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This file gives step-by-step instructions for learning the major features for the main programs in Microsoft Office - Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. It is designed for the beginning or intermediate Office user. The screenshots are for Office 2007
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This series of Notebook lessons incorporates the Math Their Way concepts into a set of 12 separate Notebook lessons for each month from August 2016 to July 2017. (You will get free updates in July of every year.) Every lesson will include: • Month -
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This student PowerPoint art lesson first presents a biography of Joan Miró and includes slides of his work. Then step-by-step directions show students how to create their own version of Miro’s Figures and Dog in Front of the Sun. This lesson is one
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This student PowerPoint art lesson first presents a biography of Paul Cézanne and includes slides of his work. Then step-by-step directions show students how to create their own version of Cézanne’s Apples, Peaches, Pears, and Grapes. Several
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This student art lesson begins with a biography of the artist, Georges Seurat. It then gives step-by-step directions for a lesson on pointillism. The students will create their own version of The Seine at Le Grande Jatte, one of Seurat's most famous
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This student PowerPoint art lesson first presents a biography of Piet Mondrian and includes slides of his work. Then step-by-step directions show students how to create their own version of Mondrian’s Composition with Yellow. This lesson is one in a
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This handbook is designed to help parents assist their children with learning to read. It contains a parent letter asking for adult support at home with reading. It lists the Common Core expectations in a way that parents can more easily understand.
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This PowerPoint student art lesson first presents a biography of Georgia O’Keeffe and includes slides of her work. The step-by-step lesson in which students create their own version of O’Keeffe’s Oriental Poppies will take 2 days to present. This
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This student PowerPoint art lesson first presents a biography of Pierre-Auguste Renoir and includes slides of his work. Then step-by-step directions show students how to create their own version of Renoir’s Bouquet of Spring Flowers. This lesson is
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This PowerPoint student art lesson begins with a biography of Claude Monet. Then step-by-step directions are given for the students to make their own version of Monet’s The Water Lilies using tissue paper, starch, and water colors. This lesson is
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This handbook is designed to help parents assist their children with learning to read. It contains a parent letter asking for adult support at home with reading. It lists the Common Core expectations in a way that parents can more easily understand.
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This handbook is designed to help parents assist their children with learning math concepts. It contains a parent letter asking for adult support at home with math. It lists the Common Core expectations with specific examples of problems their
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Included in this folder are a SmartBoard presentation and PDF worksheets designed for the Next Gen science standards for first grade. Also included is a folder containing free NASA PDF masks of the eight planets. ESS1.A: The Universe and its
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This PowerPoint student art lesson first presents a biography of Maurits Cornelis Escher and includes slides of his work. Then step-by-step directions show students how to create their own version of Escher’s Drawing Hands. This lesson also includes
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This PowerPoint presents the computer terms that every child starting school needs to master (monitor, CPU, mouse, keyboard, DVD drive, printer, headphones, microphone, laptop computer, desktop computer). Each term is presented along with an
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There are 3 different versions of this lesson on the five senses available to purchase. You can teach children about the 5 senses by having them make hoe cakes (a Native American flatbread); gingerbread people, or gingerbread houses. They will
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The lesson on the five senses is available with 3 possible options to purchase. You can teach children about the 5 senses by having them make hoe cakes (a Native American flatbread); gingerbread people, or gingerbread houses. They will sample the
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This PowerPoint art lesson presents a biography of Vincent van Gogh. Then step-by-step directions are given for a student art lesson to create their own version of this masterpiece. This lesson is one in a series of nine lessons focusing on great
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Whether you call them word families or word lines, the groups of words containing the long vowel sounds are crucial for students to master in learning to read. Beginning readers learn to decode words by sounding them out (blending the sound-spelling
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Beginning readers learn to decode words by sounding them out (blending the sound-spelling patterns). Phonics instruction will find these PowerPoint lessons for the variant vowel sounds to be extremely beneficial in teaching reading. Each sound in a
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught all levels in elementary education for 35 years and instructional technology for 6 years. I started out teaching in Florida, moved to Washington State, and taught in the same district in California for my last 36 years. After retiring ten years ago, I did some consulting and taught educational technology classes for the Orange County Department of Education. I volunteer at my local elementary school and continue to make educational materials for friends in my old district and help them with writing grants.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I always believed in a student-centered classroom with lots of cooperative learning. I started using computers in the classroom about 1977 and never looked back. Technology became one of my strongest teaching tools.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Technology Staff Developer (TOSA); District Mentor in GATE, Kindergarten, Fine Arts, and Technology

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. In Social Science and Elementary Education from the University of Washington

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In the late 1960s there was a teacher shortage, and a small elementary school district sent recruiters out across the country to lure teachers to a town in sunny Southern California where they built eleven schools in just a few years. I joined a fabulous community where almost everyone was a brand new teacher, and we learned how to teach together. Back then the universities did not prepare you as well as they do today. We were able to start our careers back when having fun was an important part of the curriculum. Yes, we assessed regularly, but we didn't have the stress that testing places on the modern day classroom. We partied together in the seventies and retired together in the 21st century. We all have a lot of empathy for those of you teaching today. However, you are very fortunate to have a site like TeachersPay Teachers! We shared lesson plans across our district, and you are able to share globally.