vacation on the most beautiful island in Hawaii. The grammar worksheets relate to the story's adventures and vocabulary. Planning ahead involves finances. The family's
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Under the patient guidance of her great-uncle, a young child becomes intrigued with nature as the two grow tomatoes in his garden and inspect the leaves for insects. Your students will not only learn about the hornworm caterpillar, but they will
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Students will enjoy Traveler's adventures on a walk in the neighborhood located one mile from a forest. Consequently, they will be exposed to some of the wildlife that Traveler experiences in Arizona. I hope that your students enjoy Traveler's
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This story was written following the activity of making a sock monster puppet. It serves as a model to encourage children in creating their own puppet stories. The vocabulary and story questions relate to the story.
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For horse crazy kids this short story teaches about the purpose and process of rounding up horses for adoption. It's a nice way to fuel interest into further reading and learning about ranch life. Using multiplication and addition, students will
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These story questions were elicited from the books, Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King and its nonfiction companion book, China: Land of the Emperor’s Great Wall. These worksheets and answer keys serve as enrichment material to my
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This real life lesson teaches children how to save money when shopping, how to shop for used goods, and the value of knitting versus buying ready-made products. In story and math form, Bev demonstrates how to solve problems in a sequential manner
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Junior High Social Studies at Iowa School for the Deaf and later taught elementary school Gifted and Talented classes as a volunteer. With the support of my Sunday School Superintendent I threw out the formal curriculum and created my own lessons for our fifth grade class. Before retiring from my position as Professional Development Coordinator for VSA arts of Iowa, I assisted our art and music educators in developing curriculum for Continuing Education summer classes. I retired for a new career as a storyteller. Now I also volunteer in the schools and at a Speech and Language Clinic where I work with a client who is in elementary school. Some of the enrichment lessons that I created for her will be adapted for TpT.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm an advocate of Gardner's "Multiple Intelligences" theory that all children have different strengths and learning styles. Therefore, I integrated art, music and hands on activities into my lessons for learners of all abilities. My goal is to ignite student interest and engage them in learning that coordinates with the Common Core Standards.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My greatest satisfaction is seeing reluctant students come alive and actively engage in learning.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.S. from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. My major is in History with a minor in Deaf Education. My M.A. is in Special Education with a minor in History from the same institution.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Now that I have tons of spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, Zumba, hiking, and knitting. TpT is a new venture for me. I'm digging through files for my favorite projects, ideas, and teaching units. I look forward to updating these materials and sharing them with you!

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