Teacher Gems

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By Teacher Gems
Use this writing center to help your students develop their creative writing skills! Students build a story by picking out a setting, character and event card and placing them on the writing center. Then they write a story about the cards using a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Special Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.1.3, W.2.3, W.3.3
$8.75
2089 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
Do your students struggle with sequencing? Often times, students are asked to read a paragraph or short story and sequence a set of pictures based on what they've read. This only allows for one correct answer and can cause frustration to those
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RL.1.2
$7.75
661 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (40.15 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Use this writing center to help your students develop their creative writing skills! Students build a story by picking out a setting, character and event card and placing them on the writing center. Then they write a story about the cards using a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Special Education, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.1.3, W.2.3, W.3.3
$8.75
202 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (201.35 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Sequencing and Writing Set 1 No Prep Pack: Sequencing can be a difficult skill for students to master. Use these sequence and write cut and paste activities as a fun way to teach critical thinking skills and practice creative writing. There are 30
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
152 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (42.63 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Make writing fun this winter with these winter writing and word work pages! Activity pages include "how to" writing, story writing, acrostic poetry, abc order, making words and syllables. There are 24 student pages included in this product. ABC
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
68 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.58 MB)
By Teacher Gems
All of your favorite writing centers in one bundle! Save 20% when you buy this bundle which includes my best-selling sequencing sort skill center, my build-a-story writing center and my silly sentences writing center 1. Use a 9"x12" manila envelope
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.1.3, W.2.3, W.3.3
$24.25
$19.40
124 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teacher Gems
Sequencing can be a difficult skill for students to master. Use this sequencing sort skill center as a fun review for students. This is the intermediate version (for the primary version click here). Students order the picture cards (sets of 6) in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Critical Thinking, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$8.75
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (74.62 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Make writing fun this spring with these Spring Writing and Word Work Activities! Activity pages include "how to" writing, story writing, acrostic poetry, abc order, making words, syllables, sight word review, and identifying long vowel words. There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
7 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (36.48 MB)
By Teacher Gems
All of your favorite writing centers in one bundle! Save 25% when you buy this bundle which includes six writing centers: sequencing sort skill center, sequencing sort skill center 2nd edition, sequencing sort skill center intermediate edition,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
W.K.3, W.1.3, W.2.3, W.3.3
$48.50
$36.37
38 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teacher Gems
Sequencing can be a difficult skill for students to master. Use this sequencing sort skill center (2nd edition with all new pictures!) as a fun review for students. Students order the picture card sets in sequential order: first, next and last and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.75
21 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (52.83 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Sequencing and Writing Set 2 No Prep Pack: Sequencing can be a difficult skill for students to master. Use these sequence and write cut and paste activities as a fun way to teach critical thinking skills and practice creative writing. There are 30
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$6.00
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (42.46 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Task analysis is the process of breaking down a task into smaller steps for students who struggle with multi-step directions. Steps can be taught one at a time until they are mastered. With mastery of each step the student becomes more independent
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Psychology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Mnemonics, Printables, Task Cards
$3.50
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (45.01 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This writing bundle includes two cut and paste sequencing products. Sequencing and Writing Sets 1 and 2 No Prep Packs. Sequencing can be a difficult skill for students to master. Use these sequence and write cut and paste activities as a fun way to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$12.00
$9.75
12 ratings
3.9
Bundle
By Teacher Gems
This writing cut and paste MEGA bundle includes four cut and paste products. Sequencing and Writing Sets 1 and 2 No Prep Packs and Silly Sentences Sets 1 and 2 No Prep Packs. Give your students a love for writing with these fun cut and paste
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$23.00
$18.00
9 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teacher Gems
All of your favorite writing centers in one bundle! Save 20% when you buy this bundle which includes my sequencing sort skill center 2nd edition, my sequencing sort skill center intermediate edition and my silly sentences writing center 2. Use a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$24.25
$19.40
9 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By Teacher Gems
Task analysis is the process of breaking down a task into smaller steps for students who struggle with multi-step directions. Steps can be taught one at a time until they are mastered. With mastery of each step the student becomes more independent
Subjects:
Special Education, Life Skills, School Psychology
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Mnemonics, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (29.69 MB)
By Teacher Gems
There are two versions of the Sequencing Sort included in this Google Drive™ edition. Both versions include moveable pieces labeled 1st, 2nd and 3rd for students to order the pictures into the correct sequence of events. Each version includes 26
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
$8.50
$5.00
3 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (37.48 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Make writing fun this Fall with these Fall and Thanksgiving writing and word work activities! Activity pages include "how to" writing, story writing, acrostic poetry, abc order, making words, syllables, sight word review, and identifying long vowel
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (30.83 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This writing bundle includes two cut and paste products. Silly Sentences Sets 1 and 2 No Prep Packs. Give your students a love for writing with these silly sentences no prep cut and paste activities! Students cut out the picture cards on each page
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Special Education, Speech Therapy
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$11.00
$8.80
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By Teacher Gems
Make writing fun this summer with these Summer Writing and Word Work Activities! Activity pages include "how to" writing, story writing, acrostic poetry, abc order, making words, syllables, sight word review, and identifying long vowel words. There
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Summer
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.50
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (29.95 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught special education PreK-8th grade for six years and general education 4th grade for five years. I also served as chair of the academically talented committee. I'm now a homeschooling mom of five little blessings!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe learning should be something students are excited about. The best learning is when students don't know they are learning because they are having too much fun! I love to use multi-sensory, hands-on activities with manipulatives. I strive to create products that will motivate students to learn through engaging activities.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

One time when I was teaching a unit on chemical reactions to my fourth grade class, I accidentally lit the floor on fire! My cheeks were bright red as I quickly stomped out the flames with my dress shoes. The kids, of course, thought this was the greatest thing that could have happened and to my surprise the parents just offered to buy me a fire extinguisher! I learned that teaching often involves taking risks and being flexible. It won't always go according to plan but sometimes the best teaching takes place in the mishaps, for we learned a great deal about safety precautions that day! This also became a shining teacher moment for me because I learned that my students' parents loved my teaching style and trusted me despite the mishaps!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Bachelor's degree in Special Education: Cognitive Abilities K-12 and Elementary Education K-8 as well as a Masters degree in Special Education: Learning Disabilities K-12.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love creating a wide variety of resources. My store contains primarily K-5 resources that span from special education to academically talented with a little clipart sprinkled in :)

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