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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$3.75
726
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
562
Digital Download PDF (9.96 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.75
405
Digital Download PDF (15.36 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$3.75
287
Digital Download PDF (11.71 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
1.G.A.3
$3.25
224
Digital Download PDF (2.48 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, Science, General Science
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
222
Digital Download PDF (9.91 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
184
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.75
146
Digital Download PDF (13.08 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$4.75
225
Digital Download PDF (26.33 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Homework, Printables
$12.00
207
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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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
142
Digital Download PDF (8.54 MB)
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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
1.OA.B.3
$3.25
171
Digital Download PDF (4.36 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
With STEM/STEAM/STREAM taking off in primary classrooms across the country, Tinkering Trays, STEM boxes (sticks, bins, and bags), Makerspaces and the like are growing in popularity as teachers ask themselves "How can I integrate STEM into my
Subjects:
Science, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Science Centers
$4.25
196
Digital Download PDF (53.46 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
137
Digital Download PDF (9.52 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:
Science, Cooking, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
110
Digital Download PDF (58.81 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This pack provides cross-curricular activities based on the study of hermit crabs. Whether you are exploring hermit crabs with your students or considering adopting one as a class pet, you'll find a plethora of science, reading, writing and math
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Thematic Unit Plans, Activities
$5.75
82
Digital Download PDF (11.37 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
97
Digital Download PDF (27.68 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This mini-unit contains several activities that will help you teach doubles and near doubles to your students. They are great supplements to use along side curriculum resources, during math centers, or as remediation/enrichment activities. All of
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6
$3.50
73
Digital Download PDF (9.25 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Look no further, the contents of this pack will fulfill all of your kindergarten 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:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Homework, Printables
$12.00
92
Digital Download ZIP (38.61 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
This mini-unit contains several activities that will help you teach the associative property of addition. They are great supplements to use along side curriculum resources, during math centers, or as remediation/enrichment activities. All of the
Subjects:
Math, Algebra, Basic Operations
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Math Centers, Interactive Notebooks
CCSS:
1.OA.A.2, 1.OA.B.3
$3.25
65
Digital Download PDF (4.72 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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