Tamara Russell
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Tamara Russell
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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."
 
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Included in this download are 8 high quality, 12 x 12 digital papers for personal and commercial use. They are in JPEG format so that it's easy to print. Don't forget to credit me when you use these, and leave me a bit of feedback so that I know
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This is a compilation of poems and a plan for how to use the poems on a weekly basis with your students.
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If you were a fan of my August and September Poetry Journal then this free download is for YOU! :) Included in this download are thirteen poems that cover seasonal topics such as pumpkins, Grandparent's Day, fire safety, and Thanksgiving. For those
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There are six poems in this anthology along with a song for the '12 Days of Halloween'! I've included some small anchor cards with pictures for the students to use with the song. Have fun with the poems, and happy Halloween to you all! :)
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Included in this 19 page download are fifteen poems that cover seasonal holidays such as Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Ramadan and Santa. For those of you who can not use poems that are religious, there are several about snow and even one on the
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This 19 page document includes a brief two day literacy plan for the holiday themed story, Olive the Other Reindeer. DAY ONE: Students will watch/listen to the story on TumbleBooks-. (link is provided). Students will discuss story elements using
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This 10 page download features one common core aligned math center to address addition through 20 with three addends. (1.OA.A.2) There are two sets of penguins, one set that has three addend problems with sums to 10 and the other set has three
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Students will sort words based on their long vowel ending sound. This quick center would be appropriate for advanced kinders or first graders. It's easy on ink, too! :) Just print onto construction paper or card stock and laminate! :) Enjoy!
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This is a quick fun sort for students working on the sounds of Y. In this airplane themed sort, students will use markers to get their plane to the end of individualized game boards. Students may play with a die or without. There is also a
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**May 2013 Newsletter Freebie** If this is your first time visiting my store, welcome! :) I am so happy to have you! :) Although, I love creating primary resources, making paper has become so much fun! :) I've got lots of other packs in my
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Included in this download are 4 high quality, 12 x 12 digital papers for personal and commercial use. They are in JPEG format so that it's easy to print. Don't forget to credit me when you use these, and leave me a bit of feedback so that I know
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This 5 page download includes 2 days of morning work in both language arts and math. This is a PREVIEW of the first two lessons in my Marvelous Morning Work for Firsties: August Edition {Common Core Aligned} Enjoy! ***If you liked this
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This is just something that I whipped up for my firsties during lemon season last year! :) I've included a language activity to help students talk about what they know about lemons. (This could be used in ANY writing activity though.) There's a
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I used this center in small groups with my students and then allowed them to work on it independently. The goal of the center is to help them add multiples of ten to a two digit number. Firsties or Seconds could benefit from this resource. Enjoy!
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This freebie was created for the collaborative blog Primary Chalkboard. I also shared it on my personal blog, www.tamaravrussellblogspot.com. If you're interested in getting more great freebies from talented teachers across the country, please
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Here's a quick freebie for Halloween! :) If you need a little something to practice the short o vowel...try this out! :) Enjoy! XOXO, Tamara
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Here's a quick freebie for Halloween! :) If you love a good sentence scramble as much as I do...use this with your little learners! ;) Have fun! Happy Halloween! :) XOXO, Tamara
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Included in this download are twelve poems that cover seasonal topics such as snow, winter, penguins, and Dr. King. For those of you who are just getting your journals started with this series, I've included my teaching plan, and the parent note
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Here's my set of poetry for February! :) I've included two poems that I wrote myself! :) You may use these in your classroom, but please do not redistribute them in any other poetry anthology that is a paid product. :) I hope you'll enjoy these!
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This nine paged freebie includes two math printables, a leveled comprehension page with a text coding extension, a writing paper and a math game. Just enough little tidbits to give your students a taste of March Madness if you are so inclined!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching for 18 years. I've had the opportunity to teach in middle school and elementary--with the majority of my teaching experience in elementary. I am currently teaching third grade.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I'm a research based, standards driven type of teacher. I love parent involvement in the classroom and look for opportunities to engage them in their children's education early and often!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I received my National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist in 2011.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I'm a graduate of Bob Jones University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've been married to my wonderful husband Chris for eight years. We enjoy traveling, reading on our Kindles and cuddling! :)

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