The Think Aloud Cloud

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These seasonal friendly letter templates are scaffolded in order to help the students remember all of the parts of a friendly letter. Also, the lines are shortened in places so that the students can see the spatial aspects of the form of a letter.
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Do you need “jazzed up” Fall writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Fall writing paper... ~ No specific craft ~ 3 Pages of Teacher Tips of how I use these papers. I would imagine that if you already have a Fall craft that you do
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Do you need “jazzed up” Winter writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” Winter writing paper... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper I would imagine that if you already have a Winter craft that you do every year or a craft
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Students LOVE “The Cool Bear Hunt” song! So…why not connect it with map skills and writing? *Please note ~ This is ONLY a supplemental map activity. It works well with a full map unit. It has more writing resources than map resources. As a matter
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Need a fun craft for the beginning of the year? This camera holds "snapshots" of the summer that your students can use to share their memories of the summer with their new classmates as well as with their families. What a great icebreaker! May 2017
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Thanksgiving ~ Post a Selfie! and Tell About Your Day {Craftivity} **NOTE: This resource is included in a money-saving bundle HERE.*** Do your students have LOTS of energy after the Thanksgiving Break as they tell all of their stories with great
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This creative writing craft and activity is perfect for AFTER Spring Break extravaganzas. Harness the energy of your kids after the break as they tell all of their stories with great excitement! "Selfies" are all the rage. Some say that is a form
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Do you need “jazzed up” snowman writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = snowman writing paper... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper As a response to a request, I am selling the kindergarten and first grade style of paper in this set.
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The Eagle Cam ~ Our Window to Their World! ~ Writing Activities ~ Have you tuned in to the Eagle Cam at Berry College? The Eagle Cam is “all the buzz” in Georgia and also in DC. Therefore I put together some pages for a book of observations and
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Want some grammar practice activities that might even be fun on an “Indoor Recess” day when the weather outside is frightful? This set may be for you! Possessive noun snowball crafts will provide your students with even more meaningful fun! They
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The BUNDLE... The BUNDLE ~ Pile on the Winter Fun! {Snowman and snowball crafts with a literacy twist!} Need a fun craft with grammar lessons as well as writing activities for the month of January? When the weather outside is frightful and “indoor
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Do you need your students to practice the in's and out's of friendly letter writing? This set of seasonal "letter writing" paper may spark your students' interest in March. Have your students write letters to their friends or former teachers to say
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These charts are perfect for students who need scaffolding when writing number words. Please see the photos above to see suggestions for use. {Note: These are the same charts that are in the Write It 3 Ways in 3 Days resources. However this set
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Quick notes. Easy to do. Low toner requirement. Kids love them! If a picture is worth a thousand words, then clip art is worth (at least) a hundred words! So... I added clip art to the usual notes home about "this and that" in hopes that my
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Back to School - "All About Me" Activity that allows the students to see and hear other students' favorites in an "up close" way. Talk about Close Reading!! Need a crafty way to display your kids' hand-drawn favorites at the beginning of school?
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Want an adjective activity that is indescribably fun? This set may be for you! Students will use their freshly made snowman craft to help them list adjectives for each snowman part and snowman accessory. They can also refer to the snowman craft to
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** Updated 3-16-2015 - File doubled in size. Now each design has the formal handwriting lines as an option. Please redownload. Do you need “jazzed up” St. Patrick's Day writing paper, but not the craft? Unplugged = “Jazzed Up” March writing
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Jazzed Up” Valentine’s Day writing paper {Set 2}... ~ No Craft ~ No Lesson ~ Just writing paper This is the Valentine’s Day {Set 2} of the second and third grade style of paper. There are 15 writing papers which include 3 designs with 5 writing
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These organizers and writing resources will help your students think through what they might do if they found a pot of GOLD! What luck! What is inside: (The first 3 pages use the words first, then, next, and finally} * A Transitional Words poster
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These seasonal friendly letter templates are scaffolded in order to help the students remember all of the parts of a friendly letter. Also, the lines are shortened in places so that the students can see the spatial aspects of the form of a letter.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 15 years in various elementary grades. Now I teach second grade and I love those little buddies. Originally, I believed that I was the quintessential kindergarten teacher because I enjoy that age group, the curriculum, and the fact that they love to sing. However, as time moved on, I taught different grades due to various circumstances and discovered that I love second grade! They still like to sing with me as did the fourth and fifth graders, believe it or not. This is good news, because I can't make it through the day without singing.

MY TEACHING STYLE

You know how you get a song stuck in your head? My goal is to sing and chant skills, strategies, and content so that the kids smile while they are learning, accidentally sing the songs at home, and, eventually, have the songs “stuck in their heads.” After all, we want them to retain all that they have learned.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Believe it or not...The Stevie B's Favorite Teacher Award! The restaurant asked the students of the surrounding schools to come in and vote for their favorite teacher, so that each school would have a recipient of PIZZA FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR! I am SO glad that a former student was cheering for me and decided to campaign for me. Also, it did not hurt that all of those students like pizza as much as I do!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Early Childhood Education (P-5) ESOL Endorsement

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