Patty Rutenbar
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If I do this, what will happen? Your students can find out the answer to that question by practicing with these pictures and phrases.They will match up the black square with a colored square by thinking about the effect of the cause. Many tests
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It's hard to know if you spell a word with the letters ou or ow. . . This activity will help your child practice looking at pictures and deciding between two choices of how to correctly spell it. This set contains the long ow sound as in SNOW and
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Words in Context is a quick activity that can be used in centers, small groups, or even as a Scoot game with your whole class. Each card has a sentence for the students to read. There is a bold faced word that has to do with the community member.
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Those funky controlled r words can be difficult to spell. Is it ir? er? or ur? Sometimes kids just need the practice to LOOK at the word to see if it is spelled right. These 32 cards show a picture with 4 choices of spellings for the word. The
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Those pesky vowel teams are tough to learn! I'm hoping this game will produce better readers and quick thinkers when it comes to this skill. There are 72 cards with various vowel teams on them. There are also some surprise cards that have the
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Common Core asks our students to know common prefixes and suffixes. This activity lets your students learn the meanings of un, re, and dis. There is an informational poster and 20 different words using those prefixes. The students must match the
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If your students take the NWEA or MAPS test, these practice cards just may help them prepare for it. Each card shows a chart or a graph with a question to answer by looking at the picture. Sometimes it's a pattern that repeats, sometimes it's
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This set of mulitiplication task cards contains both color and added black and white copies for those who can't copy in color. The clip art and fonts are from D.J Inkers which I hold a license for. (gotta love DJ Inkers!) For my second graders who
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Students need to know what a pronoun is and how to match it to the noun that means the same thing. This activity is made with DJ Inkers clipart and fonts and is very appealing to the eye. The students will read each sentence and match the underlined
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This pronoun activity is very similar to my Halloween Pronoun activity. It's just a different holiday. In this set you'll find 21 different cards with proper nouns underlined. Your students must identify which pronoun will make sense with each
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This activity will help your child practice switching pronouns for the words they stand for. It's similar to my Halloween and Thanksgiving pronoun activity. The difference is that this one asks them to tell the pronoun or the words that stand for
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This activity centers on reading passages and deciding if they are a fact or an opinion. Each card has a picture that helps them focus on the topic of the sentence. There is a recording sheet to write their answers and an answer key so it can be
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Laminate these signs, attach magnets to them (if you have a magnetic white board), and place in your classroom. Make a tag for each child with their name on it. Everyone starts out in the Absent list each morning. They then move their name to the
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This activity has 24 cards with sentences on each one. Your students must find the pronoun that matches the underlined words in the sentence. If they take the underlined words out and replace it with the correct pronoun it will sound right. These
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Second graders can handle separating fact and opinion. This activity is especially fun because it is centered around one of their favorite holidays. The students read each card and decide if it is a fact or an opinion. Then they can place it on
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Learning how to write contractions can be tough. I know my 2nd graders struggle with it, so I can imagine that some 3rd and 4th graders also have this same difficulty. This activity helps the student see the correct way to spell the finished
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Who doesn't love these cute little monsters? Just in time for Halloween! They can help your child enjoy finding the words that match the values of each number. There 24 cards with 3 choices for answers. A recording sheet and answer key are included
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This Halloween activity is great for your kids to learn more about expanded notation. The numbers and their values are mixed up so they have to think carefully to come up with the right answer. This is great for a small group activity, centers, or
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This Halloween themed activity teaches your students about pronouns. The underlined words in the sentences will match to one of the pronouns below it. They should make sense to read the pronoun in place of the underlined words. You can purchase
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There are 30 apples with addition problems on them. There are 30 apples with the answers on them. Students will need to think about the tens and ones in each problem and find the answer. They can split the tens and ones up into expanded notation to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 36 years in 2nd grade

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to teach in small groups while my students are either doing seat work or centers. We do whole group lessons once in a while.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was honored to be named Teacher of the Year in my district.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in 1978 Master of Elementary Education from Western Michigan University in 1983.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mom to two who are also teachers, and who married teachers. And I married a teacher too!