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Regions of the United States Resource Packet download is full of materials for studying the five major regions of our country. For map work, some of the regions have been subdivided. The packet has the regions divided as follows: Northeast Region ~
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Fraction Review with Magic Squares is a fun way to practice fraction skills in a math center or whole group setting. This packet includes skill practice on - ~naming fractions ~finding equivalent fractions ~changing
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This packet, Coordinate Grid Challenges, features 10 pictures created by connecting the ordered pairs listed. Great for a math center, the challenges vary in difficulty from a simple outline, made with one set of ordered pairs, to pictures which are
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This Coordinate Grid Challenge - 4 Quadrant packet features 10 pictures that are created by connecting ordered pairs that include both positive and negative numbers. Excellent for practicing plotting points, these challenges are made with several
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This download contains puzzles which are perfect for reviewing what your students have learned about United States geography. Each puzzle is on a separate topic - eastern states, western states, cities, landforms, bodies of water, and national
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United States Geography Task Cards is a set of 40 cards that can be used as a learning center, for weekly geography practice, or individually for fast finishers. The cards are divided into 5 categories: 1) Cities, States, Countries (8 task cards
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Math Common Core Review with Magic Squares is a fun, challenging way for students to review and practice Common Core math skills as they work to solve each puzzle. While made with fourth graders in mind, these magic squares can be used in 3rd, 4th,
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Addition Magic Squares is a fun way to review addition facts and practice addition skills. The strategy for each of these 21 puzzles is the same - cut out the 16 small squares and then reassemble them so that the touching sides have a problem and a
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This literature unit is full of language and comprehension activities to use while reading 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. The 173 page packet includes: ~study questions to go with each of the 24 chapters ~study question answer sheets ~8
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This map bundle has a variety of individual maps for all of the 50 states. The download includes: ~50 blank state outline maps ~50 outline maps with city symbols ~50 outline maps with the cities labeled ~50 state map quilt pieces ~a population table
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The Coordinate Geometry - Ordered Pair Challenges packet features 10 new pictures that can be made with a coordinate grid. These challenges are a bit more difficult than the first set (Coordinate Grid Challenges), but they make an excellent math
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The Southwest States Resource Packet download is full of materials for enhancing the study of the states in this region - Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The following resources are included for each of the 4 states: ~1 blank state map
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The Indian in the Cupboard Literature Unit is perfect for small group literature circles, but can also be used if your whole class is reading this classic. The 141 page packet includes: ~ A table of contents ~ Discussion questions for each of the 16
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Math Common Core Review with Magic Squares Level 2 is a cool math game which allows students to review and practice Math Common Core skills as they work to create each Magic Square. The strategy for each puzzle is the same - cut out the 16 mixed-up
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Subtraction Magic Squares is a fun way to practice or review subtraction skills. The squares can be done as a whole group, but are a great learning center activity. This packet includes skill practice on: ~basic facts ~2 digit subtraction
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The State and Region Quilt Patterns download is excellent for use as a project and as an alternative for chapter / unit reviews. The download includes maps for all 50 states plus 8 region maps. The regions are divided as follows - New England,
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Each Multiplication Magic Square provides an interesting challenge as students practice multiplication facts and computation skills. The strategy for each of the 36 puzzles is the same. Cut out the 16 smaller squares and then reassemble them so that
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The Abraham Lincoln picture puzzle creates a bulletin board and an engaging research activity at the same time. Whether you are studying the presidents or need another center activity leading up to Lincoln's birthday, this 26' X 22" puzzle will
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Multiplying and Dividing with Fractions using Magic Squares is a fun way to practice these advanced fraction skills in a math center or as an early finisher activity. This packet includes practice on: ~multiplying fractions by fractions ~multiplying
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The Pacific States Resource Packet download is full of materials for enhancing the study of this region's states - Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. The following resources are included for each of the 5 states: ~1 blank state map
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 38 years of teaching experience in the upper elementary. 10 of those years were in 5th/6th grade settings. The last 28 years have been in a 4th grade self-contained.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love using projects and centers to help students practice and hone skills they have learned in class.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2009 Univerity of Iowa, Belin-Blank Center Educator Honoree (student nominated) 2012 Teacher of the Year nominee for Southeast Iowa (student nominated)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

~1970 Graduate of Waupun High School, Waupun, Wisconsin ~ 1974 Graduate of Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa with majors in Elementary Education and Physical Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa with my wife, Lynn and cat, Oreo. As you can tell from my profile picture, I love to fish.

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