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
This bundle includes my short vowel and long vowel spelling rules poster sets. As a former special educator, I know how difficult it can be for students to memorize all of the different spelling rules in the English language. That is why I created
Subjects:
Grammar, Special Education, Phonics
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$8.95
$7.16
432 ratings
4.0
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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
202 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (201.35 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Reading Fluency & Goal Setting: Teach your students how to set appropriate goals and track their reading fluency progress throughout the year! This package includes: • 8 goal setting posters • 2 posters on words per minute (WPM)• 1 poster on
Subjects:
Reading, For All Subject Areas, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Posters
$6.75
231 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (42.78 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This first grade math agents packet is full of fun activities! There are 29 printables which include cut and paste activities, worksheets, and puzzles. The picture puzzles are in color so you can print and laminate them and keep in a math center.
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Measurement
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.A.2, 1.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 1.NBT.B.3, 1.NBT.C.4, 1.OA.A.1, 1.OA.B.3, 1.OA.C.5, 1.OA.D.7, 1.OA.D.8
$6.75
230 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (100.27 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
This long ‘e' vowel MEGA activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities! ***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!***There are 110 pages included in this product: 75 printable student activity pages, 22 description/teaching tip pages that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$8.00
58 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (63.08 MB)
By Teacher Gems
These money games are perfect for a math center. There are four money games included in this bundle which can be made into (9" x 12") manila envelope games or file folder games. Each game can be played by one person or with partners (or teams).
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Math Centers
$11.00
$8.75
61 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (63.05 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Group Work Bundle: Help your students learn how to work well together in groups with this bundle! This 60+ page bundle includes student booklets, posters and group evaluation rubrics (self-assessments). This group work bundle includes the following
Subjects:
For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Assessment, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$9.50
$7.60
51 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
This short 'a' vowel MEGA activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities! ***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!*** There are 43 printable student activity pages, 10 description/teaching tip pages that explain each type of resource,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$6.50
65 ratings
4.0
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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
This long 'i' vowel mega activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities!***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!***There are 111 pages included in this product: 76 printable student activity pages, 23 description/teaching tip pages that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$8.00
42 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (55.15 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This short 'e' vowel MEGA activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities! ***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!*** There are 43 printable student activity pages, 10 description/teaching tip pages that explain each type of resource,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$6.50
44 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
Imagine a simple worksheet with reading passages that are a mix of fiction and non-fiction where students practice goal setting, reading fluency, reading comprehension, inferencing, graphing (math) and interpreting data. Now imagine those reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3, 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RL.K.1, RL.1.1, RI.K.1, RI.K.2, RI.K.3, RI.1.10, RI.2.1...
$5.00
45 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (35.48 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This long 'a' vowel MEGA activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities! ***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!***There are 110 pages included in this product: 75 printable student activity pages, 22 description/teaching tip pages that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$8.00
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (57.37 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
This short ’i' vowel MEGA activity pack is jam-packed full of fun activities! ***Save 20% when you buy the bundle: click here!*** There are 43 printable student activity pages, 10 description/teaching tip pages that explain each type of resource,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
CCSS:
1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10, RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.3, RF.1.2a, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b
$6.50
40 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (33.47 MB)
By Teacher Gems
This bundle includes 3 of my logic puzzle packs and saves you 20%! Want to improve your students higher-order thinking skills in a fun and creative way? Use these Fall logic puzzles to do just that! There are 15 logic puzzles included in this
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Autumn
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$12.00
$9.60
32 ratings
4.0
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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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