Spivey Sparks

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By Spivey Sparks
Learning Multiplication Facts and Division Facts with math fluency quizzes set your students up for success! There are 24 leveled quizzes to help students increase their stamina as they become fluent in their multiplication and division facts
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
$3.50
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By Spivey Sparks
Are your students learning basic math facts? Adding and Subtracting using these 35 fast facts quizzes will help build math fact fluency! The leveled timed assessments build stamina. You will better understand students' needs as they complete these
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment
$3.75
135 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
This Earth Science environmental project requires students to create a water filter for use with grey water to conserve water resources. This water filtration lab is a perfect Earth Day STEM. The challenge incorporates the engineering cycle. It
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Environment, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
$3.75
44 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Students apply their understanding of inclined planes in this Physical Science simple machines project. The inclined plane lab STEAM and STEM challenge uses the engineering design cycle. Graphic Organizers, Writing Prompts with rubric, and an
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
$4.00
$1.00
39 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
These NGSS aligned challenges motivate, challenge, and provide authentic growth mindset learning. The Year Long ALL STEAM and STEM project activities engage a variety of learners and incorporate the engineering design cycle. LAST UPDATED: 6/12/18
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Science Centers
$49.00
$34.00
72 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Are you looking for hands-on area and perimeter practice? Students apply knowledge to create polygons and irregular shapes using pentominoes. Three levels of area and perimeter task cards require students to use pentominoes to solve. ☝ Click HERE
Subjects:
Measurement, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5a, 3.MD.C.5b
$3.00
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By Spivey Sparks
Studying the thirteen colonies is made easier with this BUNDLE! Students will complete graphic organizers (New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies), while learning about Colonial life. Unit includes 13 colonies map, informational leveled
Subjects:
U.S. History, Geography, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RI.2.3, RI.3.8, RI.4.3, W.2.2, W.3.2, W.4.2
$8.00
$6.25
38 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Fraction Exemplars are a breeze with this adding and subtracting fractions constructed response set! These fraction worksheets are differentiated and can be used independently, with partners, or during guided math small group instruction. They
Subjects:
Fractions, Word Problems, Test Preparation
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.NF.A.3, 4.NF.A.1, 4.NF.B.3a, 4.NF.B.3c, 4.NF.B.4
$4.00
63 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
In March or during TEST PREP season, consider teaching perimeter and area using student learning styles! In these leprechaun and Saint Patrick's Day activities, students use the area and perimeter formulas to solve for unknowns in differentiated
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers
$3.50
21 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Learning about pitch and volume through project based learning helps students use understanding to create a musical instrument in this Physical Science STEAM and STEM challenge. The engineering design cycle is incorporated as students investigate,
Subjects:
Measurement, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
$3.25
23 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Are your students studying natural hazards, weather or hurricanes? This hands-on Earth Science Weather STEM helps students design and create a model to prevent and reduce flooding during storms. It incorporates the engineering design cycle and
Subjects:
Science, Environment, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
3.MD.B.4, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7
$4.00
15 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Students love learning about outer space with this moon landing Apollo 11 resource using the mentor text, Moonshot! Reading comprehension passages and questions about the first moon mission, elapsed time, grammar, and writing activities
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$4.75
35 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Children LOVE characters in Mo Willems’ books! In this tale, Leonardo decided not to be a scary monster. This Mo Willems author study is filled with Literacy activities perfect for fall writing and Halloween!• Beginning, Middle, End (Graphic
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Graphic Organizers
$3.00
23 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
1st and 2nd grades enjoy the challenge of balancing sums and differences equations! Problem solving is incorporated in these differentiated addition and subtraction task cards. Students solve for one, two, or three different addend or subtrahends.
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Mental Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
CCSS:
1.NBT.C.4, 2.NBT.B.5, 2.NBT.B.6, 1.OA.B.4, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
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By Spivey Sparks
Are your students learning about the Earth's rotation? In this Earth Science project, students create a shadow catcher and will investigate how Earth's rotation effects shadows throughout the day in this STEAM and STEM challenge. The engineering
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.7, W.2.2, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7
$4.00
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By Spivey Sparks
Looking for hands-on perimeter and area word problems? Third and fourth grade students will use understanding of area and perimeter in this differentiated project activity to plan a design for a city layout based on building footprints.***Click HERE
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.00
15 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Students develop a water erosion solution in this Earth Science project. The STEAM and STEM activity incorporates the engineering design cycle and includes a leveled text. Students use their observations and collected data to write a report on
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.7
$3.75
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By Spivey Sparks
Teaching grammar and parts of speech can be lots of fun with this hands-on adverb unit! Students are up and moving as they learn about adverbs and their application. Adverb worksheets and adverb assessments round out this great set. ☝ CLICK HERE
Subjects:
Grammar, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.25
22 ratings
4.0
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By Spivey Sparks
This Physical Science project requires students to use understanding of thermal energy to create an insulator used to keep a can of soda cold in this STEAM and STEM challenge. The engineering design cycle is incorporated as students investigate,
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.7
$3.00
10 ratings
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By Spivey Sparks
Students will apply and understanding of Perimeter and Area with this 4 activity differentiated problem solving bundle! Task cards and word problems are tiered for readiness, kinesthetic, spatial thinking. ***Bundle is Priced at least 25% Lower
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$10.50
$7.75
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

In addition to teaching grades 2-4, I've taught ESL in grades K-2, and gifted resource classes in grades 1,2,and 4.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach using the workshop model for Reading, Writing, and Math. My students often work in cooperative groups. I'm constantly reflecting on my craft!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have completed K-5 Literacy Collaborative training, hold my ESOL certificate and Gifted endorsement in grades K-12.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate: Georgia State University Masters: University of West Georgia

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I taught for 10 years before my current position as full time mommy! I am grateful for this time at home with my two babes and the opportunity to continue impacting the lives of students through my TpT venture!

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