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By the think tank
Need a quick Hello photo prop for school, home or a community project or bulletin board? These Hello Speech Bubbles in over 35 different languages are ready to print and fun to use. Three editable blank bubble templates are also included to add
Subjects:
Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Cultural Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.50
22
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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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RI.2.1, RI.2.2, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.4.1, W.2.2, W.3.2
$4.50
48
Digital Download PDF (30.80 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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$4.00
39
Digital Download PDF (18.50 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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
CCSS:
3.NF.A.1, 3.NF.A.2, 3.NF.A.3
$2.50
38
Digital Download PDF (22.91 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:
Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Handouts
CCSS:
K.G.A.2, K.G.A.3, 1.G.A.1, 1.G.A.2, 2.G.A.1
$2.50
29
Digital Download PDF (31.70 MB)
By the think tank
This Common Core aligned resource gives students an opportunity to build comprehension skills with seven reading handouts and think like scientists with three science handouts. Also included is a S.T.E.M. activity that allows students to determine
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Science, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, CCRA.L.4
$3.50
18
Digital Download PDF (11.56 MB)
By the think tank
Need a colorful way to display ZOOM Video Meeting rules, norms or expectations? Well, this Google Slides™ resource includes four different color backgrounds, two different titles (Zoom & video), four editable templates in Spanish, and four
Subjects:
Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Google Apps, Internet Activities
$1.75
72
Digital Download PDF (40.90 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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
For Parents, Google Apps, Printables
$2.00
41
Digital Download PDF (18.17 MB)
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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.3
$2.75
68
Digital Download PDF (7.03 MB)
By the think tank
These motivational test-taking coloring pages were designed with older students (upper elementary, middle and high school) in mind! Use these growth mindset pages to give students positive vibes while taking tests. There are seven total pages with
Subjects:
Classroom Community
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$2.75
12
Digital Download PDF (44.72 MB)
By the think tank
Comics strips are a great and fun way for students to use the writing process. Students learn to use illustrations to tell a story. Students organize their learning with illustrations the same way that they would layout a paragraph or story with a
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Arts
Grades:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.1.7, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.8, W.3.2, W.4.2, CCRA.W.2, CCRA.W.5, CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.4, CCRA.L.6...
$4.00
14
Digital Download PDF (14.14 MB)
By the think tank
Passports are a great tool to use in class or for school activities. Choose from two ready to print passports or six editable passports. Included are 20 stamps (in black and white and color) for students to cut and paste on passports. SUGGESTIONS
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
For Parents, Activities, Printables
$3.00
13
Digital Download PPTX (3.26 MB)
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
26
Digital Download ZIP (69.82 MB)
By the think tank
This resource gives students the opportunity to learn about the amazing contributions that some women have made to the world. These coloring pages are a way to celebrate the lives, acknowledge the struggles, and applaud the achievements of 22
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Printables
$4.00
14
Digital Download PDF (13.71 MB)
By the think tank
Walter perseveres until he creates a formula for bubble gum! This Common Core aligned resource gives students an opportunity to build comprehension and critical thinking skills with nine reading strategy handouts and one math connection handout.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.2.3, CCRA.L.4
$3.00
17
Digital Download PDF (12.49 MB)
By the think tank
Looking for an easy, fun and effective way to help your students write a personal narrative? Then… this resource is for you! It is Common Core aligned and follows the writing process using the “small moment” strategy to teach kids how to zero in and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Handouts, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.8, W.3.3, W.3.8
$3.50
8
Digital Download PDF (67.86 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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Printables
$1.50
24
Digital Download PDF (37.90 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:
Homeschool, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.75
24
Digital Download PDF (18.39 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:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Handouts, Printables
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
15
Digital Download PDF (15.25 MB)
By the think tank
Are your students learning about a continent? This Google Slides™ resource helps students organize their continent research in an easy to complete format that can be done at school or at home. By completing this graphic organizer students learn
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History
Grades:
Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Google Apps, Printables
$1.75
36
Digital Download PDF (7.99 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for fourteen 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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