The Curious Catfish

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By The Curious Catfish
Balloons Over Broadway is the charming story of Tony Sarg and his upside-down puppets that have become Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade icons! Your students will fall in love with Melissa Sweet’s incredible picture book and you will love the lesson it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.75
1,064
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By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of Santa and one of his elves skillfully eluding the many traps that different children set for them! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.25
680
Digital Download PDF (9.96 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Rosie Revere Engineer is a delightful, inspirational tale about a girl who learns to overcome and even celebrate her failures. This is a great story to use in teaching your students the value of failure and perseverance! This philosophy will help
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Measurement, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.75
340
Digital Download PDF (11.71 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish is the enchanting holiday tale about children brainstorming and planning how to catch Santa and what they will do once they get their hands on him! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.75
166
Digital Download PDF (9.52 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of a savvy Leprechaun skillfully eluding the many traps that different children set for him! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, St. Patrick's Day, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.25
191
Digital Download PDF (8.54 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Look no further, the contents of this pack will fulfill all of your first grade homework wants, needs, and desires! The print and go Menus are low-prep for you, provide engaging, thought-provoking tasks for your students, and can be completed with
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Printables
$12.00
222
Digital Download ZIP (79.63 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This mini-unit contains several activities that will help you teach fact partitioning shapes or basic fractions. They are great supplements to use along side curriculum resources, during math centers, or as remediation/enrichment activities. All of
Subjects:
Math, Fractions, Geometry
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Centers, Assessment
CCSS:
1.G.A.3
$3.25
256
Digital Download PDF (2.48 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Iggy Peck Architect is the funny, charming tale of a young man with unconventional talents and interests. Few people appreciate his talents until a fateful field trip where his talent rescues his teacher and fellow students! This instant classic
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.75
216
Digital Download PDF (17.81 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Were you fooled into Snipe Hunting as a kid? It was a childhood right of passage to be tricked into running around the forest or field with your pillowcase making weird noises (to the delight of everyone else) in an attempt to catch that notorious
Subjects:
Science, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.75
63
Digital Download PDF (13.10 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of a savvy Easter Bunny skillfully eluding the many traps that different children set for him! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Easter, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.25
135
Digital Download PDF (27.68 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process while encouraging them to think outside of the box! They will also have the opportunity to write a How-To story based on their trap with the option to turn it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$2.75
236
Digital Download PDF (13.08 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Ada Twist Scientist is the charming tale of a curious girl named Ada. Her curiosity sets her on fact finding missions which result in experiments that lead to more questions and a bit of chaos! The following companion includes multiple ELA
Subjects:
English Language Arts, General Science, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.75
266
Digital Download PDF (9.91 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process while encouraging them to think outside of the box! They will also have the opportunity to write a How-To story based on their trap with the option to turn it
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$2.75
50
Digital Download PDF (14.15 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Three cheers for THE QUESTIONEERS!Do you love Rosie Revere, Iggy Peck, Ada Twist, Sofia Valdez, and Aaron Slater as much as I do? If so, this collection of resources is for you!These charming tales by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts bring young
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$19.00
$17.50
27
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By The Curious Catfish
This mini-unit contains several activities that will help you teach the commutative property of addition to your students. They are great supplements to use along side curriculum resources, during math centers, or as remediation/enrichment
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Interactive Notebooks, Centers, Assessment
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3
$3.25
195
Digital Download PDF (4.36 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds is a wonderful story about Rafael and Maya who learn to think outside of the box during the Going Places Contest! The book along with these activities will encourage your students to find inspiration in the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$3.75
67
Digital Download PDF (26.05 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Check out the ORIGINAL Room on the Broom book companion! This companion is jam packed with more than 25 activities including old favorites and new additions that will help you and your students explore this enchanting story to the fullest extent!
Subjects:
Math, Literature, Halloween
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Centers, Activities
$5.75
429
Digital Download PDF (15.36 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This exciting STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process while encouraging them to think outside of the box! CHALLENGE: Build a solar oven to bake a s'more. This STEM challenge includes: -Challenge Poster -Challenge
Subjects:
Cooking, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Activities
$2.00
130
Digital Download PDF (58.81 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Check out THE ORIGINAL book companion for Squirrel's New Years Resolution! Activities include: -2 word building worksheets where students use the words "new year" and "resolution" to build and list new words. -10 years (2012-2022) of flip flap
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, The New Year
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Centers, Activities, Printables
$4.75
239
Digital Download PDF (26.33 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of a playful monster eluding the many traps that a Ninja Master sets for him! The special holiday STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Centers
$3.25
35
Digital Download PDF (8.98 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught kindergarten and first grade for 11 years. Then became a kindergarten through 6th grade gifted teacher. Currently, I am serving my county as the Gifted Program Specialist, supervising and coordinating gifted services for more than 2,500 students!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Collaborative and student-led. I love creating engaging centers, games, and activities using the Common Core and Florida Standards. I believe in engaging all modalities to really cement a child's understanding! I'm very inspired by the Growth Mindset.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-2017 Clay County Teacher of the Year (Teacher of the year representing both my school and county) -Fishman Prize for Superlative Teaching Practice nominee -Two time Teacher of the year nominee -2018 Governors Shine Award -Florida Teacher LEAD Network Alumni

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated with a degree in Journalism from Indiana University. When I moved back to Florida I kind of fell into teaching through the back door and it's a perfect fit. Who knew?? I took Master's classes to complete my teaching certificate and have completed my National Board TakeOne portfolio.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

We need to nurture a culture of perseverance to show our students that ability is not fixed and failure isn't a permanent condition.

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