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What do a skateboard ramp, bike wheel, flagpole, and a crowbar all have in common? They all have simple machines! Use this foldable in interactive science notebooks to teach the six simple machines. After creating the shutterfold students will
Subjects:
Science, Physics, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
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This interactive notebook wheel makes learning the phases of the moon more engaging and meaningful. Students draw and label each phase and then create a wheel cover to see the moon wax and wane. A great way for students to test themselves on each
Subjects:
Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
329 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Lapbooks are a great way to make learning interactive, engaging, and meaningful. They aren't just for homeschoolers, my students love putting these together to show off their learning. Tons of knowledge can fit into these compact books. With this
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Reading, U.S. History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$5.00
294 ratings
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“Hound Dog True” is the story of soon-to-be fifth grader Mattie Breen. Mattie and her mother move a lot; the two have just moved in with Mattie’s uncle. Uncle Potluck is a custodian at the local elementary school and Mattie helps him with custodial
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Writing-Essays
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Novel Study, Printables
CCSS:
RL.5.1, RL.5.2, RL.5.3, RL.5.4, RF.5.4a, RF.5.4c, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.2b, W.5.2d, W.5.2e...
$8.00
222 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
I wanted to keep my students extra motivated everyday of state testing, but I didn't want to load them up with junk food. I came up with these fun treat labels to add to glow stick bracelets, fruit snacks, bananas, and oranges. *UPDATE* Just added
Subjects:
Test Preparation
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$2.00
184 ratings
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Calendar Math is a great way for students to complete daily spiral review. There is no need to create numbers for the problems because students will be using the date and the day in school. This simple two-sided printable can be used for the first
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
207 ratings
3.9
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Need a fun and engaging way for students to practice math operation vocabulary and key words? You've come to the right place! This product contains math operation boards for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, cut-apart page of
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Word Problems
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Cooperative Learning, Posters
$4.00
150 ratings
4.0
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This is a simple yet fun game to help students practice comparing integers, especially those pesky negative numbers. Each pair of students receives 40 integer cards that include numbers from -26 to 25 (mostly negative numbers). Students try to win
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
94 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
A fun, quick game to practice matching and sorting polygons that includes: * right triangle * equilateral triangle * obtuse triangle * acute triangle * isosceles triangle * scalene triangle * parallelogram * pentagon * hexagon * octagon * rhombus *
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Games, Math Centers
$1.75
105 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Every educator knows how vital it is for students to be reading daily. Daily reading boosts fluency, builds vocabulary, and increases comprehension. Good readers think about what they read and the Read and Respond Daily Journal allows students to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Other, Homework, Rubrics
$3.00
121 ratings
3.9
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Off Limits is a fun, fast-paced game in which students must try to describe words to their teammates without using the word, or words on the card (compare to Taboo). I developed this game because I wanted my students to work on language skills. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
91 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Lapbooks are a great way to make learning interactive, engaging, and meaningful. They aren't just for homeschoolers, my students love putting these together to show off their learning. Tons of knowledge can fit into these compact books. With this
Subjects:
U.S. History, European History, World History
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Research, Projects, Activities
$5.00
72 ratings
4.0
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This fun wheel of standards includes all 29 Common Core math standards for 6th grade. Display the colorful copy in your classroom and provide each student a copy of the blackline master to keep in their math notebook. When students have mastered a
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
6th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.50
71 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Help students appreciate science by studying scientists who made great contributions in their fields. In this download you will receive a two page biography printable and a list of 35 scientists. Assign each student a scientist to study and use the
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Science, General Science
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Research, Projects, Printables
$2.00
60 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
This fun wheel of standards includes all 28 Common Core math standards for 4th grade. Display the colorful copy in your classroom and provide each student a copy of the blackline master to keep in their math notebook. When students have mastered a
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.50
66 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Digital storytelling is a unique and meaningful activity which incorporates writing and technology. Students will choose a personal hero and honor them by creating a narrated slide show movie about them. Using PhotoStory 3, FREE and simple software
Subjects:
Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$4.00
29 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Calendar Math is a great way for students to complete daily spiral review. There is no need to create numbers for the problems because students will be using the date and the day in school. This simple two-sided printable can be used for the second
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math), Math Test Prep
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Math Centers
$3.00
48 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Help your students track their Accelerated Reader goals with these easy to use forms. Students can make point goals, word count goals, or page count goals and track their progress. Included are 4 quarters, 3 trimesters, 2 semesters, as well as two
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms
$1.50
38 ratings
4.0
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
This fun wheel of standards includes all 28 Common Core math standards for 8th grade. Display the colorful copy in your classroom and provide each student a copy of the blackline master to keep in their math notebook. When students have mastered a
Subjects:
Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
8th, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$1.50
41 ratings
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
All the 5th grade Math and ELA Common Core State Standards are each configured on simple yet stylish poster pages suitable for display. Each set of standards comes in a different color scheme and includes a title page. Don't have a color printer or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
5th
Types:
Other, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
27 ratings
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching upper grades for over 10 years and still loving it!

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my classroom students work collaboratively to complete meaningful and engaging activities and projects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Chandler Unified School District Apple Achievement Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Arizona State University Master's of Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University

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Teaching is something I love deeply and I enjoy trying new things with my students, especially when it comes to technology. My students have created podcasts, websites, videos, and more! I'm looking forward to sharing many of the materials I have created over the years.

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