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By The Teacher Next Door
These Figurative Language Posters are a great way for you to introduce different types of figurative language and can also be displayed in the classroom and used as a reference for your students. There is a poster for each type of figurative
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters
FREE
289
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 32 task cards focus on idioms related to school. They are perfect for Back to School but can be used throughout the year. These cards work well for all students whether they are English speakers or ESL students. Each card has a common idiom
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies, Back to School
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
FREE
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By The Teacher Next Door
The handouts here are taken directly from my blog and I hope you find them to be helpful. I have included my three principles for report cards, as well as 100 report card comments that will help you complete your report cards with confidence. I've
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Teacher Manuals, Handouts, Professional Documents
FREE
189
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By The Teacher Next Door
This print and digital packet has everything you need to organize a Parent-Teacher Conference. All of the forms are editable in PowerPoint and Google Slides and will help teachers prepare for important parent-teacher meeting times!Specifically, it
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Handouts, Professional Documents, For Parents
FREE
218
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By The Teacher Next Door
Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Literature
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts
FREE
178
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Morning Work Freebie for 5th graders is a print and digital (Google Slides™ for Google Classroom™) sample of ten days plus keys, taken from my comprehensive year long unit. The Morning Work pages selected are a representative set, selected from
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subjects
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
FREE
80
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By The Teacher Next Door
This three page sample (plus a key, record sheet, and teacher notes) is from my complete set of 40 Brain Teasers for Transitions. The brain teasers are higher level thinking activities that are perfect for any type of transition time, when you have
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
FREE
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Kindness Freebie is a month long unit taken from my Entire Year: Character Education Kit. I love using these materials because it allows you to directly teach important character traits in an active, motivating format. This resource focuses on
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Google Apps
FREE
77
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Holidays Around the World for Older Kids: Italy Freebie comes in both PRINT and DIGITAL and is a great way to integrate reading strategies and social studies concepts while learning about another country's traditions during the month of
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Social Studies - History, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Google Apps
FREE
127
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Morning Work Freebie for 4th graders is a sample of ten days plus keys, taken from my comprehensive year-long unit which includes both print and digital (Google Slides™ for Google Classroom™) options. The Morning Work pages selected are a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
FREE
56
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Morning Work Freebie for 3rd graders is a sample of 10 days plus keys, taken from my comprehensive year-long unit which includes both print and digital (Google Slides™ in Google Classroom™) options. The Morning Work pages selected are a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables, Google Apps
FREE
44
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By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Conversational Heart reading passage targets text evidence and is a fun activity for the month of February. The Valentine's Day themed passage will help your students practice finding key information from the text. It Includes:Digital
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
FREE
75
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By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE set of 32 Converting Fractions and Decimals task cards will help your students practice changing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions in equations, tables, and word problems. This resource makes a great math center and while it
Subjects:
Fractions, Math Test Prep, Decimals
Grades:
4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
4.NF.C.6
FREE
73
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By The Teacher Next Door
These six informational text structure posters will help you introduce informational text structure types and can serve as a reminder in your classroom. The posters include the name of the text structure type, give an example of that type of text,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Posters
FREE
75
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By The Teacher Next Door
These FREE print and digital (for Google Forms and other platforms) Holly Jolly Homophone Task Cards will help your 3rd - 5th grade students practice identifying holiday-themed homophones. Students get focused practice determining which homophone is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Google Apps
FREE
58
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By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE set of 32 Rounding Whole Numbers task cards will help your third grade students practice rounding up to the hundreds with word problems, number lines, and more! This resource makes a great math center and is Common Core aligned but will
Subjects:
Numbers, Math Test Prep, Place Value
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.1
FREE
75
Digital Download PDF (0.90 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This FREE Character Traits Game for 3rd graders includes a print and digital format and will give your students interactive practice determining character traits using a fun game format. The printable reading game is low prep and the interactive PDF
Subjects:
ELA Test Prep, Literature, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Games, Task Cards, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.3.3
FREE
29
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By The Teacher Next Door
This paired texts freebie in print and digital targets reading comprehension using two different passages, (one fiction and one nonfiction) on the same skywriting themed topic. Each passage has reading comprehension questions and there is also a
Subjects:
Reading, ELA Test Prep, Reading Strategies
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Test Prep, Literacy Center Ideas, Google Apps
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.10, RL.5.2, RL.5.4, RL.5.10, RL.6.2, RL.6.9, RL.6.10, RI.4.3...
FREE
20
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By The Teacher Next Door
With so many school closures, I wanted to provide an easy to plan and easy to use set of reading passages in both print and a paperless (Google Slides™) versions. The reading passages for 3rd - 5th grades target important reading comprehension
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Google Apps
FREE
14
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By The Teacher Next Door
These 12 Brain Breaks come in two versions (print and digital for Google Classroom) and will help your students get the wiggles out for better learning! Each brain break task card includes active movement with games, exercises, and creative movement
Subjects:
Physical Education, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Google Apps
FREE
20
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! My name is Jenn Larson and I have been an elementary teacher for over 20 years and have taught all grades at least once (K - 5), but upper elementary grades are my favorites! Teaching is in my blood as my mother and father were both teachers and one of my brothers works as a professor of history. My daughter is currently in college to become a third-generation teacher! Besides teaching, I am a published author! My first book is called "Perfectly Logical! Challenging Fun Logic Puzzles and Brain Teasers for Smart Kids. My second book is called What it Means to Be a Teacher!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Teaching to the whole child is important to me and while I want my students to do well on standardized tests, and work towards that end, I have never felt that tests were the most important thing that I teach. I believe in motivating kids to become life long learners, while modeling the character traits that they need to grow into happy, well-adjusted adults. I love to add humor to the learning day and try to make even the most dull subject come to life. I truly care about the kids I teach and want them to have the best year possible.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have served as a mentor teacher, training student teachers. I was selected to be a school representative for the Curriculum Council and am currently on the District Common Core Committee. I was awarded the Woman of the Year for 2013 - 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Curriculum/Instruction.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two kids, a son who is married and works in San Diego and a daughter who is a student teacher. I have three rescue cats too!

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