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Polk-dot posters describe and give examples of the different there/their/they're. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Grammar, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Posters
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Colorful polka-dots organize the different parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, and prepositions), includes definitions and examples. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
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I display these cards, and the books the students choose, in my class library using small display stands. Students write reviews, and explain why the book is a great read! I laminate the cards, and the students write on them with dry erase marker.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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I leave these cards, along with a baggy of Starburst candy, on my students' desks at Meet the Teacher! Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Back to School
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
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I laminate these cards, and have them in my writing center. Students use the image to inspire a short creative story. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Creative Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
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Bright polka-dot colored label! I use it to label my writing station buckets. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
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I print these tickets on red paper, and then staple them to the student's work when they earn a low grade (or I know they could improve). After they return their work, I correct it, and they can earn points back on the assignment! Like what you
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Printables
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Introduces the five oceans with facts and pictures (Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Southern). My students record the information in their interactive notebooks. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom
Subjects:
Environment, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
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Presentation compares the different natural resources of Texas, N America, S America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons
FREE
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Students write the definition and draw a picture of the environment vocab (conserve, deforestation, irrigation, landfill). They then glue it into their interactive notebook. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, usable, classroom
Subjects:
Environment, Geography
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Interactive Notebooks
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A simple way to introduce or review the basic parts of speech. Students describe what their super hero can do (verbs), has (nouns), and is (adjectives). The students are then able to decorate their superhero to reflect their lists. For example: My
Subjects:
Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Interactive Notebooks
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A simple review of basic multiplication and division word problems! I use this to review in small groups, and the students write their answers on white boards. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, useful, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Math Test Prep, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
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A short, simple review of basic multiplication word problems! I use this as a formative assessment at the end of my multiplication lesson, to see which students will need additional help mastering the concept. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Assessment
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This PowerPoint is a review of basic map reading vocabulary (cardinal directions, intermediate directions, legend, scale, longitude, and latitude). I use this as a whole class review. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, useful,
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Test Prep
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I use this PowerPoint to introduce the class presentation format of the "symposium." I have used the symposium set up for book report sharing, biography research presentations, and science research presentations. It's very flexible, and can be as
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Fun Stuff
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Simple, colorful steps for the writing process! Each step includes a "big idea" and a list of instructions: prewrite, rough draft, revise, edit, and publish. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, useful, classroom resources!
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
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Simple, colorful visual for the different reading genres! Each genre includes a definition and book examples: autobiography, biography, fantasy, historical fiction, informational, mystery (adventure), poetry, realistic fiction, science fiction, and
Subjects:
Reading, Poetry, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
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Simple, colorful visual for different "growth mindset" character traits! Each trait includes an "I can" statement: curious, persistent, efficient, creative, flexible, optimistic. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, useful,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
FREE
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This is my format for station rotations during workshop time. Students are in groups of 4-5, and participate at each station for 20 minutes. The signs are displayed on our "workshop" board, so that students understand workshop norms. Game on:
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (Math), Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers, Posters
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Simple, colorful labels for your class library! Genres include: adventurous, humorous, mysterious, friendship, informative, fairy tales, biographies, magazines, and animals. Like what you see? Follow "Spy and Try" for more random, useful, classroom
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have tutored, coached, and taught for the last 10 years. I am a huge fan of upper-elementary students!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I would describe my teaching style as vibrant and energetic. There is always a lot of activity in my classroom!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have an award winning classroom library, I always win first place in our school-wide chili cook-off, and I excel at spending all of my free time creating random, useful things for my classroom!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I teach 4th grade language arts at the elementary school I grew up in. I graduated from Texas A&M, and am a huge fan of Fightin' Texas Aggie Football!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a little teacher down in Texas, where I live with my husband and basset hound, Bonnie! My goal is to share with you the little things I enjoy using in my own classroom.

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