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Stop and Smell the Roses

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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now includes an editable Googles Slides option for students along with a printable option that can be sent to students digitally! Perfect for distance learning!My students LOVE books from Scholastic’s Who Would Win? series and I wanted an extension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, GATE, Research
$6.00
$5.50
39
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
This is a research project I have been using with my upper elementary and middle school students that students love! First students choose an unsolved mystery to research from the list of 30 topics included. Students then fill out a graphic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Nonfiction Book Study, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$6.00
$5.50
15
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now updated to include a non-digital and digital-friendly (student pdf or Google Slides) version!This fun activity has students up and moving to solve multi-step problems in math class. Students solve problems and the correct answer gives them a
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, GATE
$3.00
9
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
This is a great project I used with my third graders in which students design their own robot while applying their knowledge of the following vocabulary terms- point, line, endpoint, line segment, right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle,
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Geometry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Math Centers, Activities
$2.00
12
Digital Download PDF (0.89 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now updated to include the same task cards as a set of BOOM cards (self-grading, virtual task cards)!Need a fun Fall activity that is engaging and challenging for your students? Word problem practice is fun and easy with these task cards! I used
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Halloween
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Internet Activities
$3.00
8
Digital Download PDF (4.22 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
- Included are 6 ready to print packets for literature circles. A few tips: As the teacher, you must pick a book that is long enough that it can be broken into six different readings. You can either decide the chapters students must read ahead of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
$8.00
$6.00
12
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
I created this differentiated project for my students to work on after we read pet-themed chapter books. Students LOVE pets and love the opportunity to focus on pets they are interested in. This project was very engaging and students loved
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Nonfiction Book Study, Research
$5.00
$4.00
4
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now updated for an easy distance learning activity!I created this as a fun way for my 4th grade students to tackle word problems focused on parallel and perpendicular lines. Harry's broom has been stolen before the big quidditch match between
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Math Centers, Test Prep
CCSS:
4.G.A.1
$3.00
7
Digital Download ZIP (2.21 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
Who stole The Garden Club's watering can?This fun activity has students up and moving to solve a variety of multi-step area and perimeter word problems- all with a fun garden theme. Students solve the problems and each correct answer gives them a
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Math Centers, Activities
$3.00
5
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Who stole the principal's football?This fun activity has students up and moving to solve a variety of addition, subtraction, 2-3 digit x 1 digit multiplication, division facts, customary measurement, time, reading a bar graph, multiples, order of
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, GATE
$3.00
6
Digital Download PDF (1.53 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
Perfect for Thanksgiving! This is an engaging activity in which students must complete four thought-provoking Thanksgiving math puzzles. There are two levels of problems included, each with a non-digital, semi-digital, and completely digital
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Thanksgiving
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, GATE
$5.00
$3.50
3
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now updated to include a completely digital friendly option- a link for students to click on and a separate student handout that can be sent to students digitally!I created this as a fun way for my students to tackle difficult problems focused on
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Math Centers, Test Prep, GATE
CCSS:
5.NBT.A.3, 5.NBT.A.3a, 5.NBT.A.3b, 5.NBT.B.7, 4.G.A.1, 6.NS.B.3, 4.NF.C.6, 4.NF.C.7, MP1, MP2
$3.00
3
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
Now updated to be completed digitally or non-digitally!Looking for a fun math enrichment activity that reviews key math concepts? This fun activity has students problem solving all with a fun baseball theme.Contents:Student versions of each set of
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Test Prep, GATE
$4.00
$3.00
3
Digital Download ZIP (4.73 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
I created this resource because I found my 4th grade students needed daily multiplication and division fact practice. This resource can be used as a morning or math warm-up. The problems follow a sequential order to help students master their
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
3.OA.B.5, 3.OA.C.7, 4.OA.B.4
$3.50
10
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
I tailored this resource to prepare my students for Fountas and Pinnell testing because I find they need practice summarizing a text and answering beyond the text and about the text questions. Newsela is a great, free resource, that can be used to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$4.00
$3.50
2
Digital Download PDF (1.99 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
This resource contains six handouts (personalized to each type of text) that could go along with any nonfiction article or book or chapter for 18 total handouts. These could include articles from Newsela, Scholastic News, Storyworks, Super Science,
Subjects:
Informational Text, Reading, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Guided Reading Books
$3.50
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (4.33 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
7,000 pancakes is a problem solving activity I have used with my students for many years and finally decided to share! Students are shown a graphic depicting the amount served on an average Sunday by the IHOP at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. I
Subjects:
Math, Gifted and Talented, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, GATE
$2.00
6
Digital Download PDF (0.48 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
This is an activity that has students estimate and measure using both customary and metric measurement of weight and length. Teachers may use objects of their choosing for the events, such as a paper plate and heavy plastic plate for the discus
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Numbers
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Projects
$5.00
9
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By Stop and Smell the Roses
*Newly updated to include a digital student handout that can be shared with students digitally- perfect for distance learning!Who stole the pies for the annual Thanksgiving Feast?This fun activity has students up and moving to solve multi-step
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Word Problems, Numbers
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Math Centers, Activities
$3.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (2.01 MB)
By Stop and Smell the Roses
This is a critical thinking reading packet I created to use with my students while we read the book A Dog's Life: The Autobiorgraphy of a Stray by Ann M. Martin. It includes critical thinking questions to go along with each chapter and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Gifted and Talented, Reading
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.6, RL.4.10, RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.6, RL.5.10, RL.6.1...
$5.00
$3.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.26 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught English at the middle school level for four years. Next, I was a math coach at the elementary level. I taught fourth grade five years, then moved to the instructional support teacher role, which in my district is a mix between a reading specialist and a literacy coach role. Most recently I have taken the role of gifted support teacher. I am loving it!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I always strive to make engaging lessons and activities. If my students are not engaged, they are not learning. I am also a mom of three young children; because of this, I want to create resources that are ready to use and help to develop a consistent structure in my classroom on which students can depend.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Citadel Heart of Teaching Nominee

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my bachelor's in elementary education, then obtained a master's in Education: Reading and Language, Secondary. I am certified:elementary, 7-12 math and 5-8 English and social studies.I also have my administrator's certificate, reading specialist certificate, and literacy coaching endorsement. I love school!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Check out my website to see some tips about how to use Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Slides to make amazing activities for your students! https://sites.google.com/view/mrsdankanich/

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