Sunny-Side of Elementary

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Class Culture Building to start your year off right! The book, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy, helps students remember that we all are individuals and that respect for our differences is what tolerance is all about. It also helps
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Great beginning of the year introduction or review of basic science tools - especially those used for measuring in science experiments and investigations. Product consists of 7 stations with directions on cards for students, teacher directions and
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Expectations and processes can make or break how things are going in your classroom. This book and plan make a great, humorous read aloud to get kids thinking about how the class would go "if everybody did...." This product includes lesson plans,
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Energy Resources: Renewable and Nonrenewable Combines science content learning with reading comprehension practice. Ready-to-use for easy teacher use or may be great review work to leave with a substitute. Test passage covers: Renewable,
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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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Mindfulness Integrated ELA - Book based discussion questions, cooperative group activity for building understanding of being present, reflective journal response prompt, and activities to begin simple mindfulness rituals in your classroom.
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Character Analysis and Finding a Theme in Literature! Produce Includes Two Day Lesson Plan Day 1 – Characters Face Challenges Day 2 – Finding A Theme With the Lesson Plans You Get Basic Lesson Scripting Cooperative Group Activity Original Short
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Printable current event activities for class or homework using Time for Kids. One simple form, one more advanced. Also includes one specific for "The Year in Pictures" which is provided by Time for Kids each new year. Helps students incorporate
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Rubric, Template, Directions, and Book List for having your students complete a historical book report. Differentiate through choice: Provided in the materials is everything needed to have students complete their report as a Tri-Fold brochure
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Last year I decided I needed more accountability with my students for their reading response journals so I developed this checklist/rubric AND IT WAS A HUGE HELP!!! My checklist/rubric helped me: Provide guidelines for GREAT responses. Encourage
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Frindle Standard Based Journal Responses and Mini Lessons Includes a lesson plan for each chapter of the book. Includes cut/glue in journal responses for easy use with students. Includes mini lessons based on standards appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and
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Class Management Ideas and Materials for Using Class Dojo Class Dojo is an awesome free tool for teachers. After several years of using it, I finally came up with an easy way to make it work for me, AND I want to pass that on to you.
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1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
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Halloween Passages for reading and essay writing. Two passages about the history of Halloween and the origins of many of the symbols of Halloween. Students then use the texts for a multi-paragraph, explanatory essay. A planning sheet with notes to
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Independent Reading Book Report in the form of a poster board project. Product includes templates for students to use to create their book report project poster. A detailed letter of directions for families and a comprehensive realistic fiction
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Add Fractions Subtract Fractions Printable Fun Worksheets that students can self-check through the riddle at the bottom of each sheet! Some sheets have like denominators Some sheets have unlike denominators and students must find a common
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New Year Culture & Class Building Read Aloud Bundle Four books highlighted with read aloud, standard based discussion questions, class culture building activities to start the year, and journal responses to help integrate ELA with getting your
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Main Ideas! Maps! Make Time for Kids or Scholastic News even better! I’m not sure about you but as an upper elementary teacher these days, I just can’t find enough time to make great use of every resource I have! My school provides us with “Time
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Students create a cover design to represent themselves through numbers that are important in to their lives. Glue these to the front of a math spiral and you have a cute, unique start to your year in math! Suggestions might be... -number of
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Morning work aligned to 5th grade CC (and MAFS/LAFS) Standards 35 Mornings - Ready to Use Easily posted on Smart Board or Document Camera Includes: MATH: Warm Up/Review from learned mathematics content for the year in the areas of Place Value,
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4th, 5th, 6th
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Formative Assessment for Independent Reading Must Be Ongoing! Make that time count with individual reading conferences. Conferring one on one with readers can make a huge difference in how much they get out of the time spent in class and at home on
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Conflict in literature, standard based materials for foldable for ELA/Reading Journals Common Core - RL #2 Includes: Resource sheet with definitions (or blank for students to write in the definition as you give it) Foldable for each type of
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

20 years experience 18 years in a high poverty, struggling school 2 years in a fundamental school 19 years of self-contained education 1 year served as a math and science curriculum coach for my district Presenter in many school based and district level trainings and workshops

MY TEACHING STYLE

Prefer to work collaboratively with like minded teammates Strive toward highly engaging and structured classroom environment I strive to be a mixture of teaching styles; demonstrator, coach, authority, and facilitator. I like for my classroom to focus on real world problem solving and issues. I like to encourage a more constructivism in my classroom and encourage students to make meaning and develop ideas from what we learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Two nominations for Teacher of the Year, one of which I made it to the 20 finalists from Florida district Formerly Nationally Board Certified

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Master's degree in curriculum & instruction from UF B.A. from the USF in elementary education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I spent 20 years teaching in a struggling, low socio-economic school. Now I work at the opposite end of the spectrum at a fundamental elementary school. Although there are frustrations with the educational system itself, on the day to day, I love what I do!

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