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By Sarah Plum
Clippin' for Character is a positive, character education alternative to the traditional clip chart that provides positive reinforcement and specific praise of displays of character in the classroom. It works incredibly well with PBIS (Positive
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$6.50
1149 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
This EDITABLE teacher binder/planner is PERFECT for the Type-A and Type-B teachers. If you love organization (or cactus, flamingos, and pineapples!), you'll love this! If you need to get organized, this is JUST what you need! It comes with EDITABLE
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Professional Development, Products For TpT Sellers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$15.00
$12.00
216 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Calendar time & a morning math routine is something I am VERY passionate about! I think it sets the tone for students to see all aspects of math as integrated into their daily lives, keeps skills fresh, and allows you a daily opportunity to
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Numbers
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$8.00
136 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Clippin' for Character: Hashtag Edition is a positive, character education alternative to the traditional clip chart that provides positive reinforcement and specific praise of displays of character in the classroom. It can make a difference and
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$6.50
90 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
If you teach elementary-level mathematics, you have likely heard of and at one point utilized Polya's Four Step Plan for problem-solving. Using the Understand, Plan, Solve, and Check (UPSC) model, students are able to solve single and multi-step
Subjects:
Math, Critical Thinking, Word Problems
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Minilessons, Graphic Organizers, Posters
CCSS:
K.OA.A.2, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.A.2, 2.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.D.8, 4.OA.A.2, 4.OA.A.3
$5.00
71 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
This set includes the following in an Oz-Inspired theme: • classroom "rules to live by" posters -- in four options (color, ink-saving color, and two black & white) • vision statement posters -- in four options (color, ink-saving color, and two
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$5.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Every child needs encouragement, and what better place to start than where they spend a significant chunk of time -- at their desk! These motivational editable desk tags / nameplates provide an important affirmation: they can achieve ANYTHING they
Subjects:
Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
55 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Do your kiddos need extra practice with place value? Do they love dinosaurs as much as mine? Then you need RAWR! -- a fun, fully-differentiated, war-style place value game. Students will love comparing two and three-digit numbers and "RAWR!"-ing
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Games, Math Centers
CCSS:
1.NBT.B.2, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.A.1, 2.NBT.A.3, 2.NBT.A.4, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 2.NBT.B.7, 2.NBT.B.8, 2.NBT.B.9...
$4.00
52 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
This easy-to-use focus wall features the essential questions and standards for all subject-areas of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for second grade. It is updated to reflect both 2009 & 2016 Mathematics and 2008 & 2015 Social
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
52 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Don't let the first week of school be boring! Engage your student in fun activities, printables, and craftivities with a rock star focus! {You can check out my blog post on thematic teaching the first week here.} INCLUDED: • Fan Mail - Have
Subjects:
Writing, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
51 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Matter is one of my favorite things to teach, but it's also one of the most difficult concepts for students to learn. Things like atoms and molecules can be such abstract concepts, which is why I've developed resources, investigations, and a
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
$6.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
This is a versatile file that can be used exclusively as a center, or as a tool during whole group and small group lessons. It is designed to be differentiated. Students can merely identify by sorting the pattern strips into two categories
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Other (Math)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
If your students are any like the students I've taught over the years, they probably struggle with counting coins, finding equivalent values, and making change. Even the brightest students often struggle with these skills! This 200+ page pack is
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.7, 2.MD.C.8
$7.50
44 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
This easy-to-use focus wall features the essential questions and standards for all subject-areas of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) for third grade. It is updated to reflect both 2009 & 2016 Mathematics and 2008 & 2015 Social
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.00
38 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Clippin' for Character: Ultimate Bundled Edition is a bundle of my best selling clip-charts (Original and Hashtag Editions) AND the editable "Create-Your-Own" Edition. Clippin' for Character is a positive, character education alternative to the
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Posters
$21.00
$16.80
36 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Sarah Plum
This set includes the following in an Oz-inspired theme: • ***NEW** editable PowerPoint file: editable main planner cover, main planner spine labels, and subject-area spine labels • “There’s No Place Like…” main planner/organizer covers: includes
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Have you been looking for a clean, cheerful, and functional alphabet for your classroom -- one that displays primary print AND cursive? From Apples to Zippers is for you! Included in this pack are 26 alphabet posters in a primary print AND cursive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
If you're like me, time in your daily schedule is at a premium. Sometimes there just doesn't seem like enough time for Writer's Workshop or Social Studies! After having MANY snow days that truncated our own research unit, I developed some quick,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Research, Activities, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.5, W.1.7, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.5, W.2.7, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.5, W.3.7...
$4.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Brag Tags are a fabulous, inexpensive way of recognizing both small and large successes in your classroom. You can reward them daily, weekly, or at whatever interval fits the needs of your group of students. Brag Tags are a great, more manageable
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Classroom Community
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
32 ratings
4.0
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By Sarah Plum
Have you been looking for a clean, cheerful, and functional alphabet for your classroom -- one that displays primary print AND cursive? From Apples to Zippers is for you! Included in this pack are 26 alphabet posters in a primary print AND cursive
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Word Walls, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.15 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for second grade three years at a Title I school with a high-ELL population. For the past two years I have taught exclusively English Language Learners in my classroom, which has been an incredible experience. I love to create things for my students which helps them develop and use language, as well as extend their learning beyond the standards.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love workshop-style teaching, which is why I utilize it in both Language Arts and Math. I follow the Daily 5 and Guided Reading method in Language Arts, and utilize Guided Math and Math Meetings to teach Mathematics. I pull in Science and Social Studies into both core subject areas, as well as teach them independently through units of study as well. My focus as a teacher, however, is to facilitate rather than instruct so my students are working collaboratively and interacting constantly. It can happen, even in second grade! I also believe fully in utilizing the Whole Brain during the school day, so Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) methods are incorporated throughout the day and in each & every lesson.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The greatest honor I've had is when a student told me, after learning a new math strategy and having that crucial "lightbulb" moment -- "You know, Mrs. Plum, I think I'd like to grow up and be a teacher just like you."

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Teaching in Elementary Education (2012) and Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education (2012) from Virginia Commonwealth University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a third grade teacher, mother of two boys (including a second grader!), and am about to embark on my fifth year in my own classroom. I love connecting with and learning from other educators, especially here on TpT!

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