Windup Teacher

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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -attributed to Groucho Marx
 
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These fill-in-the-blank bibliography sheets make citing sources a breeze for your elementary students! This bundle includes 3 versions of a Bibliography Cloze Sheet. #1 The first is a 2-sided Bibliography Cloze Sheet with clip art and plenty of
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Library Skills, Informational Text
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Research, Bibliographies, Printables
$3.00
61 ratings
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This activity sheet is ready to go after you read Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and Ed Martinez. It includes a spot for students to color and explain their favorite part, write 5 words that rhyme with "ring", write the definition of "kneaded",
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
29 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Here are some activity and writing sheets for you to use after reading "The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree" by Gloria Houston. *1* Comprehension Sheet - This asks students to draw their favorite part, answer some questions and write five
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$3.00
34 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Parts of a Book Word Search for elementary school students. Words are vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. No words are backwards.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.25
24 ratings
3.9
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By Windup Teacher
I used these handouts with my 3rd graders in the Media Center and it helped make them independent and left me open to circulate more during class. Students make their video in front of the green screen using the regular video app on the iPad.
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Instructional Technology, Library Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Handouts, Cooperative Learning, Task Cards
$1.50
15 ratings
3.9
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Here is an 8.5" x 11" activity sheet for the Caldecott Medal. AND a 8.5" x 14" legal sized Poster Activity for the Caldecott Medal. They vary slightly since there was more room for items on the larger version. Some of the things these ask the
Subjects:
Reading, Graphic Arts, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
25 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Here are 3 activity sheets to print and use after you've read Auntie Claus, by Elise Primavera, to your students. 1. Comprehension Sheet - This sheet asks students to draw and write about their favorite part and answer some questions related to
Subjects:
Literature, Reading Strategies, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
9 Just Right Book reproducible activities and bookmarks. Activity #1: Identify an easy, hard, and Just Right book. Activity #2: A writing assignment that asks them to justify WHY a book is Just Right for them. Activity #3: Activity Sheet for
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
24 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Here are some activity sheets to print and use after you've read Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, by Pat Miller, to your students. 1. Comprehension Sheet - This sheet asks students to draw and write about their favorite part, list five
Subjects:
Literature, Writing, The New Year
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.75
28 ratings
3.9
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By Windup Teacher
This activity has been tested and used in my elementary school Media Center for years. Students LOVE it! This file has TWO complete Call Number Scavenger Hunts for your library. Each game has two jokes that the students will find the answers to,
Subjects:
Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$4.00
21 ratings
4.0
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Help your students Create an Invention with this 8.5" x 14" legal-sized activity sheet! It walks your students through the Engineering Design Process step-by-step. Included in this packet: 1. Design an Invention Poster Activity Sheet (8.5" x
Subjects:
Other (Science), Instructional Technology, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Projects, Cooperative Learning, Science Centers
$2.25
28 ratings
4.0
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What better way to study book care than to make your own class book about it? Use these reproducibles to excite your students into writing about how to care for books. Bind the book together, put a barcode label on it and let them check it out
Subjects:
Reading, Library Skills, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.00
17 ratings
3.9
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By Windup Teacher
Here are 2 Activity Sheets to use after reading 'Twas the Night Before THANKSGIVING. Print & Go! Activity Sheet #1 asks them to draw their favorite part, identify words that rhyme with hay, define the word feasted, and answer some
Subjects:
Reading, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
19 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
This is a FUN way for your students to review finding call numbers in your library! There are 3 sets of Scavenger Hunt Task Cards to cover the Easy, Fiction and Nonfiction areas of your library. Each set has 12 task cards to find, so there are 36
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Library Skills
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$4.50
18 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Here are 2 Activity Sheets to use after reading The Polar Express. Simply Print &Go! The first page asks students to draw their favorite part, identify words that rhyme with train, define the word "rustle", and answer some questions. The
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Printables
$1.50
20 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Get 3 Word Searches in this bundle and differentiate for the levels of students in your classroom. This pack includes 3 levels of word searches to go along with the book "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. All come in Full Color as well as
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$2.00
17 ratings
4.0
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The Class Book is a great way to reinforce rhyming words. Use it after reading Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas. Makes a great Writing Center! The Comprehension and Skills Activity Sheet goes with the book "Rhyming Dust Bunnies" by Jan Thomas.
Subjects:
Reading, Spelling, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Printables
$2.25
24 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
Easy Community Helpers Word Search. Words horizontal and vertical only in an all lowercase puzzle. Comes in Full Color for those that like to laminate and reuse. Also in B&W reproducible.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.25
14 ratings
4.0
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By Windup Teacher
I have used Stop Motion animation with my Kindergarten and 1st graders over the past few years in the Media Center. In this 15 page presentation, you will find step-by-step directions on how to teach your students how to use an iPad and the
Subjects:
Computer Science - Technology, Literature, Problem Solving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Projects, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
9 ratings
3.9
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By Windup Teacher
Writing doesn't have to be boring! Get this pack of Mother's Day writing papers for your students to choose from. This Writing Paper Pack for elementary students includes: 2 Heart writing sheets - one with lines, one without 7 Acrostic pages with
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching since 1993. I have degrees and teaching experience in Special Education, Elementary Education, and Library Science.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to model and then let children do it for themselves!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Nationally Board Certified Teacher 2003, renewed 2013.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's Elementary Education Master's in Specific Learning Disabilities Master's Library Science

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As an elementary Media Specialist I love helping students get hooked on reading and technology!

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