Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay

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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►This 50 question math pre-assessment is based on the grade 4 and 5 curriculum expectations from the Ontario Curriculum (2005 VERSION ONLY). Think of it like a KWL for math. You will find out what the students know and need to learn. ►You can use
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th
Types:
Assessment
$5.00
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Want to help students learn about the internal forces of tension, torsion, shear and compression and the external forces of gravity and wind? These Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology centres were created to engage students in learning about
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Engineering
Grades:
5th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►PRINTABLE PDF AND EDITABLE POWERPOINT TEACHER SURVIVAL KIT: This is a great gift to give a student teacher or colleague at Back to School time! ►Collect the items listed on the label, put them in a cute container, print and attach the label, and
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, Staff
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.00
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
BE READY FOR ANY FORMAT OF TEACHING! These HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES will engage combined grades students in learning about GRADE 5 FORCES ACTING ON STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS AND GRADE 6 FLIGHTINCLUDED IN THIS
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
$63.93
$44.75
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Need easy to use materials to engage your students in learning about GRADE 2 MOVEMENT AND SIMPLE MACHINES? This resource is just what you have been looking for! ***SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 some links were redirecting to the wrong sites. Please click on the
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
56
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Need an easy to use resource to engage students in learning about GRADE 6 SPACE❓★This resource includes INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES.★Can be completed INDEPENDENTLY OR IN SMALL GROUPS★CAN BE USED FOR WHOLE CLASS INSTUCTION IF
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
52
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►⭐FULL YEAR BUNDLE! All of the resources you need to introduce, engage and assess your students when teaching the GRADE 6 topics SPACE, BIODIVERSITY, FLIGHT and ELECTRICITY!INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE:►INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$128.87
$87.50
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Need an easy to use resource to engage your students in learning about GRADE 5 PROPERTIES OF AND CHANGES IN MATTER?★INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES.★Students record their findings on the FULL OR HALF SIZED student booklets
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
40
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Using Math Chat speech bubble starters help with accountable talk and can get your hesitant students talking about what they are learning in math. ►Using communication in the classroom to represent, explain, justify, agree, and disagree affects the
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
GATE, Printables, Posters
$3.00
64
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Need an easy to use resource to engage your students in learning about Grade 6 FLIGHT❓★ INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES.★Students record their findings on the FULL OR HALF SIZED student booklets included.★This product does
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
43
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►ILLUSTRATED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY VOCABULARY/CONCEPT cards help you pre-teach, review and consolidate terminology related to Grade 3 STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES.►The use of a word wall in a classroom can be a highly effective teaching strategy to
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.99
45
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Need an easy to implement resource to engage your students in learning about GRADE 3 FORCES CAUSING MOVEMENT? This resource has you covered!⚠️ABOUT THIS RESOURCE:►INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES★CAN BE COMPLETED INDEPENDENTLY,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$9.99
45
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
FULL YEAR BUNDLE! Perfect for your GRADE 3 ONTARIO CURRICULUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES. Includes resources for Soils in the Environment, Growth and Changes in Plants, Strong and Stable Structures and Forces Causing Movement.INCLUDED IN THIS
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$119.88
$87.50
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
FULL YEAR BUNDLE! Perfect for your GRADE 5 ONTARIO CURRICULUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM! Includes resources for Human Organ Systems, Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms, Properties and Characteristics of Matter and Conservation of
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$119.88
$87.50
46
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Do you need an engaging resource to help your students learn about GRADE 5 CONSERVATION OF ENERGY❓►TEACHING YOUR SCIENCE IN FRENCH? YOU CAN PURCHASE A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS RESOURCE: HERE⚠️PLEASE CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW OF THE ENTIRE RESOURCE
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Environment
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
43
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►The Ontario Curriculum assesses and evaluates students based on 4 levels of achievement. This set of 4 EDITABLE posters explains to students and parents, in child friendly language, what each level means. ►NOW INCLUDES EDITABLE PAGES EN
Subjects:
French, For All Subject Areas, en Français
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Posters
$3.00
54
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
BE READY FOR ANY FORMAT OF TEACHING! These HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES will engage combined grades students in learning about GRADE 5 CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND GRADE 6 ELECTRICITY??? ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR PROGRAM IN
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Printables, Science Centers, Google Apps
$63.93
$44.75
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Do you need an engaging resource to help your students learn about GRADE 4 HABITATS AND COMMUNITIES?★These centres include INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES★Students record their findings on the FULL OR HALF SIZED student booklets
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
29
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Need an engaging resource to help your students students learn about GRADE 6 ELECTRICITY?►TEACHING YOUR SCIENCE IN FRENCH? YOU CAN PURCHASE A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS RESOURCE: HERE.★ INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES.★Students
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
40
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
This Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology resource was created to engage students in learning about the GRADE 6 Ontario Science and Technology topic BIODIVERSITY.★INQUIRY, INVESTIGATIONS, EXPERIMENTS and ACTIVITIES.★Students record their
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
38
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Sidney McKay and I have been a teacher and instructional leader for 29 years with the Toronto District School Board. I hold specialist qualifications in Special Education (including Gifted) and Science (P/J). I am a published author of a well known Hands-On Science program and have authored and taught all three parts of the Science in P/J specialist course AQ courses. If you have any questions or are looking for suggestions for materials for your program (e.g. where do I find streak plates?) please feel to free to use the ASK A QUESTION button, or email me at teachingisagift@outlook.com.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Hands-on/Interactive/Use of technology

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Math, Science and Technology Nominated for Premier's Award in Education.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education, Specialist Qualifications in Special Education (Gifted, Slow Learner, Behavioural), Specialist Qualifications in Primary/Junior Science and Technology Education, Principals Qualifications Parts 1 and 2, Primary, Junior and Intermediate Qualifications

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Published author and public speaker

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