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"I Have Beautiful Handwriting!" Paper is the end-all, be-all answer to so many needs! I developed this product for one special little boy, after weeks of researching highlighted occupational therapy handwriting paper. NONE of them have a line below
Subjects:
Writing, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables
$5.00
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
All pages are arranged, for your printing convenience, with the 2014 National Art Educators’ Association (NAEA) National Core Visual Arts Standards Categories, followed by the national standards, in numerical order. Next are the 2017 South Carolina
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.00
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This activity and station work accompanies the book Elevator Magic by Stuart J. Murphy. Students will engage in hands on use of "elevator buttons" (as a number line) to subtract, while Ben and his mom travel down the elevator. Students will then
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
15
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
The following pages are arranged, for your printing convenience, with the 2013 Eight Studio Habits of Mind (SHoM), based on Studio Thinking 2 (Hetland, et al; 2013) in three formats. First are full page representations of the studio habits. Next are
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Graphic Arts
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.00
4
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
The 2014 National Art Educators’ Association (NAEA) National Core Visual Arts elementary grade level standards (pre-K– fifth), written as “I Can” statements, in numerical order. Next are the 2017 South Carolina Visual Arts Standards, which are not
Subjects:
Arts, Visual Arts
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Professional Documents, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$8.00
2
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Addition Jeopardy is perfect for reviewing 2-digit and 3-digit addition, with and without regrouping! The realistic-looking PowerPoint game includes 30 addition problems in the following categories: Without Regrouping With Regrouping Double
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$5.00
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
Six full-color posters with important information about each of the major classifications of animals, including common characteristics.
Subjects:
Biology
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Posters, Printables
$2.00
41
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
See my blog for more details on making your own Mayflower anchor chart. These facts were "discovered" by my second graders, through reading Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness.
Subjects:
U.S. History, Thanksgiving, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
30
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
Subtraction Jeopardy is perfect for reviewing 2-digit and 3-digit subtraction, with and without regrouping! The realistic-looking PowerPoint game includes 30 subtraction problems in the following second grade categories: More on Top More on the
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, Games, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
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Zentangles are all the rage! I’ve seen books full of pre-drawn zentangles everywhere lately, but they’re so easy to draw for yourself, and I think that’s half of the Zen! Share with your students for a beautiful hall display, a great gift for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Visual Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
8
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
These journal covers are specially sized for standard composition notebooks. Have students glue them to the fronts of their notebooks to easily identify which they need at any given time. This file includes six journal covers, as seen on the product
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Printables
$3.00
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The PDF Place Value Mat is for one mat, with unlimited printing by one teacher. It is 12" x 18", and can be printed onto construction paper (white). I use these in my classroom to rein children in with a specific area for their manipulatives. If
Subjects:
Math, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Math Centers, Printables
$2.00
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
With 49 pages, you'll get three weeks of teaching from Elise Primavera's fabulous Auntie Claus series of books. Her witty, fresh holiday stories are beautifully illustrated, and contain a wonderful message for your students, "It is far better to
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$10.00
15
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This three day unit incorporates reading, word work, and social studies with fun hands-on activities your students will love! Amelia Bedelia is running for mayor, allowing your students to discover, or review, the electoral process, local
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Elections - Voting, Government
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
35
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
My favorite Amelia Bedelia unit yet - these are my best selling products, and this one is the best yet! This common core mini-unit addresses ELA standards in grades k-2, as well as a few math and science standards, relating to matter, changes in
Subjects:
Autumn, Tools for Common Core, Reading
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.00
9
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
This file includes over 20 pages. The adorable, full-color Student Weather Journal includes vocabulary, weather symbols, a water cycle song and diagram, 4 weather experiments with directions and recording sheets. The Student Weather Journal can be
Subjects:
Measurement, Earth Sciences, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$8.00
11
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
Use the adorable popcorn bucket and kernels to honor your students whose MAP Test scores rise throughout your school year, whether in winter, spring, or both! Simply write students’ names on a kernel of popcorn, adding more kernels to create a huge
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
9
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
This lab experience is NOT my original work, but that of Louise Morgan, of www.frugalteacher.com. I have added my own set of instructions for children to use, along with recording sheets for them to record their hypotheses, observations, and
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
39
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
Guided Reading Prompting Cards can be used as reminders to effective prompting during guided reading lessons. Add to your Guided Reading notebook, your Teacher Planner, or mount on card stock, laminate, and hang on a wall nearby your small group
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Early Intervention, Reading
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
For Parents, Professional Documents, Printables
$2.00
15
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By Smarter Balanced Teaching
To meet the common core standards above, host a Graphing Olympiad. The activities give students opportunities to work together, generate data, measure in both inches and centimeters, record data with tally marks, and transfer the data into line
Subjects:
Graphing, Measurement, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$5.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching since 1996. People always ask, "What do you teach?" I always answer, "Children." I've taught children from kindergarten through fifth grade, and can honestly say that I've loved each one! Though we can try to teach subjects, lessons, or even objectives, what we all really do is love and teach children!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to have fun with my students, keeping them engaged through hands-on activities, singing, technology, movement, and creative arts. I tell my kiddos I'm crazy, and that they can be, too. We have tons of fun and learning in my classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year, 2000 Reading Teacher of the Year, 2001 Exemplary Writing Teacher of the Year, 2002

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master of Elementary Education, Converse College Bachelor of Arts, Advertising and P.R., University of South Carolina

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a wife, mother, certified elementary teacher, TAB art teacher, and full-time learner in Greenville, SC. To learn more, follow me at www.smarterbalancedteacher.com

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