Tess the Krafty Teacher

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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
*Best Seller*Teach students to define, distinguish between and compare mixtures and solutions in this hands on, engaging Science unit. This unit is FOCUSED on Mixtures and Solutions and assumes a background knowledge of Matter. This unit will work
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$5.00
518 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Introduce your students to the Scientific Method with these handouts, notebook pages, cards, and assessments. Students will be able to list the steps of the Scientific Method, put them in order and describe what to do in each step after using the
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Worksheets, Handouts, Printables
$5.00
139 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Keep students engaged this Spring! Go beyond a worksheet and dissolve PEEPS in this fun and engaging science lab experiment! Students work through the steps of the scientific method in this easy to execute activity. Great for short week surrounding
Subjects:
Science, Easter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.50
114 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Groups PostersCreate a bulletin board to remind your students the procedures of group work. Six posters one with each letter and the expectation that goes with that letter. There is also a small one page poster with the entire word and set of
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$3.00
76 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the Science standards for your grade level! It is also great for fitting science into reading and math curriculum as well. Sorted by field! Laminate for repeated use, use in
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
5th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
57 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Two Bad Ants by Chris Van AllsburgI just love Chris Van Allsburg and Two Bad Ants is no exception. I love using this book to teach Point of View and work on Visualizing and other skills. The story tells of two ants who decide to stay in a magical
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
89 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
BAM! is a fun and engaging way for students to practice words! It is my students favorite game! It's a great warm up for guided reading! Students will master those tricky vowel teams of AI, OA and EA!Place all the cards in a container so they can't
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Phonics
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Games, Literature Circles
$2.50
44 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the Science standards for your grade level! It is also great for fitting science into reading and math curriculum as well. Sorted by field! Laminate for repeated use, use in
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables
$2.00
71 ratings
3.9
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
STEM or Science Technology Engineering and Math are important in today's job market and it's our job as teachers to teach our students these skills. These posters help with recognizing STEM and the Engineering process in your classroom! Includes
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
GATE, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.75
45 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine Henry's Freedom Box is based on the true story of Henry "Box" Brown the slave who mailed himself to freedom! Great read-a-loud for Black History Month or during a unit on Underground Railroad, Civil War or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Minilessons, Printables
$3.50
42 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
What does a Scientist do? It's a GREAT question! This quick and easy bulletin board will look great in your Science Lab, room, or Science center and help to answer just that!Includes:Bulletin Board LettersBulletin Board Speech Bubble WordsColor
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
35 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
A fun, easy fill in the blank writing activity for Father's Day. This low prep to no prep activity can be used with a variety of ages! Questions that 1st, 2nd and 3rd can do independently and teacher or helper can write for PreK or K! Glue onto
Subjects:
English Language Arts
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$2.50
14 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Having trouble finding meaningful engaging activities for December? Read the book The Polar Express by Chris VanAllsburg and follow up with these standards based reader response activities. Designed to keep students engaged in academic activities up
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
39 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Teach inferences and more with one of Chris VanAllsburgs best books, The Stranger!Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favorite children's authors. His books are so good and the pictures are always amazing! One of my favorite books to read in the fall is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, RL.2.7, RL.3.1
$4.50
44 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van AllsburgI just love Chris Van Allsburg and The Widow's Broom is quite possibly my favorite. While it's PERFECT for around Halloween you can use it anytime. The story tells of a witch's broom which has lost it's power
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$4.50
41 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
A quick, fun little mother's day writing activity that includes, mom, grandma, aunt and special lady to cover ALL the bases! This low to no prep Mother's Day writing activity is sure to be a hit and is great for a last minute activity! Questions
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Teach your students, sequencing, cause and effect, opinion writing and review story elements with this fun and engaging reading response unit! Great for December! You students are sure to love the story of the dog Olive who hears a Christmas Carol
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.5, W.1.3
$4.00
62 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
This checklist is great for making sure you are covering and assessing all the Science standards for your grade level! It is also great for fitting science into reading and math curriculum as well. Sorted by Field. Laminate for repeated use, use in
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
41 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Great book on BullyingYour students will be able to start off the year identifying a bully a victim and a bystander after reading this book! I read Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes at the very beginning of the year to open a discussion on bullying
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Character Education, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.3, RL.2.5, RL.3.1
$2.00
39 ratings
4.0
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By Tess the Krafty Teacher
Inspire and Decorate!I love quotes! I also love using quotes in my classroom! This collection of inspirational quotes is sure to inspire the Disney lover and beyond. 10 decorative posters including quotes fromMulanCinderellaTangledFrozenPinocchioThe
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.50
23 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Reading Specialist/Lit Coach! Reading is my passion!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I LOVE teaching Reading!!!! I teach most of my Science and Social Studies through reading. I love Guided Reading and teaching phonics and word work! I also love utilizing technology in the classroom. I am an e-MINTS certified teacher which is using technology to enhance learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

District Award for utilizing technology in the classroom. STEAM award recipient for District.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri for general education. Southern Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri for degree program. Graduated May, 2001 Masters in Literacy American College of Education 2018

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Mom to 3 kids, Kaden, Blake, and Ava. Check out my blog - kraftyteacher.com

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