Teaching In the Fast Lane

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This product is a T-chart sort to be used after studying Native Americans before and after European exploration. Included in this product are: -teacher directions -T-chart to complete sort -statements about Native Americans before and after
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This notebook kit is the perfect way to notebook your way through your unit on Native Americans in Texas. Activities are included in multiple formats to reach all learners. In order to achieve this scaffolded effect, many of the fold-ups have
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This is a bundle of individual products from the Teaching in the Fast Lane store, but they can be bought together to save. These materials include every thing that I use in my classroom to teach this unit. I present the information using the
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This PowerPoint presentation from Teaching in the Fast Lane was created to introduce students to how Native Americans came to Texas as well as some quick facts about different tribes in Texas. It is not meant to be the sole source of information on
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Native Americans of Texas Task Cards with QR Codes Included in this product are: 20 open ended task cards to help students practice their knowledge of Native Americans of Texas with a self checking QR Code on each card. 20 multiple choice task
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This product is a bundle of ALL the Texas history task cards found in the Teaching in the Fast Lane store. Each set can be purchased separately or in this bundle to save! Each set of task cards is complete and covers a unit from Texas history.
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This product can be used as either an individual/partner activity or a learning station. Included in the product are: Teacher directions for individual activity and learning station Student directions Matching puzzle pieces for 20 Native American
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Included in this product are: 18 multiple choice task cards to help students practice their knowledge of Missions Recording sheet for students to record their answers Answer key so that you or the students can check their work Some ideas for using
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Included in this product are: 20 open ended task cards to help students practice their knowledge of the Texas Frontier each with a QR code to check their answer 20 multiple choice task cards Recording sheet for students to record their
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Native American Shelters Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the different Native American Shelters really stick! The shelters included in this activity are: Wigwam Teepee Adobe Plank House Wattle and Daub
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This Native Americans Information Trading Cards resource is made up of 8 individual informational trading cards all about Native Americans. Each card details a Native American group from a different region of the United States as well as other
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This product is intended to serve as an introduction to and research options for Native Americans of Texas. All QR codes lead to websites not associated with 4thGradeRacers. At the time of posting, I checked all links and their websites for age
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I taught fourth grade for six years in a suburban Texas school district before taking a year off the do a little exploring of my own.  My current passion is creating engaging resources that meet the needs of a diverse group of students all while making teachers' lives easier by saving them time.  I love to create resources that are cross-curricular, especially when I can integrate writing into a content area.  With each resource that I create, I think about all the teachers and students that will use the resource and how it impacts them. 


⭐In the classroom I try to provide as much choice to students as possible.  I employ a lot of stations and tictactoe style activities in which students can choose how they would like to show me what they have learned.  Our school just got our first set of Ipads and I am anxious to incorporate these into our classroom as well.   ⭐Cooperative learning and community building are the glue of the classroom and I will never give either up.  I operate on the principles that every student wants to talk, move, and have fun so I try to incorporate as much of each into every day we have together.  Let's Connect! Visit my blog www.teachinginthefastlane.com, come check out the Facebook  page, or follow me on Pinterest.   ✉ If you would like to be the first to know about all things Teaching in the Fast Lane including blog posts, tips, classroom tricks, and specials please sign-up for my newsletter here


Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Texas State University-San Marcos  Teacher Fellow M.Ed. from Texas State University-San Marcos School Leadership Team Conference Presenter


I attended Texas State University to earn my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a teaching certificate in early childhood through fourth grade with an additional certification in English as a second language. I enjoyed Texas State University so much that I immediately applied and was accepted into the Teacher Fellows program there to earn my masters. Accordingly, I was able to complete my first year of teaching while attending graduate courses and completing an action research project. I earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in this program that also instilled in me the necessity for cooperative learning and community building in the classroom.


When I am not working on my classroom I enjoy reading, traveling, binging on Netflix, and racing cars. It is currently one of my goals to visit all fifty states and all seven continents, but I won't stop after reaching that goal.

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