Something Different to Try

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Fractions Menu Think there is no time for creativity in this time of high-stakes testing? Tired of the same old assignments? Well, so are a lot of your students. This Fractions Menu extends learning and
Subjects:
Fractions, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
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To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism A mixture of Mind Mission activity and DBQ strategy, To Publish or Not to Publish- Ethics in Photojournalism honors the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s in Birmingham,
Subjects:
U.S. History, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, DBQs, GATE
$2.95
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Multiplication Facts Menu What do you do if some of your students already know their multiplication facts? You encourage them with the Something Different to Try Multiplication Facts Menu! This menu extends basic learning and retention through
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Other (Math), Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.95
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Adding and Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers Menu Think there is no time for creativity in this time of high-stakes testing? Tired of the same old assignments? Well, so are a lot of your students. This Adding and Subtracting 2-Digit Numbers Menu
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
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The citizens of Fairy Tale City are all atwitter because their beloved mayor Jack N. Beanstalk has to retire due to term limits. Will their new mayor be I. M. Hogg, Redda R. Hood, or Goldie Locke? Who can the citizens trust to be the best
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Unit Plans, DBQs, GATE
$3.50
3
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Number Patterns Menu Did your pre-test find students who already understand skip counting, number patterns, and all the other skills in your number sense lessons? Well, here is Something Different to Try to keep those little minds
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
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Combining a variety of math processes, problem solving, social studies facts, and research skills, the American Revolution Number Trail allows students to follow the trail from one word problem to another in order to discover the mystery number at
Subjects:
U.S. History, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, GATE, Math Centers
$3.00
$2.75
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Generic Research Menu Think there is no time for creativity in this time of high-stakes testing? Tired of the same old research products? This generic research menu study extends learning and retention through creative
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Research, Projects, GATE
$2.75
4
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Measurement Menu Study Think there is no time for creativity in this time of high-stakes testing? Tired of the same old assignments? Well, so are a lot of students. This Measurement Menu study extends learning and retention through
Subjects:
Measurement, Critical Thinking, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
3
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Spelling Menu 1 Here is Something Different to Try in place of the usual spelling assignments. This generic, multi-level menu study extends learning and retention through activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences,
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
GATE, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.75
1
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Differentiation Ideas for Early Kindergarten Literacy Stations Some students have already mastered the required basic skills when they enter your classroom. Many have not. If those who have mastered are required to repeat the same things over
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Reading Strategies, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, GATE, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.35
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Geometry Terms Menu Think there is no time for creativity in this time of high-stakes testing? Tired of the same old assignments? Well, so are a lot of your students. This Geometry Terms Menu extends learning and
Subjects:
Geometry, Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
1
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Tired of the same old assignments? What do you do for those students who already know it? This Money Menu study extends learning and retention through creative activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Creative
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Other (Math), Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
4
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Do you know students who love all things of Ancient Egypt? This menu study is for them. It extends learning and retention through creative activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, Creative Productive Thinking, and
Subjects:
Ancient History, World History, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Research, GATE, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.75
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Photography Portfolio Need an answer to “Teacher, what can I do now that I’m through?” Want a fun way to practice teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving? What about a new way to check for learning? This Photography Portfolio is
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, Activities, GATE
$2.75
2
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KINDERGARTEN MATH MENU Sequence, Patterns,
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Numbers, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, GATE, Math Centers
$2.75
2
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If I Were a Gift… Learning to appreciate our personal gifts and abilities is not always easy. In this Something Different to Try lesson, students analyze the needs of the world and decide on what they would give the world if
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
2
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Are you tired of the same old first day of school get-to-know-you introductions? So are your students. This Something Different to Try menu inserts a little creativity and fun while providing challenging student choices with activities based on
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving, Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, GATE, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.25
2
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Talking History- Interviewing an Older Adult In this study, a student interviews an older adult in order to compare life now and in the past and creates a book or other product to share the learning. The lessons include templates, parent letter,
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Projects, GATE, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
1
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A treasure trove of higher level thinking possibilities, The Westing Game- A Mystery Menu Study takes students deeper into Ellen Raskin’s Newbery Medal winning mystery novel. This independent study
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Novel Study, GATE, Literature Circles
$2.95
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

24 years as a classroom teacher in grades 3-6 17 years as an Advanced Academics Specialist in grades K-5

MY TEACHING STYLE

Cross-curricular Questioning Global Interactive Across disciplines Differentiated Enrichment

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Region IV Elementary of the Year- Texas, Teacher of the Year- Texas Association of Gifted and Talented, Texas State Teachers Association Teacher of the Year, National Education Association Award for Teaching Excellence, H-E-B semi-finalist for Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I felt God's call to be a teacher when I was in the 6th grade and never turned back.

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