What I Have Learned

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A fun summer craftivity flap book where students reflect and write about all the friends they are going to see this summer, the places they want to visit, and the things they want to do. This is the perfect end-of-the-year craftivity or summer
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Included are 24 reading bookmarks for both comprehension skills and comprehension strategies. These reading comprehension bookmarks will help your students practice all the good reading strategies and skills they've learned all year long. Use these
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A St. Patrick's Day craftivity where students can reflect on the things in their lives that make them lucky. Brainstorm a list of "lucky" things prior to the activity and let students choose four that represent their own lives. Simply color,
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Blending Cards for Short Vowel CVC words include CVC words common for Kindergarten reading. The cards can be used for RtI for first grade. This resource includes 192 VC and CVC words. Purchase the BUNDLE and save $$$. The cards are set up so
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Teach students to set goals with these classroom goal setting lessons. By the end of the unit students will understand what it means to set SMART goals. These five goal setting lessons have a whole group lesson plan as well as small group and
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Students can use this spring flower craftivity to reflect on all the learning they have done over the year. Add this to your repertoire of spring activities! The flower features a center where students can write their name and seven leaves where
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These are reading comprehension posters for both reading skills and reading strategies. These reading comprehension posters will help your students remember all the good strategies and skills they've learned all year long. Use these reading
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Reading Comprehension Graphic Organizers with Language Support or Detachable Reading Bookmark contain 40 different graphic organizers in two different formats for a total of 80 different options. These graphic organizers target specific reading
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This Long Ago and Today Social Studies unit helps students understand how their lives relate to things and events long ago. Students are asked to compare and contrast today and long ago and sequence events. This unit includes a strong home and
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This addition and subtraction word problems unit is a year-long resource for problem solving using story problems by problem type. It is perfect for both first grade and second grade and can be used in kindergarten and third grade classrooms by
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Do your students struggle finding information on famous historical figures for their biography reports? Do you have technology in your classroom that could help students with biography research, but aren't sure how to get all of your students to
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Sight Word Homework - Dolch List is great for weekly sight word practice for your kindergarten, first, and second grade students. I send home one page of the sight words per week with these instructions: Day 1: Read and trace the words Day 2: Cut
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Place Value Number Puzzles are a set of four-piece puzzles that develop students' fluency with place value. Each puzzle has the number form, word form, base-10 blocks and expanded notation. ★ Also available in a BUNDLE with 12 other Number
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Blending Cards for Kindergarten, first and second grade reading. The cards can be used for instruction for kindergarten and first grade and RtI for second grade. Purchasing the BUNDLE saves you 20% off purchasing each set of Blending Cards
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These data notebooks allow students to track data, set goals, create action plans, monitor progress, and reflect on their learning in the classroom. This student goal setting data portfolio includes checklists, arrows, graphs and data reflection
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Each set of Mathematical Practice Cards has two pages of cards, one with the prompt and one with a possible student response (sentence frame). Some prompts & responses are similar, but with more complex questions. Choose the cards that work
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Life Cycle: Informational Article, QR Code Research Page & Fact Sort is a set of 7 informational articles all about animals that undergo a metamorphosis. These articles are full of interesting facts and details that students can use during
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This Goal Setting Craftivity is a great way to start off the new school year to help students set goals, specifically SMART Goals. The craftivity has students set school goals and personal goals and makes a great classroom display for Open House or
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Two-Digit Addition Number Puzzles are a set of four-piece puzzles that develop students' fluency and mental math strategies for two-digit addition. The puzzles are built with four models and strategies: The expression, a number line, base-10
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Cut and Paste Match Activities for most third grade standards. The worksheets contain cut and paste problems as well as written answers. Students are asked to explain their thinking for every standard. The cut and paste component gives students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am an elementary teacher in California. Currently, I second grade and have taught all grades K-5. I have been teaching for 16 years. I taught upper grades, 3-5 early on in my career. While in the classroom, I coached teachers and presented professional development workshops in math and literacy.

I then was out of the classroom doing professional development and instructional coaching for four years, mainly around literacy and working with English learners.

I missed the students! So, I chose to go back into the classroom, but this time, teaching Kindergarten. I used to joke that I was scared of Kindergarteners! I'm no longer scared of them! I taught kinder for three years, move to a 1/2 combo and have taught second grade for the past several years.

Each grade has it's own uniqueness. I have always loved where I was in the moment.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach children how to learn, not just a bunch of isolated skills. I teach each child what he or she needs to meet standards. My goal is to make learning FUN!

I am big on small groups and differentiation. In my imaginary world each child would get just what he needs to take him to the next level and fall in love with learning. In my real world, I do a lot of small group and investigative learning. I love seeing the light bulbs go off and watching students learn to learn.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I am honored to be a part of my students' lives each and every day. I have many special teaching moments that are generally centered around a student overcoming a major challenge in his / her life.

From a fifth grader being pulled out of his home and being put into foster care, then later in the year seeing him shine at science camp. To another fifth grader who's cancer came back from remission while we were at science camp the following year, and having the opportunity to take a couple of her friends to visit her while undergoing treatment at Stanford. There are emotional highs and emotional lows each and every year.

I tend to work in low income schools where I can have a high impact. I love seeing my students overcome and shine despite the challenges in their lives. Teaching is a roller coaster adventure each and every year.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a masters in Educational Leadership and Administration . . . although I've decided that I LOVE creating curriculum more than I like being an administrator. My BA is in literature. I love reading and helping my students fall in love with good books!

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