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This product is an interactive simulation using dice that demonstrates the struggle to find work during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression. Included in this product: - Directions for the simulation -Signs to mark locations of events in
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This product is an interactive simulation using dice that demonstrates the journey that European Explorers faced when traveling the world. Included in this product: - Directions for the simulation -Signs to mark locations of events in
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Colonization of Texas Bundle-Texas Colonization This bundle based on the Colonization of Texas is made up of products that can be found separately in the Teaching in the Fast Lane store. Products included in this bundle are: Colonization of Texas
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This product contains nine activities for students to choose from to complete after finishing other assignments. This is a great way to keep students working while others finish up. Included are nine creative activities that will keep your early
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This activity from Teaching in the Fast Lane is a quick and easy way to put your students in the shoes of an European Explorer who has come to the Americas. After students have learned about explorers they will each choose an explorer. From the
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This product can be used as an individual, partner, or team assignment as well as a learning station for students to review their knowledge. In this activity students match up puzzle pieces that describe each of the four regions of Texas to create
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Celebrate Freedom Week is a required element of every student's education, but the information is often dry and hard for kids to take in. This QR Quest allows students to get the information they need to know in a multimedia
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This fun review project from Teaching in the Fast Lane is a great way to review the information that your students have learned about the cattle trade and frontier Texas. Included in this product are teacher directions, tips for successful
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Student Reward Coupons Are you tired of spending money on junk for your treasure box that ends up in the trashcan or on the floor? These reward coupons are the perfect fix! Included in this resource: 56 student reward coupons in two different
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This product is an interactive simulation using dice that demonstrates the struggle cowboys faced in transporting cattle from ranches in the south to auctions and railroad stations in the north. Included in this product: - Directions for the
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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 fun review project from Teaching in the Fast Lane is a great way to review the information that your students have learned about Stephen F. Austin or other empresarios and colonists. Included in this product are teacher directions, tips for
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This product is a great way to integrate technology into your Texas History lesson! All of the QR codes you need are included in the product, but you will need a device capable of scanning QR codes to complete this activity. Included in the
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This product contains nine activities for students to choose from based on Constitution Week also known as Celebrate Freedom Week. Choice boards provide students with independent projects that offer choice in the products that they create. They
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Other Halloween Activities Ghosts Say What: Quotation Practice Spooky Parts of Speech Spooky Compound Sentences Spooky Idiom Match Spooky Writing Prompts Halloween Literacy Based TicTacToe Choice Boards Halloween TicTacToe Choice Board This product
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What student doesn't like choices? This TicTacToe board has nine extension activities based on the WWI and the Roaring 20's that will extend students' content knowledge while they work independently. This works very as an independent project for
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Looking for a way to integrate writing into your science curriculum? This dice simulation is a great way to to reinforce the science concept of how energy travels through an ecosystem while connecting it to writing. By performing the writing
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This fun review activity is a great way to review the information that your students have learned about the colonization of Texas. Included in this product are teacher directions, tips for successful implementation, a few options for student
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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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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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