Tales from a Very Busy Teacher

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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
This is a fun, engaging, and Halloween inspired writing project. This download includes a lesson plan, writing booklets, and writing paper. The actual art project directions featured in this picture can be found on my blog. There are several
Subjects:
Writing, Halloween
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual)
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.3.3, W.4.3
$4.25
239 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Staff Room Bulletin Board SetEncourage your staff with some uplifting words and phrases they can remember each time they step into your staff room.Included in the download:Blackline master for the titleBlackline master for the words and
Subjects:
Back to School, For Administrators, Coaching
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, For Principals & Administrators
$3.25
156 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
***Updated in 2018 with DIFFERENT growth and fixed mindset kiddos!!*** Use this growth mindset bulletin board set in your classroom to remind your students to maintain a growth mindset ALL YEAR LONG! The board is titled "How did you show growth
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
162 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
**Updated for 2019 with another version in addition to original**Use this fun craftivity to have your students write about their New Year's resolutions, plans for 2019, and/or excitement of the New Year! Included with the craftivity are templates
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
127 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
**Updated in 2018 with writing lines for the back of the owl.** Use this fun craftivity to have your students celebrate Valentine's Day by knowing that "OWL" always love you! Included with the craftivity are blackline masters for each part of the
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$4.00
127 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
How do you Bitmoji? Growth Mindset Bulletin Board, Bookmark, and PostersYou have to use your own Bitmoji to create this board! Use this growth mindset bulletin board set in your classroom to remind your students to maintain a growth mindset ALL YEAR
Subjects:
Back to School, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
85 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Use this Figurative Language Fun Pack to help supplement your lessons on figurative language! This 45 page fun pack includes... *Figurative Language definition list *Definition recording sheets *Independent practice sheets for -hyperboles
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Cooperative Learning
$5.75
129 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Use these pages to keep track of vocabulary from Charlotte's Web. Students can put together a few pages per chapter or within their literature circles. Copy the cover and several vocabulary pages front to back. Fold, staple, and assign! Happy
Subjects:
Reading, Grammar, Literature
Grades:
3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
111 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Use this fun craftivity to have your students write about what they have learned during the school year. It's the perfect end of the year writing activity. Included with the craftivity are templates for boys and girls, writing papers with titles
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Writing, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.50
74 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Grab these Growth Mindset Posters to decorate your classroom with positive and encouraging words for your students to see all year. They'll be sure to light up your classroom and your students' outlook! They are great reminders for your kiddos, as
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Posters
$5.00
77 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Hispanic Heritage Month {Fact Folds} These fun, folding printables can be used to reinforce information your students have learned or will learn about some famous Hispanics in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. They're simple and easy to distribute
Subjects:
Spanish, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
77 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Brag Tags {Growth Mindset} **Updated to include BLACK AND WHITE versions too!** Grab these Growth Mindset brag tags for the beginning of the school year! They'll be sure to light up your classroom and your students' outlook for the school year! TEN
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff
$4.00
88 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Engage your students with critical thinking skills and independence while reading Charlotte's Web with this fun, interactive, and higher level thinking skills literacy download! Included in this download are 7 PDF files: 1. Comprehension
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.25
60 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
Use this growth mindset bulletin board set in your classroom to remind your students to maintain a growth mindset ALL YEAR LONG! The board is titled "How will you STICK with a growth mindset?" It can be used in many ways. I encourage my students to
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
47 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
*Updated with an EDITABLE nose so you can write your own word problems!*With this activity students can practice working out math word problems and justifying their responses, while still having some holiday fun.There are 6 multistep word problems
Subjects:
Word Problems, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 5th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning
CCSS:
3.OA.D.8, 5.OA.A.1, MP1, MP2
$5.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
**Updated 2015 with new fonts and different gumball machine and gumball choices** This multiplication facts packet includes: *14 printables for multiplication timed tests -1 through 12 facts printables, plus two random multiplication facts
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Mental Math
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
65 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
**Updated April 2017** Use this printable activity to have your students make a memorable keepsake for Mother's Day! Students can choose from writing to a booklet for their moms, aunts, grandmas, sisters...or all 4! Have students design the cover
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$4.50
45 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
After reading Gary Soto's Big Bushy Mustache, students will be able to identify the main character's problem and explain how he solved his problem. This writing piece is aligned with the Common Core State Standard: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.3
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Fun Stuff, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
RL.2.3
$3.00
45 ratings
4.0
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
For many teachers, a main challenge can be student behavior and self motivation. I have come up with different strategies to help certain students gain accountability for their actions-academically, behaviorally, emotionally, and socially. This
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$5.00
45 ratings
3.9
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By Tales from a Very Busy Teacher
This is a simple Math Talk bulletin board display to put up in your classroom. You get a "Math Talk" title and 12 though bubbles with sentence starters to help your students facilitate "math talk."Just print everything out on your desired color of
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.50
30 ratings
4.0
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I earned my BA from UC Irvine, and my teaching credential from CalState Bakersfield. I went on to earn my Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from CSUN. I have experience in teaching 8th, 6th, 5th, 3rd, and 2nd grade. I am in my 7th year teaching, and I am currently teaching 3rd grade.

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Cuban American Teacher Association Scholarship Recipient UC Irvine Psychology Research Assistant UC Irvine Discussion Leader/Education Department Holy Cross School Student Council Advisor Teacher of the Week-Ventura County (2010)

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Master of Arts Educational Leadership and Policy Studies to be awarded, May 2012 California State University, Northridge California Multiple Subjects Credential California State University, Bakersfield Bachelor of Arts Degree Psychology and Social Behavior, Major Educational Studies, Minor University of California, Irvine

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