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This complete set of 37 gorgeous full-screen photos of California's 4 regions is the perfect supplement for teaching visual vocabulary and California geography! Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these photos enhance student
Subjects:
Geography, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Other
$6.00
81
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Students learn the meaning of the symbols on The Great Seal of California, then apply their knowledge to create a Great Seal of their own school! Developed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this lesson is the perfect complement to teaching about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository, Visual Arts
Grades:
4th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Projects, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
W.4.2, W.4.4
$1.50
83
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Student-authored books convey their knowledge of the California regions, using the rhythmic writing pattern from The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this product includes a graphic organizer to take
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Graphic Organizers, Assessment, Research
$3.00
110
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Key facts about each of the four California regions is accessible for fourth grade students in these California Regions Info Cards. Natural features, industries, unique facts, and attractions are highlighted in each region. Photographs enhance
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Projects, Homeschool Curricula, Study Guides
$3.00
16
Digital Download PDF (111.09 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Pasquala is the perfect novel to use while teaching about the transition from Native American life to the California Missions. Developed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this historical fiction novel unit includes pre-reading activity, projects,
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Writing, Reading
Grades:
4th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Novel Study
CCSS:
RL.4.1, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RF.4.4a, W.4.4
$4.50
31
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
This comprehensive unit on California Missions includes background information with note taking, complete mission report packet, differentiated writing activity, review game, and assessment. Designed for all types of learners and levels. Multiple
Subjects:
Literature, Social Studies - History, Informational Text
Grades:
4th
Types:
Projects, Thematic Unit Plans, Novel Study
CCSS:
RI.4.4, RI.4.9, RI.4.10, W.4.2, W.4.4, W.4.7, W.4.8
$9.00
15
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
An interactive, fun game to review geography and California Regions concepts! Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, I Have Who Has promotes active listening and solidifying Social Studies
Subjects:
Geography, Social Studies - History
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Study Guides
$1.00
28
Digital Download PDF (1.64 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
A fast-paced review game for fraction concepts. Students are up and moving as they solve a variety of fraction problems. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, students don't mind practicing with this Scoot
Subjects:
Math, Fractions
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Assessment
CCSS:
4.NF.A.2, 4.NF.B.3, 5.NF.A.1, 5.NF.B.3
$2.80
28
Digital Download PDF (9.16 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Great for reviewing multi-digit multiplication and long division, this scavenger hunt is designed to get students up & moving while practicing! Works well with partners or individually. Scavenger hunt format is self-checking and encourages
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
$2.50
21
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
This complete photo file includes 77 slides: full-screen photos and architectural components of California missions. Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this photo file serves as visual vocabulary and all you need to teach about
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Visual Arts, Vocabulary
Grades:
4th
Types:
Posters, Fun Stuff, Other
$12.00
7
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, this set of gorgeous full-screen photos of landforms is the perfect supplement for teaching visual vocabulary and California geography! Photographed by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these photos
Subjects:
Geography, Science, Earth Sciences
Grades:
2nd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Fun Stuff, Other
$11.00
4
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
A comprehensive hands-on unit to teach about the First Californians. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this unit incorporates the CCSS, reading, research, writing, and art. This unit is differentiated for students needing minimal to maximum
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Social Studies - History, Writing-Expository
Grades:
4th
Types:
Unit Plans, Activities, Research
$3.50
33
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
The descriptive language of Scott O'Dell helps students to visualize the setting in Island of the Blue Dolphins. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, students take notes on geographic land features while reading the novel, then sketch out a map
Subjects:
Geography, Literature, Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Novel Study, Bulletin Board Ideas
CCSS:
RL.4.3, RL.4.7
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
This packet by Tried and True Teaching Tools is a simple, yet powerful teaching tool! Student Learning Portfolios are crucial to students working intrinsically towards learning, versus students working to get a grade. Partnerships with families is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$3.00
12
Digital Download PDF (0.70 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Interactive and kinesthetic way to review Fall math skills for 4th and 5th grades. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, this is the perfect set of task cards to get students up and moving, while reviewing skills such as place value, addition,
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards, Activities
CCSS:
4.NBT.A.1, 4.NBT.A.2, 4.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.A.1, 5.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7
$1.50
9
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
39 beautiful photographs (jpg.) of the four regions of California: coast, desert, Central Valley, and mountains. These California regions photos may be used to create educational products or offered as free educational resources. All images must be
Subjects:
Geography
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers, Fun Stuff, Other
$4.00
3
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Fall Multiplication Task Cards are the perfect review of multi-digit x single-digit problems. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these cards can be used as a SCOOT review or at a math center. The QR codes make for great independent
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Autumn
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards
CCSS:
3.NBT.A.3, 4.NBT.B.5, 5.NBT.B.5
$2.00
10
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By Tried and True Teaching Tools
This Art History packet by Tried and True Teaching Tools is the perfect complement to teaching about specific artists or art time periods. Included in this packet are forms for students to record notes as the teacher shares information from books,
Subjects:
Art History, Visual Arts
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Classroom Forms, Bulletin Board Ideas
FREE
21
Digital Download PDF (1.46 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Strategies for differentiating your instruction and classwork will allow ALL students to succeed and put that spark back into your teaching! This pdf presentation by Tried and True Teaching Tools is a perfect tool for Professional Development, as
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Professional Development, Education
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, GATE, PowerPoint Presentations
$7.00
2
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Tried and True Teaching Tools
Logic is the ability to process information using reasoning, logic, and abstract thinking. Created by Tried and True Teaching Tools, these logic task cards are great to use at a math center, as a partner activity, or modeled in a small
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Task Cards
$2.80
6
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

The past 30 years of teaching have flown by! I started out in primary grades for 10 years, but have been teaching 4th grade for the past 20 years! My schools include a Title 1 school with English Language Learners, a gifted and high ability magnet, and a couple of charter schools. I have also taught multiple subject credential/teaching methods courses at several universities, give workshops throughout the state, as well served as a mentor teacher for most of my teaching career. I have been a National Board Certified Teacher since 1998.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My students know my favorite saying is, "Explain your thinking!" Being able to articulate (orally and in writing) their learning process is crucial for students to grow and develop. I truly believe in hands-on exploration so children can gain a clear understanding of concepts and connections between ideas. My teaching style is to teach the whole child; depth over breadth!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year (2019), Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year (2008), Los Angeles Unified School District Teacher of the Year (2008), Palisades Charter Schools Foundation: Lori Petrick Educators Award (2006), Los Angeles Reading Association Literature Teacher of the Year (1995), Phi Delta Kappa Educator of the Month (1992)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have my BA in English literature from UCLA and my MA in Education from California State University, Northridge.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am married to a wonderful, patient husband; we have 3 fabulous daughters: 24, 23, and 14. My passions outside of teaching include my Bible study group, reading, scrapbooking (yes, I still do that!), yoga, traveling, and spending time with my family & friends!

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