Spinning Scientist

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Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors Sorting • There are 4 sets of inherited traits cards, 4 sets of learned behaviors cards, and the headers for sorting. • For Centers: Make a folder or put materials in a gallon size plastic baggie. Change out
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******NEWLY UPDATED WITH THE MORE RECENT CHARACTERS!!!!!!!****** This is a 10 day practice review for 5th grade students and a fun way to chart their progress! There are 10 reviews/tests. Each review has 10-12 questions. At the top of the pages
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Adaptations: Build a Bird Students will: • create a bird based on beak, feet, and wing adaptations • describe adaptations of birds to their environments • describe how adaptations can help with the survival of birds in their habitat.
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Save over 30% with this bundle. Each item in the bundle is sold separately in my store as well. Reporting Categories 1, 2, 3, and 4 are all included. These are STAAR like questions to prep your 5th graders for the science test. To see
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These quick labs are designed to review over Reporting Category 2. They are easy and fast to do so the students can fill any gaps. The TEKS are listed at the top of each lab and there are higher level thinking questions that go with each lab. You
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4th, 5th
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These quick labs are designed to review over Reporting Category 3. They are easy and fast to do so the students can fill any gaps. The TEKS are listed at the top of each lab and there are higher level thinking questions that go with some of the
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Included are 5 hands on science experiments: solar energy, geothermal energy(make a pinwheel spin with boiling water), wind energy(make a wind turbine), biomass/biofuels(use decayed matter like fruit to produce a gas in a water bottle and inflate a
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3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
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These quick labs are designed to review over Reporting Category 1. They are easy and should be fast to do so the students can fill any gaps. The TEKS are listed at the top of each lab and there are higher level thinking questions that go with each
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4th, 5th
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An entire unit on magnetism. Unit includes 9 stations with detailed directions for each station. Each station has a recording sheet for you to give out to each student. Stations: *Mystery bag- Students explore different objects in a paper bag
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PLEASE NOTE: All 4 reporting categories are offered in a bundle and you will save over 30% If you purchased the 5th grade STAAR Wars packet and liked it, you will love this as well. (The questions can be compared to those:) Power Up to STAAR was
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**UPDATED: 10-06-14** Included: *Moon phase calendar *18 moon fact cards, 18 sun fact cards, 18 earth cards *2 Venn Diagrams with an answer key *Literature suggestions and video suggestions for the unit *Teacher Background sheet *2 foldables (one
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PLEASE NOTE: All 4 reporting categories are offered in a bundle and you will save over 30% If you purchased the 5th grade STAAR Wars packet and liked it, you will love this as well. (The questions can be compared to those:) Power Up to STAAR was
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PLEASE NOTE: This sort is also included in Quick Labs: matter and energy. This is a sorting activity that can be used at the end of your unit of mixtures and solutions as an assessment, or it can be used at the beginning of a unit to see what
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4th, 5th
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I've updated the entire file... The students can cut the chart out and glue it in their notebook to identify the different landforms. They will write the name, a description, and how it is formed. This can be used during your landforms unit for
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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This unit covers the 6 major biomes of the world: rainforest, aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. Included in the unit: *6 colorful posters of each biome to display in your classroom *Informational text for the students to read about
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The first page is the sorting mat that can be laminated and used over and over as a station, or each student can use it as a cut and paste assignment. Each sorting mat has also been put on separate sheets if you want yours larger. The second
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PLEASE NOTE: All 4 reporting categories are offered in a bundle and you will save over 30% If you purchased the 5th grade STAAR Wars packet and liked it, you will love this as well. (The questions can be compared to those:) Power Up to STAAR
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5th
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Please Note: You can buy all of the other 3 categories including this one in a bundle! Save over 30% If you purchased the 5th grade STAAR Wars packet and liked it, you will love this as well. (The questions can be compared to those:) Power Up
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***UPDATED 03-31-14*** NOTE: These cards and the Venn Diagrams are available in the Mission Moon unit found in my store if you want to purchase the entire bundle. Included are *18 Sun facts *18 moon facts *18 Earth facts. *Two Venn diagrams.
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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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Use this chart as the students are learning each simple machine. A picture of each machine is given on the chart, a space to write a description and a space to write real life examples of each. Answer key is included. ***UPDATED 3/28** I've
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

11 years in the classroom teaching math and science. Currently on my 8th year as science instructional specialist for grades k-5.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a true believer the first thing that should ever start a successful classroom is to build relationships with each student. I tell every new teacher to start there! Students will perform and work extremely hard for the teacher they love and who has faith in them. Secondly, if students aren't engaged and actively involved, there will likely be some who slip through the cracks and their learning is limited for the year. Every child should be able to manipulate and explore everything they are taught. So, it is my number one goal to make every lesson as engaging and hands-on as possible. I try to think about someone telling me how to build a car motor and how lost I would be; but if they showed me how, and let me actually build it with their facilitation, I just might learn a thing or two. There may not be a car running on it, but hey, I built it!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BS in Elementary Education from Sam Houston State University with a minor in English and Early Childhood Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Why do I call myself the Spinning Scientist? Well, that is exactly how I feel every day! My head is constantly spinning about how I can better myself as a teacher and meet the needs of each and every student. I spin ideas through my head literally all day! I taught 5th grade Math and Science for 11 years and then became a science instructional specialist. I support and plan with K-5 teachers weekly and model lessons for teachers in their classroom. This is my 8th year of having this position and talk about a spinning head! Now, there are teacher's needs that need to be met along with giving them quality lessons and ideas to use in their classroom! Whew! I am truly blessed for my life as a wife, a mother, and an educator who has the drive to be a lifelong learner!

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