Spivey Sparks

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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
CCSS:
1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8, 2.OA.B.2
$5.00
356
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By Spivey Sparks
This environmental project challenges students to create a water filter to use with grey water to conserve water resources. The water filtration lab is a perfect Earth Day project. The engineering design process helps students investigate, plan,
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7, W.5.2, W.5.7
$4.00
162
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By Spivey Sparks
Division and Multiplication Facts practice is easier with this multiplication and division fluency set. 46 PRINT and GO leveled math fluency quizzes build stamina with timed multiplication and division facts tests, 1-12. ☝ Click HERE to save 15% in
Subjects:
Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Examinations - Quizzes, Assessment
CCSS:
3.OA.C.7
$6.00
277
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By Spivey Sparks
Are you looking for hands-on area and perimeter task cards? Students apply knowledge to create polygons and irregular shapes using pentominoes. Three levels of area and perimeter practice 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
103
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By Spivey Sparks
Students use understanding of inclined planes in this simple machines activity. The simple machines project the engineering design cycle. Simple machines vocabulary, writing prompts, and informal assessment enhance your simple machines unit. Next
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7
$4.00
89
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By Spivey Sparks
Learning about Earth's rotation, light and shadows? In this Earth Science Shadow STEM, students create a shadow catcher to see how Earth's rotation effects shadows. Students use the engineering design process in this shadow activity to investigate,
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
$5.00
77
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By Spivey Sparks
Studying natural hazards, weather or hurricanes? This Earth Science Weather STEM helps students design and create a model to prevent and reduce flooding during storms using the engineering design cycle. A Hurricane Maria leveled text and writing
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
$4.50
44
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By Spivey Sparks
To create sound instruments, students apply understanding of sound energy, pitch and volume. As students complete sound experiments, they use the engineering design cycle to investigate, plan, create, improve, and evaluate their instruments. This
Subjects:
Measurement, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
1.MD.A.1, W.1.2, W.1.7, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.7, W.2.8
$4.50
40
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By Spivey Sparks
Studying Colonial America is made easier with this BUNDLE! Students will use graphic organizers (New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies), while learning about Colonial life. Includes 13 colonies map, informational leveled passages with
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
$8.75
$7.40
72
Bundle
By Spivey Sparks
Looking for hands-on perimeter and area projects? Third and fourth grade students will use understanding of area and perimeter in this differentiated project to plan a design for a city layout based on building footprints.***Click HERE to save 25%
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Measurement
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Math Centers
$2.50
35
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By Spivey Sparks
Studying Colonial American and the 3 colonial regions, students learn of colonial life in New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. A 13 colonies map, informational leveled 13 colonies reading passages, and Colonial American writing prompts are
Subjects:
Geometry, Social Studies - History, 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
$4.75
45
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By Spivey Sparks
These NGSS aligned STEM activities and challenges motivate students with authentic growth mindset learning. This year-long bundle of STEAM projects incorporates the engineering design process within stem challenges. LAST UPDATE: 11/8/19 Physical
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Assessment, Science Centers
$64.50
$48.35
98
Bundle
By Spivey Sparks
Students love learning about the space race with this NASA moon landing Apollo 11 resource! Reading comprehension passages about the first moon mission, outer space, elapsed time, grammar, & writing activities included! This Pack
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Nonfiction Book Study
$5.00
48
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By Spivey Sparks
Word problems are a breeze with adding and subtracting fractions constructed response! NO PREP fraction worksheets are differentiated. Use for TEST PREP, independent, partners, guided math small group, & assessment. These activities are PART of
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
$5.00
79
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By Spivey Sparks
Looking for March perimeter and area practice for grade 3-4? Students love this leprechaun math area and perimeter project! Packet includes constructed response word problems that's perfect TEST PREP. ***Click HERE to save 25% with the Money Savings
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers
$4.00
37
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By Spivey Sparks
Are your students studying reflection and light? This Physical Science STEAM and STEM challenge provides a hands-on learning approach to understanding how reflection impacts human sight! This project requires students to develop a model which
Subjects:
Geometry, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
4.MD.C.5, 4.G.A.1, W.3.2, W.3.7, W.4.2, W.4.7
$4.50
25
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By Spivey Sparks
Are you looking to foster student creativity? This strategy supports higher order thinking through monthly SCAMPER activities. On their own or in design process, the template offers a cooperative learning brain break! An engaging way to start during
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$4.00
24
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By Spivey Sparks
In April learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle! In this Spring STEM and STEAM project, students design and invent a product using reusable/recyclable materials. Students use the engineering design cycle to develop a model to solve a problem, then
Subjects:
Environment, Gifted and Talented, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Science Centers
CCSS:
W.1.2, W.1.7, W.1.8, W.2.2, W.2.7, W.2.8
$4.00
27
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By Spivey Sparks
This Thermal Energy STEM physical science project helps students apply understanding of heat energy to create an insulator to keep a can of soda cold. The engineering design cycle is use to investigate, plan, create, improve, and evaluate. A science
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
$4.00
24
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By Spivey Sparks
Students develop a creek bank preservation solution in this Earth Science project. Using the engineering design cycle, students use their observations and collected data to write a report. Writing prompts and science leveled text round out this
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
$4.00
29
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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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