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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,
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48 character traits with definition are perfect to use for bulletin boards, a Word a Week programs, teaching character trait minilessons, and literacy station activities. This resource contains definition cards with colorful clip art for 48
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Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study routine and implementation of Words Their Way? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spellings and word patterns. This set of
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Does your uppergrades' curriculum include Ecosystems and Organisms? If so, I hope this 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 ÔÇťanimal
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Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study routine and implementation of Words Their Way? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spellings and word patterns. This set of
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My Best Selling Character Traits/Adjectives Bulletin Board Set is now EMOJI styled! 48 character traits with definitions are perfect to use for bulletin boards, a Word a Week programs, teaching character trait minilessons, and literacy station
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This set of word study notebook activity pages is meant to be a companion to Words their Way: Word Sorts for Derivational Relations Spellers 2nd Edition, published in 2009 (the blue book). I have created related activity pages for each of the 60
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Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study routine and implementation of Words Their Way? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spellings and word patterns. This set of
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Provide your students with morning meeting activities focused on common themes in literature to encourage social and emotional growth, character education, and community building at its best with Morning Meeting Made Easy Set 1. Themes include:
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Provide your students with fun ways to learn geometry vocabulary with these Geometry Vocabulary Cards and Geometry Game activities. The Geometry Vocabulary set contains the geometry term, definition, and picture for 43 Geometry Vocabulary terms.
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This set of word study notebook activity pages is meant to be a companion to Words their Way: Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes Spellers, 2nd Edition published in 2009 (the green book). In response to many requests for a set of notebook
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This framework and bulletin board set of test-prep strategies helps you prepare students for testing in a way that matches reader's workshop. Use this bulletin board set to review strategies for reading comprehension that you have taught students
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Need to entice your students to get excited about learning to Multiply Fractions and solve word problems? Put your students to work solving the Cupcake Shop's Multiplying and Dividing Fractions word problem task cards! Also includes problems focused
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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
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Teach your students how to solve multistep word problems with these 10 multi-question problems from "School Supply Central." Word problems focus on multiplying and dividing larger numbers and require students to think through the problem solving
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Take your students around the USA with these Number and Operations in Base 10 task cards as they compare state population data and the length of the United States longest rivers to meet the objectives required by the common core. THESE TASK CARDS
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Increase the engagement and real-world math connections with these House Plan task cards where students multiply fractions to figure out the area of each room or divide fractions to figure out a missing length or width measurement. 4 extension
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Grab these 27 definition posters for Teaching Theme in Literature. You can use these to create a themes in literature bulletin board or visual minilesson aids for your anchor charts as you teach themes in reader's workshop. Choose from three
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Looking for a way to spice up or energize your classroom word study and implementation of Words Their Way? Word searches for word study are an interesting, fun way for students to recognize correct spellings and word patterns. My students begin
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Instill a love of reading from the beginning of the year with these readers' notebook journal prompts and quotation posters for a workshop unit inspired by Lucy Calkins' concept of "Building a Reading Life." Initiate conversations in your
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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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