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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Beginning multiplication by investigating equal groups and playing around with array models.In this 46 page resource, your students will skip count using puzzles. While they skip count, they will investigate equal groups with a math center that has
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3
$7.00
129 ratings
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Summarizing skills are made easy with this mini unit that focuses on strengthening this difficult, yet important reading comprehension skill. This pack has two components, first 64 pages of summary activities that help students practice summarizing
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Writing, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Minilessons, Printables
CCSS:
RL.4.2, RL.5.2, RI.3.2, RI.4.2, RI.5.2
$7.00
102 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Introduce matter to your early elementary students by exploring solids, liquids and gases. Start the unit with a powerpoint presentation that includes an interactive game. Your students will be busy with a phases of matter science center game. They
Subjects:
Science, Chemistry, Physical Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Activities, Printables
$7.00
103 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Winter and Christmas writing prompts that incorporate writing with a little holiday cheer! This resource includes five no-prep craftivities that help students practice fine motor and writing skills.CHRISTMAS TREE Craftivity-Students practice cutting
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
74 ratings
4.0
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Duration: 05:32
By The Blue Brain Teacher
Fine motor skills to practice in a small group with your preschoolers! Preschoolers not only learn how to play bingo but work on their fine motor skills as well. Your student will trace various fine motor lines - great practice for handwriting!6
Subjects:
Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables, Games, Task Cards
$6.00
66 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
This 41-page pack is great on its own or to supplement your Winter Games unit. Download the preview. What you will get: Page 3: Winter Games KWL Chart Page 4: Sight words: the, to, of, you, and, a, in, is Page 5: Sight words: like, there, what,
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Word Walls, Printables
$6.19
38 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Summer packet - Kindergarten Readiness! Tons of activities to get ready for kindergarten. Page 4: Alphabet linking chart Page 5: student draws a self-portraits. Make sure to note if portrait is developmentally appropriate. Page 6: capital letter
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Numbers, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$6.00
48 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Scissor skills practice for preschool and kindergarten. Ten pages of puzzle style practice where students cut out shapes and match it to the image and glue it down. Five beginner scissor paths for students to cut between the lines and 5 scissor
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
If you are trying to improve your students visual processing skills it is best to work with them one on one but this product works equally well in a center. As your students complete each puzzle, they will be working on the following skills.Visual
Subjects:
Special Education, Early Intervention
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.00
58 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Common Core Kindergarten Math has everything you need for a successful year. Students will think mathematically, communicate their thinking and justify their reasoning while continuing to develop an understanding for how math works.All of the
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$10.00
70 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
A total of 16 math, literacy and fine motor activities for your preschool / kindergarten students. All activities are differentiated for different skill levels. Your students are sure to enjoy this unit this winter while they measure, sort and
Subjects:
Math, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Math Centers
$7.00
19 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Looking for grade 1 resources that have a winter theme? Then look no further! Winter Math & Literacy Aligned for Common Core Grade 1 48 Pages of Activities plus 2 Bonus Center Worksheets Literacy Worksheets/Possible Center Winter Sentence
Subjects:
Reading, Math
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$7.00
30 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
These sheets are great for fine motor practice, one to one correspondence and letter formation. Add them to your literacy or art center.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Handwriting, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
CVC word families: Student will identify, read, and write CVC words. There is also a great center activity for the student to color, cut, and staple letters to form CVC words. Each word family activity page has a section where student colors in
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$4.00
67 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Can you believe it is almost the 100th day of school! Time sure does fly! The supportive documents in this resource will help you plan a week or a day of celebrations with TWENTY TWO 100 days of school stations!Choose the stations that are no prep
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
16 ratings
3.9
Video & Supporting Document
Duration: 03:41
By The Blue Brain Teacher
Back to school activities your student is going to love. Many partner, group and individual activities are included. They will practice school tool rules and even create a mini book on how not to treat a book (they love doing the interactive
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
35 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
PLANTS: PLANT LIFE CYCLE: SEEDS Includes many Plants posters, plants reader, interactive plants printables! This plants unit contains everything you need to make an amazing plants science unit. Please download the preview to see each page and how
Subjects:
Science, Biology, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$7.00
39 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Groundhog Day for Kindergarten teachers! Are you looking for a fun way to practice color words? You can easily use this packet well into Valentine's Day because the Groundhog is holding a heart. Included is a center activity where your student will
Subjects:
Reading, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.50
52 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Great set of images and alphabet for your students to use q-tip painting. Perfect to improve fine motor, hand-eye coordination, and one-to-one correspondence.
Subjects:
Special Education, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By The Blue Brain Teacher
Beginning division by understanding partitive and measurement division as well as the best strategies to use such as the fair-share strategy and count-by (skip counting method). In this introductory division lesson, students will understand what
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Word Problems
Grades:
3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
3.OA.A.1, 3.OA.A.3, 3.OA.A.4, 3.OA.B.5
$4.55
13 ratings
3.9
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003-2005 Educational Therapist 2005-2010 Curriculum Advisor / Coordinator of an IB School 2007-CURRENT Homeschool/Afterschool

MY TEACHING STYLE

In 2003, I graduated from SUNY Brockport with a dual degree in English and a Secondary Education. Upon graduation, I worked at a private learning center under the direction of an Educational Therapist/Psychologist and learned a lot about how the brain rewires itself and is continually changing. It is there that I decided to get training in Balametrics, different methods of cognitive skills training and became proficient in administering Brigance Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills, Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and the Detroit Test of Learning Aptitude. I enjoyed testing and preparing a personalized learning plan for the students that I tutored 1:1. The work I do, the resources I create rely heavily on a brain-based approach.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Google Certified Educator Flipped Learning Certification with Jonathan Bergmann

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Google Certified Educator Flipped Classroom Certification Montessori Teacher Certification Right Brain Kids Certification Educational Therapy (DTLA, Brigance, Peabody Picture Vocabulary) BS in Secondary Education (English) Languages: English, Turkish, Arabic

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

The educational landscape is changing. We are moving away from what most of us knew as the traditional classroom and moving into a more digitally enhanced learning environment. The role of teachers is changing from the ones with the knowledge and information to the one who plans and facilitates learning opportunities. This takes a different skill than what was expected of teachers before. My mission is supporting educators to help their students thrive. By integrating meaningful technology, problem-based learning, and implementing differentiating/personalized learning strategies, I help students gain the confidence to succeed in learning and life. Read More...

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