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Upper Grades Are Awesome

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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:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
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, For All Subjects, Vocabulary
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$4.00
118
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Fun Stuff
$3.00
369
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
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:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$3.00
317
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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, U.S. History, Reading
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Research, Printables
$5.00
314
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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:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Cooperative Learning, Posters, Activities
$4.00
180
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is a rich tale of Minli, a young Chinese girl, on a journey to bring her family fortune. This set of four reading guide booklets helps students as they journey through this exemplar text. Each reading
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Literature, Reading
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Literature Circles, Novel Study, Printables
$5.00
39
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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, Math Test Prep, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Math Centers, Activities, Games
$1.75
123
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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:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Test Prep, Fun Stuff
$2.00
210
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Games
$2.00
113
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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 first
Subjects:
Math
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.00
223
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Use this graphic organizer to help students plan and organize a personal narrative. Personal Narrative Graphic Organizer by Nasreen Wahid is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Graphic Organizers, Printables
FREE
279
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
UPDATED 11/2015 This was one of my first products and finally received a much needed makeover! Interested in making edits? Now you can with Science Fair Project Planner - EDITABLE version! This science fair project planner is designed for group
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Basic Principles
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Outlines, Printables
FREE
290
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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:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Research
$5.00
76
Digital Download PDF (73.73 MB)
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:
General Science, Science, Writing-Expository
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Research, Printables
$2.00
66
Digital Download PDF (7.73 MB)
By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Let your students creativity rocket into outer space with these Design a Planet Task Cards. These 12 cards will inspire new planets and worlds with this writing and art project. There are 2 task cards per page with either colored backgrounds or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Task Cards, Activities
$3.00
41
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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:
Writing, Graphic Arts, Computer Science - Technology
Grades:
8th, Homeschool, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$4.00
33
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By Upper Grades Are Awesome
Do you assign your students a number to ensure confidentiality or to make paperwork easier? These number circles will come in handy! Print these bold numbers onto cardstock, laminate, attach a magnet or velcro to the back and place on magnetic
Subjects:
Classroom Management
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Clip Art, Fun Stuff, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
39
Digital Download PDF (0.09 MB)
By Upper Grades Are Awesome
You asked for it, and here it is! The Science Fair Project Planner is totally free, but now you can make changes to the text! This product is in Microsoft Power Point and allows you to make changes in the text boxes. No need to download fonts.
Subjects:
General Science, Science, Other (Science)
Grades:
8th, 9th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Projects, Outlines, Printables
$5.00
28
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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, Math Test Prep, Other (Math)
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers, Activities
$3.00
56
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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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