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Regions of the United States Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the Regions of the United States really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content
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Included in this product are: -12 Fan-And-Pick cards to help students practice their map skills -Answer key so that you or the students can check their work -Fan-N-Pick "role placemat" for easy use Some ideas for using these cards are: -Test prep
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Mexican-American War Fan and Pick Cooperative Learning Activity Included in this product are: -12 Fan-and-Pick cards to help students practice their recall of knowledge about the Mexican-American War -Answer key so that you or the students can
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Cooperative Learning Activities for the End of the Year GREAT for afternoons of testing days! This resource includes 11 different cooperative learning activities that are sure to keep student engagement high all the way to the last moment of the
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This product is review game for the Early 20th Century in the style of "I Have.. Who Has...?" Included are 24 question and answer cards so that every student can participate in this round-robin style review game. This game is a great way to review
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Election Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about elections in the United States really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to
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This bundle includes six different products from the Teaching in the Fast Lane store to assist in the teaching of the Symbols of Texas. For preview please check out the individual products. Included in this bundle are: Symbols of Texas Notebook
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This product is review game for the Symbols of Texas in the style of "I Have.. Who Has...?" Included are 24 question and answer cards so that every student can participate in this round-robin style review game. This game is a great way to review
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Texas Regions Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the four regions of Texas really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to
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Spanish Missions of Texas Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the five Spanish Missions of San Antonio, Texas really stick! The missions included in this activity are: The Alamo Mission Concepcion Mission
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Texas Revolution Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the Texas Revolution really stick! The items included in this activity are: The Battle of the Alamo The Texas Declaration of Independence The Runaway
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Continents Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the seven continents really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to know by
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Civil War Battles Fought in Texas Jigsaw Method Activity The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the content that they need to know by breaking the information down into chunks. Included in this
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First Colonists of Texas Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the first colonists who came to Texas really stick! The first colonists included in this activity are: Stephen F. Austin Moses Austin Jane
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Republic of Texas Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about the leaders of the Republic of Texas really stick! The leaders included in this activity are: Sam Houston Mirabeau Lamar Anson Jones David Burnet The
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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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Each of the activities included in this bundle is a great way to reinforce students' learning on the new statehood of Texas as the 28th state of the United States. Please click on each of the links below for a complete preview of each resource.
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Maps: Find Someone Who Class Activity This activity is a great way to review maps within your class with the cooperative learning structure Find Someone Who. Included in this set of Find Someone Who are activities for: -continents and
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Cattle Men and Women Jigsaw Method Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about cattle men and women of the frontier really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the
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Early 20th Century Events Jigsaw Activity This jigsaw activity is a great way to make learning about important events of the early 20th century really stick! The jigsaw method of teaching allows students to be the experts and teach one another the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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 TEACHING STYLE

In our 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 in our 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. Visit my blog to see what is going on in our classroom at http://4thgraderacers.blogspot.com/

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher Fellows Graduate

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I am not working on my classroom I enjoy reading, traveling, 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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