Polka Dot Sandy

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By Polka Dot Sandy
This anchor chart gives all the different types of hooks, leads, and grabbers that you can use in a writing piece. B using these tips, you will be able to "grab" the reader's attention, "hook" their interest, and "lead" into an amazing piece of
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$1.00
40 ratings
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is the directions and handout to use when having your students make their own map. This is can be used as a social studies activity, as well as a direction-following activity. Students will create a map of their home, school, or neighborhood
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$1.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is a fun activity to do with your students at the end of the school year. It is a quick writing activity to do on the last day of school. It gives students the opportunity to write a brief reflection of the year. All you have to do is run
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Writing, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$0.85
23 ratings
3.9
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By Polka Dot Sandy
Order of Operations Math Notes & Practice Problems - 3rd Grade Common Core Aligned Includes a page of student notes, a page of practice problems, and an answer key. These are mixed problems using parenthesis, multiplication, division,
Subjects:
Math, Order of Operations
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Mnemonics, Interactive Notebooks
$1.00
36 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
Students write more and better when they get to write about something interesting. Writing choice boards are a great way for students to build their writing stamina as well as allow students to pick from a variety of topics. I usually assign this
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Internet Activities
$1.25
23 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
Telling time and being able to understand elapsed time is a difficult skill for many students. I found that before I could even move on to elapsed time, I had to "fix" the foundational skills that my students were lacking. I created this sheet
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Other (Math)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homework, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This 12-page unit provides an afternoon full of Pre-Thanksgiving ELA, Math, and Pie-Tasting Activities! Easily the tastiest way to learn before you go on Thanksgiving Break! This was created based on 3rd grade standards but truly can be used in any
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$3.00
21 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
4th Grade Math Task Cards made based off of Common Core Standards. Brightly colored and easy to use, includes a student recording sheet as well as an answer key. Also included is a bonus 20 blank task card backgrounds for you to create your own task
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$3.00
15 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is the student lab sheet, teacher directions, benchmark/standard information, directions, and supply list to create lava lamps in your classroom that are powered by Alka Seltzer tablets and are made in plastic soda bottles. It is a simple,
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Projects, Simulations
$2.00
11 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is a great activity to do with your class at the end of the year. It gets students moving around to use all the extra energy that they have and it also allows the class to reflect on the year and ask questions with their friends. It allows
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Oral Communication
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
16 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
***Newly Updated - NOW 77 pages!!*** This is your one-stop-shop to start student data and leadership binders, as well as begin conducting student-led conferences! All printables in this 77-page product are blackline (black/white) to aid in printing
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
Teach students to give their papers a High 5 with this fun, comprehensive ELA mini unit on writing with Sensory Language. This teaches students the importance of including details in their writing, as well as providing a fun way to remember to use
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is an anchor chart to help students learn how to use context clues while reading unfamiliar words. This was a skill that many of my students struggled with, so I came up with something cute to grab their attention and really have them read for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Posters
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This one-page paper is a fantastic and succinct way to get to know your students at the beginning of a new school year. You find out their birthday, favorite things (school subjects, animals, meals, etc.), places they want to travel and things that
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$0.85
3 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
A resource of Reading/ELA anchor charts to help you explain key reading strategies and text structures to assist students in bettering their reading comprehension and text analysis. Includes anchor charts on Predicting, Inferencing, and Context
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$1.50
3 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is an easy, one-page book review for students to complete when they are using the Pizza Hut Book It! Program. I have students complete a specific number of book reviews in order to earn their monthly free pizza ticket. Students show that they
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Novel Study
$0.85
5 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is a product that I made to help the students in my class, when I was teaching cardinal and intermediate directions. I got so tired of hearing them all say the same saying to remember the order. (i.e. Never Eat Soggy Waffles). So I decided to
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Mnemonics, Posters
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This is a fun activity to do with your kids to review/reinforce the concept of 3-D shapes when learning geometry. You create 3-D shapes using straws, bubbles, and clay. It works really well and my kids have a blast doing this. All the directions,
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Handouts, Math Centers
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
This activity has 5 questions that you should discuss with your class prior to starting any experiments or labs in your science class at the beginning of the year. These questions and help make sure that everyone understands why we do these
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Science Centers
$0.85
1 rating
4.0
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By Polka Dot Sandy
These bright classroom rule signs are meant to replace the old poster board rules that so many teachers have hanging in their rooms. It has 5 basic rules that can be applied to any classroom - not just elementary. I created this because I was tired
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Printables, Posters
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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Elementary Grades 2, 3, 4, 5, Gifted & Regular Classes

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Project Based Learning

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Wrote and received a Gifted Education Grant in 2013

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Bachelors and Masters in Elementary Education with a specialization in Educational Technology

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