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By The Teacher Next Door
This set of 100 Brain Breaks task cards are filled with over 250 active games, exercises, and creative movement to help your kids regain focus after periods of sitting. These activities are not only fun but beneficial for learning. Studies have
Subjects:
Physical Education, Health, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Games, Task Cards
$6.00
878 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Brain Teasers for Transitions is a set of 40 pages with more than 400 higher level thinking activities that are perfect when you have an extra five to ten minutes, and you'd like an educational but very fun activity for the kids to do. These are
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
615 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Solar System Play is an original script I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students but it may also be used as a space review! It's filled with good scientific information about the sun, moons, planets, and
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.00
439 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
There are 52 different End of the Year Award Certificates in this set, so you’ll be able to find one that is just right for each of your students! The awards come in color and black and white, in two different versions: editable files, so you may
Subjects:
Classroom Management, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Fun Stuff
$5.00
245 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This "I Wanna Be a Rock Star" play is an original one I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students but it is also a great activity during a rocks and minerals science unit. The play is filled with excellent
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.00
299 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
These End of the Year Editable Awards feature 72 different awards, so you’ll be able to find one that is just right for each of your students! This set of student awards comes in color and in black and white with the option to edit names and dates
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), End of Year
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Printables
$5.00
186 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
The Time Capsule: Don’t Open Until High School Graduation Project is a 25 page set filled with everything you need to lead your class through this end of the year activity, including detailed teacher notes. I really love this time capsule, as it’s
Subjects:
English Language Arts, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.50
191 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (2.32 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
The End of the Year Animal Editable Awards feature 40 different awards, so you’ll be able to find one that is just right for each of your students! Each award comes in color or black and white with editable files, so you can type in student names,
Subjects:
Classroom Management, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Handouts, Classroom Forms
$5.00
120 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Weather Play is an original one that I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students but it may also be used as part of a weather unit in science. Not only does it contain excellent science information about the
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$4.00
169 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This 95 page ocean themed packet of resources is full of fun learning experiences that are perfect for the end of the year, for summer school, or for enrichment programs. There are enough materials here to spend a whole week doing reading, writing,
Subjects:
For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Fun Stuff
$8.00
90 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This memory book is intended to provide your students with a special keepsake of memories from this year. It is a great activity to do at the end of the year and can be used during transitions, at centers, or simply as part of the school day. I know
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
5th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
76 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This Memory Book for 4th Graders is intended to provide your students with a special keepsake of memories from this year. It is a great activity to do during the last week or two of school and can be used during transitions, at centers, or simply
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
67 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This memory book is intended to provide your students with a special keepsake of memories from this year. It is a great activity to do during the last week or two of school and can be used during transitions, for rotations, or simply as part of the
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
6th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
46 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.96 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This memory book is intended to provide your students with a special keepsake of memories from this year. It is a great activity to do during the last week or two of school and can be used during transitions, at centers, or simply as part of the
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
36 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.99 MB)
By The Teacher Next Door
This Reader's Theater Science Bundle includes three original plays: I Wanna be a Rock Star (Rocks and Minerals), Weather, and the Solar System. Each script has enough parts (30) for the whole class and is great to use as part of a science unit, for
Subjects:
Reading, Science, Drama
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Scripts
$12.00
$9.00
33 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By The Teacher Next Door
This end of the year memory book for 2nd graders is intended to provide your students with a special keepsake of memories from this year. It is a great activity to do during the last week or two of school and can be used during transitions, at
Subjects:
Writing, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables
$5.00
27 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This set includes 52 different End of the Year Award Certificates (in color and black and white), so you’ll be able to find one that is just right for each of your students! Both the color and the black and white student awards come in two different
Subjects:
For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Fun Stuff
$5.00
12 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
Transform your classroom with this Modern Black and White classroom decor set! The 408 page pack has almost completely editable text (except the Alphabet Print and Cursive Posters), and includes PowerPoint slides of classroom decor elements, most
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, For All Subjects
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$20.00
$12.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By The Teacher Next Door
This End of the Year Activities Bundle contains 18 unique activities that are motivating for students but low or no prep for busy teachers during this hectic time of the year! Each activity is truly engaging and is designed to keep your students
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$12.00
$8.00
20 ratings
4.0
Bundle
By The Teacher Next Door
The End of the Year Activities packet is a 47 page set filled 9 activities that are perfect for busy teachers but are lots of fun for students. Each activity is engaging and interactive and will keep your students busy and happy, while providing
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Holidays/Seasonal, End of Year
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$6.00
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.86 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 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 still in college, working to become a teacher! I have three rescue cats too!

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