The Teacher Next Door

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This page Wax Museum Project will help your students create a biography research report on a famous person. The culminating part of the project is an amazing Wax Museum event, where students dress up as the person they have learned about and stand
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Handouts
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California 4th graders typically do a Mission Project as part of their California social studies learning. This Mission Project is filled with everything you’ll need to help your students create a top quality report and presentation. It includes
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Handouts
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This 49 page state report unit is an organized way to help you guide your students to create meaningful, well researched reports. The unit includes editable students directions, writing pages, an editable rubric, a student example, and more!Included
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, U.S. History, Critical Thinking
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans, Rubrics
$4.00
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This 23 page Explorers Report Project will help you guide your students to create meaningful, well-researched explorer reports. The Explorers Report research process will help your students practice researching, note taking, organizing, and writing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Unit Plans
$4.00
330 ratings
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This Native American Report allows students to use higher level thinking skills to locate important information and create a research report highlighting their new knowledge. This unit includes everything you need to organize the project, including
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Social Studies - History, Native Americans
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Unit Plans
$4.25
260 ratings
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California fourth Graders have traditionally done a California State Report each year. The California Travel Journal is a similar project with a unique spin. Students learn about the state by planning an imaginary trip and creating a travel journal
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Handouts, Rubrics
$4.50
194 ratings
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After reading books or websites about important African Americans, kids select six main events from that person's life to make a timeline, which is created using a website. This activity could be a very simple one to two hour project, or it could be
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Activities, Internet Activities
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This Women's History Month freebie will guide your students through a mini-research process (either on the internet or through biographies) to learn about an important woman in history and her life story. Once the student locates information and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Women's History Month
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Worksheets, Internet Activities
FREE
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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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