Teaching Tam

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By Teaching Tam
Looking for a fun activity to keep your fourth graders busy? The 4-4-4-4 Design Challenge is the perfect thing. It challenges students to come up with a unique design using the provided materials – all within 20 minutes. This activity is a great way
Subjects:
Math, Science, Other (Arts)
Grades:
4th
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
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By Teaching Tam
Second graders take on the challenge of designing a rain gauge to measure precipitation. This activity is a step-by-step plan to design a rain gauge. Students will need to explain what they will use to create it, how precipitation will be measured
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Minilessons
$2.50
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By Teaching Tam
This project is a fantastic way to practice research and presentation skills. Students are tasked to create a PowerPoint presentation that includes facts about Canada's physical features, resources, environmental concerns, government, role in the
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons
$2.50
2
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By Teaching Tam
Students will use their knowledge and understanding of ecosystems to design a hat that models abiotic and biotic elements of a specified ecosystem. Product includes Energy in Ecosystems PowerPoint PresentationMaterials listClass time
Subjects:
Science, Other (Arts), General Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
$9.00
1
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By Teaching Tam
Students will use math, science, art, communication and problem solving skills to create and test gluten-free, vegan cupcake recipes. They will learn how to read, follow and alter a recipe, measure ingredients, collaborate with their team and work
Subjects:
Math, Science, Cooking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Minilessons
$7.00
1
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By Teaching Tam
Students will use their knowledge and understanding of animals' physical and structural adaptations to design a costume that models a specified physical and structural adaptation. Product includes Amazing Animals Adaptations PowerPoint
Subjects:
Math, Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets
$9.00
1
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By Teaching Tam
Forget the Big Bad Wolf – now the Three Litte Pigs need to worry about the Big Bad Weather! The Three Little Pigs have moved to Columbus, Ohio! They need safe, comfortable homes that will protect them from the BIG BAD WEATHER — high winds, heavy
Subjects:
Applied Math, Earth Sciences, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.D.10, RL.2.2
$5.00
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By Teaching Tam
The world’s soils are deteriorating rapidly due to soil erosion, nutrient depletion and other threats. The only way to reverse this trend is to develop sustainable practices and technologies.This sounds like a job for the 3rd Grade Spectacular STEM
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Laboratory, Minilessons
$7.00
Digital Download ZIP (5.19 MB)
By Teaching Tam
Looking for a fun activity to keep your second graders busy? The 2-2-2-2 Design Challenge is the perfect thing. It challenges students to come up with a unique design using the provided materials – all within 20 minutes.This activity is a great way
Subjects:
Math, Science, Other (Arts)
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Fun Stuff, Minilessons
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.41 MB)
By Teaching Tam
Students will use the concepts of force and motion to design and build a noisemaker.Product includesForce and Motion PowerPoint presentationMaterials listClass time recommendationsMini-lessonClass copies of Great Noisemakers design planning
Subjects:
Science, Physical Science
Grades:
1st
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
$5.00
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By Teaching Tam
Looking for a super bulletin board idea? This project is so fun because it brings the teacher and students together to make a fun superhero-themed bulletin board for the classroom using well-known superhero quotes and student created symbols.In this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Arts, Back to School
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
L.4.5, W.4.3d
$5.00
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By Teaching Tam
NOW = Number of the Week WOW = Work on Work The NOW WOW is a fun way to have students practice fundamental language arts and math skills in class or as homework. Students will receive a list of tasks numbered 0-9 and a NOW WOW record sheet. The idea
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Homework
CCSS:
RF.4.3, RF.4.4, RF.4.4a, L.4.2d, L.4.6
$3.00
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By Teaching Tam
Students will conduct an experiment to create and observe a chemical reaction.Product includesBig Chemical Reactions PowerPoint PresentationMaterials listClass time recommendationsMini-lessonClass Copies of Big Chemical Reactions worksheetTeacher's
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
4th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Worksheets, Minilessons
$7.00
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By Teaching Tam
Decimals Dance is a song and dance used to practice decimal place values. These lyrics are to the tune of "The time warp". Some simple dance moves make it even more fun- a jump to the left or right, waving arms all around. Have the students make up
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have more than 23 years of experience teaching in the classroom, and each one of them has been about making connections with students and finding out what inspires them to learn.

Outside the classroom, I tutor students in 2nd -6th grade in reading, math, science and social studies, as well as run extra-curricular programs for STEAM projects.

In addition to teaching, I have written an Integrated Judaics/STEAM curriculum (grades 1-6) for the Columbus Torah Academy in Columbus, Ohio. This has been such a passion project for me and is what inspired me to open my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Now I'm working on an experiential learning program for a fitness and wellness studio.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I always tell my students that learning is a practice, not a perfect. Some things may come easily, other things may be challenging.

I believe an educator's purpose is to help each learner find his or her path. Everything we introduce to our classrooms should encourage each student to strive toward reaching goals, discovering ideas, applying knowledge, and bettering the world.

I follow what I call "teachable moments." I alter plans to fit the interests of the students and class, weaving curriculum standards into day-to-day events. This has allowed me to focus on creating practical applications for what my students are learning. I always ask myself, "How are my students going to use this knowledge now? How will they use it in the future?" In my classroom, no work is "busy work."

My love is experiential learning with my teaching philosophy and style rooted in Progressivism and Reconstructivism. I encourage students to try new things - to learn new things - and know that making mistakes is part of the process. Learning is a continual practice. We can always discover new things and improve on what we already know and have mastered.

“Each of us is unique. We have skills and talents that are possessed by no one else.” (Rabbi Eliezer Sneiderman)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

My journey toward becoming a teacher began at Penn State University, where I graduated with honors with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I then went on to complete graduate studies in Organization, Planning and management of Education systems at the University of Reading - Reading UK.

Additional Education & Training:
✓ PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports training
✓ Lucy Calkins Units of Study: Reading Curriculum
✓ Collins Writing Program
✓ Differentiated Instruction and Assessment training
✓ STEM Education training
✓ Daily 5 training

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