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Kids can learn and practice their phonics surrounded by silly, persnickety, and sweet platypuses of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Includes activities, word search, crossword, and spelling tasks. Teach 20 different beginning blends: bl, cl, fl,
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This is a continuation of our growing Platypus Phonics packs. Includes activities, crossword, word search, and spelling tasks. Teach 12 different consonant digraphs: ch, ck, gh, kn, ll, ng, ph, qu, sh, th, wh, and wr Check out Platypus ABCs on
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This money pack should be introduced in the 1st grade, and could be used to either differentiate for more advanced 1st grades or as part of a 2nd grade curriculum. Students will begin by looking at coins to determine values of pennies and nickels.
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$4.50
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Kids can learn and practice their opposites surrounded by silly, persnickety, and sweet platypuses of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Includes activities, word search, crossword, and flash cards Teach 40 different opposites: heavy / light hot /
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Flash Cards
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This is a continuation of our growing Platypus Phonics packs. Includes activities, word search, cut & paste, and spelling tasks. Teach 10 different ending blends: ld, nd, lk, nk, sk, mp, ft, lt, nt, and st Check out Platypus ABCs on the App
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This collection of flash cards works well with our Ending Blends phonics packs or as a stand alone deck for phonics. ● For classrooms, after being introduced to consonant blends via our activities, students can make their own flash cards.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
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This collection of flash cards works well with our Beginning Blends phonics packs or as a stand alone deck for phonics. ● For classrooms, after being introduced to consonant blends via our activities, students can make their own flash cards.
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
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This fraction pack could be introduced as early as 1st or 2nd grade, but is designed to help with topics in grades 3 and 4. In this fraction pack, students will begin by looking at figures to determine equal and unequal parts. It will develop the
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This measurement pack could be introduced as early as 1st or 2nd grade. In this pack, students will begin by looking at analog clocks to determine how to read 15 minute intervals. It will develop the connection between parts of a whole hour and
Subjects:
Measurement, Other (Math)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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Fractions are the first place student performance begins to drop and math begins to become “difficult”. We designed this packet to allow for an easier transition into these topics with many practice pages and easy to follow directions. This Number
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This fraction, decimal, and percent pack could be introduced as early as 3rd grade, but is designed as a 4th grade level packet. In this pack, students will continue developing the connection between parts of a whole and the connections between
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Decimals
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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This probability/statistics pack could be introduced as early as 3rd grade and taught through grade 6. In this pack, students will begin by looking at basic probability and their connections to fractions. It will then develop the certainty of
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching at an inner-city school for the past 25 years. During these years I have taught all levels of math - from algebra A through AP Calculus on both the traditional and integrated tracks.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that teaching has to be a combination of active learning, building relationships, and using content and as context to help students grow into complete adults. My style is a combination of direct learning, hands-on activities and a chance for everyone to learn in an environment where failure is seen as a road to success.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In my 25 years, I have won many awards: ● Teacher of the year at my local school. ● MESA advisor of the year (several times). ● Cortopassi (San Joaquin) teacher of the year. ● Presidential Award for Math education finalist (twice). The best award came from the Carlston Foundation as Outstanding Teacher of the Year. This last award is considered the best because it came by past student nomination and had to be verified by at least 5 other past students before I was even considered as a nominee.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am a first generation student who saw education as a way to succeed, but also as a way to help improve the world. I believe that through education, people can find their true paths - college or non-college based. I try to focus on the person rather than the level of math and their goals rather than their grades. I believe if students see a reason and get excited about learning, they will strive to reach their highest possible levels.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Being a parent to three young children, I know that when I send my kids to school I hope they get the best possible education available. Knowing that some students begin to fall behind starting in grade three, and that the support to help them is not always available, drove me to help with this application driven endeavor.

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