Smarter Balanced Teaching
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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
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Six full-color posters with important information about each of the major classifications of animals, including common characteristics.
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These bright chevron posters describe each of the Daily Five components to remind your students of expectations during each aspect of the five, and are super-cute in any classroom. Just print and hang!
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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
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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
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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.
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It's Amelia Bedelia's 50th Birthday this year, and I've just cooked up another fun mini-unit to help celebrate. You'll receive lesson plans for three days of reading and language arts, including multiple-meaning words, the three sounds of the
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1st, 2nd, 3rd
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"Sha-Zam! Addition Edition" is played much like Kaboom. Enjoy this two- to three-digit practice game with small groups, partners, or individually. All game cards, instructions for students and teacher directions for quick and easy set-up are
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2nd, 3rd, 4th
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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
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Sixteen 8 1/2 x 11" posters illustrate, define, and give examples of the most common genres elementary readers encounter. Cute borders and images of actual books help children easily identify and remember each genre and its important elements. The
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This PDF consists of an adorable owl-themed job chart header and classroom jobs for you to print on cardstock, cut apart, laminate, and create your own reusable classroom helper chart.
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This common-core aligned mini-unit is just in time for the last few days of school before Thanksgiving! It includes reading two books, The Story of the Pilgrims and Giving Thanks...A Native American Good Morning Message to make comparisons between
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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
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This adorable owl-themed Student of the Week poster features an "Owl About Me" header with a fill-in-the-blank section for your students to complete, as well as a digital frame to fit a photo of your students. Laminate for re-use weekly, allowing
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This habitats unit includes graphic organizers and field journals to discover all you need to know about plants and animals, how they depend on each other, and how they survive in their natural habitats. There are pages for drawing, note-taking,
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This easy-to-read second grade common core math chart makes the perfect quick glance reference tool for teachers, parents, and administrators. You don't have to be a mathematician or magician to understand the common core anymore!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm in my 14th year of teaching. 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 & P.R., University of South Carolina

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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