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, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.75
979
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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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
666
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
326
Digital Download PDF (11.71 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
175
Digital Download PDF (8.54 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.75
218
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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
246
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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
203
Digital Download PDF (17.81 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
124
Digital Download PDF (27.68 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
161
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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, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.75
57
Digital Download PDF (26.05 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, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$19.00
$17.50
21
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By The Curious Catfish
Ten months before the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair architects and engineers were clamoring for the chance to design a star attraction to rival the French Eiffel Tower. A daring engineer named George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. overcomes obstacles
Subjects:
Physics, Engineering, Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$3.75
63
Digital Download PDF (20.18 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
44
Digital Download PDF (13.10 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, Cooperative Learning, Activities
$2.00
124
Digital Download PDF (58.81 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.75
49
Digital Download PDF (14.15 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, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
29
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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:
Critical Thinking, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Task Cards, Science Centers, Activities
$4.25
204
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By The Curious Catfish
This resources is also available in my STEM in Sports unit! This exciting STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process while encouraging them to think outside of the box! CHALLENGE: Construct a working goal post for a paper
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Science, Engineering
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.00
54
Digital Download PDF (13.02 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
Salt in His Shoes is the inspiring story of Michael Jordan as told by his mother and sister. With the support of Michael’s family he learned that patience, determination, and hard-work are the most important ingredients in the making of a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Science
Grades:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.75
32
Digital Download PDF (13.68 MB)
By The Curious Catfish
How to Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton is the whimsical tale of the Tooth Fairy skillfully eluding the many traps that different children set! The special STEM challenge will engage your students in the engineering process,
Subjects:
Science, Easter, Engineering
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$3.25
30
Digital Download PDF (14.17 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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