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By The Owl Teacher
Are you looking for an interactive way to teach water cycle activities? Look no further! This fun circle book covers the concepts of weather and the water cycle, such as precipitation, condensation, evaporation, and so much more! It makes a great
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
$3.25
722
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By The Owl Teacher
Engage students with this estimating area practice activity, where students design their own house by laying out furniture & then determine the area by counting squares & partial squares. Students will also answer critical thinking
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Critical Thinking
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Math Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.C.7, 3.MD.D.8, 4.MD.A.3
$5.25
764
Digital Download PDF (31.57 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Common Core wants students to write multiple paragraphs but before they can do that, they need to be able to write just one paragraph. This resource scaffolds your students through everything they need to start writing a paragraph! See the preview
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Printables, Google Apps
$3.25
555
Digital Download PDF (26.40 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
You need an easy but fun and educational tool for teaching about ecosystems. I've got just the resource you need! This craftivity comes with a reading comprehension passage to help your students explore ecosystems, as well as to practice main ideas
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Google Apps
$4.25
700
Digital Download PDF (8.09 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Everybody's favorite science fair or science class experiment is always a volcanic eruption, am I right? How fun are those experiments?! With this tabbed booklet, your class will get to do just that, along with learning a wealth of information about
Subjects:
Reading, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.5.3
$4.25
539
Digital Download PDF (8.38 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Are you in need of an engaging and authentic way to teach biomes and ecosystems? This scavenger hunt is exactly what you need! Give your students the opportunity to move around the classroom to find the different clues to answer the questions in
Subjects:
Reading, Earth Sciences, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.5.3
$5.25
480
Digital Download PDF (24.69 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Engage students with this planet and solar system circle book. This fun foldable covers the eight planets, the solar system and so much more! It makes a great visual and makes science interactive!Check out the preview for details!This Product
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Astronomy
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
$3.25
364
Digital Download PDF (35.13 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Kick off the year in your science class with this complete unit full of engaging lessons and experiments to teach about the scientific method! Your students will learn about what it means to be a scientist, what the different process skills are, and
Subjects:
Science, Basic Principles, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$7.50
463
Digital Download PDF (25.31 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
I'll let you in on a little secret: This unit is my #1 best-selling resource! Teachers all over have purchased this unit and taught it in their own classrooms with fabulous success--and that will be true for you, too! Don't miss out on such a rich,
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Science Centers
$7.50
543
Digital Download PDF (12.94 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
You have to teach about plants, but you don't even know where to begin. Don't even worry about it, because I've got you covered with this complete unit all about plants! You'll receive everything you need, including lesson plans, activities,
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Science Centers
$7.50
384
Digital Download PDF (20.22 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Are you looking for an exciting activity for your students for New Years? This flipbook will end your search! Encourage your students to reflect on the last year and then set a New Years resolution for the upcoming year! It's the perfect way to
Subjects:
Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$3.25
307
Digital Download PDF (9.06 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Teaching a unit on types of energy can be really fun, especially when you think of the great experiments you can do during a unit like this. Now imagine that someone has made it easier for you. Oh wait, I already have! These centers will be a fun
Subjects:
General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Science Centers
$4.25
385
Digital Download PDF (18.28 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
These task cards come with a fun twist: They're pictures! Have your students examine the earth processes in the pictures and determine the causes and effects of what the pictures show. There is a differentiated version, too! Practice science,
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Informational Text
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards, Science Centers
CCSS:
RI.3.3, RI.4.3, RI.4.5, RI.5.3, RI.5.5
$3.25
414
Digital Download PDF (42.91 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
This is an engaging way to review the various biomes or ecosystems of the world while creating an adorable mobile to hang in your classroom. It comes with three different options. Are you in need of an engaging and authentic way to review biomes
Subjects:
Science, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Science Centers
$3.25
259
Digital Download PDF (17.59 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Science Picture of the Day is a critical thinking activity where students practice analyzing, inferring, and observing real-life science in photographs. Targeted skills include making observations and growing scientific vocabulary. The goal is for
Subjects:
Science, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
CCSS:
RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, RI.6.1, SL.3.2, SL.3.4, SL.4.2, SL.4.4, SL.5.2, SL.5.4
$11.00
365
Digital Download ZIP (692.85 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
I know you have limited time, so that's why I create these resources--to help you have high quality, engaging, authentic lessons to teach! With the help of this unit plan, your class will learn all about vertebrates and invertebrates, including
Subjects:
Science, Biology, General Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Science Centers
$7.50
292
Digital Download PDF (11.60 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Help your students understand and create timelines with this engaging, interactive collection of timeline projects and activities.This resource is full of 12 different timeline variations that are sure to engage your students, while teaching them
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.25
252
Digital Download PDF (25.57 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Let me save you precious time and energy as you plan for your upcoming force and motion unit: This resource is already fully created and ready for your use! The lessons included cover all of the most important concepts within this topic, including
Subjects:
Physics, General Science, Physical Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Science Centers
$7.50
343
Digital Download PDF (15.28 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
Help your students explore ecosystems with this engaging ecosystems circle book! In this resource, you will find the option to create a circle book for one particular ecosystem or a circle book for multiple ecosystems and their characteristics.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Science Centers, Google Apps
$3.25
208
Digital Download PDF (32.33 MB)
By The Owl Teacher
There's more to teaching about time than just how to tell time. That's why I created this elapsed time unit--to give your students the opportunity to learn about this topic in authentic, hands-on ways! This unit is fully fleshed out with everything
Subjects:
Math, Measurement, Other (Math)
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Unit Plans, Activities
CCSS:
3.MD.A.1
$11.00
316
Digital Download PDF (22.32 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors in Science degree and an elementary education certificate. I am certified to teach K-8 Self-Contained and Middle School Science. I have taught ever since graduation, with experience in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and a 3rd/4th split. I have attended professional development workshops and had numerous trainings in reading workshop, writing workshop, math workshop, inquiry-based science, differentiation, STEM, positive discipline, and much more.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I utilize a lot of differentiated strategies along with the workshop model in reading, writing, math, and sometimes science. I love more hands-on activities that are related to a real-life application for students to explore. I'm not a huge fan of worksheets, but do use them occasionally.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have repeatedly had the Dean's list in college. I don't work for a district that has a Teacher of the Year. I hope to someday earn outstanding recognition. I'm always striving to be the best teacher possible!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

