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By the think tank
Need a colorful way to display ZOOM Video Meeting rules? Well, this Google Slides™ resource includes four different color backgrounds, two different titles (Zoom & video), and four editable video rules slides. Just choose your slide and print!
Subjects:
Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Internet Activities, Google Apps
$1.75
15
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By the think tank
Want students to learn firsthand about measuring in centimeters and meters? This Common Core aligned resource does just that! Students use the meter stick printable to make an actual meter stick and use it to measure objects around the classroom.
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3
$2.75
66
Digital Download PDF (7.03 MB)
By the think tank
This TpT NEWSLETTER FEATURED resource gives students the opportunity to learn about contributions that people of color have made to American history. It features a cross section of African American men and women with different professions and
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Black History Month, Informational Text
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$4.00
25
Digital Download PDF (18.50 MB)
By the think tank
This reading comprehension resource helps students delve into the accomplishments of four African American women who worked for NASA (including Katherine Johnson). The picture book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly highlights the contributions
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, W.2.2, W.3.2
$4.50
30
Digital Download PDF (30.80 MB)
By the think tank
Virtual field trips are a great way for students to see the world without leaving a classroom or living room! This digital field trip reflection gives students the opportunity to capture what they learn, like, and wonder while exploring a plethora
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, For Parents, Google Apps
$2.00
18
Digital Download PDF (18.17 MB)
By the think tank
This Common Core aligned activity is an engaging way for students to practice counting money by figuring out how much money their names are worth. After they figure out how much their names are worth, students often ask for extra handouts to figure
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
CCSS:
2.MD.C.8
$2.50
40
Digital Download PDF (37.25 MB)
By the think tank
This close reading comprehension resource includes a reading passage that will teach students why ants are so amazing and build reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills. This printable resource is great to use in the classroom or as an
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
CCSS:
2.OA.A.1, MP4, MP5, RI.2.1, RI.2.4, RI.2.6, RI.2.7, RI.3.1, RI.3.7, W.2.2, W.3.2...
$3.00
41
Digital Download PDF (22.82 MB)
By the think tank
This mouth-watering opinion writing assignment provides students with a hands-on activity (eating Oreo cookies) to practice sequencing using a comic strip as a graphic organizer. It reinforces how to write a strong paragraph using details that give
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.1, W.1.7, W.2.1, W.2.5, W.3.5, W.3.1d, W.3.2a, W.3.2b, W.3.2d, W.3.3c, W.3.3d
$2.75
39
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By the think tank
These Common Core aligned printables allow students to have hands-on measuring experiences while learning about inches, feet and yards. First, they will use card stock strips and the make-a-yard stick handout to make a yard stick. Last, they use the
Subjects:
Math, Measurement
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3
$2.75
21
Digital Download PDF (6.72 MB)
By the think tank
This plane shapes geometry scavenger hunt allows students to recognize that geometry is all around them. They just have to open their “eyes” to see that lots of everyday objects are made up of plane shapes. A tissue box can be made up of a square or
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Math Centers
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$2.50
19
Digital Download PDF (31.70 MB)
By the think tank
This Common Core aligned activity is an engaging way to teach or review the concept of doubles facts to primary learners. It allows students to be creative while reinforcing a strategy that helps build number sense and fact fluency. READING
Subjects:
Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations
Grades:
1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
1.OA.C.6, 1.OA.D.7, 2.OA.B.2
$2.50
30
Digital Download PDF (11.42 MB)
By the think tank
Studying fossils and dinosaurs help us to learn about the past. This S.T.E.M. activity gives students the understanding that Earth really has existed for millions of years! This activity is very hands-on for students and requires a little time and
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
$3.00
27
Digital Download PDF (6.10 MB)
By the think tank
This STEAM project will keep students engaged in learning and demonstrating their knowledge of the parts of a plant. By having students use recycled materials from home, they use flexible thinking and creative problem solving skills in science to
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Earth Day
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.75
19
Digital Download PDF (18.39 MB)
By the think tank
This activity is perfect to do in class or at home. It will keep students engaged in learning and demonstrating what they know about simple fractions. Students will practice representing fractions as parts of a whole. They will make a real life
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.3
$2.50
22
Digital Download PDF (22.91 MB)
By the think tank
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year for students to reflect on being thankful. They will utilize the writing process to write a well-organized paragraph about people, things and moments that they are thankful for. Students will also use
Subjects:
Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.2, W.2.5, W.3.2, W.3.5, W.3.1d, W.3.2a, W.3.2d, W.3.3d
$2.75
16
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By the think tank
This geometric solids scavenger hunt allows students to recognize that geometry is all around them. They just have to open their “eyes” to see that lots of everyday objects are made up of geometric solids. This resource also includes four Google
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Math Centers, For Parents, Google Apps
CCSS:
1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$3.00
17
Digital Download ZIP (69.82 MB)
By the think tank
This is a collection of activities to engage students in learning about the Pilgrims and Native Americans (Wampanoag) during the first Thanksgiving in 1621. Students also make connections between the first Thanksgiving and how Thanksgiving is
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.3, RI.3.9, W.2.2, W.3.2, W.3.1a, W.3.1b
$2.75
15
Digital Download PDF (15.03 MB)
By the think tank
Virtual field trips are a great way for students to see the world without leaving a classroom or living room! This field trip reflection gives students the opportunity to capture what they learn, like, and wonder while exploring a plethora of places
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Writing
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables
$1.50
2
Digital Download PDF (37.90 MB)
By the think tank
Need a quick photo prop for school, home or a community project? These Hello Speech Bubbles in over 20 different languages are ready to print and fun to use. Laminate, attach a wooden stick and watch the smiles begin. Great for photo booth props,
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cultural Activities
$2.75
13
Digital Download PDF (17.58 MB)
By the think tank
This reading comprehension resource takes a look at the contributions of five African American inventors and how their innovations are still an integral part of our daily lives today. It includes five biography reading passages and comprehension
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Black History Month
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Handouts, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.4.1, RI.5.1, W.2.1, W.3.1, W.4.1
$4.00
7
Digital Download PDF (15.25 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for twelve years. I love helping to shape the thinking and learning of children!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Students should learn in an environment that encourages creative thinking, collaboration and perseverance. As a result, I try to facilitate learning not dictate learning. I expect students to do their best and don't accept anything less.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Over the last few years, I have supported efforts build student and staff awareness around environmental issues and slowly transform our school into a green school. Recently, I was awarded a grant to create a garden and an outside classroom.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

In the beginning, I dreamed of being an artist but soon realized that I also had a passion for the history of art. As a result, I earned a B.A. in Art History at the University of Maryland. After graduating, I interned at AVAM (American Visionary Arts Museum) and realized that I loved teaching kids in a creative way and exposing them to art. I decided to become a teacher. I also have a M.A. in Education from Grand Canyon University.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Math is one of my favorite subjects to teach. Most students come into math with preconceived notions about their ability. I quickly dispel myths by teaching from an exploration approach where everyone has a voice and an opinion. By the end of the year, most students love math.

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