The Peanut Gallery

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By The Peanut Gallery
{Fiction Book Report; Fiction Book Project} Inspire creativity and imagination in your students with this delicious fiction book report! Students will be creating their own foods as a vehicle for their book project. The unit includes: 1.
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Handouts
$4.00
499
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By The Peanut Gallery
{Map Skills; Map Activities; Five Themes of Geography} This bundle includes four of my resources for your unit on map skills and the five themes of geography at a discounted rate. ★ You may also want to check out my "Less Mess" Map Skills and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
$9.00
316
Digital Download PDF (5.31 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
(Figurative Language Interactive Notebook; Figurative Language Interactive Activities) My “Less Mess” Figurative Language Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They are perfect
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Poetry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Printables
$7.00
355
Digital Download PDF (9.90 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
(Comic Strips; Creating Comic Strips; Comics) Students LOVE to create their own comic strips and don't consider it "work" (even though they are secretly practicing skills...SHHH!) Eight different comic strip templates are included. Some of the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.50
233
Digital Download PDF (1.22 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
This activity is designed to get students looking through their social studies textbooks when they first receive them. It's a great activity to use when you distribute books. Students must identify such things as: title of book, table of contents,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.25
195
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
The first days back from winter break in January can be rough on kids. Getting back into a routine in the New Year is not easy…especially when all the students want to do is talk about their break! Why not give them an opportunity to do just that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$5.00
267
Digital Download PDF (3.97 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
This pack features four word search puzzles focusing on figurative language. Students must use the clues provided to find words in the puzzle involving similes, onomatopoeia, idioms, and alliteration. Answer keys are provided. Please view the
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
205
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
(Social Studies Interactive Notebook; Social Studies Interactive Activities) My “Less Mess” Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They are perfect for teachers
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$12.00
255
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By The Peanut Gallery
Here are two "no prep" practice pages for your students to test their understanding of primary and secondary sources. Each page contains ten examples. Students must read each example and identify it as a primary or secondary source. Students can
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$1.50
209
Digital Download PDF (0.79 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
My “Less Mess” Study Skills Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They are perfect for teachers who may have their students for just one short period per day but still need to
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Study Skills, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Graphic Organizers
$8.50
155
Digital Download PDF (14.38 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
(Text Evidence; Common Core Posters, Evidence from Text) Remind students to prove their answers with these evidence-based terms posters for Common Core on display. Each poster has a term as well as a sample sentence. Included posters are: 1.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.50
198
Digital Download PDF (3.35 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
Recognizing abstract nouns is ESSENTIAL for TRUE UNDERSTANDING of nouns. These are the kind that always confuse students! This abstract noun activity provides an opportunity for students to use their creativity and imagination while learning about
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
191
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By The Peanut Gallery
{Key Words: Geography; Themes of Geography; Five Themes of Geography; Movement; Region; Human Environment Interaction; Location; Place} Sometimes all it takes is something comical, silly, or colorful for students to remember a concept. These
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$2.25
155
Digital Download PDF (1.62 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
{Key Words; Civilization; Features of Civilizations}This resource includes several activities to complete your ancient history unit on the features of civilizations (cities, organized government, social classes, job specialization, public works, art
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
129
Digital Download PDF (2.33 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
{Map Skills Interactive Notebook; Maps Interactive Notebook; Geography Interactive Notebook} My “Less Mess” Map Skills and Geography Interactive Notebook Activities allow for two simple steps: cut around the border and glue it in. That’s it! They
Subjects:
Geography, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$13.00
149
Digital Download PDF (16.99 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
(Idioms, Idiom Activities; Literal Idioms) Your students will be "on cloud nine" with this literal idiom art activity.The pages included are: 1. Direction sheet 2. Girl Idiom Art Sheet 3. Boy Idiom Art Sheet 4. Two sample pages 5. Idiom List for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
182
Digital Download PDF (1.40 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
{Mesopotamia; Mesopotamia unit; Mesopotamia Web Search; Fertile Crescent Web Search; Mesopotamia Webquest; Fertile Crescent Webquest} Your students will enjoy being "web detectives" with this web scavenger hunt activity on Ancient Mesopotamia.
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Webquests
$1.50
98
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
{Social Studies Interactive Notebook; Map Skills Interactive Notebook; Geography Interactive Notebook}This World Bundle features my popular "Less Mess" Social Studies Interactive Notebook Activities and "Less Mess" Map Skills and Geography
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Geography
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Interactive Notebooks
$19.00
115
Digital Download ZIP (33.17 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
Add some color and creativity to teaching plot by having students "climb Plot Mountain." This set features graphic organizers and posters for teaching plot/plot lines in your classroom. PLEASE NOTE: Both this resource and my PLOT PUZZLE are sold
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$4.25
129
Digital Download PDF (2.49 MB)
By The Peanut Gallery
Give your students a chance to delve into the poetry books housed in your classroom (or borrowed from your school library) with this poetry scavenger hunt activity. Students search for poems based on directions given (for example, "Find a poem that
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Poetry
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
165
Digital Download PDF (0.73 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for many years in both the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh areas and still love it! Over the course of my career, I have taught several grade levels. I am currently teaching fifth grade and truly enjoy it. I love the sense of humor children have, and I feel so grateful that I can spend every day with them!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe that children learn best when they are having fun. Lessons should never be monotonous; they need to be visually appealing, challenging, and motivating. I strive to keep my students engaged! Creativity and a sense of humor are integral parts of my teaching style. I also enjoy incorporating art and music into my lessons when possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Although I have received honors/awards from both my university and school district, my greatest honor is hearing former students (many of whom are now adults) tell me I made a difference in their lives or inspired them. Some have even returned to tell me they want to become (or have become) teachers because of me. I can't think of anything better!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I am constantly learning and growing as an educator. In addition to my own graduate and postgraduate studies, I am always looking for new professional development opportunities.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love sports, movies, music, and dance! I also love spending time with my family (especially camping and/or hiking). I hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy creating them for TpT!

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