Susan Powers
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Colourful awards certificates for the IB PYP Learner Profile and the IB Attitudes. Make the moment more memorable for the award winners with these fun certificates. The language within these certificates is aligned with the International
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Fun ways to encourage reflection and goal setting. Reflection can be a tricky concept to genuinely learn. Often it becomes filling out the “usual” things and is not really meaningful for the student. These IB PYP reflection sheets are designed to
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This rigorous language arts game has 14 pages, including colorful reproducible cards to engage kids, whilst they are learning about inferring character traits for reinforcing reading comprehension. It is a matching game with three color coded,
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Another hands on activity to use over and over, ideal for literacy centers, small group work or guided reading, that reinforces cause and effect reading comprehension skills. This packet contains 42 playing cards, differentiated by design to assist
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Flippables, foldables, 3d models, experiments, research, trans-disciplinary…….all in the name of inquiry based science. This 90 page,6 week, IB PYP unit of inquiry is looking at the human body and how our organs and systems are interdependent,
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Anything to make our lives simpler, right? Well, this convenient IB PYP packet for Student Led Conferences in the upper elementary grades will hopefully do that for you. Even if you are not an IB school, these reflection sheets and scripts will
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These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effect Game. With the fun theme of Thanksgiving, the children are able to focus on the comprehension skills of identifying causes and effects, together with
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This hands on, 22 page, interactive booklet is designed to be used as a means of facilitating the IB PYP Attitudes within the upper elementary. I designed it with my 4th grade in mind but it can be used with 3rd, 5th and 6th. It can be done within
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This complete, hands on, inquiry based, inter-disciplinary unit is designed with the 5th grade Colorado Academic standards in mind, together with the key concepts of the International Baccalaureate’s PYP. The interactive notebook aspect keeps the
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Use these colorful, printable posters to introduce and review the language of the trans-disciplinary skills within the PYP. They are designed with the upper elementary in mind and use a lot of the verbiage directly from the International
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Christmas is just around the corner....and such a fun and exciting time of year! These printable, reading comprehension activities are based on my best selling Cause and Effects Reading Comprehension Activities. With the fun theme of Christmas, the
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How We Express Ourselves - As our children are inundated with media advertising from every conceivable source, this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry gives them an incredible insight, through the central idea, of how the media impacts our thinking and
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Teachers: These are colorful, reproducible, classroom materials tying in with the International Baccalaureate's Primary Years Programme. With this 32 page packet, my hope is that the materials are a wee bit more “grown up” for our upper elementary,
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Doesn't everyone like to be handed money and then go shopping with it? Send the class on a shopping trip! There are two different shops, a diner and a bank.This is a complete, fun, fully reproducible and very involved lesson all rolled into one 27
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Inquiry is all about exploring and this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry is all about exploring explorers! This 54 page, printable packet is a complete, trans-disciplinary unit with engaging, hands on lessons, interactive notebook activities and
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Little kids rule with this colorful and eye-catching version of my IB PYP Attitudes, designed for the younger kids, K through 3rd grade. The language within these 13 posters is aligned with the International Baccalaureate Organization's
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We all need a hero! Within this 68 page packet you will find engaging, interactive activities designed around math, literacy, arts and crafts. The interactive notebook aspect is particularly fun for 3rd-5th grades. This is a 4 -6 week
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For the little kids! Use these colorful, printable posters to introduce and review the language of the trans-disciplinary skills within the PYP. They are designed with the lower elementary in mind and use a lot of the verbiage directly from the
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Experiments galore! This makes you the coolest teacher ever! Kids love inquiry based learning and there are over 50 pages full of hands on, inquiry that engages and promotes learning in this complete, interactive science unit of inquiry. I created
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How on Earth do I make decimals fun and engaging for 10 and 11 year olds? That was my thinking, not least for my own sanity in teaching this area of math, if I’m going to be honest!!  My 5th graders found these interactive journal activities fun
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For over fourteen years I have had the joy of teaching to a myriad of children. No two days are ever the same with this amazing job! It can never, ever be described as boring. The children who have been my students have enriched my life with their natural curiosity. I currently teach fourth grade in an IB World school in France and have taught internationally, primarily with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades, in Scotland, the USA, the Middle East and now France.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands on, inquiry based learning is my ideal way to present new concepts and reinforce strategies and skills. Fostering a community of trust within my classroom, allows everyone to realise their potential without feeling afraid of failure. Promoting risk-taking and recognizing that fair does not mean everyone is the same.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

"Funnest Teacher" award, given to me by one of my 8 year old students! Means more than any other award I've received. :)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Education degree from Glasgow University, Scotland.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mother of two teenagers and a 3 year old Rottweiler. Chief cook and bottle-washer, household taxi driver and efficient, if somewhat crazed, multi-tasker!

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