When I was younger I struggled with money concepts and reading. I remember being pulled out into a separate room and how I felt. I hated reading and because of that, I strive to have no student in my class hate reading. I now love to read... I had that one special teacher!

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

My motto is, "Take back your weekends, without sacrificing quality teaching." This motto to me is very near and dear to my heart. When I first started teaching in 2004, it seemed I worked and worked. I went into the classroom early and left late. I went in on Saturdays and sometimes Sundays. I can think of countless times that I sat in the evening hours watching prime time TV while working on teaching things. I did this for years. As you can imagine it wasn't because I was a workaholic. It wasn't because I was avoiding my family. It was because I was so dedicated as a teacher to produce lessons that were of high quality, rigor, and engagement. I wasn't satisfied with boring worksheets that came with the textbooks. I wanted my students to get up and get active - I wanted them to be passionate about learning! The problem was, it got tiring. Curriculum was always changing or I was always moving to another grade level. I was getting burned out pretty fast. My family wasn't exactly thrilled that they didn't see me much either. That really isn't a way to live - but yet so many teachers do it - even veteran teachers. That's why my motto as a teacher, as a blogger, as a teachers pay teachers seller - is all about saving teachers time. When I write my blog posts, they are always with the overworked teacher in mind. How can I help teachers in their classrooms and save them time? I want to make sure that each teacher is able to trust that my resources - free or paid- will be of quality so they can enjoy their weekends and do the things they love! I don't want to see any teacher become burned out on their job... Teaching should be about creating passion in students - helping students. Not missing out on life. That is why I do all of this here... Because I want teachers to take back their weekends, without sacrificing quality teaching! :)

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