Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay

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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
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
►This 50 question math pre-assessment is based on the grade 4 and 5 curriculum expectations from the Ontario Curriculum. Think of it like a KWL for math. You will find out what the students know and need to learn. ►You can use this
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
5th
Types:
Assessment
$5.00
79 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Teaching a combined grade and need an engaging way to to meet the needs of ALL your students? COMBINED (Split) GRADES HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES were created to engage students in learning about GRADE 5 FORCES ACTING ON
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$29.96
$23.97
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES created to engage students in learning about GRADE 2 MOVEMENT. ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋ These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing Science and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
40 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►EDITABLE 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 you are ready to go!
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
24 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES engage students in learning about GRADE 6 SPACE. ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing Science and Technology Program.
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
41 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage students in learning about GRADE 5 PROPERTIES OF AND CHANGES IN MATTER. ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
29 ratings
3.9
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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
$3.99
63 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
COMBINED (Split) GRADES HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTRES created to engage students in learning about GRADES 5/6 CONSERVATION OF ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY. ??? ARE YOU TEACHING YOUR PROGRAM IN FRENCH? YOU CAN FIND A TRANSLATED
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$29.96
$23.97
53 ratings
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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
Subjects:
Science, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Word Walls, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$4.99
37 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
FULL YEAR BUNDLE! Perfect for your GRADE 6 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CLASSES! ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing Science and Technology Program. ☛Please read the PRODUCT DESCRIPTION,
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$84.92
$55.00
54 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage students in learning about GRADE 3 FORCES CAUSING MOVEMENT.**You must have JAVA/FLASH enabled technology for the Let's Explore! centre to function properly.**✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$9.99
37 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES engage students in learning about Grade 6 FLIGHT.✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing Science and Technology Program.
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
35 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage students in learning about GRADE 5 CONSERVATION OF ENERGY.►TEACHING YOUR SCIENCE IN FRENCH? YOU CAN PURCHASE A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS RESOURCE: HERE.✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, Environment
Grades:
5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
36 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage combined grades 5/6 students in learning about GRADE 5 PROPERTIES OF AND CHANGES IN MATTER AND GRADE 6 SPACE ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR CLASSROOM ? ✋ These
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$30.00
$23.97
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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
$3.50
49 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage students in learning about GRADE 6 ELECTRICITY.►TEACHING YOUR SCIENCE IN FRENCH? YOU CAN PURCHASE A TRANSLATED VERSION OF THIS RESOURCE: HERE.✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science, Engineering
Grades:
6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$9.99
33 ratings
3.9
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology Centres created to engage students in learning about GRADE 4 LIGHT AND SOUND. ✋ARE SCIENCE CENTRES RIGHT FOR YOUR CLASSROOM?✋ These CENTRES make a FANTASTIC addition to your existing Science and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
4th
Types:
Activities, Science Centers
$9.99
32 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ONTARIO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTRES engage students in learning about Grades 5/6 Human Organ Systems and Biodiversity ►Perfect for COMBINED/SPLIT GRADES! →INCLUDES CENTRES AND ILLUSTRATED WORD WALLS FOR BOTH GRADES ✋ARE
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Science Centers
$29.96
$23.97
35 ratings
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By Teaching Is A Gift by Sidney McKay
►A great BACK TO SCHOOL ACTIVITY to get to know your students and build rapport and community! ►Print the colourful questions, laminate them and use them as headings for chart paper on the first day of school. Students post their answers on each
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Posters, Task Cards
$3.00
37 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

My name is Sidney McKay and I have been a teacher and instructional leader for 28 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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