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
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By Teacher Gems
Challenge your students to improve their higher-order thinking skills with these mystery theme grid logic puzzles! There are 5 logic puzzles included: 1. Museum Mishaps, 2. Pet Mess, 3. Mystery Books, 4. Mystery Theater and 5. Hot on the Trail. Each
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
822 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
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Winter color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Winter color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four addition and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
297 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.07 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Thanksgiving color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Thanksgiving color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
278 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
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By Teacher Gems
Cut and Paste Activities: Months, Days, Numbers, Letters, Rhymes, Opposites and More! Make learning fun and hands-on with these simple cut and paste activities! Not only will your students be learning but they will also be practicing those all
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
125 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.12 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Use these fun Back to School Get to Know You Graphs as a first day of school activity! There are 15 bar graphs (and two versions of each + blank graphs) included in this pack. These graphs are meant to be used as fun “get to know you” activities
Subjects:
Math, Graphing, Back to School
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
152 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Spring color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Spring color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four addition and
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
108 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (33.27 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Help your students learn about earth day with a fun and simple writing craft mobile! Students can pick from several earths to color and paste onto a paper plate. Next they write about different ways they can help save the earth on the four pictures
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
118 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (21.44 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for multiplication and division with these Thanksgiving color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Thanksgiving color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Thanksgiving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
124 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
This read and graph bundle includes my four read and graph activity packs for short vowels, long vowels, r-controlled vowels and blends. Each pack includes five to six read and graph activities. Students read sentences and find all 25 blend words.
Subjects:
Reading, Graphing, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$17.25
$13.80
121 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Winter color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Winter color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four two digit
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
100 ratings
4.0
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By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Valentines color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Valentine color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four addition
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Valentine's Day
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
85 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (27.13 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for multiplication and division with these Winter color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Winter color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
100 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (26.91 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for two digit addition and subtraction with these Spring color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Spring color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four two
Subjects:
Basic Operations, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
84 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (32.24 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
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By Teacher Gems
Build your students’ math fact fluency for addition and subtraction with these Thanksgiving color by number activity pages! ★Save 20% when you buy the BUNDLE!★There are 8 Thanksgiving color by number activity pages included in this packet. Four
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Thanksgiving
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
68 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (50.53 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Help your students learn about elections with this elections fun pack! There are venn diagrams, writing pages, an "I Voted" crown craft, jobs of the president, important issues, elections number puzzles, a word search and more! Great for grades 1-4.
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.50
67 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (29.07 MB)
By Teacher Gems
Want to improve your students higher-order thinking skills in a fun and creative way? Use these Thanksgiving grid logic puzzles to do just that! There are 5 logic puzzles included. Each puzzle includes a story and 5 clues. Each comes in color and
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.00
47 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (19.51 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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