Pencils and Play

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Students have a difficult time connecting to The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle due to their limited knowledge of the 1830s, the role of women in the 19th century, and seafaring culture. This week long web quest allows them to research
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After thoroughly studying social studies units, students will create a scrapbook page (that has information on both the back and front) to summarize what you learned in a creative way. On each page you will need to include: • Title (including the
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During this four to five day simulation students will work with their groups to create a box filled with student made artifacts and fossils that reflect a paleolithic or neolithic civilization. These boxes will be left around school for another
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Looking for an interactive way for students to share their knowledge of ancient Rome? This project has students create newscasts from the different periods of Rome. Five student groups present on the founding of Rome, Rome as a republic, Rome as
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Do you have trouble keeping track of absent student work like I do? Well, this helps! As students are working quickly fill out the form for each absent student. Or better yet, create a class job so the students or TAs do it for you! Fill this out,
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Use this movie guide while showing Dreamworks' The Croods to reinforce ideas about early humans.
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A chart to go with Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer. This chart allows students to read many books of their own choice as well as ensure that they read from a variety of genres. Books over a certain page # are given more credit. To keep the
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This passport activity is a great beginning of the school year activity. Take pictures of your students on the first day of school and give them these sheets. The activity allows students to create their own passport by showcasing their interests.
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A great project to get to know your students, teach technological skills, introduce teamwork, and introduce the elements of culture. Includes instructions, handouts, and a rubric.
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This form is a double sided document that I use with each book the students study as a class. On the front side students list and describe each of the characters. On the back, they are asked to chart the plot, identify internal and external
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This companion Power Point will help keep you and your students on track through Interact's Empires simulation. This simulation is a great tool for making the history of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent come alive in the classroom! It also
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Have your students REALLY learn the ancient Egyptian gods, goddesses, and pharaohs by having them research, create costumes & props, and act as the Egyptian celebrities. This simulation has students work together to present a Meet and Greet
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After reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, I was inspired to make reading the major focus in my LA classes, but I knew I needed some way of tracking my students to make sure they were: a) actually reading, b) trying new genres, c) tracking
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After reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, I was inspired to make reading the major focus in my LA classes, but I knew I needed some way of tracking my students to make sure they were: a) actually reading, b) trying new genres, c) tracking
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After reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, I was inspired to make reading the major focus in my LA classes, but I knew I needed some way of tracking my students to make sure they were: a) actually reading, b) trying new genres, c) tracking
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After reading Donalyn Miller's The Book Whisperer, I was inspired to make reading the major focus in my LA classes, but I knew I needed some way of tracking my students to make sure they were: a) actually reading, b) trying new genres, c) tracking
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Five years of teaching and counting! More years in the classroom and working with kids than I can count.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Learning through play, projects, and student choice! -Games -Simulations -Notebooks -Lots and lots of reading

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year at my school in 2012 National Board Certified Teacher 2014

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English-Education Graduated Cum Laude with a Masters in Teaching Endorsed to teach: English-Language Arts Grades 4-12, Social Studies Grades 4-12, Middle Level Humanities Grades 4 - 9 National Board Certified Teacher Early Adolescent English Language Arts

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