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Early elementary students need to be fluent in adding and subtracting within ten to build a strong foundation for future mathematical thinking. This product includes three activities and three word problems to help students practice making
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Reading aloud cultivates the joy of reading and motivates students to read more. Read alouds also are key to developing vocabulary. This packet helps you teach vocabulary in context using the chapter book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The
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Reinforce students' sight word recognition with this Build a Snowman game that uses all of the Dolch words. There are two different ways to play: compete to build a snowman before the rest of the players or compete to build the most snowmen.
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In my winter fact family packet, I have included three activities that can be used in math centers (tubs) or individually for interventions. The first activity has students created the equations to match the three numbers in the fact family
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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen is one of my favorite read alouds of all time. Outside of the New York Public Library are these massive lion statues. Have you ever thought what would happen if one of those lions actually walked into the library
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This packet of math centers covers a variety of Common Core standards: meaning of the equal sign, adding and subtracting within 20, place value, and counting up to 120. *Specific standards are laid out in the packet in the teacher information. You
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Last Man Standing is a review game that can be played as a whole class or during small group time. The file comes with game directions, possible game question pages divided by grade level, pages for students write answers (individual and
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Using the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, students use the close reading strategy to analyze the poem with teacher support. This resource includes a step-by-step guide to help teachers through the close reading process and provides
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The game of Swingo is bingo with sight words. The game includes multiple bingo cards for each season and all of the dolch and fry words on individual cards. The word lists are color coded for easy clean up after the game. The only thing the
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This is a complete lesson plan to help students learn about nouns. The lesson begins with students watching a free video followed by a noun word sort. Then the teacher models finding nouns in his or her writing with the students doing the same
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This file contains 6 picture writing prompts in two different versions. The first version has background color. These prompts were created with projection in mind. The second version has a white background, which saves ink if you want to print
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This file includes four picture writing prompts centered around St. Patrick's Day. With this download you get two versions of the prompts - one with a colored background (for projection) and one with a white background (to save on ink cost when
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Crafting Sentences is a lesson plan I used in my first grade class to help my students write a complete sentence. The file includes the lesson plan, blank graphic organizers, and completed graphic organizers (for teacher use). The lesson plan
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I Have Who Has is a game that is played as a whole class to review. This game helps students review identifying numbers 0-30. There are two versions - one with beach theme numbers and one with regular font numbers. Common Core
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Students will play this game in groups of two to four. The goal of the game is to collect all the parts of the snowman before the other players by reading the sight words correctly on each card drawn from the pile. The sight words included in this
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Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas is written by Rubin Pingk and is my new favorite holiday book. He is the author/illustrator and the illustrations are similar to graphic novels, which pull many boy readers into the story and are essential to
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a Math Instructional Coach for grades 3-5. I have also coached grades PK-3 in all areas and 4-12 in English/Literacy. Before that I was a 7th-8th grade reading and social studies teacher.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Whatever works for the students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

National Board Certified Teacher

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Masters - Reading Specialist from Harding University, Bachelors - Social Studies Education from University of Central Arkansas

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love my job and I love sharing resources. I have been married for 11 years to a wonderful, loving husband.