Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher

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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Our Top Rated Summer Bucket Glyph and Writing Activity makes a fun End of The Year craft! Check out the rave reviews below... I personally use it every year with my own students. It makes a great keepsake. I usually hang them on a beach drop.
Subjects:
Writing, For All Subjects, Summer
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$4.75
314 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Students need lots of practice determining which kinds of stories are multiplication and which kind of story problems can be solved with division. This craftivity is perfect practice of writing multiplication and division stories using fact
Subjects:
Math, Word Problems, Winter
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.50
24 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Cute and Colorful Owl Themed Clip Chart and Whoooooo's in Our Class Bulletin Board Set - please see preview for more details Pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11—Clip Chart Cards Page 12 –13—I used these two templates to cut out black backgrounds for my cards
Subjects:
Specialty, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.99
26 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Ultimate Ocean Themed Classroom Decorations and Forms.  Everything you need to set-up your classroom with an Ocean theme!  The cool blue colors make this set an eye catcher.   You will be relaxed and swimming through a new school year with
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$13.99
22 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
This product is a fun fraction pizza craft or craftivity that I used with my third graders after we finished a unit on fractions. I love giving a math craft that sums up some of our learning. This goes well with Topic 9 and Topic 10 in Envisions
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Printables, Math Centers
$4.50
13 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
I caught a leprechaun in a jar writing creativity craft and writing projectOne way to get your students to write in creative form is to give them a prompt they enjoy and match it with a fun craft! My second graders loved pretending that they caught
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
I created this activity to encourage my second grade students to demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking by guiding them in the creation of SPRING themed cinquains. A cinquain is a
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Grammar, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
L.2.1
$4.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
11 pages of resources to help you teach cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, and problem and solution. All in a snowman theme. Anchor charts and student themed sheets to use. (includes pictures of finished projects) Cause and Effect;
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Winter
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons, Graphic Organizers
$3.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Here is an easy way to create a type of mailbox for students to use on Valentine’s Day. Have each student design a LOVE CRITTER baggie!!! All you need to supply is a gift bag and the printables in this set. I use it as a center during literacy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
This Mother’s Day Tea Time card craft is so much fun and such a nice treat for mom! I completed this with my second grade class for their Mother’s Day gift. You need to supply a large piece of construction paper which you fold to form a card and
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Spring
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$4.00
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Twenty plus pages that I used when doing a novel study of Frindle with my third grade class. There are 19 comprehension activity sheets that require the student to use text evidence to complete. There are also two creative writing activities. You
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Close Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Literature Circles
$7.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Here’s a perfect writing craft to go along with the Mystery Genre. I used this activity with my second graders in guided reading groups. Each group read a Cam Jansen mystery together. To summarize their story, they each created a top secret case
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, W.2.8
$5.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Leprechaun Elapsed Time CraftI use this craftivity in third grade after an elapsed time unit. Goes along well will Topic 12 in the Envisions Math program. To start I have all the students do pages 4 and 5. This page has six elapsed time story
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1
$4.50
6 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Here is a perfect craft for a literacy center when you are working on the comprehension skill of comparing and contrasting. I completed this craft and writing activity with my second grade class. I used Benchmark Literacy this year. Unit 8 works
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Here is a fun and creative writing activity that can be done around Valentine’s Day or I guess really any time of year. I have done this for as long as I can remember in February with either second or third graders. There are some examples included
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Valentine's Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
3.8
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Do you send something to your new students to fill out as akind of get to know you activity before school starts?  Hereis a fun sheet you can send home and students can bring in thefirst day.  When they get to school you can cut them out andstring
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.25
$1.00
20 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
This file contains ideas to run a fun 50th Day in your classroom. I have done this in my third grade classroom for the past three years and have created a set of activities that are fun and educational. These files share how I make the 50th day
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Autumn
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
This is a word work literacy center that doubles as a math center! Students will use any given word list to find the coin value of each of their words. There are six versions with different coins per version. Thus, you can change this center to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Guided Reading Books, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$1.00
5 ratings
3.8
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
This is a PowerPoint Presentation that you can share as a strategy for comparing two fractions. This PowerPoint will guide students through this strategy. My third graders loved this and it proved helpful to them on state assessments too! It a
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Math Centers
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Teaching Heart Colleen Gallagher
Creative math activity for the beginning or end of the year... Use addition, subtraction. multiplication, and/or division. Also perfect for a substitute to use. Includes all the printables to make a teacher display. Also includes printables for
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been the author of the website Teaching Heart http://www.teachingheart.net since 1998. I graduated in 1998 with a degree in Elementary and Special Education from California University of PA. I have taught special education in grades k-3. I have also taught second grade in Silverdale, WA. I also have spent two years teaching Pre-K. I now currently find my home in third grade. Teaching is both a job and hobby for me. I love being a teacher and thank God every day for allowing me to have such a great job.Thanks for stopping by!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on, small groups, technology when I can, and love!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year Nomination 2001 Proud Owner of Teaching Heart Since 1998

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated in 1998 with a degree in Elementary and Special Education from California University of PA.

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htttp://www.teachingheart.net Mother of 2 and wife!

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