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By Pencils and Magic Wands
The following resource contains TWO Math Reference Sheets that may be used for students in grades 3-5. Students will have access to at a glance math concepts and skills to help them tackle a variety of math problems. The resource contains THREE
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
Staff, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Centers
$3.25
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Engage your students before, during, and after reading the book "14 Cows for America" by Carmen Agra Deedy with this reading guide tri-fold. This two-page handout is meant to be photocopied double-sided and folded like a brochure. The tri-fold
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$2.00
39
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
**UPDATE** Added to this resource on 7/31/2018, the House Introduction PowerPoint now has EDITABLE slides so you may include your own rewards and other information on how you will use the House Sorting System in your classroom. Revisions were also
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$8.50
79
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
A fun writing assignment that can be used during Back to School, End of School Year, or as a General Summer Writing topic. This resource will help students practice essential writing skills while adding a touch of creativity. Included in this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
CCRA.W.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$3.00
83
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Engage students in the scientific method with this exciting experiment that will have them asking for more as they practice the science process skills.This resource includes:A Letter to the Teacher explaining the activityTHREE different versions of
Subjects:
Physical Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Laboratory
CCSS:
W.4.7, W.4.1b, W.4.2e
$2.00
6
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Are you looking for a way to simplify how students write body paragraphs in their essays? This writing foldable may help your students remember the important pieces to include when addressing any informative or opinion prompt topic. The T.R.E.E.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
W.3.1, W.3.2, W.4.1, W.4.2, W.5.1, W.5.2
$2.00
12
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Help students engage with reading strategies before, during, and after reading with this two-sided bookmark. Simply make copies of the bookmark, laminate them, and they're ready to be used.Included in this resource are:2 Page Color Bookmarks2 Page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Close Reading
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.R.10
$2.00
9
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Looking for a way to use non-verbal cues to redirect students' classroom behavior? These small behavior signs are a great way to do just that. Simply print, laminate, cut apart, and have a set ready to use in your classroom. This resource includes a
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$2.00
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Help students understand what is elaboration and how they can apply various elaboration strategies into their writing. This resource includes:3 Pages Reviewing Elaboration Strategies2 Pages with Elaboration Sentence Starters1 Page with Two
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
CCRA.W.1, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.5
$2.50
7
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Engage your students in the process of summarizing during your novel studies with this Chapter Summaries resource. Students not only have to summarize chapters you assign, but they also draw a picture or symbol to represent each chapter.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
CCRA.R.2
$3.00
4
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
This BIG resource contains over 30 different reward coupons to enhance your current classroom behavior management system. The great thing about these rewards is that you don’t need to spend lots of money buying tangible rewards for your students.
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
4
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
A fun writing assignment that can be used during the autumn season. This resource will help students practice essential writing skills while adding a touch of creativity. Included in this document are:Letter to the Teacher Describing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.1b, W.4.3a, W.4.3c, W.4.3e
$3.00
1
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Help students create a poem for their mothers following a poetry frame inspired by Sandra Cisneros "Abuelito Who" poem (**Note: Original poem NOT included in this resource). This resource includes: 1. Brainstorming Ideas and Questions 2. Poetry
Subjects:
Writing, Poetry
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$1.50
1
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
A one-page handout showing five types of poems and examples of each. The types of poems included are: *Acrostic *Cinquain *Diamante *Haiku *List Poem
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
FREE
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
A fun writing assignment that can be used during the winter season. This resource will help students practice essential writing skills while adding a touch of creativity. Included in this document are:Letter to the Teacher Describing the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.3, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.3a, W.4.3c, W.4.3d, W.4.3e
$3.00
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Learn all about the two different eclipses seen from planet Earth in this 3 passage set resource complete with an Informative Writing prompt that you may also use with your students. Inside you will find: * What is an Eclipse? (passage) * Learning
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
8th, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
4
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
My Journey as a Reader is a booklet where students brainstorm and think about their reading lives. Students will jot down books they've read, how books have impacted their lives, sketch their favorite reading place, and more. This activity will help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
$1.00
6
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
A great poem to share with students on the first day of school or to send home before the first day of school.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities
FREE
5
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
Looking for a simple yet entertaining activity to have ready for your students as soon as they walk into your room on the first day? I would like to share with you my First Day of School Trivia activities to help you do just that. Just download the
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
6
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By Pencils and Magic Wands
This EDITABLE PowerPoint document, allows you to engage students in an end of the year activity where they describe each of their classmates and teacher using just ONE character trait word that BEST describes the person's overall character. This
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
FREE
4
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Elementary teacher for 21 years teachings students in grades K-6. Served as a Reading Coach for a year and currently serving as the Grade Level Chair for 4th grade. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Grades 1-6 and a Masters in Technology Applications in Education. I have also taught as an adjunct professor at a university for two semesters where I instruct a class to help teachers learn ways to incorporate technology into Reading instruction.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style incorporates a lot of creativity with an integration of technology whenever possible. Many of the activities I engage my students in are created by me. I love to find new ways to engage my students in instruction in order to increase their overall motivation and achievement.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I've had the honor of being selected as Teacher of the Year at two different schools I've worked at. I've also received recognition at my school for my leadership skills.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I hold a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education Grades 1-6 and a Masters of Science in Technology Applications in Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm very passionate about teaching and learning. I'm also very artistic and enjoy incorporating art into my instruction. Technology is also a big area of interest for me and I'm always looking for ways I can engage my students with it. Finally, I really enjoy creating curriculum for the many areas I teach within my classroom. It's a hobby I enjoy.

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