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Need to teach students about systems of the Human Body? Elementary students learn about the parts of the body and its functions in this fun, easy prep research booklet. Students create an encyclopedia of information related to the Nervous System,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Graphic Organizers
$4.75
876 ratings
4.0
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By tarheelstate teacher
Does your uppergrades' curriculum include Ecosystems and Organisms? If so, I hope this Ecosystems project-based learning unit is just what you are looking for! I created this set of research/notebook pages because nothing I found when searching for
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, Arts
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Graphic Organizers
$5.00
508 ratings
4.0
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By tarheelstate teacher
Turn your students into Meteorologists with this student-illustrated Meteorology research/notetaking Handbook. This Weather and Climate illustrated dictionary (including 46 weather and climate related vocabulary words) allows students to illustrate
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Activities, Test Prep
$4.50
162 ratings
4.0
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By tarheelstate teacher
This Force and Motion student-illustrated dictionary allows students to draw pictures for definitions related to Force and Motion as they learn through classroom experiences. Use as a bell ringer, closure, or learning log activity to allow students
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Study Guides, Test Prep
$1.50
93 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Ecosystems, Organisms, Biomes and Environments Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$5.50
73 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (8.61 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Force and Motion and Simple Machines Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$5.50
58 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.72 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Weather and Weather Tools Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science vocabulary. With
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$5.50
60 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.74 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
This bundled set includes 4 of my uppergrades science resources--Human Body Systems, Weather and Climate, Ecosystems/Animal Research, and Forces and Motion. {Each of these resources has a strong focus on VOCABULARY and having students to create
Subjects:
Science, Anatomy, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Graphic Organizers
$15.75
$12.00
49 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By tarheelstate teacher
Are you ready to introduce or review your World Biomes characteristics in a fun way? These 46 multiple choice biome characteristics include questions about grasslands, tropical rain forest, taiga, tundra, temperate deciduous forests, and deserts. I
Subjects:
Science, Environment
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.50
41 ratings
4.0
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By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Conservation of Energy and States of Matter Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards
$5.50
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.49 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science vocabulary. With Vocabulary
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards
$4.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By tarheelstate teacher
Students use these graphic organizers to research and then compare/contrast different ecosystems/environments. They can use websites or nonfiction texts to learn more about the ecosystems. You can have students complete the venn diagrams in a
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Environment
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
26 ratings
3.9
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By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Weathering, Erosion, and Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$5.50
22 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.89 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Moon Phases Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master their science vocabulary. With Vocabulary Match
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards
$4.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (4.99 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Weather Vocabulary Boom Cards are a fun, digital, self-checking way to help students learn content area vocabulary words. These vocabulary cards focused on Weather, Weather Tools, and Clouds are the perfect tool for helping your students practice
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
8 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.64 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Ecosystems Vocabulary Boom Cards are a fun, digital, self-checking way to help students practice content area vocabulary words! These Ecosystems, Organisms, Biomes and Environments Match Up Mats are perfect tools for helping your students practice
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Environment, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Assessment, Homework
$4.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.71 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Weathering, Erosion, Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Bundle: Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Weathering, Erosion, and Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Word Walls
$9.50
$7.60
4 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By tarheelstate teacher
Weather Vocabulary Bundle: Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Weather, Clouds, and Weather Tools Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and master
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep
$9.50
$7.60
6 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By tarheelstate teacher
Weathering, Erosion Vocabulary Boom Cards are a fun, digital, self-checking way to help students practice content area vocabulary words. These Weathering, Erosion, and Plate Tectonics Vocabulary Match Up Mats are the perfect tools for helping your
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, Test Preparation
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Test Prep, Interactive Whiteboard
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.59 MB)
By tarheelstate teacher
Properties of Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary Bundle: Need a fun, exciting way to help students learn content area vocabulary words? These Rocks and Minerals Vocabulary Cards and Study Slips are the perfect tools for helping your students practice and
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Flash Cards, Word Walls
$8.00
$6.40
1 rating
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've taught for 11 years in North Carolina. Most of my teaching experience has been as a 5th grade classroom teacher, but I was also lucky enough to have the experience of looping from 4th grade to 5th grade with two groups of students. Later, I taught 4th grade for two more consecutive years. I've experienced teaching in a departmentalized setting where I taught math to my entire 5th grade group. Later, I was fortunate enough to teach 4th and 5th grade math and that is where I truly found my passion for differentiated math education. I have a masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and received National Boards Certification in Middle Childhood. Being an elementary teacher, I've taught all subject areas and constantly think of ways to link subjects to one another. I like to think about ways to engage children in content area topics through collaboration and discussion. I have a passion for differentiated instruction (both for learners who need more support and for advanced students who need more challenge). I have successfully implemented Project Based Learning and Service learning at the classroom level, building level, and district level. I have presented on service learning in the classroom at Habitat for Humanity Youth Leadership conferences.


MY TEACHING STYLE

It was in my looping experiences that I finally saw the staircase that links one grade level's skills, standards, and expectations to the next. I delved deep into the standards and found links that connected 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade standards. From there, I began the process of creating my leveled math assessments. I get excited about small group teaching and stations where I can seamlessly differentiate instruction for every child while providing fun activities and the "down and dirty" practice that they need to develop mastery. I believe collaboration and student discussion are key to any classroom environment. Students love to talk and I love to harness that excitement to increase learning and engagement.


HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Became a wife and mother at 32 in 2015 National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Teacher of the Year, 2010-2011 Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Board Member

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Chapel Hill; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading from NCSU

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

As a "tarheelstate teacher," I have always taught in North Carolina. I grew up in the Charlotte/Cabarrus County area and now work and live in the triangle. If you are a tarheelstate teacher, please say hello!

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