Patty Rutenbar

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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
65 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
Are you looking for a way to have your students show their lunch choices? Do you need something that students can independently use? This is just what you need. Print and laminate these signs, attach magnets to them (if you have a magnetic white
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Graphing, Classroom Management
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Posters
$3.50
61 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
You know how the light bulb goes off when your child suddenly gets it. This game will help those light bulbs go off in your student's heads. This is a 2nd grade vocabulary game with 112 words that will help prepare your students for the IReady
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
27 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
You know how the light bulb goes off when your child suddenly gets it. This game will help those light bulbs go off in your student's heads. This is a 3rd grade vocabulary game with 84 words that will help prepare your students for the IReady
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Literature Circles
$3.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Character Education
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Winter
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
29 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Graphing, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Math Centers
$4.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
17 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
18 ratings
3.9
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
14 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Other (Math)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Math Centers
$3.25
13 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
Students can always use practice reading short stories and deciding which theme the story is using. This activity will do just that for you. There are 15 short stories on 5 different pages. Also included are 13 posters that explain the themes so the
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
9 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
18 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
Second and third 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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
12 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
21 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
When practicing numeracy, our students need to be able to look at a set of things and quickly say what number it represents. This Four Corners activity will help your students practice that. This is a Power Point activity. You do not have to print,
Subjects:
Numbers, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.25
7 ratings
4.0
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By Patty Rutenbar
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
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary, Halloween
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (3.56 MB)
By Patty Rutenbar
Are you thinking that you don't have time to make cute name tags or locker tags? Do you not like your handwriting? I can help you! I will create a set of tags for your class for the entire year, yes even if kids move in during the year! These
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Other, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$4.00
7 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 38 years working with 2nd graders.

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.

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